As treasurer for the clan on the Alleria server, it is my job to disburse and otherwise account for all gold made by the team. Our goal early on was to ensure a comfortable living wage for all alts in the clan, ensure nobody ever wanted for an enchant, mount, or training session when needed, and to someday reach the lofty goal of one million gold sovereigns.
So, yeah, that’s a thing.1
The addon that shows all the alts’ monies for us is, by the way, Broker_Currency, an LDB addon that manages a few things about currencies, such as showing them on the LDB display bar (ChocolateBar in this case), making a drop-down showing all of a particular currency type for all alts on the server, showing certain currencies when you have bags open, and so forth. This isn’t just money, it’s also things like cooking awards, faction tokens, and so forth. Basically, if Blizz calls it a currency, you can display it in a number of ways for convenience.
We’re all very sad that the original Grimmtooth can’t be here to appreciate the moment. He started the project in WotLK, and would have appreciated its completion. He’d also appreciate having access to a million gold since there is a sweeeeet gun that pops up on the BMAH, and he could really use it right now. Unfortunately, no way to transfer money between here and Azuremyst, so he’s going to have to work his dwarven butt off to get it.
There are many ways to 1000000 gold. Our approach was to run a glyph shop. I did the gathering, when needed. Illume did the crafting. Jasra handled sales of glyphs and all other items that we found, made, or otherwise acquired. We went for slow and steady, and it has worked quite well. Nobody in the group wants for anything. And we still exceeded the goal, though not as quickly as expected.2
I’m not sure what we’ll do now. The Glyph Store thing has become its own little mini-game. Illume’s number-crunching on prices, availability, and sales patterns are absolutely fascinating. Things like, WHO IS KILLING THE MARKET? Answer: look who wasn’t here when prices improved. That sort of thing. Nothing that will help in a raid, but when somebody in guild chat says GEE MY LUCK ON MISTY PIGMENT SUCKS, it’s nice to be able to say, “Well, based on a sample of thousands of mills, all herbs except XXX have a less than 1-per-stack for that pigment. So focus on milling XXX.”3
We’ve been looking at the Enchanting market. It’s a lot more volatile than glyphs. But some of the enchants appear to bring some sweet rewards on the AH.
Tedious and boring details will be published when appropriate. Fairly warned be ye, say I.
- Don’t be fooled. “Grimmtooth” here is not the homicidal dwarf hunter we’ve all come to love. He’s a baby gnome warlock that keeps the name from being taken should Grimm the First ever decide to return to his homeland. NOT that that’s been on his mind, but we like to keep our options open. [↩]
- Sales fell by over 80% after that post. But the bottom line is, it was still profitable. Just not headline-worthy. [↩]
- Right now, XXX appears to be Desecrated Herb and Fool’s Cap. Though I hasten to point out that WoWHead’s numbers are much higher for other herbs than actual results obtained during actual milling. [↩]