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Gold Capped: WoW Prospector and mailbag {WoW}

Jul 29th 2010 1:53PM My thoughts exactly. Someone is undercutting you, so you report him? Hilarious!

The AH game is cut-throat. I know of one AH player who works from home and keeps a separate computer logged in to WoW the majority of the day, just to cancel-repost. The solution to this is up to you, but it's certainly not "omg Blizz, plz ban this guy for undercutting me."

Gold Capped: The Undermine Journal {WoW}

Jul 15th 2010 12:57PM This tool is only a few weeks old, so don't feel like you've been missing much. And a lot of it is in the "too much information, but shiny" category.

There are several real benefits to this tool:

1. Folks who are new or inexperienced to markets can find out historical prices of certain items. Auctioneer historical data is of little value if there's only one or two scans of "history".

This provides the useful service of helping folks price their items based not on just a couple of days data (there could have been a peak or trough) but on the proper market value. This is tremendously useful to new AH players, but also to long-time gold junkies -- nobody knows the correct market price and history of every item! (Though it does seem that I know way, way too many :|).

2. Searching AH competitors and finding odd niche markets you'd never thought of. This could have the strange side effect of wrecking niche markets. For instance, the Faces of Doom/Iron-Bound Tome market on my server had only 2-3 competitors and was an OK earner (slow sellers, but consistently averaging about 1 a day). Since this blog mentioned them as a good item for scribes to sell, the market is much tougher, with at least ten different people reposting at various times, and prices dropping about 25-30%.

The "wow.com effect" which changed the scribe-book market on my server will will also hit The Undermine Journal, and I'm actually shocked that the site is up and running perfectly today as it's probably getting hammered as thousands of new people bookmark it and search search search! :) It's always a sure bet that whenever Gold Capped mentions a market, that market will change drastically as folks pile on.

On a side note, a Remote AH API was not officially released, but on the official site, it's all done via javascript/xml and would be quite easy to automate as TUJ has done. My concern here is that since TUJ is automating Remote AH calls, it's violating the ToS -- in fact, it's pretty clear that it is. The Remote AH ToS specifies that all battle.net and WoW rules apply to it. However it's clearly not being enforced right now as some bloggers on various realms have reported instant undercuts on many items since the Remote AH went live, and are speculating (fairly, I think) that gold farmers are using the "API" to control certain markets. Very scary, and really game breaking, unlike TUJ.

Gold Capped: The basics of selling glyphs {WoW}

Jun 16th 2010 6:47PM The glyph market can be very profitable, but like this article says, requires a ton of time spent cancelling and reposting. If you have that sort of time, eg. don't mind constantly cancelling and reposting all night on a laptop while watching TV or whatever, and never raiding, PVPing, or doing anything else interesting in game, enjoy your stacks of money!

Enter to win an Ethereal Soul-Trader {WoW}

Jun 2nd 2010 3:47PM Yay! I want to win!

Maintenance day loot from WoW.com {WoW}

May 18th 2010 3:37PM Hey! A comment! \o/

Leave a comment, win fabulous prizes! {WoW}

Mar 30th 2010 2:39PM Oh look, I'm entered! I hope! Yay loot cards! Yay wow.com!

The Cost of Sharing Entrees - What Can I Get You Folks? {Slashfood}

Mar 25th 2010 3:02PM And with this latest in a seemingly never-ending string of annoying, useless, and grating articles from Hanna, that's me deleting my Slashfood bookmark. Any blog that continues to employ this career whiner simply doesn't deserve anyone's traffic. I know plenty of servers, and all of them are quite happy with a 20% tip and don't tell their customers what they want to bloody well eat or how much.

Olympics-Inspired Cocktails {Slashfood}

Jan 29th 2010 6:45PM This sounds tremendous actually. Like a super-Caesar, which seems to be far more popular in Canada than in the US. Vodka, Clamato, worcestershire.