Faidian Slip: I'm trying to look on the bright side of the Insane changes; you should too! Now that a lot more people may start it, Darkmoon Faire will be a goal for even more people. Scribes, rejoice, your cards will be valuable for months to come! *wanders off to make more Thorium Widgets*
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What's my Cataclysm gold strategy? Well, I intend to calmly get out of my chair, wedge myself under my desk, cover my head with my hands, and pray that everything comes out okay.
I'm at a disadvantage here in that I've never been playing at the time an expansion was released; I started playing mid-BC and was on a six month break from the game when Wrath launched. I hardly know what to expect!
I am not a patient paladin. If I can't sell something within 3 days of its creation/purchase I start feeling very antsy about it and sometimes will even sell it for significantly less than I feel its worth in my worry. This likely can cost me a lot of gold in the upcoming expansion due to my aversion to stockpiling, but hey, I think, with the knowledge I have now, I can use the volatile post-expansion market to stay afloat, if not profit.
My particular thought pattern is that I'll be leveling Faid with mining, so I'll be able to cash in a bit on the farming there, and also tanking randoms which should get me some rep rewards and some drops which will be valuable.
Here's the bottom line of my plan:
- Netherweave Bags. Aren't I original? The cloth is going for 2.5g per stack on my server right now and the one thing I AM stockpiling are bolts. It should go without saying why I feel this is a safe investment.
- Low-level Profession Mats. I haven't been buying much out yet but I have been stockpiling what I get while out and about and have a small small collection of Tin, Mageroyal, Wool Cloth, etc. I expect the demand of new worgen will cause these to become much more valuable.
- Chatting, questing, and exploring.
Chatting, questing, and exploring? What? What do I think this is, some kind of social game? Well, I got Faid to Borean Tundra about 2 months after Wrath had launched. There I found a quest requiring Overcharged Capacitors. All I could think was "If I'd been here on launch day I could have sold these for 300g a pop."
I think knowing the lay of the land, the quests added and what they require, and just generally understanding the world after the Shattering will be the best thing to do when Cataclysm launches, and hey, if I say my Cataclysm launch plan is to play the game, how weird can I really sound?
This post was prompted by Marcko's December Blogging Carnival. It's great, y'all should check it out over at Just My Two Copper! Unfortunately I missed November so I'll just make up for it with an extra-early December! That counts, right?