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This post is best read while imagining me singing the title to the tune of "Where have all the cowboys gone" by Paula Cole
. There -- good luck getting that out of your head!
Auctioneers rely on farmers for raw materials for various businesses. In fact, we rely very heavily on them, and there are quite a few markets that are only more profitable than farming in terms of gold per hour if we can do them on a very large scale ... much more than any one person can farm.
I've been flying circles around Sholazar Basin and boy, are my arms tired!
The interesting thing about the markets we work on is that it's almost no more actual work to make, for example, 150 Titansteel Bars
than it is to make 20. The only difference is in how annoying it is to find mats, and the number of Dr. Who
episodes you get to watch while AFK crafting. The difficulty of finding lots of cheap mats is really the only barrier we worry about. And any experienced auctioneer will tell you that, historically in Wrath of the Lich King
, it's been no trouble at all.
For some reason, the majority of mornings I'd log in to do my buying, I'd see absolutely dumbfounding amounts of raw mats available for ridiculous prices. Cobalt Ore
for under 20g a stack, Saronite Ore
for as low as 7g a stack, Adder's Tongue
for under 5g a stack and Eternal Shadow
for as low as 15g a stack. I have access to unlimited storage and basically unlimited money, so I did what any opportunist with a basement full of toilet paper would do: I bought every last scrap every single time, reasoning that I'd eventually find time to use it.
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