Gross Revenue - The amount of gold earned before deducting any costs.Net profit - The amount of gold minus the cost of goods, AH deposit (returned on sale, otherwise not returned), AH cut, and other expenses.e.g. You can make 2,500,000 g by selling a Big Battle Bear mount on the AH. But if the bear cost 3,500,000 g to buy, that is a loss of 1,125,000 g. (2,500,000 - 125,000 - 3,500,000 = -1,125,000).While big revenue numbers are flashy, net profits are what keep you going.
My gosh. Every time I read something about the AH, I become even less interested in trying to learn it. I already have a real job; I don't want to turn WoW into one too.
The more i read and learn about it, the more i get disgusted by the people who do it. Artificially pushing the prices up just so they get off from it and can buy a mount. Meanwhile whole Guilds struggle to have everyone supplied with Flask/Pot/Food. Ruining the playing experience of hundreds of players for the enjoyment of a small few.Yes now at the end of a xpac this sounds off, but with Shadowlands around the corner you think these kind of players will not do it at the start of the expansion? Of course they will and they will do it hard, because thats the best phase to bled out the players of the gold they have gathered by the side while doing wqs and dailys at the end of BfA.It's so easy to get Gold with doing some old Raids and Dungeons. But as usual the Human being is greedy and egoistical."Who cares that others have a bad playing experience when i push the price of herbs and usables up? I wanna make Gold."People who do this are one of the Reasons why the Boost Spam has taken such a Spike and the Chat is basically flooded with it.
It's just good business.I find joy and fun playing the AH game in WoW.If guilds struggle to get by they should get some economist players in their guilds who figure these things out for them.