Monday, March 31, 2008

Gem Inflation

At the recent guild crafting fair I found myself leveling Jewelcrafting up to 352, and wound up with bags full of green quality gems. The last time I did this, I had a hard time selling starter gems for more than 50-75s, but was pleasantly surprised to find those same green gems are now selling for 1-3g a pop.

My guess is that the recent influx of reputation PvP armor has spiked the gem market somewhat - but it remains to be seen if the trend continues. I certainly hope so, as JC'ing has been a bit of a chore without much return so far...

Also, don't forget tomorrow is a new month, so go pick up your free gems from the Consortium in Nagrand!

2 comments:

Anna said...

The other thing that's causing this inflation (post 2.4 at least) is that green gems no longer drop from mining nodes - so they're not quite as ubiquitous as they used to be.

Since they have to be prospected, the price has gone up (at least on my realm).

Also - shoutouts to another Shaman blogger!

-Anna
Too Many Annas

Exelus said...

Funny, in all my post 2.4 mining I never noticed that gems weren't dropping from nodes anymore. Thanks for the info! :)