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The Future and Beyond.

Well guys, it's time for me to part with the blog. Not really. Don't be scared, I'm not going away.

I've been offered a job by Markco to run JMTC, and I've taken up the offer. As of today, December 1st, I am the Content Manager of Just My Two Copper. I'm actually excited about this, it allows me to blog to a bigger and broader audience than I currently do. Don't get me wrong, I love you guys and I'll still be posting here, but just not so often, maybe three or four times a week, as I have been currently. As of today, I will be posting more often at Just My Two Copper, I will be more actively involved there, don't think I'm leaving this blog completely behind, as I won't be.

If any of you bloggers would like to take over here, at The Gnomish Coin, drop me an e-mail at and we can have a chat. Hope to hear from some of you!

See you over at JMTC!

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Enchant Cloak - Stealth - Best BOA Cloak Enchant After Buff

I recently did a post on this enchant not long ago, but I didn't realize that it recently got buffed, and it is now the best BOA enchant to cloaks in the game. Seeing that there are BOA cloaks coming in Cataclysm, I suggest you go grab this enchant ASAP, and start crafting scrolls while the price for the materials are still low.

Now you might be thinking... what's the buff about...? What's so good about it..?

The Buff
Instead of providing ectra stealth, it now provides 8 agility and 8 dodge rating. This has become an excellent enchant for twinks to use on their cloaks. You're selling to any and all Melee DPS classes, Rogues, Warriors, Paladins, Enhancement Shamans, and even hunters. The 8 dodge and agility makes this viable to a lot of classes, so I suspect sales to skyrocket one the BOA cloaks are released in about a week.

I currently sell them for 150-200g per, but with the new BOA cloaks well on their way, I can see the price tag on this item sky rocketing to 3, or even 4 hundred gold. The materials are cheap, so you can yield large profits from this.

If you want to control the market, I suggest buying out all of the Fel Lotus on the auction house, by shorting other players of this  material, they are unable to craft this scroll, and that leaves you alone to control the market.

If you haven't snagged this enchant, go do it NOW, seriously, GO, right now.
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Refer A Friend Oppurtunity!

Recently, Blizzard have lowered the prices for WoW, and it's expansions up to Wrath of The Lich King. It is a special promotion that is going on for Black Friday, basically, Vanilla WoW Costs $5, Burning Crusade Costs $5, and Wrath Of The Lich King  Costs $10. You can have the full game ( right now ), for $20, which is pretty damn cheap, compared to the regular $60-70 you'd normally pay

This is a great oppurtunity to start a refer a friend account, or a second account that can be used for posting/crafting while playing the game. Either way, for $5 it's a steal, I reccomment you snag one. I am currently leveling a warrior, and I went 1-40 in a day, with five hours total played, it's insane how fast it is to level, especially with the refer a friend bonus.

One of the best things about this refer a friend deal, is that you could actually refer a real friend, or you could refer yourself, and if he pays for 1 month of extra subscription, then you get a month free credited. If your friend buys two months of game time, then you also the get X-53 Touring Rocket, the only two man flying mount currently available in the game.

Another great plus, is that if the account is purely bought for posting while you're playing the game on your main, this basically allows you to camp the Auction House 24/7, thus increasing your daily income by insane amounts.

The US Blizzard Store
The EU Blizzard Store

The Bonus's are great, so what are you waiting for? Go buy yourself a copy right NOW, this deal won't last!
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What I did in the first minutes of patch 4.0.3a

Man, what a crazy patch! All of the old world stuff, the new maps, and a couple old things were left in there, Gilneas, new glyphs, ... /cry Ironforge didn't get revamped...

Any who, the first thing I did when I logged in was, look at Ironforge, nothings changed, kind of bummed me out... I really hate Stormwind. After seeing that Ironforge was not changed, I teleported to Dalaran, I instantly went to check Jessica Sellers. It turned out that it was true, she no longer takes in Inks of The Sea for other inks, instead, she now wants Blackfallow Inks, or the cataclysm equivalent. I then talked to the short gnome next to her, and noticed that the technique, Glyph of Quick Decay is now gone. Instead, Glyph of Lash Of Pain is in it's place. I wonder where it went, anyone who had any, should make some decent coin ( check your AH! )

I then went off to Tanaris, and checked if Dirge was selling his recipe. Nope, sadly this little gnome does not want to reveal his secret to the rest of Azeorth. Off to Stormwind I was, I checked out the new city, it was cool, I was still bummed out though, everyone hates Stormwind ( YES, you do ) why would they revamp this cluttered and stupid city? Why not Ironforge? I logged off my main, and went onto my tailor, I posted 20 bags at 9g each, bought all the netherweave cloth under 10g a stack, I did this in order to create a semi-wall effect.

