A Long Tail Alt is the New Bank Alt

New Bank Alt

Readers who have also seen my stream at twitch.tv/thegoldqueen will have noticed I spend a few hours per week on what looks like a mid level bank alt.

I recommend you do not have a bank alt, especially not wearing bank alt clothes/armor.  Having a level 1 alt immediately rouses suspicion from a potential buyer, who is slightly more likely to buy from what they think is a “Normal Regular Player” rather than a dodgy looking level 1 called “Marksbank” wearing a tuxedo. This goes back to my opinions about keeping a “golden reputation”.


I recommend you post your crafted items by the character which crafted them.  This avoids competitors stringing together A plus B and realising that you are not just one player but have a whole matrix of alts working in synergy.  You want to slip under the radar of competitors.  You want to appear non threatening.


Pareto Principle:

80% of your sales will come from 20% of your items.

The remaining 80% of items should be mailed to your Long Tail Alt to deal with.


More posts about the Long Tail:

Levering the World of Warcraft Long Tail Economy with Addons

Are You Harrods or Walmart?

Can you dominate the new WoW Gold microfinances?


Your Long Tail Alt

Best type of Long Tail alt is a half-leveled abandoned alt, with access to a guild bank, and lots of bag space.  They should appear to competitors as just a random mid-level character who happens to have a lot of random stuff to post on the AH.

Your long tail alt will handle:

In short:

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– The Gold Queen

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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

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  1. Cat
    Cat says:

    Doing it this way, using a long tail alt, my items are selling quicker Oh and not to mention I just made 251g in the ah on them so far. I chose my level 70 hunter whose “abandoned” as you say.

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