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7-15-2009 @ 1:15PM
Agreed, stop posting all the secrets that people are planning for when the patch hits.
7-15-2009 @ 1:32PM
It's not really a "secret" if other people come up with the same idea on their own. It's not like you told Amanda of your cunning plan and asked her not to spill the beans.No one is obligated to enable you to gouge people on prices for materials when new patches come out. Do you whine when people undercut your prices on the AH, too?
7-15-2009 @ 1:35PM
One time, I saw Time is Money suggest that if you want to beat the competition, you put your items up on the AH for a slightly smaller increment than what others are selling them for.Thanks for ruining it all for us, Amanda.Big jerk...
7-15-2009 @ 1:39PM
You are not entitled to a profit
7-15-2009 @ 1:49PM
That's it, I'm not letting Blizz put the JC changes thru unless I am the only one that can profit. Take a chill pill doods, it's a secret joke.
7-15-2009 @ 2:06PM
There is some validity to complaints about publicising money-making strategies on a site with a readership as high as WoW Insider's.When you publish something like, "Buy all the Titanium Ore you can in anticipation of upcoming Jewelcrafting changes," it results in a price correction, pushing prices up ahead of the patch as readers go into the AH and buy it up. Then, when the patch actually hits, there ends up being less of an impact than might be expected because these changes were anticipated, and prices are already augmented.Then again, it depends on if you believe in the strong- or weak-market hypothesis.Persoanlly I'll just keep reselling Ancona Chickens.
7-15-2009 @ 2:26PM
@Boz: the Strong and Weak versions of the efficient Market Hypothesis are usually understood to be the same thing. Read this as good background:http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/06/the-myth-of-the-rational-market.phpPeople need to stop complaining about money-making 'secrets' being let loose upon the punters and the drooling masses. There ARE no secrets in open markets, only suckers who don't do their research.
7-15-2009 @ 2:41PM
@Boz - "When you publish something like, "Buy all the Titanium Ore you can in anticipation of upcoming Jewelcrafting changes," it results in a price correction, pushing prices up ahead of the patch as readers go into the AH and buy it up."So what you're saying is that to really make money, you should sell inflated Titanium Ore now in preparation for those preparing to sell inflated ore when the patch comes out?
7-15-2009 @ 3:03PM
@dpoyesac - Those are the opinions of Justin Fox, and one interpretation of the Strong vs Weak Market Hypothesis. The hypothesis is just that, a hypothesis, and no one individual is "right" or "wrong," it is a matter of personal interpretation. Remember too that the efficient-market hypothesis is based on an academic concept published as a Ph.D. thesis in 1960; it is hardly provable. Certainly the efficient-market hypothesis is applicable to some degree, weak or strong, to the WoW economies. Note one example in my response to Yend, below.@Yeng - This is actually already happening on my server, where Titanium Ore and Bars jumped 300% after the release of the patch notes. Prices declined somewhat afterward, but have never dropped back to the levels they once were.Hey, economics class was useful after all!
7-15-2009 @ 10:49PM
I agree! This is the second article that's mentioned the new raptor pets. I want those spawns all to myself for my obsessive pet collecting! My preciousesssss....
7-16-2009 @ 4:05AM
There aren't any secrets to WoW. This is the era of internet where everything is shared without bias. Greedy little boys like you don't know your head from your arse. This site does a great job notifying the community of upcoming changes and how player may make some gold. As with anything there is risk involved and it is up to the player to decide if the reward is higher than the risk. This is called speculation. Last patch this site correctly pointed out that the glyph market "may" be the hot market to invest in. Some players decided the reward was greater than the risk and made thousands of gold, others did not. Even with the long preparation time people farmed glyph mats the demand outstripped supply. So the moral to the story is stop being greedy there is enough for everybody.Will the reward outweigh the risk in 3.2 for jewelcrafting? transmutes? engineering?
7-16-2009 @ 11:35AM
@Gothia, I guess no one can take a joke, get off your high horse. I was mocking the 'secret' ways to make money as was said in the first paragraph of the article. It's a game, don't take it so seriously.
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