I then hoped onto my alliance scribe, canceled, restocked, and reposted, I camped the AH for about an hour just to make sure that the competition didn't undercut me. By the end of the night, I met my 2k quota that I meet every morning, so in total, today was an excellent glyph day.

What did you do during the first minutes of 4.0.3a?
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Patch 4.0.3a - Were You Prepared?

Man. It's been heck a of week for me

For one I milled thousands upon thousands of stacks of herbs in the last 72 hours. I milled roughly 1700 stacks of herbs. I've been like a chicken with it's head cut off, running wild, trying to get all the information possible into my head, trying to do these last minute things. I managed pretty well, but I wish I would of started earlier.

Now I'm asking myself... was I prepared? Do I have enough? Will it be enough? Did I miss something? Did I remember to do _______ ?

Tracker Snacks - Sell Them Now!

Pilgrims bounty is upon us, and everyone is trying to get their achievements as soon as possible so they can get it over with.

There is one achievement that requires you to kill 40 turkeys in either Elwynn Forest or Durotar, it's really difficult without having a way to track the turkeys, you could make a macro, but most people choose to go buy one or two Tracker Snacks, this allows them to track the turkeys on your map, making this achievement very, very easy.
 There are several BOA enchants out there for Melee DPS, but there is one enchant that cannot be made by enchanters, in fact it's crafted by blacksmiths. Still don't know what I'm talking about?

Many people think that crusader is the best in game enchant for melee DPS, I always beg to differ, as the way I see it, killing stuff faster is more efficient than a proc on hit effect.

Why use your engineer teleports

Many people don't know about these portals, either that or they simply don't make them, which is a shame, really.

For one, they're a great for transportation, even if it has a 4 hour cooldown, they're a great way to navigate around Azeroth and Outlands. Another great thing about these teleports is that all of them teleport you to a place that is relatively close to a vendor that will make you easy gold. Some will make you more than others, but nevertheless, they'll still make you easy gold.

The gold opportunities depend on what type of engineer you are, want to find out what they are...?

Goblin Engineer
Dimensional Ripper - Area 52
This is by far one the best teleports. You're two seconds away from Quiff, The Magical Goblin, who sells a variety of engineering items that can be flipped for huge amounts of profit, especially the Khorium Power Core. You're also not far away from The Stormspire which you can go grab yourself a couple vendor pets that can be flipped for profit.

Dimensional Ripper - Everlook
This isn't a bad teleport, but it doesn't make as much gold as the others. You can snag yourself a couple rare spawn recipes here that can be flipped for good amounts of gold, one of them being the fused wiring schematic. This schematic can sell anywhere from 25-30g on my server. If you don't have the Mechanical Yeti schematic yet, you can start the quest here ( do it before cataclysm! ). The Yeti can make yourself some excellent gold.

Gnomish Engineer
Ultrasafe Transporter: Gadgetzan
This is another excellent teleport. It puts you seconds away from several recipes which can be sold at the auction house for profit. One of the best recipes to pick is the Recipe: Philosopher's Stone. This recipe is an alchemists "choke" point and therefore is needed by 90% of all alchemists, most of then are not willing to venture to Tanaris and will pay anywhere from 25-50g

Ultrasafe Transporter: Toshley's Station
This is also an excellent teleport, but only because it puts you a minute away from Netherstorm, where there are a couple vendors that sell things that can be flipped for nice profits.

So what are you waiting for...? Go use them and snag yourself some easy gold!

Azshara - A gold mine

Many people truly hate Azshara, I on the other hand, love this Zone. There are so many ways to make gold in this zone it's outrageous! From Fishing, to a world dragon, a Zone event and a couple recipes, Azshara itself is a gold mine, it's a shame that it's going to be completely revamped in Cataclysm.

Want to find out what makes this zone so special...?

Hello Fellow Bloggers!

Hello everyone! I've gotten a couple recent e-mails with people telling me to check out their blog, and lately I've been so busy that I read them, and kind of ignore them ( Sorry! ). I will do that no longer! I would like to name a couple new blogs that are looking rather good, and have been added to my blog roll.

Want to know what they are...?

