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Patch Changes Create Flipping Opportunities

During these trying times, when markets change from new patches and the whims of the player-base, it pays to have a tool that can tell you exactly which items are profitable to invest in right now. That tool has already been covered on this blog, but in case you haven't heard it's called Gold Wars 2.

In a matter of weeks since its release, the Gold Wars 2 coders have added a slew of new features that blow the free trading post scrapers out of the water. It is amazing what a team of dedicated people can do in comparison to the "just good enough" websites that the masses struggle to use. Did you know that you can now data dump a current screenshot of all trading post data, so that you can quickly and efficiently search the same clump of useful information? This allows for much more analysis and I'm sure that the number junkies out there will just love it. There are a host of new features like this one that have been added to Gold Wars 2, but I'll leave the rest as surprises.

If, while exploring the ever-changing markets of the living story patches, you find that you can't discover the right markets to play fast enough then maybe you should consider getting the professional assistance that Gold Wars 2 has to offer.


  1. Confused in UK said...:

    I recently bought Goldwards2 access, but ill be honest, i am REALLY struggling to make it work for me.

    The tool itself is fine, it does what it says on the tin. However interprating how to use the info it provides is currently beyond me.

    I guess i just don't know enough about how to play the markets to make use of the tool.

    I can search for items that would provide good returns in terms of procing, but what it doesnt tell me (or at least i cant see that it does) is if thats an appropriate item to try to invest in.

    For example a recent transaction indicated that i could expect to make 40% profit on a certain item. Supply and demand were high, so i bought some items at a low price by using a custom offer. After aquiring them...i listed them at a higher price as one would expect... and... they still havnt sold, and it looks like they wont.

    Its a usefull tool... for people who allready understand HOW to play the TP.

  1. Probably struggling too. said...:

    On Confused's part, I did the same thing too. But I also have to realize that I have to test the market with a small quantity, like say 1 or 10 buy orders before I actually commit to it.

    Gold Wars 2 has helped me figure out what markets to try out, using profit margins and all, but you really, REALLY need to test the waters out before actually committing like say 50 buy orders for that particular market.

    And this is why Markco's advice on variety is such a good plan. I have at least buy orders of 10 on 10 different items so when I do go back on I can try them out later and then fully commit to it overnight.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Wow.. That's like the fourth time in two Weeks you have dedicated a post to this paid service. Are you getting paid for telling people to buy this?? Don't get me wrong, I love this blog and the tips. But this is a bit too much

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I too have the same problem, in a more competitive aspect. GoldWars2 helps a great amount with their information, and I'm unsure what the proper measures are to use it to its fullest extent when -everyone- dabbles in your market.

    I usually look for a 50%+ profit, and when I do find the items it's great. Bought some, sold some, even better. After 2-6 successful transactions it dips off because people catch on to the buy increments (1, 5, 10) and proceed to do the same.

    I find myself having to look for new markets every single day, canceling my buy orders of 40+ different items and cannot go back to items I've sold (whether recent or old) because more people are crowding in.

    I've yet to find a solution to beating the masses who beat on the TP.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I agree.. "Buy this now type thing" really turns me off of this site.

  1. Markco said...:

    Sorry to hear that! I certainly do look at the traffic patterns for this website. If I notice that very few people come when I make these kinds of posts, then I will be inclined to change my writing style.

    I don't plan on writing another post like this for a while, if that makes you feel any better about it. You got to give the guy credit though, he made an incredibly useful tool in the face of so many free knock offs.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have to third Confused in UK. I think the tool is fine, but I'm not quite sure how to get the "jump" on different markets. For instance, the video suggested going after the markets that show high demand. While I am able to purchase some stock, for the most part I seem to be getting overcut on the buy orders. Then when I go to sell, people seem to have caught on and i'm getting undercut. I think it's just issues of timing and trying to educate myself in order to understand supply and demand a little bit more.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I'll have to fourth that. I also decided to try gold wars, and it has helped a little. It's a great tool. But it's really only worth it if you already have a good understanding of the TP, the markets, etc before hand. If you are still struggling to make the free websites real useful, gold wars isn't your magical fix, it doesn't cover for lack of knowledge.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    You need to be honest Markco. You are making money on this. I don't visit this site everyday, but that is a clickbank link. Just be honest and tell everyone you are getting paid if they buy it. This is a bit dishonest.

  1. Markco said...:

    How is this dishonest? He's a friend of mine with great coding skills. I helped him build the best trading post scraper and I believe it can help people.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have Gold Wars, but I am not clear on how often the TP information is updated. I run into a problem where I see an item with an appealing buy/sell price, but when I check the TP the profit margin is already gone. Do you know how often this information is scraped and is there a way in the program to refresh it?

  1. Markco said...:

    It refreshes every 15 minutes.

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