Friday, 30 September 2011

Critical lives on Tich!

Tada. Meet Critical's sales team aka Team Weelocks of cutthroat Tichondrius (H).

I think its time to come out of the closet.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Critical v2.0

Ok, /deep breath. Ya'll can stop with the hate emails now I get the point. Let's try toning it down a notch and giving it another go.

Meet the new Semi and a Tad-Less Critical Goblin.
I dont quite know how I am going to be brutally honest without the brutality. I guess I just have to keep reminding myself Critical is not like her twin brothers: Nasty and Jerk Goblins. Be cool be nice. Be cool be nice. Ok I'm calm.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

The end of Critical

After serious consideration I am shutting down Critical and his blog. He is the jerk part of me that should never have seem daylight. I have tried to tone it down but when it comes to passionate subjects I can't control myself whilst in Critical character.

To the writers and readers I have offended please believe me when I say I am sorry.

Thanks Foo for believing there could be a good guy inside Critical, sorry to quit this early. Take care buddy.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Glyphs on Faid's server

Argent Dawn has quite a nice tabard design:

Ok the real topic for this post today is the glyph market on the Argent Dawn server Alliance side, aka Faid's playground. Why? Because she has put a 30g ceiling on glyphs as a fantastic experiment resulting in very interesting market changes.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Boiling Point

Today's post is short and sweet.

A goblin's boiling point is where they cannot stand the heat of the current market and give up.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Why Inscription?

The real question is, why not? Ok enough commenting on other blogs and back to business.

There are 4 profit centers for the Inscription profession (ignoring intermediary mats):

Monday, 19 September 2011

Blog Stats Week 2

For the week (7 days) ending 17 Sep 2011.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Social Responsibility?

Swoosh, Saffronia and deja commented on Faid's new post which was yesterday's breaking news.

The general gist of their comments are along the lines of "you know you're ruining the market for the other scribes".

Friday, 16 September 2011

Faid plans to own her Glyph Market

Breaking News: Faid has declared war on her glyph market. This is what we call a winner. Someone who says: I am going to win. And believes it.

Profit Equation

Ok so Critical has already introduced the Business Team. Now it's time to link it to Profits. The above is a simple equation but it is very insightful for understanding how to compete in a ultra competitive market.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Independent Buyer/Maker/Sellers

This is one of the reasons why the Market Leader owns your market. He takes his buying, crafting and selling so seriously he sacrifices 1 character to handle each of these "jobs", maybe even 2 (or 3) for Sales.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Business Team

Building on last week's post, Critical says: operate glyphs as a business (B) and you will become a millionaire.

Now in its most simplest form glyphs is a 3man business.
1. Buyer - his job is to source and buy correct raw materials at the right price.
2. Maker - his job is to make the right product.
3. Seller - her job is to sell product at the right price.

Now lets pit my team vs your team, Capcom vs Marvel style:

Monday, 12 September 2011

Blog Goal

I have previously described the objective/purpose of this blog. Now its time for Critical to set a goal for this blog. Remember, always aim high.

Blog Stats Week 1

Management 101: To measure how well (or poorly) you are doing you must monitor your performance. These weekly recaps aim to capture:
1. Blog stats
2. Things I have learnt
3. Things I would like to learn

Blog Stats:

Sunday, 11 September 2011

We all want to be like Mike

Foo again dismisses wanting to be a Market Leader. What he doesn't realize is that becoming (or remaining) the Market Leader is EXACTLY why we turn up to work at the AH every day. We all want to be the Market Leader in our markets.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Rimu the Scribe

This is Rimu the Scribe. Today (9/06/11) we are going to dissect him for our science experiment.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Advance class: Threat Assessment

If you are already the Glyph Market Leader, competition threat assessment is vital. For each serious competitor assess his/her threat level to your business. One way to assess the threat level of a competitor is to answer the following questions and at the end assign a threat score. For each one, in the brackets, I have noted where you can get the info from. Spy hats on ladies!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Competition Assessment

Even Paris Hilton reads Art of War.

Sun Tzu talks about "Know your enemies and know yourself". The other guys selling glyphs are your competitors, your enemies. There is no shared profit on a glyph sale. Every sale someone else gets he took from you.

The objective of today's post is understand your competition.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Cashflow Quadrant

Most glyphers are an E or a S in the sense they mill, craft, sell and if their pay rate drops below a certain gold/hour, are willing to "quit" and restart work only if offered a good pay rate.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Glyph Market Leader

Can everyone own their server's glyph market? Nope, only two (H/A) per server can claim that achievement.

Can anyone own their server's glyph market? Certainly.

That's what this blog is about. Teaching you how to be that guy and own your glyph market. It sounds like a hard goal. It is. But like everything else in life, nothing worth accomplishing comes easy.

Now let's start by defining "owning a glyph market". To Critical this means you are the market leader for glyphs on your server+faction or better referred to as being the Glyph Market Leader (GML).

How do you know you are your server's GML? Simple. Pie time!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Goals and Planning

Critical would like to start his fantastic blog career with two well known but often ignored pearls of wisdom.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Critical's Introduction

Who is Critical?

As you can see here, here, here and here Critical is an inscriptionist with a weird mad passion for glyphs and darkmoon cards and trinkets and strangely enjoys referring to himself in the 3rd person.

Critical also has alchemists, JC's and enchanters however they are dormant. For the time being anyway. No tailoring/lw/bs/mine/eng/cook/fish.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Owning the glyph market - 4.2

Hi Visitor, welcome to the one place Critical cant be muzzled. Maybe one day Critical will do a rewrite of the original write up but for now feel free to visit Foo's house: original version here.

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