Art of Stockpiling
It’s been about a week or so, who’s really keeping count; from the last time I’ve put out any content. In fact its been about a week and half now since I’ve even login to my computer. Most of my interaction has been from Twitter on my phone and while some that has been pointless drama, I think its best to just not even care about ALL that crap anymore.
So here we are, it’s August 25th, just three days away from the new patch 5.0 Pre-Mist Launch and I’ll be the first one to say that so much has happened in the last week it’s crazy. I’m rather sorry to everyone for not being around and putting out content for you all. As a result of my new schedule which includes more than one could dream of, or list; my time to login, play, figure out something new, and then of all things write it.. has become limited. Likely down to the weekend at most.
The question now is, Have you done all you can to Prepare? The burning questing I think that will linger on anyone’s mind who’s been busy stockpiling the last year will always ask this. Was it enough? Did you get all the profit out of everything that you wanted to get once Mist goes live?
It’s Never Enough
The hard truth is, no matter how hard you work, how much gold you have, how many guild banks you have or how full of whatever X item, let it be cloth, Truegold, bars, whatever.. it’ll never be enough. Even if you are one of the few who has like 10 accounts and each account on your server has 10 characters each holding a guild bank plus full tabs (including the guild perk ones), your bags and bank pack 100% full, chances are you may have enough.. but in the end.. you’ll to wonder could you do more?
One of the ideals I’ve come across this time around, was a simple truth that stockpiling doesn’t really matter. I could stockpile all the Truegold for a year on my server and have a million bars, BUT if no one wants it come Mist.. I’m stuck dead in the water.
This is where the ideal of not just what to stockpile, but why. Why should you? There are some clear answers and some not so hard. For example; the two most common items people have stated to stockpile has been Truegold and Netherweave Cloth.
Both Truegold and Netherweave Cloth are the top two items people stockpile generally. Granted there are others, like pets inks for glyphs and older mats for chock points in leveling professions. However, Truegold being the new hot item this time around, given you need a bunch of them for the new Sands of Time Mount, which players may be more willing to speak 50k for after Mist.
Why so much? Well simply now that mounts will be account wide, less will sell as a player with a whole lot of gold wont be buying them for every character now. Players who normally wouldn’t might now, there are a number of reasons why they may buy after the patch and wont now.
One reasons are they may not want to put all their gold into one item for one character then a week down the road change their main. Many players do this, they play one character for a while then stop and play another.So if you think about it, if you’re the kind of player, buying a mount worth 30k every time you change mains just to have that mount on your main can be way too costly.
This is why they don’t buy them, but now that they can buy it once and never again opens the doors for more sales that you wouldn’t have had other wise. The question is now will this new demand outweigh the loss of some players buying it more than once?
Another little thing everyone gets into are bags, bags and more bags. While each expansion brings us new bigger and better bags, the go-to bag has always been Neatherweave Bags. This is likely due to the fact they only need a stack of cloth to make one bag vs all the other bags that have come after. They all need some sort of dust, which are more steps than generally one will want to do.
What are you’re two go-to stockpile items? Everyone has their items they stockpile and believe is the item to stockpile as it’ll make them millions of gold come Mist. Please leave me a comment below and also don’t be shy about leaving your opinions and questions as well.
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