Patch 4.06 is almost upon us, with reports pointing to Tuesday (Wednesday in EU) 8th/9th February. Are you prepared? This post focuses on the gold making opportunities that are coming up for the next World of Warcraft patch.
A socket has been added to most crafted epic armor pieces that did not already have one. This is going to drive up, temporarily, the demand for cut gems. Prepare and stock up today.
New Gem: Vivid Dream Emerald. The resilience/spell penetration gem will be in demand for PVPers, but I don’t think it will be wanted much more than any other pvp gem. Perhaps a pvp guru can correct me or back me up here?
New Meta Gem Patterns: Agile Shadowspirit Diamond (Agility/3% critical damage), Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond (Strength/3% critical damage), and Burning Shadowspirit Diamond (Intellect/3% critical damage). These new recipes are unbound and can drop from any Cataclysm creature. The new meta gems have a requirement of 3 red gems equipped.
Everyone I’ve spoken to has no idea whereabouts these patterns will drop, or how rare they might be. But the best suggestion I’ve heard is “Farm the trade channel”. Expect to offer over 10,000g for the first pattern seen. Expect to get a return on your investment within the first day.
The requirement of 3 red gems is especially going to drive up the demand for inferno ruby. You know what to do: go buy/prospect them now in advance.
These new meta gems are going to need raw Shadowspirit diamonds. This is a great use of the spare common gems you can make from prospecting ore and doing the Cataclysm Obsidium Shuffle. I already have half a dozen full stacks ready for the patch day.
The Illusionary Bag, currently 24 slot, will increase to a 26 slotter. That’s the biggest bag in game, larger than the portable holes. For me, this is a big deal because having big bags is absolutely essential to the way I play. When you hold more items, you don’t have to run back and forth to the mailbox so much. Your personal bank space also increases. If you don’t have a vendor mount then you can also go farming/heroic running/questing for slightly longer, as the bags take longer to fill. And we know that time is money, friend.
The number of herbs required to create flasks has been reduced, while the Volatile Life needed has been increased slightly.
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