Friday, April 26, 2013

Thoughts on Pricing ilevel 502 Reborn Weapons

Blacksmiths have had time to get their 30 Lightning Steel Ingot, and the 502 Reborn Weapons have finally started to hit the market (I'm still 1 CD short).  If you're unfamiliar with them, check out this past post I did on them.   The big question on everyone's mind (at least everyone with a Blacksmith) is "what kind of price can I actually get for these?"  Right now the weapons are hovering around 70k average across servers according to TUJ, which in my opinion is a bit higher than most people will be willing purchase it for.  Let's take a look at some of the facts.

Know Your Market
The person purchasing this weapon is purchasing it for one of two reasons.  Either they want the ilevel boost on an alt, or they want to use it for transmog, simple as that.  Most mains have been in ToT on LFR for at least a few weeks now, and probably already have (at least) 502 weapons.  Aside from those with absolutely disposable income, most people won't pay 70k for such an item.  Let's be reasonable, for that price if they wanted it that much, it would have been cheaper to level a Blacksmith for the cooldowns and make it themselves, drop Blacksmithing, then relevel their old profession to max again.

Estimating Cost
I crunched a few numbers, and I came up with a minimum bound on the cost of these items, and I just want to share with you my methodology first.  The weapons have 3 base components, 300x http://www.wowhead.com/item=72096/ghost-iron-bar, varying numbers of http://www.wowhead.com/item=72104, and 18x http://www.wowhead.com/item=76061.  For my analysis I chose to value each item at their current "market price" as if you were buying them off the Auction House (the price you could have gotten for them had you not used them to craft the weapon).  For SoH I used the value of 2x http://www.wowhead.com/item=72238/golden-lotus as the floor price of SoH (they are most likely valued at more, but I wanted a MINIMUM).  Below are the base prices followed by the price to craft the final i502 version of each weapon.



Weapon Approx Crafting Price
wowhead.com/item=94579 10,128 g
wowhead.com/item=94585 11,069 g
wowhead.com/item=94591 10,128 g
wowhead.com/item=94586 12,010 g
wowhead.com/item=94580 12,915 g
wowhead.com/item=94592 12,915 g

As you can see this minimum varies from 10-13k for the weapon, plus value of the 30 days worth of cooldowns it takes to craft the weapon.  These are the floor on the approximate price, making the assumptions stated above.

Okay Phat, Get to the Point!
That being said, the price range I'd expect for these to actually sell for on most servers is between 30k-55k depending on competition and demand.    If you haven't crafted it yet, start barking your CD in trade chat.   Have links ready for all the models, and say you'll craft any for a set price.  I'm aiming for 50k myself.  Going to craft one though, http://www.wowhead.com/item=94580, that my DK could use if it doesn't sell, and post it for ~2 weeks then use if it hasn't sold.  This is mostly because I want to get a nice 2H weapon for my alt Blood DK and I need an excuse to use it instead of sell it, I'd highly suggest selling the weapon in trade, you can use the wowhead links above to link them in game.  Are you going to use your CD or sell it, and if you're going to sell it, how much are you aiming for?

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review 4/24

So at the end of this week I'm at a liquid total of 2,416,845g, an increase of 83k!



Inspiration from Stupidity
So I did something incredibly stupid this week, and I mean legendarily dumb.  I was going to post my lists for organizing the rare cut gems by a common search term, and wanted to try to go through the process on a fresh shopping list.  You can probably see where this is going.  So long story short I found myself having to remake my posting lists from scratch (yes I know the TSM Application has a backup function, mine wasn't setup correctly).  So I did and was able to get about 99% of my things back into their respective groups pretty fast, the biggest pain being the transmog gear, but I'm at the point where I can tell if it's good by the name, not just the hover over from Mogit now, so that helped (I've already found a few things mispriced).

Reworking TSM
That being said, I have decided to rework the prices on some of my transmog gear.  I had been posting at a minimum of 750g, and honestly that's just way too much at this point in the game.  When gear was flying off the shelves in 4.3-5.0 it was fine, but now I have adjusted my groups to more reasonable prices, hoping for more turnover, and higher profits, but only time will tell!

Updates from Last Week
Last week I mentioned that was definitely going to set up my Blacksmith's crafting to craft the 458 pieces, and believe it or not I actually did!  I crafted the 20someodd pieces that I could, and I've sold 3 for an average of 500g/piece which is not too shabby!  I actually used a few pieces on my DK to catch up on gearing, and up my ilvl as well (had greens).

