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2-22-2010 @ 3:33PM
You make a valid point, but that's a tricky gambit. Most people who intend on powering through the first few profession points with yellow/red WoLK recipes will have a hefty supply of mats tucked away already. Prices on old mats tend to trend up in the pinches of profession power leveling. Thorium for example. It meets several criteria which make it a high commodity even this far into WoW's life. It's required for that dreaded 275-300 run of two professions. Fel Iron experiences a similar low use (only a few skill points in the grand scheme). While both of these materials may be no more difficult to farm than saronite, everyone is farming saronite, even passively, so the supply stays up. The older mats do have people farming them, but at a significantly lower number. So, high demand and low supply gives us high prices and healthy profits. Trying to apply this to WotLK mats could be done. If you imagine the quickest way to level each profession through the WotLK profession points, then farm the required materials and sell them down the road. Leather is a good thing for this. There is only one way to get leather, skin it. As a result, people love buying leather that someone else did the work for. Stocking up on leather now could pay off when it becomes too inconvenient to kill icy rhinos. Unfortunately, LW isn't the most popular profession so demand is relatively low when compared to JC or Enchanting, and most LWers get their own skinning done. The big uh-oh is that with the new spins on professions coming in 4.0, it's going to be hard to pin down what WotLK mats are worthwhile. Instead, I'd recommend going with what we know. Goblins and Worgen will need professions. So Thorium could be a safe bet as well as 275-300 herbs.
2-22-2010 @ 4:19PM
Downrate, double post.
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