Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Day In WoW?

I've had a couple of requests to post exactly what my typical day in WoW is. I hate this sort of thing so I'll be as quick as possible. My main is a horde hunter. My guild has really slowed down in terms of raids & dungeon runs lately and this is what I do while twiddling my thumbs:

When I first start, I log in to my bank alt who is parked in Silvermoon City away from the Org madness. Check mailbox. Maybe do an auctioneer scan.

Log in to my main who is at the horde inn in Dalaran. Immediately check when Wintergrasp will run. Whenever WG is I'll drop everything and run it.

While I'm at the inn I pick up the daily cooking quest.

I go down to the fountain and get the daily fishing quest.

Next I fly to Argent Tournament. Get the Champion dailies and the two Blastbolt Brothers dailies. When 3.2 drops I will also add the Crusader dailies to this.

I find a group for Threat & Citadel and sometimes Taking the Battle to the Enemy. Finish Battle, and do Among the Champions back at the tourney grounds, then turn those four in.

Fly to Dun Niffelem for the Sons of Hodir dailies. I'm already exalted this is just a quick money grab. I also try to make sure I don't finish the dailies without at least 20 Relics of Ulduar to sell on the AH. The Blowing Hodir's Horn and Hot & Cold mobs are good for these.

From there I fly to Grom'arsh Crash-Site for one of the Blastbolt dailies. From there to Dalaran. Port down to do the other Blastbolt daily. Port back up, fly to tourney grounds, turn in Blastbolt dailies, hearth back to Dal.

Depending on the cooking & fishing dailies, they are either worked into that routine if I'm nearby (for instance, I'll do Jack Me Some Lumber while looking for Crystalsong Carrots) or done at the end. I always keep enough Rhino & Chilled Meat on my bank alt for the cooking quests that require it. Once that's done, send all salable mats to my bank alt and start leveling my lowbie priest until the next WG.

More on Money Making
I've also recently made two raids on the market on my server.

As I've mentioned, I have been making a lot of money on Rhino Meat, selling stacks of x4 with a 10g buyout and they go fast when Mustard Dogs is the cooking daily. The key to this play is to buy out a lot of Rhino Meat in the weeks leading up to your attack on the market. I mean a lot. Because after a few weeks of doing this you are going to inflate the cost of Rhino Meat on your server to the point where your stack of x4 for 10g seems fair or nearly a bargain. When peoples' AH scans suddenly tells them the meat is selling for 2.5g each, they get greedy and start putting up x20 stacks for 50-60g. This is why it's important to have a nice stash in reserve. This is a slow burn play, initially if you put up 5 or 10 x4 stacks you may only sell a couple. But even this will help gradually push the price up. And if someone is silly enough to undercut you with a x4 stack, buy it immediately. You'll just repost it for profit.

When I started, stacks of x20 were less than 10g each! I only bought out 100 ahead of time for this test, so the gross yield is only 250g. Considering I spent less than 50g on the 100, it is still over 200g clear profit in a matter of a couple of weeks. I should have bought much more. I'm letting it cool down now so I can try pushing the price up even more in the next round. It's really not a lot of work for a tremendous profit margin.

My other recent assault has been on Mammoth Cutters. I'm always buying them for my hunter, and I've noticed since summer hit there are never very many in the AH on my server (engineers must have plenty of dosh for holidays/vacations!). There have even been multiple days where there have been none for sale. So again I really started stocking up, buying every x1000 stack I saw in the AH. Then, when there was another lull with none posted, I threw a few up for 75g. They sold, because 80s using guns pretty much need them and I'd been buying all the inexpensive ones!

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