This week was a bit of a crazy one. The new merged commodity auction house released on Tuesday, and it has been riddled with bugs and issues – but also, for the first time ever on my low population server, things are selling. Sales are good for everyone, bringing casual players back to the auction house is never a bad thing. My method of thinking is that as more casual players return to the game & they actively participate in the market and earn gold by selling their commodities, they then have the gold to make purchases on their server, things like mounts and transmog. Getting activity into the AH that’s not just between gold making goblins is essential to a healthy economy. I think that this is Blizzard’s goal.
Anyway, my sales have done fantastic. There are in general, MORE people buying AND selling on the AH. Not just commodity. This makes me very happy. I reached over 4 million on my main server, and I just broke 6 million on my secondary server (both low population servers).
My goal is to try to hit 10 million on a single server within 365 days, which encompasses both the AH merge, and Dragonflight release (and hopefully things settling down, sometime). If I can maintain 25k a day, this goal should be fairly easy to reach. If I dip below that for too many days in a row, it might become an issue. So far both servers are on track, but I have over two million more on my lesser played server thanks to bringing some 304/291 gear over to sell.
I just want people to know that you can remain a goblin and work at gold making WITHOUT having to be doom and gloom about everything. Just give it some time, be patient. Explore new markets and new methods of making gold. If your time is valuable (and I would hope it is) don’t sink to the lowest common denominator and start selling commodity for super cheap. Instead move on to something else. There IS gold out there to be made. You just have to figure out the method that works for you.
As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself, and remember, time is money friend!