Monday, August 30, 2010

Cataclysm Stockpile List

Here is a list of materials that I am stocking up for Cataclysm.

1. Inks
I've begun stocking up various lower level inks and ink of the sea for the upcoming expansion. Once Cataclysm hits you will no longer be able to trade Ink of the Seas for lower level inks, the new Cata Ink will be the new trade ink, so stockpile now on all of these lesser inks so you can stay ahead of your competition.

2. Runecloth
I am currently stockpiling Runecloth to feed all the hungry worgen/goblin players that will want to max out their reputation. I predict that there will be a serious demand increase upon expansion launch.

3. Netherweave Bags
I've got an entire bank full of netherweave bolts plus a guild bank tab filled too. Netherweave bags are ALWAYS in demand and the demand is going to go through the roof with all the new goblins and worgens running around.

4. Pets
It's a safe investment since pets are always in demand at a steady market price plus there is a possibility that some pets or pet vendors may be removed from the game. For example, the Azure Whelpling's status is still up in the air. With the massive changes to Ashara there is a good chance this pet could be removed from the game.

So stock up on old world pets and possibly take a chance farming some rare ones that might be removed.

5. Enchanting Scrolls for BoA enchants
I am stocking up on various scrolls for BoA enchants. There will be a big rise in demand for these enchants with all the alts being created.

6. Eternal Belt Buckles
I haven't heard of anyone yet talking about stocking up on these. Right now there hasn't been any new info on an updated version but I can't really think of what the updated version could do but add 2 sockets instead of 1? Either way there should still be a rise in demand for these buckles.

7. Cobalt/Saronite Ore
There will be some pretty good demand from players leveling blacksmithing, alchemy, or engineering that will need ore. Plus you can always prospect the ore and get uncommon gems to cut. There will be plenty of players willing to blow their gold on gems for every new piece of gear they get leveling to 85.

I've thought about considering stockpiling on various lower level ores, leathers, and herbs for leveling purposes. I can only assume that all of these new characters will be wanting to level new professions and buying up the materials to level these professions quickly. I think I will have to do some inventory management to figure out where to put anymore stuff at!

Questions for Comments
What are you stockpiling for Cataclysm? Anything in my list that you don't agree with?


Cold said...

I believe the difference for buckles is a character level or iLvl Restriction. Im also stocking discount bought 19/29 twink gear as well as Silk for Black and Purple shirts.

Anonymous said...

Belt Buckles won't be useable on itemlvl 300+

Jarome said...

In regards to the Eternal Belt buckles, in the current build they're set to only work on gear up to 300 item level. So it looks like they'll be good for the first set of dungeon blues. Based on what is given by WoWhead.

There is a new buckle that has been data mined as well but the effects are unknown due to a lot of crafting aspects haven't yet been implemented.

NakedJay said...

Thanks for the info on belt buckles. I couldn't find any info on it when I was searching, guess I missed it on wowhead.

Anonymous said...

I've been stockpiling all cloth Runecloth and up, all ore/bars Mithril and up, and Northrend herbs (mostly Adder's, but some Icethorn as well). I'd like to get a tab of Greater Cosmic Essences and Infinite Dust, but I have had a hell of a time finding any. Before you ask, I haven't done the saronite shuffle, because I'm lazy.

Anonymous said...

I'm stockpiling inks - but only the snowfall inks. I'm going to be watching very carefully, and converting my stock of snowfalls into other inks before the changeover happens.

Anonymous said...

how about store up epic uncut gem?

NakedJay said...

@ Anon,
I think that would be fairly risky because how quick new epic cuts will be entering the market as soon as Cataclysm hits. You would have no idea what the market value and demand would be for those cuts post wotlk.

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