Walls are a fascinating thing to study in Guild
Wars 2. No, I’m not talking about the brick and mortar kind. I mean to
bring your attention to walls of numbers when it comes to buying/selling
items. Here are some of the fascinating properties that belong to price
1.Walls tend to move slowly over time depending on supply/demand.
2.Psychologically, people do not expect walls to move, and will 99.99% of the time under sell order or over cut buy order walls. The larger the wall, the less likely someone is to overlook it.
3.Pricing on the wrong side of the wall makes you feel like your item will never sell. It always “feels” like the wrong call. Same goes for placing buy orders.
4.When a wall does move up/down new opportunities could exist for anyone who played the market during the last high/low walls.
last point is the real kicker. I could spend all day analyzing how we
(buyers and sellers) are psychologically effected when we see walls in
the marketplace. But the real lesson here is that the prices you see now
may not be profitable, but in the future buying now might create
walls draw our attention away from all the smaller quantities of items
in front of them. If something is selling at 50 copper by the thousands,
but there are a handful of 48’s, 49’s, 45’s, etc we tend to look at
them as outliers. But no, these prices are what’s actually moving right
now, and quickly! If you’re attempting to move a bunch of your items
fast, then the secret is to list only a handful at a time over and over again.
in mind that everything is relative. A handful might mean three items
for one market and three hundred for another. It all depends on the size
of the wall in comparison. Instead of getting too far down the
psychological reasoning behind all this, I’d much rather just give you
the fish today and let you reverse engineer the pole!
Try your best to find the happy medium between having to constantly post one item at a time and posting too many at once (thus creating a wall).