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Its a while off but something to keep in our minds.
I rarely go into new expansions or major content updates
“all in”. I take the view that if the
market starts to run short of crafted items (glyphs for us Scribes) or raw
materials (herbs for us) then those who did go “all in” will make gold in the
short term but pretty quickly prices will adjust upwards as their supplies run
It is worth remembering that many market participants
will have left the market (or WoW) during the pre-new content slow down anyway
so any major increase in demand will benefit all the remaining market
participants. And then add in an
increase in new entrants levelling the profession keeping the cost or raw
materials up and so the cost of the crafted items up and hence profits up.
Having said that, i do make some increased investment. As a rule of thumb i at least double my
inventories of inks and as we get closer to the expansion or new content i
increase my holdings of the key glyphs.
So, there are some things i am doing now – but at a slow
rate over time so as not to disturb the market.
Stocking up on inks:
Currently i hold 2 weeks worth of inks.
I will be increasing this. Not
thought yet to what but in the medium term i am buying cheap herbs i see on the
Auction House with the view to increasing it to 4 weeks. The holiday players are here so occasionally
i am picking up herbs at cheaper than normal.
Stock up on all the inks:
I suspect there will be a new converting ink (i hear called Ink of
Dreams that can be converted into any of the other common inks, much like Ink
of the Sea was pre-cataclysm and Blackfallow ink is today). Hence, i will need to make sure i have each
individual ink in plentiful supply. Non
cataclysm herbs are in short supply at the best of times on my server,
especially the Northrend herbs. So
making sure i have plenty of all inks is important. To do this i am still primarily crafting
Blackfallow ink to convert into those inks.
Making sure my Scribe and Herbalist are ready to level: My Scribe (which is also my herbalist) is
level 85. His gear is not heroic level. I may run some heroic dungeons just to get
his gear up to standard. But mostly i am
Also: I suspect i will increase my fall back price from 400gold
to 600gold. No harm in doing this. If demand takes off and the Scribes are
unable to meet demand then this is a good opportunity to take more profit in
the short term and reset the fall back prices in the medium term.