The End of The Undermine Journal:
Sadly, news has started circulating on social media that as of May 1st, 2023, the website: The Undermine Journal will cease to operate. I’ve known about this since Feb 19th, thanks to Erorus’ newsletter on his Patreon.
Why Didn’t I post Sooner?
As Erorus posted this via a subscription privilege, I didn’t know if it was appropriate to share, so I waited until today once the news was widespread on social media.
Here’s a copy of the post I received on Feb 19th.
The Undermine Journal:
As I’m sure you know, The Undermine Journal has been an integral part of my gold-making routine and many other gold-makers too. However, some have used the service since the beginning, way back in 2010!
The information available was impressive; if you weren’t using the website yourself, you were at a severe disadvantage to your competitors. It’s fair to say that much of my success is thanks to The Undermine Journal.
Most of the content I write on my website, at one point or another, has information from The Undermine Journal. The website’s data can quickly strengthen your point when convincing someone of a market to operate in, especially if it’s a new one.
The Oribos Exchange:
For those unsure, the Oribos Exchange will continue operating and has all the graphs and data maps from The Undermine Journal implemented on the website. Search for an item in the search box and scroll down for the data maps and graphs.
I’ve already pointed out in my previous blog post that I love the design and layout of the Oribos Exchange, with the additional data maps and graphs added. Sadly, it was a no-brainer that The Undermine Journal would cease to operate.
The operating costs alone to have both websites running were a lot, so incorporating everything under one website (including region-wide commodity data) would always result in the Oribos Exchange taking complete control.
If you’re in a position to do so, please consider supporting Erorus on his Patreon. There are a lot of costs associated with the upkeep of the website, which was $484.80 in 2022.
Erorus has mentioned he expects these costs to increase in 2023, so if you appreciate his work and are in a position to support him, please consider subscribing to his Patreon.
The Undermine Journal has been a staple of many players gold-making in World of Warcraft since 2010. The changes coming on May 1st will inevitably disappoint some, as they’ve become attached to The Undermine Journal.
However, I like the Oribos Exchange; if you give the new site time and adjust to the new design and layout, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too. You’ll quickly notice that everything The Undermine Journal had and more is available at the Oribos Exchange!
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