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8-29-2011 @ 8:36PM
You are leaving out one important use for the green gems: Transmuting into metas. I haven't played in a couple months now, but when I was actively shuffling, I'd turn just about all of my prospected greens into metas, cut and AH.Creating 2 shadowspirits (Xmute proc aside) requires 3 of each color gem. So on average each 3 stacks of Obsidium would produce 2 gems plus procs (6 gems/stack x 3 stacks = 18 randomly selected gems). At that time the cut metas were easily going for 100g apiece, often much more. So if I could get a stack of ore for around 60g or less, profit!I'd then hunt the AH for inexpensive Carnelians and transmute those into Infernos. That way, long term you aren't taking all the wheat among the green gems (Carnelian) and getting stuck with the chaff (zephyrite).
8-29-2011 @ 9:29PM
Agreed meta gems is better system. Waay faster than making rings... one craft gets rid of 18 gems at a time. And cut metas go for 250+ each on my realm, so value of each green is 30g or so. This gets rid of disenchanting time and is way easier on bag space. I use leftovers for red, purple, orange rare gem transmutes, jasper rings, and Alicite jewelry. Leftover zephyrite is worthless and rarely sells on my server, so I vendor whatever is leftover after mass meta gem transmute.
8-29-2011 @ 9:44PM
Definitely, crafting metas is a good way to go on any server where they're strong sellers (and especially for a transmute spec). I confess a natural lean towards DEing, especially because my main is an enchanted and I routinely turn those GCEs and Hypnotics into high markup scrolls. I also like that GCEs and Hypnotics tend to be easier to sell at extremely large quantities -- they're more liquid a commodity.
8-30-2011 @ 10:09AM
On my server, metas aren't a great option because, while most of the greens are nigh-worthless, carnelians and nightstones are actually valuable. That really cuts down the profit margin on metas. When you add in that metas are slow to move, it is typically better to transmute or de the greens.
8-30-2011 @ 10:22AM
I suppose it varies wildly depending on your server, but according to the Obsidementium Shuffle spreadsheet I made (as well as tons of anecdotal evidence), making metas is the LEAST profitable way to use my gems.Even if my inferno rubies were only selling for 100g a piece, I would have to sell meta gems at 300g+ to match the profitability of the other options.Also, once again, curse you "Gold Capped" for reviving interest in my primary gold making market.Oh wait...I mean....yes....you should totally continue making meta gems ~_~.
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