In the auction houses of many servers that I have checked prices of Primordial Saronite have hit a new rock bottom low. They went from 1400g to the new low low cost of 100g. In addition there are now hundreds of them on auction houses all over WoW. Could this be the influence of a dupe bug from gold farmers?

For all those who need to buy Primordial Saronite I suggest doing so now while the prices are rock bottom and get to crafting those epics for huge cash flow!

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3.3.3 Results so far

March 24, 2010

Results of predictions so far on my server have been luke warm for some things and spot on for others. The change from Monday to Tuesday on prices of many things jumped drastically due to changes in cooldowns. The price of all of the cloths dropped immediately by 30-40 gold. The prices for all 3 of the eternals to make these cloths jumped by 2x -4x the amount over night. Frost lotuses dropped another 10g on my server. Frozen orbs went up in cost by 13g more. Apparently there is so much back stock of infinite dust that it didn’t budge at all in price. Titanium bars jumped in price from 12g to 25g. Saronite bars also took a jump in price, yet the ore did not. So for you smiths this may be a good way to make some extra cash at this time. Primordial Saronite has yet to jump in price, but that may be because I have yet to see any crafted 264 gear hit the auction house as of last night. This just seems odd to me with the other materials being much cheaper now to get.

For all you auctioneers keep an eye on what is going on in the auction house. Many people are still using old pricing structures on many of these items and it would be wise to snatch those items up and resell them at a profit. For example last night I found a ton of eternal shadow at half price of what it was set at. It looked like someone just dumped the items on the auction house without checking the new prices.  It should be asy to make a killing in this market even if you weren’t completely back stocked on items by just flipping things from the people not up to date with what is really going on in the auction house.

Are you prepared?

March 22, 2010

3.3.3 is almost upon us and hopefully you are all sitting on a large stack of frozen orbs, various eternals, infinite dust, primordial saronite, frostweave bolts, icethorn, lichbloom, goldclover, and titanium bars. You may be thinking that is an odd assortment of items  to be sitting on for this patch.

Well if the little light bulb hasn’t popped up yet I shall give you a hint. All of those items are going to be used for crafting either flasks or 264 boe purples. Frozen orbs will be turned into frost lotus. Frost lotuses should drop in price quick, but those frozen orbs hopefully you bought on the super cheap so you should make a good profit off those.

All of the other mats you may want to be turning around and flipping since everyone and their brother will be scrambling to pick those up with cooldowns removed off everything you will be needing to make 264 boe epics. Any boe 264 crafted epics you have out there now you may want to try and get sold tonight post haste because those will be dropping fairly quickly. On a positive note though your primordial saronites that you stocked up on will be making a price jump for a few weeks while people are scrambling to buy those up for crafting.

Have a happy patch day and bury your competition under your mountain of gold.

Eternals in 3.3.3

March 3, 2010

Last time I discussed frost orbs and the need to scoop them up as fast as you could in preparation for 3.3.3. Well that is not the only major news for 3.3.3. All of the tailoring specialty cloths are coming off cooldown. This means that there is going to be a huge demand for eternals to craft all of this cloth with. Many tailors are going to want to start mass producing this cloth so that they can use it to craft the ICC pattern items.

What this means is if you are a betting man, the night before the patch you clean out the auction house of any eternals that are at or less then the 100% going rate and then repost them for a 5-10g profit that will happen on the day of the patch.

Some of you may be thinking this might be a bit of crazy talk since you will be able to buy eternals with frozen orbs. My question is, who the hell is going to be using frozen orbs for eternals? You will get the most bang for your buck right away converting orbs to frost lotuses or just reselling the orbs themselves.

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.

Boss Design (fun post)

January 29, 2010

For those of you who are only interested in making money on the auction house this post is not for you. You have been warned. I am posting this because I had an idea for an interesting boss design that I really haven’t seen done before and could be a lot of fun if something was ever designed like this.

Design:

Boss: Night Elf Priest Jessabell Vana’thol

HP: 5,000,000 (10 man) 15,000,000 (25 man)

Abilities:

Mass Dispell – Removes up to 15 self cast debuffs and  buffs per friendly character  in the room and provides Empowered Nova Charges per Empowered Renew dispelled this way. Cast just prior to her Empowered Nova.

Empowered Renew – casts every 2 seconds (1 second on hard mode) stackable, heals for 2k per stack on a friendly target, stacks up to 5 times, is cast as a magic debuff on pcs

Empowered Nova – Casts every 30 seconds. 1 second cast time. Deals 2k damage per charge to entire room, removes all charges after cast, breaks mind control.

Additional Factors in fight:

Untargetable Evil Character

Raises 5 weak undead allies every 10 seconds

Raises 2 Very Strong undead allies every 15 seconds

Pulses a 3k ae damage to the entire room per every 2 seconds (1 second on hard mode)

Mind Control: Targets Jessabell and mind controls her. No end duration. 2 second cast time, 30 second recast.

The basic premise of this fight being an execution fight with multiple decisions involved. Your dps time on the boss will only be in 30 second intervals with 30 second breaks. You must decide how many empowered renews you would like floating around on characters in the raid because you will receive 15 of them on normal mode prior to the mass dispell and if you don’t remove the Empowered Renews off your raid they will stack up and kill you when she Nova’s. If you leave the Empowered Renews up though it will greatly help with your raid healing of the ae damage. It will be a fine balance as well because after the first mass dispell you will no longer have any buffs other then totems and you will have to deal with increasing numbers of undead over time if your dps is slacking. You will also receive no Empowered Renews on your raid when it is time to dps the boss, but the undead will receive them and they must be dispelled or you eat a lot of damage when she Nova’s again.

