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9-01-2010 @ 7:22PM
1) The end game mats are going to essentially worthless come cataclysm. ESPECIALLY epic gems. They won't be useful for skill ups (or not cost effective). Just like BC when epics that were goingn for 200g were worthless (ie they could not be sold for more than vendor).Those 30g gems are great, but be absolutely sure you have zero stock when cataclysm is near (and we are already into september with an release this year). 2) Don't assume that a profession is your only source of income. You can do very well by finding niche markets and taking advantage of routine, weekly price fluctuations. Perhaps you know the herb market well. Do you know this market routinely fluctuates? If you see an herb for
9-01-2010 @ 7:31PM
I don't know why the comment system keeps eating your comment, but you're dead on for the first part. Still, so long as people still run pvp and raid to take advantage of the 30% buff, there'll be demand.
9-01-2010 @ 7:44PM
The problem is you are trying to use the left angle bracket ( < ), and the comment form thinks you're trying to make an HTML tag and never closing it. Next time just type out "less than". I think there's a way around it with a / or using the & code...
9-01-2010 @ 7:45PM
& # 6 0 ;Just take out the spaces and you get <!!!
9-01-2010 @ 8:44PM
Keith is right, here it is again!2) Don't assume that a profession is your only source of income. You can do very well by finding niche markets and taking advantage of routine, weekly price fluctuations. Perhaps you know the herb market well. Do you know this market routinely fluctuates? If you see an herb for LESS THAN 1g (NR herbs), sell, and repost for 1.5g each. Adders tongue, icethorn, and lichbloom (esp latter) is worth more than the typical NR herbs, which I see on many servers for 1g each. I see LB for 2g routinely, or more. There is a constant demand for herbs for the very reason of inscription, and when the cataclysm patch hits, herbs are going to become quite rare. JC can be a great source, esp when linked with alchemy...but you didn't level it! Do dailies for gold for now, get JC up, learn a few useful gem patterns. JC is a money sink until near cap, so expect that going in, unless you have a toon that can mine. (Or just level it to 400ish and get ready for cataclysm, that works, but JC is #2 on profitability right now)3) Raid material market, I can only assume is dying (along with just about everything else right now). I wouldn't advice getting into this market right now, but get ready for cataclysm, when it will become (VERY) profitable. What I commonly see is "i don't really care that much about making gold, and if selling my max level profession stuff isn't making gold, I don't know what else to do". That's cool and fine. Here are some tips that most of us AH guys know.Just off the top of my head:1) dailies (about 300g/hr)2) farming herbs/ore (quite variable, ie herbs are good right now), 3) farming specific drops (ie eternals)4) crafting rare recipes (you do know that every profession has some hard to find, valuable recipes, right?)5) selling recipes themselves (this is a huge source for me)6) selling fish7) selling uncooked/cooked foodAll these are pretty painless and straightforward high return/low risk. Essentially money like anything else in MMO is a time sink. If you put in the effort, you will become wealthy. Those who become very wealthy have put in a TON of time to get there. Dont' think you can wave a wand and become instantly wealthy.
9-02-2010 @ 12:00AM
Suckers! On my realm most NR herbs sell for 5g+.
9-02-2010 @ 6:52AM
@zaros, how are WE the suckers? You're the one paying 250-500% more than what they are worth.
9-02-2010 @ 7:09AM
also @ Snowmane:I am not entirely sure, but it seemed to me you had JC and alch on one toon, and rely on the AH for the mats to level those up, no gathering professions yourself. Now ofcourse this can be done, and you surely can make a profit, but leveling and starting to make a profit from something like JC will go much faster if you have some gathering professions yourself. Especially if you are low on money.A good way to level up JC and make some money, would be to get an alt with mining and enchanting. If you would have to level one up for that, make a death knight since you'd have a headstart with the cap on your profession skill there, instead of having to level a toon up a lot before you can go to the next skill cap. Powerlevel mining on that toon, there are some very good guides out there; simply google 'mining leveling guide', the first link that pops up is excellent. Use your mining mats to level JC. You can prospect the ore to get gems. The ore and gems you don't use, you can sell on the AH. Currently on my server, low level ores sell VERY well, often for much higher prices than Northrend ores. The things you make form those mats with JC, disenchant them. Sell the dust etc you get at AH, or if you want level your own enchanter with it so you can make those enchants you find so expensive yourself eventually (just disenchanting JC stuff you make and the drops from instances will get you a LONG way in leveling the skill, I hardly had to buy any ench mats myself when I did it).Another thing you could try and do is find a regular supplier of herbs/ore, that mails them COD to you for a set price. Though I am not sure how viable that is if you don't have too much money, you'd have to be able to keep up with the stuff he/she sends ofcourse :)Good luck!
9-02-2010 @ 9:06AM
@Saise Things are worth what people will pay, if people pay 250% more on a different server than on yours, who cares, its what they are worth on that other server. And also, I don't think he was paying that for them, his comment seemed to indicate he was SELLING them at that price.
9-02-2010 @ 9:10AM
"& # 6 0 ;Just take out the spaces and you get &amp = &It's easier for me to remember than the normal HTML escape codes and seems to work at least in IE7 and Firefox.
9-02-2010 @ 9:12AM
Or maybe not - no edit/delete for the loss
9-02-2010 @ 7:07PM
I never buy, only sell.
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