Jan 7th 2009 3:10PM Mike - great post! Also if you're just getting started. You might want to do both starting zones as well. It's XP's and maximum gold opportunity.
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Dec 24th 2008 4:07PM Hey everyone, just thought I would chime in on that data you're looking at. It's raw, first pass alpha database data. I thought it would be an interesting to look at none the less. But there is much more work to be done. The number provided is not a GDP number. Over at the WoW Economist we're just getting started on doing some data base modeling and have a whole bunch of things we're looking at and trying to figure out how to do. Things are coming together quite nicely and after the 1st of the year we should have some pretty regular and more detailed information available for those that are curious about the WoW Economy as a whole.
The number just represents 1 week of transaction data balanced against a median average price on those commodities. We still need to add a few more northrend materials. We're looking at adding zones like azeroth and outlands. We want this to be a collective effort so hopefully you'll participate with comments to make it a great and fun project.
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Dec 6th 2008 3:10PM Thanks for 3 terrific years of great reporting. Entertaining stories a terrific staff and what has turned out to be just a terrific podcast to go along with the site. You guys have been an inspiration to many other bloggers (myself included). Wishing many more years of success. Your friends over at thewoweconomist.com.
Keep up the great work!