I recently came back to the game again to get my auction house flowing so that I could have a steady income to purchase WoW tokens to play both classic and probably a little BFA.
I use TSM4 to post almost all my 1000+ auctions across multiple servers. However, looking at my bags I was noticing THOUSANDS of gold leaving my bags as I was posting. I came to conclude that it was a combination of Heavy Borean Leather, Hardened Elementium Bar and a few other items.
It would seem that posting all 40 of my Heavy Borean Leather at 400g each would cost me 3000 gold?!?!?!!? That is ridiculous. Or, posting 1 Hardened Elementium Bar would cost 200g to post?! Which is crazy seeing they are only worth up to 1000g. Theres also little reason to post these items in higher than stacks of 5-10 because the crafts they are in are all in that range or even lower.
(keep in mind I didn’t plan on posting 40 singles, I simply saw what it would cost if I were to post as singles before I switched it to stacks)
So I tried posting at stacks of 5, which is about 82g per stack of 5. Which, is still crazy high considering the item may not even sell for the next 10-15 posts. At which point I would have spent more money on deposits than I got back from the item selling.
If we look at posting stacks of 10, its 84g. Stacks of 20 is 88g. I understand they want to stop the auction house from being flooded by singles, but it honestly doesn’t seem worth posting old world crafted materials. Also before all you say “Well why are you posting old world crafted mats in the first place?”. Stop. You know this is the World of Warcraft right? that encompasses the entire game, not just the current expansion.
What world would we be in if nobody posted old world herbs, ore, crafts, etc. Right now you think you probably don’t need it, and maybe you don’t. But some people still need to level professions or want to craft old world Tmog, or just want to sell what they want to sell.
The system to avoid posting singles is NOT working. I still see plenty of singles all over the auction house. What I have seen is a decline in old-world materials/crafts posted. That’s all you’ve done blizzard, once again, you reduced the size of the world to the current expansion. Good job.