Thursday, January 9, 2014

Competing with Phat Lewts for Profitz' Twitch Give Away

In the spirit of supporting my favorite (clown) gold maker in the community, Phat Lewts and I have started a friendly competition that is taking place on Earthen Ring - US.  The goal is to make as much gold as possible within the set time frame, while strictly adhering to the rules that we have set in place.  Once the competition has ended, we will both be donating our hard earned gold to Profitz' Mega 2014 Twitch Stream Follower Give Away. <<<< Click this link for all of the awesome details of Profitz' give away....... DO IT!!!

Competition Rules
  1. Realm: Earthen Ring - US
  2. Two characters allowed.  One main character and one bank character.  Alliance (Selltacular) vs Horde (Phat Lewts)
  3. No DKs allowed, we're doing this the 'hard' way!
  4. BoAs are acceptable, no vendoring.
  5. No battle pet selling from current inventory.  Any means of transferring gold from other servers/factions is strictly prohibited.
  6. Using the daily Blingtron quest is allowed.
  7. Begin January 9, 2014
  8. End January 23, 2014  
We have yet to decide on what the winner gets and what the loser has to do and all that nonsense.  I'm not overly concerned with that, but I plan to ask Profitz to choose.  Perhaps his twitch followers can make suggestions before our competition ends. 

Phat Lewts and I will be trading sales and purchasing data using the Accounting Export feature in the Trade Skill Master App.   I plan to save my data to share with you once this competition has come to an end.

 BAM!!!! Achievement earned!  To earn your Supporter of the Clown Achievement, click on the achievement above to get to Profitz' twitch channel and click the follow button!  Oh, if you haven't clicked that link for all of the awesome give away details yet, here's your reminder:

Profitz' Mega 2014 Twitch Stream Follower Give Away!!!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Glyph Selling - Trimming the Fat Part 1

In this series of posts, I hope to accomplish several things.  All of which should hopefully help you and I take a look at our glyphs and see which ones we probably shouldn't be bothering with.

Things to Keep in Mind

My Glyph Pricing:
  • Minimum =  60g
  • Normal = 300g
  • Maximum = 600g 
My Ink Costs:
  • Minimum = Free is good!!!
  • Maximum = 10g 
  • I do no purchase herbs/pigments/inks that result in greater than a 10g/ink cost
  • Lately with the drop in herb prices, I'll be reducing my minimum glyph prices to stay at about double my max crafting cost.
I've been posting EVERY glyph that I currently know on my main scribe.  If the prices are below my threshold, it still posts at my normal price.  For those, I've been buying all below my max crafting cost up to a stack of 20, and they're still getting heavily undercut, so we'll see the reasoning behind that later.

Best Sellers

The following list will tell you: Name - Quantity Sold - Major/Minor - Avg Sell Price - Source

Nightmares - 19 - Minor - 284g62s40c - Northrend Research
Unending Rage - 18 - Major - 258g62s23c - Trainer
Water Elemental - 17 - Major - 267g23s77c - Book of Glyph Mastery to be removed in WoD
Demon Training - 14 - Major - 278g16s34c - Northrend Research to be removed in WoD
the Treant - 13 - Minor - 268g97s00c - Minor Research
Unstable Affliction - 11 - Major - 271g78s02c - Northrend Research
Chain Lightning - 11 - Major - 270g22s99c - Northrend Research


Enslave Demon - Minor - 243g39s74c - Minor Research
Death From Above - Major - 219g37s05c - Book of Glyph Mastery
Zen Flight - Minor - 161g01s15c - Scroll of Wisdom
Regrowth - Major - 270g11s59c - Northrend Research


Mirror Image - Minor - 213g39s00c - Book of Glyph Mastery
Bull Rush - Major - 184g29s89c - Trainer to be removed in WoD
the Sprouting Mushroom - Minor - 65g46s54c - 5.4 World Drop
Penance - Major - 276g72s72c - Book of Glyph Mastery to be removed in WoD
Blackout Kick - Minor - 267g84s93c - Scroll of Wisdom
Double Jeopardy - Major - 100g63s19c - Trainer to be removed in WoD
Touch of Karma  - Major - 180g47s19c - Trainer
Demon Hunting - Major - 268g3s19c - Book of Glyph Mastery
Mind Flay - Major - 160g35s41c - Trainer


Shadow - Minor - 265g54s50c - Minor Research
Dazing Shield - Major - 254g85s84c - Northrend Research to be removed in WoD
Conjure Familiar - Minor - 284g64s26c - Minor Research
the Falling Avenger - Minor - 169g86s39c - Scroll of Wisdom
the Luminous Charger - Minor - 241g53s21c - Minor Research
Illusion - Minor - 283g35s58c - Book of Glyph Mastery
Inner Sanctum - Major - 174g26s79c - Trainer
Mending - Major - 80g07s83c - Trainer to be removed in WoD
Conflagrate - Major - 286g73s55c - Northrend Research
Cheetah - Minor - 244g68s32c - Scroll of Wisdom
the Spectral Wolf - Minor - 270g71s18c - Minor Research
Cat Form - Major - 153g51s05c - Trainer to be removed in WoD
the Blazing Trail - Minor - 143g14s63c - Scroll of Wisdom
Flame Shock - Major - 189g41s69c - Trainer to be removed in WoD
Weakened Soul - Major - 251g01s11c - Northrend Research
the Alabaster Shield - Major - 214g51s18c - Book of Glyph Mastery to be removed in WoD
Burning Anger - Minor - 87g93s27c - Scroll of Wisdom
Siphon Life - Major - 227g95s60c - Trainer to be removed in WoD
Ferocious Bite - Major - 128g70s73c - Trainer to be removed in WoD

There are a good handful of glyphs that have not sold at all for me which I will name in the next post in this series.  Also, keep in mind that I do not currently know the following glyphs, which are all Timeless Isle drops or World Drops, introduced in 5.4.  If you're after a full list of those glyphs, check out the List of 5.4 Glyphs on my 5.4 Preparation post.

Unknown Glyphs (Updated 6/04/2014)

Festering Blood - World Drop (Acquired 2/9/2014)
Swift Death - World Drop (Acquired 2/9/2014)
the Skeleton - Rattleskew (Technique can be found on AH)
Condensation - Zesqua (Acquired 5/30/2014)
the Exorcist - World Drop (Acquired 5/29/2014)
Angels - World Drop (Acquired 5/29/2014)
the Sha - World Drop (Acquired 6/04/2014)
Eternal Earth - World Drop
Purging - World Drop
the Compy - World Drop (Acquired 2/9/2014)
Elemental Familiars - World Drop
Flaming Serpent - World Drop (Acquired 2/9/2014)
Spirit Raptors - World Drop
Spirit Wolf - World Drop (Acquired 2/9/2014)
the Executor - World Drop (actually I just got this one to drop while writing this)

I should really get out on my scribe and grind these! I really can't wait to get into the details as to why some of these sell better than others.  Also, I'd like to send a huge thanks to Stede of Late Night With Stede for giving me a spreadsheet to work with for these glyphs.  That spreadsheet helped me identify the source of each glyph rather quickly.

A Little Summary

I was surprised to see that some of my top sellers are trainer taught glyphs and not surprised at all to see so many Northrend Research and Book of Glyph Mastery taught glyphs. We'll take a closer look at those in the 3rd part of this post.  Check back later for Part 2 of this series where I will list the glyphs that haven't sold at all in the last 3 months.