for other ideas on the glyph market please follow the link to the free Croda's Inscription Gold Guide
We now have a method to track this – via the “Guardian cub”
For 10 euros (or £8) any player can buy the Guardian Cub and then sell them to other players via the Auction House.
On my server there are about 2 to 3 on the Auction House at any one time and they are currently going for 4000 gold and move between 4000 gold and 5000 gold. Hence, on my server each euro is worth 400 to 500 gold.
Within the EU, they typically sell for about 12000 on the Alliance side indicating that each euro is worth 1200 gold.
Those that buy the pet for euros to post on the Auction House are legitimately buying gold with the risk that the amount of gold is uncertain when the 10 euros are paid.
I don’t participate in this market but i do keep an eye on this price. For me, it indicates the general health of the server and therefore the economy.
Guardian Cubs used to sell at 6500 gold and now have slipped back to 4000 to 5000gold. Given the volumes on sale it is unlikely that natural demand is satisfied. It is more likely that the server is merely becoming less active over time relative to other EU servers.
There is not much i can do about that unless i am offered a free transfer (with all my gold – and that is key) to another server – in which case i would need to do some fast and indepth research into the Inscription market on that server.