Monday, May 17, 2010

Farming for Profit

I found this video on YouTube of one of my favorite farming spots. The drop rate for Crystallized Fire seems decent and they're easy kills, once you get past the annoying charge/stun mechanic. While waiting for respawns head outside the cave. Located nearby are plentiful ore and herb nodes, as well as beasts that can be farmed for meat and skins if you have Skinning on your farmer.

The great thing about farming is that it is always 100% profit, all you need to do is invest your time. With every other strategy, whether it's AH flipping or crafting Flasks for the raiders, you're dealing with a profit MARGIN only. The gold per hour farming may not compare to that of an established crafter with several alts, but if you're looking to get started, supplement income, or ride out a tough market period then a great framing spot can't be beat.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Titansteel Bar still Profitable?

Is Titansteel Bar still profitable on your realm? In looking at the current market price of these on several servers this morning it looks like it is still a solid earner. Once the cooldown on creating these was removed, many miners assumed that the profit margin would dwindle and abandoned crafting these creating a low supply that has kept prices artificially high. Remember, Frozen Orb can be exchanged for Eternal Fire, so if these are cheaper on your AH you can drive your crafting prices even lower. Check the prices on your realm to see if this will still work for you.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stockpile Mats Now

When Cataclysm hits there will be a huge influx of new toons on most realms, many of them with BoA gear equipped. An Enchanter that prepares for this in advance will stand to make significant gold in the first few months of the new expansion. Due to the limited number of useful enchants that can applied to the BoA gear, it's a simple thing to do. Below are the enchanting scrolls most likely to be in high demand.

Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Crusader
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Fiery Weapon
Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Agility
Scroll of Enchant Chest - Greater Stats

Mats Required:
Large Brilliant Shard
Righteous Orb
Small Radiant Shard
Essence of Air
Essence of Fire
Illusion Dust

There are other enchants that work for BoA gear as well, but these will be the biggest sellers. More sophisticated enchanters can look up the rest and try to get the mats for those as well. If you decide to do nothing else, just add these items to your Snatch list in Auctioneer and grab them anytime they're selling at a reasonable price. Either turn them into the scrolls above or just hold them until Cata and sell them at a huge profit as demand will skyrocket.