Admission: paying for a second account so that I could crossfaction trade never made much sense to me.
I’ll stipulate that there are some one-account geniuses among you who have guild bitches at your beck and call 24/7 to help you get stuff across the neutral AH.
(But I’ll expect a reciprostipulation… that this is a time buster… getting others to agree to help out, working out the logistics, getting toons in the right place, opening trade as many times as necessary (or mailing stuff to them), listing and buying stuff quickly, none of this can be that fast or simple.)
That said, I’ll set out another data point of reference and see if someone has an opposing viewpoint that carries weight.
I was thinking this morning and did a quick foreign exchange mental dance. Not that I have ever bought gold – or that you would sell your gold stash for money – but the going rate is about $1 per 1,000g.
So that second WoW account for crossfaction trading costs over 150,000g per year. Kinda ungoblinish, unless you can really make that investment pay off in a huge way.
Now make the case again that at the margin, this is a worthwhile endeavor? Let’s say someone has up to a couple hours a day to devote to gold.