There's a new mod out there being sold for *real money* making absurd claims about what it can do and being flogged by one of the biggest wow gold sites.
The site flogging this mod isn't allowing comments on the post flogging the mod. Gee I wonder why? It provides a link to another site that blatantly breaks the ToS by offering the mod for sale for real money. The language and claims on the selling site fit the posting style of the owner of the linking site and he's well known for being all about making real money and putting his less savory content on seperate sites so it seems obvious what's going on there.
Quite frankly this is a scam. They're not selling you anything new, they're just repackaging and against the Terms of Service trying to trick you with false advertising into paying for things that are FREE elsewhere. The selling site is chock full of bullshit claims like:
"Tycoon has fast become the most popular wow download in the market"
Really?! It's been available for what, 2 days and hardly anyone knows about it yet, but they're already making an absurd claim like that? What a bunch of bullshit! Keep that in mind when you read the rest of their grossly over-exaggerated claims about what the mod can do for you.
There are a lot of absurd claims about how much gold you'll make with this mod too. One million gold in 32 days... Yeah right, maybe if you find a server with virtually no competition at all but if you find a server like that you could make the same gold with FREE mods or even no mods at all. Or you can make a million gold in a month when a major content patch is released... IF you're prepared for it ahead of time with a large bankroll and plenty of stock *before the patch hits.
The fact of the matter is mods can make the boring repetive tasks simpler and they can automate many decision making processes for you but you still need to put lots of time into it (even if it's /afk time) to make lots of gold. No mod is going to just run and make you gold without some effort from you and there are plenty of completely FREE mods that'll do a better job of it than some piece of crap like this.
In the interest of not driving more traffic to these crooks I'd really rather not mention the name of the mod or the site flogging it but anyone who's really wants to is going to figure it out quickly anyhow. The linking site is of course JMTC and the mod is named Tycoon.
There are plenty of mods that do everything this mod claims to do (only without the absurd claims about how much gold it'll make) and those mods are FREE.
Like your mother told you when you were a kid, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't true. That super spy ring in the comic books didn't turn anyone into a super spy and this mod isn't going to turn anyone into a super rich wow player either.
Edit: Doing some more research I found a link to a review that seems relatively unbiased (iow it's not just another bullshit advertisement with a sales referral link).
What I got from this review is that it *requires Auctionator to do most of the real work. All this mod really does is list Auctionator data in a different way and add some farming route maps. An even bigger ripoff than I first thought!
No respect at all left for Marko or JMTC after reading a thread on his own forums where he tries to weasel out of it all by claiming they're just selling a guide when in fact even a brief perusal of the sales site makes it obvious they are specifically selling the addon not a guide.
A quick Google search also shows that in spite of their "100% Risk Free Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee" getting your money back is virtually impossible. Snake Oil sales at it's finest!