The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.
First Up, Business News
- It was mathematically proven that the express line is not so express. That explains a few things.
- Shooting began on the new Wall Street 2 movie.
- We knew things were rough out there on The Street but now recession has extended all the way to Sesame Street. WTF?
- A fantastic article on pricing and perception as applied to restaurants was posted at GigaOm. Advanced WoW traders take note.
- The Sad Panda was spotted down by the bull. He’d be happier at the front end we’re sure.
On the WoW side of things there was lots of talk of Inscription last week
- First off, Gevlon released his Inscription How To (second part here).
- KevMar released his add-on that takes it to the next level.
- Zekta showed us how he uses the tool to maximize profits.
- WoW Confidential talked about the gathering side of the profession.
- Just My Two Copper shared an often overlooked gold making tip for Scribes
- WoW Street Journal gave us their take on the profession.
- A cautionary tale from The Happy Scribe.
- Too Greedy showed us how good it can be when it all comes together.
WoWenomic news highlights not specific to scribes were also pretty good…
- Warcraft Econ posted a fantastic spreadsheet for calculating Jewelcrafting profit probability.
- A Gnome’s Conquest blog shared a great tip on tricking out the AH. Kinda reminds us of that menu fixing post we mentioned above.
- Great tip from Pwnwear on solving the “You don’t have space to track any more objectives” error issue.
- The always-excellent WoW Alone blog gave us some insight into power-leveling engineering and the associated costs.
- Awesome yet simple tips from Dreambound on taking down the Faction Champions. Please remove the damned PVP gear PUGsters!
- We Fly Spitfires told us about their experience with the new Monopoly MMO. Better hurry if you’re interested, the good property is already taken.
Interestingly, there’s also a Monopoly movie in the works. We know, we know… sounds dumb right? But get this, one of our team members is kinda sorta close with an East Coast film producer who shared this interesting theory with him: Seems that video game movies were kinda successful (but, according to the movie execs, we were too dumb to get it) so they went with toy movies. Toys were the next logical step in the descent of our intellectual play and by stepping down the ladder of intellect and complexity the movies were somewhat more successful (Transformers 3 anyone?). The next step in this process is to churn out movies based on board games so here we go with Monopoly. Make sense now? No? Still sounds dumb? Yeah, we think so too but we can’t wait for Checkers, The Movie. We still stand by our own theory, video game movies are just fine thank you very much. Perhaps the problem is not the audience but the crappy movies the studios churned out.
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.