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Cynwulf’s Auction House Manual

I find the game of making money in Warcraft to be fascinating. Make no mistake – gold grubbing in Warcraft is a game. You’re not going to get kicked out of your virtual home if you don’t have can’t make a payment. There’s no inflation. You don’t even have to buy food because there are mages everywhere these days.

But, if your characters are active, they are going to need to spend gold while they play. Training, reagents, ammo, bags, mounts, flying, repairs — all of these things cost money. And it’s a real hassle having to stop your fun because you don’t have enough gold.

So the trick is to learn how to have fun while making the gold. Then you can make it part of the fun.

When I started playing Warcraft, I did most everything wrong when it came to managing my finances. I had no clue what I was doing. I didn’t have professions, then when I got them I didn’t level them up. I sold stuff on the AH for absurdly cheap prices. I went shopping on the AH every level or two for new upgrades, which was especially hilarious right before I hit Outland.

But I stuck with it. I got into the habit of making more money than I spent. I found things that made my time in the Auction House enjoyable. And eventually, the gold started rolling in. Who doesn’t like visiting their mailbox and finding it full of gold? Crazy people, that’s who!

I’ve found that there’s a lot I want to say about making money in WoW over the past year, but I’m also very wary of straying too far off topic with CBM.

*looks warily at all the Cyn’s Guides which have popped up over the past few months*

Anyhow,  I’ve enlisted Cynwise’s brother Cynwulf, her most public factor, to go ahead and start up his own weblog – imaginatively named Cynwulf’s Auction House Manual – on the matter.  This way, you can have your PvP over here, and your Auction House over there.

You can find ‘wulf over at http://cynwulf.wordpress.com/.  I hope you enjoy his take on making money in Warcraft.


Filed under Cyn's Guides To Almost Anything, Cynwise's Battlefield Manual

Cyn’s Guide to Using Level 1 Characters with the Remote Auction House

The lack of Armory entries on level 1 characters has led to a lot of people thinking that you can’t use the new Remote Auction House application with level 1 bank toons.

Don’t worry.  Your fabulous level 1 banker is safe.  You can still use the Remote AH with them.

Here’s how.

Step 1: Go to Characters.

Step 2: Go to My Characters to view all of your characters, including those who don’t appear in the Armory.

Step 3:  Sort by level and scroll to the bottom to find all your level 1 characters.  Hit the Edit button on the top of the screen.

Step 4: Select the level 1 character you want to log in with. In this case, I’m choosing Seneschal, my Horde banker on Durotan.

Step 5: Click Done to set the level 1 character as your main character.

Step 6:  Hit Home and you’re all set! You now can control all the Auction House features through the mobile application, even though you still can’t view your banker’s Armory profile.  It’s a small price to pay for banking in style.

That’s it.  To sum up:

  1. Go to My Characters to view all your characters.
  2. Hit Edit and choose the level 1 banker of your choice.
  3. Hit Done to set them as your main character.
  4. Go Home and select the Auction House to begin banking.

Spread the word — you don’t need to level up your bankers!  Level 1 toons of the world, rejoice!


Filed under Cyn's Guides To Almost Anything, Cynwise's Battlefield Manual