On the other hand I haven't tried to continue to craft and post Meta gems uncut in stacks of 20, I just haven't had the material resources to do so in game at the prices I want them at.  I would really like to replicate my results in the future though, and this is on my to-do list.

30 Days.
Recently both through conversations on twitter and on the subreddit WoWEconomy have got me wondering how much gold I could make in 30 days on a new server, investing relatively little time into it.  I'm seriously considering undertaking this challenge, but I haven't made a final decision on it yet.  I'm also considering running 2 methods concurrently, one leveling a dk to 80 and using professions while flipping, the other using a level 1 to only flip auctions and see who has the most gold, and who has the most gold per hour at the end.  If/when I start this it will most likely be in May.

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Monday, April 22, 2013

The Crossrealm

This is just a quick post to let you know (if you didn't already) that this weekend I was a guest on Episode 8 of The Crossrealm Podcast with Profitz from WowProfitz.  The podcast episode can be found here.  The volume is a bit low, but turn up your volume and enjoy!


Cheers,
Phat Lewts
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Market Manipulation: Drunken Mogul Style

Today's post is a guest post written by GoblinRaset the author of the WoW gold making blog The Drunken Mogul.  Be sure to check out his blog when you're done reading his post, there's more great information where this came from!


Today we are going to discuss how to manipulate some markets, via creating a floor for mat prices and creating a ceiling for the crafted items. Also, quick warning this post will involve some maths, so stick with me and hopefully it will all make sense. Now, on with the maths.

Creating mat price floor:

First, before we can create a floor price for mats, we must determine our price ceiling for mats. Meaning, we figure out, 'What is the maximum price I am happy/willing to pay for a given mat?'. In order to do this we must consult some resources and use our own personal knowledge of the markets to find this magic number. For doing this I like to use theunderminejournal.com and wowuction.com, for getting a general sense of how these items are/have been priced for not just my server but for the region/faction.

*For the purposes of this discussion we will be using LW profession as an example due to it's simplistic material needs/structure, and will be using random numbers just to illustrate points.*

Let's take Leatherworking first, so the basic mats for the top level LW are: Exotic Leather, Prismatic Scales, and Magnificent Hide. So, using the different resources available to us, let's value Exotic leather/Prismatic Scales at 5g/ea or 100g/stack, and this would make Magnificent Hides value at 250g (since it takes 50 Exotic Leather per 1 Magnificent Hide, 50x5=250). So, now that we have set our price ceiling, we need to make sure that our competition can not buy materials for this price or lower. We do this by setting up a dealfinding list in TSM, in combination with the app or using TUJ/WoWuction to notify us when they are priced accordingly, and setting the max price to the prices above. Then whenever the prices fall below or at the max price we set we buy them up as soon as possible. 

What this accomplishes is that our actual cost of materials (the average that we buy it at) is actually below our max price, and our competition's costs are all above our max price. Now while it may not be a big difference in costs, in the long run a difference of 50s-1g per leather when buying thousands of leather means the difference in thousands of gold. 

*Note; these tactics do not protect against dumb people, but as long as everything is setup correctly you should never lose money.*

Setting the ceiling for crafted items:

Now we need to setup how much we will charge for the items we are crafting. So, in regards to LW for the purposes of this discussion we are going to use the crafted dreadful set. For the crafted dreadful sets we basically have two groups of items that we can craft, those that require 1 Magnificent Hide(referred now to 1x), and those that require 2 (referred now as 2x). Since, our cost for Magnificent Hide is only 250g, we would want to set the threshold to something 25-50% higher, so somewhere between 300-375g (for 1x), and 650-750g (for 2x). but this is not our ceiling, this is just the least amount we are will to sell this item at, and the purpose of this discussion is to set a ceiling to help keep/maintain the prices of the items being posted. 

So, for figuring out where to set the ceiling, I like to set it somewhere between 100-500% of the crafting cost. Which, for the purposes of this discussion, would be 500-1500g (for 1x), and 1k-3k(for 2x). This works in such a way as that, when the crafted items drop in price to a price you are not willing to sell at, you post them at the fallback and allow the market to reset itself. Or, if the prices drop drastically you can use this information to make an informed decision about buying the item to flip (due to it being cheaper than mat costs), or just to help groom(as I like to call it)/maintain the market value of the items you are crafting.

