Saturday, February 23, 2013

There's Gold In That There Patch: My 5.2 Checklist

Even though some of us are still trying to filter through the 5.1 patch, the new 5.2 patch is peeking over the horizon of the World....of Warcraft.  There are many new things coming and many old things going.  The one thing I personally will be focused on is of course, increasing my gold profit.  I have done my own research and with the help of fellow WOW bloggers, I have come up with my own personal checklist of what I will be looking to sell when the 5.2 patch arrives.  I wanted to share some of the items I will be focused on selling with my readers.  Please keep in mind this is my own personal list and my own opinion on what can sell on my respective realm.  I will post my profits the week after 5.2 hits. 

Transmog, Transmog, Transmog

Singing Crystal Axe
Yes.  I make most of my profits with transmog weapons.  I have some expertise with choosing the weapons that are attractive to most buyers in my realm.  Based on my own previous sales and the fact that the new patch will bring changes to how most weapons can be transmogged, here are a few of the transmog weapons I will be selling:

Blade of Wizardry - this sweet looking 1-handed sword will see an increase in its price

Singing Crystal Axe - 2-handed axe that will have everyone singing for it.

The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min - Very nice 1-handed mace that could also be eye candy for some.

Joonho's Mercy - 1-handed sword which makes some want to "Kill Bill"

Engineering Profits

Even though I do not know very many players personally who have an Engineer profession on one of their alts, I do.  I was glad to see some new items coming with the 5.2. 

The Sky Claw mount - A new multi-seater mount that will be the talk of the town :)

Pierre - This new battle pet can be used to cook your food.  Let's see if he can "smoke" his competition on the pet battlegrounds.

Advanced Refrigeration Unit - A new 32 slot cooking bag to hold your food goodies in.

Life and Death

Two mats that I have been stockpiling are: Living Steel and Ghost Iron ore
The only reason I have for this personally is the fact that I will be needing some of the mats for my Engineering mount.  The other reason is I have heard the price on these mats could increase in the new patch.  Either way, I can't lose.  I have an Alchemist who is making the Living Steel for me and I have been planting my Snakeroot seeds as well as farming for the Ghost Iron ore.

Even though 5.2 patch is not here, I am prepared to maximize my gold profit on my realm.  I would like to see what you are all doing to prepare for the 5.2 patch.  Please leave comments. :)


  1. Ha, Ive been buying ghost iron for the "cheap" price as much as i can, just in hopes the value will increase in 5.2, but its getting scary since i buy in huge quantities and im starting to run out of my gold reserves. I really wonder if it will be worth it...

  2. Hi Luis, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is a good idea to stockpile ghost iron ore but I wouldn't go through any of your gold reserves. If you have a miner, that is the best idea for farming the ghost iron ore for free or plant some snakeroot seeds with all of your farmers at Sunsong Ranch. :)

  3. so it speculation the price will rise, or is this a near certainty?

  4. Hi Matt and thanks for stopping by. It is mainly speculation but also will be realm dependent I think. With the new engineering stuff and the blacksmithing being able to level up quicker, I think ghost iron ore will be in slight demand at least for the first couple of weeks.

  5. For anyone looking for a way to stockpile items without going broke this is what I do. Take your profession(s) and with your daily and set a goal of a certain amount of the profit that you will set aside for patch/expac stockpiling. An example is for Jewelcrafting, lets say you buy your ghost Iron 25g a stack. for buying 1000 Stacks(I wish my server had quantities like this haha), you have a 25,000g Investment. Now lets say I want to make atleast a 20% return in profit(Which shouldn't even be hard on most servers). Now not assuming your server has a flooded gem market and also figuring in a worse case senerio you should be able to net over 50k. So you take your Investment out (25,000g) and your Return goal (5,000) and what's left put into stockpiling. If you are making 496 Epics set your return, and every day it doesn't sale go up 2% to make your wait worth it.You should never go into your reserve or even your own pockets. Patch 5.2 Blacksmithing and Engineering was announced in early feb which gives you plenty of time to max the bank of a couple characters with ghost Irons, and maybe a good batch of Living Steel. Even if you only have 5-10k to your name, as long as you have a profession or a way to make the gold, you have a way to stockpile.

  6. Thank you for your comment Stepfather :) Very well said :)

  7. Unfortunately, the Engineering items that were supposed to be available in the 5.2 patch were pulled at the last moment. Let's hope they might show up in the upcoming 5.3 patch.