Hey folks, Alto here.
Wait, wait, wait. I know what you are thinking as you read this and see ads on the side of the article. Or you remember back when I was pushing my gold guide or my personal coaching. I feel your pain. I see where you are going. Yup, I make a few bucks. I sold quite a few guides. I was paid for "coaching" folks on how to make gold. But you know what? I was legit about it. You could email me, talk to me in person on skype, or see me at the Friday night JMTC meetings (even a few folks have my personal phone number). I was out there. I wasn't trying to fuck anyone by a shifty sale.
Those that purchased either my guide or my time (coaching) know that my shit isn't and never will be cut and paste. I spent hours upon hours playing the game, talking to folks, reading patch notes, etc, etc, etc before I launched my products, making sure that if someone asked me a question, I had more information about what I wrote or advised them to do than they ever wanted to hear. I knew my shit. And that isn't being cocky by any means (or meant to sound cocky). It means that I was secure and 110% faithful that my product(s) was not a ripoff or a scam.
"But Alto, you also wrote for 20K Leveling". Yes sir/madam, I did. I was paid for my time just as if I was doing a coaching or contract work. You know what? Markco was a businessman. Sure we haggled on pricing, I wanted high, he wanted low. But, we came to a decision and all is well. 20K is a good guide. Not just due to me writing patch updates and the TuJ guide, but he started a great following with his tips. Shit, back in the day he is what got me started by reading JMTC. Well, him, Gevlon, and Cold (I think P3P and BiggJimm there somewhere too). However, the guide does have some outdated material (which we spoke about me updating, but it never happened before he sold the site). Overall, it isn't too bad. The thing is, as with any guide you purchase, unless it's updated today, EVERYTHING YOU CAN EVER NEED IN GOLDMAKING CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET FREE!
I got off topic a bit there, but I think you see my point....Now lets talk about....Faid.
Faid recently reviewed WoWCrusher (If you don't know Faid, check out her blog- she's been on my blogroll since day 1). You can see the video here or on Nerf Faid's YouTube page:
I can only imagine how she feels about this whole "Speed run" thing. 77 bucks for a guide and a "free" entry into the 30 day "I made more gold than you" scam? Gimme a fucking break....but, who knows. That's my opinion, and well, take it or leave it.
"But Alto, speed gold runs have been going on for years..." So have the scams to purchase it. So are the hundreds if not thousands of people that have been scammed out of their own hard earned cash for something that could be done free. Maybe I should start one? FREE?!
I guess my point here people is to DO HOMEWORK when you purchase something. Make sure you know who is actually selling it (and that they aren't just a money grubbing bastard/bastardette). You know what? Google their name. Ask around. Get their email. Contact them. If it sends you to a "hop" or clickbank address, be weary. I used ejunkie, and it was the most legit, non scamming company for online sales that I could find. Clickbank is basically the go-to place for internet scammers. In fact, I am surprised that the EHackers haven't destroyed that site.
Anyways, enough of my little rant. BTW, is there such thing as a bastardette? Who knows. But nothing else fit there. Alto signing off.