Category Archive: Gold Making and the Economy

Blog URL Change

Just a quick note that I’ve got a new domain for my blog, The old domain should redirect until I figure out what to do with that domain (I’m thinking of splitting the non-WoW posts into a personal blog) but I’d appreciate it everyone updated their blog rolls/links/bookmarks to the new URL. There was …

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20 Days of Gold Making: Day 13–What was You Biggest “Yay” Moment

While I can point to not one but many giant flops or failures in my gold making career, I find it much harder to point to any one “yay” moment. I mentioned back in Day 3 – What Were the First Techniques/Tricks/Tips You Used When Starting Out? that my first real flip was the Belt …

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Gold Making Communities/Resources You Should be Aware Of

As a follow up to the launch of the WoW Gold Making community on Google+, I figured I’d mention some other communities and/or resources I recommend. The Consortium The consortium is a great forum for discussing gold making and asking questions (literally, it is mostly a forum). It also includes #theconsortium on Quakenet. The fine …

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The Penthouse–August 25th, 2013

This week Profitz was unfortunately unable to make it, but special guest Sapu, lead developer of TradeSkillMaster, joined Nev and myself for the hour. Watch the full hangout below. The Penthouse August 25th, 2013 With special guest Sapu, lead developer of TradeSkillMaster Twitter: Site: Eric Dekker Blog: Twitter: G+: Nev …

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World of Warcraft Gold Making Google+ Community

Late last night I launched the WoW Gold Making Google+ Community as a place for those of interested in World of Warcraft’s economic side to congregate on Google+. I hope to turn this community into the Google+ equivalent of /r/WoWEconomy, I don’t want it turned into just a spammy stream of blog posts. But, I …

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Introduction to TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Groups and Operations


[notice]This guide is for the TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Beta which is now opened to the public. When 2.0 is officially released I’ll be posting an updated guide with any changes. This post was made with TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Dev161 [/notice] One of the biggest changes introduced in TradeSkillMaster 2.0 is the new way items are handled in …

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A Look at World of Warcraft Subscription Numbers


As many of you have probably heard by now, when Activision-Blizzard announced it bought itself back from Vivendi they slipped in their latest subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft: 7.7 million subscribers at the end of Q2 2013. I wasn’t initially going to weigh in on it, I mean it’s not exactly within my purview …

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You Could Win a Free Copy of the World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide


I am pleased to announce that my publisher, Packt, is giving away a free copy of my book, the World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide, to two of my readers. Details on how you can win a copy are below. Overview of World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide

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Sneak Peek at TradeSkillMaster 2.0


So, a little while ago Sapu, lead developer of TradeSkillMaster, gave various members of the gold making community (bloggers, podcasters, etc.) early access to a (alpha? beta?) version of TradeSkillMaster 2.0. When TSM 2.0 is ready for release I plan on having a full guide on TradeSkillMaster 2.0 completed, but for now let’s just take …

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Is Blizzard Planning to Move to Free to Play?

Yes, I know I’m a bit late on this, but I’ve been busy this past week, so sue me. “Recently” (putting quotes around that because what’s recent really depends on who you ask), an item was data mined from the PTR that caused a bit of a ruckus among the World of Warcraft community. The …

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