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Episode 38: Mists of Pandaria launches, and Chris & Ryan take you step-by-step through Blizzard's newest expansion.

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  • Arg

    I scoff at your scoffing of low-margin panther sales . I sell 1-3 panther mounts a week at 10%-20% margins, maybe 2k average profit each, for around 5 minutes a week of mat stocking, crafting, and relisting. This is on a JC toon who already stocks raw gems for multiple uses, and uses TSM to craft & relist things once or twice a day, so extra overhead for panthers is very minimal. I buy raw gems when they’re unusually cheap, and occasionally shuffle ore myself (the shuffle is alive and well!). I buy a dozen orbs at a time to cut down on travel overhead. If you’ve got an excess of gold, why worry about tying up a quarter million gold in liquid assets?

    Two notes on your milling discussion:

    #1 Bountiful Bags guild perk “increases the quantity of materials gained from Mining, Skinning, Herbalism, and Disenchanting by 15%.” It doesn’t cover milling or prospecting, since it already boosted herbalism and mining.

    #2 When wowhead says milling gives 1-3 pigments, it’s not always even odds for for getting 1, 2, or 3 pigments. Hover your mouse over the percentage on the right side of wowhead’s milling data for the breakdown. Shadow Pigments are evenly distributed, Misty Pigments are not. For Green Tea Leaf, it lists Misty Pigment as “1-3″ with a 25% chance, but if you hover over the 25%, it says “Stack of 1: 24%, Stack of 2: 0.7%, Stack of 3: 0.6%.”

    Thanks for making the podcasts; great entertainment, and I always learn some useful tips!

    Nov 23, 2012 at 5:38 am
  • shultz

    Some good market info there I was unaware of. Was going to get into Darkmoon cards next week, but after listening to your milling segment I might bench my scribes……lol.

    Certainly the DMF trinkets are very good, but atm I’m just looking for a way to iL470 (to access all the LFR’s) spending as little as possible. With lousy LFR drops rates, (

    Nov 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm
  • Chris (Drakkmur)

    So a couple things.

    A friend of mine listens to the podcast and he told me, “you swear like a sailor the first few minutes of the podcast.” I was surprised he said that because I don’t think I swear that much. Then I listened to it…damn. While we are an adult podcast I think I went a little overboard there. I will try to be mindful of that in the future.

    @Arg: Yeah we talk about the % on the FB page. I noticed that info as well.

    @Shultz: Why are you benching your scribes? Do you mean you aren’t leveling them because you don’t have to or do you mean you don’t plan to use them to make gold anymore?

    Here is my milling macro I talked about on the podcast. You can do a similar thing with prospecting. Make sure you have autoloot turned on as an option.

    #showtooltip /cast milling /use Green Tea Leaf /use Rain Poppy /use Fool’s cap /use snow lily /use silkweed

    Nov 25, 2012 at 2:33 am
  • Shultz

    I decided to make 60 DMF cards using my two scribes. Wasn’t going to due to my dislike of milling, but then I remembered your macro. What a lifesaver. Did some card trading, and made 4 decks for my own use. The leftover cards when sold paid for all the mats.

    Yeah - Forget glyths, gems and just about everything else. The DMF cards are the best moneymaker right now. 1000g+ profit per scribe per day. Got 4 alcheys, but the margins on living steel are crap. Should had switched to more scribes before MoP. Oh well - maybe next EXP.

    Nov 27, 2012 at 4:02 am
  • Chris (Drakkmur)

    My monk is going to be a scribe and an alch. My feral on lightbringer will probably be a scribe and an alch. And my warlock on lightbringer will probably be a scribe and a tailor or engineer…can’t decide. Could always make him and alch too!

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:34 am