Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tales Of The Naked Gnome: Part 3

"...sure! Why not? It's not like I have anything better to do."

"Await my letter in the mail. It will tell you everything you need to know." Then she vanished. He wondered if she had logged off or her power ran out, but then he remembered she was in an Arena Queue. (Naked Gnomes have very poor short term memories)

Friday, June 29, 2012

I'm back! Confused and determined as ever!

Hi again.

Once again, my apologies for the break. This time it has been nearly a month! Didn't realize i've been gone that long. It's okay tho, because I'm definitely back and "Naked Gnome Pawn & Loan" is back in full swing!

Well, not full swing. Maybe half-swing.

Well, maybe a quarter-swing? If that's even a word.

I'm trying to figure out whether or not to keep the blog mostly WoW economy based, or just go nuts with it. If I go nuts, there would be content posted all the time and it would be good interesting stuff to read. For me and for my readers.

If I stick to the economy area then I probably will shy away from it again since it became not fun after 2 weeks straight of grinding postings. At my height I was averaging 2 posts a day. I think. I might be lying, but i know it was a lot! I distinctly remember posting 5 new topics in 3 days. That at least is a definite truth, and I'm too tired to check on the other thing. But I digress.... (If I'm using that word right)

I wrote the new segment of "Tales of the Naked Gnome: The Whiptail Prohibition Part 3", which will be coming out in the next 48 hours. So stay tuned, thanks for the support and page views, shout out to the one commentator I've had in my month of dead time! Wowporady is good peeps in my book, even if he did misspell lots of crap!

Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail to assist me in my conundrum. Should I write what people want (that i'm mildly interested in), or should I write what I want (which people will be vigorously interested in).

Let me know what you guys think!

"May the stars watch over you"
     -Quote from every random Night Elf in World of Warcraft

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tales of the Naked Gnome: The Whiptail Prohibition (Part 2)

This is part two of "The Whiptail Prohibition". To read part one, click here.

.... and stood face to face with a Shadow Priest. She looked like a very good looking Draenei, if that's possible.

"So, I heard you were looking for some Whiptail?" she asked in a creepy voice. Flustered, the Naked Gnome said "Whiptail? Whaddya mean Whiptail? I don't have any of that! It's illegal!"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For-Profit Guilds: Dealing With Mergers and Maintenance

(Picture from Here)

I know that some people start a guild just to make gold from the "Cash Flow" Guild Perks or the Challenges the guild completes. This post is for those people, or anyone else who is thinking about starting a For-Profit Guild.

Glyphs: A Beginner's Guide

Everyone who plays World of Warcraft should know what a glyph is and what it does. Here's an excerpt I found from Wowpedia: "Glyphs are spell and ability enhancements created by Scribes. Until used, they're not soulbound and can be traded or sold."

Leveling Kits: A Beginner's Guide

I'm just getting into this market myself, and have seen a couple blogs write about it over the years. Time to put my own spin on it!

Profession Leveling Kits. You know they exist and you've seen them barked in Trade chat a few times. A leveling kit is a collection of items that will get one profession from level 1-525. My server hasn't seen much of these over the years, but I was recently asked if I could put one together. There are a few things you should know about this market before you get into it.

It is definitely a niche market. Most people will farm for the mats, buy them out of the AH, or ask friends and guildies for help. The people who mainly use these don't want to spend the time looking for a good guide and getting all the stuff together. I've come up with a few ways of getting the mats together, finding your buyers, and efficient methods for making the sale.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Leave Trade Chat for Trade: Say No To Trolls!

Recently on my server there has been an increase in Troll activity in Trade Chat. There's nothing wrong with wanting to troll (other than the fact that it's mean), but I've noticed this kind of trolling happening a lot lately.
  • [Player]: WTS Maelstrom Crystals! 200g each. PST for more info
  • [Troll 1]: wts Maelstrom Crystal. 199g 99s 99c
  • [Troll 2]: wts Maelstrom Crystal. 198g 99s 99c
  • [Player]: WTS Maelstrom Crystals! 190g each. PST for more info
  • [Troll 3]: WTS Maelstroms! 189g each
  • [Troll 4]: wts Mallies. 1g
  • Etcetera
Granted, World of Warcraft has had trolls since it came out in 2004. They have gone from Trade Chat to Barrens and back. I guess it's okay to log into an MMORPG and have fun pissing people off if that's what you want to do, but I'm pretty sure 8 years of constantly having to ignore people is a bit much. That's why I came up with a very good idea!