Posts Tagged ‘Inscription’


June 8, 2009

Oh man what a weekend. Friday evening started with me refilling all my glyphs. My AH glyph twink with his 4 32 bags is now loaded with glyphs. He can not hold anymore. Therefore, it would be necessary to set up the next twink for selling the other inks.
I stocked from 315 glyphs to 540 by adding up from 2 each up to 5 each, starting with the glyphs worth most. The main glyph players seem to have left or are abstinent. This was pretty good news for me. That way I was able to sell glyphs worth 6.000g this weekend.
I reinvested the money into 13 books of glyph mastery for 210g each. I bought some epics for my mage to make it more attractive for me to hit 80.

Canceling the auctions, getting the mailbox empty (damn 50each limit) and recreating glyphs the up to starting the appraiser function of the Auctioneer takes me 30min at least. The requirement is that all the ink must be available.
And this is my main problem at the moment. I try to buy stacks of herbs for 20g each but those prices are often not available. I really need to have good luck to find a big spot of herbs in the AH. If I find them I usually buy all herbs up to market value.

I may have to change this strategy since I am running out of stocks for some inks and I have to evaluate which prices for premade inks are fine for me. If you follow Gevlon, he states that he buys all of the inks from AH. But on my server nobody is offering inks on or they are sold out faster than I would be able to see them.

I also called my friend to organize further coordinating with out rogue project. Wednesday could be the start for it, but he has already plans for a bike tour and I think about some sport event myself. As usually nothing concrete, which is no problem since we already made clear we don’t want to push it, we want to enjoy it.

My wife an myself started the climbing sport. She is advanced and I am a beginner. With some ninety kilograms I may have some hundred grams to much. Future will tell. It is a fun sport and still thrilling. It is easy to get some meters between the ground and yourself, but safety is given only by the rope and some connectors.


Saturday was the day I finally went to our local game store and bought the “Brettspiel” Dominion. It is a real great strategy board game. If you want to try it out visit You can play many of the new board games there for free. You just have to learn to navigate through the broad content. It looks better than 4 years ago but since it is a browser game it is different than many other games.
Many slash commandos may help you. Try out /help for a complete list of commands. If you find something interesting get more information out of the combination like

/help ghook

It will explain that /help [nameofplayer] will bring you to the room where your friend hopefully already awaits you.
If you are in the same play room both enter /join and one /start.

I may have played the game 7 times on our living room table and another 20times online. After being defeated a lot in the beginning, I am now getting used to the different cards and synergies. For me this is now the best board game on the market. A game can be played in 30min or even faster if everybody know the cards.
Out of maybe 25 Actions cards are taken only 10. This way each game is different than all the games you played before. Have fun.

How I made my first 20k Gold WoW

May 14, 2009

Finally I made it. After 3 years of being poor as the church mice.

How did I finally do it?

I found out by myself that it brings much better money as a startup in collecting things and sell afterwards, because I had absolutely no spare money to max a profession. I mean I did once with my alliance alchemist, but where only able to make some decent profit. All my collected herbs went into leveling my alchemist profession; each product did not sell well.

I always had enough money to buy the repairs and in need could go collect some herbs an made my raid pots.

With my DK running from 58 to 80 I realized that I would like to have a steady income. Even the low level mining ores could be sold for profit. It was insane easy to get the skill up to 250. Thanks to the fast mount and all flight points available. Just some internet research which places to go for farming.
In the 250 range I went to Winterspring. I always loved that area. I needed some extra material from that area to finally being able to provide my jewel crafter with materials for his profession. So reaching 80 I was at least able to have the frost flying skill on a slow mount.
At around that time I came across the page of Gevlon. I read through all is stuff. All his hints and strategies.
So I installed auctioneer and give inscription as profession to my mage. At that time I had no idea how the inscription would work. But this profession gives you money from the start. I think with only 60 skill points you are ready to learn one minor glyph each day. Those glyphs are much rarer than the others.
The algorithm to learn the glyphs take into account what you can produce with your skill. So I started selling immediately for profit several minor glyphs. And stacking more and more herbs. Interestingly, I have now a skill of 430 inscriptions and never picked up a herb myself. I made a profit of 20k something. This was mainly due to the patch that everybody needs a second set of Glyphs for the off speck.
Now with everything cooling down I only make maybe 1-2K a week. The reason is that we have now a lot of more aggressive sellers. They are able to underbid you within 10min. I think they have an add-on for that but at the moment I am only guessing.
Solution for this problem is that you can offer your glyphs directly by undercutting the market in an unofficial way, e.g. I can produce explosive shot, one new glyph out of the book of inscription. I can not sell via AH since someone is monitoring there. Price is between 50-130g.
So I am offering the glyph directly and sell for 40-60g, Still making some nice profit.

For a while I also made a decent profit by producing gems. Some gems can be learned. Some are bop drops from dungeons and some have to be bought from JC daily. So I know that +hit is a very good gem and would be needed a lot. Since the learning is an equivalent to 200g you have to sell some gems with profit to make it worthy.

In the beginning i bought all raw gems for 30-37g could be up to 30 of them. And sell the +hit gems for 50-55g. This way it was not that easy to underbid me. Since at least you have to invest 37-45g for the raw.
Nowadays, the price is down to 20g for raw. And more producers are out. But on occasional days it still works.
With more money coming in you can also think about producing epic necklace or rings. The initial investment is around 6*100g. So you have to sell with profit again.
Here you have the problem that some JC craft those for free if you ask them and have the materials ready.
This is really bad for the economy and I would never do this.

My last and current project is enchanting. Since I can make the scrolls I can put those into the AH also. Let me say even with a tailor in hand this is a very expensive profession in my experience.
And on a side note you can make nice profit in AH as a blacksmith by offering the different rods for the right price. Some have been so much overpriced 350% that I searched an blacksmith myself and tipped him with 10g. So make sure that your rods are in AH always for 24h.
Now the enchanter is 390 and can make useful enchants. It is still very slow, since the material costs are amazingly high and I am still trying only to buy the mats in the 56%-110% range.
At least the scrolls should be selling now.

Outlook: I will try to pick up some more books of glyphs. But it feels more like a Russian roulette at the moment. Some glyphs are driven so ridiculous low that no profit can be made. At the moment I think a good price for a book would be 100g.

With this many professions, I should be able to stabilize my income and make steady progress.

Keep in mind I am only 3 days a week online.


It took me 3 month from 1K gold to 30K.
In this time I leveld my mage from 39 to 65
I stuffed my paladin with lots of Naxx 25 /10 epics

Investment per week maybe 10-15 hours.

Good luck to you all