The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.
This week there is so much good content out there, and since this is a holiday weekend, we’ve decided to give you a little gift and include two posts each from several of our favorite bloggers.
This being Easter weekend we’d like to start you off with a few links to some of our favorite WoW Easter eggs. For those that don’t know, an Easter egg (in relation to media) is a hidden reference, bug or in-joke that might otherwise be overlooked and is, almost by definition, undocumented. There are tons of them in WoW and our favorite lists of them are from Blizzplanet and WoWWiki. We haven’t found a comprehensive list of ALL the known WoW Easter eggs yet however. So if you see a good one, be sure to let us know.
On the subject of official WoW stuff and eggs, it is worth noting that Blizzard has re-added the Noblegarden event to the April events calendar with the specific date ‘TBA’. Although they will obviously miss implementation prior to Easter, it looks like you will still get your chance to hunt
Easter Noblegarden eggs in WoW. We speculate that, as it is being tested on the PTR and has been added to the calendar, the event will be included in the meta-achievement so get ready for some more seasonal quests if you’re gunning for an awesome new ride.
If you read Greedy Goblin at all you quickly learn that Gevlon is not one to suffer fools. In this regard, he’s actually quite similar to many real world financial professionals we’ve known over the years. That’s why the mere thought of him having a dialog with a certain future world leader made us laugh out loud. Once you’ve given that a look you’d be remiss not to check out Gev’s take on Deflation, somewhat in response to our own conversation on the subject with Tobold.
Speaking of Tobold, he’s got an interesting post up on the recently announced current WoW subscriber numbers and how that differs from his experience. Another good recent one from him is his take on the Emblem of Valor controversy. If you are in the EoV bracers market, you may wish to check it out.
Not to be left behind, Markco’s got a pretty good financial assessment of his expected impact of 3.1 and Ulduar on the value of those EoV bracers post-patch. While visiting Just My Two Copper, don’t miss his most recent post on effective use of Auctioneer. He’s got extensive information on how to use this vital tool, all of it relevant to WoW finance, and his recap post is a great jump off point if you haven’t read his info before.
On the subject of 3.1 changes we get some interesting information on the impending addition of daily fishing quests from both El’s Anglin’ and Kaliope. If you’re a fisherman (fishertroll?), or plan to be in the near future, you should certainly give them a look.
Did somebody say fishing? Dominate Your Server has listed their favorite Dragonfin Angelfish fishin’ hole. Ours is actually the Dragonspine Tributary as there’s a lot less fighting involved which we feel speeds up our own efficiency. We tested both areas, however, and found the rate of Dragonfin accumulation to be about the same, even with the fighting (which, of course, offers the potential for further cash).
That’s it for this week’s Loot Council. Thanks for tuning in and Happy Easter (and Passover) everyone!
Note that the above blogs are not listed in any particular order outside of the way the team brainstormed them. Please let us know if there are any sites that you feel we should feature and we will do so in a future edition of The Loot Council.