We really hesitate to recommend Dream Shard. Not because it hasn’t increased significantly in value recently (it has) but rather, we hate to even bring it up because of so much flak in the WoWenomic community surrounding the item.
- Way back in January, Markco of JMTC recommended a buy order on Dream Shards.
- In February, he was asked by Tobold to explain why the shards hadn’t increased in price as much as he initially predicted.
- Finally, in April, Markco reissued his recommendation having observed a price spike.
From our own perspective, we first noticed an increase in the price of high-end enchantment materials a little over a month ago when we featured Abyss Crystals as our Hot Item of the Week. The high prices for the crystals we referred to in that post remain today on the three servers we do our regular testing on. Further, also in April, we reported our observations on the impact of patch 3.1 on the WoW economy. At that time we mentioned that our enchanted vellum business was picking up (you might also note that we featured vellums in a previous post as well).
Today we report that all the speculation on Dream Shards has finally come to fruition. As Tobold reported in his February post, until just a few weeks prior to patch 3.1 the shards were still selling on most servers for somewhere in the range of 10 gold. Post-3.1 we saw a small spike in price that we assumed would pass similar to the way many other items spiked in price and then dropped back to ‘normal’ value. However, Dream Shards, on all three of the servers we tested, have only continued to increase in value. Two weeks ago the average price across all three servers on both sides was approximately 22 gold. One week ago it was around 25. Today, as we ran our regular tests and gathered data, we couldn’t help but notice the price point for the going rate of Dream Shards is approximately 28 gold.
We don’t know if the price will be going up or down from here. We suspect, however, that if 28 gold is not the plateau, it is probably close to it so we are selling off our reserves at this time.