My Auctions Window looked a lot like this the entire first three days.
Patch 4.3 dropped on Tuesday this week and I must say I've had quite a bit more enjoyment this time around versus 4.2 where I was left with too small a supply to sale anything and the content did not fit my play style. Here in list form are some of my initial experiences and observations on the new patch.
Cataclysm gems are autostacking correctly when crafted, transmutes like Inferno Rubies are a 1.5 second cast, and enchantment scrolls now fit into Enchanting bags. There are probably more I haven't even discovered yet! These quality of life improvements prove to me Blizzard does devote some of its man hours thinking about us customers and not just focusing on cranking textures out for that new sword you got.
- Some of the best improvements for myself were small quality of life changes that weren't even in the patch notes.
- Epic gems so far aren't practical for gold makers yet on my server.
- Material markets are largely unchanged by the patch here.
- Epics from the new 5-mans flooding in, but maintaining price better than Troll epics did.
- Mogging so far hasn't garnered too much interest though pieces are moving that wouldn't have before.
- Jewelcrafting always delivers for me and this patch I was more prepared to take in the opportunity.
My story for the day is from patch night itself where I really could only play from ~9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Around 10:30-11 I noticed all of my Bold Inferno Rubies were starting to be bought the second I listed them. I looked and another "AH player" on my server that usually stays to material and enchanting markets was buying them all up. He had cleared the AH of Bold cuts and was posting his at outrageous prices which prompted my TSM to list mine at fallback - a full 200g less than he was trying for but still more than Bolds go for normally. I decided to liquidate several stacks of rubies into him. After over 5 stacks of Bold Infernos I decided to test him out and up my fallback. He noticed quickly and began assaulting me with angry whispers including "Just so you know I've sold a stack of bolds at my price you are just cheating yourself out of money" and degenerating into threats about how he has 3 million gold and could own me, etc etc. He also stops buying my bolds. Since my server dies around midnight I log off for the night knowing I wouldn't get many sales afterward. I notice when I get up the next morning at 8 AM bolds were already down well below what he was buying them from me at. I can't help but wonder if he was able to sale half a dozen stacks of gems in the middle of the night on a dead server.... :P
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