Monday, 31 October 2011

Week 8 Blog Stats

Wow 8 weeks already?? Except for 4 days when Critical called it quits, it has been non-stop daily posts for Critical Readers! Feed the Critical Troll! The more you read the more he posts! Where else can you get fun fun gold posts to go with your morning coffee!

Right, on with business. See below for the usual stats for Week 8 ending 29 October 2011. Keep in mind these stat reports are always for a period of 7 days only, no cheating cumulative figures on Criticals. Massive improvement from Week 7!!

1. Meet Critical's new best friend, Jafo @The Auction House Grind!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

How-To TUJ Stalk Competitor Alts (Updated)

Dammit, Mox has cottoned on to my secret that tutorials brings in readers. Gonna have to start churning out more How-Tos quicker =(.

This is an oldie but a goodie. Firstly big ups to Erorus for building such a pro site and service thats FREE. Cant ask for more. Go !!

Ok so Critical has a competitor called Discretetime. He has an alt called Silverpack. How does Critical know?

1. Add all your competition to your friend lists and you'll start to see this sort of funny business:

Saturday, 29 October 2011

How-To DOS Wall

Ok enough poking wild animals with long sticks. Time for another How-To lesson. And no internet nerds we are not going to DOS attack by spamming your competitor's mailbox with mass trash.

On Critical's, DOS stands for Denial Of Sale, not denial of service. Keep reading for a short and simple example.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Kathroman's Glyphs??

If you're looking for ground pounding news, controversial case studies and massively speculative speculations, you'll find it here, at Criticals! Now! Not next year at Moxxys =). Bookmark this daily updated, highly opinionated blog today!

Ok so here we have Belmorn fed up with the lame attitude: walls are bad + purple = iwin/ulose. Well he didnt actually say that but who likes reading women's magazines with no juicy bits. Critical hates those sort of mags.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Fallback Glypher

This is a very interesting strategy. Admittedly Critical never used it but one of my last competitors did and I admire Shamanta for his thinking. Basically you create a single 1-glyph wall of all glyphs at a high fallback price maybe 250g, something like this:

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Halofield's Glyphs - Updated (4)

It's always interesting to read walls being used on more and more servers. Critical loves studying these sort of posts as real life case studies. Also, there's usually a tiny bit of Critical in the poster and sometimes also in his opponent, why wouldnt Critical want to revel in the chaos and mayhem he has helped create. Maybe one day these case studies will have to stop because they pop up too often. For now just sit back and enjoy the show.

Halofield of Wunderland (is that a real place?) has started walls. Lets look at facts according to OP:
- he has walled glyphs down to a price point where he is making about 10g per glyph
- his main opponent super camps and undercuts by 1cp even below the above wall price point

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

How-To ... Blog??

Critical is an expert on everything. Including blogging. Haha not really but for the purpose of paying it forward (thanks Foof), Critical is going to share his secret blogging technique only because you are a loyal Critical Fan (shhhh secret squirrel!).

Each Critical post is made up of 5 segments (in order from top to bottom).
1) Title
2) Introduction
3) Picture
4) Main Body
5) Conclusion

Monday, 24 October 2011

Week 7 Blog Stats

Stats for Week 7 ending 22 October 2011. Numbers have dropped compared to week 6 =(.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Rabbel's Glyphs

Critical does google searches every half hour to make sure he knows when he's being talked about. Today (well actually yesterday) Rabbel does walls a la Critical.

I am sure Rabbel will get some great advice from Stede/Kath and other purps. Today's post discusses why (or why not) walls would be appropriate in Rabbel's situation.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Solid Walls - Advance Strat

My second best buddy Mox (yes Foo you're still my BFF) doesnt like Critical's Solid Wall technique because it takes too much work. Critical agrees it does take work (actually time is probably the better descriptor), but keep in mind it's front loaded work.

front-load (frntld)
v. front-load·edfront-load·ingfront-loads
To concentrate costs or benefits in an/the early period.

Friday, 21 October 2011

4.3 Epic Gem Recipes

Critical is addicted to gold blogs. How do you wean yourself off something intangible like a gold blog. Has anyone else also noticed more and more bloggers posting less frequently?

Anyway lets not digress and instead focus on today's topic which is, what option should you take with the new epic gem recipes.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

How-To TSM Auto Mail

Gold Two: [the Y-wings are running the gauntlet toward the Death Star reactor-port] The guns - they've stopped!
Gold Five: [realizes why] Stabilize your rear deflectors... Watch for enemy fighters.
Gold Leader: They're coming in! Three marks at 2-10!
[Gold Two is slain by Darth Vader and his wingmen; Gold Leader starts to panic]
Gold Leader: It's no good, I can't maneuver!
Gold Five: Stay on target.
Gold Leader: *We're too close!*
Gold Five: Stay on target! 

Yes old Star Wars owns new Star Wars. Ok time to stay on target. TSM is a monster but lets knock out an easy How-To guide for TSM_Mailing which is very good for "smart" mailing items to different crafting chars.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

GPH vs FPA ... WTF?

Critical loves acronyms. Almost as much as bait. Foo defends basing his decisions on GPH, which is almost is irresistible to Critical as glyph discussions.

Imagine Critical is the bra-less lady in the mac ad. Let me free your soul and introduce you to FPA.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Faid's Exit Strategy

This is not the post you are looking for. Nah just kidding it is, I just wanted to say that.

How can Critical resist a pretty damsel in distress (even if she is actually a sexy metro belf). He can't if she says the magic word (PS for new Readers it's glyphs baby yea!)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Week 6 Blog Stats

I have the most engaging Readers (so many comments), thank you loyal Critical fans. And of course NCFs too, aka Non-Critical Fans like this guy, you get thanks as well for reading.

