Archives for June 2009

Over Jon’s Shoulder #4: Cross Faction

Cross Faction Trading Revives the Glyph Market

I kind of hate to keep harping on the glyphs market, since there are so many, many other opportunities you can set up for huge auction house profits. But glyphs have been such a big gold maker for me this year. And I know some of you are bummed out by the mess that has been created in this market niche since patch 3.1. So I can’t resist one more kick at the can, so you can see how I’m still making several hundred gold per day with glyphs, in spite of everything :)

Also, this gives me a chance to show you how to carry on cross-faction trading efficiently by using Auctioneer add-on’s “Arbitrage” search function. Once you’ve spotted a cross-faction trade opportunity, Auctioneer can simplify the process for you… a lot!

The main points to get out of this over-my-shoulder demo include:

  1. there are a lot of inexperienced sellers dumping high-value glyphs at low prices
  2. it’s very likely that you’ll see big differences in pricing between the Horde and Alliance factions on your server
  3. you can take advantage of the situation to make massive gold profits fast
  4. Auctioneer Advanced has an “Arbitrage” searcher module that can help you do cross-faction trades more easily
  5. you still need to rely on your own tracking skills and item knowledge (rather than Auctioneer’s average price data) to maximize your profits… even though the margins on cross-faction trades may be enormous

Now, if you don’t know anything at all about cross-faction trading, watch this video closely, and I think you’ll get the idea. Then run over to my Massive Gold Blueprint site and get my MGB gold guide videos, x-faction is one of the power techniques I explain in detail in the Blueprint method.

Happy gold making!

– Jon