|New Orgrimmar Tauren Area|
You aren't still basing your auctioneering operations in the near front gate of Orgrimmar are you? The front gate commerce area in the new Orgrimmar era is one of the least efficient areas to use as your base of operations since Cataclysm. It is really bad compared to my new favorite area.
Why The Orgrimmar Front Gate Auction House Sucks
Everything is too far apart. This wastes valuable time running to the auction house from the anvil, the forge, the bank, trade merchants selling your dyes, thread, parchaments, etc. The one good thing is that there is a mailbox at the foot of the steps leading up to the auction house. That's all though.
The Most Efficient Auctioneer Area
The most efficient area to set up shop and organize your business is the Tauren area within the Valley of Wisdom. The screenshot above shows all of the basics you need as a merchant to cut down on wasted time while crafting, buying, selling, mailing, and listing on the auction house. Let's look at what the Tauren area has to offer.
- Forge and Anvil next to each other, along with a repairing vendor.
- Bank and Guild Vault next to each other.
- Bonfire for cooking.
- Trade vendor selling commonly used items, like Runethread.
The Goblin area isn't as good because the mailbox is too far away from the auction house. Same goes for the troll area. The mailbox is on the ground level and the auctioneer and bank are higher up. No guild bank (or at least none easily found) is also a huge penalty for both of these areas.
One nice benefit of the troll area is that the auctioneer and the bank can both be accessed without having to move, but if you need to add mailbox and / or guild bank interaction into your routine, then you are better off over in the sweet Tauren hot spot.
The Orgrimmar back blacksmithing area is just as bad as the front. Everything is too far apart.
Submitted into The Best of The Month Blogging Carnival over at Not So Secret Society.
You aren't running back and forth from the bank to the auction house in the front of Ogrimmar are you?