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10-09-2010 @ 1:44AM
I'll try one more time with this.The vast majority of the work I do when glyphing is not posting glyphs. Even after this change goes through, that will still not be the case. Buying herbs, milling herbs, queuing glyphs, trading for inks and vellum, actually crafting glyphs. That takes a lot of time.Also, I spend a lot of time at the mailbox counting my gold. And swimming in it, but I digress.I add intelligence to the system at all times- I know when to buy herbs (when the herb botters dump their wares on the AH), I know when the other scribes post their wares, I know which glyphs sell well and which are dogs. I make a *lot* of decisions. The only decisions I leave up to the addon is how to specifically price my glyph, which is a tool that's been around for ages (I've been using Auctioneer since literally WoW 1.7 or so).So yeah, blizzard is going to make the actual posting element of this process more grindy. I already spend a couple hours out of every 48 doing the herb/mill/craft/post process. My time commitment will go up. Those decisions you bemoan? The software will STILL make them. The difference? I click 345 times to create my auctions instead of 4 times (I can't post all my glyphs at once as it is, since there's barely enough bagspace on one alt, including all my bank bags, to hold my stock. This is, parenthetically, the *real* problem with the glyph market, not addons).Does that bug me? Yeah. Is it the end of the world? No.The reason I keep posting in this thread (and I think xkcd has just told me to stop with this one), is because all of you people who think that this will somehow improve your AH experience are dead wrong.This change will make prices go up, and will make the AH no more accessible to "casual" users. All it will do is break the hardcore repeat-posters that actually AFK for hours at a time and continuously undercut using stuff like QAPoster (not QA3, but a separate addition). That's what this is all about. It's not about those annoying 1-stacks of bullets or infinite dust (still possible), or that mean dude who undercuts you (still gonna happen), or the fact that you can't quite afford a mechano-hog (go farm more lichbloom, it sells like hotcakes and often at 30+ gold/stack).Anyway, enough of all this. I'm for bed. I hope all y'all get back to me on this in a few months and tell me that I was dead wrong. In december, tell me that there's no more botsploitation of the AH, that it's easier to sell your wares without being undercut, and items are selling for reasonable prices. And that all these changes started with this single nerf to AH utility.I'm looking forward to that.
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