Basic Fight Run Down:

Enagage. Jessabell is friendly and starts casting Empowered Renew’s on the raid. First set of undead spawn, 5 weak. 10 Seconds later another 5 weak undead spawn. 5 Seconds after this 2 Strong undead spawn. 5 Seconds later more weak undead spawn. 10 Seconds later, Mass Dispell, Mind Control is being cast, 2 strong and 5 weak undead spawn, Empowered Nova begins it’s cast. 1 Second later Empowered Nova. 1 Second Later Mind Control goes off. Begin P2 – Boss dps time, at least one person must be on dispell duty off the undead. All abilities continue on their rotation in the fight. 30 seconds later she Nova’s and becomes friendly again and begin P1 again.

Anyways this is my half baked rough sketch which needs to be clean up a bit but fun and something new.

So the second week of my experiment has ended and well I got really busy/lazy this week and only did 2 auction house posts on my new dk and played about 3 hours total to hit level 64. Ending gold for this week is 3600g. Not too bad for almost 0 effort put in this week. Bronze bars still seems to be where it is at for my “crafting” though I should probably pay a bit more attention to steel bars.

So now onto why I am an asshole. I don’t post the arrow trick anymore even though it was cheesy and a great money maker. I no longer piss off most scribes on my server with 1g undercuts just to be amusing. I do boot people from my ICC 5 man heroics though for doing less dps then my tank.

So here is your warning if you see Kamishi a DK tank in your ICC 5 man group and you don’t think you can pull 2.5k dps in your full epic’d out character you might as well leave right away and save yourself the boot after your 15 minute grace period is up because I will be booting you and if you don’t like it you can boot me from the group and I won’t mind because my ques are still instant. Pulls will stop at the 15 min mark and I will inform the group why they have stopped with a recount posting in group chat. Oh and if there are 2 of you slackers in my group I will just boot the lower dps one and pull a bit more till I can boot you as well, so don’t think you are safe either. Feel free to call me whatever you want on the way out the instance as well if my group is being idiotic and not booting you. I refuse to carry bads through ICC 5 mans. Any other 5 man I will carry your sorry excuse for dps through because I can solo those instances without you and the only thing you are doing is making it a bit faster for me to do so.

So here is to you Mr. 1.5k dps hunter who died running to the group after I just booted a 2k dps fury warrior with 2 or 5 items gemmed/chanted, got lost on the way to the instance to recover his corpse, died to poison nova, and informed me that he had never seen the end boss of this instance. Btw I promptly informed him he would still not be seeing the end boss of Heroic POS, which he responded huh? And then 57 seconds later his timer expired and he was promptly booted.

Week 1 of my experiment is over with my now level 61 DK (only char on server) on my friend’s server. My gold after purchasing flying at level 60 is 2400g. Mining is at 304 and skinning is at 307. So in essence I have made around 3000g gold in 6 levels on this server. Most of it has been me using smelting to make bronze bars. The profit on this server is ridiculous just for this item. Tin bar/ore 18g a stack, copper ore/bar 8g a stack = 40 bronze bars which go for 39g a stack! So I spend 26g and get 78g back. Seems like a pretty good deal to me. This has been a majority of my profits on this server so far since all I am trying to do is just keep my mining skill appropriate for my level so I can (inc curse word) farm up some titanium when I hit the mid 70’s to fund my change over to inscription/something else. I am guessing half way through the 60’s I should be able to get epic flying to speed up the process of running around a bit more, though with not being able to fly in Northrend till 77 on this character it may wait and be reinvested in other things to make more gold.

On a final note for week 1 I want to say to the people out there who are poor while leveling. You are doing it wrong! Did you sell that stack of rune cloth to a vendor…..then you are a moron. Did you sell that piece of green BOE gear to a vendor……Hi moron! Oh I know I used to be one of those morons, but then I became enlightened by other auction house gurus. The only thing anymore that gets sold to a vendor is something that is grey…..everything else goes on the auction house. It so insanely easy to make gold in this game that anyone can have 10k by level 80.

Now onto pug madness. Like everyone else in the game its the trendy thing to do pugs, and well to bitch about pugs too. Normally I don’t care about damage the puggies are doing since they are there basically to speed up my tanks run through a heroic. Last night though I had my fill of slacker dps because it was taking longer then normal to get through trash mobs. Before we even got to the first boss I was doing 50% of the groups damage! The group at this time was politely informed to pick up the dps. Most of the dps was in blues but 1k dps is abysmal even for blue geared people. 1k dps is what a level 70 does not a level 80. Even a slacker can pull 1.5k dps in blue gear. The kicker was one of the lowest dps players in the group was in almost all epics! The other epic’d person was a warrior in all furious pvp gear.

After that first explanation stating I was not about to carry slackers through a dungeon and for them to pick it up thing started to get a little bit faster. None of them still outdpsed my whopping 2300 dps as tank and I still ended up pulling 35% of the groups damage.

I think my new thing is I am going to start vote kicking slackers half way through the dungeons. Now slackers are not the under geared folks that know their class. I am talking about the morons who are pulling 1k or below dps in a heroic. The people who have reflexes of a stoned sloth. Its far faster to get a new dps then to deal with people who afk a bunch or just refuse to learn or try.