|Stockpiling For Mists of Pandaria|
Stockpiling For Mists Of Pandaria
Anything that you will be needing to level a profession or to continue a niche market it is a good choice for your MoP stockpile. If you are looking for good money makers to sell quickly, then you should focus on raw materials that are choke points to leveling a profession. You can even make WoW inflation work in your favor, by stocking up on raw materials at today's prices and then selling the crafted good at the later inflated market rate.
Leather is currently hard to come by on my server and I only predict that it will get worse, unless we see a nice influx of monks, pandas, and new characters coming in as skinners. Even then, the demand for leather and leather crafted goods will skyrocket with all of the monks in MoP. Remember the rush on Plate when Death Knights were added?
What is the best item for any scribe to stock up on? Inks are the main focus of a Scribe's stockpile. Why Inks? Versatility! We know that the glyph system is getting another major overhaul, so crafting a bunch of glyphs ahead of time could be a flawed plan. Every time there is a glyph overhaul, we get glyphs that don't survive any changes. These glyphs turn into vendor trash. Any of these you have pre-crafted that you can't get rid of will be wasted potential profits. Saving Inks in your stockpile for MoP will keep you versatile. The Inscription exchange vendors like Jessica Sellers should be utilized prior to the new expansion. The vendors will be changed to require the newest MoP Inks so any stockpiling of the various Inks should be done ahead of the expansion. If you forget, you will be stuck with a bunch of Blackfallow Inks. So remember to visit the Ink exchanging npcs prior to MoP. These vendors can be changed in pre-expansion patches as well, so start thinking ahead.
Catering To New Characters
There are many markets that will see a spike in demand because of all the new characters entering the game. Selling to new characters in Cataclysm, made me a massive chunk of gold. Planning and thinking ahead to what these new characters will be wanting to buy is an important step in the process of making gold off low level and new characters that should be started soon. If you plan on making certain gear that new players will want, you might want to be stockpiling the harder to find materials in your MoP stockpile. Leather gear will be at a premium because of the increased demand that monks will bring to the economy. I would highly recommend starting your leather stockpiling now. Barbaric Bracers, Deviate Scale Belts, Toughened Leather Gloves, and other low level Leatherworking niches should be vibrant again. Many of these take some harder to find materials that should be stockpiled now, if you are planning on hitting those markets. Good low level green items that have the proper stat combinations will also be good items to flip to the leveling monks and other leather wearing classes.
Bags are always a huge seller when expansions bring a character population explosion. Remember to sell the profession specific bags as well. The bags required by the various professions have always been great investments,especially the mining bags.
The population explosion is also another great time to start or resume MFC Barking. Barking is always more effective the more players are hearing your barks, so expansion launches are great times to bark. You don't have to limit barking to just Mysterious Fortune Cards. Adventurer's Journals are another great item to sell to leveling characters.
Check out my Top 6 Items To Craft For All The Monks Coming In MoP
Hedging Against MoP Inflation
Inflation is coming in MoP. The item most succeptable to inflation is liquid gold. That's why building a stockpile for MoP is so important. By choosing items to buy as inflation hedges we buy specific items now that we will hopefully be able to sell for much more into the next expansion. Historically, good choices have been hard to obtain items like rare and hard-to-get companion pets, mounts, and expensive vanity items. With MoP bringing us the battle pet system, I still think pets are a no brainer here. Stocking up on the rare pets should bring a nice payout in Mists of Pandaria. I would also keep an eye out for nicely priced rare mounts like Poseidus. Less players will be in his zone and his price should inflate and be a nice hedge against inflation.
Now that we have more news on the Battle Pet System, don't miss my new posts on:
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