Gold Making Terms

Gold making terms, you see them daily in the gold-making community coming by. From Flipping to GPH, mats, market value, WTS, and many more. All kinds of gold making terms that can be very frustrating, but no worries. In this list, I will try to explain the most common gold making terms.

Terms

  • Addon – A tool or extension that helps with showing specific info in-game.
  • Alt – This is an abbreviation for an alternate character. It’s the other character(s) next to the main character.
  • Auction House CutThis is a fee the auction house takes when someone buys an item from the auction that you posted (5% of the selling price).
  • Auction Shuffle – Buying materials to craft something that has combined a higher selling value on the auction house.
  • AuctionsThe currently posted items on the auction house.
  • AHAuction House.
  • A banker or Bank CharacterIs a character that is the central point of the gold income and manages the sales, the bank, or gets all the items sent from other owned characters.
  • Bid – A minimum price you set on an item to sell. People can bid each other out by setting a higher bid.
  • BMAHThe Black Market Auction House can buy rare and removed pets, mounts, toys, transmog, and loot box, by bidding the highest price until the time is up. 
  • BoEItems that get soul bounded when they are equipped.
  • BoostingLeveling up someone else’s character in a significant way.
  • BoPItems that get soul bounded when they are picked up.
  • Bot or BottingA character that farms herbs, ore, and other items being controlled by automated software.
  • Break-EvenSelling something with having a loss, cost, or profit.
  • CancellingRemoving your auction from the auction house. TradeSkillMaster users will also say ‘Cancel Scanning,’ which means using the TradeSkillMaster addon to scan your auctions on the auction house and see if they needed to be cancelled.
  • CapitalCapital is the amount of gold and the value of items you have in possession.
  • CDCooldown of a craft, item, or spell until You can use it again.
  • CoD – Cash on Delivery. You can send an item(s) by mail with a price to a buyer. When he/she receives the mail, he/she needs to pay the asking price to get the item(s). the paid it will send the price back to the seller.
  • ConsumableAn item used by a character to gain a specific benefit depending on the item. It will disappear after it’s been used.
  • CraftingUsing a particular profession to create a specific item from certain materials.
  • Crafting CostThe price of the total amount of materials and time needed to craft an item.
  • Cutting LossesMinimizing the losses by selling an item that you know won’t make any profit.
  • DEDisenchanting
  • Deposit CostThe price you have to pay to post an item on the auction house for a certain time. 12h = 15%, 24h = 30%, 48h = 60% of the vendor sell price.
  • Destroy Value – The value an item has when changing it into something else like ‘Disenchanting, milling prospecting.
  • Disenchant ValueThe value gear has when disenchanting it into dust, shard, or crystals.
  • ExpensesGold that is used for buying anything in-game with gold.
  • ExpiresAuctions that run out of time and haven’t been bought or have bid price. These auctions will automatically be mailed back to the seller.
  • Farming – Gathering gold, items, and materials by killing mobs or picking up items.
  • FlippingBuying an item or material to sell again for a higher price.
  • Gathering – Collecting materials with a profession like ore, herb, and leather/hides.
  • GearWeapons, armor, and other wearables used for a character’s looks or give the character an increase of power.
  • Gold Cap The maximum amount of gold one character can carry (9.999.999 gold).
  • GPH‘Gold Per Hour. A term used by farmers to determine how much gold a dungeon or farming spot will bring per hour.
  • Hard Reset Buying up all materials or items on the auction house to reset the market price on your realm.
  • Herbing – Herbing herbs by looking for plants with the profession herbalism.
  • HyperspawnThis is a way to let mobs spawn by killing them on certain spots simultaneously. It will make the game spawn mobs faster on specific spots.
  • iLevel or iLvlA level that represents a piece of gear or all gear on a character.
  • Investing or investmentsSpending gold on professions or items that will create new and better opportunities.
