Greedy Goblin

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hit the road again

So, once again (and most probably for the last time), I'm transferring. The target is Arathor-EU, my old server. I made no arrangement with any guilds, I simply went there because of all my other chars and my GF's chars are there.

This time collection of goods to get below 20K was easier. Mostly frost lotuses, flasks, titanium ores/bars, arctic furs, some epics and crusader orbs (the 3 closed bags hold personal items with no business value):


What really surprised me was the extreme stability the Stormscale market shown despite my huge stockpiling. The bought goods simply reappeared in the AH in a couple of hours at the same price. It seems some people have stockpiles of these goods that were able to handle my mass-buying. I'm honestly surprised because of it, I expected serious price increases because of such demand spike.

My guess is that every major trade goods materials are covered by mass resellers, who buy underpriced items, have contracts with farmers for CoD buying and they sell all their stockpiles at a stable price for low but still nice profit. They are capable of sucking up supply spikes (some ninja dumps a guild bank) and demand spikes too.

Transfer complete, here I am again.

23 comments:

comradevik said...

I hope you sell those orbs right away. Price is dropping by the second.

Eaten by a Grue said...

So based on this, what would you estimate to be the value of the economy? Do you think there is a billion gold worth of items and currency out there, either on the AH, or ready to be sold?

Gevlon said...

I'll obviously will sell them fast.

The size of the economy will be a post Friday

Anonymous said...

Orbs went from 4.5Kg to 600g in my server in 2 days.

Best of luck in your move. I can't wait to see your new project.

Anonymous said...

Why are orb prices falling? Are vendors exchanging it for emblems of triumph already? 4500g to 600g is pretty insane in 2 days.

Wooly said...

By the way, a bit off-topic, but I remember that you wrote that there would be video footage of that blues Ulduar 10 run with your previous guild. Did I miss that, or is that not going to happen?

Roger said...

(the 3 closed bags hold personal items with no business value)

3 bags with no business value? Okay, hold it right there! Who are you and what have you done with Gevlon?!

Xanthul said...

Roger does have a good point. Now I'm wondering what's in the bags.

Anonymous said...

Pretty easy, gears not used? Trinkets and so on. Pretty sure they cant be sold right?

Xanthul said...

If I had to guess it would be situational gear (frost resist gear) and side grades.

Ewyn said...

Welcome back to Arathor!

But I have to say that I'm a bit sad as I know that my (Ewyn) part of the glyph market now will be gone for ever.

I can only hope that you will not run your glyph buisness every week.

Carra said...

The 20K gold limit makes little sense.

Every time someone rich transfers the supply of a few expensive items can crash for a period of time. This can hardly be what Blizzard wants.

Nils said...

It's probably his T1 set as it took so long to collect he just cannot get himself to throw it away ;)

Yoco said...

Wb on Arathor :)

Nice timing, as there was a bit of a glyph market shake-out the past few weeks (after your guide article), and some of the persistent campers have been missing now for a few days as a result; Net result: the glyph market seems recovering and less dominated by campers.

Anonymous said...

Was the cost of your contract too cumbersome?

another Anonymous said...

@annon

if you read you wouldnt have to ask the question he posted already why the contract was of no more value. and it had nothing to dfo with cost as evidenced by the transfered wealth.

jack said...

so I didnt notice any titansteel bars or stacks of gems?

Anonymous said...

Roses, picnic baskets and wine for dates in nagrand with his GF!

Zanathos said...

You certainly have never struck me as a sentimental guy, but I hope you enjoy returning to your old home.

Anonymous said...

what's in the bags?

The blue gear used for the "blue run" to Ulduar for sure. Maybe the Gear that he replace while in the guild.

Old Gear? Maybe some T1, T2 gear that he collected while doing some achievement of some sort.

Side Note: I don't know why orbs are drooping so fast in value... I mean 35 Emblems of Triumph is not that easy to collect. Plus you need 8 for the good stuff.

Bearcowcat said...

Hey Gevlon,

How long did it take you to liquidate your glyph inventory before transferring? How did you approach it?

Anonymous said...

Seriously Gevlon - you don't wear 100% epic gems? I know how you feel about the marginal performance value of these things (and I agree). But come on what is the point of being gold capped if you don't treat your toon to the fanciest stuff.

Anonymous said...

the imaginative wealth makes him hard considering he is poor IRL. to each his own...