January 26, 2013: Black Market Auction House
These reporters do not use the same methods as our sources in the Alliance, Horde, and Neutral auction houses, so, due to their remote location, our communications with them are intermittent. We strive for hourly updates, which is the same frequency we get with other auction houses.
To get this data, we need a character to log in to World of Warcraft and talk to Madam Goya once each hour.
We have all US PvE (RP and Normal) realms covered. We're trying a few PvP realms, but due to the nature of PvP, our characters that survey the auction house are getting killed. So, if you see a level 1 female Dwarf suddenly appear, don't be alarmed, she doesn't have any gold and doesn't want any trouble.
You can see the results of our work on our front page, as well as the "Black Market Auction House" link under the "Great Deals" heading.
January 27, 2013, 01:28:15 Xsinthis wrote:
I'm curious as too how you're doing this, surely there's no way to automate it short of botting?
January 27, 2013, 02:07:16 admin wrote:
I do have a script that automatically logs in, talks to Madam Goya, and logs out. I'd stop short of calling it a "bot" though, because it has minimal knowledge about the game world and can't really react to things (such as getting killed on PVP realms).
January 27, 2013, 04:18:44 theronie wrote:
I for one salute you for being able secure reporters on this very important matter. Where I can I will offer protection services to the level 1 female dwarves if I see them in my travels.