I call this month, Diablo 3 messes with everything.
- Total Glyph Sales: 39,510g
- Total Glyphs Sold: 779
- Average Glyph Price: 50g72s
I'm going to keep this relatively short, since it's almost time for the June graph already. I'm hoping June will show a decent improvement as I've managed a more regular posting schedule and checking my mail most days.
I've had just a $#@%ton of whiptail to get through that was posted in bulk at about two thirds of my regluar acceptable price. The cheap whiptail was timely as the discussion on stockpiling for the glyph market for Mists is heating up. I have already been dividing up my surplus blackfallow ink into the lower level inks so I don't have to rush to do it at the last minute. The consequences of forgetting come the Mists preparation patch are more dire than for Cataclysm, since while Ink of the Sea was by far the most utilised ink in the next expansion, currently blackfallow ink is only used for one glyph in the beta. I admit that I did completely miss the boat for the Cataclysm... but really, c'mon; THE WORLD WAS ENDING. Saving the world from Deathwing and then chilling out for some panda / monk funk is a lot more relaxing.
In other news, I've finally started working on my relational database for WoW sales data. I've been meaning to make a start for freakin' ages, but it's winter and my PC for bookwork is upstairs in the really, really cold part of the house. So the solution was to set up a recently retired laptop by the fire downstairs (which needs more wood by the way) where I can work, write and indulge projects without squinting at the TV. I started out with some Ruby to parse my .lua from mysales and moved into mysql. Unfortunately I didn't keep my original .lua files intact, so my most recently impemented feature to record horde vs. alliance sales, will come up a little short for some previous data. My favourite activity so far as been writing a program to take a list of item names and go and fetch the item ID from wowhead. My least favourite part was double delimiting the apostrophes for items like [Queen's Garnet] in order to get that item ID. Aside from a general discussion of the milestones of the project (and to present the all important new graphs) I'll make sure to label and posts about the techical detals appropriately. Any requests for specific graphs or information from my growing pool of data are not only welcome but encouraged.
There's more wood on the fire, and those belt buckle sales aren't going to jump into a database by themselves!