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3-14-2011 @ 10:14PM
I am on the camp of hoarding Pyrite as well. Even if 4.2 drops and pyrite does not prospect into epic gems, I can still prospect them at a time when demand for gems is at its highest (new raid tier, epics being bought with justice points) and make a lot more money than I can make now. If I was a betting man though, I'd bet on pyrite prospecting into epic gems simply because it makes the most sense. I don't think they're gonna add another tier of ore (wrath only had 3 tiers). And where can we get our gems aside from mining (giving raw metas to the alchemist is a big mistake, just look at the price of meta gems).
3-14-2011 @ 10:48PM
If epic stones are in pyrite then you win (gratz), if epic stones are not in pyrite you loose very badly (./cry)The risk is that the pyrite is worth X now, in part because blue gems are the best you can get.If pyrite does not yield epic stones then the blue stones it does yield will be completely worthless - 3.75g vendor. There is no way i am putting blue gems into my new tier raiding gear or my old tier raiding gear. This is a hell of a lot less per blue stone and makes for a serious loss on the pyrite.So that is the risk you are taking.
3-14-2011 @ 11:28PM
@unfixed - Um... actually, he wins either way. If Pyrite starts to prospect into epic gems, yay, he has a horde of them. If Pyrite never prospects into epic gems, blue gems will ALWAYS be the best you can get, and so their price will be relatively unchanging, because they will always be in demand. Frankly, Pyrite not prospecting into epic gems makes blue gems the exact OPPOSITE of worthless - they'll be what you will gem your gear with, because there's nothing better.
3-14-2011 @ 11:45PM
Oooh I guess unless Blizz adds a fourth kind of ore and makes that prospect into epic gems. Okay, I see what you're saying now.
3-15-2011 @ 1:01AM
Well it's too late now. Blue quality gems(except for inferno rubies) are selling for 25g (sometimes even 10!) or less in my server so there is really no upside to prospecting the pyrite and selling them now. I really don't think that Blizzard will add a 4th tier of ores. That being said, I think epic gems will come from Pyrite or from alchemy transmutes (sadsacco). So I think given the circumstances and the possibilities, hanging on to your Pyrite is the best option.
3-15-2011 @ 1:49AM
I think the thing to remember with Titanium is you weren't able to prospect it all at first whereas you can do so with Pyrite, so it doesn't automatically follow that epics will come from Pyrite.On the other hand, we had 3 ore types in WOLK and 3 in Cata, so unless they squeeze in a fourth, they may have to add it to Pyrite... IF they add it to prospecting at all (IIRC, you didn't get epic gems from ore in TBC for example).TL:DR- Who knows (short of breaking into Blizzard and stealing info)
3-15-2011 @ 12:01PM
I'm hoarding pyrite ore but then again, I haven't done any mining for a good month or more. I filled up a mining bag with various ores and only prospect them when I need more gems for my dailies.I'd like to think that pyrite will be the ore we use for epic gems - unless Blizz makes them transmute-only, in which case who knows what'll happen to prices due to the armies of players with JCs and Alchemists trying to recreate Glyphmas all over again.The other thing to keep in mind is that that not only can we currently prospect pyrite, there are three tiers of bandages this time around (unlike every other expansion), so it wouldn't be completely out of left field for Blizzard to introduce a new tier of ore.
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