Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review 12/10

It's been a pretty decent week gold making wise on my end, nothing super crazy to note.  I did end up making 10 decks for the DMF, and I sold one the night I turned it in, so off to a good start with sales.  Thinking it'll be my last round with those though, the expansion is dying, and I'm not sure how many more challenge mode gearers/alts are going to come up, and I've got quite the pile right now.

Barely Avoiding Disaster
This week I logged on my Alliance Priest for the first time in a while, mostly on a whim, because I felt like I hadn't posted my Alli transmog in a while, and boy was I right!
Yowza! My mail had been sitting in my mailbox for 4 weeks and was about to expire!  Good thing I checked that day because had I not I would have lost literally all my inventory Alli side, which is worth quite a bit of potential coin:




No big deal, just 626k gold worth of xmog I almost let expire and disappear to the Twisting Nether.  Not some huge amount of inventory or anything...

Podcasts

I interrupt this regularly scheduled weekly review for a couple shoutouts to great podcast episodes that came out this week.  I posted them on /r/goldmaking, but I want those who don't frequent my little subreddit to get a taste of these:

Closing Bell Podcast - Sueshi really kicks it up a notch with the first ever episode of his WoW Gold Making podcast.  It's only 30 minutes long, but a great episode, and if the rest are as quality as this one, he's on goal to being one of the legends in WoW gold podcasting.

LNWS Ep. #010 - Stede and Kathroman kick ass and take names in their latest installment of LNWS.  A great episode touching on future casting, as well as a plethora of WoW (mostly gold making) topics.  They even incorporated in a drinking game (who does that make you think of?).

All these great podcasts coming out are really making me miss podcasting since GoblinRaset's been AFK for months now.  May/may not either start harassing him to come back and/or make my own podcast.  I know there'd be interest, but on my side, a lot of the motivation to do the podcast weekly came from Raset, so we shall see what happens. In related news I've seen a lot of dormant gold makers start to stir now that we're hitting hibernation season IRL, will be great to have some more writers around!

Connected Realm!
No, still not my main realm, but one of the alt-realms that I run a transmog circuit on was connected recently, and I decided to see how it affected my market. My realmpop was at 80k (medium) and was combined with a server with an almost equal 80k.  Now while these numbers probably don't do justice to the amount of players that actually play on these servers, it's easy to see we relatively doubled in size, so a nice change!  I've only had the opportunity to post once since this connection has occured, and one good thing is that I can still exert some control on prices which are still pretty stable where I want them to be.  I price xmog by hand, so they're all fixed gold values, identical to my main server's setup.  I'm hoping I don't have to change my prices long run, but there seems to be a lot more volume now, which can be a good or a bad thing, only time will tell.  Made 5,000g on my first posting, which is a higher than average return, but nothing I've never gotten before.

Competition
This week brought a new serious competitor to the game on my main server/faction.  I'm on a small server, so you notice when big fish enter the markets, and in this case by big fish I mean someone who posts with TSM.  He entered the markets at the beginning of this week, and from what I can tell, has 2 accounts, and is unrelated to any of my current major competition, and is in a lot of consumables markets for a beginner. He kind of came out of nowhere. It seems like they know what they're doing, and they post pretty frequently, every 2 hours or so during their waking hours.  An interesting case study for sure.  I'm honestly going to have to test the waters, and see how long they actually stay in their markets.

That's all for this week folks, thanks for reading!

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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