3.3.3 = $$?

February 23, 2010

With everyone scouring the patch notes already there are some things that stand out for the auction house guru. The first and most important being is you will be able to trade in your Frozen Orbs for various tradeskill materials. The most important of which is Frost Lotuses. The others include all the various eternals.

As many of you have already noticed, Frozen Orbs have doubled in price since this announcement. The great thing about this is that Frost Lotus on my server at least has not budged in price. If you have a back stock of Frost Lotus though you may want to start dumping it on the auction house now. It doesn’t matter if you will need it or not in a few weeks. The reason being is when this patch comes out expect Frost Lotus to fall 33%-50% in value overnight. Basically just dump what you have and then buy back what you need after the patch and you should have almost double the Frost Lotus that you used to have for the same price.

Many of you are thinking….wow this is going to be awesome, but I haven’t talked about the negative impact on other markets because of this.  Frost Lotuses dropping by 50% of their value will cause other things to rise in price quickly. Particularly Lichbloom will see a jump in price and to a lesser extent Goldclover and Icethorn. So you should probably start investing in these items for a moderate profit.

The next thing I would like to talk about is the removal of the cooldowns on specialized cloth. Ebonweave, Spellweave, and Moonweave will all have their cooldowns removed. Glacial Bags will have a cooldown put on them though. Some of the fallout from this decision is that there will be more epic crafted tailoring gear on the market, and glacial bags will become harder to come by. You may see a jump in glacial bag pricing, but I wouldn’t imagine it being a big jump. Top end epic cloth items should see a reduction in cost though.

Another major change for all of us mod users is the Auction House interface modifications. They are doing a major overhaul to how the Auction House functions. Expect your mods to be broken right after the patch. The good thing is that you can prepare for this by posting on Monday/Tuesday(europeans) night with auctions for longer that you normally do to try and hold down your market until you can get all of your mods up and running again while your competition scrambles to get theirs fixed as well.

These are just some of the major things you should expect on patch day and I will try and write up another post with more information later on this week.

Lack of updates

February 19, 2010

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything, mainly because I really haven’t had anything to post. I have been neglecting my dk on the pvp server due to League of Legends sucking me back in again. I just started posting glyphs on my shaman again after 2 months of not doing so on a regular basis. Raiding has also been taking up a huge chunk of my time. We are 10/12 in ICC for 10 man and well 25 man…..I don’t want to talk much about that since as a whole there we are not doing well.

I am still above 100k gold since I stopped buying primordial saronites until I am able to get into a group to kill festergut and rotface. I am probably going to use 8 of the 10 primordials for some new legs though in the next few days since otherwise for the time being they are going to waste.

On another note Primordials are getting down to 1800g on my server. A couple more weeks and I should be able to buy a spot in a raid to get my drops for shadow’s edge due to people having things on farm.

Next post will talk about some of the new changes.

There is a new post up on MMO-champion that states blizzard current is developing a way to access the auction house via the armory so that you can buy/sell when you are not logged into the game. They also mentioned some of the features may be a premium service. What does this mean for the auction house guru’s out there?

Let’s first take a look at the pro’s of something like this for our community. We can find deals on the fly. Oh look Primordial Saronite just popped up on the auction house for 1200g, thanks mr. doesn’t have a clue! We can post our own auctions when we are unable to log into the game. Overall this makes things much more accessible for the public and will get more traffic for people buying our goods.

The cons. Our addons probably won’t work for this. This gives our wonderful friends in China more access to the game allowing them to compete if they so choose a bit easier then if they just had access via the game.

Overall I think this may be a good thing for our community but we will have to see how this develops to really be sure of the outcome.