After listening to the podcasts over at Auction House Junkies last week, I decided it was time to attempt to enter the Mysterious Fortune Card game.
I started with 400g and a level 75 scribe alt. I immediately invested in 2 stacks of Whiptail at 150g each. I was able to mill and convert to inks, scoring 3 inferno inks and a handful of cards. I posted the Infernos on the AH for 150g a pop (already clearing a profit) and then posted the remaining Blackfallows as Mysterious Fortune Cards.
Unfortunately, at the time, the Mysterious Fortune Cards were selling for 12g each, roughly a 50 silver profit over listing the inks by themselves. Still, I posted the cards, and dutifully went about barking my wares. Quickly, in fact way faster than I had anticipated I sold out.
Hmmm I said, maybe Cold was actually onto something.
Still there was a major problem, there were many people who have obviously heard that Mysterious Fortune Cards were profit turners and therefore post obscene amounts at marginal prices. In order to clear a major profit, I had to do something about the competition.
I decided to avoid the bark my competitions cards out philosophy. Rather, I sat on my cards, and just continued to mill for Inferno Inks, being that I was assured a profit off of those alone. While doing this, I kept a close eye on the Mysterious Fortune Card market. And you know what? there were NONE moving.
It's pretty much a fact on my server, if you're not barking your cards, you're not selling any cards.
So I let the competitions cards sit, for 96 hours. All while I flipped Inferno Inks. Finally they gave up, because nobody was buying their wares. I was able to start listing cards at 30g a pop, and I was selling over 100 a night (I'm very half assed and bark for roughly 20-30 minutes).
All the while, I kept on flipping those Inferno Inks. I cannot tell you how important that is to making gold with this strategy. If you can find stacks of Whiptail or Twilight Jasmine, that sell in the range of 1 Inferno Ink on your server, that is your golden goose my friend. Skip the Cinderbloom and go for the Gold.
Cheers - Brouck