Inscription - Excel profit file

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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I've made a new Excel file to help me decide how to make best use of all the herbs I purchase. I've been buying about 200 stacks of herbs daily and deciding how to turn all those pigments in a healthy profit has taken me a lot of napkin math, so it was time for an updated version of my Cataclysm profit file.
I haven't included the option to create Inscriptions and vendor those as explained in my post about Vendoring Inscriptions. While it can reward a good profit, with the Ink trader accepting Ink of Dreams for Starlight Ink it's currently just not a viable option. If Inks prices drop by a great margin it'll be worth it again and I'll probably include the option in the file.

The Excel file can be found on Google Docs: Mists of Pandaria Herb profit sheet

Like with all my other Excel files, if you want to share this please share this blogpage or do not change the header in the Excel file. I'm a starting blogger and would enjoy a bit more traffic and directing people to this blog allows them to comment so I can further improve the file if needed.

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Easy buying on high population servers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Over the past days I've spend a lot of time buying herbs, milling them for pigments and create inks to resell the Starlight Ink. On the high population server I'm curently playing on I've noticed one major difference compared to my previous server; browsing the Auction House is slowww. So slow in fact that it's a lot more efficient to use Blizzard's Remote Auction House instead of TradeSkillMaster (TSM).

Buying loads
The process which enabled me to purchase the needed herbs quickly was a combination of scanning the Auction House with TSM and buy the cheapest auctions through the Remote Auction House. I'm not online 24x7 so for me it's no big deal to scan for the herbs from in-game, logout and buy from the Remote Auction House. I'm assuming most know their way around TSM so I'll focus on Remote Auction House in this post.

The required steps to quickly buy herbs are:

  1. Open the Remote Auction House app on your phone or tablet and go to the Auction House and choose 'Browse':
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  2. Tap 'Search' and select 'Trade Goods' and 'Herb' as 'Categories', if you want to you can limit the search to specific herbs I never bother:

  3. Scroll down untill you've found the herb you want to purchase, tap the herb (I choose Green Tea Leaf in this example:

  4. If there are a lot of Auctions at the same price the Remote Auction House will stack them. By tapping those stacks you enter the buying screen:
     
  5. In the following screen you can select the amount of stacks you'd like to buy, you can select any amount up to the total amount of stacks and the Remote Auction House will purchase them in seconds:
     
This little trick enabled me to buy way faster than I'd be able to with TSM due to many timeouts and long time spend 'searching for auction'. Just remember you can only buy 200 auctions per day through the Remote Auction House so choose wisely :)

Vendoring Inscriptions

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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I've returned to World of Warcraft and after a few weeks of leveling a new toon on a completely different realm I've returned to World of Auctions as well, yay me! :)

Rags to riches
Over the coming weeks I'll post about my progress into forming a new empire, I haven't migrated any of my characters to the realm I currently play on so I've started with absolutely zero resources. My new main is running around in Panderia but since I'm taking a more casual approach I'm only level 86, therefor most of the upcoming articles will be about markets a leveling scribe (lvl 600) can exploit.

First market: inscriptions
The main market I've been focussing on, apart from selling glyphs, is buying out all Ink of Dreams priced below 5g. The inks are then used to create the tradable Inscriptions: Crane Wing InscriptionOx Horn InscriptionTiger Claw Inscription and Tiger Fang Inscription. These Inscriptions can be vendored for 18g 75s, which is 6g 25s per ink gaining me a profit of 1g 25s per ink!

The Inscriptions can also be regularly reset, mainly during the evening when regular Joe has won new shoulders in the LFG and doesn't want to spend 1.000g on the Greater Inscriptions. If only I could find a way to keep the multiple-gold uncutters away to maintain high prices for more than a day...

WoA stars for this market:
Profit
Risk
Hassle
While you'll have to spend a decent amount of time crafting the inscriptions this is a very good gold maker with absolutely no risk involved.