Posts Tagged ‘Jewelcrafting’

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Shadowspirit Diamonds that is!

January’s WoW Gold Blog Carnival topic over on Just My Two Copper (my favorite gold making blog) is “How Are You Making Gold In Cataclysm”. My gold making has been moved to the back burner more or less since the release of Cataclysm, but I do still need to be able to afford my pretty purple gear, so I bring in what gold I can when I’m not too distracted by everything else going on in game these days!

The main way I have been funding my crazy Cataclysm shopping sprees is with my Alchemy and Jewelcrafting combo. My Alchemy is 525, which wasn’t too difficult and didn’t cost me too much gold, since I don’t mind picking herbs as an alternative to questing for leveling up. My Jewelcrafting is still around 500 and I haven’t really spent any gold on it yet, as I’ve just been buying Obsidian, prospecting it, and then selling the uncommon and rare gems in the Auction House to break even. Now that I have 525 Alchemy and 500 Jewelcrafting however, I have a much more profitable use for my uncommon gems!

Alchemists can transmute 3 of each of the uncommon gems into 2 shadowspirit diamonds when they reach 525.

3 Carnelian
3 Jasper
3 Alicite
3 Hessonite
3 Nightstone
3 Zephyrite

The uncommon gems would cost around 414g to buy from the Auction House on my server. I prefer buying the Obsidian Ore and prospecting it myself for the gems however, because you have a chance at finding the rare gems as well. Now that the price of Obsidian is starting to come down it’s even better, but buying the gems from the AH is still a profitable way to go! If you happen to have a transmute spec Alchemist, like me, you will get a few extra shadowspirit diamonds now and again too!

Selling the uncut shadowspirit diamonds will make you some good gold. They currently sell for 323g each on my server, and fairly quickly, so you end up making about 232g per transmute, but what I prefer to do is cut the gems, and then sell them!

A lot of players look to www.maxdps.com to decide what gear to get, and how to gem it, including me. What I noticed when looking through all of the classes and specs was that they almost all recommended Chaotic Shadowspirit Diamonds as the meta gem of choice. These sell very quickly and for around 360g each on my server, even though there are a few other Jewelcrafters posting them. This cut makes me about 300g for each transmute, if it doesn’t proc.

If you are good about doing your Jewelcrafting dailies, and have enough tokens to buy some of the other Shadowspirit Diamond cuts, I have sold the Austere Shadowspirit Diamonds for as much as 600g each as it is the tanking gem recommended by maxdps.com, making me about 786g from one transmute. There are times when other Jewelcrafters post a lot of these, driving the price down, so it’s best to check the price for the cuts you have and the price of the uncut gems daily, and chose whichever will make you the most gold.

The best part about transmuting shadowspirit diamonds for gold is that the transmute doesn’t have a cooldown! I usually post 4 first thing in the morning, and then just transmute and cut more as they sell throughout the day. It’s very low risk, and a great way to level your Jewelcrafting too!

If you only have one of the two professions, or even if you don’t have either, you can still make some gold! You can buy the uncommon gems from the Auction House, and find a transmute spec Alchemist who is willing to transmute them, keeping any that proc as their payment. You can then sell the uncut gems, or find a Jewelcrafter who is willing to cut them for you for a fee. It won’t be as profitable as having the professions yourself, but could still be worth it!

It takes 500 Jewelcrafting and 4 Illustrious Jewelcrafter’s Tokens to buy any of the shadowspirit diamond cuts, so there really aren’t that many Jewelcrafters / Alchemists doing this yet. I think eventually the prices will drop enough that this won’t be as profitable, so if you’re thinking of doing it, sooner is definitely better than later!

What do you think of my gold making idea? Are there any gems you have been selling like crazy? Have you been using your professions to make gold in Cataclysm? Did it cost you a fortune to reach 525 in any of the professions?

