The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.
Here is a quick selection of interesting WoW finance articles from around the web over the past few weeks:
- Right off the bat, we’d like to give a shout out to Warcraft Econ. They’ve got some great information posted regarding coming changes to professions in patch 3.2. There are at least five good pertinent articles over there, so it is hard to pick just one, but our personal favorite so far is probably the comprehensive look at epic gem stats and transmute requirements. Be sure to give the whole site a look though, as they’ve really got some amazing stuff up regarding inbound changes to the economy.
- One of the things mentioned by Warcraft Econ is the prospecting rate of Titanium on the PTR. Kaliope did some testing of her own and the two articles together present a pretty clear picture of what Jewelcrafters should expect from the ore.
- There is further interesting information regarding 3.2 profession changes over at WoW.com from Insider Trader. This time, as relates to engineering and Alchemist transmutations.
- Speaking of patch 3.2, our friends over at the Armory Data Mining project announced that they would begin tracking hunter pet stats shortly after the release of the patch. We can’t wait!
- Alterac Volley posted a great gold-making tip using the old cheap-craft-for-purpose-of-D/E trick.
- On the matter of old tricks, Dominate Your Server posted a good one on inflating prices.
- Tobold’s done a nice analysis of various MMO economies. How they differ and how they might be further improved.
- This week we bid a fond, but unfortunate, farewell to the short-lived AH Trading, Simplified blog. Best of luck to ya!
Going over to the RL side of things here are a few other interesting finds for you:
- The NPC comic crew has a good take on the people behind those WoW subscriber numbers.
- If your driveway looks anything like this, it is safe to say that you’ve reached the real life gold cap.
- [Very NSFW warning] And finally, this article from playboy.com is almost too over the top to be real, but it is an interesting read nonetheless. We’ve all seen traders behave in this sort of fashion so it is at least plausible anyway. NSFW Reminder: Just like your significant other, your work IT admins and supervisors will not believe the “I swear I visited it for the articles” excuse.
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.