With my limited contiguous in-game time, I have found that the easiest/most efficient way for me to grind for mats & cash is to grind the Auction House (AH).
Probably 3 to 4 days a week, while doing household chores, I do a scan of the AH, the let Auctioneer’s bottom scanner call out to me (where ever I am in the house) when it finds a potential bargain.
Even though I have a fair grasp in the AH, I still have a lot to learn. My cash on hand is rarely more than 5,000, with potential 5,000 of sales in my bags or on the AH. Unfortunately I spend it as fast, if not faster than I pull it in (Mind you… what is the point of having more if it isn’t being used.. maybe 5,000 is the right balancing point).
Anyway, I will discuss mods & techniques in other posts, for now I want to point you to some resources I use.
Starting with the Auctioneer (Advanced) Resources.
A source of how to, why is it broken, new release information and gems of wisdom on making a pile of gold every dragon would be envious of.
Auctioneer Documentation Wiki – Note the Auctioneer Advanced stuff is still a bit sketchy, but it is still a work in progress.. still the best place to start. Includes how to install, backup and get started.
Forums: Categories or all Discussions – follow the threads and profit.
Yep, get it from the source, first time, every time. other mod upgrade sites (or utilities) are updated occasionally. The Auctioneer site gives you the latest (preview version) of if you are more game and prepared to be bleeding edge (with all the inherent risks) get the developer version.
A quick note.
If you are upgrading, remember to
1) backup your saved variables.
2) Delete your old Auctioneer mod before installing (reduces the likelihood of later errors)
This excerpt from the above link.
Delete old folders
Once you have found your AddOns folder, select and delete the following folders. We will be re-extracting them from the newly downloaded zip file from step 1
For Auctioneer Advanced and Auctioneer Classic versions you will have some or all these folders.
!Swatter, Auc-Advanced, Auc-Filter-Basic, Auc-ScanData, Auc-Stat-Purchased, Auc-Stat-Simple, Auc-Stat-StdDev, Auc-Filter-Outlier, Auc-Match-Undercut, Auc-Stat-WOWEcon, Auc-Util-Appraiser, Auc-Util-AskPrice, Auc-Util-CompactUI, Auc-Util-PriceLevel, Auc-Util-ScanButton, Auc-Util-ScanFinish, Auc-Util-ScanProgress, Auc-Util-VendMarkup,SlideBar, Babylonian, DebugLib, Configator, Auctioneer, BeanCounter, BtmScan, Enchantrix, Enchantrix-Barker, EnhTooltip, Informant, Stubby.
Auctioneer’s method of tracking bugs and enhancements.
– If you find a bug, or think of an enhancement, float it on the forums until one of the Devs suggest you make a Jira.
– If you see something you like in the Jiras, vote for it! This will increase the likelihood of it appearing in future releases.
A new one I recently discovered. Lots of interesting discussion on what works and where future profit potential exists – Including a risk rating!
Og may have dropped off this mortal coil? But this is a great source of information of turning your 1st 20silver into 1,000 gold using Auctioneer (primarily Classic, but the concepts are the same)
I love these forums in general, but there are a few mammoth posts on making cash. Some pure AH, some a mix of AH & crafting.
Elitist Jerks: The Art of Making Gold thread
Another long one, filled with gems.
Enough for now… time to go make some money…
Gnomer and Out!