Thanks for Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3

My WoW Routine

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Today I thought I would post about this, because I do believe that having a set routine for each day when I first log on has helped me accumulate more gold and get more accomplished overall in game! My hours are strange, so sometimes the first time I log on is in the morning, sometimes the afternoon, sometimes in the middle of the night, but regardless of the hour, I try to stick to my routine!

The first thing I do when I log on is to log onto my horde paladin who is parked outside of Ambermill in Silverpine Forest, and check for the rarespawn that drops the Black Tabby pet. Next I log onto my Alliance Druid, who is my Alchemist, and I do my daily epic gem transmute. I try to keep the mats for the gems on hand, but sometimes I am short an eternal, so I like to keep her in a city with a Auction House. I also try to cut a different type of gem every day so I never end up posting more than a few of each at a time once I cut them (I only have one cut for each colour of gem so far).

Once I cut my gem, which hopefully procs so that I get more than one, I send them to my Shaman who is my Jewelcrafter, and then log onto her. I cut whatever type of gems I created with my Alchemist first, and then send them off to my Auction House character. Then I do my Jewel Crafting daily, which rarely takes me more than a few minutes.

The last character I log onto is my Alliance Paladin, who is my Auctioneer. I start by checking my mail and collecting the gold from the things I sold over night. Whatever I didn’t manage to sell I re-post, usually a little cheaper than the previous day, but not always if I know it’s something that sells. Next I post my epic gems at about 5g less than the cheapest ones in there, but I try never to post below 100g. If the lowest price is below 100g, then I just save them for a few days until the price goes back up (which it always seems to do).

I use Auctioneer, as anyone with any gold-gaining aspirations must, so the next thing I do is to do the “/aadv getall” scan. I have no idea how this differs from pushing the “Scan” button, but it is much faster, so I use it! Then I use the search function to look for things I can buy out or bid on to resell for major profits. The main things I seem to buy are those vanilla Librams, which sell for about 100g, but a lot of people assume they are worthless and post them at like 1g. Pristine Black Diamonds consistently sell for 100g+, but I have found quite a few for only a couple gold a piece, and finally the Dreadfang Venom Sacks sell for about 5g a piece, and are rarely posted at this, if any are posted at all, so I’m always buying those and flipping them for a decent profit. I also look for enchants, recipes, pets, trade goods, almost anything that is under priced and I am fairly certain will sell. I try not to spend more than a couple hundred gold per day, and have yet to lose money, so it seems to be working!

After I am finished with those things, I go about doing whatever else I want to do in WoW that day, whether it’s questing or getting some achievements or running dungeons. I always make a bit of money with what I choose to do after my routine is done, (mostly leveling these days), and by the time I am finished and log off for the night, I’ve always made at least 1000g! I am very diligent for checking my Auctions and re-posting things that have been undercut while I am doing other things, but really I only spend about an hour each day actively working on earning gold, and it’s only very rarely that I don’t meet my 1000g quota for the day!

So why am I posting this and why should anyone care? Because I just think that the main thing that is working for me is the routine! I’ve always dabbled in the Auction House, and have always played A LOT when I am actually playing, but it was only once I started getting into a routine with my gold making that I started seeing results! Of course listening to gold tips on Castaclysm is what got me started, and subscribing to the JustMyTwoCopper newsletter keeps me on my gold-making toes, but knowing exactly what I am doing and when is really what keeps me at it! That and the fact that I know as long as I stick with it, I will have added at least 1000g to my gold total by the end of the day!

Maybe for those of you out there like me, this will help! I know there are people bringing in way more gold than me every day with much better methods of doing so than what I have posted here, but if you’ve done some research and are somewhat familiar with the Auction House and Auctioneer, and are still not really seeing results, perhaps all you really need is a routine! Try it out and keep track of how much gold you are making by the end of each day by doing the things you’ve learned and your daily profits just might be all the motivation you need to keep at it!  If you have a routine that you stick too as well, leave a comment and let me know! Or, if routines drive you crazy and you think having a WoW routine is way too nerdy, let me know that too! hehe.

Thanks for Reading!
MissMediocre <3