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WoW Gold Tips – Grinding Strategy Guide

October 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

wow gold tips grinding guideOne way to make a lot of WoW gold quickly is through the dreadful “g” word.  Many players see grinding as a dreadful, arduous task, but in actuality, grinding is a major key to making a lot of WoW gold.  The way to make grinding not seem so tedious is to have a solid grinding strategy guide.  This grinding strategy will include the path you need to take each time you grind.  It’s a straight in-and-out, grind ‘em down path.  You know what you’re grinding for when you do it, and it takes just minutes to make a lot of WoW gold.

A good grinding guide strategy will include WoW gold tactics for all types of grinding.  The most common kinds of grinding are cloth grinding, instance grinding, and mob grinding.   Here’s a quick rundown of the three major types of grinding to help you set up your grinding strategy guide.

Grinding Strategy Guide: Common Types of Grinding

The idea behind grinding for cloth is that you hit up places where the mobs are known to drop a lot of cloth.  It doesn’t really matter what type of cloth you grind for, but if you’re level 80, then Frostweave cloth will help you make the most WoW gold on the auction house.

As far as an instance grinding strategy, just set up a group and do several of your high level instances in a row.  Not only will you find yourself making a lot of WoW gold just from doing the runs, you’ll also get the chance to pick up rare items you can sell high on the auction house.

When you’re thinking about a mob grinding strategy guide, just think back to all the places where there are a lot of creatures in a small area.  The key to a mob grinding strategy is to kill a lot and loot everything.  Most of the items may be junk, but if you’re grinding in a high level area, just selling the junk to vendors will help you make plenty of WoW gold.

Grinding Strategy Guide: Locations, Routes, and More

For a complete guide on where the best places to grind are and routes for quick grinding, check out Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide.  You’ll also find details on some lesser-known ways to grind and an even more in-depth grinding strategy guide.

News Update from Zuggy

September 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

zug-gamingHey guys, I know it’s been a while since my last major news update, but I just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up as to what’s been going on, future plans, projects, etc. So let’s hit!

First off, for those of you who have been trying to access either or it’s sister site,, within the past 2 weeks or so you may have noticed the site was very slow to load or would not load at all. This was due to a continuous DDoS (distrubuted denial of service attack) that had been going on for nearly the last 2 weeks. In non-nerd speak…someone used thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of computers to attack my server, causing insane load times and in some cases bringing my server offline.

As of now I’ve managed to stop the attacks, so /cross fingers that we won’t be attacked again. I do apologize if you were unable to access my site to view guides or other materials during this down time.

Secondly, I know my postings have been much less than I normally do. The past few months have just been pretty crazy for me, so I’ve had to take an extended break from WoW and the site. However, as things are finally getting a little more manageable I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule.

In the next weeks and months to come I’ll be releasing a series of guides, strategy, techniques and tactics on such topics as…

  • PvP and Arena
  • PvE and Raiding
  • Class Guides
  • Profession Guides
  • Gold Making Tutorials
  • and much more…

side note: for those of you that have been waiting, I’m updating my talent builds tonight, so those should be fixed later this evening.

Also, don’t forget, for a short while longer I’ve got my gold guide still on discount for our 2 year anniversary special. Make sure you take advantage of the $20.00 discount while I still have the special anniversary price! Click here to check it out.

I believe that’s pretty much it, once again I thank you for your understanding and look forward to the positive direction the site is headed in into the next year and beyond.

2 Year Anniversary Celebration – MASSIVE Gold Guide Discount!

July 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 2 years here at ZugGaming and DominateWoWGold. It seems like just yesterday I was making my first blog posts complaining about how overpowered fury warriors were and theorycrafting the next best talent spec for rogues. The past 2 years have been a virtual whirlwind of excitement and adventure, I never imagined that we’d be here one day…but we are!

And while we celebrate our 2 year anniversary I’m always looking into the future…the future of World of Warcraft, Blizzard-Activision Entertainment, and the gaming industry.

But enough of my talking…it’s with great pleasure and excitment that I would like to say thank you. I love my fans, I truly do. You guys are the reason I’ve poured countless hours into my website, videos, and guides. Without your support I know without question this site wouldn’t be nearly where it is at today.

As a special thank you to everyone I’ve decided to slash the price on my gold guide by an insane $20.00 off! You can now pick up your copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide for only $27.00. Just my way of saying thanks!

So why are you still here? Get your copy of the recently updated Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide now!

In addition…I’ve got another special surprise you’ll get to see once you head over to ZugGaming’s sister site… Trust me…you’re going to like it!

Once again thank you to everyone who has supported me through my first 2 years. I couldn’t ask for a better group of fans!


Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide Review

May 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

zuggy's gold mastery guide

Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide is the official gold guide of Zug Gaming. This premium guide package was developed by Zug Gaming and Dominate WoW Gold founder, Derek “Zuggy” Hales and compiles over 4 years and thousands of Derek’s World of Warcraft experiences.

What’s inside Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide?

Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide is not just a single guide, but really 6 amazing guides all packed into one kick ass package! Derek presents his strategies in an almost professor like style. He begins each individual strategy with the basics and works up to the most complex strategies. So whether you’re new to WoW or an experienced veteran, you can be sure to find a wide array of strategies to make crazy gold with.

Zuggy’s Gold Guide Package…

  • Complete Auction House System – discover the techniques and strategies required to successfully farm the WoW auction house
  • Secret Grinding Locations – the best farming spots used by the pros
  • Professions Gold Making Tactics – make gold with any profession in only minutes a day
  • Daily Questing Compendium – find the best daily quests in any zone for any level
  • Limited Items Report – secret item listing of the rarest and most profitable vendorable items
  • Tools, Tips and Tricks Guide – additional bonus tips and hints to further maximize your gold while minimizing the time you spend farming

Click here to get your copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide now!

Other Important Features

The best part about Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide is without a doubt the personalized support. Zuggy offers one on one support to all his members via email. So if you have a question, concern, or just need clarification on something in the guide you will never be left to fend for yourself. Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide includes a 100% money back guarantee policy. If you’re not thrilled with the results (…but I know you will be) you can request a refund within 8 weeks of purchase to receive a complete refund.

Final Conclusions

There’s just no two bits about it, Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide is the ultimate World of Warcraft gold farming guide currently available. Zuggy’s massive updates, amazing support system, and quality content make his package a no-brainer. Whether you’re already a veteran level 80 player or a brand new level 1 player you’ll have a compendium of quality strategies proven to generate maximum gold in minimum time.

Click here to get your copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide now!

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Zuggy’s Insider’s Gold Domination – Now Live!

April 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

zuggys-insiders-clubJust minutes ago my newest WoW community project, Zuggy’s Insider’s Gold Domination, went live. This new website is designed as the ultimate community portal for mastering the art of gold making. I’ve spent months developing the resources and systems so that information and strategies can be shared and discussed faster and easier than ever before.

What’s in Zuggy’s Insider’s Gold Domination?

  • Massive video, audio, and textual compilation of tutorials
  • Member’s only discussion forums
  • Private ventrilo server
  • Important Gold Making Podcasts
  • Breakdown of upcoming gold making changes
  • Individualized Q&A sections with members
  • Organized strategy discussion meetings over ventrilo
  • much more to come…

With my new community I’ve made the decision to go member’s only. This decision was made in part as a means to fund the increasing costs of hosting (due to the large number of high quality videos soaking up massive bandwidth) and to help fund future developments for the site.

To facilitate as open a membership as possible I’m trying to keep membership fees as low as possible.

For more information on the specifics of membership and to see how you can join Zuggy’s Insider’s Gold Domination click here!

oh…also, if you’d like to see the new site you can view it here.

Zuggy’s Gold Farming Video Series

January 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

zuggy's gold mastery guide

Just a quick post to announce my newest guide…the one the only, Zuggy’s Gold Farming Video Series! This 5 part video series and associated PDF guide is designed to get you on the fast track to making maximum gold in minimum time. The videos include sections featuring the following gold making topics:

  • Auction House
  • Professions
  • Grinding & Daily Quests
  • Power Farming
  • Conclusions & Wrap Up

You can download your copy of Zuggy’s Gold Farming Video Series for free, just enter your email below. After signing up you’ll have access to the download and automatically signed up to receive additional gold farming tips, leveling hints, strategy guides, news, and more as a member of the Zug Gaming Club. Just my way of saying thanks for all your support and happy 2009!


Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest Update!

November 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Just a quick reminder to everyone that Zug Gaming’s Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest is still going on! Check out this post for more details and see how you can enter. Friday, 11/21/08, is the deadline for entry.

Prizes include a 60-day WoW subscription game card and free copies of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide for winners!

Enter now!

Site News and Upcoming Guide Dates

November 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey guys, just a brief news announcement regarding both my upcoming premium and free site guides. Please note, during the next few days there will not be many posts on the site. This is so I can enjoy the initial leveling blitz of the expansion. Once things die down I’ll be releasing scores of new and updated guides.

…also, don’t forget that my best hair cut of Azeroth contest is still going on! You can win a free 60 day game card, the deadline is this Friday!

Premium Guides:

  • Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide – WotLK Update, 11/30/08
  • Zuggy’s Powerful Professions Guide – WotLK Update, 11/30/08
  • Zuggy’s Speed Leveling 1-80 Horde Guide – WotLK Update, 11/30/08

Free Site Guides:

  • Class Talent Builds – first guides will release 11/21/08, will continue through 11/30/08 with additional updates added as needed.
  • Class Macros – updates for existing macros will begin 11/21/08, otherwise these guides are already completed.
  • Class Focus Macros – updates for existing macros will begin 11/21/08, additional class focus macros will be added through 11/30/08.
  • Professions Guides – existing guides will be updated following my premium guides launch, sometime around 12/1/08 to 12/7/08. No ETA on new profession guides.
  • Instance Guides - 5 / 10 man instances will begin as soon as I start completing these instances, which will likely be around 11/20/08 and continue into the coming weeks and months. These will include in depth strategies, video, and possible audio explanations of encounters and bosses.
  • Arena Strategies – early updates will begin 12/9/08, major strategy overhaul will begin 12/16/08 and continue through arena season 5. Most current guides will be updated and additional guides will be added for other classes, comps, strategies, etc.

