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  Happy Birthday WTBGold! / Cold is Going Down
April 18th
By WTBGold From WTBGold

Have two quick announcements for everyone today.

SHOWDOWN First, Cold from Cold's Gold Factory was talking trash earlier on Twitter about how much better he is than me at Hearthstone Less logic. Moar one shot. In his defense, he was totally right, BUT it gives us an opportunity to create a grudge out of nothing and give you guys a show! :-D So, we're going to stream a best-of-5 Hearthstone showdown between his Shaman deck and my Hunter deck on Saturday shortly after 7PM. You can follow us on Twitter (Cold - Reckles) to make sure you make it or just go Subscribe to me on Twitch.tv/WTBGold. Clearly the best class in Hearthstone against a few totems...I wish him luck.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Secondly, it's WTBGold's birthday today! A little over a year ago, I wanted to start sharing my ideas on WoW goldmaking so I asked Jim over at PowerWord:Gold if he had any tips. Turns out he's written a whole post on how to start a blog. Since then WTBGold has spread out into youtube, gained 2000 followers there, and is just about to break the half a million view mark.

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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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  For the Record: March 2014 Glyph Sales
April 17th
From Twitchie Enterprises

March was my last month before my realm was connected, and I still fell just short of the 100k glyph revenue. You know why? I was busy being an awesome warlock.

Stats:

Total Glyph Sales: 97595g

Total Glyphs Sold: 1012

Average Price: 96g44s
Would you look at that average price? It is fantastic so see such a great return, even if my glyph posting schedule fell off towards the end of the month.

In random recollections from last month, Twitchie scored the 'Proven Assailant' title. Thanks to Soco and Jim for pointing me in the right direction when through a series of action bar mishaps, I disenchanted a trinket right before a proving grounds attempt. The item restoration service is wonderful, and my handy darkmoon faire trinket was a great backup.

I also found some great glyph source information in Stede's post Full Set of TSM Group Import Strings for All Glyphs. 444 Glyphs. I'll be using that information to update my database, since Stede has made sure that the glyph source information is definitive (which is tricky for glyphs that can be learned from multiple sources).

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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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