Like every other patch day I'm sitting here tuesday morning muttering to myself...
... did I miss any markets?
... are my addons ready?
... could I have started purchasing sooner?
... did I craft everything I needed to?
... did I miss a patch note or information on any website?
... am I prepared?
It's patch 4.0 and for those of you who have been following this blog/forum for long enough know I've been spoon feeding you with exactly what you need to stockpile and what's going to happen once 4.0 is released. This post is for those of you who have been trying to prepare for this "glyph-mas" or in some cases "gem-mas" and now you're wondering if it was enough.
I'm going to tell you straight up that whatever amount of preparation you've made has not been enough. You may think that's a terrible thing, no actually it's an amazing thing. If one person could physically stockpile enough mats to take care of their whole server then that would mean some pretty heavy losses if a handful of other people did the same thing. Instead, patch 4.0 will create such high demand, low supply that everyone is going to be a winner regardless of how much they stockpiled. Let's go over what you could have stockpiled and maybe in the comments discuss how much you measured up against me, the auction house master... muhuhuhahahaha! /twirl long curly mustache
Saronite Ore - I nailed a huge shipment of this stuff not once but twice this week, getting as much as a thousand ore at a time. I used the ore to get rare gems necessary for the epic transmutes.
Eternals - It was too late yesterday or even the weekend before to stockpile eternals as players had already decided now was the time to buy everything not nailed down. Life, fire and shadow have all hit obscene prices as of the tuesday maintenance. I can't image what they will reach in the next few days.
Abyssal Bags - This came out late and I tried to tweet it to followers who might have a chance to take advantage of the fact that all abyssal soul bags were becoming a 22 slotter (unique).
Inks of the Sea - Man alive do I have a lot of ink of the sea saved up from past adventures in inscription. I also have 20 of every glyph that isn't becoming charred. Before crafting I also took the luxury of buying all glyphs below 10 gold on the ah to save myself some time. It's important to note that glyphs will cost three times as many inks to make so using them up before the patch was much more beneficial than just stockpiling the inks themselves.
Books of glyph mastery - are going to be funny flips throughout the day, I'm hoping for 200 gold per.
Frozen Orbs - Many players will post these for normal prices throughout the week, in fact that goes for other items like eternals. They will see no items up there since everyone is buying them out like crazy and they will foolishly post for the normal prices. Get these and turn them into fire or life for easy flips or gem transmutes.
Belt Buckles - Yeah I have belt buckles to sell and I'm not afraid to overprice them. Eternals will go through the roof and so will the price of belt buckles since they are made from eternals. I plan on cornering this market big time for the next few weeks if possible.
Rare Gems and Crafted Glyphs - People are going to be undervaluing their glyphs and gems all week so I'll happily be flipping them for large profits.
EDIT: Here is the new ZeroAuctions addon which has the confirm start auction as well as more fixes. Download this instead!
For your listening pleasure Bigjimm, Euripides and myself have teamed up to rush an episode of Call To Auction out just in time for 4.0. We literally recorded this episode last night so big props to everyone for getting it out in time. Enjoy.
If you need something to do on patch day while surfing the internet for information and celebrating your auction house victories stop by the JMTC IRC channel and chat it up with us.