Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Ultimate Glyph Performance List

Yes. Yes, you have this glyph. On... your... main.

I had delayed posting on my two character glyph operation because I wasn't satisfied with how little data I based my glyph performance research on. Now that I have all my sales data since February 2011 in a database, I can happily present... My Ultimate Glyph Performance List. The list is based on actual sales data rather than estimated sales data or just the average listed price on the auction house. I've already given the major disclaimer that it's MY performance list, meaning that it is limited to my server, and my posting schedule.

There are always side effects when I dig into my sales data.

Firstly, the bad news is that since MySales records the name of the item sold rather than the uinique identifier, I can't tell the difference between [Glyph of Death Coil] and [Glyph of Death Coil]. Doh!

Secondly, there's a couple of glyphs I've never sold. Embarrasing? Sure. Here I am claiming to be a demon possessing glyph $@#%ing master... and I don't actually have full glyph coverage. The two glyphs in question are [Glyph of Frost Armor] which is learned via Northrend Inscription Research and [Glyph of Colossus Smash] which is learned via a Technique sold by a freakin' vendor in Twilight Highlands. So I can forgive myself the mage glyph. Why? Because it's a mage glyph... and overlooking an extra Northrend Inscription Research is understandable. But Colossus Smash? My main is a freakin' warrior, and knows the glyph... and uses the glyph, frequently. I mean, who wants to waste GCDs on sunder in a 10 man raid, amirite? So I have no idea how I managed to get excited about the glyph in the patch notes, managed to pick it up for my warrior and completely forget how I did that (as if I'd buy glyphs from the AH (right?)) and then continue to overlook it for so long.

In any case, all is well and as of right now I have both of those glyphs up on the AH for anyone to purchase.

For the data below, I have orded it by the number sold, highest to lowest. That itself doesn't tell you which are the best and least performing glyphs, but I want to emphasize volume because everyone else seems to be preoccupied with price. I like to churn out glyphs and I like to sell them. Given I purchase herbs, mill, create inks and craft glyphs in bulk, I'm more volume oriented that price oriented when I consider how I divide up my glyphs.

If you look right down the bottom of the table, you can see even ordered by volume that there are a whole ton of trainer glyphs that have barely sold anything... in almost 18 months! The reason for that is that while my threshold for posting glyphs is probably reasonably low (go go volume!) I still have a threshold, and it's always above the cost of creating the glyphs in the first place. So at the very bottom of the list you get the choke points in leveling inscription where if you make glyphs you have to choose from one of those, so no matter which you choose, the AH is already flooded with them.... constantly.

All in all, digging into my data to look at glyph performance was a rewarding exercise. I have two new glyphs to sell, and I can move on in the next post to describe how I have set up my two character glyph operation.

