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6-16-2010 @ 6:35PM
Honestly, it isn't worth it. Not anymore.Someone else always has more time to spend sitting in front of their computer than you do (this is even more true now that school tends to be out for most kids in America), Auctioneer and RTS running while they watch a movie on a second monitor. The moment they notice you posting your auctions, they cancel all of their and relist. Or, they wait for you to log off, and then they cancel all undercut and relist for 1c under you. Generally, they'll relist 8-10 glyphs, basically insuring yours will never sell.I undercut by almost a gold (to drive down prices) if I undercut, and the competition on my server has dropped the price of glyphs to just at/below cost on a couple of occasions. (For a couple of weeks, there were a handful of glyphs selling above 3g, and the rest were below that.)If you get very lucky, and a competitor or two takes a vacation (doesn't log in for a few days), you could make a lot of gold, but aside from that, you're better off in another profession.Couple this with the news that supposedly glyphs are going to be buy/learn once and never have to buy again, and it seems like the money-making potential of Inscription just sank quite a bit.The flip side to this, however, is that being an herbalist can make you a lot of gold. On my medium-pop server, with the exception of the occasional hacker selling hundreds of auctions for very cheap, herb prices for the past few months have hovered between 30 and 100g for things like Adder's Tongue, Goldclover, etc.Can you still make gold from Glyphs? Sure. But don't, for an instant, think it's going to be as easy as you read about, unless you get very, very lucky.
6-16-2010 @ 10:07PM
Ahh, but half the market for herbs will dry up when the market for Glyphs go under with CAT.
6-17-2010 @ 4:18AM
I've noticed the same thing, but for me the crash of the market happened very quickly. I recently started a new alt and made him an Inscriber because I don't have one yet. At first it was pretty good... even my intro glyphs were selling for a few gold, up to 8g at times. They quickly started coming back from auction though and I started posting them lower and lower. I was posting for less than 60 silver by the time I hit level 30 and threw my hands up. I just vendor them now and auction the herbs if I want gold.
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