The Finest Form of Flattery: Why SWTOR Should Imitate WoW’s Token Mechanic

While listening to this week’s TOROCast – Episode 234 – An Offer to Consider just after the 49:00 minute mark, @swtor_miner, @ThatRoadGuy, and @Maebeebuzz began discussing the recent addition of Gold Tokens into World of Warcraft and whether or not Star Wars: The Old Republic should implement a similar option.  The core mechanic is the introduction of an item…

Quick Update

It’s been over a week since my last GTN Alert or GTN QuickView and I feel like an update is warranted.  I didn’t plan ahead for the rapid expansion in the size and scope of my database, which was simply being saved in Excel.  The short version of the story is that the database outgrew…

Inefficient Market: Universal Prefab MK-1

The efficiency of markets is an important concept  in investment management, but it is also one that can result in lively debate. It is a layered discussion that spans decades of market theory, but in this context it is employed narrowly to describe the price relationship between two related items on the GTN. An efficient…

A Flow Chart for GTN Listing Price

There is one question that I’ve been asked far more than any other so far.  Different players express it varying ways, but root issue is that for many people the price that at which they should list an item for sale on the GTN is a point of frustration and confusion.  They feel like the person…

The Harbinger GTN Alerts 2/24/15

Still trying to find the sweet spot for presentation and formatting of the content, if you like one version or feature more than others I’d welcome any feedback to help drive the process of finding the ideal recurring format for this content. Adaptive Circuitry Current Lowest Offer: 38,000 Average Lowest Offer: 30,700 Current Supply: 1,297 Average…