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Insider Trader: The crafter's toolbench

Insider Trader is your inside line on making, selling, buying and using player-made products.

This week's Insider Trader rounds up some of our favorite professions-related add-ons – and more importantly, it's a spot to share your favorites. I've learned that no matter how much time you spend poring over add-on sites and forum threads, as soon as you mention your latest cool find to a friend, he'll pop back with the name of another great new mod that you've never heard of. It's a fast-moving field, certainly.

As you browse the list of mods we've discussed in the past, be sure to scan all the comments for more ideas. Keep in mind, too, that some of the mods mentioned may have been replaced by newer, shinier mods or might even be defunct and no longer maintained. Read on for a taste of some of the sweet little tools that make life easier for every profession.

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Filed under: Herbalism, Fishing, Mining, Skinning, Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Cooking, Engineering, Leatherworking, Tailoring, Enchanting, Tips, Add-Ons, Jewelcrafting, Insider Trader (Professions)

Weekly AH data on Curse

This is interesting -- I had no idea they were doing it, anyway. Apparently Curse Gaming has been running a weekly story where they post the median global sale prices (from WoWEcon) on all sorts of high-selling commodities. It's a nice read, and helps me get a feel for how my server is compared to the global average, as well as giving me a touchstone for how to price things.

It's broken down into categories, like flasks, food, recipes, trade goods, etc. There aren't a lot of surprises on the list (well, I spend a fair amount of time at the AH, so that might just be me). Mage books top the spellbook list, as always -- why is that? Perhaps it's because mage books teach new ranks of core spells like Conjure Water, whereas other classes' books just tend to teach group versions of buffs; you can get by longer without those. There's an interesting discrepancy between Fel Armaments, at around 20g, and Arcane Tomes, at about 17g. I guess Aldor is more popular than Scryer. Fel Iron is worth considerably more on my server than usual, though most other prices are about in line.

In the recipes section, it looks like Blacksmithing has the most in-demand stuff -- people are paying 1200g for Plans: Dirge, and 1000g for three other plans. None of the other professions have any recipes that high. Anyway, go check out the full list over at Curse -- it's pretty neat, and has coloring depicting whether the price of an item has risen or fallen since the previous week. Thanks, Curse people, this is a nice resource.

Filed under: Ranking, News items, Economy

AddOn Spotlight: WoWEcon

Ah, WoWEcon. Once it was one of the only two AddOns I felt I couldn't play without, the other being QuickLoot (this was before I discovered auto-loot). It has come to my attention that I have never done an AddOn Spotlight on it, and it's high time I remedy that. WoWEcon is a price mod: it tells you how much items are worth. Here's the way it works:
  • Instead of launching WoW normally, you run the WoWEcon launcher, which pulls down the latest item price list for your realm(s) and faction(s) from WoWEcon's servers and saves it.
  • The WoWEcon launcher launches WoW (or, if you prefer, the Blizzard launcher).
  • In game, all item tooltips are extended to include the worth of the item to a vendor, average price in the AH on your server, and average price over all servers, as well as disenchant info. All of this is configurable.
  • There is also a search interface, pictured above, accessed by /wowecon or the minimap button, which is good for both finding items' costs and linking items for whatever purpose you may need. It didn't have a particularly high percentage of the old-world items, but fortunately its BC selection is pretty complete.

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Filed under: Economy, Add-Ons, Features, AddOn Spotlight

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