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What can Shakespeare teach you about Truegold?

What can Shakespeare teach you about Truegold?

“Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.” Wm Shakespeare Julius Caesar, Act 4.

Truegold prices are now at a premium.  With the opening of the 4.2 vendors by the hardworking Molten Front quest grinders, truegold is in demand for the new patterns.  This demand was predicted back when the vendor patterns were announced, by Just My Two Copper and MMOChampion.  WoW Insider Euripedes and I both predicted that truegold prices would be plunge at the beginning of 4.2 due to over speculation and then climb as the vendors were released.

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Well I’m not sure if Euripedes has mentioned this recently, but now is a good time to sell your truegold.  Just take a look at this graph from wow trader showing my local EU realm demand for Truegold.  Click for a larger image.  You don’t really need to enlarge the image to see that the price has risen through the roof.  I’m now hearing demands on trade for truegold cooldowns that I haven’t seen since before 4.2. I’m seeing complaints on twitter from sellers that the Truegold transmute isn’t procing.

In a nutshell, players want more Truegold.   Your response?  Take your truegold out of your storage guild banks and start selling on the Auction House.   Follow my advice in my last post about Truegold: Go careful, do not flood the market.  Sell a few at a time, do not enter into an undercutting war, slow steady and sure.  If you do not sell today you can sell tomorrow, or over the next few weeks.  Tuesday and Wednesday might be very good selling days, because raiding guilds head into their endgame raids on Tuesday (US) and Wednesday (EU) nights, the first nights of the new Blizzard week.

I am going to make a 50/50 bet here, that truegold will not have a use after 4.2.  The advent of epic gems will bring either a new pyrite^2 bar or a similar item to primordial saronite available from raids.  Either way, I get the feeling that Blizzard has used truegold to its limit here.

I could be wrong, I have nothing to back up my theory except years of experience and intuition.  So take this with a pinch of salt.  Take all predictions with a pinch of salt until they come with hard evidence.  Either way, get those Truegold sold, slow, sure, and steady.

Good luck with your sales,

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7 Comments

  1. I went to my bank toon because I knew I was storing Truegold around,m but seeing as I spent around 5k skilling up my druids alchemy I am short on gold, so I went to my servers auction house and posted Truegold, if it all sells I will be getting about 5k back…like 755g per truegold or somethinhg like that on my server. Thats a decent chunk of goldm will let ya know if that actually does sell.

    • at 755 that’s a great price to get, hope it goes well

      • I have an update ;) lol so I log in tonight to do a couple things an RP event with my role playing guild that my druid is in, then realize im running behind and late to school so I rush to the ah, run the truegolds name and find none with my dk’s name. I am thinking “I hope it didnt get sent back to me” I ran to her fast as I could, logged in, and checked her auctions, they werent there, well I have an addon that removeds the mail icon, so I went and checked my mail expecting all of em to be back for some stupid reason, but I sold every single one of them. within hours and in a short minute collected 5083g from my mailbox! selling truegolds really worked and it basically gave me back the gold I spent the other day on my druids alchemy!!! yay! Thanks for the tip on it. enjoy your sells.

        • That’s a great result! Ive now sold out on my truegold 4.2 stockpile, made a nice profit there. Have you sold all yours now, then?

          • I put mine up there for 24 hours, and in about 8 hours later I checked and they were all sold! My husband was upset with me cuz I made that much gold and he cant even make 10g using the AH lol even though I am constantly trying to help him. Her dont ever listen LOL I told him the other day “Fine, I guess you dont wanna make gold or listem to others who might just know what they are talking about” so he sits there bein all jealous cuz I have 8 toons, 7 pf which are level 85 and gold making is easy for me anyways, but then now that I get gold making tips straight to my email, i have doubled my usual intake where I can focus on leveling and running my guild instead of being on an 85 all the time! its fun. I cant wait to see the next newsletter and see what I might be able to sell now!

  2. As always, you can make more truegold post 4.2 if needed. Getting stuck with it is probably worse. Thus, I’ll have used mine all up soon, and stick w/ volatile air/water.

    • I had a stack or three pre 4.2, and bought around a stack at 380-ish in the post 4.2 price fall. Sold them all at 520+ in the last few days and was shocked to find 13,000g on my alt. Delicious