Patch 5.1 is on the horizon, and it brings a new wrinkle to the pet battle game.
With the new patch there are stones that will be dropping from wild pets and pet tamers that will allow you to upgrade pets. Many of the are BoP so won't be able to be resold (though the upgraded pets will be able to be upgraded).
The stone that should be looked at for investment purposes is the Flawless Battle Stones. These are the only stones that are being added into the game that are BOE. Their investment potential is going to be based on three different criteria.
1. Strength of Pet Battles on the Server.
Just like investing in PVP or PVE items for resell. A server has to have a strong pet battle scene to be healthy. The best way to look at this is at http://www.wowprogress.com and see where your server ranks. If your server is weak on pet battles, then the sales opportunities for Flawless Battle Stones will be low.
2. Cost and rarity of stones
Even in a healthy pet battle scene on a server, some players are stingy on reselling items. This will be the first item other than caged pets that will be available for sales on the open market. Players might want to hold onto them and see just where the market lies. Or instead of sales, use the stones to strengthen their own pet army.
3. Auction house issues.
Many of the auction addons had difficulty handling caged pets. This had to do mostly with the way that Blizzard tagged the cages to be different that the uncaged pets for sale. It is possible that with this stone there may be issues of listing or buying them. So be prepared to update your addons as quick as possible or even look to buy and sell these and other items sans addons.
This will be a good opportunity to get a piece of the pet battle pie. Upgrading gear has always been a part of Warcraft, and upgrading your sales will put more gold in your goblin pocket.
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