Many new players to the gold goblin game are having to change their strategy when it comes to making gold. The tried and true methods, flipping entry level armor, BOA enchants, Bags, and many others are slowly working their way up to profitable levels.
But Mists of Pandaria profession changes have made it nearly impossible to maximize any of the professions without obtaining a hallway pass into the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. This is where the PVP patterns and epic patterns are now housed for the Tailoring, Blacksmithing, and Leatherworking. Jewelcrafting has its own hurdles to be able to maximize its profit potential.
With the abundance of materials on the auction house market, and the obtain access to the higher level profession recipes, it has changed the shift in mentality from worrying about crafting to leveling alternate crafters first. This definitely evens out the playing field for crafters. But it is making it that much more important to level their crafters up to the magic level of 87.
The biggest challenge to gold goblins will be time management. It's difficult to decide whether to level the Jewelcrafter or the Leatherworker. And even after 87 will it become that much more important to level non raiding toons beyond 87? The biggest question is how will this play out later on? How will this play out in future patches?
The other question with materials being so abundant is will that drive down the prices to may of the medium level items crafted? Players made legendary amounts of gold just from selling PVP blue armor. The patterns have been easily available during Wrath with just needing to use self crafted items. With Mists of Pandaria players will need to farm Mote of Harmony to create Spirits of Harmony on their own. With the Motes of Harmony will Bind on Pickup, a crafter can no longer just purchase the currency from the AH.
So players will have to both level up to at least 87 and farm for Motes of Harmony to be at the top of their gold goblin game. Not impossible, but definitely puts a change in many players leveling strategy.
These changes make gold making challenging for long term crafters. It will be interesting if any of these changes with the next patch. Until then, be prepared to level up both your mains and your alts in your personal cartel to be on the cutting edge of gold making prestige.
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