28 September 2013
Luke Brown's Gold Secrets - WoW Guide Review
gold Secrets is a World of Warcraft gold guide that was written by Luke Brown. It's quite popular and I was curious but I couldn't find any reviews that gave an overview of the guide and its contents. Because of that I decided to get it and give you my thoughts. Let's take a closer look at the guide, manuals, and charts.
The guide consists of 6 guides or manuals: Gold Secrets for World of Warcraft Guide
The Auctioneer's Resource
Fishing Facts Manual
The Profit Chart
Newsletter with more bonuses
All in all it's a robust package with a hefty amount of material to consider. Though it would take you a while to use all the methods because some of the material is class or faction specific, it's good to know it's all there in case you need it down the road upon creating a new character.
Here's a brief description of each guide and manual:
Gold Secrets - At 325 pages this is the heart of the package. It's quite the comprehensive guide and has a substantial amount of methods. It is organized in the order of each game release; WoW -> BC -> WotLK. There are several chapters on Daily Quests that add quite a bit of value. As of this writing the chapter count is at 211, but each chapter provides several ways of making gold within each of these tasks. For instance, the Fiery Enchant/Quest Rewards chapter not only shows you what to do, but also provides multiple ways of getting the pearls as well as how to profit off the extra pearls if you decide to get them. It's actually 2 ways of earning gold in one chapter. All of the chapters I read are like this, which adds tons of value. My only grievance is that it should have come with a 'new WoW gamers' section instead of having to fumble around for the beginners methods.
The Profit Chart - This chart basically tells you where to find mobs and what they drop. This addition will really help to save time. I really like the fact that it shows the level range you need to get it done. Something similar should have been included in the main Gold Secrets guide.
The Auctioneer's Resource - Pretty much a must know method if you plan on making serious gold. It's the art of buying low and selling high the WoW way. There are important points made about what makes an item valuable at any given time, and it's detailed here. It's a good addition but frankly I've seen better auction guides out there.
Fishing Facts Manual - Now this is what you call a fishing guide. This is comprehensive stuff. It provides a clear explanation of what special number number of skill points you need above your base skill points to really make things happen with fishing. It provides great lists and tables with a lot of important information that will drastically cut your learning curve. It's also broken down by each faction; Horde and Alliance. In my opinion the best organized and detailed manual in the package.
Twinking Profits - Nice little guide, only 6 pages but covers pretty much what you need to know to profit from twinks. A thorough explanation of how the market works with twinks and lists the most in demand twink stuff. Short but sweet. Full of very valuable info.
All in all this is quite a nice package of gold making material. I hope this enlightens you a bit on what Luke Brown's Gold Secrets Guide is all about. As I said, my primary gripe is with the Gold Secrets main guide, although very comprehensive and full of valuable information, I would have preferred that it was better organized, more along the fashion of the Fishing Manual.
There are other quality gold guides out there, Valkor's Gold Guide and WoW Tycoon come immediately to mind and are worthy of your research. With that said, Gold Secrets Guide is a quality guide and I give it a thumbs up. As with anything, make sure you do your own independent research.