While many of my alts are still stuck at the starting line, even though they were well prepared and ready to race alts, my main is towards the front of the racing pack. As you may have heard Wes (of Cappedbycata.com) and I discussing on a past episode of The Auction House Junkies Gold Making Podcast, I chose to race for the new patterns with my main character. Since Cold is an Engineer, that means I'm racing to be one of the first sellers of the new Engineering items from Patch 4.2. Cold has advanced past the first phase of Firelands Invasion Dailies and has picked Shadows Wardens over Druids of the Talon. I am only 1 day off of the fastest speed possible and I continue to find just enough minimum playtime to get his daily quests from the Molten Front and the Regrowth completed each and every day. I want to be one of the first sellers of the new gun, but my main focus is on hoping to bank heavily on the new scope, Flintlocke's Woodchucker.
Dream Emeralds sell horribly on my server. I think the majority of them have been sold to vendors prior to the price drops on gems. When they appear raw and uncut on the auction house, the prices can be pretty low. I have been scooping these cheaply prices Dream Emeralds up because the demand for them is about to explode. Once the new scopes are craftable on your server, you can expect those Dream Emeralds to be much harder to find. So stock up now, while the short-sighted players haven't been planning ahead.
Why I Am Stockpiling Dream Emeralds
- The new Flintlocke's Woodchucker scopes each require 2 Dream Emeralds to craft.
- Every single hunter out there will be buying a new scope or having one crafted.
- Tons of scopes will sell to mains and every alt hunter.
- This recipe does NOT require any BOP items to craft.
- The raw Dream Emerald price will rise as some players look to buy the materials and have the item crafted by an Engineer. You did learn about supplying both purchasers and shoppers right?
The biggest benefit of racing with my Engineer first is that the biggest money maker (Flintlocke's Woodchucker) requires zero Living Embers and zero Chaos Orbs. All of the other new weapon patterns do require
Living Elements Chaos Orbs, which is going to be a major choking point for mass crafting of the new weapons. Even worse is the dreamcloth chokepoint for the bags, since they are still BOP and take a full week to make. Most people would probably pick Blacksmithing first, since there are so many options with the new recipes. I think that as an Engineer, I will have much more profits before the Blacksmith is even able to create a handful of items to sell. Plus Engineering is the least used profession, which helps limit the competition and opens up a better selling opportunity.
Who's With Me On This One?