As I'm jumping back into blogging again i was looking for some inspiration. As i perused some of my favourite WoW Blogs i found what i was looking for........ Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival.
So here's my submission and hopefully if i can can get it posted before the deadline and its worthy, Cold will be kind enough to include it with the other quality posts he will no doubt have submitted.
When the remote auction house was announced i have to admit i was one of the first to jump on the band waggon. Sure ill pay blizzard some extra money to be able to play the Auction House while i wasn't at my gaming rig. Not only that but when i found out i could use it on my iPhone i was jumping for joy. Can anybody say "mobile WoW" on my breaks at work. So i started to play with it and eventually it became an "extra string in my gold making bow". As part of this blogging carnival i wanted to explain a few reasons why i found it so useful and a couple of tips I've picked up using it.
Cross faction auction house.
This is by far the best use in my opinion for the remote AH. No longer did i need to park a toon in booty bay and login to him during my play time just to view what was available. It had actually become far too tedious to bother with to be honest, and generally rather than search for the usual cross-faction pets and recipes on the Cross faction AH i would just wait for them to appear in my factions AH and buy them out if they were at a resellable value.
On my old server (High Pop) i started using the Remote AH on my phone to not only snipe cross faction traders (Yeah i can hear the Booing and Hissing already) but also i did all my Cross faction selling and buying on my mobile app. Due to my night shift working patterns, i was often around at "Silly O'clock" and you'd be surprised what bargains i could pick up.
On my current server (Genjuros EU, aka ghost town Low Pop) i use the cross faction feature on the remote ah in a totally different way. I noticed that a alliance player was constantly posting cheap ally pets at the same time (around 4am) every other day or so. I actually remember setting up an alarm on my mobile "GO BUY PETS NOW" so that i didn't miss his posts, that's how regular his posting was. I would simply login on my mobile, buy his pets and flip them for as much as 10x what i got them for. Talk about printing money. Ive gotta admit the market has dried up recently on my AH (not only for these pets but generally on all items too) and i no longer buy from this guy, but all the gold i made was a great addition to my actual online gold grinding, and not only that but i did the majority of it whilst on the commute back home after work.
Being able to watch the AH late at night and Early in the morning really helps me get the best deals on stuff, a lot of players are logging off at this time and this puts the buyer at a great advantage. We've all done it, the raids just finished we've been playing for hours and our eyes have started to get that fuzzy hue to them. We just quickly run to the auctioneer and sell off the days haul and log off. When we return to the game the following morning we find the gold waiting in our mailboxes is a little shy? On closer inspection we find that that stack of Scarlet rubies that we thought we posted as singles at single prices was actually posted as a full stack for the price of one. Oh no the midnight madness set in and now our gold pot has been left a little less full. Now before i get even more booing and hissing I'm not one of those players anymore that would simply buyout the afore mentioned stack of rubies and just laugh at the guys silly mistake. Ive learnt over my time as a gold goblin that this isn't the best way to make gold, especially on a low pop server. I'm actually that guy who would send back maybe 19 of the rubies for COD of the amount of gold id spent on them, with a little note saying "check your pricing and get more sleep" then privately laugh at the guys silly mistake. But ignoring my karma induced tangent, there honestly there are some great Midnight Madness deals available for those whom like me cant get to a gaming rig due to being at work but can grab a few bargains on their mobile.
The main against i had from the Remote AH was the lack of addons. I hadn't used a "vanilla" AH format really since the start of BC. Ive gotta admit this worried me a little and meant no doubt that i missed deals purely and simply because i didn't know what things were worth. I tried creating spread sheets, checking out WoW head and carrying a little notebook with all my server market prices on but still i would miss great deals. Well here's my little tip for those of you out there that are new to the remote AH, especially when using the app on an iphone.
On an iphone you can add websites to your home screen and the two little websites i use in conjunction with my mobile WoW armoury app are of course the Undermine Journal and WoWuction. All you need to do is select your realm on either website and then tell safari to add that page to your home screen. Both sites are not only great for getting market values of those few items that you don't know the actual value for, but also will help you search out those extra deals.
Well i hope you found my take on the Remote AH useful, as its now free you may as well go download it and give it a try. If nothing else you can just watch your own auctions sell whilst your away from your computer, trying to come up with your next gold making scheme.
Until next time this is Kyranno saying See ya!!!