Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New WoW Gold Guide from Valkor

There's a new kid on the gold making block with a new guide. It's called, somewhat unoriginally, Valkor's Gold Making Guide.

It costs real money so, in the interests of possibly saving you some cash, I put down my $37 and bought a copy. So many of these gold making guides are outright scams or, at best, weak copies of each other, or stuff you can find from browsing a few forums.

Was it worth it?

Overall I was impressed with the quality and depth of the guide. This definitely isn't one of those pathetic “me-too” guides so readily available. I was surprised to find many techniques in this guide that were new to me. We are all aware of the gold farmers; now you can see the ways they make so much gold so quickly. There's a mass of stuff in the guide including a lot of reference material which must have been a major undertaking to compile. A lot of the techniques are for higher level players but there's also a section for players under level 30. A few minor niggles over the organization but nothing major. To be fair there's a lot of information to sort and present.

As with all of the gold making guides there's a danger of them getting out of date quickly. The copyright date on this guide was originally February 2007 but it has been updated for may 2007. The author also promises regular updates in the future.

Overall, I'll give it my vote for the best gold guide available at the moment. You can read more, or get your own copy, by clicking here.
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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Warcraft Level 60-70 Guides

Days after the release of Burning Crusade, leveling guides for 60 to 70 have become available.

Since we can now level to 70 and most of us want to quickly, I thought I would check out the guides and guide updates for level 60-70. Most of the commercial guides have been updated since the authors were all invited into beta testing.

Joana's Horde Guide has a level 60 to 70 Burning Crusade update ready for download. Joana was the record holder for the fastest to level 60 (under 5 days played) on a new server and I expect a similar record for level 70.

Bill Kopp also has an Alliance level 60 to 70 Burning Crusade Guide:

"So you get all the class guides, any updated tweaks to the guide, and the 60-70 Burning Crusade Guides. "

WoW Gold Secrets has an update for making gold in BC:

"I was fortunate enough to have received a beta invite to the Burning Crusade. So what have I been doing since being invited? Researching gold-making strategies of course! "

It's an amazing new expansion, so if you haven't, go get it right now!
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Thursday, January 18, 2007

First Level 70

According to this post on worldofraids.com we have our first level 70 player.

Achieved after 28 hours with the aid of 40 guild members.
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Friday, January 12, 2007

Burning Crusade Mini Site

Blizzard has announced a lame Burning Crusade mini-site with some interactive quests should you be really really bored.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Burning Crusade Release Parties

A few stores in California are having midnight release parties on January 16th where you can buy the expansion and get signed copies from the game developers. Wristbands will be issued at each event to guarantee signed copies.

Details on the official WoW site.

Other stores including Best Buy, EB Games and Game Stop across the country are opening early on release day.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Six New Realms Opened

Blizzard have opened six new WoW US realms. They are:

Antonidas PvE
Nazgrel PvE
Nordrassil PvE
Rivendare PvP
Shandris PvE
Tortheldrin PvP

"These realms are new non-transfer realms and as such The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj are closed and the realms will not be available for Paid Character Moves for six months. We invite new and old players alike to join these realms and begin fresh adventures in Azeroth."
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Sunday, January 07, 2007

World of Warcraft Gold Secrets

There's a WoW guide on sale called Cash Creating Guide which promises to lay bare World of Warcraft gold secrets. The author makes some pretty big claims:

"The Most Hated Player in World of Warcraft Blows the Lid Off the Corrupt Gold-Farming Industry and Reveals the Secret Tactics You Can Use to Legally Make up to 60 Gold an Hour or More Without Using Hacks and Without Getting Banned...So You Never Have to Buy Gold Again!"

"In this 81 page report I lay out all the gold creating secrets I've discovered in my almost 2 years of playing World of Warcraft. I hold absolutely nothing back! These are the same secret tactics that have made me thousands of gold with ease and make me the number one target of the gold sellers hatred for releasing them."

Big claims but does the guide live up to its promises?

I figured it was worth the money to check it out since the author is offering a refund if it isn't up to spec. The first thing that you notice is that the guide is relatively short at 81 pages due to the absence of any fluff. He gets right down to a number of different methods of making WoW gold straight off the bat.

One of the other guides I bought, which shall remain nameless, was almost nothing but fluff. It went into great detail about how to sell in the AH and how green items were worth more then grey. Duh. Anyway, I digress. The Cash Creating Guide is different. It's all substance and no fluff. It isn't for absolute beginners certainly but if you have an idea how to sell in the AH and know your way around the zones you may be ready for this guide.

I pride myself on knowing most ways to make WoW gold but I have to say there were some great ideas in there that I hadn't discovered. I'm not going to share them in this blog since the author has obviously put a lot of work into the guide and it wouldn't be fair to steal his ideas. There a whole mix of techniques for almost any level. It includes a bit of everything including trading, timing, crafting, hunting, gathering etc.

It's a bit difficult to say how good the guide is without revealing all his secrets but it works and works well. I've tried only a few techniques in the guide, and there are many, and I've already made several hundred gold almost effortlessly.

The drawback is that it does cost real money, in this case $37. Worth it? I think so. If you are short of gold you can either make it of buy it. Buying a decent amount of gold will cost you more than the price of the guide and when you've spent it, it's gone. With this guide you can make more gold whenever you need it.
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