A Gold Maker’s Loss

If you’ve put in any time making gold, then you should know of one of the biggest assets for doing so: The Undermine Journal.  For the past four years, the site has been an amazing resource for deals as well as just a great source for pricing on everything.  Whether it’s your server, or game wide, the financial info and item availability was a click away.  Unfortunately that appears to be ending this month.

According to the website, you can no longer subscribe and auction information is no longer updating.  Whomever hosts the servers for TUJ is not able to meet the needs of the site and as such it is going to close by the end of the month.  Whether it’s an official closing is yet to be determined though.  The folks there seem to want to keep it going but time will tell.

There will probably be a period where this site is completely closed. We may be able to find a new dedicated host, but there are a number of improvements that should be made here before Warlords of Draenor is released anyway. So if WoD is released and The Undermine Journal is down, it’s probably not coming back.

While I haven’t used the site nearly as much in recent months, I refuse to downplay how important it was and what an amazing resource it was for those serious about gold making.   Some days it’s hard to remember the days prior to it existing.  Heck, if not for the Undermine Journal I wouldn’t have my Deathcharger.  I certainly hope it comes back, not only because I was a fan of using it but because I think it’s incredibly valuable for the community.  I never like to see any part of the community permanently log out, and this is no exception.

Having said that, there’s going to be a shift in power for gold making for the next little while.  Add-ons are great, but they can’t run in real time on all servers like the Journal did.  Great deals and rare listed items can’t be accessed outside the game right now and that gives those with a little more time the advantage.  With nothing much to do before Warlords, the Auction House PvP is open for more aggressive folk.  So while we hope the Undermine Journal isn’t down for long, your opportunity just went up.

6 thoughts on “A Gold Maker’s Loss

  1. tomeoftheancient July 11, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Oh no, I didn’t really use it to make money but I found it really interesting to look at the differences between servers and to check out the BMAH without having to go there. Yes, I’m that lazy, lol.

    • JD Kenada July 11, 2014 / 5:11 pm

      BMAH details was another great feature for certain. Not that I have ever actually bought anything off the darn thing.

  2. WasteWalker July 14, 2014 / 11:25 am

    People used it to make gold…but never thought to donate to help keep it running. How…ironic.

    • JD Kenada July 15, 2014 / 6:36 pm

      That’s definitely a valid point, but I don’t think it shoulders all of the blame. At least based on what next-to-none inside information I’m privy to.

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