Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tips for Patching

Yes, I said Patching in general - not just for the incoming one.

  • Clear your cache - Will save you some database conflicts and errors. Yes, it will affect the load time of all your specific character's data for a short time (mainly for tradeskills) but it's to be expected and you don't want to clear your whole WTF folder after a few hours of hair-pulling.
  • Clear your auctioneer data - Time to clean up a bit of data, don't you think ? "/auc cleardata ALL" I believe is the right command line.
  • Update your addons - Well duh, right ? Still, check often before and after the patch launch.
  • Follow gold-makers on Twitter - Link to Power Word: Gold's Gold Blogging Directory - all Twitter info is posted there for everyone - There are more wonderful and helpful people out there, but you'll have to find them. Seriously, some very helpful tips (almost) in real-time can make you some extra gold that is only available on Patch Day.
  • Don't panic/Don't get cocky, kid - Remember to breathe and to check the posting and canceling fees if you're going to go in an all-out undercutting war with other profiteers.
The Patch Day Effect is a very small and limited window of opportunity to make gold you wouldn't normally be able to get your hands on.
People have been saving their gold for this day/week - you just have to set the right price at the right time.
Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. The thing I like about this list is that you cover some important basics that most gold makers overlook when they prepare for patches. They'd much rather focus on specific items. I on the other hand would benefit more from a list like this since most of my competition would be busy following The Others tips. I'd stick to my premade plan and adjust on the fly and also be open minded enough to catch up on ideas that could fit my plan.