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Most expert crafters have an alt that has nothing to do
with their Auction House businesses.
This alt may be raiding or levelling but its other task is specifically
to watch the Friends List and see when my competitors come online so that i can
wait and then repost my glyphs when they leave.
However, i know my competitors are doing the same. If i can find out the names of their secret
alts then i truly know when my competitors are online or not. And so i need strategies to flush them out.
One such strategy i employ is to try and make their secret
alts buy crafting materials off the Auction House from me. And then watch to see if they log on and off
at the same time as my known competitor alts.
To do this i create an alt to post cheap herbs – and so
this alt is new and hence can not be linked to me. I don’t post too many stacks, say 5 stacks of
20 of whiptail at 20 gold a stack should do the trick.
When they are sold i look at the data on Auctioneer
Beancounter to see who has bought them. Over
time it becomes apparent that certain names that i don’t see posting glyphs are
appearing with regularity on the list. I
add these names to my Friends List and sooner or later i start to notice that
when they log off my competitor posting alts log on. I therefore determine that this alt is part
of my competitor alts.
Periodically i disband my herb posting alt and start a
Over the course of time i now know who most of my secret
competitor alts are.
Of course, as a directly related observation, make sure
your secret alt does not buy items on the Auction House that are used in your
crafting businesses. No point in falling for the same strategy!