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1-30-2012 @ 9:07PM
Much as I didn't think about where my meat comes from, i never really thought about where all that ore I was prospecting was coming from. If there were 100 stacks at reasonable prices, i'd buy them all and send the lister in game mail to say I'd buy everything they sent my way COD. I never for a moment wondered how it got there, but of course it stands to reason it got there via dodgy means. I've tried to farm ore, and it's as boring as all get out. I've recently started buying lamb direct from the farmer; now i know where my meat is coming from, and as am added bonus, it tastes so much better than the stuff from the supermarket. Maybe if I stick to buying ore from reputable sources, the profits that follow will also be more delicious :)
1-31-2012 @ 2:32AM
This. I probably buy about 1000 stacks of elementium ore a month from the AH, rarely at over 20g. They're definitely coming from botters, likely on hacked accounts.
1-31-2012 @ 3:45AM
A good way to learn the botters on your server is to head to Uldum and camp a spot around the rim, preferably a rich elementium or Pyrite node. Just sit there, and watch for typical 'bot' behavior:-Using a minimum-speed flying mount-Erattic Flight pattern-No Response to Whispers (try to have an alternate-faction friend in real-id to help with this part)-Minimum Gear/level for the zoneLearn these botters, put them on a list, and then check that list against the AH. It's pretty easy to avoid buying from the wrong types this way.In addition, find someone who does their own farming, and get them as your supplier. Establish a base rate, and give them a bonus every fourth delivery or so. Try to find somebody for each gathering profession you have, and share them around your guild. The more business the supplier gets, the more likely they'll join up with you, giving the guild an in-house supplier.
1-31-2012 @ 10:34AM
When I used Auctioneer I could usually tell the botters/hackers. They would sell a lot of stacks at the same price with a name like Kgthrfsnl. Since then I switched to Auctionator, which does not give the name of the seller, or if all the stacks are from the same seller, and I find that I no longer ask myself if the seller appears shady.This article makes me want to quit selling Vial of the Sands.
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