Making Warcraft Gold With Glyphs
Part two of the How to Make Gold With series
Today I will focus on Glyph making with my Inscription character on World of Warcraft.
This is a graphics intensive post, and I have shrunk some of the images. Click the images for the full size.
Inscription Agenda for the day:
- Deal with overnight sales.
- Cancel undercut glyphs.
- Repost undercut glyphs.
- Restock glyphs into inventory.
- Craft and post glyphs.
- Continue to occasionally scan for and react to undercutting across the Auction House.
Grab The Gold
The first thing I need to do is pick up the gold from the glyphs that sold overnight.
I will send my overnight earnings across to my main along with any other drips of gold that I earn throughout the day, as I earn them. Sometimes small amounts such as 100g, sometimes a larger blast of a few thousand.
I keep a small amount of gold on the scribe so I can buy inscription mats (herbs and parchment) after I have finished dealing with yesterday’s work.
Using Trade Skill Master, I can cancel the glyphs that have been undercut.
363 out of about a thousand posted glyphs is quite reasonable.
Get Cancelled Glyphs
I start picking up the cancelled glyphs in the mail using Postal addon. There they are.
Trade Skill Master takes very little time to post all the glyphs at the prices I want.
The Glyph prices have a wide range, from around 35g to 200g.
Glyphs sell according to whether they are needed, and whether your glyph is the cheapest currently listed.
Players generally do not wait around to buy a glyph another day. They want their glyphs immediately and will simply buy the cheapest available.
Time to buy some herbs from the Auction House now!
To make some Ethereal Ink, I check the lowest prices out of all the Outland herbs available on the Auction House.
Auctionator shopping lists let me compare the prices of all the herbs from Outland, and then I can simply buy a whole bunch of the cheapest herbs.
I can repeat this using Auctionator shopping lists, or use the Trade Skill Master shopping facility to buy the mats I need.
(Don’t forget, you can click any image to see the full size!)
Milling Macro for Scribes
I pick up the herbs in my mailbox with Postal addon, and use my milling macro to mill all the herbs I’ve bought.
/use (herb name)
/use (another herb name)
The pigment is turned into ink with a ‘create all’ button from the Profession > Inscription window.
Restock Glyph Inventory
Now that all of yesterday’s glyphs have been reposted, I can take stock of my inventory and see which glyphs I need to remake.
Click ‘restock queue’ in Trade Skill Master to populate and fill the list of glyphs that you need to craft to fill the place of those sold overnight or since the last time they were posted.
Total Mats cost estimated at 73g and estimated profit at 6,200g is not a bad return on investment (ROI)!
The red materials are those that are not in my inventory and that I will need to buy. I start crafting with the ‘craft next’ button on Trade Skill Master.
Green glyphs can be crafted immediately, blue glyphs show one or more of the requested glyph can be made but not all. Red glyphs are those that have no materials at all.
Sometimes I am so busy with cancelling, reposting, crafting, taking stock, milling, picking up mail, and sending gold across to my main, that I have to multi-task and do two things at once. Here I’m crafting 21 Midnight Ink and picking up the undercut and cancelled glyphs for reposting
Using these just-in-time methods, I can keep approximately 1,000 glyphs (sometimes more sometimes less) on the Auction House at all times at the lowest prices.
From time to time, I continue to scan for undercuts, cancel them and repost at the cheapest prices.
If I’m now satisfied that I have got all the glyphs I want on the Auction House at the prices that I want, I can happily leave them ticking away and spend an hour or so doing something more interesting like Jewelcrafting or running an instance, or finishing daily quests. I’ll come back and check for undercuts periodically throughout the day.
Selling Vendor Items on the Auction House
Another great seller today has been a couple of items you can buy from the vendor
Profit: 4g 73s each
Profit: 1g 25s each
I have blurred the buyer’s names to spare their embarrassment!
Gold made with Glyphs
Opening Accountant addon later in the day, I can see how much I have made on my scribe today by sorting to the ‘day’ and choosing the name of the scribe from the character list.
The poor guy, I’ve only left him with 40s 27c profit for his work, but he’s mailed over 10,000g to my main.
Because Inscription is almost entirely automated with the addons, I can count Inscription as a residual income.
Making glyphs continues to make gold for me day after day.
All screenshots were created today, March 13th, 2011, by me, the ‘Gold Queen’
- Trade Skill Master
- plus a milling macro
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The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.