Alpha Competition experience: Completed December, 2010:
In a nutshell, this was a competition to see how quickly I could gain 10,000 gold on a random server by simply using the auction house in World of Warcraft. The Recap at the end is a good place to start if you just want the basics. If you want to see a lot more of the thought process and experiment, start at the beginning and read through. Please note that this experiment took place before Cataclysm Expansion launched, so the gold per hour was fairly impressive for the time period. I intend to do a beta competition in the near future in the post-Cataclysm economy.