Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Decateur's Weekly Business Roundup

Hey, all ...whatever.

I know, I know, you've all been wondering where I've been. And no, it isn't because the FSRI fired me or anything. I haven't been writing my weekly column here because I've been living in an alternate world off and on for the last several months.

Why am I spending a lot of time in an alternate world, you may ask? It's because it's way cooler there, and I don't have to stress about stuff like feeling nervous when talking to women ...or getting flack from my mom about finding a steady job. When I'm in my alternate world I can be who I really am, absent the prejudices and constraints that our society imposes on us.

Which brings me to my new column that K.W.A. has permitted me to write this week: The World of Warcraft Weekly Business Roundup.

For everybody under level 30: I'm looking for a strong showing in tin and copper bars this week. I'm looking for tin to ceiling out at 8 gold pieces for a 20 bar buyout (...yes, you heard my right), and for copper to sneak up to 5 gps per 20 bar bundle by mid-afternoon on Friday. But don't hang on too long. Try to dump and take your profit by 6 p.m. because it's all going to tank after that.

After a bit of profit-taking go straight into steel. That's right, I see steel on the move and peaking by Saturday p.m. That's when everybody and their brother is gonna be crafting armor for Saturday night and Sunday instances. Ride that gravy train and cash in. Even if you can't afford a full 20 bar bundle, get your hands on as much as you can and you'll be grinning by the end of the weekend.

As for magical gear ...stay away. If it's as hot near you as it is here, magic and enchanted items are a dud. Wizards hate the heat. This goes for all players--no matter what level.

That's it for now,


Anonymous said...

This is excellent advice if you have a gathering profession like mining and smelting. What do you suggest if you have an inscription or jewelcrafter background?

The Banking Clan

Decateur said...

Good point. I'll get into the inscription and jewelcrafting field in a later post.

But remember, your field is just as dependent on commodity pricing as other fields are. You just might not pay as much notice. When crafting a pendant or enchanted trinket, be sure to "feel out" the current trends in material costs. Gaining some knowledge in how the market is moving might produce long term savings while making your move toward a higher level.