Happy Monday! Hope you’re selling your Small Eggs or Gingerbread Cookies for absurd prices this time of year. If you’re trying to get the Gingerbread Cookies, stop buying them. You’re almost guaranteed to get them in a present from the Greathfather on Christmas Day. But today isn’t about profiting from Winter Veil. Instead, I feel the need to point out with transmogrification the (gold) game has changed.
Using the shoulders I have pictured here as an example, there is some very unique gear out there even at the uncommon level. In fact, the Thick Scale is the only shoulder model that matches up with Wildthorn Mail. You can see the combo here. I checked the Auction House multiple times a day, before I happened to come across them late Friday night. They were the only piece I couldn’t craft for that outfit…and they cost me 2g. Don’t get me wrong, as the buyer and someone becoming trasmog obsessed (which was obvious some time ago, I suppose), I’m not going to complain. But I would’ve probably paid up to 50g for them. In another case, I offered 25g a piece on my forum for any Ironhide gear. I needed several pieces, but not one person responded. Instead I bought two components off the auction house for less than 3g each. The people that listed these items missed out immensely.
I know, I know. I’m a special breed. But it isn’t just me. I came across a pair of uncommon leggings the other day, and previewed them. They were Headhunter Woolies (of the Falcon, if I recall) and I thought they stood out. So I put them on the Auction House for 20g. Within an hour they sold. I’ve had the same thing happen with a couple of blues that didn’t have the best stat combos but looked good. The reason being, people are starting to transmog more.
I’ve seen it on my servers, and people I talked to either have little gear to replace at this stage of the game, or have started looking into outfit combinations. One person told me the gloves they used were a fluke drop and they decided to build an outfit around them. I’m sure other people are doing the same. Green level items that would’ve been tossed on the AH for next to nothing are being kept for outfits. So, if you start finding greens with unique looks or components of some of the look alike outfits people have designed, reconsider selling them for the sake of getting rid of them and actually post them for a few days at a higher price. It’ll cost you a few silver to try and success results in gold.