First of all, I’d like to thank Cold for inviting me to join the crew here at Goldgrub’s Goblin Academy. For those who don’t know me, my name is Nev & I’ve been blogging about gold making since December 2010 over at AH Addict & I’ve guested/co-hosted on the Power Word:Gold podcast a few times too. I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for almost 2 years now & currently have 4 level 85′s (Ret Paladin, combat Rogue (my PvP girlie), holy/shadow Priest & a dual wield Frost DK), a level 79 arms warrior which is my current levelling toon, a level 70 hunter which I’m levelling with a guildie & a whole host of lower level toons, dotted about multiple servers.
I enjoy playing at the lower levels almost as much as at the top end & I like to challenge myself to make gold with these random toons in different ways. I’m hoping my experience will make itself useful here at Goldgrub’s.
As for my gold making credentials – I’ve always made gold in WoW even from my very first alt. My husband had been playing for a couple of months by the time I caved in & joined him so he showed me where the bank & auction house were as soon as I got to Stormwind. In real life, I’m a part qualified accountant so I suppose it was inevitable that I would spend time making money & playing with the numbers – it’s just what I do!
However, I didn’t start seriously working at gold making until about 1 month before Cataclysm landed when I first found out about gold blogs – I had 25k towards the end of October 2010 & hit 50k just as Cataclysm went live with help from the wonderful resources that so many good gold blogs put out. Most of my gold at this point came from glyphs, flasks & selling random stuff I was picking up whilst questing. I was also running Northrend dungeons regularly & doing the Argent Tournament dailies.
With the knowledge I gained from reading blogs & forums, I powerlevelled Jewelcrafting on my Inscription alt as it seemed the most sensible slot to fill. That was in January 2011 & in February/March, I added an addon called Trade Skill Master (TSM) to my arsenal of gold making weapons – that was a huge turning point for me just because I had been doing my auctions manually. Recently I finally achieved my goal of 1 million gold & for the last 2 weeks, have barely touched my glypher but I dipped my toes back in the water yesterday & I’m happy to report, there’s still gold fever in my veins!