This is a question I’ve seen people ask, I’ve read people post about it, heard many people talk about it. Everything from back in the day when Call to Auction talked about it, to current podcasts like the PowerWord Gold Podcast and Auction House Junkies to name a few that I’m aware of who’ve talked about stockpiling.
Everyone has their ideas, this is what you should, this is what you shouldn’t. The one major thing about stockpiling is something simple and easy to understand. Stockpiling is a long-term investment not a short-term. There are short-term stockpiling, generally speaking this is something we do between patches, such as stocking up one red gems and enchants for the wave of new gear coming in.
If you’re looking for some lists on what to stockpile, you can check out the following posts;
The long-term of stockpiling is to grab items that are cheap NOW that you can sell at a higher rate later. This kind of goes hand in hand with a post about buying low selling normal. Here is what you do and I’m going to break it down for you.
Truegold Truegold and more Truegold?
Stockpiling something that will have value over time, everything no matter what the normal price is today will hold its value later and even go up in price. I’m going to use Volatile as an example.
Volatile come in Air, Water, Fire and Earth. Where do you get Volatiles from? The first step in figuring out how to stockpile Volatile and why is to understand the sources and what they will be needed for. Keep in mind what they are used for today wont always hold true later in of Pandaria.
Back in Wrath of the Lich King you had something called the Mechano-Hog (horde) and Mekgineer’s Chopper (alliance). They required 12 Titansteel Bar which was on a one day cooldown that Miners could make. Near the end of Wrath, they removed that cooldown and you could craft Titansteel Bar as much as you want. People feared that the market for them would crash, but lucky on most servers it didn’t and the price set at about 200-500g a bar.
We don’t know yet if Truegold will get removed from the cooldown, if that happens you could almost use all your stock of Volatiles into Truegold. I recommend not doing this, simply because you never want to put all your raw mats into any one crafted good. Maybe 50% of your stockpile into it, but this is ONLY if that where to happen.
What is your opinions? Do you think Truegold will have it’s cooldown removed? Also don’t forget that you also need Pyrium Bar to make Truegold, which for them you would simply stockpile the ore. Always, always stockpile in the most raw’s form as you can. The only time I would say not too would be with cloth, and you can read my post about stockpiling cloth to understand why.