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  World Gold-Making Invitational 2014
April 16th
By GoblinRaset From The Drunken Mogul

So what had happened was, Killerdamage and I were chatting with WowProfitz on his livestream, and Killerdamage made a remark about getting me to come play on his server with him. Now with my hectic life as it is I really don't have much spare time to actually play the game as it is supposed to be played, so I stick mostly to the AH game. Anyways, I told him that if I came over there all I would do was play the AH, then of course he counters with “Good luck, I control most of the AH”. Which of course, them are fightin' words, to a gold-maker, so we ended up talking about a challenge. Of course since we were on a livestream others expressed some interest in joining in on the fun, so we discussed it and decided to open up the contest to anyone who wanted to test there mettle against us. The rules are simple, and can be found below.
The Contest will take place on Mannoroth – Horde (US), Burning Blade – Alliance (EU)

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  Garrisons and Gold Making: What We Know
April 15th
From Phat Lewts' WoW Gold Blog

As you may have heard, Blizzard is planning a 4 part series of blogs on Garrisons Soon™, but we've been getting bits and pieces of information from Blizzard interviews as well as datamined information. Quite honestly I'm kind of disappointed on how Blizzard is blatantly dragging their feet on releasing information, but I guess they have a long time to stretch it out over.

An important thing that we have learned so far is that "Garrisons are tied to every aspect of max-level tradeskills so if you want to advance your tradeskills, you have to build that up in your garrison." I'm going to try and summarize what we know so far, of course related mostly to gold making.

Garrison Levels Everything involved with Garrisons, both buildings and the actual Garrison itself have 3 levels. Level 1 is the base level you receive, and you have to work up to Level 2 and Level 3. The exact mechanics on how you do this for each is not yet established, and I'm not going to speculate on that at this point. Just assume it involves some sort of work/grind/thought.

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  Engineering: Becoming a Gold Making Profession
April 10th
From Phat Lewts' WoW Gold Blog

Including a "this is early alpha and mostly speculation" disclaimer here and now, but I just wanted to focus in on some of the cool changes to engineering I mentioned previously in my post about the items datamined off the Alpha as well as some changes that Blizzard employees Zarhym and Celestalon talked about during their Final Boss Podcast Appearance (link goes to relevant discussion).

Abstract
Engineering has never really been a true "gold making profession". Never in the history of World of Warcraft has someone said "I want to make gold in a productive fashion" and someone suggested "You should definitely get Engineering to rake in the gold". In fact if I made a list of all the crafting professions in order of gold making prowess/priority to get, Engineering would probably be on the bottom of the list. No, you don't get Engineering for gold making, you get it for the cool perks. PvPers and PvEers alike swear by engineering for the awesome on demand burst damage and speed bursts, others enjoy being able to summon Jeeves or a mailbox at the drop of a hat, while others still prefer to use the quirky and entertaining vanity items that sometimes backfire, and the hilarity that ensues.

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  Drunken Musings of Insane Goldmakers #12: Time Travelin’
April 16th
By GoblinRaset From The Drunken Mogul

Over the last couple weeks we have had an influx if “new” news, meaning we already had a good idea of what was coming (at least from a goldmaking standpoint). Though there were some tidbits that caught our attention, so we discuss how some of these changes will affect us in the upcoming expansion, as well as the fun we had for April Fools Day. I also announce the Gold Making Invitational of 2014, that I am running with my good friend @KillerDamage.

Show Notes: Intro

Time in WoW/Goldmaking April Fools Jokes – PhatLewts Ultimate Gold Guide How did it work out? did alot of people fall for the joke?

3,678 viewed the advert, 1,080 clicked the button (added 12 hrs in).

PhatLewts: Resetting markets, spent ~30k on a heroic piece off BMAH, messing with Container prices.

GoblinRaset: 30k up these past few weeks, been taking some time off from wow.

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  Death of the Leveling Gear Markets in Warlords
April 12th
From Phat Lewts' WoW Gold Blog

GoblinRaset and I will be recording an episode of The Drunken Musings Podcast tonight at 7pm EDT. You can watch live at www.twitch.tv/goblinraset and if you have any questions you'd like us to answer on the show, tweet them in or leave them as a comment to this post!

One of the big flipping markets currently is leveling gear. Will the leveling gear market die in Warlords of Draenor with the item squish? This question has been on the minds of everyone involved in these markets since the news of the item squish came out. Based on datamined stat changes, the answer is looking like a resounding yes.

Background
For those of you unfamiliar with the markets, there is BoE leveling gear in the 77-79 and 80-84 brackets that are from an expansion ahead of where you are currently leveling. For example the 77-79 gear has Cataclysm stats for a WotLK leveler. These additional stats make them ideal for leveling, both in increasing output and efficiency, as well as being able to faceroll BGs. Of course there's gold to be had in this market, to read more on the strategy you can check out my old post on it here.

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