After playing WoW again for a couple of months, I'm back to where I was when I quit playing back in May of last year....losing interest and not having much fun with it. I'm going to let my subscription run out and see if I can find something else more interesting to play....wish me luck.
My last return to World of Warcraft in August of 2014 only lasted 9 months. Towards the end I found myself logging in less and less frequently. I guess you could say I was burnt out and losing interest; the whole garrison thing was a turn off for me. The people I enjoyed spending time with online were also logging on less frequently and my graduate school work was becoming more difficult and time demanding, so I left again in May 2015.
But, as the title of my Blog says, I’m back on WoW again after an eight month break. For some reason about mid-December I starting to think about how much fun WoW was and how much more I enjoyed playing it than anything else I had ever tried to play in my free time. A couple weeks before Christmas I renewed my account and started the process of re-learning how to do all the things I forgot while I was away.
I have been taking things slow and working on some missing achievements, collecting and leveling pets, doing pet battles, and working on my archeology profession. I’m slowly doing LFRs on my hunter Zenul for better gear, Zenzinar my priest still needs to grind out heroic dungeons because his item level is still too low for LFRs. My DK tank Zenaxos was let go from his raiding guild due to his 8 months absence, no hard feelings I’m sure, but he was recently invited to join “Lights Harbor” a guild of friendly and helpful people I look forward to working with.
Taking the chance before my next MBA Class starts on Monday to update my Blog, which I have put on the back burner the last 5 months. Since the last time I posted "Warlords of Dreanor" launched and so, of course, this brought about many changes to World of Warcraft and to my activities in game as well.
The new toon I was leveling with my friend on Thrall and our joint gold making endeavor has been placed on hold as we are both working on leveling and gearing up our main toons and enjoying the expansion. We managed to level our new toons to 44. I made a Warlock which I have come to enjoy playing, although its strange for me to have to stand still when I'm fighting to casts spells. I am a Hunter by nature so I'm used to fighting on the move.
We also grew our "joint checking account" guild bank balance to over 30,000 Gold primarily through buying gear on the AH and disenchanting it for mats to re-sell, as well as flipping Transmog gear and other high gold items on the AH for profit. She did most of the work disenchanting hundreds and hundres of items of gear I bought and mailed to her. She enjoyed that very much (Not) lol.
Due to my shift schedule and time commitment to my graduate school work my WoW time has been hit and miss. My friend's schedule has also been busy in the evenings so we have not been online at the same time very much since WoD launched to level our main toons together. As a result I have been leveling and gearing up my DK Tank (Zenaxos) who hasn't seen much action since the beginning of Mists of Pandaria.
One advantage of leveling a tank of course is instant queues for Dungeons and LFRs so my progress has been good. I am now at the point where my item level is high enough to survive normal 1o player raids. I was fortunate last week to get an invitation to join a guild that is working on raid progression that needed a tank so I am now a proud member of <Endgame> on Galakrond. I participated in my 1st WoD normal raid last night and although we did not kill the boss we did make progress towards that goal and I learned a lot about the mechanics of the fight. I look forward to raiding with the guild as much as my work and school schedule will allow.
My retirement from the World of Warcraft only lasted 5 months. I tried to occupy my free time playing other games but nothing comes anywhere close to playing WoW. I missed the game and the people I played it with, so now I'm back. I have a few new toons on some different realms so I'm expanding my horizons so to speak.
I am also working with a friend on a new realm with brand new toons and a "Joint Checking Account" Bank Alt Guild where we will try to reach the gold cap of 1 million gold together. It took me two years to do it on my own with level 90 toons, I am interested to see how long it will take us to reach this goal leveling new toons together, as my shift schedule will slow down our progress.
In RL I am working on my Master's in Business Administration degree which also gets in the way of my Wow time, but is a goal I am dedicated to achieve. I am only able to handle one class a term so this will take me until August of 2016 to complete. I wonder if we will hit the goldcap before I get my MBA...we shall see.
I did it. I've made over 1 Million Gold! It took almost 2 years to do it, but I did it. As I mentioned in my last post I will not be renewing my WoW subscription. I will be taking a break to invest more time and attention to other aspects for my personal and professional life.
I've had some great times over the last 4 years and I will miss the people I've had the pleasure of sharing my experiences with. I wish you all the best and success in whatever you endeavor to achieve in the future.
As for me, I'm retiring a millionaire.
Read my interview with Nev Jones on the Auction House Addict Blog
It is with some difficulty that I have decided not to renew my World of Warcraft subscription which will expire soon. After more than 4 years of logging on almost everyday I have been slowly loosing interest these last few months. I have lost my desire and the motivation to continue to play that I had in the past. I will, however, continue to work on reaching the 1,000,000 Gold Cap which is a goal I am committed to achieve hopefully by the middle of next month.
