After seeing this thread
last week, and the related discussions that it kicked off, I've been wanting to take a look at the data which we (TSM) collect around the BMAH and see what I could find. There are a few things I looked at.
First, we provide the ability to view current BMAH listings
on our website, including the ability for premium members to see all realms where a given item is currently listed on the BMAH and setup notifications. As expected, currently, there are no BMAH's listed on the Bruto's item page
, meaning it's not currently on any BMAH (based on our data at least).
So, I dug into our database to see what I could find. As a bit of context here, we don't currently store any historical BMAH data. We just store the most recent scan which each TSM user has performed. This means that if a given user views the BMAH for a given realm every day, we'd only have the most recent scan, as this is all we need to provide our current BMAH functionality. However, this does mean we have *some* historical scan data based on the fact that somebody may have visited the BMAH a month ago, and not since, so we'd still have that 1 month old scan. This means that we have scans going back about 3 months total in our DB (we generally clear out old data with a 60-90 day threshold depending on the data). Based on querying all the BMAH scans we have in our database, I found 0 auctions of the Bruto
. As a point of comparison, I also searched for Miniron's Head
, which is pretty rare (no live auctions as of writing this), and found 79 results. So, this seems like pretty strong evidence that it has not been listed in the past ~3 months.
However, there's one more thing I thought to look at here which may be even more conclusive. As part of our notification service, we store the last time a given email notification which a user has configured has actually resulted in an email being sent (so we don't send multiple emails for the same auction). There are currently hundreds of TSM (premium) users with an email notification setup if the bruto is posted anywhere in their region (split between US and EU). The data here clearly shows that the last US notification was sent at 2021-07-10 21:16:15 (PDT) and the last EU notification was sent at 2021-07-08 22:16:51 (UTC). This seems to point very conclusively to the Bruto being removed from the BMAH around then. I'll leave others to figure out what happened in the game around that time.
I hope this is helpful, and I'm happy to provide any additional data we can here.