The Pessimistic Guide To WoW Crafting Markets
Some Truths, Some Fallacies, Some Myths - Can You Tell Which Is Whack?
Jewelcrafting - These damn ore prices are insane. Who can make any gold with Elementium Ore going for 120 gold a stack? None of this PvP jewelry is selling worth a damn. There is no place for hundreds and hundreds of Zephyrites to go. Same old quests over and over for tokens is pretty boring and lame. Epic gems are too expensive of a market to enter.
Blacksmithing - These damn Shield Spikes and Weapon Chains don't sell anymore. Gah! Look at the ore and bar prices! I wasted all these materials on PvP gear and they aren't selling. Only epics worth crafting are too expensive to craft now. Blacksmithing rods suck, cause people only buy 1 ever.
Enchanting - Good Lord, the prices of raw Cataclysm materials! How can anyone turn a profit off of enchant scrolls with prices this low on scrolls and so high on the materials? Craft for a loss? Disenchanting crap is boring and annoying. People don't tip Enchanters much at all.
Engineering - There is barely anything to craft for a profit! All you have is pets to sell. This professions isn't for making money; It's for pets, mounts, and fun.
Alchemy - All I can do is 1 transmute a day, that's it. Potions and Flasks are worthless markets. No one buys older alchemist made items anymore.
Inscription - Inferno Inks, LOL! Darkmoon Faire trinkets are a dead market. Glyphs are nothing but an undercutting bloodbath. Players aren't stupid enough to buy Mysterious Fortune Cards. You can't make any money, until you know all of the glyphs. The Glyph market died with the permanancy change.
Leatherworking - Leg Armors are the only item worth selling. Leather prices are always crazy high and in short supply. No one buys this leather PvP gear. Most skinners are also leatherworks who just craft their own gear.
Tailoring - Dreamcloth items are limited due to the 1 week cooldown. PvP gear isn't selling. Tailoring is just for making your own items to Disenchant. All the good recipes require reputation grinding! Bags are the only viable source of gold.
Cooking - People don't buy cooked foods; they just cook their own. There is nothing to spend my cooking tokens on anymore!
Many of these are common complaints from playing the different profession auction house markets. We all run into obstacles, competition, and slow sales periods. Don't give up. You must push onward and take a deeper look into your professions. Don't let the hard times or the complicated situations get you down. Use your head and find a way around the obstacle. We all do it on a daily basis. You can too.
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