Wednesday August 1st marketed a new achievement for me, for a month now I’ve seen many gold makers jumping into the “Let’s stockpile Mode”. As a result of the discussions about the post yesterday on twitter as force me to push back this weeks post so I can write in more detail WHY I choose the items I did and hope to put more like on them, so that you don’t feel I’ve mislead you in any way.
I Wrath when I got into Gold Making, I made many mistakes. I wish someone had been around to share their opinions and ideas on why something wasn’t a good idea to stockpile on. I thought, it would be something if I went and wrote a post.. what not to stockpile. I thought it would be a very useful post and it seem to draw in some negative tweets that even lead to no one seeming to want to talk about why I was wrong on the post itself.
Stockpiling is not something you can simply do over night and be done with it. It is and can sometimes take months and to build up a good supply at the price that YOU are willing to buy at. I started building my list and buying up in February of this year. It’s now August, so just think about it for a moment. I have stockpiles on two servers.
Why Abyss Crystals
I need to stress something, do not just take what I say as some great truth. Look, Abyss Crystals on my server can sit at 30g each while the shatter dust sells for 10g. Well what happens if you shatter an Abyss Crystal and get 8 Infinite Dust?.
Not everyone can have 10 guild banks or more of space. Some people raid with their characters and need to be in a raiding guild, which means you’re not going to have a guild bank on that character. Many people have said they disagree with my list, Farli even wrote a post in responds to why he felt I was wrong in my choices. Cold even said he disagreed with 75% of my post on twitter.
Now Crystal’s are one of the many lessons I learned coming from Wrath, being a Wrath Baby, call it what you will. I made massive mistakes stockpiling and it cost me space, time a gold I could have made. All i wish to do now is give you the tools, the information to make your own choices, don’t be sheep. If nothing that came out of the post it got people talking, good or bad that is not important how you view me. This blog and the content I have written speaks for itself.
Back in wrath, Crystals drop to about 15g and I end up spending nearly all my gold which was about 8,000g on them over 2 months. I spend something like 5,000g on them. Patch 4.2.. I saw the rise of them to 75g and dust to about 12g. To this day I don’t know why that happened, but I made my first 200k in about 3 weeks shattering over 100 stacks of Abyss Crystals that I sold mostly the dust at 10g, the Essence at 12-15g and some scrolls.
I made out and was able to buy Fireland Patterns and BoE gear for three of my characters at the time I was playing. I’m banking on being able to do that again come Mist of Pandaria. What is important to remember is that it’s still a risk and you should think about what you stockpile before you do it.
What Should You Do?
For starters, thank for yourself. Look at your server Auction House, go to The Undermine Journal and do your research. Find where the prices, can you get Abyss Crystals at 30g or less? What is dust going for?
I’m more than aware that many people read my post yesterday and choose not to leave a comment. The reasons for that could be any but I’ve been told one was to save me from being pretty much embarrassed on my own blog or having to over and over defend my opinion in the post.
Please spare me such pity and if you have something to say, just say it. Even if you 100% disagree and think I’m an idiot. As long as your comment is constructive and you bring value reasons to the table.. it does nothing but create more discussions. Sure it sucks when I work really hard on a post and everyone seemed to dislike it. That’s fine, this isn’t a Popularity Contest or who’s blog is better. It’s about creating a free open source of discussion.
If I am wrong about something, I’ll be the first person to admit publicly on my blog. I’m a little sad that some really good discussion happened over the post on twitter and none of you will see it due to that.
So if you have an opinion and feel like I’m wrong about something. SAY IT! Heck.. didn’t stop Phat Lewts from voicing his opinions on my Simple TSM Transmogrification Groups post.