So I’ve never done one of these before, but ever since I wrote the guide to Saving TradeSkillMaster Data in a Database I’ve been wanting too. I decided to pull all the sales data since Mists of Pandaria launched and see what’s going on. Here are the results:
Unfortunately, these numbers aren’t too impressive, it took me a while to get back into WoW, and I didn’t really play much of MoP until just before patch 5.2. So, I only did 1.02 million gold in sales (1.56 million gold in transactions), but the breakdown of those sales are interesting. As you can tell, I mostly rely on the following professions:
You’ll notice that Alchemy only accounts for 5.24% of sales (in gold), and I found that very disappointing. On the flip side, Jewelcrafting accounted, directly, for 37.45% of sales (again, in gold) and, since all my enchanting materials come from the shuffle, it can also claim an assist in the Enchants category which holds 12.04% of sales.
I’m not surprised, but I’m glad the break down of gem sales by colour matches what I’ve thought about this expansion: no one gem colour is a clear favourite. What was kind of surprising was that the solid colours were actually behind the hybrid colours, I had figured the solid colours would still have a slight lead on the hybrid colours.
Unsurprisingly, most of my gold in Alchemy comes from Flasks, but as I mentioned above I was disappointed how little gold my Alchemy brings in. Based on this I might cut down on Alchemy and start focusing on other aspects of gold making. You might have noticed the tiny 0.93% of my incoming gold that comes from Crafted Dreadful Gladiators gear, all of which at this point is the plate gear from Blacksmithing. I recently levelled Tailoring and Leatherworking, but I haven’t gotten around to using them yet for gold making. Heck, I don’t even have all the recipes on my Blacksmith from the Lightning Steel Ingot research. So, lots of ways to improve still.
Finally, there’s the whopping 26.35% from “mounts” even though I’ve only sold four. Of the roughly 270k gold in sales from mounts, 220k is from one single sale of the Spectral Tiger I tried to flip. I say try because while I don’t have a record of how much I purchased it for, I remember when I sold it I didn’t get as much as I had wanted to, and I had barely broken even. The final roughly 50k where the 3 Death Chargers I attempted to flip. Yea, I’m bad at this flipping thing.
So, from this I realize I need to do a few things:
- Start producing Leatherworking and Tailoring items for sale
- Stop neglecting glyphs