Saturday, November 7, 2009

3.3 preparation Part One

Todays post is about patch 3.3 preparation. This patch makes a huge impact on economy in a lot of professions, so you have to be careful and read a lot on MMO and WoR for changes.

My normal prep for patches with new content and new arena season is the typically glyph, gems and enchanting mats.

  • Glyphs
Well in the meantime, it will be the normal cycle. Post on tuesday (yeah german realms go offline on tuesday night) and wait for hysterical glyph buying after class nerf and buffs and make a lot of money. This time there will be more glyph recipes to buy from the Dalarans' Inscription Supplier and this glyphs will be hot sellers in the first week. One normal glyph with Ethereal Ink and two others with Snowfall Ink. Be sure that you set your threshold for this glyphs at you snowfall ink prices (AH price) .

  • Enchanting Mats
New instances (new VoA boss 10/25, ICC 10/25, new 5man with 3 parts nhc/hc - that makes 10 new instances with loot tables) and new arena season. So everybody will get a lot of new gear for their mains and alts. So be prepared that it will take a lot of stock to keep up . But it will take the same probleme as ToC 5man. It will be easily overfarmed and a lot of groups will disenchant the new loot, so prices for Abyss Crystals will drop (in my opinion) 2 weeks after patch release cause of overdoing the new 5man instance. If you ask me, sell your Abyss Crystals before patch and only keep some stacks.

  • Gems
With the new 5man instance and a lot more gear with empty sockets, you will make a lot of sells in the first 2 weeks. So get a good stock for this time. Most used gems will be the ones like before, so check armory of top PvEs and read on Elitist Jerks if you don't know what gems will be hot sellers. Keep in mind that not only "normal" epic gems will be needed. A lot of new head slot items will drop in the new instances. While the new instances are up, after one or two weeks there is going to be a big need of PvP gems for all classes. With the upcoming change there will be 25 Arena Points for the PvP Daylie, so everybody will chase a lot faster for their gear than ever before.

  • Leg enchants
At least there will be the last big rush on Leg enchants of WotLK in the first few weeks After 2-3 weeks there will be a slower and steady income with Leg enchants, so if you want to make fast money, be prepared for a lot of new leg slot items from the new 5man.

So this is my normal setup for patches. In the next part I will talk about specific profession patches.


  1. Where did you get the info that glyphs are going to use Snowfall ink from? I looked over MMO-Champion's list of changes, it wasn't there, and I couldn't find any such recipes on the PTR either:


  3. Seems they changed it, my screenshot was taken this morning on the PTR.

  4. Okay it seems that it changed since the last PTR build. Thx for this information :)