Using this system will likely breed competition due to the fact that the markets for these items are now looking profitable, but hopefully with this system it will teach them the true value of the items and not have the mentality of "Hey I farmed these mats, so as long as I get something for these items I'm happy". And don't be afraid to apply this strategy to other markets.

In closing, I hope this system that I employ to great success works for you as well. Also, I would like to thank @PhatlewtsGold, for allowing me to do a guest post for his site, as he has been a great supporter of mine and my blog: The Drunken Mogul.

Thanks,
GoblinRaset
The Drunken Mogul

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Phat's Weekly Review 4/17

Before I start I just want to give a quick shout out to Jim from Power Word: Gold for being such a good sport about my last post.  Just to clarify for some readers, there's no bad blood between us, Jim is one of the reasons I'm in gold making to begin with, I just disagreed with his article and wrote a counter argument.  Now for the review!

Overview
This week I'm up to 2.33 million in liquid gold, an increase of 52k over last week.  Not the best I've ever done, but take a look at my Weekly TSM Summary:


I spent 58k this week, which I'm glad to see.  My problem is (I think at least) that I'm not processing the mass of Ghost Iron Bars that I've been investing in recently.  I've been getting them for the price of ore, so roughly half their mat cost.  I don't ask why, spoke with the guy last night and he said he enjoys farming, well hey, I enjoy not farming so we're a good fit!  Now I just need to convince my Blacksmith to set up TSM...that's a whole other project.

Organized Gem Lists
This week I've finally organized my cut rare gem Auctioning Groups in TSM by common search terms to optimize the scanning process.  I originally did this to give to you guys in a post, but then realized that it might not be the easiest or worthwhile thing to import, I'd have to post 7 lists of which you'd have to import individually, then a final grouping for overall settings...yikes.  I'm toying with the idea of posting it anyway, just for those of you who want it.  If you'd like it (or not), let me know in the comments, just trying to gauge how useful it'd be to the community before I spend an hour or two putting instructions together.

Back to Stock
Minus my Blacksmithing, I was able to effectively catch up on all my menial crafting duties; my crafts from JC, Tailoring, Enchanting, Engineering, and Inscription all got restocked this week, and it should make for a relatively stress free week next week, as far as crafting goes, so that leads me to hoping that I definitely will get my BS crafting set up next week, for optimal AH control.  I've been doing the CDs semi-regularly, so I have over 20 new patterns, it's time to put them to work!!

Stacked Diamonds
Having gone a little wild crafting Primal Diamonds, I had over a full stack in my inventory last night.  Usually I sell 4, 1 at a time for ~600g, and then get undercut after a while etc.  I decided to try and sell a 20 stack for 575g a piece, and within 12 hours, I had 11,500 g in my mailbox, still at about 100% profit over mats!  Going to try to do this some more over the week, and see how it effects the market.  My server is pretty small, so it could easily become oversaturated if I keep doing it, but I'll let you know how it goes next week.

I'll leave you with my favorite sales of the week:



Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Monday, April 15, 2013

"Proof of Jeweled Onyx Panther Duping"

It's only been 7 months since Jim  did his last post using The Undermine Journal graphs as "evidence" for duping, and he's done it again.  First let me start by linking you to my response from his previous claim, well worth the read, one of my favorite posts I've ever written.

"Proof"
Now I will not be playing the role of a Blizzard fanboy and say these items are not being duplicated, I very much think they are.  I just believe that Jim's argument is not compelling, and I know that I definitely would not want him to be my lawyer based on his definition of proof.  All he provides is circumstantial evidence at best, while throwing the word proof around as if it's meaningless.

