Everybody, Do The Monkey!

There’s plenty to talk about in the fallout of yesterday’s massive patch.  Rather than discuss changes in a class or role, something else caught my eye this morning.

Yes, this is another Glyph topic.  Before you cry foul or hit your homepage button this is a bit different.  My scribe is only 256, but I noticed two new Glyphs that I found interesting.  Both are minor, and if you were high enough when the patch hit you automatically learned them both:

  • -Glyph of the Arctic Wolf
  • -Glyph of the Monkey

When I saw Glyph of the Monkey, I couldn’t figure out why I still had it as  Hunters no longer have that aspect.  However, it’s not under Hunters…it’s under Mages.  That’s right, Mages have another polymorph option now.  Also, with the option to flip Glyphs in and out whenever we want now, being able to switch between Monkeys and Penguins with Mage glyphs means both will sell very well.  Since most people haven’t caught on to it yet, if you have a scribe, I’d toss a couple on the auction house and see how they sell.  I had one go for 30g.

The other Glyph is for Shamans, and is once again purely cosmetic.  It simply makes Ghost Wolf look like an Arctic Wolf.  Not as exciting as the monkey, but it makes me wonder if there are any others I might have missed or even ones that might be coming down the road.  Could we see a change in the Druid aquatic form?  Given the emphasis on under the sea adventuring in Cataclysm, it’s possible.   It’s also something many people have missed and as I mentioned it’s a great chance to put a little gold in your pockets before the masses catch on.

Mage Taxis Return

Mages are a popular thing in World of Warcraft, mostly because of their teleport ability.  Quite often you’ll see “wanted to buy port to Dalaran.”  The destination used to be Shattrath City.  People wanted to be in the main cities where they could then use one of the portals there to go wherever they wanted whenever they wanted.  The problem is, once that character had gotten the portal, they didn’t need the Mage ever again.  That will all change in Cataclysm.

Blizzard is removing the portals in both Dalaran and Shattrath City in Cataclysm.  Once again the focus is on old content and they plan to keep it that way.  That means the Mage teleport ability is going to be in high demand.  Sure, players will be able to fly in the old world, but people still want it now.  So, they will pay to get somewhere instantly rather than have to fly.  For a Mage, that will be money in the bank.  Just keep a good stack of reagents.

You Sell Some And You Don’t

Yesterday turned out to be another 3k day for me.  I didn’t see much in the way of progress though, because I invested nearly that much as well.   One thing I did decide to do was take my Mage to all the cities (he’s 50) of the Alliance, and hit the pet vendors.  For now I just bought four of each pet and I’ll list them one at a time.  Each one sells for 2-8g on my server so it’s definitely worth the four teleport runes I used to do it.

While 3k was a good day, I’m actually surprised by the number of items that didn’t actually sell yesterday.  If they had, I think that number would be closer to 4k.  At the very least it would have continued my trend of increased daily profit.