Stockin Up On Inks... Before Cataclysm

Cataclysm is less than three weeks away, and with the coming changes, Jessica Sellers is going to be changed. She will no longer trade in Inks of The Sea for other inks, Come Cataclysm, she will instead be trading Blackfallow Inks, for other inks. Smart people will have Inks already stocked up and traded before Cataclysm hits.

Inscription is going to make you thousands upon thousands of gold, it just depends on how ready you will be for the second "Glyphmas" of Cataclysm...?

Is Dire Maul Being Changed? What Items are going away?

Dire Maul, Oh Dire Maul, are you changing?

Dire maul is being changed come Cataclysm, if you haven't noticed yet, there have been countless rumors about what is really happening here, there are a couple items that are a must get before it gets changed. What items you ask?...

Old Thomas Yance, The Traveling Salesman

First things first, don't forget about the vent meeting tonight at 7-8PM EST, I will post the vent information promptly at 6:30, giving everyone a 1/2 hour. I hope to see you all there!

Poor Thomas Yance, being called old and he's barely old, hehe... Anywho, Today's post is about a vendor that is rarely seen by people, a vendor that many people don't even know exist, a very cool yet cruel vendor that kills level ones and steals their clothing and then tries to sell them back to players ( that's my theory! )

Thomas Yance is a vendor located in Old Hillsbrad Foothills, not the regular old and boring Hillsbrad Foothills, OLD Hillsbrad Foothills, which is located inside of the Caverns of Time. Thomas Yance sells a leatherworking pattern that can be flipped for a rather nice price. The Pattern is....

Enchant Cloak - Stealth - Go And Grab It!

A while back in the day, I was making a twink rogue, I was getting everything set up and then realized, Hey, there are no really good enchants, except for a crappy agility enchants, I dug around and found out that this enchant can be used by twinks, and better yet, it's relatively cheap to craft, and sells rather well!

Where do I pick it up?
Now you might be thinking... but mage, that enchant drops from AQ, and that place is hell to get a group going for! While that statement is true, the enchant is also available through other means. The enchant is also sold by Fedryen Swiftspear, the Cenarion Expedition Quartermaster. The enchant does require a reputation of Exalted though. I must say, getting exalted is very easy if you don't have it already, and you get an an achievement for it!

You can go buy Unidentified Plant Parts, most of the time they're posted for very cheap, and these will get you from Neutral, to honored, and fast. Once Honored, you can run the Coilfang Heroics, they're relatively easy to solo, or you could do runs for Coilfang Armaments, or buy a couple off the Auction House. Getting this Reputation to exalted is very easy.

Why does it sell?
Twinks. That is the number one reason it sells. Better yet, with the coming BOA Cloaks coming with Cataclysm, this enchant will be even better, as I think it is one of the best enchants for rogues/feral druids. While you are targeting a specific market, that is offset by how few people know about this enchant. Most people think that this enchant is obtained by looting it from the bosses in AQ, but they simply clicked the first link google gave them, they don't properly research everything.

Thinking about making a chopper soon? Don't!

Are you thinking about buying a chopper soon? Are you saving up for it? Trying to get it before Cataclysm? Well don't buy one! Huh? Don't buy one? Mageshadow have you gone crazy? " I've always wanted one, and now you're telling me not to buy one? " Yes, I said don't buy one. Well okay, you can buy one, after Cataclysm hits!

What's the deal?
Come Cataclysm guild perks will be available, there is one specific perk that can save you 10% off your chopper, nice huh? The Perk is called Bartering. It removes 10% off vendor prices. This means that if you wait until cataclysm, you can save 1250g!

My suggestion would be to pick up the non vendor materials before Cataclysm, as they are pretty cheap now, come Cataclysm, their prices are going to rise due to people not making them anymore. If you are smart, you can pick up the non vendor parts now to save you even more gold down the road.

Cataclysm is less than a month away, if you're saving up now, I suggest you just keep on saving, even if you get enough for a chopper now.

Don't forget about the Vent Meeting this Friday!

Short post today, sorry, I've been extremely sick with almost everything... pink eye, ear infection, sore throat, fevers, and I've had it for a good week or two, hopefully when It's done I can get back to posting regularly.

But anyways, don't forget about the ventrilo meeting this Friday, It will be hosted from 7 PM to 8 PM EST. I hope many of you show up and make this one interesting, you can come and ask me any type of questions, or if you even have ideas for a blog post, drop on in! Everyone is welcome, even those without a microphone, you can ask your questions through the vent chat.

Hope to see you all there!