I am very excited about how close I am to the 1 Million Gold mark. I have less than 90,000 Gold to go and as long as I maintain my pace I shall be a Millionaire by the end on November!
A few more people have entered the Glyph selling market on my server making it a more difficult for me to make a profit. I am getting undercut more often now and selling less, so to avoid wasting time having to re-posting so many unsold Gylphs I changed my settings in Trade Skill Master to concentrate on a smaller number of Gylphs with a higher profit margin. We 'll see how it works out. Time is money...If my profits for the day are only going to be 200 Gold, I'd rather spend 30 mins working on it instead of an hour.
I have re-named Timeless Isle....Treasure Island for obvious reasons. I made a comment to V the other night that they could just as well have mailed everyone 496 gear and been done with it. It's like an endless Easter egg hunt but instead of eggs or candy its BOA 496 gear for all your toons. You just have to run all over the island and find it. Kinda a joke i thought. I do like the weekly hard to get to chests, those are fun to do because overcoming the obstacles is a challenge. The celestial boss fights, and the rares, and other mobs on the island are also challenging but I'm sure it wont be long before people get burnt out doing the same things over and over and over again on the island.
Looks like I let July get by me and most of August as well since we lasted talked. I must have been busy. I finally killed some raid bosses thanks to the Open Raid website and a lucky Pick-Up Group invite one late night on my own server. In MV I still need to kill Elegon and Will of the Emperor. In HoF I need all of the bosses except the first one. I cleared ToE, but have no kills yet in ToT. I am pleased with my progress despite my shift work schedual.
Continuing to chug away on the Gold Cap project. I'm still on track to make it by early December this year if i maintain my average income. One of my glyph selling competitors decided to get out of the market and mail all his/her gylphs to me; over 100 of them. So I haven't been making any new glyphs for a while, just been trying to sell these off for the time being. I understand that there will be new glyphs coming in the next patch so i'll wait till then to make anymore.
Starting working on my priest Zenzinar again who hasnt done much this year since I leveled him to 90. Got his I level up to 471, need to get it to 480 to open the next LFR Raid zones. Jumping back and forth between Shadow and Discipline for DPS and Healing. I DPS Scenarios and Heal dungeons and the LFRs. I have a feeling its going to take me a long time to get to 480 unless I get some lucky drops in the LFRs. Need to do some research about what gear to look for to use in my Shadow Spec.
Zenul's at I level 498, so close to 500! Just need to get into more raids and i'll get there.
My niffty Excel speedsheet, which I set up to calculate when I will reach 1,000,000 Gold based on the rate of gold I make on a daily basis, is telling me it should be in December this year! This, of course, is dependent on me maintaining the current rate of income every day for the next 6 months, which I doubt I will be able to because this month has been a lot more profitable then most of the months that have proceded it.
I can atribute some of the increased profits to my re-newed efforts to fight back againts my competitors in the Gylph Market. There are about 5 or 6 other people selling gylphs on the AH but only 2 or 3 of them are causing problems for me.
It basically comes down to 2 factors: 1) Selling more gylphs on the AH then the other people and 2) Making the most profit on the gylphs that sell. The first part is achieved by making sure your gylphs are the least exspensive on the AH at all times which is done by undercutting everyone else, and the second part depends alot on the first part because you dont want to sell your gylphs just to break even or to sell for a loss because thats a big fat waste of time. I've been undercutting more often and making sure I don't post my glyphs to sell at or below cost, so as not to loose profits. So far so good.
We'll see if I can keep up this pace and reach 1 Million Gold by December this year.
Dosen't seem like it was very long ago that I was writing about finally making it past 500,000 gold on the way to my 1 million gold goal. I was very excited that day because I wasn't quite sure that I was ever going to make it that far and was begining to loose interest and determination to keep going. Today I went over 700,000 gold and I am starting to see the flag at the top of the mountain.
It has been slow going and I admit I haven't been putting as much effort into gold making as I was at the begining, but still doing enough to make slow and stready progress. As I get closer I have a feeling that I will increase my efforts to get there quicker. As it stands now, if I maintain the same amount of gold income i've been averaging the last few weeks, I should hit 1 million gold at the end of January next year (about 8 months from now). I'd like to get there before the end of the year; that's my new goal.
Still havent been able to kill any raid bosses yet. I've only had a few oppurtunites to raid so far this exspansion and the groups I went with were unsuccessfull in making any progress on the boss we faught. It's difficult getting into raids with my work schedual but with a Tank and a Hunter with gear levels over 480 I hope to get into more raids in the future and eventually get a kill or two and make some progress.
Retired Army NCO, Logistics Manager, and Habitual World of Warcraft Player.