If you survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday with your real life wallet intact, the words "limited deal" are probably burnt into your retina.
It is really not that different when it comes to working with the auction house and items that are introduced. The more rare the item availability ther eis, the more chances someone will want to buy it from you with obscene amounts of gold.
The key is to figure out exactly where these items come from. Whether its from a brand new dungeon or the Trading Card Game. Players are always looking for new shining armor or weapons to impress the other orcs and humans.
Now before someone grabs the pitchforks and torches and explains to me that this is simple logic. Making gold in Warcraft is all about simple logic. You obtain something that someone wants. A vendor wants your grey items for a set price. A player wants to purchase your items from the Auction House at as low of a cost as they can. Crafters want to purchase your items for their manufacturing at prices that will allow them to make more gold.
All of these are driven by consumers, and that simple piece of knowledge makes the auction house less of a guessing game and more of a math problem. Your 'limited' edition items should be in demand. The knowledge base you have from expertise and reading/research is what allows you to know when that demand is strongest.
The other important part is to make sure that you know your market and your consumers. A person who is looking for a light switch in the dark has a better chance of obtaining the light they need by knowing the floor plan. Knowing the plan of server usage and customer traffic will give you the floorplan for your business to succeed.
So in the next week, look at when players log on to do their dailies. See the patterns that are on the auction house and get a good idea of just when your items should be posted to be at their maximum potention. Remember, making gold might seem like rocket science. But it is more of a math trouble. 2 + 2 always equals 4.
Good Luck and Good Hunting
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