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Thursday, February 23, 2012

End of Expac Slump + Two New Videos

Before we get into talk of the end of expansion slump I'd better get these videos in! A few days ago I put up episode 4 of my new shorter video series and tonight I've put up episode 5.  Sorry I didn't post right when 4 went up but I think the slump has hit my blogging as well as my gaming and I overlooked posting it. Better late than never, though, so here are both of the newest episodes.





We were in ICC for almost exactly a year. A year. Sure, Halion came out, but that was a shadow of a real raid.  Once we'd cleared everything we likely would in Wrath of the Lich King I was bored out of my mind.  I turned to gold making and have been enjoying that ever since.  Gold-making was new and interesting. There were things to learn, actions to perform, and rewards if I did well. Like raiding.

Now that Cataclysm is nearing that same point in ICC my interest is waning once more.  But gold making, my old go-to, isn't new and exciting anymore. It's like farming raid content for gear you don't even want.  I've set an arbitrary goal of 2 million gold before Mists of Pandaria but that's not enough to motivate me.

Hell, I pulled in 70k the other day just doing the same old same old. Nothing's challenging about gold making anymore. When MoP releases and there are all sorts of new items, strategies, and gold sinks I'm sure I'll be dying to compete in the market but right now I'm just spinning my wheels here.

Really, what do you do when you've got gold making on farm status? Play TF2, I guess.

7 comments:

  1. Just thought I'd mention the raptor nest in ungoro is pretty easy and quick to get to if you take the portal from org to uldum and fly from there...

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    1. Great point. I used to hit these a lot early on and while I found the two mentioned in this video and the one in Wetlands often I never ever found the Un'goro one and ended up buying it from another player, so I have to admit it skips my mind a lot.

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  2. That's exactly when I got into gold making, when Wrath was in it's final stretch. And I really didn't like Cata overall, so I never looked back! I will continue to subscribe as long as I have the passion to make gold.

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  3. Likely the community and gold-maker's passion for learning will keep me occupied well into Pandaria.

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  4. Hey Faid, just a suggestion for your wow blues how bout you try out the wow ironman challenge and then keep like a video diary of your progress as you work your way to the top!

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  5. Faid do what a lot of old gold makers do, work on the entertainment section of gold making. i mean i don't mean to be rude, but Jim has for the most part got the stage yet he doesn't make as much as say you do. i would love to see "Faidtastic" more on live stream, podcasts of your own?

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    1. Unfortunately it's not possible. :( Before Jim started streaming I was looking at streaming and found that my upload speed wasn't sufficient. Youtube videos are pretty taxing, and anything beyond that is nearly impossible for me, sadly!

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