The Undermine Journal
Jim uses graphs from TUJ to highlight a part of his argument.  Below is the graph of the Jeweled Onyx Panther in question:


His point is that the EU one has some strange fluctuations within a time period.  This is true, the price hovers around 70k during the time in question, and taking the base cost as being at least 18k (price of Orb with discount) times 4, 76k should be the bare minimum that one could theoretically "pay" to craft one taking all other mats to be negligible (we wouldn't, but others do).  The graph does even dip into the 65k zone for a while, so fair enough, decent evidence.  Calling this proof however, does not take into consideration 5 possibilities:

  1. Blingtron 4000 has a chance to drop this, significantly lowering crafting price.
  2. Someone transferring servers could use these to retain some of their gold without transferring a bank.
    • This saves IRL money for gold.
  3. Over saturation and slow sales could lead crafters to panic and try to dump their bad investments.
  4. Seeing dupers sell them for so cheap could make people panic, listing theirs low.
  5. Finally, accounts of people purchasing from dupers say they could not list the items on the AH:
There's much more you can read about the last, and most important point, but if none of these factors existed, there'd be some pretty solid proof for the aforementioned argument, as is though, it's just evidence of a theory, and a shoddy one at that.  Cheap Panthers do not imply duping.

Also if dupers had a method that worked on the EU servers, it would most certainly work on the US servers, and why wouldn't they capitalize to make the most $$$ before the method gets fixed?  "I don't know" was the response, so again evidence vs. proof.

So you like TUJ Graphs?
Here's one, Jade Spirit:


Would anyone like to suggest those US spikes imply a dupe?  The supply doubled in a month though, and it's cheaper than mats on my server! So what?  The graph of Dancing Steel also shows the same "abnormal pattern" in the US as above, but again, we know, this item has not been duped.  Just because we don't understand why certain fluctuations occur, does not mean it's because of duping.

Closing
In closing I'd like to use my point from last time to really drive this home.  The Crimson Deathcharger, a well known duplicated item, in the period of one month, in which Jim claims a "doubling" on only EU servers indicated proof of a dupe, the number on the Auction House went up 900% on the US servers, and over 300% on the EU servers, much more than this "proven" dupe.  

So, in closing:

Are these items being duped? Yes.
Does Jim use the word proof correctly? No.
Is Blizzard denying this like there's no tomorrow? You bet they are!!

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Finding Suppliers

Lately I've been spending time in WoWProfitz's IRC Channel, and a frequent user, GoblinRaset suggested I do a post on how I find suppliers who farm herbs/ore, and I thought it would be a great topic!  Also, he just started a gold blog called The Drunken Mogul, and he's already got some great posts, be sure to check it out! Also, feel free to join us in IRC!

Getting Suppliers
What I've been doing myself  is pretty simple, and something that you might do when you're sitting in trade.  Usually when I'm sitting in /2 it's because I'm reposting gear from my transmog toon, and once in a while (especially during primetime) I'll see someone selling GIO for a ridiculously low price, and I'll send them a tell saying I'll buy everything they have.  This is usually what sparks their attention.  You made their lives easier because:
  1. You bought their item quick
  2. You bought it all
This instant gratification is what the "human"* farmer wants.  He just spent an hour farming, he wants to see the fruits of his labor.  He likes you.  You like him.  Why not just ask him to make this a long term thing?

*Note: Just because you're interacting with a human who speaks good English, doesn't mean they're not using a bot to farm for them.

Hook, Line and...
Now that you've caught the seller's attention, and purchased all his goods, now seal the deal.   Let him know that if he wants to keep sending you goods COD that you'll gladly buy all he can farm at his mentioned price.  This is an important part, and not to be neglected.  Let him know you have the power to afford any amount he can farm.  On top of that you can mention the added bonus of not having to pay AH fees ever using COD, and ensure him that you check your mail often.  Not everyone will go for it, but why wouldn't you try?  Saving gold is making gold.

Other Methods
You can always use TUJ to see who the largest suppliers to the Auction House are, and see if you can strike a deal with them.  These people tend to not care about the time the ore sits on the AH, so they might be harder to convince to cut a deal with, but it's worth a shot!

Shout Outs
Last but not least I want to give some shout-outs to the other 2 new gold bloggers I talk with from Profitz's IRC who recently started blogs, Tharius', who just started writing Tharius' Creative Accounting, and Erogroth, who has written on PWG's Hatchery, as well as been featured on the PW:G podcast, and has started his own blog called Get Rich WoW.  I've added all these blogs to my blogroll, and they already have some great content churning, be sure to check them out!  

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Phat's Weekly Review: 4/9

This week has been an odd one.  I invested a lot this week, and for the first time in 2 months I've made less than 50k in a week, coming in at +27k overall this week.

Heavy Investing
This week I invested.  A lot.



