Basically I am a contrarian investor. If the hordes (even the alliance ones) say panic sell, I buy. If players are panic buying, I sell.
I said that I am willing to sit on snowfall inks, up to a guild bank tab before cata, for selling later. Lets actually examine whether my gut feeling stacks up.
What I know
- Snowfall historically sold between 7 - 12 gold on our server, currently listed at 6 gold, and falling
- Ink of the sea historically sold between 2-3g on our server, and after the patch, became unavailable, then stuck at 11g, now is down to 6g
- Glyphs are steadily selling
- Herbs are now available for sale, with falling prices. 11g (basic) - 18g ('advanced')
- Recipees that use snowfall ink.
- Levelling Inscription early using Cata herbs will cost a fortune.
- Recipees making blue quality items will provide multiple skill ups.
- Glyphs are still selling well enough.
- Northrend Inscription Research : 3x Ink of the Sea, 5x Resilient Parchment, 1x Snowfall Ink
- Darkmoon Card of the North :3x Eternal Life, 3x Ink of the Sea, 1x Resilient Parchment, 6x Snowfall Ink
- Faces of Doom :1x Frozen Orb, 2x Ink of the Sea, 10x Resilient Parchment, 5x Snowfall Ink
- Iron-Bound Tome :1x Frozen Orb, 2x Ink of the Sea, 10x Resilient Parchment, 5x Snowfall Ink
- Master's Inscription(shoulder inscription) : 1x Snowfall Ink
- Runescroll of Fortitude x 5 :5x Resilient Parchment, 1x Snowfall Ink
What I think
- This blog and directly in game influenced the fall in ink of the sea prices (I bought a lot at 5g), pushing it down from 11g. Either that or it was natural anyway given the prices and availability of herbs.
- Many herbs will continue to be milled for glyphs, creating a surplus of snowfall inks
- Scribes will be able to use runescrolls to level the first few points of Cata level inscription
- Many levelling worgen/goblins will want to make the above. I assume this will be true of the above.
- Darkmoon cards will still be the 'easiest' of the trinkets to obtain for the 80-84 bracket.
This is speculation. I am betting my gold and bank space. Use your own judgement for your server, gold and bank spaces.