With cataclysm coming out on December 7th many players may be wondering how they can prepare to make gold in the expansion. This speculation is probably overshadowing the easiest ways to make gold during december and january in wow: the Feast of Winter Veil. I intend this post to be THE ULTIMATE guide to the feast of winter veil and I will go into exactly how you can make gold along with some new strategies you probably have never heard of for christmas.
Before I get started, let me explain why you should prepare now and not after cataclysm's release date. Besides the fact that you will have more time if you start now (duh), there's also the simple fact that the world is being torn asunder. Who's to say that those dragon hatchlings outside of silvermoon will even exist after the cataclsym, or that they will drop eggs like they do now?
Here is a master list of what materials you can collect now to make gold. Add them to your snatch list!
- Copper Bar
- Wool Cloth
- Deeprock Salt
- Rugged Leather
- Small Egg
The cloth is used to craft Red Winter Clothes, Green Winter Clothes and Winter Boots. If you are a tailor you could craft these and sell them during the holiday but competition is fierce. I wouldn't have more than two or three sets crafted at any one time and only replace them as they sell. People tend to buy these after they get their colored hat from a boss, so expect them to sell better in the evenings when more people are instancing.
Gifts are given during christmas more frequently then you would think. Items like Lifelike mechanical toad or tranquil mechanical yeti sell amazingly well the week of christmas because they make perfect gifts. In general, non-combat pets sell like hotcakes during the holidays.
During the week of christmas many players are off from school or on holiday so you will see an influx of people looking to upgrade, level and basically buy from the auction house. If you are lucky enough to get a trade skill to max level before the holidays you will make an absolute killing just from selling every day upgrades. Glyphs will also sell incredibly well because there will be players coming back to the game (as well as new ones) who have not yet purchased their glyphs which everyone else did shortly after 4.0.1 was released. Most players will be oblivious of this and will be posting their glyphs far too low, which will of course create an opportunity for you savvy auctioneers reading this post.
Keeping the Snatch List Going
There are a lot of new players entering the game with cataclysm and quite a few alts being leveled up from scratch. Expect mid level items to start appearing for far too cheap as people level and dump their items to the ah like it's a vendor. Be sure to keep an active snatch list and watch for things like recipes, epics, rares and common materials.
Iced cold milk sells for far above vendor price throughout the holidays, and since this holiday is so long you should be looking to post about once per day, especially during the first week. This isn't going to make you rich but it will make you smile.