Showing posts with label Enchanting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Enchanting. Show all posts

Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Hunt for Large Brilliant Shards


 I recently acquired the recipe Enchant Chest – Greater Stats and have all my eight alchemists pumping out Essence of Air so I need lots and lots of Large Brilliant Shards. They are around 40-45g each on my realm so I headed over to BRD.





Check on the rare spawn on the way in, and check again every dungeon reset. The spawn time is around 2-4 minutes.



Zone into BRD and use the abandoned mole machine at the entrance.

Shortcut to just past the grim guzzler, then jump down to Lord Incedius.

Kill Fineous Darkvire.

Next up is the vault, then Pyromancer Loregrain. Head over the arena area and move towards General Angerforge.

Then continue as normal to the last boss.

I try to loot everything I kill but will sometimes skip some mobs just to get through the run a little quicker.

Make sure to kill Plugger because he can drop nice transmog item.





 




From a run you can get Transmog items, GEE, Illusion Dust, Dream dust and BRD is a great place to get Black diamonds also. You will get 45-50 LBS per hour, a stack of illusion dust and Runecloth (which I use to turn into more illusion dust using tailoring/disenchanting)


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Monday, 25 June 2012

Making Gold at the end of an expansion: Up 429k in 30 days

30 days in gold making 26th May – 25th June
Flipping 378 weapons and Weapon scrolls
Wowuction + TUJ
Enchanting rods
Pets
Embersilk bags
BOA enchants
Crafted levelling gear

Focus on making gold during the lull, you will find you have less competition and it is a great time to experiment in different markets. Shift focus away from catering to the raiders, focus on those levelling professions and alts.






I realised I might have been pricing my 77-81 greens too low so I raised prices and now fluctuate them between 300g- 380g. I charge more on fri/sat/sun as most of my sales come over the weekend and drop prices to get a few more sales during the week.








I decided this month to go back to a similar transmog pricing strategy I had a few months ago, which basically meant I doubled the price of every transmog item I sold. It’s still too early to tell what impact this has made, I have had a good week but last weekend was super slow. Need more time to assess what impact reverting to old prices has made on sales numbers/ profits.







I’ve started to dabble in pets, recipes and trade mats. I have had consistent success flipping 378 weapons and resetting landslide / windwalk / power torrent scrolls.






Now that I have a substantial pile of gold I can be very aggressive and get into markets and correct them. I did’nt like that nightmare tears were 170g/ea so I reset the market and now they are selling for around 400g.

So basically I flip anything I can get my hands on! 

After Jim had mentioned wowuction in his livestream a few times, I started looking into it. I have to say I think wowuction is an amazing tool. I like to use it in conjuction with TUJ to get greater insight into what is selling and where I can diversify into.


Enchanting rods

I am selling arcanite and adamantaite for the most, but actually eternium is probably best for profits I can pick up ore for 2-3g/ea and sell rod for 130-170g.


Pets

From engineering pets to vendor pets these are flying off the shelves as with any holiday with a pet reward the midsummer fire festival has increased demand for pets. Pets are a great item for making gold while levelling they are very cheap to buy and always sell with demand spikes around holidays.


Embersilk bags

I have been doing a little bit of shuffling and ended up with 2000 hypnotic dust so I make these bags, I find the price peaks at the weekend so I don’t sell at 300g during week but sell lots at 400-450g on weekends.

BOA enchants

15 agi, cloak stealth, 22 int are my best sellers. I don’t have the +4 stats to chest recipe.


Crafted levelling gear

Jim had mentioned on his livestream selling levelling gear but I think he was focused on actual drops not crafted items. This also came up during The Clockworkriot Litecast episode 5, I have been experimenting with a few crafted tailoring / LW items. Some have been very successful and others not so much. I think the trick is to craft items in slots that are not slots that are mass crafted during levelling these professions. Still experimenting so will post more once I have a better idea of the items that sell regularly. Selling something for 500g which cost you 10g to craft is pretty awesome.






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Monday, 9 April 2012

The Hunt for Greater Planar Essence


I have been doing my destroying scans using TSM but I just can’t get enough Greater Planar Essence.
I need them to make Enchant Cloak - Stealth which is used for BOA cloaks. Faid recently did a video on this enchant: WoW Gold Making - Enchant Cloak: Money (Ep 7)

My tips on grinding the Cenarion Rep is to go to The Underbog and set it to heroic difficulty, go ahead and clear the place but log out while still inside the dungeon, come back 25-30mins later and all the trash will have respawned ready for you to clear again You can also run Heroic Slave Pens and Heroic The Steamvault once a day for additional rep and a change of scenery.

So while flying around Nagrand picking up some Primal Air I remembered Gevlon doing a post on farming a Halaa vendor ghostbocis farm , I went over and the same items are still available and they are a great source of Greater Planar Essences. I am going to keep my alt here because the vendor refreshes roughly every thirty minutes.







So I paid a little under 30g to buy all six items.




 I got 12 Greater Planar Essence and 3 Arcane dust.This is a fantastic source of Greater Planar Essences.





   Where do you get your Greater Planar Essence's from?

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Hunt for Illusion Dust




I am working on my stockpile and I want a good amount of enchanting materials.

Take a look at this post by Faid I buy all my Greater Eternals from the vendor

If you disenchant these items you mainly get Greater Eternal Essence(GEE) but will also get some Dream Dust and Large Brilliant Shards. So far I am estimating 0.9 dream dust per disenchant. 

Firstly check your realm! is disenchanting this item profitable? it should be but worth taking a look just in case your realm is weird.

I like to think of this vendor as a source of infinite dream dust. If you can sell every GEE you will be making gold but also have lots of dream dust. Dream dust is averaging around 1g here. I get more than I can sell as dust directly. I craft tailoring item to try and turn this excess dust into items that can be disenchanted into something more useful/profitable. You can also burn through a lot of dream dust crafting enchanted thorium blades, but it is getting increasingly difficult to stock up on cheap thorium and rugged leather.

Star ruby can sometimes be picked up here cheap I’m not sure why but I gobble them up when they fall below 1g.

If a star ruby costs less than 8 Runecloth then I craft Wizardweave turbans. An item that disenchants into Illusion Dust, Greater Eternal Essences and Large Brilliant Shards.

On my realm Runecloth is around 10-12g/stack, 8 Runecloth costs 4g but if I can get the star ruby for 1g it works out cheaper using the turban.

In the mood for farming? Head over to Hellfire Ramparts and get you some Runecloth.
Jim made a really good video One-Pulling Hellfire Ramparts | WoW Gold Making  go check it out now! I also really like this video by FormerRuling Hellfire Ramparts in 1 pull (response)   engineering is useful at last!

Wizardweave turban uses 4 Dream dust compared to the 2 for the robes. I can sell Dream dust at 1g each so 8 Runecloth is still more than the cost of Star Ruby + opportunity cost of the extra dream dust.

4 > 1 + (1+1)
4 > 3

This is something to keep an eye on, if Star Ruby is really high priced, and dream dust is selling for a lot more where you are then go ahead and craft Wizardweave robes.

The point I am trying to get across is think outside the box sometimes and  look at the prices for some items you may not use often. I may only have enough cheap star rubies to craft 20 turbans a week and then may turn round and craft 150 robes. The thing is those turbans have a lower cost per unit than the robes and I want to minimize my cost of crafting, also turbans have a higher disenchant value than robes.

Don’t discount an item for disenchanting just because it takes more materials, it might work out cheaper if you can get those additional materials at a good price.

How is your MoP stockpile coming along?