  • Liquid GoldThe gold that you carry on you and can be used for spending.
  • LIVLooted Item Value
  • Market ValueA term that TradeSkillMaster addon users use. It determines the average price/value of an item or material or your realm.
  • MatShort word for material (mats = materials).
  • Mat PriceThe calculated value of a material of an item based on one more different way.
  • Milling ValueThe pigment value you get from milling herbs.
  • Mining – Gathering ore by searching for ore deposits or nodes and mining those to get ore.
  • Multi-BoxingHaving multiple accounts active at the same time.
  • Old WorldMostly used to describe noncurrent materials or items.
  • Opportunity CostMissing out on potential profit.
  • Over CuttingPosting auctions for a higher price than the actual buyout price.
  • OverflowWhen there is a higher amount offered than needed.
  • PostingCreating an auction on the auction house. TradeSkillMaster users will also use the word ‘Posting Scan’. It means using the TradeSkillMaster addon to scan the auction house to know what and post an auction based on your preferences.
  • Potential ValueA situation that has the opportunity to create more gold.
  • Price Wall – This is a term used when there is a lot of a specific item on the auction house for a price that won’t change and is too much to buy.
  • Proc ChancesThe chance multiple items will get created for one single craft. ‘Transmutes, flasks, elixirs, and potions’.
  • ProfessionsLabor you can do in-game to create other items by using materials. You can only pick two professions per character. ‘Alchemy, blacksmith, enchanting, engineering, herbalism, inscription, jewelcrafting, leatherworking, mining, and tailoring’.
  • Profession KitA bundle of materials that are being sold for levelling up a profession.
  • ProfitThe amount of gold left over after expenses and if investments.
  • Prospecting ValueThe value of gems you get from prospecting ore. 
  • Raw Gold FarmingKilling mobs to loot them for gold and items that you can sell to a vendor.
  • Reagent is a currency, item, or material needed for crafting, quests, turn-ins for rep, and exchanges for other items or gear.
  • RealmIs a server in World of Warcraft that people play on.
  • RegionContinents of realm clusters: ‘EU, NA, Chinese, Korean and Taiwan regions’.
  • Region Value – A term that is used by Tradeskillmaster addon users. It determines the average price/value of an item or material or your region.
  • Re-postingPosting an item or material on the auction house that has been cancelled or expired on the auction house.
  • RevenueThe total income from a sale or sales over some time.
  • ROIReturn on Investment. The income you get back from an investment.
  • Secondary MarketA market that isn’t for the primary gold income.
  • Secondary ProfessionsAre the professions you can pick next to the two primary professions. You can pick them all; ‘archaeology, cooking, and fishing’.
  • ShuffleA shuffle is when one or multiple materials or items gets changed into something else, like crafting.
  • Snipe or Sniping Buying an item or material for an x price that is just being posted.
  • Soft ResetBuying all the materials or items of the same kind on the auction house till a particular price gap.
  • Stock – Several particular items.
  • Supply and DemandThe amount of stock compared to the need of the material or item.
  • Transmog – (also known as Tmog or Xmog) is the look of a gear that can change to the piece of gear that he/she is wearing.
  • TCG – Trade Card Game, that once was a popular World of Warcraft cardboard game. Some cards were loot cards for the online game World of Warcraft and could be obtained using the unique keycode on the card.
  • TSMThe addon TradeSkillMaster.
  • TUJThe Undermine Journal website.
  • Twink – A character that isn’t maxed level but has a very high ilevel for the character of his level.
  • Undercutting – Selling an item or material on the auction house for less than the seller after you.
  • Vendor Buy PriceThe price of a material or item you buy from the vendor.
  • Vendor Sell PriceThe price of a material or item that you sell to the vendor.
  • Vendor ShuffleItem(s) can be crafted or changed into a new item with more value when you vendor it.
  • WTBWant to buy.
  • WTSWant to sell.
  • WTTWant to trade.

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