View Full Version : What game events/changes would cause a definate spike in the value of Gold?
Suppose I'm looking for some general insights on anticipating Gold opportunities. /holds empty coffee cup
(and how do you edit your thread title? spell check!)
To many to list... Changes in Gold Find, Changes in gold drop rates, changes in difficulties that result in changes how people farm, changes in gold sinks, changes in high level items, changes in crafting fees, changes in AH fees.
Basically, any changes that affect the game whatsoever could potentially affect gold prices.
Skill gets nerfed? People wanna change classes, gear up for different skills or classes, farming habits change, gold has to start changing hands. And that's one you might not think would affect gold prices.
So really anything.
Mode changes are probably the biggest zones for profit. How much is yet to be seen. Besides those places, difficult bosses which wont be known until people hit those walls.
Biggest news I could imagine that would change gold prices is changes to the drop rate of gold. It's kind of cool actually, the moment that news would be announced the prices would almost instantly change, even before change is implemented! A lot like a real stock market.
More than just actual changes to the game, you also have the possibility for values to change once people discover things that are already in the game. The possibilities are endless.
You should had said what a spike means for you.
Assuming the gold price settles, a spike, in order to be a spike in a game (not IRL - IRL, a 5% on DOW is a spike) kinda have to be above 30% at least.
What could generate such a spike :
1.the most probable (but actually most improbable) is an anouncement about gold drop rate being lowered.
While in theory sounds plausible, practicaly a gold drop rate lowered means that Blizzard sucks.
2.another even could be ANYTHING related to a substantial fee increase for repairs, crafting weaps, gear and gems.
This is much more probable in the event of a hyperiflation, more secure (market will react probably after implementation, as opossite as how would react to lower gold drop rate announcement.
3.another event could be either more zones for RMAH (if the games grows, Middle East might have their RMAH, Russia and former soviet republics their RMAH, Australia, New Zeland and Oceania theirs) OR less zones for RMAH (if the game goes south).
Thsre are some of biggest events that cross my mind atm.
But as many said before me...there can be many events that can trigger spikes in gold prices.
1. Gold sink : repairs > crafts > Fees.
2. Gold find.
3. Gold drop rates. Retarded ?? yes...
If any of those change, you can assume the value of gold is going to change.
"Middle East" doesn't use a unified currency last time I checked. It's not exactly Europe :)
The announcement of a coming patch that will introduce new tier 17 gears of coz.....
Waves of botters banned could affect gold prices greatly.
News about expansions.
The PVP patch will definitely be one of these spikes.
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