Friday, October 12, 2012

First Look: 5.1 PTR

World PvP
If you haven't read it already, check out the current 5.1 PTR Patch notes.  Blizzard is doing a lot of great things with 5.1, including heating up the Horde vs. Alliance conflict the way they have been saying they would.  For gold making I think this will be a great boost.  They're adding 2 outposts, one for each faction that reward rep and have objects to capture.  They are also awarding "commendations" for slaying the opposite faction on the shores.

This is really going to boost PvP in Pandaria, and I think it's going to be absolutely amazing for the crafted PvP gear market, because people who normally wouldn't care about PvP Resil/Power as stats will suddenly be very interested in it.  This will also provide a boost for the enchant/JC enhancements for PvP as well.

Battle Pets
There were also some changes to battle pets that tweaked my interest, the first being that there will now be tokens that drop from wild pet battles that can be used to upgrade pets from grey/common -> uncommon, or uncommon -> rare.  Better yet, they're not BoP, so they can be sold on the Auction House.  This is going to be a very interesting thing to see progress.  Basically it makes any uncommon pet you could sell into a rare, and will allow Pet Battlers to capture uncommon pets instead of hunting for rares, and upgrade them for a price.  This is interesting to me at least, because I've been dabbling in the pet battle system.  They're also adding a 3,000g reward for going through the entire quest chain and defeating the "Grand Master" NPC Pet Battler of Pandaria.  At the very least it will get more people interested in these things!

On my server, I've just seen the first level 25 battle pet posted in the auction house, a Winterspring Cub (of all things).  The seller is selling it for 15k with a 10k bid, which I think will be interesting to see if it pans out.  That's all from me for now, just wanted to get a quick post out about the gold making changes in 5.1, there are other cool features though, check out the Blizzard post I linked at the top! How do you think 5.1 will impact your gold making strategy?


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  1. My first lvl 25 pets on the ah are 40k on one server and 25k on the other. Hoewever, I have seen someone offering in trade to level one from 1-25 for 5k, regardless of pet... something to think about

  2. You forgot that the sealed book will be sellable to warlocks that want it.

    Given that its green fire, if it is a rare drop, it will be worth plenty of cash.

  3. The PvP gear market has been solid anyway with Blue's insistence on not allowing crafted PvE gear beyond Tank gear for Blacksmiths. Plenty of ongoing interest from PvE players as much as PvP to boost i-level and be decent in heroics from the moment they hit 90, if Blue boost the i-level on this gear later I only expect the margins to improve.

    5.1 looks very positive from a Goblin's perspective.

  4. ^^ when I say limited crafted gear to tank gear, I mean 'entry level' i450 blues and i463 weapons.

    The Epic entry level gear is too expensive to mass produce for the limited profits it seems to provide.


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