As you can see, this week I have over 80k invested.  I sank about 20k into the Springstrider mounts, which I think I will start posting around June, when players come back who don't normally play during the school year.  I figure I might as well invest my gold in some long term prospects, rather than having it sit in my pockets doing nothing for me!

I also bought over 200 Golden Lotus this week because Transmuting the rare gems was cheaper than prospecting them from the ore, and I really needed to restock.  I also purchased a ton of Black and White Trillium Ore because it was well below market average for my server.  Quite frankly, I'd rather have my entire 2 million tied up in things making money than have the 2 million liquid, but it's pretty hard to do, as there are only so many auctions on my small server, and only so many hours in a day!

Alliance Updates
Just figured since I have not much this week I'll update you on the progress of my Alliance alt.  In my post "So That's Competition?" I wrote about someone disgruntled with my transmog pricing who vouched to become my competition, only to not quite fully understand what I was doing.  Well I must say they have stepped up their game since then.  Definitely did a few google searches, and most definitely using TSM to do searches, although I don't think they're using my lists (but oh how I would appreciate the irony).  They're buying more transmog gear, and I've come to find out they're actually the Alliance version of me, dabbling in multiple markets across the server.   I still have quite an edge on them as far as inventory, and they're not posting below my lower threshold, so we'll see what happens.

That's about all for my weekly review, if you made more gold than I did this week, be sure to rub it in my face in the comments to motivate me for next week!

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Primordial Saronite

This is a post for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival, which will be live on the 11th of this month.  The topic is: "Name one of your historically profitable markets that is now defunct and what can we learn from that old market." Be sure to check his site on the 11th for other great entries!  

The Primordial Saronite market is one that I dealt exclusively in during my ICC days when I was selling gold.  Those days are past me but it taught me a valuable tool, of optimizing unneeded "badges" for surplus income.

Crafting Material
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Primordial Saronite, it was a crafting material used to craft high end epics during ICC, and was available for purchase for Emblem of Frost.  These are equivalent to your modern day Valor, and had a cap as to weekly limit, but I wasn't going to let that stop me!  I had 3 Max level characters whom I'd grind out maximum dungeon cap on Emblems daily to buy as many of these as possible.   I'd then turn and sell these on the AH (they were quite the hot commodity), and then do less virtuous things with the gold than Blizzard would have liked, but again you can read more about that in my earlier post.

What Can We Learn?
Waste not.  If you have those extra Justice laying around from hitting valor cap, put them to work!  I currently use them to buy WotLK epic gems in Dalaran, to cut and sell on the AH to 70 and 80 twinks.  For my server it's the best option, and I'd say that on most servers it's the way to go, but there are always other options you can factor in.  I of course went for all the leveling BoAs I needed first, as leveling alts is really the best investment for long term gold making.  Now that I have more or less all the BoAs I need, I buy the epic gems, and cut them for roughly 1g 36s per Justice Point, selling the cut gems at ~300g.   Of course YMMV. As with any other market, diversify your cuts, and you will make more sales.

What is your favorite now defunct market?  I really enjoyed Cold's post for his carnival, he wrote about a market that I very much enjoyed first starting out in WoW as a novice gold maker, I highly suggest checking it out!


Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Market Manipulation

The topic this week was sent in for last week's post, but I had a busy week, and didn't feel as if I'd have adequate time to address the subject with the time I had to write it so I put it off until this week.  If you're interested in submitting a topic for next week's Reader Request Phriday, click here.

This week's topic was sent in by Brent99.  He's currently at ~4 million gold, and has been playing WoW since a year after it's release.  He suggested the topic of Market Manipulation, because he said he rarely sees bloggers address the topic of purchasing, and I agree, so without further ado,

Market Manipulation
First of all I'm going to define what market manipulation is, by doing something that is sure to make any English teacher cringe, quoting Wikipedia.  Market manipulation is

"Transactions which create an artificial price or maintain an artificial price for a tradeable security."

As you can see we do this pretty often in WoW in order to make gold, and many of our practices are based in this principle, which is illegal in the United States.  Thankfully, you won't have Hellscream or Wrynn breathing down your neck when you manipulate markets in the World of Warcraft, just glimmering piles of gold.

