Fun fact brought to you by Reddit: The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War which lasted roughly 40 minutes.
I didn't quite beat that record but it was close. After entering into the glyph market Horde-side yesterday I was instantly flailing about in my chair bemoaning how much I hate the glyph market. Horde glyphs reminded me a lot of what Alliance glyphs were when I started: It seems to be great profit but you need to fight tooth and nail for it and often you won't make 1/100 of what you expected to.
I'm sure dedicated sellers will make a boat load in this market but, quite frankly, I don't want to be that person. Gold is great but fun is better and I'm sick as can be of the glyph market, so I'm done. I've got 1.4mil, do I really need to suffer for every few hundred? No! =D
Also factoring into this decision was a competitor. I /tickle competitors when I'm on my posting toons just because I like to talk to others in gold-making but don't know how to approach folks without seeming like I'm trying to spy on their efforts. For the first time ever someone actually replied. (S)he was very polite and didn't seem to mind competition at all, something that fascinated me by how angry people on Alliance get when someone tries to compete with them.
So today I whispered this person and offered them a deal: I don't want to sell glyphs but I don't want to lose out, so would they be interested in buying all my glyphs for 10g/glyph? Granted, this is a pretty substantial loss on my part, but if it means I can go out and actually play again instead of babysitting glyphs I'll consider it a gain. They agreed to the deal (Who wouldn't?) and I've CoD'd all my glyphs over.
I had plans to spitefully enter the glyph market and cut Horde profit margins in half. At the end of the day though that's never been something that's been fun for me. I appreciate how other people find it entertaining but I'd rather bow out and find another market when competition gets too . . . competitive. And so I have!
My new effort Horde-side, I think, will be making gold in "less traditional" ways instead of the monotonous shuffle/glyph grind. (The pic is Andawe with Hand of Freedom up. Get it? Because he's free c wut i did thar?)