Sunday Blog Post Roundup

Part of the process of jumping into blogging for me has been to subscribe to and read as many other related blogs as I can.  Every Sunday morning I’ll highlight some interesting posts from the past week that relate to gold earning, professions, or addons in WoW.

How to set up your alts for gold making by Basil Berntsen on WoW Insider

My GPS is “THIS” Big by Mommar on Just My Two Copper

NBI Award Winners by Syp on Bio Break

Addon Wars: AdiBags vs ArkInventory vs Blizz Bags by Aunaka on Aunaka Heals

Glyph thresholds by Foo on Foo’s WoW musings

Can’t Wait by Matticus on World of Matticus

Archeology Leveling Secondary Profit Sources by Cold on Cold’s Gold Factory

Five Fast Gold Making Tips : June by Farli on The Overcut


Reminder: Go to the Darkmoon Faire

Please excuse my tardiness.  It’s my first month blogging, and it didn’t occur to me right away to remind everyone that the Darkmoon Faire is in town this week.  This month the faire ends on Saturday, June 9th at 11:59 pm server time, and does not return again until Sunday July 1st at 12:00 am server time.

In case you’ve never tried the faire before, WoW Insider offers this wonderful guide that explains it all.

Besides being a good change of pace at this time when many players are experiencing an end of the expansion lack of enthusiasm, the faire is of special interest to anyone who has characters with professions below max level.  Faire vendors offer a special quest for each profession that you can complete once per month to receive prize tickets, tokens, gold/XP, reputation, and +5 skill points in the related profession.

  1. You need a minimum profession skill of 75 to obtain these quests.  So do that!
  2. Make sure you have trained sufficiently to receive the +5 skill.  For example, if you are 149/150 in cooking, visit the cooking trainer to raise your cap to 225 before you do the quest.
  3. Some of the quests require materials that you can’t obtain on  Darkmoon Island.  Here’s a list of what to take with you if you have these professions. (The other quests have no outside material requirements)
  4. Make sure you take the items you need to perform your professions if you don’t normally have them in your bags.  For example, grab that fishing pole!  (I’m not sure if you need the items for all other professions, but better safe than sorry.)
  5. Just like a daily quest, when you complete these quests you should make sure to remember to turn them in before the faire ends.  If you are holding a completed quest when the faire ends you lose a chance to complete it for the month.  You’ll be able to turn it when the faire comes back, but that will count as your completion for next month.

Profession quests (primary)

Profession quests (secondary)