I have been noticing an overall lack of players and less competition across multiple markets on the auction house. It seems that players are quitting playing World of Warcraft or are just not playing as much. Maybe its the heroics being too hard for some or the loss of players to new games, like Rift. Many of the gold bloggers have stopped posting as well. Some bigger bloggers haven't posted in weeks, if not months. I know a handful of them are busy playing Rift.
Are times changing? Is WoW on the decline? Are players finding the current version of WoW too hard, too easy, or too repetitive. Maybe they are planning on returning after everything gets nerfed and is way easier. Regardless, something just feels different within the game. Wes and I talked a little bit about the current changes in the player base during Auction House Junkies Episode #4.
Less competition is always nice when dealing with undercutters on the auction house.
Pro-Tip: Take a peek back into some old markets that you may have abandoned. You may not have any competitors there anymore.
Have you noticed any changes to the player base?
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