No, I'm not participated in the Lunar Festival this year, because I'm to lazy :)Proposed legacy loot rule changes looks interesting. I think this will stimulate a large number of players to go through the old dungeons. At least, at first.
Where do you draw the line? Do you snipe the Auction House? Have you ever sent something back or been asked to send something back, what did you do?- I felt very bad about sniping when I started to play ah :D But I tried it anyway - just out of curiosity - I wanted to find out how much I can make in 1 month. I play on high pop server, and it turned out that I don't have enough time/luck for sniping to even pay for my 2nd account. So it's win-win situation for me - I don't do it anymore and I don't have to feel bad about myself :D
haha. i wouldn't consider those above listed activities as a "gray" area or underhanded. that's smart business. they didn't strongarm or pressure the seller. they happily agreed. they got what they wanted. some people aren't even pet collectors and just have ultra rares by chance. they won't care to lose it. and as long as nobody tells them they sold a 50k pet for 1k, they'll be happy. if i had the time and patience, i'd do the same thing. but i'd only have the energy to get the ones i needed for my collection and then call it a day. too lazy to repost pets for months. :p
I still make a lot of gold with glyphs using TSM. The reposting is tedious but worth it. Druid glyphs sell the most, but DH glyphs have higher profit per glyph.
Can relate over the Goblin Ethics a bit, just yesterday I was pocking the Trade channel for some materials as the only ones left on AH were seriously overpriced (Leyblood; Gem Chip)
Glad that the lunar festival gives us all this cool mog and all. Just I wish it was useable for the year round
Thank you for the inscription guide!
Good news! TSM4 look's cool!
inscription is not bad at all to making money, i spend a lot of gold to buy all glyphs for my rogue, paladin and dh.
IRL it is different, but when something is for sale in WoW, then you either see it on the AH or you see it in a trade window, and the price is there too. There is no possibility of misrepresentation. If you accept and press Trade/Buy, you take the full responsibility. The only problem here is the fact that the responsibility for one's actions is a hallmark of an ADULT, and we do have children playing... and gold now is worth real money, too. Very little money, but still.Nevertheless, I still see that as a good way to teach children about taking responsibility for what they do. If it stings, all the better; they will remember the lesson well, and it will serve them well IRL.WoW has historically had MANY pitfalls like the ones described. In WotLK times, I saw something strange. I was buying arrows for my Hunter for a raid... the Hunters had to use consumable Arrows back then, and while there were cheap vendor arrows, the best epic quality Arrows were exclusively made with Engineering. I was used to buying the stuff en masse, by stack... and I saw a whole bunch of ...single Arrows, offered at downright extortionate price, just a copper below a price of the cheapest full stack. I didn't get what was going on, so I bought an extra stack, and posted all of it split into single arrows, at a price a few silvers below that of a full stack.I was shocked the next day when I logged in and found a little fortune waiting for me in the mail. At first I wasn't sure, but then, I decided it was okay. If I could always check what I'm buying, then everyone else can. If I am posting a single Arrow, then everyone can see it is a single arrow. If they still buy it, then they clearly accepted the price. Heck, Blizzard even has a loadscreen tip about the AH, something along the lines of "Bid carefully, because you can't call off your bids".The real red line is where you're going out EN MASSE to deliberately targeted people, trying to offer them a price which you KNOW is well below not only the prices they can see on the auction house, but ALSO below the prices that you know the pets can be actually sold for. In other words, when you're deliberately, repeatedly trying to bypass the in-game trading platform in order to get something those people have, and making a profit off them.And a case in point from another side. I contacted a goblin because I just finished the ICC legendary questline, I already had the Crimson Deathcharger, and I wanted a Hilt. Offered a 1:1 trade. He said "I think it's worth way more, and I don't want to scam you like that. If I sell, I will send you half the difference in price - that way both of us get something". I thanked him and we parted ways... and a few days ago he just poked me with a "I have 35k that has your name on it".Now, THAT is what I call goblin honesty.I don't have to add that this particular goblin will now make my recommendation for any deals on the server, right?That's how you make your name in business.
I like that Blizzard is watching and adjusting things to account for how the in game economy works. I'm also sad that I've only been using this method for a month and it will change before I can get all my order halls setup.
Regarding the ethics of sniping: I tend to look at who is behind the auction. If it looks like an experienced player I snipe it and laugh all the way to the bank. If it seems like a new player I often place a bid at the level they are asking AND send them a message about it, most of the time offering a higher price, about 20-50 % of what I think I would sell it at. A new player at lvl 60 being offered 15-20 k for a Chan's Imperial accepts 10 times out of 10... And then I resell it at 100 k (based on a true story last month) feeling good both for myself and the first person. I have on occasion also bought the item at the asked price and then afterwards mailed the seller and offered them some gold. I remember once where I bought an Elemental Mage Staff (worth 15k at that time) for a mere 18 silver and I felt so bad about it that I kept it in my bags for months before I posted it in the AH. My mails to the seller wasn't answered so I couldn't send it back.Also, if someone mails be about a snipe I usually make a deal with the seller.
A few months ago, I went to post some Titanium Bars and someone had 160 bars (in stacks of 20) for 10g per bar. I bought them all and never looked back.On the flip side, in Mists, I missed a zero and sold a Depleted Khorium Rocket for 8k instead of 80k. I cried a liitle, but I never looked back then either. I learned a lesson then, "Slow Down" is what the Pandas always said. Since then, I take my time when posting auctions.
TSM4 is looking pretty sexy. Excited for its release, I wouldn't be a great beta tester for it though. =(
I had never heard of TSM3 before this post, but it looks interesting. I've wanted to try out addons like that but I have been avoiding it since I was never sure when I'd need to stop playing for eventual medical reasons. Since radiation treatment is over, maybe I can try some new things.
About sniping ethics, I agree that if the item original owner messeges you claiming it was a mistake you should return it to him and advise him to be more careful next time. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't snipe at all. I actually don't snipe a lot, but I've gotten some nice deals in the past and no one contacted me so... easy gold, I won't complain.
I really don't see the point to increasing the cost for missions that give BoS. Honestly, I'll be so glad to be rid of the follower system. I'm sick of spending an hour a day logging in to all of my 110's just to switch their missions. I'd like to actually PLAY the game.
Discussion Point:I haven't been pleased with Inscription in Legion. 3 of my toons have it since WoD allowed us to make Staves/Wands/Off-Hands long ago. Looking back, when Legion dropped I should have changed.You did give me some good ideas and remind me that druid and appearance glyphs will still sell, Tomes too, however, Codex of Tranquil Mind aren't even available on my realm (should I make one?) I will make some tonight and see. Thanks for introducing me to your channel and your successes here.
No haven't done lunar festival this year. No interest to. Glad blizzard has taken note of the effects on Xmog farmers. I read somewhere that more of the player base redo old content then current.