Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Post 4.0.1 - End of Week 1

Well, it's the end of week one, and the guild bank now sits at 315,000g (i removed a little over 200g to make it a nice round number again) - not bad, 80k to 315k in one week, that's 235k profit.

I will update on the story sometime in the next week, it should be a fun post.

Looking back, I feel I did a few things wrong.
1) I over prepared - however I would much rather over prepare than under prepare.

2) My original fall back price of 159g was not high enough, I think i could have gotten away with 259g at least on the first night.

3) by day 3 I should have lowered my threshold more. It was set at 50g for way to long.

I still have LOTS of glyphs left, i think when the ink seller changes to cata inks i should be able to sell the rest off.

Anyone else have a chance to take a look at what they did wrong in the last week?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Post 4.0.1 patch - Day 4

Today's guild bank total is 281,270g 23s 35c - that is 101,270g so far this week!

been kind of a slow day, i changed my threshold to move less inventory in anticipation of people runing out of glyphs in the next day or two. Hope this pays off.

on another side note, tonight i found 2447 glyphs listed at under 25k on my server - which is the cost to make them. I could buy them all out for 39,761g... and i'm seriously thinking about it... not sure

there are only 7,000 glyphs total on my AH right now, so i would take down slightly less than half.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Post 4.0.1 patch - Day 3 - PVP Sucks

So pretymuch the entire day today there were horde killing the auctioneers in all 4 major cities. made things very hard to post and hard for people to buy.

None the less the guild bank is up to 260,025g 30s 61c. that's 180,025g profit so far from this patch! w00t!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Post 4.0.1 patch - Day 2

Closed today out at 221,959g 58s 52c - past the old gold cap! w00t!

that puts me at 141,959g 58s 52c for this patch.

Post 4.0.1 patch - day 1

Well, servers came up about 8pm EST. Started with 80,000g, ended with 139,162g 88s 98c for a total net profit of 59,162g 88s 98c

not bad for 5 hours of play...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Patch Day Jitters

Happy 4.0.1 day everyone! Today we get to see how prepared we actually were, and how unprepared our competitors are. My main competitor told me last night (after buying out my stock of charred glyphs) that he didn’t feel he was ready and he was worried about how long crafting was going to take him after the patch 

As whitewolf said, I don’t think its possible for anyone to have over prepared for this day, if anything we under prepared. The only thing we have to worry about at this point is posting our glyphs so high that your average Joe will go to his buddy to make them for free.

Some tips for today when you log in:
1) Learn and craft the new glyphs! The first one to have these on the AH will have the most sales. 90% of the scribes probably aren’t aware they exist. I made a list of them, and you can find it here:
2) Move your fallback higher than you think you need to. Believe it or not, people will spend 300g on a glyph when there is nothing else available.
3) Post the new inscription dust that the glyph supply vendor sells for a grossly overpriced margin.
4) Triple check (you should have already double checked) that you have the correct fixes for your add-ons – if not, have fun posting everything manually!

Just to remind everyone, I am keeping track of my guild bank gold amount over in the side toolbar to the right. I started at 80k last night when I logged off. I’ve had a few people also ask me how much gold I invested in this patch… well, I spent about 85k to make my 31606 glyphs.

Feel free to post your first day profits in the comments below!

The Night Before Glyphmas

'Twas the night before Glyph-mas and at all auction houses
Competition was stirring, (those idiot louses.)
The posters were lined up in cities with care,
In the hopes that the new patch soon would be there.

The players were nestled all snug in their beds,
Not suspecting that glyphs would soon cost them hundreds.
And I, with my money (in excess of goldcap)
Had just settled in for a long Maintenence nap.

When out in Dalaran arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the Inn to see what was the matter.
Away to the portals, I flew like a flash
(Sensing wind in my nightrobe, I retied the sash.)

After rezoning and remounting my horse
I rode to the city's center of commerce.
At what, with my wondering eyes, should I stare,
But my army of bank alts, heavy laden with wares.

How could I have known, when I first lifted a quill,
It would eventually lead to this night of thrill.
More laden than pack mules, (those should be in-game)
I whistled and shouted each glyph product's name

Now Nourish!, Now Rebirth!, Now Mind Flay!, Now Smite!
From Tricks of the Trade to Beacon of Light
To the top of the Listings, beneath others' glyph walls,
Post away! Post away! Post away all!

