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World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide

Book Description

A comprehensive guide to making gold in World of Warcraft, including all the latest strategies, tips, and walkthroughs

  • Earn gold to purchase all the luxuries that World of Warcraft has to offer

  • Master the add-ons you need to make gold efficiently

  • Full of examples, detailed breakdowns, and step-by-step instructions

In Detail

World of Warcraft provides an immersive gaming experience with an exciting new world to explore. In this world (of Warcraft), players use gold to improve their characters and buy exciting items such as armor, vanity items, pets, mounts, and so much more. WoW gold not only helps with levelling up, but also helps the player gain respect in the WoW community.

"World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide" will show you the most effective ways to make gold in World of Warcraft. It includes detailed examples and instructions that will set you up to efficiently make plentiful amounts of gold both now and in future expansions.

"World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide" will arm you with all the latest strategies to become a World of Warcraft gold tycoon.

Start by setting up your accounts for optimal gold making and progress through to advanced market techniques. You will learn to maintain thousands of auctions per day, master add-ons to reduce time spent making gold and increase time spent playing, and set yourself up to obtain anything you want in game.

The World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide teaches readers how to go from rags to riches.

Table of Contents

  1. World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide
    1. Table of Contents
    2. World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
      7. Downloading the color images of this book
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Setting Up Your Gold-Making Empire
      1. Setting goals
        1. Why goals help you keep your head in the game
      2. Setting up your main banking character
        1. Choosing your bank alt
          1. Choosing a character name
          2. Choosing your character's operating city
            1. Stormwind
            2. Orgrimmar
            3. Shrine of Two Moons / Shrine of Seven Stars
            4. Shattrath
          3. Choosing a character class
        2. Whether or not to remain anonymous
        3. Setting up your bank alt
          1. Managing bags on your bank alt
            1. Profession-specific bags
          2. Using banks for storage
          3. Storing items in mailboxes
        4. Dealing with hate mail
      3. Picking your first professions
        1. Optimal profession pairing
        2. Profession priority
        3. Leveling alts
        4. Filling empty profession slots
        5. Leveling professions
        6. Secondary professions
      4. A warning against gold-buying and other Terms of Service infractions
        1. Gold-buying
        2. Botting
        3. Item duplication
        4. Scams
      5. Summary
    9. 2. Earning Your First Gold
      1. You need to spend gold to make gold
        1. Reselling vendor pets
          1. Neutral vendors
          2. Pets from in-game events
          3. Faction-specific vendors and pets
            1. Alliance
            2. Horde
        2. Fishing
        3. The Tillers, farming, and Sunsong Ranch
      2. A copper saved is a copper earned
        1. Costs associated with the Auction House
      3. Milking every copper from daily activities
        1. Daily quests
        2. Player versus Player (PvP)
        3. End-game Player versus Environment (PvE)
          1. Raiding
          2. Gold Dragon Killer Points
          3. Dungeons
        4. Leveling
      4. Summary
    10. 3. Exploring Your Major Income Sources
      1. Farming
        1. Gathering
          1. Mining routes
          2. Herbalism routes
        2. Skinning
      2. The concept of manufacturing
        1. The shuffle
        2. Pricing
      3. Summary
    11. 4. Using Your Professions Effectively
      1. Alchemy
        1. Learning new recipes
        2. Potions
        3. Flasks
        4. Elixirs
        5. Transmutes
        6. Masteries
      2. Blacksmithing
        1. Armor
        2. Item enhancements
      3. Enchanting
      4. Engineering
      5. Inscription
        1. Glyphs
        2. Shoulder enchants
        3. Equipment
          1. Trinkets
      6. Jewelcrafting
        1. Gems
      7. Leatherworking
        1. PvP gear
        2. PvE gear
        3. Item enhancements
      8. Tailoring
        1. PvP gear
        2. PvE gear
        3. Item enhancements
      9. Summary
    12. 5. The Tools of the Trade
      1. TradeSkillMaster
        1. Installing the add-on
        2. Starting TradeSkillMaster
        3. Module Options
          1. Auctioning Groups/Options
            1. Add/remove
            2. Overrides
              1. General Settings
              2. Post Settings (Quantity/Duration)
              3. General Price Settings (Undercut/Bid)
              4. Minimum Price Settings (Threshold)
              5. Maximum Price Settings (Fallback)
              6. Advanced Price Settings (Reset Method)
              7. Reset Scan Settings
            3. Management
          2. Shopping Options
          3. Crafting Options
            1. General Settings
            2. Price/Inventory Settings
            3. Queue Settings
          4. Mailing Options
        4. Module Features
          1. Accounting
          2. AuctionDB
          3. Item-Tracker
        5. Crafting Professions
          1. Crafts
          2. Materials
          3. Options
        6. The TSM Auction House tab
      2. The Undermine Journal
        1. The realm page
        2. The item page
        3. The seller page
      3. Summary
    13. 6. Understanding and Profiting from Market Behavior
      1. How gold behaves as a currency
        1. Gold sinks
          1. The Black Market Auction House
          2. Repairs as a gold sink
          3. Auction House cuts as a gold sink
      2. Market cycles
        1. Daily cycles
        2. Weekly cycles
        3. Patch cycles
          1. The patch effect on bot programs
        4. Expansion cycles
        5. Holiday seasons
      3. Supply-and-demand
        1. The relationship between raw goods and finished products
      4. Wealth disparity
      5. Game holidays
      6. Summary
    14. 7. Expanding and Streamlining Your Empire
      1. Time management
        1. Daily routine
        2. Time investments
      2. Inventory
        1. On-hand inventory
        2. Stockpiles
      3. Economy of scale
      4. Cross-faction trading
      5. Server transfers
        1. Profiting from transfers
      6. Summary
    15. 8. The Final Stages of Becoming a World of Warcraft Gold Tycoon
      1. Using multiple accounts
        1. Setting up Altoholic to share information across accounts
        2. Setting up TradeSkillMaster to share ItemTracker data
      2. Obtaining suppliers
      3. Flipping items
        1. Unusual items
      4. Remote Auction House
        1. Buy
        2. Sell
        3. Auctions
        4. Tips
      5. Identifying gold-making opportunities on your own
      6. Other resources at your disposal
        1. Blogs
        2. The Consortium
        3. Gold Capped
        4. Twitter
      7. Summary
    16. Index