The Loot Council- Was Patch 3.1 Good or Bad For the Economy?

The Loot Council is regular column highlighting interesting and informative posts from around the WoW finance blogosphere.

There’s been a lot of negativity this week in the world of WoW finance. Many of our peers are talking about how the market after 3.1 did not perform as expected and are now revising their predictions and talking about losses on stockpiled materials.

Tobold kicked things off by writing about the effects of economic speculation on prices. He makes some excellent points and the discussion continues in the comments.

Our friends at Just My Two Copper point out that the big increases in price that were expected are simply not going to happen this time around.

We like the approach over at Warcraft Econ, where the talk about adapting to the situation creatively. They were also one of the earliest to note that the post-3.1 market is not behaving as expected.

Dominate Your Server takes this mentality a step further and issues a call for patience. We have to agree and, on that note, think that calling 3.1 predictions a failure after the patch has been out for only one week is jumping the gun a bit.

Not to be overlooked, Gevlon over at the Greedy Goblin has his own strategy for continuing profits. Given his recent achievement of hitting the in-game gold cap, it is certainly advice to be considered. Big congratulations Gevlon!!! Nice work.

Note that the above blogs are not listed in any particular order outside of the way the team brainstormed them. Please let us know if there are any sites that you feel we should feature and we will do so in a future edition of The Loot Council.


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3 responses to “The Loot Council- Was Patch 3.1 Good or Bad For the Economy?

  1. Thratchen

    Cross-faction trade of the new Glyphs was amazingly profitable for the first 4 days.

    On the other side, Icy Dragon Scales are still getting no more than vendor price on the auction house… but that’s just a disapointment, not a loss.

    Not so surprisingly all the former epic BoE items have dropped by ~25% since the patch.

  2. Pingback: Analysis of the Post-3.1 Economy « WoWenomics

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