They spoke not a word but went straight to their work,
Undercutting those other competitive jerks.
And as the first batch flew off the shelf
I pondered the dance of a cute little Belf.

And then with the next batch, my Fallback, it rose.
Those clients will now have to pay through the nose.
Secure in my placement I turned my attention
To transmuting gems, (I sense early pension!)

Though they languished for months for 2 pieces of gold,
I sense a great shift in the rate that they're sold.
As you'll hear me exclaim once the server's online
Happy Glyph-Mas to all, Pay now 199g!"

Copyright the artist known as Whitewolf on JMTC Forums

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Do You Use QA, Auctioneer or Another Auction Addon?

If so, they will be broke come 4.0.1. As of right now, none of these addons have been modified in such a way to allow auction posting at all.

Blizzard modified the StartAuction() command so that it requires a hardware event. The QA author has said he has no plans of fixing the add on.

Good luck to everyone out there

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Charred Glyphs in 4.0.1

There are currently 17 glyphs being deleted in 4.0.1... I've compiled a list for easy access...

Glyph of Dark Command
Glyph of Icebound Fortitude
Glyph of Unholy Blight
Glyph of Disease

Glyph of Survival Instincts
Glyph of Rapid Rejuvenation

Glyph of Volley
Glyph of Possessed Strength

Glyph of Arcane Explosion
Glyph of Fire Blast
Glyph of Scorch
Glyph of Mana Gem
Glyph of Fire Ward

Glyph of Siphon Life

Glyph of Barbaric Insults
Glyph of Last Stand
Glyph of Taunt

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The WoW Manhattan Project

Secret WoW Project

I logged off of StarCraft II, and logged onto WoW for the first time in… 8 weeks? I can’t remember… I’ve been to bored with WoW and to engrossed into StarCraft to care.

Anyways, I started reading up on patch notes and what not for Cata and 4.0.1. I’m not going to spoil this for anyone, but there are some MAJOR changes coming to inscription. I expect anyone who prepares enough for these changes should have no problems joining the ranks of the WoW millionaires on jmtc forums.

This blog is going to be brief intentionally, but I will say this… just stocking up on herbs and inks won’t be of much help come 4.0.

Let the Manhattan project begin!

ps I will keep the guild bank total up to date DAILY starting with 4.0.1 patch day. I plan on doing a full breakdown of my work the Tuesday following patch day.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I Need Your Help to Get My Wife to Play WoW!!

I am so bored with WoW right now. We are 10/12 in heroic ICC and the only fun that’s left is working on the 2 bosses we don’t have down yet. My rogue is geared up in mostly hard mode ICC stuff already…. Which leaves me to farm gold and work on the little dumb achievements.

As a side effect, I now have a decent amount of free time. I’ve purchased a treadmill to try and get in better shape.

Part of me is wanting to hit the gold cap before cata comes out… but it’s so boring any more. I can rake in 10-15k gold no problem a week… but I don’t need it for anything because all my toons have everything they need, and I have enough to last me through at least the first tier of raiding in cata, so why bother?

I am trying to get my wife to play WoW. I think it’d be fun to level another toon with her and get her into raiding. We have several couples that play in my guild and they seem to enjoy it a lot. Anyone have a good way to convince my wife to play?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

M&S and My Readers

Today I commented on Gevlon's blog (links in the side bar). Even though I don’t have the time to write a blog every day like him and some other people in the community, I still very much so enjoy reading several blogs and writing my own or commenting when I can.

Gevlon was discussing the reason there are so many idiots (read this as the dumbest of the M&S) in the game, basically because your average Joe who isn’t amazing at the game, but knows how to gear and not stand in fire, helps the M&S out because he believes he owes it to the M&S.

For the longest time I would not have agreed at all with this. But an incident a week ago changed my mind.

I’ve recently leveled up a rogue from 1-80. The very instant I hit 80, I queue up for the heroic daily. Mind you my gear is about 80% greens and the rest blues all from quests.

The run starts… our warrior tank only has 22k health – not a big deal, I had less when I started tanking heroics back when WOTLK first came out… I’ll give him a chance and try to help him because I’ve been a warrior tank for about 5 years now.

First trash pull in the Nexus… I tricks the tank and go to town pulling a whopping 1.8k maybe 1.9k dps. Before the mob dies… I pull threat from the tank. WTF?!? I vanish and he gains agro again… not a big deal.

