Friday, February 5, 2016

*tumbleweed* (Domain Renewal)

Hi folks! I hope everyone's doing well!

No, I'm not coming back to WoW, sorry. :) I just got an email from GoDaddy that this domain (clockworkriot.com) is about to expire. Since I haven't blogged in ages and most of the content here is likely out of date, I won't be renewing it. The content is all still available at goclockworkriotgo.blogspot.com , you just won't have the easy URL re-direct. Who knows, maybe someone will buy the domain name and put up pictures of puppies or something heinous. Who knows? What suspense!

Anyways, just letting anyone whose still around know that the domain is going away and if you use any bookmarks or links you may need to address those. Thanks to everyone who read this blog over the years, I appreciate you guys a lot, and I think about the community more than you'd probably expect! I hope you're all doing amazing.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Diablo 3 Legendary Crafting Items Drop Locations

I was doing bounties and frequently thinking to myself "While in this particular zone, act, or dungeon is there any mob I should check for?" This list was very helpful but I wanted a way to sort through things a bit better, so I used the information and made a spreadsheet today. Thought others may find it useful as well.


Hope it helps!  (Oh, and I didn't include Griswold's Scribblings or Adventurer's Journals because there's no real point to it.)

Lists last updated: 9 AM Mountain Time April 1

Monday, March 24, 2014

Glyphs - Crafting, Storing, and Selling [Video Guide]

It seems my recent posts about competing in the glyph market has sparked an interest that none of my previous posts in years past have sparked. I've had a lot of follow-up questions since writing the posts about how I decide on prices, how I do crafting math, how I store glyphs, how I sell, etc. Rather than answer this question a million times I decided I'd make a video. So here it is; a walkthrough from the beginning of crafting to the end of selling, all about how I do glyphs and why I do what I do.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Waste Time, Gold, and Money

Yesterday after posting about how much I missed Liquidate I made a split second decision and resubbed my second account. I only did one month (thank god) to get things set up and figured I'd see how I was liking it after a month.

I hated it after a day.

I spent yesterday afternoon livestreaming the set up (I'm streaming semi-regularly at the moment at twitch.tv/faidtastic) and after the fifteen bucks to resub, several hours moving items around and getting generally set up, and god knows how much gold in posting feels and mailing fees I realized something: It's not worth it.

My original thought was "Yes, I can get my Tiller's Farms done without having to leave the AH, just like old times!" But the more I look back the more I realize how silly that was. I love having a constant presence on the AH, don't get me wrong, but I certainly don't love it to the point of fifteen-bucks-a-month and constant TSM headaches. (I believe TSM's alt account integration is much better than it used to be but even a bit of extra work or concern is still extra work and concern.)

After spending hours trying to get all my glyphs to my old glyph selling toon I was faced with a difficult problem: I had more glyphs than I could reasonably hold. I knew that there were more glyphs in the game than all the bags could hold but I thought that would be counteracted by the fact I still have several unlearned 5.4 glyphs. I was wrong. My bags were promptly filled and I needed many more slots. "Well, I guess it's back to using a bank guild, then!"

So then I put them all into one guild bank, which immediately removed the ability to layer the AH instead of cancelling when directly competing with an undercutter. At least the ability to do that easily, anyways. But oh well, if that's what it was going to take to sell glyphs easily, whatever.

So they went into a guild bank. But as I sat there putting them all into my guild bank it sunk in that I'd paid 15 bucks for no real change. I was still going to have to split my markets, like I discussed in yesterday's post, and that meant I was still going to have to toon swap, meaning I wasn't going to be able to maintain a constant AH presence anyway.

Was that worth fifteen bucks a month? Fuck no. So twelve or so hours later I'm cancelling the second account again. Thank god I didn't pay for six months in advance!

Some good did come out of this; it wasn't a complete waste of money and time. I foundmy old guild banks, full of glyphs and herbs, several stacks of Golden Lotus and Living Steel, so I would say I broke even on all this situation. I moved my favorite guild bank to Trixten, my boosted rogue, who will now handle all glyph walling, leaving Misten free to handle all other markets. So I also got another six tab guild bank out of resubbing as well.

Anyways, that was my headache yesterday. I spent the entire day wrestling with inventory just to basically put it all back where it came from.

And I still didn't finish my Tiller's farm. :(