Every week Critical likes to invite Readers to have a look inside and behind the scenes of his blog. So here you go:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Triple Your GPH Instantly!

Critical needs to stop reading blogs and getting distracted all the time. How else will he finish his blog and cash in by converting it into an ebook to be sold for $5 a pop; Secrets to Dominating your Glyph market!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Koramoor's glyphs

Koramoor reports that someone else has implemented Faid's 30g ceiling on his new server and has asked for advice on how to combat it.

Golden Ratio

Snazzy title? You heard it first here @Criticals.

Ok I have updated yesterday's post slightly and titled it Critical's infernos. It was suppose to be an insight to why Critical uses the equation i=10b not why you should use the equation i=10b.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Critical's Infernos = 10 Blackfallows

It was a tough decision whether to explain my reasons as a comment response or a proper post. Really I should be saving my daily posts for complex glyph lessons but when it boils down to it, Critical is a lazy bugger and doesnt feel like doing a 2 page lecture today.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Floors and Ceilings vs Solid Walls

Sidebar: Yesterday there was a myriad of great comments which has provided Critical with around 3 months ideas worth of non-stop daily posts. Thanks Foo, Al and Mox for contributing. I don't know what Critical would do without Readers like u guys. Ok enuff sniffling, on with the show!

There are two distinct methods Critical has used in the past during his Glyph Market Leader times: floors and ceilings, and solid walls. Click the heading links below for more details. This is an advance discussion. No cheap cat pics here.

Today Critical is going to briefly discuss why to use them, for new Critical Readers who have only started reading today. In both methods you completely ignore the market/current selling prices and use your cost price as your basis for setting glyph prices. You also post all glyphs in game (or at least the top 316 glyphs). Remember this is a Why post, not What or How (see links for more info).

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

How-To Wall with TSM

If you dont ask you wont receive, that's one of Critical's mottos. Because you asked how do you correctly wall with TSM (well not really but for the purpose of this post let's say I3ig Al did), here you go.

Today's post will focus only on how to do multiple walls neatly using TSM (like in the pic!). Not pros and cons or when to wall and why etc.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

$10 or a Business

For someone who can sometimes be a jerk when commenting on blog's, Critical surprisingly gets great comments.

Thanks I3ig Al for explaining about Cold's blog. Now to answer your question in a semi-generic way directed at all Critical Readers, if you saw $10 on the street would you pick it up? Unless you are Bill Gates and rake in $100 picking your nose for 3 seconds, Critical advises you to spent those 3 seconds and pick up the free money because it helps achieve your Real Life goal which is to increase wealth.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Week 5 Blog Stats

I dont quite understand why (or how) Cold's blog is at the top of this list:

Anyways here's Week 5 in case anyone was actually interested:

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Cute Dog Pic

I have never been happy with the attitude on blogs "I'm the owner/author so I'm always right". Its equally as bad as "I have 10 million gold so you're wrong I'm right". Both make me frown like this little cute guy:

Only 47 readers but the quality of your comments are superb. Always thought provoking and often provide great ideas for new post topics. Over the past two days, due to Jafo and Auctioneer Theo's comments, Critical has repeatedly been asking himself:
1. Why did he never make and sell pre-cata Darkmoon cards/decks/trinkets and;
2. Why did he never buy pre-cata herbs even though they can sometimes be 1/4 the price

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Glyph Walls Increase Sales

Well actually I just made that catchy title up. Glyph walls are the bomb though. Remember Undercutting was the new kid on the block and anyone and everyone's momma started learning how to do it? Walls are the new goblin skill everyone will need to master to stay competitive.

Faid's experiment continues however she has correctly picked up on the weakness of her current 3 glyph single wall strategy. A single 3 glyph wall @ 30g is easily defeated with 90g. Strong and multiple walls sufficiently spaced apart are the key to defending against a 90g buyout attack.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Buy Cata Herbs Only

Another great comment from Faid which Critical interprets as asking: why only cata herbs? Why not pre-cata herbs?

Well Faithful Reader ... Critical is going to explain why you should focus on cata herbs only, to improve your Buyer (more specifically those 4 on the left hand side in the above pic). I know you're in a hurry so here they are in 5 quick bullet points:

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

His drive for perfection was and remains still, a significant inspiration to all aspects of Critical's personal and business life.

Thank you for teaching us not to be happy coming second and always to strive for first place. We have indeed lost an amazing human being today.

How-To Mass Mill

Remember the Business Team (buy/make/sell). This comes under improving your Make procedure.

With the following setup I can mill semi-afk while catching up on Dexters or something equally intriguing and go from:

Well guess what?? Now you can too! Here's how!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Free Infernos??

Well only for one lucky sod.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Life of a Casual Goblin - Day 1 and 2

Ok its only been 2 days now but time for a quick update to the Casual Goblin project:

Monday, 3 October 2011

Week 4 Blog Stats

Here are the stats for the last 2 weeks, ending 1 October 2011. 47 sexy readers.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Speculations win Blog Points. Maybe.

Yup my last post was a no-value, BS post. There are no new glyphs in 4.3. Well thats not quite true. There may be but I have no idea. All I want to know is how many new readers will be directed here by google due to my "speculation" on patch 4.3.

New Glyphs in 4.3

With new epic gems coming in 4.3, new glyphs may also be on the way.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

High Fallback Experiment

Not everyone has access to 5 accounts. I can talk about how I mill on 2 accounts, list/relist auctions on 2 accounts and craft glyphs on the last account, all at the same time with 1 button but no one will be able to relate. Hence the drastic surgery posted about yesterday where I have gifted away everything and am now down to zero gold. At the same time I have cancelled 4 accounts and am left with a single account.

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