Friday, February 14, 2014

The Sky is Falling!

People always forget from expansion to expansion that there are some things people will always need, so they assume that things like enchanting materials, ores, herbs, cloth, and even leathers are not needed any longer.  Here's a short list of crap you do not really need moving into another expansion, unless you are going for extreme niches:

Rare cut gems, and rare uncut gems unless they are used in engineering
Non-PvE Meta gems
Most specialty leathers (scales, mag hides)
Enchanting Epic crystals and rare quality shards
Uncommon quality inscription inks
Enchanting scrolls, with the exception of weapons
Cooking materials*
Feasts of all types
Flasks, elixirs and potions
Any and all raid drop crafting materials (Spirits)
* With the exception of carrots, scallions and other pre-575 cooking materials

It never fails that crap on this list tends to just drop in either value or demand, so don't get stuck holding them.

Things you want to horde between now and release, something I call safe bets:

Ghost Iron Ore/Bars
Trillium Ore/Bars
Windwool Cloth/Bolts
Rare 415 JC trash rings
ALL non-bound glyph recipes
Uncommon Quality Blue gems (Lapis, ok?)
Surplus dusts/essences - if your prices look like crap like ours here
Underpriced exotic leather - wait on the dump

There are a few other things I'd be careful of, as we progress into Beta and see drops and changes, but that's my list and I'm sticking with it.

Thanks for stopping in!


  1. A classic gold making post? What is this some sort of Gold Blog? What have you done to the real Zerohour?

    1. He's in my closet, bound and gagged until he surrenders the spreadsheet.

  2. pretty much sums up my list as well. I just add living steel to that list.

    1. Not going with the actual ones myself, going with the basic materials.

    2. I'm not 100% sure that living steel is going to tank or have zero inflation going into WoD. The sky golem requires no large gold investment. There are significantly more uses for living steel than truegold had. While I wouldn't call this an item to stockpile, I wouldn't be too concerned about having a few extra stacks leftover as I would have with Truegold.

    3. Didn't use "stockpile". But I wouldn't mind Truegold either based on my income stream off it.. LS wouldn't be a terrible stockpile, but what if they were to do what they did WITH Truegold? Check your CD reset on that one. If I bought LS now, and a change occurred, I'd be stuck with No-CD mats that were possibly overpriced. Point is, I stick with basics until I know better.

  3. Why would you want to save blue gems for the next xpac?

  4. Simple reason. 3 expansions, sure bet. Cheapest in each to level the profession. Check Zephs.

  5. My experience may be more limited than other posters however I made a killing on selling all bags 18 slot or greater and glyphs when Pandaria dropped. I expect the same with WoD as people will always want new bags for new characters and glyphs. I'll have at least one 7 tab guild bank stuffed with glyphs and bag mats,

    1. Inventory from other expansions is always good, but my post was more about from this current content.


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