So it's officially official that MoP will be released in 2 MONTHS.
I must say I am VERY surprised it is coming out so soon, but for gold making, there couldn't be better news! When news of Mists coming out so very soon hits the public, people will be flocking back to the game to level alts and prepare their characters for the new expansion, so look forward to increased population on all servers in the upcoming 2 months leading up to MoP. I'm going to go over some things I'll be looking out for in the coming month.
Cata Twink Gear
The 77-80 market is not going to be replaced by anything in MoP. There will most likely be a substantial decrease in the amount of this gear available to buy and resell, but I wouldn't worry about dumping it all the moment you log on today. It's still a viable market come MoP, levelers will always want to buy gear, no matter how much the gold making community and advice givers in general advise against it.
Now on the other hand, if you have been dipping into the 83-84 Cata gear market, there should be a RED FLAG coming up. SELL, SELL, SELL!! Cut your prices in this market, still sell at profit, but you want to dump all this stuff as fast as possible. In the same way Cataclysm created the 77-80 Twink market, Mists of Pandaria is creating an 83-84 Twink Market. Here is a list of all the items that are 83-84 BoE added in MoP and (some are) worlds better than whats available as an epic at level 85 right now. Keep this gear in mind when you start leveling your 85s on September 25th!
There's been a lot of rumors floating around about inscription recently. Going back to the Cata pre-expansion patch, we saw that you were no longer able to trade inks until the release of Cata. Been stockpiling Blackfallow? Start trading them in! If you haven't been stockpiling now is the time to start, it is almost too late to ensure a great distribution, but you don't want to miss out on (what could possibly be) Glyphmas 2.0. Make sure you keep up to date on all the OFFICIAL changes that will be made (what glyphs will be changing over, which ones are being left in the dust, what inks you'll need etc.). If you're hardcore into inscription and you want to keep up to date on all the official changes and nuances, I'm not your man. Make sure you follow Croda's blog marketsforgold, his main focus is glyphs, and glyphs are my least favorite market.
Again, getting late on this but there are still ways to start stockpiling now.
Pets are a great way to stockpile, especially the Elementium Geode as I had suggested in previous stockpiling posts. I plan on coming out with a post based entirely on stocking up on pets for Mists, so I'm not going to delve into it too much, but for more of a read check out Cold's post Get Out While You Still Can!
Cataclysm mats are another great thing to stockpile. With the influx of players, raw mats on the AH should at least increase in volume, if not decrease in price as well. For selling a few months into Mists, raw mats are a great thing to stockpile long term, especially Hypnotic Dust, as it will be needed to level Enchanting more than Cata Essences.
The wand slot will be removed in 5.0.4, and wands will be made a "main hand" caster weapon, with stats to match. I wrote a post that you can find here about the best BoE wands to stockpile for this. Again with the influx of players for Mists, you may start to find more of these wands on the AH, and should add them to your overall mogging searches.
This is just a small slice of the pie, but hopefully some big topics that you can start (or already are) hitting on.
What is your biggest goal to get done before the MoP release in 2 months?
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