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!


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!

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! :)