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The Loot Council- November 9, 2009

The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.

Comings and Goings

  • We are proud to welcome back to the fold, the O.G. of the WoW gold making game, The WoW Economist. Fantastic articles, well written and (usually) concise. Good advice and in-depth examination of the market. Go give him a look. We sure hope he can also recover and post his archives.
  • The Promenade is a WoW gold blog that started out in October of this year and is already gaining ground with slick posts, good writing and fantastic screen shots. Check it out!
  • Kevmar of My AH Banker has moved over to a new site and expanded his focus. Please give him a visit and welcome him to his new home.
  • Uh, Oh… Seth of One Copper is talking burnout. Stop by and support him and tell him why he should continue.
  • The Midnight WoW Junky returned to the scene. Welcome back!

Note: Side bar links and the resources page have been updated as appropriate.

This Week’s Links

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.</em

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The Loot Council- November 1, 2009

The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.

This Week’s Links:

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.

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Funny Money- Halloween is for Nerds (And That’s Why We Love It)

Halloween now safely behind us, it is time to have a fun look back at the best geeky moments of our favorite holiday.

  • Check out the Geek-O-Lanterns. Which one was your favorite? Ours was the Death Star. Ha! Freakin’ Awesome!
  • High-tech costumes were all the rage…
  • …But there were some standouts of the low-tech variety as well.
  • The Apple Store’s treats were really tricks. Still pretty cool though.
  • Want to freak out the kids that come to your door next year? Just build one of these.
  • Looks like the folks from The Today Show learned a thing or two about the dangers of drunken Ewoks. Meh, probably not but it was still the most entertaining thing we’ve seen on that show in years. It’s not every day that you see an Ewok dry-hump Al Roker’s leg.

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The Loot Council- October 18, 2009

The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.

Comings and Goings

This week, we welcome five new WoWenomic blogs to our Side Bar and Resources Page:

  • Caffeine, Smokes and AH Fees– A WoW gold blog focused on Inscription and AH manipulation.
  • Rags to Riches– Another new WoW gold blog with tips for scribes and AH players.
  • Take Over Your Server– This one is a neat concept, geared towards dominating your server’s AH on low population realms.
  • WoW Economic Review– More of a feed reader/blog listing than a blog but helpful nonetheless. Go check it out of all the latest headlines from your favorite WoWenomic reads.
  • WoW Stability– This one’s been around for a while but only come to our attention recently. Fantastic advice, from all over the gold making spectrum, with short, direct posts.

Real World Business

Only two items to share this week. They’re both flash infographics, quite simple in premise, but profound in meaning.

Huh, wonder if there’s any connection between the two…

WoWenomic Links

Lots of good stuff in the blogospere this week, here are just a few highlights:

That’s it for this week. Fans of our Funny Money column will have to remain disappointed this week as the NY Giants got their a$$es kicked and this leaves me in not so funny of a mood. Have a great week everyone (unless you’re from New Orleans)!

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.

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The Loot Council- October 11, 2009

The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.

New Arrivals

  • Green Guts is another new WoW gold blog on the scene. This blog is focused heavily on inscription but there are tips and tricks that apply to all aspects of WoWenomic domination. We’ve added links to our Resources page and side bar so be sure to stop by and welcome them to the scene.

A Few Departures

  • The WoW 100k gold challenge has met their goal and is now shutting down.  Stop by and say gratz!
  • Our friend Blackwolf of Too Greedy is taking a break. We eagerly await his return.

Real World Business

WoWenomic Links

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.

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Dragonfin Dishes Now More Tasty Than Ever

About a week ago an article was published on WoW.com advising readers of the financial benefits of farming a certain highly profitable fish. While we’ve also previously advised that WoW traders focus on fishing and cooking Dragonfin, we do not have quite the same community reach as WoW.com.

One Fish

The result over the past week has been, as you might have predicted, a sharp drop in the going rate of uncooked Dragonfin Angelfish. Generally, the price of raw Dragonfin stays higher than the prices of equivalent Northrend fish not only because the demand for the cooked fish is so high but also because the supply is diminished by not being connected at all to any fishing daily quests. The currently lower price, however, presents a fantastic opportunity for in-game chefs to turn a quick gold by simply purchasing the price-depressed fish, cooking and selling at a hefty mark-up. The key to this, and really any high-end cooking-for-profit, strategy is in attaining the Northern Spices inexpensively. One idea is to purchase Dragonfin Angelfish for less than 50 gold, the spices for less than one gold and then sell the stacks of cooked product for 100 gold or more. This nets a nice 30 gold per stack minimum profit and the time investment is minimal because we know you’ve already got your Chef’s Hat right?

Two Fish

Be sure to consider both types of cooked Dragonfin for the most profitable variety. Both Dragonfin Filet and Blackened Dragonfin can sell profitably but our experience is that there is usually higher demand for the Filet variety. The profitability of the Blackened fish, however, was increased with the patch 3.2 changes that reduced the amount of raw fish required to cook the item.

Bad Fish

The irony to this easy tip is that the author of the post over at WoW.com quite correctly advises readers not to sell the fish when the market is flooded and to examine the entire value chain to determine whether it is best to sell the raw or cooked fish. Naturally, these key points seem to be lost on the community and the result has been a mass influx of uncooked Dragonfin onto the market. If, indeed, the uptick in raw fish on the market is attributable to this article, it can also be expected that the over supply period will end and prices will return to normal levels as the more casual players exit the market. In the mean time, we’re scooping up all the cheap fish we can find.

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Another New WoW Gold Blog on the Scene

Today we announce the inclusion of yet another new WoW gold blog on our side bar list and Resources page. Enchant Yourself is a diary style gold blog with day-to-day reports on the author’s attempts at successful (and sometimes unsuccessful) gold grabbing. One very interesting feature is that the author has made the decision to start their gold making adventure without any seed funding so they are documenting their experience on going from literally zero gold to WoW riches and taking us along for the ride. They have also included a fairly comprehensive blog roll, frequent updates and posts on various subjects including AH manipulation and crafting-for-profit experiments. Stop by and welcome this new blog to the community.

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