Hi guys, I'm a very long timer reader/follower and first time poster, be gentle, and get a drink because the post might be long.
So during cata I only played glyph market and got enough gold to get tgc mounts I always wanted, but I knew there was an overlord on the gems market. I'm not joking, for a while during Dragon Soul EVERY GEM in the ah was his (and they weren't cheap), a friend of his told me that he made over 20 million and sold 10 million to a website for 8,000 usd.
Come MoP, he's moved on to inscription and enchants. The situation on the server is horrible for small town goblins like myself. This guy has dropped glyphs below 7g per glyph. He's got now a second account which I'm pretty sure it's just his AH bot for gems. At first I couldn't understand, until I realized that the ore/herb bot farmers had stopped posting on trade (you know, those guys that sell ghost iron stacks at 15g per stack) So one day I followed one of those farmers when they were in town and just as suspected, they were standing for a while next to one of the toons from the new AH overlord.
My guess is that not only he's botting at the AH (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to his TUJ profile) but now he's getting unlimited mats supply from bots. This is allowing him to keep everything at depressingly low prices. Plus he'll spend days on end on his main account milling/disenchanting/prospecting every second of the day.
So far I've decided to pull out of the inscription market, all of it, Darkmoon Cards are to unreliable for my liking. My newest strat is to undercut his gems by posting just one. His bot still cancels/reposts every single gem, so I'm trying to make him loose a couple hundred every hour. I am sitting on bank tabs full of ore and still got lots of enchanting mats, I'm low on herbs but I don't mind it since I got a full stock of glyphs, waiting for him to reset the prices maybe one day, but it seems like he's got nothing to lose
So the two questions are:
1. Should I start reporting his ass? Will it do any good? Does blizzard even care? I guess I'm questioning my faith in them since the AH on my server has had dupped mounts for months now and every time I get into a BG it's battle of the bots.
2. Can I get some advice on what market to try? If someone can find an opportunity on my realm (US-Saurfang Horde) to make some decent profits I'd be eternally thankful
Happy gold making to all !