“I Need Dis”
When you have a need for an item, or a service.
Whether for fun, for achievement, for raid, for pvp, for RP for goodness knows what.
When you need something in World of Warcraft, watch how you acquire it.
Step outside yourself, and watch objectively.
What sources do you tap in order to get the item?
Try to make it? Try to buy it? Try to bargain with friends to provide it? Trade for it? Research it and find the easiest quickest way?
Learn from the Need
Learn from this.
Because the way that you search for something, is the way that other players search for it.
Every time I hunt for something on the Auction House I take note of
- The spread of prices
- The number available
- The sellers’ names
- The times of day they are available, and when they are cheapest
- The stack sizes – available as single items or in stacks of 10, 20, 200 ?
- How fast they are selling
Then I also check
- Could this item be got another way?
- Research the crafting methods or the farming methods on the interwebs
- Is someone selling in trade?
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Not only so that you minimise your expenditure …
But also so that you know the market when it comes the time to SELL
Making use of Needs when its time to sell
I recently got into pet battling.
In order to quickly defeat Squirt in the Garrison Menagerie quest for extra XP, I needed a Weebomination pet.
I watched how I bought it:
- I wanted it quickly (noted!)
- I went straight to the AH, instead of researching (noted!)
- I checked the level 1 Weebomination pets, and the level 25 Weebomination pets (noted!)
- I saw that there were several at level 1 but only a few at level 25 (noted!)
- I was prepared to pay extra to have a level 25 ready to use immediately (noted)
Today in my menagerie quests I won my own Weebomination.
I’m ready to sell him
So I went back to my mental notes
- In AH
- Could sell as 1 or 25
- Level 25 more expensive
- Players ok to pay more
Today I will be leveling my Weebomination to level 25 and selling it on the AH for just over 2,000g.
Because I watched what I did when I needed something.
Don’t just watch yourself though. Watch your friends. Watch your guild mates. Watch strangers in trade chat and on the AH.
Watch what is needed.
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 11 garrisons, 17k+ achievements, 1593 days played, and over 32 million 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.
p.s. People tend to need raid consumables. Start with those.