Category Archive: Discussion

Racial Profession Bonuses Need to Go


When I was starting out in World of Warcraft one of the reasons I picked Jewelcrafting was due to the profession bonus. My Paladin was a Draenei so he had the racial bonus Gemcutting which gave me a +10 to Jewelcrafting, which I thought was just fantastic. Draenei aren’t the only race to get a …

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Cross Realm Auction Houses?

Earlier today on WoW Insider Anne Stickney asked if we need cross-realm auction house, and it’s an idea that’s been floated around in the last couple of months. The supporters of such a move see it as a way to revive dying servers and their economies. The idea is, much like cross-realm zones, the more …

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Arranging Professions: A Case Study (Part 2)

So it’s been a while since I wrote part one of this arranging professions case study, nearly 6 months in fact. I never ended up acting on any of my plans I had for entering Mists of Pandaria, I went into Mists of Pandaria with no major changes. Recently I mentioned that I had finally …

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Prospecting Rates Updated With Black and White Trillium Ore


My Prospecting Rates page has been updated to include new data on Black and White Trillium Ores. The two Trillium Ores show marked increases in yield of rare gems, with noticeably smaller uncommon gem yields. For those interested, below is the raw data from my prospecting tests. I will update the prospecting tables with more …

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Why Gold Has a Bigger Impact on the Game Than Many Players Think

Whenever the issue of gold is brought up it seems at least one person in the discussion has to have the knee-jerk reaction of “Well it’s not like gold is used for anything. I mean besides repairs and gems/enchants/potions/flasks/etc., what do you need it for?” First of all, that’s a lot of stuff to spend …

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Did Blizzard Balance Gem Colours Properly in Mists of Pandaria?


Back in January of this year I wrote about how the colour arrangements for gems needed an adjustment. Seems the folks at Blizzard must be on the same wavelength because when Mists of Pandaria rolled out I was thrilled to see many more options for using up those pesky gems that just never seem to …

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Updates to The Golden Crusade Shuffler

As of writing the current version of The Golden Crusade Shuffler is V0.2.3 Since I released the shuffler Sunday I’ve made a series of changes, some of them bug fixes, some of them feature requests (and a good deal of bugs introduced when adding the new features). Since release the changes look like this: [Bug …

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Announcing The Golden Crusade Shuffler – A Shuffling Spreadsheet for Mists of Pandaria

As I promised in Is the Shuffle Profitable in Mists of Pandaria? (Spoilers: Yes It Is) I have put together a spreadsheet to help aid players making gold with the shuffle in Mists of Pandaria. You can find the download as well as detailed instructions, features, and revision history on the new page I made …

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Is the Shuffle Profitable Yet in Mists of Pandaria? (Spoilers: Yes It Is)

[notice]The Prospecting Rates page has been updated for all the Mists of Pandaria ore, including Ghost Iron Ore, Kyparite, and Black and White Trillium Ore[/notice] [notice]Want to know more about the Shuffle? Read What Exactly is the Shuffle?[/notice] I’ve read that many players are avoiding the shuffle right now claiming it is in profitable, but …

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Results for Prospecting, Milling, and Disenchanting in Mists of Pandaria


Over the last several days I’ve spent an unfortunate amount of gold buying up ore and herbs and processing it just to gather some usable results for prospecting, milling, and disenchanting. I already stealth updated the Prospecting Rates page with yields from Ghost Iron Ore and Kyparite, and I have now also updated the Milling …

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