This starts happening on most every pull. It doesn’t matter he starts out with tricks and gets all my threat. I pst him and ask him about his rotation, is he using shield slam? I see that he’s using thunderclap but I can’t tell what else he’s doing. He never responds.

First boss… wipe… w00t just what I wanted. I take a look at his gear, he’s got a decent amount of epics, I’d say 80% or so and a few blues. But as I look closer to his gear… I notice TONS of spirit! And better yet, no defense… apparently he thinks out of combat health regen is important. He also had no gems or enchants of any kind.

I asked him about his gear choices in party chat so the others would know. I asked why he had the wrong type of gear on, no gems and no enchants. His reply? “dude we cant all be as lucky as you with gear lol I have a life”

I think to myself… I’ve been 80 for what?? 10-15 minutes now? I have 4 days 17 hours played total on this toon?

As I’m reasoning this out to myself, I’m voted out of the group. Apparently the M&S needs the rest of the groups help than me.

On a side note, I’m amazed that despite my lack of effort in blogging on a regular basis, my reader base has grown about 20%. You guys are awesome. I hope you enjoy what I have to say and keep coming back.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Glyphs are on Fire!

This week, after going on a huge spending spree for my main and my alt, and looking at the guild bank dipping down to 56k, I fired back up the glyph machine and started posting again.

A few changes I’ve made in my strategy this time around, rather than posting for 24 hrs and canceling/re-posting twice a day, I’m now posting for 48 hours and canceling/re-posting twice a day. Why you ask? Because the competition on my server never lists all the glyphs, they are all cherry pickers. This means I have some glyphs that stay up the entire 48 hours without being undercut. This saves me time from not needing to post these glyphs as often.

So far it seems to have worked. I’ve made 9k over the last 3 days… a decently nice profit. I’ve also restocked my guild bank mats that I let get very low.

I’m going to try not to burn myself out this time around, and hopefully I’ll have more to post as this goes along.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Well... it’s been about 2 months and I've spent more gold than I've made. Yep, that’s right, I’m down to about 85k.

First I bought 11 of the 24 slot bags for my main, and to be honest I donno what else I spent. I'm just so unmotivated to keep making gold... After I hit the 100k mark it was hard to stay focused.

I've spent my auctioning time leveling up a new rogue from 1 to 57. I've also leveled my Bloodsail Pirates rep up to 10% revered... The grind of the AH just has me fried at the moment.

I wonder myself if Gevlon runs into this issue as well? He's strayed away from his gold advice and writes now about his PVP project and Blue Gear Raiding project...

So my question to you good people who still are subscribed and read, how do you keep yourself motivated? any tricks? do you set any sort of limits on yourself?


Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Big Screen TV Effect

Well... I have not touched WoW at all this week besides our raid (one shot on all bosses in ICC w00t!). The reason? I got a new home theater, and I've played with the best way to hook it up and rearrange the room all week. Also I've watched movies every night.

Hope everyone had a profitable week. I'll write something more informative when I get back from my short break!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Are 48hr Auctions Worth It?

Now that I've passed the 100k mark, I'm having problems motivating myself to keep going. Though my end goal is the gold cap, and I'm over halfway there, my lazy side is flaring up.

I'm considering pulling a Gevlon and posting every 48 hours and changing my undercut from 25s to 50s. I'm not to sure with everyone in my market using QA if the undercuts make that big of a difference to be honest, I'm not sure.

How many of you do 48 hour posts with QA? Have you had any luck? Are there any settings you have that you can't live without?

I've started teaching my boss at work how to make gold via inscription. If you have any starter scribe suggestions, feel free to leave them, I think he reads my blog.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ding... 100k

Sorry it's been so long guys... I'll go over my blog changes in a bit.

So yesterday I passed up the 100k mark. For those of you who are to lazy to read the old blogs, I've done this all from selling glyphs, inks of the sea and rune scrolls of fort. I've sold a few other things here and there like ores and gems I get on my main, but 99% of my profits are from glyphs.

Some interesting information however, I looked in the statistics tab last night, and out of my 104k gold profit, I've made a total of 208k gold from the AH.... So I'm getting a return of exactly 50% on my money

On to the blog, I feel like I started writing crap just to give you guys something to read. That's not what I want this blog to be. I want to write interesting stuff or at the very least useful stuff. That being said I will try to post at least one quality post a week.

Hope everyone has a good week!