For the last few weeks I've been seeing a lot of buzz about the new gold guide on the market from Jonathan. It's called Cataclysm Scalper and it's been built around a few very simple ideas that we've seen many times before – most of them dealing with the Auction House.
By now, you should know that the only real way to make gold in World of Warcraft is to use the Auction House to trade goods based on economic conditions. This isn't new and a lot of good guides have been written showing players how to take advantage of the tools and add-ons out there that analyse the auction house.
But with the Undermine Journal now defunct and with other guides failing to update or adapt to post-cataclysm changes, a lot of us were looking for something new to take on the mantle of "ultimate auction house guide." Cataclysm Scalper hoped to do that and has mostly succeeded.
What Cataclysm Scalper Does Right
The reason I can so highly recommend Cataclysm Scalper is that it actually SHOWS you almost everything you need to know to be effective in the game making gold. You get the text descriptions and walkthroughs, but you also get a series of images and videos, plus a slew of tools that show you how to develop your own spreadsheets, charts and diagrams to track prices and choose the right items to buy.
I've never seen it done before and probably for good reason – it looks like a lot of work. But, it's absolutely successful in that you now have every tool you need to be effective making gold. If you're like me and are tired of old, unupdated guides trying to tell you what to do, get over to Cataclysm Scalper.