Round three of our 100 runs of Sunwell – for once, something actually sold. I sold a cloth tailoring recipe for 40k this week, so that’s one entire sale from 30 runs of Sunwell so far. The 3rd round was.. abysmal to say the least. To recap, the first 10 runs lootappraiser valued the runs at: 267,948g (and we sold zero). Our next ten runs were valued at: 43,068g (and we still sold zero). This time our value (according to the region market value) was 27,911g. However, we did sell one single pattern, so that was.. something, at least. Each round of 10 runs gives roughly the same amount of currency, items looted, and even noteworthy items (which I should probably reduce, it’s set at 100g value right now, but I don’t want to change it mid way through this experiment).
What does this mean? It means that in 30 runs, we’ve sold one recipe for 40k. Now, if you take a look at the time spent running 30 runs, it’s less than 3 hours, so by a gold per hour count – 40k is not that bad. It’s over 10k per hour. Ideally I try to factor about 10k gph (gold per hour) for farms, unless it’s something I want special. I know some people want more, and there’s lots more to be made, but that’s my base.
We haven’t gotten anything especially good yet, and that’s just one more reason why when you watch those videos that claim you can make millions of gold by simply running a dungeon over and over again – you have to keep in mind that if nothing sells (or drops) then all you have is a whole lot of wasted time.
Let’s see what next week brings.