If you have a guide would like to suggest just drop me an email via the contact link in the menu bar up top. I’m more than willing to divert time to a subject matter if there is a need for it. Your feedback is always appreciated to me.

I”m still working on hammering out a better way to organize all of these guides for easy viewing, and I think I’m fairly close to a workable solution. All of these new guides will be organized in such a way that they can be easily browsed and navigated.

WotLK Launch Extravaganza – Mega Sale on Gold Mastery Guide & More!

November 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

zuggy's gold mastery guide

As I write this we are just a few short hours from the official launch of the Wrath of the Lich King in north america. Soon we’ll all be on our way to Northrend and level 80…but until then, it’s time to celebrate!

In celebration of the Wrath of the Lich King’s launch I’m holding a special on my book, Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide. If you purchase now you’ll receive an instant $12.00 off the regular price! Your purchase will help support Zug Gaming as we move forward to the WotLK beyond. Just my way of saying thanks for helping Zug Gaming become such an amazing site and community.

What’s in Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide?

  • The secrets to 300g+ an hour!
  • An investment for the future, free updates for life! (including WotLK)
  • Auction House Domination, including advanced tutorial and secret market niches
  • Secret grinding locations
  • Professions gold mastery
  • Entry to the Zug Gaming Total Access Club
  • Invitation to Total Access Club Events
  • Free and unlimited one on one email support
  • a 100% unconditional money back guarantee, if it doesn’t work for you I don’t want to keep you money

Heard enough?…Find out how you can get your copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide now!

This sale will last all the way through Sunday (11/16).

More Launch Night News

Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest!

In addition the the huge sale on my gold mastery guide I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest is still open for entry! Now is your chance to show the world your best hair styles using the new WoW barber shop feature. Check out this post for full contest details and see how you can win a free 60 day game card and a copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide!

Site News for WotLK

Just a few final notes regarding upcoming guides and stratgies on Zug Gaming. First off, thanks for all the concerned emails regarding the talent spec guides. WoWhead made a few changes to their code and as a result left 100% of my linked talent builds broken. I’ll be creating new level 80 talent builds for all classes in the coming weeks, at which point these will be fixed.

While we’re on the topic of talent specs I’d like to go ahead and announce the rebirth of the Zug Gaming Talent Calculator. It’s fairly close, but my limited coding knowlege is slowing my progress. I’m currently looking for a programmer fluent in javascript to assist me in the final steps of completion of this project.

Additionally, I’ve got big plans for a host of new guides and strategies. I’ll be covering everything from arena to dungeons, professions to gold farming, if it’s in the WotLK you’ll find it here!

Relaunch of Zug Gaming Newsletter Club

I started the Zug Gaming Club several months ago, and while it got off to a solid start obligations with school and work kept me from really spending as much attention on it as I would have liked. With most of those obligations under relative control I’ve decided to start the Zug Gaming Club back up!

You can sign up for free using the form to the right in the side bar. After signing up you’ll receive a confirmation email, make sure you click this to start receiving members updates, announcments, tips, and more!

Join the Team!

I’m always looking for strong, personable writers to join the Team Zug Gaming writers staff. If you’re interested in the opportunity to help Zug Gaming continue to grow and have your guides read by hundreds of thousands of WoW gamers every month please don’t hesitate to send me an email at support(at)zuggaming(dot)com or click the contact link above.

Spread the Word

Want to help Zug Gaming grow even faster? …Spread the word!

  • Tell your friends and guild mates
  • Link to posts and the home page on forums, emails, in-game, etc.


  1. Zug Gaming
  2. Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide
  3. Zug Gaming – World of Warcraft Forums

Happy Patch 3.0.2 & Mega Special for Gold Domination!

October 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey everyone and happy patch 3.0.2! In honor of the biggest patch to hit World of Warcraft since Naxx it’s time to celebrate!

For today and today only I’m offering a one day special on my gold mastery guide. If you purchase today you’ll receive my special discount price of $12.00 off! No coupon code, just an instant discount and a big thank you for your continued support of

With Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide you get it all!

  • The secrets to 300g+ an hour!
  • An investment for the future, free updates for life! (including WotLK)
  • Auction House Domination, including advanced tutorial and secret market niches
  • Secret grinding locations
  • Professions gold mastery
  • Entry to the ZugGaming Total Access Club
  • Free and unlimited one on one email support
  • a 100% unconditional money back guarantee, if it doesn’t work for you I don’t want to keep you money

Don’t be left behind again at the expansion, start discovering how Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide can take your game…and more importantly gold to the next level!

…heard enough? Click here to get your discount!

Thanks again for supporting and have a wonderful patch 3.0.2!

Update: Due to the overwhelmning response yesterday I’ve decided to extend my one day mega sale for an additional 18 hours! So don’t worry if you didn’t see this post yesterday, you can still get the $12.00 until 12:00 a.m. CST 10/16/08!

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