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    What Do You Look For in a New Realm?

    I'm considering re-rolling on a new realm and restarting my gold empire from scratch. What do you guys look for in a new realm? High or low population? Balanced population or one where one faction has a distinct advantage over the other? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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    I've done a fair share of moving around and have played the market in pretty much every population size imaginable, low, medium, high and full.

    My favorite market so far has been in extremely populated PvP servers (i.e. FULL). I have found they have the most fluid market and there's a lot of different approaches you can take to make money. I honestly wouldn't even bother with any of the gear crafting professions (i.e. blacksmith) if I weren't in a PvP server. The profits I've made from crafting contender gear in PvP servers has blown apart any other gear I've crafted. I also like the gem/enchanting market in those servers since the demand for resillience/PvP power gems/enchants is just as high as the other ones which gives you more room to diversify your crafts. In non-PvP servers these don't sell nearly as well.

    The other thing I enjoy, and this one pretty much applies to all high pop servers, is that the market moves so quickly that it's very hard for one guy to manipulate it. While the competition is fierce, there is so much volume moving each day that if you put something at a reasonable price chances are it will sell when you come back 6 hours later regardless of the constant undercutting.

    The big downside (might be an upside for some) of highly populated servers is that you have to operate with more of a Walmart mentality. You can't expect to make phat profits out of any particular item, and instead you'll have to trade in larger volume with smaller profit margins.

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    For me, I like higher pop servers as well. As @Krytical said, high pop servers offer more opportunities for making profit... more stuff to sell and more people to sell to.

    And yes, the Walmart mentality can be a downside for sure. The more competition there is, the more undercutting that happens. More undercutting means lower prices. And there will always be someone that decides to sell at ridiculously low prices, for no real reason other than to piss others off. You have to wade through the "market wreckers", weather the storms that come, and fight for a stake of the market. HOWEVER, despite that sounding like a pain, it really is more fun. Sales volume is higher and in the end, it can still mean higher profits and more gold intake.

    The more areas you can expand to always helps. With high pop servers, there are typically more areas to make profit in than one person can manage. So there's always opportunities to try out.


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    I've only moved servers once, but a couple things I checked for was population(I prefer high pop for the reasons @Krytical stated), and comparable value of goods to my current server. One of the main ways of course you can move gold from one server to another is just buy high ticket/easy to resell items to sell on the new server and so I wanted to make sure the server I was transferring too had similar demand/prices on goods that I wanted to flip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcastic View Post
    I'm considering re-rolling on a new realm and restarting my gold empire from scratch. What do you guys look for in a new realm? High or low population? Balanced population or one where one faction has a distinct advantage over the other? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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    Fair enough! Thanks for the input. I've recently experienced some life changes that have ruined any delusions of hardcore raiding and it's the perfect time for me to start over with some less time-intensive WoW activities. I've always wanted to try my hand at making gold and I'm so excited to get started. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krytical View Post
    The other thing I enjoy, and this one pretty much applies to all high pop servers, is that the market moves so quickly that it's very hard for one guy to manipulate it. While the competition is fierce, there is so much volume moving each day that if you put something at a reasonable price chances are it will sell when you come back 6 hours later regardless of the constant undercutting.
    This x100

    I play on a high pop server and it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to go though a glyph posting without getting undercut somewhere. Theres just so many people, but its more fun.

    One thing i miss though is the the personal grudges of low pop servers. I played low pop before and there was a guy whom we were direct competition in almost all markets. We knew each other and each others alts and each were fighting for a piece of the pie. On high pop its just impossible. I cant keep track of 50 people.

    Also get ready for more work. Your not gonna get by on the amount of milling and prospecting you were doing before. You will be moving ALOT of goods, so be prepared to commit the time.

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    I love doing little niche markets as guaranteed income. So If I were to switch servers I would check the Undermine Journal and see how much competition there is in those areas. You would be surprised at how many people are ignoring the old cata ore shuffle even on big servers. Sell rare rings/necks for around 300g, disenchant green rings/necks, disenchant Carnelian spikes. It's become a huge niche market for me that's doing very well and I can often find Elementium Ore at 20-25g per stack.

    I'm from a medium population but I'm on the Alliance side which FEELS like a small pop server. Small pop servers and factions that feel small really force you to get creative because you could have an entire traditional market to yourself for an entire day (such as Glyphs) but still see very little gold. So it's fun to try new strategies and old ones most people have forgotten about to really maximize your time.

    I can't sell as much volume as someone on a high demand server so you are FORCED to become efficient and to reach a bigger market with traditional strategies means you need to sell cross faction which I'm doing as well.

    You tune all of your gold making actions to the very real possibility of low demand and over zealous competition. It's very much "prepare for the worst" on low demand servers. Also i prefer the term low demand server/faction instead of looking at population. In a recent interview with ghostcrawler he said things aren't that black and white when it comes to server population. Apparently active server populations are constantly changing.
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    Learn and succeed on a small server, and you will prosper anywhere you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenC View Post
    Learn and succeed on a small server, and you will prosper anywhere you want.
    Lol what does that mean? Small servers are the easiest to prosper on. High prices, low competition, in many cases name your own price in niche markets.

    High pop you have to stay on your toes to win, Low pop you win cause there's no one to fight

 

 
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