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Void Storage in 4.3 Makes Gold Making Harder!

Patch 4.3 Void Storage

A new feature in patch 4.3 is brought by Ethereals to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

Clean out your bank of old tier armor and sentimental gifts.  I’ll be storing my cadaverous set and four to six full tier sets that I don’t want to transmogrify. Reminders of my times in server-first guilds, my bank (and all my alts’ banks) are filled with biggest slot illusionary bags bursting with soulbound armor.

My collection of staves will go into storage too. I have about 20 of them from the burning crusade onwards. It will be a shame to lose their enchants, though.

I will be left with so much room in my bank that I can transfer in all the crap from my inventory hand bags. For the first time since tbc, I’m not going to carry a 3rd spec set of gear with me “just in case”.  Main spec, off spec, and PvP sets only!

With much lighter bags, Blizz ought to give me a +agi buff!

I will be able to carry around a lot more crap, whether that be crafting mats, or items to sell on WoW AH.  Posting everything up to the auction house will be faster.

In the wild

I do have Pony Up Argent Squire and a Travellers Tundra Mammoth, so I can vendor my greys and trash and use mail box whilst away from the cities. Bigger bags means I can work, gather, kill and quest in the wild for longer periods. I save travel time. Less time spent travelling is more time to spend making gold.

Void storage is going to make me rich.

Woah, wait a minute there, that’s not what the title of this article says!

We’ve omitted one important piece of information. If I have more bag space, and you have more bag space, then so does everyone else.

Bag space

One of the services we provide as gold gamers is space rental. You think you’ve never rented inventory space in your bags or bank? This is what you’re effectively doing when you buy low, wait, then sell high.

Players with low storage facilities, who haven’t invested in bags, cannot wait to sell high. They have to sell low.

With void storage, players can now hold their own items for better sales prices. So that’s going to make life harder for you and me.

Void storage and farming

If you have any guild mates or friends who have agreed to farm mats for you, whether cloth, ore, herbs, leather, meat or mob drops, they can hold more now. So you might get more mats to available to buy. There may also be higher volumes on the AH.

How else will void storage affect your gold making?

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About the Author The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 85s, 6 years expertise in making gold, and max level professions. No longer gold capped, she spent 1,100,000g in one weekend for her dream Swift Spectral Tiger and other end game epic gear. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using legit ethical trading, auction house, crafting, reselling, and farming gold making.

5 Comments

  1. Not wanting to sound rude but I don’t really understand this post. Void Storage in my humble opinion will be completely meaningless to gold makers.

  2. You can only put soulbound items in void storage.

  3. @Xsinthis: I agree, I don’t see this causing much of a dip in gold-making in regards to the buy low/sell high cycle. I think the biggest contributing factor there is not bag space, but patience. People want their gold quickly, so they undercut repeatedly until suddenly it all sells.

    • I agree with the coments here, most people are impatient and wanteither gold or items now. Patience has always been a multiplier when making gold.

  4. I honestly don’t think this will have much of an effect on the gold community, I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t have storage problems on my crafters usually. And honestly the only stuff going into void storage for me would be stuff that would be in my bank and not my bags, because Void storage costs you gold to use, so it’s only for items you’ll possibly never touch, or maybe use once a year.

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