[Glyph of Templar's Verdict]2441776273Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Howling Blast]2351631069Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Kill Shot]2301299957Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Mirror Image]2231499167Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Arcane Shot]211813639Trainer
[Glyph of Hammer of the Righteous]2101291962Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Mangle]200949547Trainer
[Glyph of Frostbolt]201932446Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Spirit Tap]1971272165Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Shield of the Righteous]1981147858Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Arcane Barrage]1961137758Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Heart Strike]1971121957Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Prayer of Mending]1921053555Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Obliterate]194865645Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Berserk]1941036753Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Armors]193921348Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth]186887248Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Levitate]180827046Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Holy Shock]174967756Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Explosive Shot]1691006160Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Shadow Word: Death]170782346Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Wild Growth]169906354Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Hemorrhage]166805048Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Hungering Cold]168789347Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Ice Barrier]167924355Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Dark Succor]164658340Trainer
[Glyph of Holy Wrath]165727444Trainer
[Glyph of Anti-Magic Shell]164889454Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Steady Shot]164687942Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Word of Glory]162611238Trainer
[Glyph of Dash]161584736Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Deep Freeze]159806951Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Horn of Winter]158646341Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Dazing Shield]156743548Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Seal of Truth]155682344Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Trap Launcher]155674844Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Penance]152835755Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Resilient Grip]152579838Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Chimera Shot]152853456Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Slow Fall]152562737Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Blood Tap]152624841Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Arcane Blast]149507434Trainer
[Glyph of the Ascetic Crusader]149683446Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Blessing of Kings]150606040Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Shockwave]146718849Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Lifebloom]147788254Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Feign Death]147566539Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Hammer of Wrath]144630644Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Unleashed Lightning]145910263Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Fireball]145691948Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Death Coil]143413729Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Battle]141407329Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Crusader Strike]140540039Trainer
[Glyph of Shield Slam]141618344Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Prayer of Healing]138534939Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Renewed Life]139570241Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Blade Flurry]139762255Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Mage Armor]139480735Trainer
[Glyph of Swiftmend]137580542Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Shadow Word: Pain]136442233Trainer
[Glyph of Revive Pet]133424632Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Mortal Strike]134662349Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Divine Plea]134599745Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Riptide]131664851Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Shadow Dance]132747557Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Victory Rush]131550442Trainer
[Glyph of Divine Accuracy]131656650Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Dancing Rune Weapon]132583044Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Bladestorm]130578544Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Rebirth]128434934Trainer
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[Glyph of Thunder]128638050Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Path of Frost]126607448Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Devastate]126553644Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Polymorph]125475338Trainer
[Glyph of Rip]125372930Trainer
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[Glyph of Pestilence]122351529Trainer
[Glyph of Safe Fall]122468538Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of the Arctic Wolf]120408134Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Slam]120347829Trainer
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[Glyph of the Treant]118452338Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Bloody Healing]117493742Trainer
[Glyph of Disengage]117290525Trainer
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[Glyph of Barkskin]115552348Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Blessing of Might]113352331Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Challenging Roar]112371733Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Mending]111330230Trainer
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[Glyph of Regrowth]107460343Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Blurred Speed]108373335Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Feral Charge]106269025Trainer
[Glyph of Lay on Hands]106328231Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Aspect of the Pack]105282227Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Shadowfiend]105375936Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Exorcism]105288227Trainer
[Glyph of Death and Decay]105424340Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Arcane Missiles]104273426Trainer
[Glyph of Enduring Victory]104402139Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Bestial Wrath]104449243Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Fortitude]104313530Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Arcane Power]102305530Trainer
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[Glyph of Cone of Cold]100284528Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Conjuring]100277128Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Preparation]98370538Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Insect Swarm]97275428Trainer
[Glyph of Lacerate]97341935Trainer
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[Glyph of Mark of the Wild]96288630Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Power Word: Shield]95229424Trainer
[Glyph of Guardian Spirit]95456748Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Demoralizing Shout]94345237Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Metamorphosis]93460550Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Fan of Knives]93390542Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Immolate]93357838Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Rune Tap]92277930Trainer
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[Glyph of Insight]91239826Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Death Wish]91258028Trainer
