Once again I come to you with an entry of assorted ramblings, gibberish and gold making tips. As usual no semblance of order or flow, just a bunch of random thoughts that don't make the cut for an entire post.
Weekly farm run If you're looking to get the enchanting recipes from ulduar here's a tip. Every time the weekly is a boss from there form up a 25m group and set yourself as ML and announce that you'll be taking the enchant if it drops. Nobody ever runs that place anymore, especially not on 25, so you get a shot each week it pops up. Sadly I haven't had much luck with it.
Another thing you can look into is taking your enchanter to Nagrand in outlands and chill out around the pvp zone halaa. When your faction controls it you can buy a few BoP greens fro ma vendor that DE into triple the vendor value in TBC enchanting mats. They respawn at a decent rate (is it 15 minutes? I don't remember) so this is a good way to fuel your goose scrolls for super cheap.
Morning bids If you're like me and wake up early enough that you can take your time going about your business, it can pay off to check a few things on the AH. There's almost nobody on my server from like 5am to 10am. That means that if an auction has only a few hours left it's very likely that if you bid on it you'll win it. I've done this and saved at least a few thousand gold over time simply by bidding on something that was 2g lower than the buy out price. The same thing goes for the small hours of the morning, especially before Tuesday resets. Granted the AH bid timer is still ticking when servers are off line, but most people won't log on immediately as they come back up. And if they do, it's rather unlikely that their first thought is to check anything they bid on, more likely it's to try and get in a voa run asap since they just reset.
It's not about excess, but access The point of having a bunch of professions and materials open to you isn't so that you can have an excess of gold, but access to the means of which to make more. The more options you have mean the more gold you can make. And when the market takes a turn for the worst from a crash, material shortage, or a few campers you'll be well prepared to deal with it. When glyphs get another few campers you need to drive off you can rest assured because your epic gems will still be selling well. The more you have access to the more excess you can have.
A goblin did it! A lot of people naturally attribute a price spike or low priced item flood to a goblin. This is not always the case. In fact I would even venture to say that it's rarely the case. If you pay attention to the cycle of things you'll see that it's just a natural occurrence.
Expensive item > farmers come > supply spike > price drop > farmers leave > supply drop > expensive item.
Why do people automatically assume it's a goblin? Because an AH goblin is somebody that will make life very uncomfortable if you try to get into their markets. They have the resources to force people out and can ensure a zero profit for a good amount of time. Add on top of that their extreme willingness to do so is what makes people think "I see goblins!" Instead of thinking it's a goblin, think or it as opportunity knocking. Take the brief moments in price spikes to make some extra gold selling your own supply.
Hell if I could sell abyss crystals or cosmics for 100g each do you really think I'd be pressed about leveling enchanting? If you can get 4x the price of raw materials instead of the product, sell the materials even if you "need" them to skill up or hold a market. The bottom line is always making gold with the AH game. Think outside of the profession box once in a while, it'll do you some good.
Quality vs. Quantity Some people get worried when they're only making a few gold profit from something and start to shy away from it or drop it all together. Before you get nervous or leave that market look at just how many you're selling and not how much they sell for. Bags, glyphs, buckles, etc. They all sell at a huge rate and sometimes only for a few gold profit. In cases like that it's always valuable to stay in it if you can handle the inventory space. I say this because you're only looking at the singular sales, not the bottom line at the end of the day.
If you sell 1 epic gem for 50g profit and I sell 50 netherweave bags for a mere 2g profit, guess what? My crappy-not-worth-anything bags just got me more profit than your gem did. If you sell 40 gems I can sell a hundred bags. And if you're already at a point where you can afford all that you need the quality of sales is irrelevant.
This blog is about discovering all of the ways to make money in Rift. There are no cheats, hacks, or exploits used in any of my methods.
After amassing a 2 million gold fortune in wow I decided to come over to Rift and see how well I can do there. It is my belief that the game does not matter as much as the methods used and mine have already been proven to work and work well.