Our long lost fifth for WoW came back online recently, albeit in a more challenging timezone. Nevertheless, we decided to get the band back together again and finish exploring Azeroth with our dedicated little band five of adventurers.
I’ll leave it to Wilhelm to continue the chronicles of our adventures, but after a brief return, I’ve noticed a few changes. I think we mothballed our group when our tank was called out of town in late March or early April, so fair to say, its been a while.
At the end of March, The Burning Crusade had been out just a little over two months. Now coming up on eight months since its release, I think its fair to say that the mudflation in its various forms is alive and well. In Azeroth, the effect seems to be to inflate commodity prices with the copious amounts of Outland-bucks that are raining down from space. Couple that with the depopulation of Azeroth and things get a bit weird.
Checking in this weekend to see just what my main and alts still had in their bags and bank, I decided I’d declutter a bit and hit the auction house. Yes, file under the “stating the obvious”, but the sticker shock is still a bit jarring.
A few reference prices from the AH:
Thick Leather (20): 6G
Mithril Bar (20): 19G
Super Healing Potion (5): 18G
Mountain Silversage (20): 20G
Golden Sansam (20): 17G
And there doesn’t seem to be a tremendous amount of these commodities available in any event. The few auctions I posted with these now mid-level materials sold very quickly at buy out prices very close to this.
Hard to believe that about 5 measely stacks of mithril = 1 mount these days. To be fair, for the few random quest turn ins that had some monetary rewards, it seems they’ve been bumped up as have the vendor buy prices for trash. I could be wrong, but in Azeroth 1.0, I don’t remember many grey vendor trash items going for more than 1G. I must have sold two or three yesterday for mid-30s grey items.
Seems I’ve been away a while…