I am getting this horrible feeling of deja'vu. Remember that post about dream shards I did way back? Explaining why they weren't as big as I originally thought after patch 3.0?
Well, now I'm convinced they are going to be big... very big in patch 3.1.
Why? Let's see, when supply is low and demand is med-high, prices go up right?
What happens when you have an item that very few people are collecting but a decent group of players still need for enchants or acquiring new recipes? Um... prices should rise.
So, here's my thinking for Patch 3.1 and I'm already starting to see it with dream shards currently. Here's why I think the supply of dreamshards has hit an all time low:
- There's no content in the game past 5 mans that drops blue loot.
- There are no items in the game worth disenchanting that frequently drop dream shards.
- Players have been buying enchanting mats for months while dream shards were slowly dissappearing from guild banks.
Dream shards on my server are as high as 17-18 gold, which if you remember my video a while back is 2 gold more than the highest price I purchased before patch 3.0.8. Do you think that dream shards will be a profitable investment this time around, or will I once again mistake scarcity for people stockpiling?