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    Bots and factions

    One thing I keep asking myself is:

    Why are the bots on my server so faction-specific? :/

    Talking about ore or herbs, the horde side has 20+ pages available for all the items (currently 1000 stacks of ore at prices of ~20g/stack or less), and on alliance-side, we have like 10 auctions of ore at 75g/stack...

    Allright... Since I do crossfaction-trading to get the ore, I could also sell it... but I decided not to do it, since I want to dominate the gem-market... and the neutral AH transfer is just too time-consuming and risky (lots of snipers)

    But why are the bot-running-people not switching faction in order to make even more gold? Any specific logic behind that?
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    I've noticed what I assume are player-run bots on both factions, but the prices are significantly lower on the high pop-side, with so many people flooding the AH and undercutting one another. (It might also be my fault that the prices are higher on low pop side because I was routinely wiping out the AH below a certain price and having people COD me herbs, but since I noticed the 20g/stack difference I stopped buying and did notice a price drop on my side as well.)

    I'm guessing that Horde is the dominant faction on your realm?

    BTW I'd say the price difference you mentioned is by far worth the risk of losing the occasional stack of ore. I'd go for it as long as you are comfortable checking /who on both factions first and sniping your own auctions.

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    Bots are in no way smart goblins.
    They make gold by brute force mass cheating.
    I assume if all the bots are on one side, that faction side has more players , more possible hacked accounts, more buyers , etc...

    The one sided faction is the key to cross faction trading.

    I am on a very heavily sided horde to small alliance side.

    I make more gold through cross faction trading then anything else.

    Having two accounts and two computers is such an avantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TraX View Post
    But why are the bot-running-people not switching faction in order to make even more gold? Any specific logic behind that?
    Let's say you play horde-side. Pretend you're running a bot. You walk away, and come back hours later, and have stacks and stacks of ore. Your options are:

    1) Sell 10 stacks of ore at 20g/stack horde-side, and make 200g. You buy two rare-quality cut gems and stick `em in your gear. Yay.
    2) Sell 4 stacks of ore at 50g/stack alliance-side, and make 200g on the wrong faction. You can buy one rare-quality cut gem now (since gem prices are similarly high and items similarly rare alliance-side), or buy two of those gems horde-side. So now you gotta transfer that gold back to horde-side to be useful.

    Having gold on a faction where you don't play isn't very useful. And if you say "well why don't they just move their played toons to the alliance side", then I ask why they should uproot from their guild and change faction, just to have less buying power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    I'm guessing that Horde is the dominant faction on your realm?
    That's indeed the case. I'm really not into PVE and not even into PVP anymore (just lazy questing and AH-PVP), but "according to the /2 channel" ^^, alliance sucks on our server

    Quote Originally Posted by Erorus View Post
    Having gold on a faction where you don't play isn't very useful. And if you say "well why don't they just move their played toons to the alliance side", then I ask why they should uproot from their guild and change faction, just to have less buying power.
    That makes sense... I have to admit that I only thought about Chinese farmers who I guess are not really interested into playing a toon.


    Ah well... guess I'll have to continue using the neutral AH... although according to my tooltip I have already ~1700 stacks of ore waiting to be prospected (or maybe sold)... but those 25 pages (aka 1213 stacks) on horde side are just too awesome to be ignored
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