As myself and many players are prepping for Patch 5.2 and the explosion of changes, I wanted to talk to you about some of the basics.
I believe it is just as important to not just point at what to buy, what to sell or resell but also important to know what drives every economy. The players and expectations of buyers and sellers behind the scenes.
As an expansion matures the goals of the players change along with the days and expectations. Whether the economy is slow in some sorts or more robust. Playing to the strengths and weaknesses of the server becomes just as important as what to stock for the next patch.
With the new patch there will be lots of opportunities in each discipline. The key to being on top is to know what others will want. If you have a large collection of tanks and DPS specs that have Leatherworking requirements, placing your emphasis on crafting and knowledge of Leatherworking becomes an asset. If you have many plate wearers that are looking for materials, then your knowledge and technique becomes your driving force for sales.
But also look at bucking the trends. There are many different items available just simply because they are abandoned by others. Many engineers bemuse sales and what isn't seen as big ticket items but the sales of Ghost Iron Dragonling to leveling players still go strong.
Look to see what is selling, and what is also preparing to be sold. Keeping your eyes open both in instances and in town can give you just where an economy is going. Sales are not a guesswork for a server but a complete view of how the entity lives.
Keep your head above the flow and know your server.
Good Luck and Good Hunting
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