08 July 2011

Inferno Ink - Pure speculation

With the new trinkets, the floor has fallen out of inferno ink.  Admitidly on Alliance/Caelestrasz, it is cheaper than most, but at 26g per ink - in the middle of the darkmoon faire, it's price is heading south.

It's price is only going to get cheaper with the faire ending soon, as well as with the new trinkets from firelands.  I see a few more runescrolls of fortitude II being made, and very cheap 359 trinkets heading our way.


On a somewhat related note, Blizzard are on record as saying "Yes.  We will be changing the discovery spells so they can teach all possible glyphs, and the books will simply provide a no-cooldown method to do the same thing. "

At the moment, northrend inscription research is the 'major' discovery spell, requiring snowfall ink.  If they leave the discovery spell using snowfall ink, once this gets implemented (patch 4.3? sooner? later?), Snowfall will become approximately equal to 10 Blackfallow ink in value, while Inferno becomes cheaper and cheaper, or possibly even drive some herbalists back to northrend.

I think that rather than encourage players back to northrend for grinding herbs, when Blizzard change the research spell to learn all glyphs, it will also change the ingredient to use Inferno ink; or possibly add a new research spell for Cata research.

Even with this possibility, I see dark days ahead for inferno ink

5 comments:

  1. Foo,

    Completely agree with your fears as I am seeing the prices plummet and my recent round if trinkets, while it brought in anoint 30,000 - 40,000 g, was far below previous months on a gold per item basis and i fear it will worsen.

    In my most recent post I suggested some things I would like to see Blizzard do, and one of them is upgrade our trinkets in a future patch, much like BS recipies.

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  2. Have you never asked yourself who is your inferno buyer and what do they do with them? Why sell uncut gems when u can sell cut gems. Why sell bf inks when u can sell glyphs. Why sell inferno inks when u can sell ...

    Critical Goblin is buying your cheap infernos to add to his stokpile of infernos. Critical says: sell the cheap infernos back to yourself and make more profit. The bulk buyer of your infernos is, why let him. DEPRIVE HIM OF CHEAP INFERNOS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

    PS: I wonder if Breevok buys your infernos.

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  3. @critical goblin

    Absolutely.

    I don't sell cheap inferno inks raw (though I am very happy to sell expensive inks, expensive raw gems).

    I buy very cheap infernos on the AH & turn them into cards.

    As far as I know, Breevok is not significantly in the card game at the moment, though others are.

    However, as someone who got burnt by sitting on 1/2 a bank tab of inferno at one stage, I am hesitant to claim to know what 'cheap' is. That is what both the AH and the undermine journal are for; and I am allowing for a downward trend.

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  5. Don't try that with me. I'll just post my walls barely above your's and let you worry about stopping my from selling for the next 6 months while I make gold in other areas.

    Or depending on the price of herbs and how busy I am in other markets I might decide to put my walls right under your's.

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