After being stuck at ~435k for what felt like forever, I finally cleared the hump and sped past the 500,000g finish line this weekend.
My normal revenue is around 3k a day with just gems, but it is amazing what you can pull out of your hat when you know you can (finally) go back to not caring about hitting arbitrary goals if you just get that last little bit. That last little bit came partly from not re-investing my capital for a whole weekend (and there were some nice deals like fifty stacks of 30g/stack Azshara’s Veil that will probably pop back up to 80g-100g in the next few weeks), and also cashing out some investment material like ~14 bars of Truegold. I had a few Darkmoon trinkets up on the AH too, and it was sorely tempting to fire sale them on Trade for 10k when I knew they will go for 16k-18k eventually.
The interview with WarcraftEcon is done and will be posted sometime in the coming weeks. In the process of writing the interview, I happened to look at the MySales data that has been captured since Cataclysm:
Minus the BoE epic flipping (Fury of Angerforge, etc), my top 5 revenue streams this expansion:
- Darkmoon Trinkets (169k)
- Flask of Draconic Mind (33.8k)
- Volatile Air (28.3k)
- Inferno Ink (21.5k)
- Enchant Weapon – Landslide (20.6k)
One thing that floored me right away was the Volatile Air. Obviously MySales does not differentiate stack sizes as it states I only sold “40″ when I have basically been selling 13-16 Air stacks * 40, but damn. Hope you guys have been doing your daily transmute in Uldum on a regular basis! The Inferno Ink was another head-scratcher up until I realized that my average Volcano sale was 20,000g when that card has been below 10k for months now – in the heady days of the new expansion, I must have been pushing inks out like crazy. Oh, wait… I was. Finally, I am happy to see that the Maelstrom Gambit so far has been paying out some healthy dividends.
Incidentally, still have not sold the Windwalk scroll from before and Power Torrent is barely profitable. If there is one piece of sage advice I can offer people though, it would be this: bet on 2H Strength classes. In my experience, either more people have 2H Strength classes or 2H Strength classes are more willing to pay their dues. Or maybe it is harder (or easier!) to gear. Or something.