[Glyph of Command]90308734Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of the Monkey]90267930Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Ice Trap]90266130Trainer
[Glyph of Dispel Magic]89321736Trainer
[Glyph of Life Tap]89244627Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Psychic Horror]89343139Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Starsurge]88312536Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Blast Wave]88262230Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Sprint]87217425Trainer
[Glyph of Circle of Healing]87314836Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Rapid Fire]87277132Trainer
[Glyph of Living Bomb]86284533Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Concussive Shot]86336939Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Ferocious Bite]86201923Trainer
[Glyph of Overpower]86236928Trainer
[Glyph of Evocation]86281833Trainer
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[Glyph of Eviscerate]85224026Trainer
[Glyph of Earth Shield]85268032Trainer
[Glyph of Master's Call]84329139Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Fade]84288434Trainer
[Glyph of Judgement]84237028Trainer
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[Glyph of Rejuvenation]83204425Trainer
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[Glyph of Pounce]82260332Trainer
[Glyph of Cloak of Shadows]82359444Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Water Shield]82164620Trainer
[Glyph of Feral Spirit]81374146Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Hex]81314739Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Wrath]76155120Trainer
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[Glyph of Pick Lock]75202327Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Moonfire]75150120Trainer
[Glyph of Lesser Proportion]75251934Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Faerie Fire]75195426Trainer
[Glyph of Scatter Shot]74247233Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Scare Beast]74195626Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Ice Lance]74233132Trainer
[Glyph of Renew]74176424Trainer
[Glyph of Ambush]74180724Trainer
[Glyph of Raging Blow]74239632Trainer
[Glyph of Killing Spree]71267738Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Intimidating Shout]71229632
[Glyph of Flame Shock]71174425Trainer
[Glyph of Invisibility]71330547Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Drain Soul]71180625Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Thunder Clap]70156422Trainer
[Glyph of the Long Word]70242835Northrend Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Arcane Brilliance]69190028Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Bane of Agony]69240935Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Soul Swap]68171125Trainer
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[Glyph of Vendetta]68312446Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Silencing Shot]67187828Trainer
[Glyph of Immolation Trap]66160324Trainer
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[Glyph of Cleansing]66185028Trainer
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[Glyph of Light of Dawn]64169326Northrend Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Death Gate]64158825Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Divinity]63224936Trainer
[Glyph of Water Breathing]63163826Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Icy Touch]62146224Trainer
[Glyph of Shackle Undead]62230337Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Garrote]62218835Trainer
[Glyph of Crippling Poison]61191131Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Savage Roar]59188032Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Hammer of Justice]59129122Trainer
[Glyph of Vampiric Blood]59188732Trainer
[Glyph of Unending Breath]59171729Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Revealing Strike]59180431Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Spell Reflection]58245142Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Serpent Sting]58139024Trainer
[Glyph of Frenzied Regeneration]57151327Trainer
[Glyph of Thunderstorm]56192034Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Healing Touch]56190034Trainer
[Glyph of Freezing Trap]56109420Trainer
[Glyph of Felguard]55205637Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Consecration]55138425Trainer
[Glyph of Righteousness]55134925Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Astral Recall]54134525Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Solar Beam]54158729Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Healing Stream Totem]54190735Trainer
[Glyph of Frost Nova]54128724Trainer
[Glyph of Felhunter]53160230Northrend Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Shadow]535314100Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Shadow Protection]53106320Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Rebuke]52167832Trainer
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[Glyph of Smite]51139127Trainer
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[Glyph of Bone Shield]50115023Trainer
[Glyph of Sweeping Strikes]50120624Trainer
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[Glyph of Lava Lash]4997020Trainer
[Glyph of Flametongue Weapon]48135728Trainer
[Glyph of Divine Favor]48103922Trainer
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[Glyph of Misdirection]48134628Trainer
[Glyph of Windfury Weapon]47104822Trainer
[Glyph of Curse of Exhaustion]46120226Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Incinerate]46167636Trainer
[Glyph of Health Funnel]46108824Trainer
[Glyph of Entangling Roots]46113825Trainer
[Glyph of Wyvern Sting]4599722Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Deterrence]45110925Trainer
[Glyph of the Penguin]45107324Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Death Grip]4374317Trainer
[Glyph of Power Word: Barrier]43156136Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Salvation]42132732Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Stormstrike]4194823Trainer
[Glyph of Shield Wall]40146637Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Psychic Scream]3996525Trainer
[Glyph of Kick]3980621Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Gouge]3860616Trainer
[Glyph of Bloodletting]3887523Trainer
[Glyph of Shocking]38100927Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Vanish]37139838Book of Glyph Mastery
[Glyph of Eye of Kilrogg]3784823Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Imp]36146141Trainer
[Glyph of Fire Elemental Totem]36132437Northrend Inscription Research
[Glyph of Strangulate]36100928Trainer
[Glyph of Monsoon]3569220Trainer
[Glyph of Distract]3589426Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Icy Veins]3560417Trainer
[Glyph of Enslave Demon]34111333Minor Inscription Research
[Glyph of Cleaving]33118036Trainer
[Glyph of Turn Evil]3297330Trainer
[Glyph of Demonic Circle]31113437Book of Glyph Mastery
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[Glyph of Intercept]3163420Trainer
[Glyph of Healthstone]3165521Trainer
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[Glyph of Ritual of Souls]28103337Minor Inscription Research
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[Glyph of Lash of Pain]27101638Technique
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[Glyph of Heroic Throw]2359826Trainer
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[Glyph of Expose Armor]2361727Trainer
[Glyph of Revenge]2369430Trainer
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[Glyph of Focus]2175636Trainer
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[Glyph of Lightning Bolt]1550434Trainer
[Glyph of Fear Ward]1538025Trainer
[Glyph of Scourge Imprisonment]1422116Trainer
[Glyph of Soulstone]1238932Trainer
[Glyph of Seduction]830138Trainer
[Glyph of Sap]612020Trainer
[Glyph of Frost Shock]522846Trainer
[Glyph of Sunder Armor]511924Trainer
[Glyph of Voidwalker]35719Trainer
[Glyph of Starfire]35418Trainer