Enchant Weapon - Strength - Huge profits!

Man, I truly love this enchant, It's become more of a "niche" market for me. I basically call the shots for this enchant, and the profits on this enchant are outrageous to say the least.

Where do I pick up this enchant?
This recipe is bought from a vendor inside of Blackrock Depths. It requires the reputation of friendly with the Thorium Brotherhood, which I must say in a away is kind of nice, as not many people are willing to raise their reputation for a single scroll. That is probably the only downside to this enchant, that it requires a reputation that is semi difficult to get to friendly. This is why almost no one has this enchant.

Why does this enchant sell?
It is bought because it is the best enchant for strenght based melee classes, such as Death Knights and Warriors. Sure, that might not be a huge payer base ( Lol yeah right, everyone and their mother has a DK ) but. surprisingly, the enchant sells rather well.

There are none at the Auction House! How Much do I list them for?
I normally list them at 200g each, I keep two up a the Auction House at all times, and most of the time, the same person buys both ( because they have two weapons ). You could try 250g per scroll, but I've found 200g to be the "sweet spot"

Camping The Dalaran Spellscribe - The Black Tabby

You're asking what a  black tabby is? Well The Black Tabby is a non combat pet that is mostly found on the horde side auction house due to the way it is obtained. Come cataclysm the best way to obtain this pet is going away, so I suggest that you start farming this pet now, and either sell the pet now, or store it for cataclysm.

Great! Where do I go?
Well first things first, ask yourself, do you have a horde toon that is about level 20? If the answer to that question is yes, then you're in business! The mob spawns in Silverpine Forest and can only be killed by horde characters.  The Mob is named Dalaran Spellscribe. He spawns roughly every three or four hours. He is located In Amber Mill, he can spawn in three places, but they are all located very close to each other. In fact what I do now is log, in and press a button ( a macro ) and if I target him, then I send my pet to attack. The macro is nothing, special, it's a simple target macro, I will post it below.
/target Dalaran Spellscribe
 Below is a screenshot of where I stand, it is where I spam my macro and If I do manage to target him, I simply send my pet after him, and I follow my pet.

How much gold am I looking at here?
Well it depends. It depends on what you ask? For one, are you going to be selling this on the Horde Auction House? or will you be smart and sell it at the Alliance Auction House? It also depends if you're even going to sell the pet, or if you are going to be holding onto it for cataclysm. At bare minimum, I value this pet at 1,000. That is if it is sold right after you obtain it, and post it at the Horde Auction House. If you transfer it to the Alliance Auction House, you're looking at something around 4-5,000g. Now, I myself currently have enough gold, so I plan on saving these for cataclysm, where they will be rare. I predict their prices will go somewhere near 10,000g, if not more, due to how rare it will become. The only other place to obtain this pet is from mobs that have a .01% ( 175 out of 147531 ). So yeah, the rarity of this pet is going to increase, and therefore will it's price come Cataclysm

Are you a scribe? No? You better become one!

Boy oh boy... Inscription... This profession should be renamed to Gold Printing. Honestly, they should rename it to that. I recently leveled a Death Knight to 65, leveled inscription on him and started mass crafting as many glyphs as possible... man was I surprised at the outcome!

First things first. I have been a scribe twice pre 4.0. Both times I did not craft glyphs, I simply bought herbs, milled them, made inks, and I'd make Vellums, Offhands, and Runescrolls. I never made glyphs until about a week ago. I regret not doing so, because quite frankly inscription is a never ending gold mine. There is so much gold to be made here, and it's so easy! What got me interested in inscription again, was reading how people made well over 30-100k+ just from patch 4.0.

I started off with 1,000g. I blew through that leveling inscription to roughly 200. I blew through another 900g before reaching 350. Now, that might seem like a lot, but that 1900g investment has turned into 10,000g over the course of 4 days.

What do I do? What addons do I use?
Well what you do is first, is level a scribe to about 400. Unlike other professions, the items you make while leveling can be sold for huge profits, don't vendor anything that you make instead post the items at the auction house. Once you're at 400 you want to buy or farm a TON of higher level Northrend herbs. Mill them and make as many inks as possible. I normally split the amount of inks I have in 7 evenly, and craft as many glyphs as possible. I'm still new to the market so I though this was the best way to get to know it. I suggest you do the same, split your total inks of the sea evenly and trade them in at Jessica Sellers, Located in the inscription house at Dalaran.Stop once you've done this. You're going to need an addons' help with the next step.

