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    Problem with gold making.

    Dunno if this is the correct place to post this.. anyways -

    I recently moved to laughing skull horde side (joined a new raid guild) The realm is so dead that the AH is more or less empty meaning that no matter what i farm it will never get sold on the AH

    I usualy farm gold by doing the brawlers guild after rank 8 now that they changed it so that when you complete rank 9 and reach rank 10 you can only do challenges by buying cards, but when winning a match you do not get any loot anymore so basicaly they removed the good 2k/hour gold from that..

    So basicaly i've only got dailies left to get my gold.. any suggestions?
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  2. #2
    There comes a point on a dead server that the ah breaks down.
    You can still make money its just difficult.

    If its completely dead then id suggest the sheer scarcity of people is also destroying end game as there arent enough people to raid.

    In these circumstances id suggest transfer to a healthier server or faction change.

    Dont forget theres always the other faction.

  3. #3
    From my Experience on dead realms you can make insane profit on the AH through the lack of competition. Both from commonly used items and for Items with low demand, especially the Items with low demand.

    "no matter what i farm it will never get sold on the AH" <> Can you clarify exactly what you tried to farm and sell so we can come up with suggestions?

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Fincher View Post
    From my Experience on dead realms you can make insane profit on the AH through the lack of competition. Both from commonly used items and for Items with low demand, especially the Items with low demand.

    "no matter what i farm it will never get sold on the AH" <> Can you clarify exactly what you tried to farm and sell so we can come up with suggestions?
    I tried selling cloths like embersilk cloth/windwool cloth etc. I tried selling bags (im tailor) and i tried just selling flasks and stuff like that.
    I know the lack of competition could be a good thing but the thing is - if i have to put up the items so many times before they get sold i will probably lose gold from the cost of actualy putting them up. Heres my armory link incase you wanna check my professions etc
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...nocia/advanced

    @999tigger - I am on this realm purely because of my guild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignocia View Post
    I tried selling cloths like embersilk cloth/windwool cloth etc. I tried selling bags (im tailor) and i tried just selling flasks and stuff like that.
    I know the lack of competition could be a good thing but the thing is - if i have to put up the items so many times before they get sold i will probably lose gold from the cost of actualy putting them up. Heres my armory link incase you wanna check my professions etc
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...nocia/advanced

    @999tigger - I am on this realm purely because of my guild.

    Sell what people want amd make sure you are the cheapest. Look at what other people are selling. Are you following those rules? I think JC and enchanting are amongst he last ones to die. It is very hard to generate demand if there are no people, but you can survive on a low pop server. Have a look at undermine and see what your competitors are selling. It will either be the following imo.

    1. You arent selling what people want.
    2. You arent the cheapest.
    3. You arent putting enough effort in to ensure 1 and 2.
    4. There is insufficient demand period because there are only 5 people in org at any one time. I was looking at one of my old servers recently and there were only 3 people on org.


    As I said theres always the other faction.

    Ignocia having looked at your character (was looking for your server) then imo you are going about this in the wrong way. Try selling timed gold runs with a few of your guildies. You can charge big money. Could be a much better moneymaker than the 2k you were on about.
    Last edited by 999tigger; 2013-05-26 at 02:10 PM.

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    Oki so your Professions are Tailoring and Inscription.
    With Tailoring you can make the Epic Bag and crafted Gladiator Gear. The Bag should always Sell and the Crafted gear may expire unauctioned which nets you a 10g loss per Auction but you can craft each item with maybe four Minutes of cloth Farming and sell it for hundreds of Gold if there is little or no competition. You may also try to Link it in Trade chat to see what happens at times where at least some player activity blesses your server.
    The Illusionary Bag from Cataclysm should also sell high. Volatile Life and Volatile Earth are usually the cheapest so use those for your weekly Cata Cooldowns the most.


    You also have Inscription. If the population is low, then it should be possible to craft Glyphs for under 20g and sell for however many Hundreds of Gold you like each. Of course many will expire but you don't lose Auction House Cut from Glyphs. Also never forget your daily CD for Darkmoon Cards and check keep an Eye out for Cataclysm Herbs aswell to sell Mysterious fortune Cards. Put the Cards on AH and advertise in trade chat that people can win 5000Gold from these cards whenever possible.

    Copy this text and link it in game.
    /script DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage("\124cffa335ee\124Hitem:60844:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0\124h[Fortune Card]\124h\124r");

    And yeah you might also want to capitalize on your insane Gear.
    Last edited by Fincher; 2013-05-27 at 08:55 AM.

  7. #7
    Thanks for the advices ppl gonna try it out!

    I've honestly never understood how this sell/buy stuff works..
    Now that content is cleared i have more time investigating some of those suggestions you guys have given me.

    Thanks!
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  8. #8
    if you are on a small server with one or two very active raiding guilds the new belt buckles net a pretty descent profit. at least they sell quite well on my server which is tiny at best...

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Fincher View Post
    From my Experience on dead realms you can make insane profit on the AH through the lack of competition. Both from commonly used items and for Items with low demand, especially the Items with low demand.
    "no matter what i farm it will never get sold on the AH" <> Can you clarify exactly what you tried to farm and sell so we can come up with suggestions?
    My experience with very low (dead) realms is that you can't make decent money because even if you got the monopoly you have a lack the buyers let alone people who actually have lots of gold to spend. And even if you got rich, outside of the vendor stuff, what can you buy if the AH is empty, so what's the point?

  10. #10
    Well my experience is that you can get rich, richer than on a highly populated server perhaps but you also have to spend more gold for your needs like Food and Enchants.
    A good example are trading Card Game Items which are were very scarce during my residence on a low pop realm so I had to pay extra for persuading people to migrate on my Server for selling their TCG goods.

    But again, with your Insane Gear your Guild and You could do something like spam in trade chat, and post on your realm forums about boosts to the Pandaland Raider Achievment for 300k or boosts to some HC Bosses where your Guild doesnt need Loot.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Ignocia View Post
    Dunno if this is the correct place to post this.. anyways -

    I recently moved to laughing skull horde side (joined a new raid guild) The realm is so dead that the AH is more or less empty meaning that no matter what i farm it will never get sold on the AH

    I usualy farm gold by doing the brawlers guild after rank 8 now that they changed it so that when you complete rank 9 and reach rank 10 you can only do challenges by buying cards, but when winning a match you do not get any loot anymore so basicaly they removed the good 2k/hour gold from that..

    So basicaly i've only got dailies left to get my gold.. any suggestions?
    I know to a certain extent what you are going through. I am currently on a RP server. Well I transferred here from an active PVE/PVP raid progression realm. Its quite the polar opposite on this realm. End game enchants, gems, PVE gear sells quite slowly and often times for far less. Competition is often times high cause of this which leads to massive undercutting just to get a single sale.

    Its quite not feasible for me to transfer off the realm since I've got a few characters levelled up already.

    The lack of many serious raid progression and a PVE focused and driven player base hurts gold making. But there are other markets to make gold in like the battle pet markets and the transmog markets. However, I couldn't find myself spending game time trying to level a pet from 1-25 and selling it for 3K gold. I can make more gold simply flipping stuff in a fraction of the time.

    But the best money makers I found are your returning customers. Make sure to get a foot in certain markets, don't try competing on the AH. Advertise via Trade Chat. People are always on the look out for good deals. Offer someone a good deal and a high probability you have a customer that will come to your the next time they need something. Often times they tip well as well + the cost of the item.

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