Hi guys, long time no see…
Why I’ve been inactive…
You maybe wondering why I’ve been very quiet since just before Christmas. Well… many of you that know me well on Twitter will know that my 13 year old daughter was diagnosed a year ago with type 1 Diabetes and as such, midway through last year, I became her full time carer. My wife continues to work full-time, and is training to be a teaching assistant at the local college in her spare time. So the minimal time I had already playing World of Warcraft prior to all this, has become a lot more restrictive. This is due to a lot more changes within the family, more importantly, the decision to home-school our 3 children.
This was mainly forced on us, with the inability of my daughters school, to care for her diabetes. In their care it became apparent, that they weren’t getting her to monitor her bloods and she wasn’t eating her lunch when needed. When there’s an irregularity with her bloods, she tends to be very mischievous, which is unlike her and a sure sign that something isn’t right. She got a lot of detentions and misdemeanors due to her behaviour and after countless times informing them of the issues of an irregular blood reading, they still continue to unfairly reprimand her. As mentioned, this is completely unlike her, and is an obvious reaction to a low/high blood reading. It gave us no other option, but to consider home-schooling her. Siblings being siblings, when they heard one was getting home-schooled, they all wanted it, so we de-registered them as of the 5th January 2018.
Home-schooling has been a bit of a shock to the system for my wife and I if I was completely honest, but over the last Month, we’ve managed to find a lot of groups, classes and websites, that have helped us transition from school to home-schooling. We’re finally seeing the advantages of it. My daughters diabetes are well under control now and it’s great to see the children learning together, without the pressure of following the schools curriculum instead catering to what they want to learn! Both of my eldest daughters have already shown a great interest and ability in drawing (art) and will be looking to do something in that area when they’re 16. The classes, group and parts of the internet gives us a great platform to help them reach their goals if that’s the road they choose to go.
What I’ve Been Doing in Warcraft
Since Christmas, I’ve probably managed to log into Warcraft approximately 5-6 times, resetting some auctions. I’ve already seen a massive change in the Legion BoE market, to the point that the Auction Houses are absolutely saturated with them. Prices have dropped and my sales have come down, which is a true reflection of the saturation. Due to the inability to monitor my auctions and babysit the auction house, I’ve decided to drop a lot of the prices on my items in a bid to get some fast sales. Hopefully I can move a lot of my inventory in preparation for the release of Battle for Azeroth.
Battle Pets have been selling again, now that wow-pets.com is finally updating it’s data. I’ve seen some awesome sales and sadly a lot of pets have lost their values (i.e. Darkmoon Rabbit).
With the release of the pre-purchase of Battle for Azeroth, I have the hard task of trying to acquire as much gold as I can, with the minimal amount of time available to me. My option is to try and log in at least twice a week, and re-post my expired auctions. This will most likely be Thursday in a bid to take advantage of the Friday night sales. and then reset Saturday, to take advantage of the weekend players. This should be easier to manage.
I’ve only upgraded one of my accounts to Battle for Azeroth, as I’m unsure of the benefit of upgrading all of them. They will still be active as a lot of my inventory is spread out, to help reduce cancelling and re-posting times. However, it still takes approximately 6-8 hours to re-post all my expired auctions on all my realms…LOL
Anyway, I hope this quick explanation, explains a little of my current situation and what I’ve been up to. I’ll hopefully have a Warcraft update soon, letting you know how I’m doing on the gold making front. My current gold balance is sitting at 83.2m gold.
Until next time…