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Episode #49: Cooling Down Professionally

28 Feb

Success in WoW = success in life. Ok, maybe not.

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As Mists of Pandaria gets a little long in the tooth, it could be time to focus on small side projects that maybe slipped by the wayside as you were raiding or leveling up. Even though I’m still leveling an army of alts, I’m more focused on my professions and now I make sure that I use every cooldown every day. These cooldowns help me not only make money, but also mounts, vanity items, and high level equipment for my alts. For example, I’m creating Jard’s Peculiar Energy source every day on my Engineer, and I’m only about 10 days away from the Sky Golem mount. I also use my blacksmith to create a balanced trillium ignot so that I can eventually make and either sell or use a 553 ilevel plate armor. My scribe dutifully makes a scroll of wisdom every day, my alchemist formulates living steel for my sky golem mount and belt buckles, and my warlock tailor creates celestial cloth for ilevel 553 armor. I usually buy all my mats on the auction house as time is more valuable to me. Besides, what I make a sell exceeds the cost of the mats, so it’s a win-win.

If professions aren’t your thing, why not try some old-world raids, grab a rare mount or pet, or farm transmog gear for your metro blood elf. Or perhaps, you can simply dance your scantily clad orc on the mailbox for tips. I’M TOO SEXY FOR THIS MAILBOX…..SO SEXY IT HURTS!

Sihx

 

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Patch 4.3 Professions Prep!

7 Oct

Make crazy gold or gear your alts when 4.3 drops!

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Well, after almost a year of doing Epic Diapers, I’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase the domain, epicdiapers.com. Has a nice ring to it, eh?

Patch 4.3 is now live on the PTR, so I wanted to cover some additions to the world of professions to get you better prepared and meet the item level requirements for the new 5 man heroics and the new looking for raid feature.

First of all, chaos orbs will be tradeable in 4.3, meaning you may want to either a) craft a bunch of item level 365 epics NOW with all of your orbs before the price in those craftables drops too far, b) horde those chaos orbs for selling on the AH or c) craft some of the new ilevel 397 gear you or your guildies will be able to make.

Right now, blacksmiths, leatherworkers, and tailors will get all new patters for bracers, boots and legplates, all of them requiring the new essence of destruction, which will replace this tier’s Living Ember. Blacksmiths and leatherworkers will also need chaos orbs, while tailors will need dreamcloth. All three will also get new ilevel 377 PVP patterns.

Enchanters will also be able to shatter their maelstrom crystals to heavenly shards, Scribes can create new ilevel 377 PVP relics, and jewelcrafters will be able to make new ilevel 377 PVP amulets and rings and even some sexy new rhinestone sunglasses!

Oh man, I gotta get me some of these to wear at Blizzcon!! Hit me up on twitter if you’re going!

Wowhead has a great professions prep page for patch 4.3!

And remember, it’s hard to balance the pew pew with the poo poo.

Sihx

Epic Diapers, Segment #3 on “The Instance”

27 May

If you want to listen to segment 3 of “Epic Diapers,” please download episode 231 of “The Instance” at www.theinstance.net or look for “The Instance” on iTunes.

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In this short segment, I continued from last week how you can make lots of gold with your limited time. There are a few addons that I use to make several hundred to several thousand gold a day:

Auctionator: This is a great addon that helps you price your auctions with a 5% undercut and in stacks of your choice. It saves time.

Altoholic: This addon helps me find that item or look up a profession skill across all of my many alts.

ArkInventory: This addon will organize your bags, including your bank bags, into virtual containers that you can set up rules for. I set up my bags to sort soulbound items by item level, BoE items by item level, and all my materials into sections by profession.

www.theunderminejournal.com: This website is fantastic! You can look up the price history for the last two weeks for any item on your server’s auction house. What’s nice about this is that you can also set up email alerts for items that cross a certain threshold. For example, if you want to purchase volatile life under 10 gold, it can email you when it drops below that amount. Or, perhaps you have been stocking up on a certain item that you want to flip for a specific price. Once it rises above that threshold, again you are emailed! It gives you the opportunity to capitalize.

Mobile Auction House: The Underminejournal ties into the mobile auction house. Granted, it’s $3 per month, but for me, it’s worth it. In conjunction with email alerts from the Underminejournal, I can quickly log onto the mobile auction house on my iPhone and post or buy such items. Great money making opportunity enhancer!

Feel free to share your tips on how you make most of your limited time in the World of Warcraft by sending me email at epicdiapers at gmail.com or tweet me up @epicdiapers.

Stay epic, my friends!

Sihx

Mini-cast #2 posted on “The Instance”

23 May

Mini-cast #2 was included in Episode #230 of “The Instance.” You can find that episode’s show notes and link to the podcast at www.theinstance.net.

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In this segment, I briefly talk about how you can make significant amounts of gold in very little time. Just be efficient about it. If you have several professions at or near max, research which item(s) do best on your server and concentrate on those. I have quite a few maxed out professions, so I can zip through several toons every day to make guaranteed gold. I do the following with my professions:

Alchemist: Transmute volatile life to air (about a 100-200% profit margin) every day

Jewelcrafter: Complete the daily (not the elemental goo one!), buy a few stacks of ore for prospecting, cut profitable gems, create rings, chokers, and carnelian spikes and send to my enchanter

Enchanter: DE all green/blue gear sent to him from my alts (including JC crafted items), enchant scrolls with profitable enchants, enchant alts gear

Blacksmith: craft ebonsteel belt buckles, occasional crafting of pvp gear, craft gear for alts

Tailor: make bags if the cloth is cheap enough, craft gear for alts

I send all sellable items to my bank mule and reap the profits. It really doesn’t take that much time. There’s so much more gold I could make, but I just don’t have the time.

However, if you don’t have max level professions, and you are a casual leveler….DON’T BUY ANY GEAR OFF THE AUCTION HOUSE…EVAR! The gear you obtain through questing and dungeon drops is great. Sure, you may have a gap or two to fill, but it won’t be a significant detriment. All of those 5, 10 and 20 gold items that you purchase to last you 3 levels adds up quickly…so don’t do it.

As you quest, be sure to vendor all grey items and try and sell all white/green/blue items on the auction house. Also, your daily cooking and fishing quests are quick and profitable, and the items you fish/create with those two professions can sell quite well. Additionally, make sure you do the holiday quests for the gold rewards.

Next week, I’ll be talking about some of the tools you can use to make all of this more efficient and profitable. Time is money, afterall!

Stay epic, my friends!

Sihx