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Day 6: Old (Jewel) Crafty

Today I'll be posting on the topic of Day 6 of Nev's Goldmaking Challenge.  Nev recently released a post with everyone currently participating in the 20 Days on her blog.  Lots of interesting responses from around the gold making community, so be sure to check them out!

Which market has made you the most gold over the years?

Gems!
Quite simply stated I would have to say Jewelcrafting.  Right now unfortunately it doesn't have the goldmaking prowess that it did in Wrath and Cataclysm, but it's still one of the top gold making professions around.

In WotLK, having a Jewelcrafter was your ticket to print money.  Back then I sold mostly 2 different types of gem, Red and Blue.  Red would be the base stats, and Blue would be Stamina.  It was a simple life.  Tanks all stacked Stam and DPS and healers, for the most part gemmed red (except for the occasional hit  or spirit point somewhere).  These gems sold fast, and they sold often.  Undercutters? Of course, but no big problem there.

Moving on to Cataclysm, the market changed.  Gems stats were redone, and Mastery was added to the game, adding a whole new dimension for gemming, but for the most part preferences stayed the same.  Diversification rose, but not a whole lot.  I was even able to keep on selling WotLK gems and making a solid profit because of the twink market.  The JC market seemed relatively stable.  Then came MoP.

In MoP the general populous don't honestly know what they should be gemming.  I think it took a good month for most players to even realize that you now get double the secondary stats compared to primary, and that it actually raises a thought question for their gemming strategy.  I still have people buying red gems the most which by most accounts of the matter, should not be the case.  PvP power actually helped the sales of my purple and green gems, so for that I am thankful.  Not all new stat changes are bad!  Transmuting gems just wasn't an option early on when Golden Lotus was expensive, but now it is viable, and things are settling out.  5.2 will be our first patch where gems will be selling to fresh raiders with Golden Lotus at reasonable prices, so it will be interesting to see what happens to the market to the days after it's release.

Cheers,

Phat Lewts

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