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#1 Aug 15 2010 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
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So with the new expansion coming around. i aim to help my guild rake in earnings by collecting old world mats enmass and selling them at the "appropriate market prices".

With almost everyone making worgens/goblins and new class availabilities in the current races, theres gonna be phenomenal demand for mats to start leveling up their various proffesions.

Ofcourse not just any mats will do. People are liable to go on the net and check out what the prof power leveling guides have to say about what mats and what order.

I've already started going through the guides and noting down the popular mats for all the proffessions. Me nad my guild will start to gather them enmass.

What do you think about this and do you think people will tend to focus on any particular guides?

Edited, Aug 15th 2010 8:40pm by Tenjen
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#2 Aug 15 2010 at 6:13 PM Rating: Good
I don't think people will use any particular guide. Most people with max toons already know how to level professions.

The idea of collecting trade items used for leveling professions is fine. The only thing I would do is to go ahead and keep making money today by putting a limited amount of each on the AH for daily sale now (never flood the market). There is no reason to not make money on them today, unless your goal is to gouge people on prices once the expansion hits.

Personally, I'll keep selling these items now... and then. There is no reason for me to stop my daily income routine, just because I want to make money on mats after the expansion releases. I make good money now, and I assume I will be able to buy, sell, and make good money then. Collecting some extra mats couldn't hurt.
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#3 Aug 15 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Well let's see here...

Since Horde finally has a short race I'll predict that there'll be a ton of Goblin rogues hitting the market spec'd in engineering so engineering raw mats and parts should be profitable.

That also means rogue PvP/twink gear should sell well to these people, especially since they can now run them through the BGs for XP and honor at the same time - this theoretically means a high demand for leather too.

Cut gems should make a come back once the new toons start hitting 60s.

Stat food and raw mats to make it might sell depending on player attitudes.

Since bandages are making a come back then that means cloths of all types should definitely sell well once everyone who's ignored first aid finds a need for it.
#4 Aug 17 2010 at 1:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just keep in mind if you are planning on trying to gouge the market that there will be many, many people attempting to do the same thing. I expect that it will be a great time to come in 5-10% under market and make a bit more than we do now.

One thing I've definitely noticed is that many of the big players in the AH are playing it all the time now that they can do it on mobile. If you don't have basically twitch reflex access to the AH, you're not likely to do well at market gouging in Cataclysm.

Remote AH has changed that part of the game quietly in profound ways based on my experience with inscription.

#5 Aug 17 2010 at 5:05 AM Rating: Good
Moanique wrote:
Remote AH has changed that part of the game quietly in profound ways based on my experience with inscription.


How would you be able to tell the Remote AH is responsible for changes you have seen in the AH? I don't believe any volume seller would be bound to a phone with no auctioneer as their platform of choice. I know I wont.
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#6 Aug 17 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Moanique wrote:
One thing I've definitely noticed is that many of the big players in the AH are playing it all the time now that they can do it on mobile. If you don't have basically twitch reflex access to the AH, you're not likely to do well at market gouging in Cataclysm.

Most of the really big players were already on the AH constantly, taking advantage of tools like Auctioneer that they can't use on the mobile platform.
#7 Aug 17 2010 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, was gonna say, these are people who are either working at home, able to log from work or not working period.
#8 Aug 18 2010 at 8:31 PM Rating: Good
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Just came up with one related to my new thread - stock up on shadows for engineers to buy to get cheap/easy skill ups come Cat using the ICC arrow/bullet recipes.
#9 Aug 20 2010 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks rustle :D

Theres also the considering of the toons that will exist and what they're likely to choose as profs. As in predicting the behaviour of the masses.

For example. Lets say hypothetically, since lots of people will be going worgen, its likely that more will go druid/rogue with fewer going spellcasting [with warriors/hunters in the middle?], the bigger batch initially mentioned are likely to go alch or lw. Meaning while theres a huge amount of demand for everything, there will be even more so for those profs given this criteria.

Then theres to consider the new classes for races. Dwarven shamans and gnome priests.

Then lets consider horde, tsunami of pally taurens = mining mats and goblins = etc.

Just giving examples here, not going through and through with the thought [which should be more of an open discussion]
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#11 Aug 22 2010 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
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NP.

As for looking at the race/class/prof combos though, all said you're practically covering every type of gear and trade skill mat out there - best just to focus on a few key items and hope you guessed right.

For example, Tauren pallies - sounds neat but the thing you need to remember is that pallies got worn out with the Horde when BEs hit last xpac, so while there will certainly be some out there I'm betting the bulk of Horde players who've been wanting to play a pally already rolled up a BE one, as such, I don't think we'll be seeing a flood of them, thus making gear for them a nich market.

On the other hand, Horde PVP players have been jonesing for a Horde gnome/dwarf sized rogue for the BGs, so that's a class that might have wider appeal and therefore more profit potential.

These are just my personal opinions though - I've got no facts or research to back them up - just something to take into consideration.
#12 Aug 23 2010 at 3:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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rusttle wrote:
Just came up with one related to my new thread - stock up on shadows for engineers to buy to get cheap/easy skill ups come Cat using the ICC arrow/bullet recipes.


Ammo will be completely gone in the expansion according to most sources. Don't count on those recipes existing.
#13 Aug 23 2010 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Dear god I hope you're wrong on that.

Going back to OP though, lol, can't believe I forgot the most obvious one out there - bags!

Every one of these alts are going to need bags and as we know the new ones will be going for mad money meaning that the old school ones will seem like a steal even at 2-3 times the market rate.
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