Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to tell everyone happy thanksgiving!

I've spent the last few days moving out of my old apartment into a new house, and I don't have internet yet (except on my phone).

I will start posting more when my internet is up and running. Everyone enjoy the time with your family and friends!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Boringestive Buisness Update... EVAR!!!

You may notice, the bank total has gone from 21,000 to 28,000 in the last few days. I’ve also managed to get another 1 ½ bank tabs of inks in that time. How?

The first thing, I’ve noticed a lack of competition lately. Prices have been higher, I’ve been undercut less and don’t have to repost as often.

Secondly, with the addition of my 3rd farmer, and my large stock of inks, my spending on inks has now “normalized” a bit and thus my income/outgo is less spiky between posts.

Finally I’ve made sure that I always have 5 glyphs in stock, rather than 1. I’ve noticed this helps a lot.

So there’s my blog for the day. Be sure to check out the drama between Gevlon and Marco. /popcorn.

New Post Today

New post will be coming later today. Sorry for the delay.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Game Porno Naked Blood Elf Pets?

This is directly a response to Gevlon’s post. You may want to read it first, the link is in the sidebar below to the Greedy Goblin.

He makes the argument that buying a pet for real money is stupid, as it only serves the purpose to show others what you have, or to keep up with the Joneses as it were…

Now I agree with him, spending $10 for a virtual pet is a bit silly and I would never do it.

But then I wondered, what if Blizzard sold naked blood elf pets that got it on when they got close to another blood elf pet? How quickly so many people who would not spend real money for a pet would change their minds…. Think about it for a moment if you will.

Dalaran would be an unsightly porno hub for all the socials, 12 year olds who have their moms credit card number, perverted old men, and about 75% of the rest of the wow population.

Now you can’t argue something like that would be funny, and if you don’t laugh you must have a very strong moral objection to it. But how is this any different from a dancing panda? They are both just pixels moving about on your computer screen. They are both out in virtual public for everyone to see.

My opinion is that more people think cartoon sex is fun, or can make you laugh, than a stupid dancing panda.

In the end, this argument is stupid as there will never be any porno pets in Azeroth, and “fun” is different for each and every player of the game. For me, I’m gona spend my ten bucks on a pizza for dinner.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

FAIL BLOG of DOOM and Death!

Sorry guys I’ve failed at keeping my blog updated the last week or so. I betcha all wished you had some way to reach through the interwebz and strangle me and say "CMILL WRITE ANOTHER FREAKING BLOG!!!" But anyways, on with today's blog...

During the last 5 days, I’ve kept the guild bank at a solid 21k gold… however I’ve bought enough herbs to mill and make inks that ended up filling 1 ½ bank tabs.

Also thanks to this blog, one of my viewers is now one of my farmers… which helps SOOOOOOOOOOO much. The less I have to camp the AH for herbs the more playtime I get, and the more enjoyable this is for me.

I’ve found that if I treat getting to the gold cap as a chore and just do it to get it over with I feel burnt out at it, so I’ve taken a little more relaxed approach and work on things only as I have spare time or want to mess with it..

Sorry for the short blog, that’s all I have for today. Feel free to leave comments or questions below, as well as any topics you may want me to discuss in a future blog.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Printing Gold – Part 2

Today’s post is brought to you by people who eat greasy food when they are typing blogs….

In the last post, I went over Auctioneer, KTQ, Altoholic, Skillet, Postal and MailOpener. Today I’ll cover Keyclone, QA2 and a secret add-on.

Firstly, the most anticipated Keyclone. I want to start off by saying Keyclone IS NOT an add-on. It’s a 3rd party, pay for, application that was designed to send key presses to more than one program at a time. It has many other features besides the key press function however I don’t use these. I use Keyclone for two things mainly:

1) Multiboxing – I have two accounts and when I level my toons together I needed something so I could hit keys on both toons at the same time
2) Milling – On my herbalist account, I set up every key to a milling macro. I then will play on my other account and hit my macro over and over and over – thus milling all of my herbs without cutting into my play time!

Keyclone is not against the TOS for Warcraft as there is no automation involved – you press a key and the program receives the key press – that simple. If you search on you should be able to find where a blue said it was okay.

Next, QA2. This is what I use to post all of my auctions. It’s been debated which is better, QA or Auctioneer for posting, I personally like QA more because it is more user friendly to set up and configure, and it posts much faster. Finally it has a cancel function that cancels only auctions that have been undercut. This is very useful for people who like to post more than once a day.

Finally the surprise add-on! I consider organization my biggest time saver, especially when I have so many add-ons controlling my markets. I use BankStack to automagicly organize all of my bags. You may think “well that’s dumb I don’t need that, what difference could it make?” well let me tell you… When I pull 1000 glyphs out of the mail I have more than my 11 glyph bags with 32 slots can handle. Rather than posting some of the glyphs up, then pulling the rest of my glyphs from my mailbox, I click “auto stack” and boom… all of the glyphs get stacked up and only take up about 10 glyph bags. Saves me time, saves me headaches. VERY, VERY worth it IMO.

Question of the day: What do you find to be your most important or most used add-on and why? Doesn’t have to be gold-making related.

List of add-on downloads not found on
Keyclone –
MailOpener - (thanks Zerotorescue)

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Printing Gold – Part 1

After several requests from my last post, I am going to make a two part series on add-ons and Keyclone that I use to “print my own gold”. This will not be a step by step in how I set things up, however it will break down what I use and its purpose.

Firstly I use Auctioneer. Auctioneer is very, very mediocre in its functionality. For every function that auctioneer has, there is another addon that will do it faster and better, with one acceptation – Snatch. That is the ONLY reason I use Auctioneer. I do a quick scan (if you don’t know what the quick scan function is you need to learn it, it’s a very powerful tool) and hit snatch, and buy up everything I want that is under my predetermined threshold.

Next, the most powerful tool I have, KTQ. I want to give props to Kevmar of “My Auction House Banker” (I'm linked to his blog in the side window) as he wrote this and literally saved hours and hours of work for me. KTQ works with two other add-ons, Skillet and Altoholic, to determine what glyphs you need to create and it queues them up inside of Skillet. You can then go to vendors and click the buy reagents button and you will purchase every item you need to produce all your glyphs.

Finally for today, I use Postal and MailOpener to check my hundreds of mails every day.

Printing Gold – Part 2 will be posted most likely on Thursday and will cover Keyclone, QA2 and what I consider the most important add-on I have (this is going to stay a surprise till then)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gold Ca… I mean, Herb Cap?

The last few days during my push to hit 30,000g, prices suddenly dropped on herbs on the AH AND my farmer suddenly sent me TONS of herbs…. Needless to say it was a perfect storm and when all was said and done I only had 19k gold left and found myself with a full guild bank with nothing but herbs.

I had somewhere around 500 – 700 stacks of herbs… now how the freak am I going to mill all these without dying of boredom?

I fired up KeyClone and macroed my mill macro onto every key on the keyboard. I then loaded up my other wow account and worked on leveling my death knight. He is my new project I’ve been working on for JC and Enchanting.

When all was said and done, I now have 3 bank tabs of inks… not too shabby.

Stay tuned, now that I don’t need to buy much I should break through the 20k wall this week.