Buying
Since it was one of the subtopics that Brent99 suggested, I'm going to start with purchasing.  I'm going to use an example here, but this can be applied to basically any market involving craftables.  Golden Lotus are a useful commodity for a Transmute Alchemist, and I constantly monitor the price of these herbs.  On my server (which is on the high side) the average price for one is about 84g.  The price usually hovers anywhere from 70-120g per, and I try to buy on the 70g end, to end up making a hefty hunk of profit in Primal Diamonds.  When I look on my auction house and see something like this:



I'll gladly purchase everything up to the 83g stacks, to purchase (on average) below the market average, as well as drive prices up for my competitors to above market average by 15g per, or in this case roughly 20%.

Doing this ensures me that my competitors will have to purchase at higher prices until the market eventually lowers, making their costs higher than mine, and them more likely to post at prices profitable to me.  Of course you can never stop the "I farmed the mats so they're free, so any price I sell at is a profit" guy, but that's just an inherant aspect of the craftables market.  Buying when supply is high and prices are low (weekends for example) is the best way to stock up at low prices, keeping your costs low.  Then you'll have mats to craft through the rest of the week.  You never want to buy mats when you need them, because that forces current market prices from you.  Always buy low to ensure your profitability and protect yourself from inevitable fluctuations in the prices of mats.

Always know the general fluctuations in prices of materials.  Use The Undermine Journal to check historic prices of materials or items you are looking to invest in if you're new to the market.  Doing research and understanding regular price fluctuations can help you save thousands upon thousands of gold in the long term, so it is indeed worth the time.

Tranmog and Twink Gear
This goes along with another topic that was suggested for this week's Reader Request Phriday, a question submitted by Arctic, asking what markets were still viable in 5.2, the answer being all of them.  Here are some relevant links to my Twink and Transmog methods, and in my opinion these markets will never die.  There will always be a demand for leveling greens and blues with high stat distributions, as long as there are levelers to purchase them.  These markets are NOT high turnover markets though, don't expect to make back your initial investment overnight.  I sell maybe 3-4 pieces per day on average, but at the markups you sell them at, it's a great opportunity to make gold.

By the definition above, buying and reselling twink and transmog gear is a prime example of market manipulation.  If the stats were mediocre, and none of us were doing this, prices would probably hover around 30-50g per.  Since we are, we're effectively raising the price ~900%, and attempting to hold a monopoly on the market, in order to control the prices.   It's a very fun game to play and can be quite beneficial to the seller.  When people complain in trade chat, be sure to remind them that it might have sold for enchanting mats at a lower price, and that they really should thank you for keeping the gear on the market this long for them, paying the deposits when you had to relist it.


Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Phat's Weekly Lewt Review: 4/3

This week was a pretty laid back one for me.  After last week, pushing to hit 2 million, I had a busy weekend, and I haven't been keeping up on my crafting.  I might keep with this pattern, I'm in a gold making sort of slump, not particularly interested in pushing my goldmaking to the utmost limit right now, I'd rather catch up on other things in game.  All that aside, I still made over 125k this week, up to a total of 2,253,665g, a great spot considering the lack of effort!

Return of Glyph Competition
This week took an interesting turn when a familiar (but long inactive) face came back to my glyph market.  A sight of exasperation was let out when I saw they were back.  They are one of the folks who will camp the AH to no end, and before their return, the glyph market had been less and less cutthroat (post and leave it) for a while, but I expect that to change if they're back for good.  This means one of two things: either I'm going to give up glyphs all together, or I'm going to cross my fingers and hope they're only back for the 1 week free trial.


Blog Updates
Last week's lack of Reader Request Phriday post because I didn't get any submissions, quite the contrary really, I got some great prompts, but I did not have the time that I thought necessary to properly address each topic.  This next week my hectic schedule is going to continue, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to update as often as I have been, but I'll try to get some interesting content out there for you guys to chew on.  


"Community" Issues
Over the last week a lot has been thrown back and forth about the WoW gold making community, and I really don't have much to add to the discussion so I've mainly stayed out of it, but for those who are interested, Zerohour put out a really great article that sums it up beautifully, for those who are interested.

Holiday Fun
This week I've decided to partake in the Noblegarden festivities, and have completed all the sub achievements for the meta achievement, meaning I only have one left.  Unfortunately the true reason I don't have this achievement is because I really hate Midsummer Festival, and I avoid partaking at all costs.  Unfortunately it can no longer be avoided.

Also in case you haven't noticed they buffed the spawn rate for the eggs, most likely because of easily avoidable, but unchecked CRZ issues.

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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