Category Archive: Economy

Is Stormwind Keep Really Worth 7.6 Billion Gold?

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Disclaimer: I have no experience in Real Estate, and all knowledge on economics has been self-taught. This past Wednesday René Hüftlein on my Twitter directed me to an interesting article on WoW Insider about an article on a Real Estate blog: World of Warcraft’s Stormwind Keep For Sale at the Auction House. This article attempts …

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Report: World of Warcraft Gold Survey 2012

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The results are in for the second annual World of Warcraft Gold Survey. I’d like to open with a personal note to thank everyone who helped make the survey such a success, not only this year but last year as well. When I started the survey last year I never dreamed it would evolve to …

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The Bot Shuffle

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Yesterday on the WoW Gold Blogger Hangout one of our listeners/viewers, Flarbish of Gnomish Gold, picked up on something I said. As I was describing the relationship between bots, gold sellers, players, and goblins like us he noted that it sounds like a shuffle, and I realized, yea, it is pretty much. Specifically I was …

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Google+ Hangout: Recap, Corrections, and Further Speculation

Yesterday (August 19, 2012) I got together with a bunch of fellow bloggers for the third WoW Gold Blogger On Air Hangout. This week besides myself we had: @SexyJedi a.k.a. Brandon of Gold Shields who organized this Hangout and the previous ones @NevAHAddict of Auction House Addict @ssmith091 a.k.a. Cold of Cold’s Gold Factory Gimp …

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Black Market Auction House

I assume by now everyone and their donkey has heard already, but MMO-Champion has revealed information on a new Black Market Auction House. Go ahead and check it out if you haven’t already, I’ll wait here. Read it through? Good. Pretty wicked eh? Some important details about the new Black Market Auction House: Auctions are …

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Report: World of Warcraft Gold Survey

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The results are in from the World of Warcraft Gold Survey, and I’d like to thank all that participated, in all 2,531 usable results were collected! The survey has produced interesting results which I hope can provide insight to the in-game economic condition of the player base, and allow gold theorycrafters to better understand the …

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Where Real World Economics Meet World of Warcraft (and then abruptly crash and burn)

Something I’ve noticed from my time crawling the gold blog-o-sphere is that so many ideas and discussions spawn from correlations people make between the ingame World of Warcraft economy and the economy of the real world. And you can’t blame them, so many theories, principles, tactics etc. from real world economics work perfectly, and sometimes …

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What Kind of a Force Are Goblins in a Server’s Economy?

Those of us who enjoy playing the gold and auction house sub-game in World of Warcraft (lets just keep calling ourselves goblins shall we?) receive all kinds of flak for what we do. The simple act of owning more than 1,000g seems to incite rage amongst some people that throw around claims we’re all gold …

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