Gold Cap Challenge: Update 45

Gold making wise this week went kind of terribly for me. I finished of my last revered reputation though, so overall I’m happy. I can now focus on leveling my next alt and getting rank 3 darkmoon card recipes.

You can find the original post here and my earlier updates here.

The Rules

  • Same realm as Zero to One Million
  • No transfered battlepets
  • No transfered gold
  • Get to gold cap


  • A1: /played since last update: 5 hours
  • A1: /played total: 15 days 8 hours
  • A2: /played since last update: 12 hours
  • A2: /played total: 8 days 6 hours
  • Total gold account 1 (missions and quests): 478 593 gold
  • Total gold account 2 (AH character):  5 616 347 gold
  • Total AH value: 5 534 797 gold
  • Total gold Acquired: 31 383 726 gold
  • Total gold spent: 25 767 379 gold

What did I do?

This week I ended up losing 782k gold! That’s impressive. The main reason for this is the fact that I purchased a ton of flasks last Monday, just before the Anchor Weed hotfix went live. This meant that the price on flasks started tanking. I expect I will lose a lot of gold on those flasks, as they likely won’t sell until the market price has stabilized.

In addition to this I spent 220k on a 385 BoE and I spent 100k restocking panthers, as I have run out of those.

Most of my gold has come from enchanting, some jewelcrafting and a lot of material flipping. I had some very nice mailboxes this week. Sales are still strong, and I hit the 1 million gold mark this week.

I’ve slowed down darkmoon decks as the expulsom cost so high it’s almost scary to craft. You are essentially only making gold on the fathoms decks. I may try selling my stock of singles and see how it works, but hard to make settings that works for all of them, as the price ranges from 500 gold to 10k++.

My AH value has increased significantly since last week, so that’s at least something.

Week 45 Gold graph and summary

TSM sales

Week 45 sales

We can see I once again sold a decent number of darkmoon decks this week. Scarlet Diamond staves are also selling well, and I am moving a ton of ring enchants.

Not a lot of high ticket sales outside of that sadly, and BoEs are still mostly not selling, but I don’t have a lot of volume of those yet either. Hopefully I’ll be able to find some more deals over the next weeks so I can reach a nice level

On the flipping side I am still having by far the most success with meat, fishes and ores. It’s particularly easy to clean out the AH of cheap stringy Loins and instantly repost them. They sell really quickly as well!

Meat haunches have been falling slowly in price, and have been much less profitable as you can see. The highest profit margins are for the expensive fishes, especially Redtail Loach and Frenzied Fangtooth.

Week 45 resale summary


The big story this week is of course my massive stockpile of flasks

The valuation for BoEs is still broken, sadly. You can also see that I have crafted up panthers again, and most of them are now showing up in my top value summary. I will have to get some more rubies, as I could only restock one Ruby Panther sadly.

I’ve been restocking enchanting regularly, but it’s a bit of a challenge to get enough Gloom Dust to keep fully stocked. The shuffles are not looking particularly profitable at current prices on my realm.

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3 thoughts on “Gold Cap Challenge: Update 45

  1. As an update on my goal, my gold quantity is going up. From when I posted on the 28th, I’ve gone from around 8k gold on my AH character to around 26k gold, in spite of sending 3.8k to another alt to level their garrison to level 3. In short, a nice bit of progress:)

    However, that still puts me a good ways away from my goal of hitting enough gold to buy the expansion AND maintain my subscription.

    So far, I’ve been making my gold mostly off of my MoP farm and WoD garrison, but I think I need to branch out into crafting more. I’m going to do some research next to figure out how to optimize my crafts, as I’m CERTAIN there’s a lot of opportunities yet untapped.

    So here’s my question. I know you have a lot of different guides. What’s a good one to determine when to buy an AH?

  2. Hit my first milestone on my challenge! After opening my mail this morning, I had over 1000g!

    I have also decided to give the challenge a much more fitting name: The Bank Toon Challenge.

    The hardest part of this challenge by far is getting the starting capital to do any serious flipping. My best friend up to this point has been the TSM Vendor Scan. For those unaware of this particular, wonderful button, it uses the latest AuctionDB to populate a list of items that are on the AH for less than the vendor sell price. Simply run the scan, buyout as many things as you can and vendor them for a guaranteed (though normally small) profit.

    Once I had a bit of gold from vendor flipping, I started looking for cheap markets to get into. I made it to my first 1000 gold by turning vanilla mats into vanilla crafting leveling kits. Specifically, cloth and herbs were cheap enough on the realm to get into early.

    Now that I have hit my first 1k, I was able to get into current mat flipping with some Stringy Loins! Hopefully this will be successful and I will be able to slowly expand into all the current markets!

    1. Awesome work so far! Keep us posted on how it goes!

      I find that stringy loins sells really well, so you should not have any issues

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