The addon is called Auction Profit Master, also formerly known as Quick Auctions. I did not know a single thing about Quick Auctions, I tried it once and hated it because quite frankly I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I used this excellent Quick Auctions Guide posted by Markco. Follow those steps, it only took me a matter of minutes to do everything. Once that is set up, What I do is do scan of the auction house ( Step 11 on Markco's Guide ) and craft the glyphs that are going for the most, I have been crafting every single glyph lately, But I do not recommend this if you do not have that much liquid gold to spend.

Once you figure out which glyphs are going for the best prices, you'll want to go to the auction house and hit post. Now a button will pop up, normally you'd click it but thanks to the JMTC IRC, I now have a macro that allows me to spam it and it acts like I'm clicking the button. Here is the macro:

/click AuctionProfitMasterPostButton
Spam that macro while posting, and spam the macro below while canceling
/click AuctionProfitMasterCancelButton

Now don't get me wrong, you're probably going to look at this post and be like... Mageshadow that's a LOT of stuff to do! While it seems like a lot, It actually doesn't take that long, and I promise after everything is set up properly, you'll be making thousands upon thousands of gold. My girlfriend made 4,000g almost overnight! I was shocked, and she wasn't even using Quick Auctions, think about how much gold she could of made if she was! 6000g? 8000g? 10,000g?

P.S. Leroy, You're awesome
P.P.S. I love you Kendra :)

Items that are going away in Cataclysm!

There are a couple items/vendors that are being removed in cataclysm. Now I don't have a full list of everything, and most of these items are pure speculation, but I've made a short list of items to stockpile, and items you do NOT want to be holding onto come Cataclysm.

Razzashi Hatchling
This is one item that you will want to have stockpiled, there is no excuse to have one or two of these in the bank stockpiled. The prices for these babies have already risen to 4-5k, even then it's worth it. I can see these going for 20-30k 6 months into cataclysm.

Vendor Recipes!
Schematic: Deepdive Helmet seems to be going away, or at least the vendor that sells this schematic seems to be gone. grab a couple of these just in case, it doesn't hurt!

Pattern: Blue Dragonscale Breastplate also seems to be going away, the vendor is no longer there. Snatch a couple of these for cataclysm, they can fetch a nice price down the road if this pattern is getting removed.

Pattern: Herbalist's Gloves, and alliance only vendor recipe seems also gone. This pattern is not taught by anyone currently in the beta. Again, it would be wise to grab four or five of these gloves, the more the better.

Schematic: Major Recombobulator, which drops from the Dire Maul Tribute. Dire maul is being completely revamped, the tribute run seems to be gone. This schematic only drops for the Dire Maul Tribute run, it has to be a full tribute run ( I.E. No guards killed )

The World Dragons!
The world dragons are gone come cataclysm.  They have a chance to drop many rare recipes, and the best way to obtain the rare recipes are from the world dragons. Some recipes included, Schematic Arcane Bomb, Schematic Lifelike Mechanical Toad, Recipe: Elixir of Dream Vision, Formula: Enchant Chest - Greater Stats, Plans: Thorium Shield Spike. Those are some of the few items that I think will rise in value 200-300%. A full post can be found at the Consortium Forums, Bored? Go Slay A Dragon! Credits go to Sterling for such an awesome post!

Random Speculation I've heard
I've heard a couple rumors that the Orb of Deception is going away. Dire Maul is being changed and the best way to obtain this item is in the Dire Maul "Arena". If that's the case, this item will become very rare, and it's price will rise.

I've also heard that the Gordok Ogre Suit is going to be going away due to the changes to dire maul. It would be wise to grab several of these suits and throw them in the bank. I myself have 5 stocked up.

Items you do NOT want to have come cataclysm!
Recipe: Dirge's Kickin' Chimaerok Chops, people have speculated about this recipe for quite a bit now. I myself would NOT invest in this recipe. Sure the island is gone, but a couple people have stated that this recipe can be bought from Dirge, for 12s 50c. If this is the case, you just dumped 5, 10 or even 20k into a recipe that is worth 12s 50c.

Tome of Polymorph: Turtle. I would only invest in this tome if you have a nice empire of gold. otherwise, don't plan on making too much off this, It could be bought from a vendor for 500g, 1000g, 2000g, who knows. My best guess is that blizzard will make it very easy to obtain this, and therefore, this tome will decrease in value.

If you have any more items feel free to leave a comment, and I'll edit the post if I think it's a valid item!