  1. ouch on missing those glyphs! but great work on the table.

    Am i right in thinking you go all the way down to crafting cost in pricing your glyphs (vs Croda over at marketsforgold who has a 40 gold threshold)?

  2. No, I don't go all the way down to my crafting cost, but I probably calculate my crafting cost a little different to some other glyphers.

    I keep reading a lot of talk about inferno ink being a painful byproduct of milling and people assuming that it's not worth anything in their calculation of how much blackfallow ink costs to make. I'm approaching 900k in Darkmoon Card sales since the expantion launched... so I don't quite see it that way. For me, inferno ink has a value, and I can have been able to get a return on that value far above selling it on the AH all expansion long.

    So my threshold has been as low as 12g for glyphs, but in practise I sell very few glyphs at around that price, unless it is to competitors buying me out to reset the market (at which point I've made a small profit on that glyph, and a massive one on the next).

    Thresholds will dramatically change come 5.0 though. At the moment I'm getting some cheap Whiptail in bulk that is going to be powering my stockpile for the expansion. So currently I'm accumlating inferno ink faster than is sensible to poor into cards. I'm undecided as to what to do with my inferno ink, but if we have another glyphmas for patch 5.0 I predict I can sell it off to monk and panda characters as they eventually level inscription through cataclysm level.

    The great thing about high demand is that I could probably no bother to change my threshold because the price of glyphs will be naturally higher... However, I'll definitely put my fallback a LOT higher.

  3. About Inferno Ink, I calculated the other day it was just about the same price to craft and DE Etched Horns as the price of Small Heavenly Shards.

    It may not always be true but in certain situations it might be a great way to burn Inferno Inks.

  4. That's an interesting idea, I've broken it down as per my experience.

    Firstly calculating the cost of a small heavenly shard, my thought process goes something like this.

    What is a small heavenly shard used for?

    Essentially it boils down to heavenly shards for enchants. So the next question is...

    What is the limiting factor on the price of heavenly shards?

    Since Maelstrom Crystals can be split into 2 Heavenly Shards, the production needs to be cheaper than I can get ½ a crystal from the AH (otherwise I might as well just grab them from the AH and save some time).

    So for me, I regularly buy Maelstrom Crystals at around 140g, so lets say the benchmark is 70g.

    A Scavenged Dragon Horn costs 17.04g (but only 13.63g at exalted), and to get the 3 I need (I'm not counting bountiful bags procs) for a Heavenly Shard it costs 40.89g. That leaves 29.11g to cover the value of Inferno Ink. So with 12 Inferno Ink in the 3 horns, their value (in my opinion, according to my calculations for my server) can be rounded up to 2g45s.

    At that price for my server, I'm happy to burn through them to get the initial points for leveling inscription, or just hang onto them for resale later on. I'm glad I went out to the vendor though, because it is a much better deal if you're buying them at exalted reputation.

  5. I love the breakdown. I have been attempting something similar by tracking my sales, but I don't have the same volumes that you do. Please tell me, how are you tracking and storing the data. You mention Mysales, are you exporting from this addon? Do you have this in a database or a spreadsheet.
    I initailly had the same problem that you did indexing by name and then seeing Death Coil sales as the same. I recently changed over my table to use the Glyph item id as a unique field. With the changes coming in MoP, it makes it much easier to track the modified glyphs this way.

  6. @Priestess

    I use mysales, and then export the data from that into a mysql database. I've talked a little bit about it in other posts, and will do again when I post some more data.

    A item of sales data is unique in my database based on all of itemID, number sold, datetime sold. The issue with Glyph of Death Coil isn't the database, but rather that the mysales addon only gives me the name of the items sold. There is then no way to determine which itemID is correct.

    I had fun with a ton of old items getting them into the database... like PvP gear that is the same item, but the name has changed as it gets upgraded each patch. Glyphs that have changed names was also fun, but it is simple enough to track the changes over time from sites like wowhead and wowpedia.

    A possible solution is to change where I'm pulling the data from, and the obvious candidate is TSM accounting, but I haven't looked at that ... yet.

  7. Great post! I love it when bloggers add they're on twist @ things.