Hey folks! Back with a vengeance! Well, not really...
I was working on a post about the highs and lows of the Auction House when something hit me. What does it take to be successful in the Auction House game? Quick thinking, or better yet, NOT overthinking.
Ever hear boxers "kiss"? Well, it's more like a "ssssss", but that's what most people hear. I hear a "kiss, kiss, kiss" when I see them shadowbox, or even fight in the ring. I really think more folks do this than just my Coach. Where are you going with this Alto?
Where I am going is when we would miss a round, get caught with a "counter" or swing "pitty pats", Roddy would make us spar for ten minutes straight (it doesn't sound tough, but try it sometime, it's a bitch!) and on every punch we would have to "kiss". Or hiss. Or sssss. Really, by the end of the 10 it was more like s.
I am sure you are bored by now, but that saying holds true, even more than you could ever know. Keep it Simple. Don't Overthink.
Let's relate this to WoW. I have been talking back and forth with one of my loyal readers over some time now. One of the issues that he had is running out of stock...Inferno Rubies. We all know they have been selling crazy, and unless you had a few rows stacked up in your AH, you are probably flush out of em (or running low). My advice?
Make it a habit to restock upon selling materials. Everyday that you are logged in, check your markets. One of the best ways to do this is through a "shopping list" (1) via Auctionator:
It's easy, just click the (2) "Search for all items" and you will get a quick birds eye view (3) of your mats (The screenie is mainly for my herbs/ore, but I think you get the picture).
Still not reformed on this process? Want another story? Okay.....
Let's go back to the Inferno Rubies. If you are running out of stock, what do you do? Just say fuck it and go without? Here's my thinking:
Pyrite Ore will give you one Inferno Ruby per stack and a half after prospecting (this is an average over nearly thousands of stacks). If Inferno Rubies are sitting at 150g, then, in all reality, a stack of Pyrite Ore has a floor price of 100g (if only factoring Inferno's), right? Everything else is profit. See what I did there? I have talked about this way of thinking many times in the past, and it's a great way to get on the goldmaking mindset. Isn't it?