Tuesday, November 22, 2011

4.3 Prep-Chaos around Chaos orbs?

4.3 is coming soon. With the arena season ending November 29th, the patch could hit any Tuesday now. So what should you be prepared for? Well, the new Darkmoon faire. I am not sure if there will be any good way to make money off this, I'm guessing only if the new pets/mounts are BoE instead of BoP. But keep an eye (Or two) out for indirect ways of making cash- materials needed much like stone and the old decks were used to gain reputation.

Next- Chaos orbs, and sinister squashling are now BoE, unless something changes all of a sudden from the PTR. The squashling is interesting. I'm not sure how many people have multiples of this companion. I know some people who destroyed extras. To be honest, if you don't need the cash right off, I'd hold onto at least 1-2 of these for a few months, and then try for higher prices. Chaos orbs being unbound was expected. The main things I'm interested in here are 1.) Will the roll rules change? If I roll need, does it become BoP, or can everyone only roll greed? To be honest, I'd prefer the former. Have everyone who needs the item to personally craft roll need, but make it BoP then. If people want it to sell on the AH or for their guild bank, have them roll greed, and whoever wins it receives it as BoE. Of course, this still has problems, and since orbs may become rather cheap after 4.3 it may not be a big enough deal to worry about. The 2nd thing I'm interested in here is what else are orbs going to be used for? Perhaps epic gem xmutes? Remember, 5 orbs can be used to make dreamcloth on the 7 day cooldown, and frozen orbs+wrath gems were used to make icey prisim. These both point to the possibility that chaos orbs may be used as a reagent, or possible optional reagent to transmute epic gems. After all, Blizzard has stated they wish to make epic gems harder to acquire in this tier.

Finally, I'm preparing for the post-patch frenzy. All enchants, from +15 chest to the +50 to bracers and others will sell much better, as players come back to the game, gear new toons, and replace old gear. As well, I'm stocking up on maelstrom crystals. With the shatter, these may soon actually increase in price, depending on how many of each material can be gained from shattering these. I have around 40 stacks of Essence, 100+ stacks of dust, and 100+ heavenly shards, so I'm fairly prepared for the dabbling I do.

Don't forget to stock up for new PvP sets, but don't craft yet. The patterns will be upgraded, but not the crafted pieces already made. As well, look into flipping volatiles- lots of Vfire will be used for sets, water/air for enchants, earth for leg armor and belt buckles.

Finally, gems. Need I say more? They'll sell- like mad. Prepare ahead!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flipping Items without Flipping Yourself

This post is just a short one with something important to consider before one starts flipping items-whether it be flipping an epic, flipping a rarer item (Mounts, trading card game items, etc) or essentially flipping by buying materials and selling a produced item.

First, a definition of flipping. Simply put, flipping is buying an item cheap and selling higher. Some people buy massive amounts of items and flip them for a small profit. Some buy a few items that sell more slowly and flip for higher profit. The later is what I prefer to do.

The problem came about for me recently with this: What was my backup strategy? If the item didn't sell, even after doing my homework etc as to value, supply, and so forth, what would I do? There are a lot of options, I could disenchant it, or learn the item if its a mount. But then I make no profit. I could give it away, or use it as a raid prize. Ehh, maybe better, but I still get no profit. Or I could keep trying, or tuck it away for a time, and hope to sell it in the future. Still, not as nice an idea.

The point here is NOT to show you the best way to deal with an item you can't move. There are simply too many variables for too many items to do that. The point is to make you think-to prepare. What is your exit strategy if things don't go as planned? Now that I got burned (Accidentally learned "Reins of Poseidus" after I bought it for 45k, and was trying to flip for 70k) I'll always have a plan, or be willing to take the risk. But at the same time, now that I know that about myself, I'm more willing to take some risks.

Be prepared- Not scared

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

White Ribbon Campaign-Unite, One Voice

"With one voice, as one community, we are speaking out and working to end 
violence against women."

http://whiteribbon.ca/ Main link.

This became personal recently. There is no excuse for this type of behavior by anyone. By spreading the word, and helping out ourselves, we can limit, and hopefully eradicate this evil behavior.

Thoughts, prayers, and well wishes for all those devastated by this evil. We love you.

I came back to my blog because this trumps any thing else related to gaming, or gold making. This needed to be said, even when this blog has been on hiatus. Unite in support, with one voice.