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6-03-2010 @ 5:10AM
I'm not convinced by all of this talk of AH strategies.I have a funny feeling it is all dependant on living in a high population server. My server is low population and the AH is never consistent and with prices all over the place. I sometimes put something up that I know should be popular and is a good deal and it gets returned to me unsold time and again.Part of the problem on our server is that many crafters offer their services for free through trade. Even for those that charge would anyone ever make money sitting around in city advertising 15g for a jem cut on a low pop. server (ie not many takers) when they could be doing something else? I doubt it. I am frugal in life and frugal in game and refuse to pay for a simple jem cut when I can get it done for free through my guild. I will give a small tip for other stuff if no-one else has the pattern in guild (but they normally do). I realise that I am part of the problem.I can imagine a high population server would ensure a more balanced market with consistent sell through of items but at a lower profit margin. A low pop. server means wildly fluctuating prices and low sales, making all these tactics of strangling markets very dangerous. Nobody likes to be left holding the baby.I mine as I fly about on my daily business, dropping down to pick up ores. It doesn't really take much more of my time and breaks up the monotany of just heading straight from A to B over the same scenery I have seen time and time again. I have an alt who disenchants all my green BOEs I discover during questing and sells the enchant mats, I vendor BOPs and blue BOEs go onto the AH. I make 200g to 500g a day depending on my luck.
6-03-2010 @ 9:59AM
Not at all. I play on a relatively low-population server alliance side, and decidedly low-pop horde side. While it is true that I move a lot more goods on the alliance, I make close to the same amount of gold horde side. Somehow even with the lower population, hordies seem to just as much money. Not to mention that there are less competitors =PLow population means less sales, but higher prices due to less competition. Works great for me =)
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