I’ve noticed more than a few blog posts and guildies in game asking how to make gold in World of Warcraft. Since I have a little experience in this, I thought I’d share some of my insight. I’m sure there’s better ways of doing what I’m doing, but here’s what I do regardless :)
First of all, it all begins and ends in Inscription. Glyphs will be your bread and butter, and some of the higher level epic Tomes sell nicely as well. I’m going to base this on having 450 skill in Inscription. If you don’t just grind it out. You’ll probably need some cash to get started. Don’t bother farming the herbs, just buy them on the AH and level up that skill. Once you get to the Northrend herbs, you’ll probably find that the prices of them go down (at least they did for me with Tiger Lily stacks. Your experience may vary). You might even make a small profit while leveling up, provided you make the right glyphs. More on that later.
Next, the addons. You’ll need “Auctioneer” and “Lil’ Sparky‘s Workshop.” The first one is for scanning the AH for glyph prices, material prices, etc. The second is for displaying those prices in the Inscription skill window. This will allow you to determine the material cost of making a glyph, and the AH price that the glyph sells at. I typically will only make glyphs that sell for over 10g each, since the price of making Northrend glyphs is about 5g each.
You will have to spend money to make money. There’s no way around it unless you want to spend hours and hours grinding herbs. For me, it’s not worth it. I spend maybe 30min every two days making and reposting glyphs. You could maybe do better if you spent more time, but I don’t have it, nor do I want to spend that much time doing so. So, I buy the herbs. Here’s the trick tho: 1 stack of Tiger Lily sells for 10g (at least that’s what I’m buying it at). That stack will product 8-12 pigments, which translates into 4-6 inks, which then turn into 4-6 glyphs. Since we’re only making glyphs that sell for more than 10g, that’s 40-60g produced from each stack of herbs, thus 30-50g profit. And that’s ONLY if the glyphs sell for 10g each! There’s some that sell for 15, 20, even 30g or more depending on your server. So, it’s worth it to buy the herbs :)
So, a few more tips. Use the “Post” Screen in Auctioneer. It’s located in the AH screen after you install Auctioneer. Make sure to scan the AH every time you go to post glyphs. I won’t do it for you, and you want to make sure to undercut your competitors. Don’t worry to much about the undercutting you, just repost your glyphs if/when they expire. THEY WILL SELL, just be patient. :) Don’t bother posting your glyphs if they’re selling for less than material cost, just hold on to them and wait for the prices to go up. In my experience, they always will. (You can force them to buy buying some of the lower priced glyphs. Not all of them, just enough for you to make a profit on the ones you buy).
As stated before, I’m sure there’s better ways to do this. This is just my experience, but doing this has allowed me to buy all my flying skills, deck my hunter out all in all the epic gear i have now (click here to see), paid for leveling up my enchanting and tailoring past 400 (buying the mats), as well as all my raid costs (flasks, feasts, repairs, etc). Plus, as of now, I have about 12k in the bank, of which I’m going to buy the Darkmoon Card: Greatness when the price goes down, probably will cost around 5k.
You can do this, just use your head and be patient. You’re not going to get rich over night. It will take time. I’m making anywhere between 400-1500g a day, but it’s taken me awhile to get all the glyph recipes. But you can do it!
Hope that helps someone, enjoy :)
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