All I know is that it's near impossible to make a decent return buying low and selling high. I tried on multiple occasions. What is weird is how fast the price changes when you want to resell what you bought. I kept an eye on gold ore for about 30min. The price stayed within 24c-25c for the entire time. I bid ordered 3000 gold ore at 19c and then checked the price of gold ore again. Suddenly without warning the price drops to 20c each. At the price I was bidding, there would be no way for me to make any money off that ore so I cancelled the orders.
I decided to go small and buy 250 gold ore at 19c just as a test. I bought it and put it back up for 24c. It all sold within 15min. I only made like 2s profit. Now based on such a small profit I would have to buy thousands and thousands of ore in order to make it worth the effort. In 15min I could do like 2 quests and make 2s plus anything I get off mobs.
There are things that also make me think something isn't quite right with the TP. You would think with hundreds of thousands of players playing this game you would see more than 3 of any given item in the TP. It just seems odd that certain highly sought for items in the TP fluctuate around 3-5 at any given time but never go any higher. It's hard to believe with so many players playing this game we don't see way more of those items. Like the TP is artificially being controlled to force you to spend money on gems to get gold instead of making in-game only. Example: Only 3 Dusk swords in the TP at any given time and how many players playing GW2?
Seems to me the only effective way to make money in GW2 is to either buy gems and convert to gold or work your ass off hour after hour farming everything you can and selling it in the TP or vendor it. Because right now the TP is so tight with prices to the point where it's within a copper or two of vendor price it's not worth the effort to play the ah. I'm not saying no one can, but it's extremely difficult.
I wouldn't be surprised at all if there's people flipping precursers, there's probably a small amount of profit in it.
As for making money, i've been averaging around 5 gold per Fractal run so i wouldn't call it that hard.
Last edited by Lolsteak; 2012-12-10 at 12:25 PM.
Originally Posted by Potboza
I created a black human male called "Pedopriest" and ran him to SW.
I started asking where the schools were.
Someone said "My kids play on this server you creep! How can you live with yourself?"
I whispered back, "How old are they?"
of course the thing is rigged. look at how crappy the drops are, and how bad the pricing is for gems and or gold. its all crap. with a global economy they dont have to 'afford' being able to trying to manage individual servers. they thought they'd be clever and do an 'eve online' however eve online does sandbox mmo gaming like no other. its player-created content right down to the economy.