It's that time again, resets, crashes, bugs, and reports. Today is the day where I, Stokpile the well dressed and lover of all things shiny provide you with some nice reading material while angrily awaiting blizz to get servers back up. As usual, numbers and bottom lines come first.
Income per banker
Gems, LW, misc: 41,500
Smithing and enchanting: 60,000
Total weekly sales: 103,000 Weekly profit: 20,000 Total gold: 1,180,000
I've once again been spending on my DK. I bought an ICC 25 boe neck and ring totaling 18k for her (in addition to equipping a pair of toc epics and i251 kirin tor ring) and finally managed to break AND sustain 8k DPS in vault this week. I almost broke 9k when I could AoE the adds with pestilence and a chain of rime procs, but on the pure tank 'n spank fire boss it was a solid 8k+ start to finish. Now if I went into ICC with the pug carrying buff that'd be almost 10k. Fek yuh! So once again big sales but low profits due to my love for playing the DK chica.
Detailed Recap -------------- I'm taking a rather large risk in the epic gem market for the sheer thrill of it. I'm still stokpiling as many cheap gems as I can find and keeping my reserves up while only selling certain cuts when the price is right in hopes of one last price spike when the ruby sanctum raid comes out. Since a ton of the gear is going to be upgrades for 80% of your entire server, people will be going there a lot, especially the trinkets from 20m holy crap. So people will be upgrading their mains, alts and off specs with tons of gear that has several gem sockets.
My idea is that the cheap gems are all flooding into my pockets so when the demand hops back up there won't be anybody else (mostly) with stokpiles of gems ready to cut. Once that happens I'll be able to make a killing while severely pissing off the people that oh so love me on my server. Good times!
Other than that the profits have been steady and a bit after raids end I've managed to catch a ton of gems without any cuts on the AH. So I made a few of those and listed a handful over night and sold most of them each time. As of now, my lowest sale price is 130g which gives me a 30g profit.
Spell thread sales are still in the gutter (love ya mulegirl!) but I'm definitely not going to give up on that merkat. Enggy pets are still selling every day and since the craze has worn off I'm the main supplier. A while ago their price got down as low as 60g some times. Now they're back up to the 180g+ range. They're pretty annoying to figure out what the specific mats are and such if you're not an engineer, but if you don't mind the head ache get a few made and have some easy profit. This is one of the many situations your average AH player will come across and it comes down to more than just a heavy stokpile and an aggressive play style.
It comes down to either leaving or just having good timing to make that uber profit. Knowing your competition and market is what saves the day when you get into a drawn out battle with niche markets such as this one.
There's a few new players in the LW scene so I'm once again making sure that there's as few mats on AH as possible while cutting down on the prices. Not as easy as it sounds though as this is where all of the UF of the server have gone so supply is huge, profit margins are crazy, and demand is just as strong as ever. Bags and armor kits are now down to half of what I usually sell them for and heavy borean is down to 70 a stack, sometimes lower. Good thing I still have a couple thousand heavy borean I picked up for wicked cheap.
With all the fun and excitement going on with my pet alliance project, I suddenly kick started the glyph machine back into full throttle horde side. It took a bit to get going due to the fact that I had about 1800 glyphs that have expired still chilling out in the mail. Then I had to refill my ink stocks, mostly because I had completely ignored it and used up 90% on armor velumns. And with the weekly numbers I pull with enchanting, you know that's quite a feat in and of itself. But after that initial annoyance, I tossed them back up, crafted another hundred or so to refresh the stock and blam. Not much profit this week as I only got started up again a bit ago, but look forward to next week for much better numbers. The glyph inflation shall continue but now on both sides of the fence, hehehe!
I managed to flip another battered hilt this week for a good 1.5k profit, always makes me smile. In addition to that, toc epics have been going like crazy. So much so that I've taken to straight out clearing the AH of titansteel daily since there's no possible way I can xmute enough saronite to keep up with it all at this point. The same goes for crusade orbs, there just aren't enough of them around. I'm not going to start listing them two at a time since they have an extremely high deposit cost, but I am keeping a much closer eye on the sale speed so I may pop back in to list another set here and there.
In point of fact, I just sold the tanking AND dps chest/bracer combo a few minutes ago for almost the max price I set onto them. That gives me a whopping 1800g+ profit on the chests and 900g+ on the bracers... each. Booyah! I am allowed to say that just this once, right? Booyah?
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.