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    Don't have Cata, but want to work the AH. Tips?

    Ok, so cata is being released tomorrow. (Or, more precisely, tonight at 12 AM) Unfortunately, money is very tight. Tight enough, that I'm barely able to keep my WoW account on, much less spend an extra 30 bucks to buy Cata. That being said, I'm looking to work the AH with cata mats, but since I won't be able to play the expansion, I won't really have an idea of what's needed, and thus what will, and won't, tell good.

    I was thinking that, to get around this issue, I can simply wait a week or so, and check the various prof teachers and see what looks like it would be useful, and cross check that with the AH. Hm, that glyph looks interesting, whats it going for, and what are the mats to make it? Ooo BS can make shiny new axe's! Whats it sell for, and whats it take to make one? Hey look! New potions! What are the herbs to make those, and what do the potions sell for?

    I'm sure you catch my drift. Having played for over a year new, and having three semi geared 80's, I have a general idea of what is, and isn't, useful. Do you think that this is a good strategy, or has someone come up with a better idea?
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    Care to wait for a few hours/couple of days? I'm in the same boat as you of not getting Cata until next year. You gave me a good idea for my blog and I'm in the middle of work.
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    There is a great rollup thread/sticky in the Professions forums you should check out. It outlines all materials you should expect to see in Cata.

    That being said, the most ideal position for someone without Cata is very clearly Netherweave Bags. They will be flying off the shelves until January, so the sooner you can get a 300 tailor online and going, the better.

    Otherwise, you're more-or-less stuck looking for two things: lower skill level prof bottlenecks and flipping Cata items.

    You can also try selling the Obsidian Hatchling from Dalaran and various other vendor pets. If you have a Scribe online, my understanding is there are no new glyphs; but you may want to double check this fact; which means you can sell glyphs (make no mistake, there is still a market).

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    I'd just cancel WoW for 2 months and spend the $37 you saved on Cata.

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    To Zenit, I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say, be sure to post or PM me a link to what you have when its done!

    To Mugsley, I do have a tailor, and I actually listed about 80 Netherweave Bags on the AH today for 30G each. If they all sell, that should net me roughly 2400G. I also may look into the vendor pets more. I tried that once on alliance side, and although I did sell them, and make a profit, it took about two and a half weeks of listing them every day to get them to sell. Maybe it'll be different horde though. Unless I'm mistaken, you lose your deposit on an item when it doesn't sell. (I say that because I never open up mail from an AH with an unsold item, that contains money equal to the amount of the despite. Its always just the item, and thats all.) My point is, if it takes two weeks to sell a pet, and say the pet deposit is 20S. 20S x 14 days of listing (just run with 2 weeks of not selling for the example) thats 2 gold and 80S that I lost in deposit's. I pay 41.50 (I think thats what they are) for the pet, I can sell it for, say, 60G. Thats a 18.50 gold profit. Minus the 10% AH fee leaves me with 16.65 profit, now subtract the 2.80 from lost deposit's, and I'm down to 13.85 profit, and it took two weeks to sell the item. Maybe I can sell it for more, or sell it faster, and true, every little bit does help, but I'm sure you can see how I wouldn't want to go through that hassle, for a simple 13G.

    I *would* make glyphs, but I don't have a scribe. x.x The only one I have is level 18, and her inscription is only high enough to make enchanting Vellums which I sell, and use for my own enchants so I don't have to buy the annoying things. I'm going to go check out that sticky now though, thanks for the info.
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    I am pretty certain that the only things you can't do without cata is level past 80, level profs past 450(465 or whatever with bonuses), roll cata races, and go to cata zones. That means you are not stuck just flipping mats. You can craft, you will just have to find crafters to do everything. No big, that's what I've been doing for LW and BS for all of wrath, and JC for most of it. If you know what's selling, you can find a way to sell it.

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    I pretty sure archaeology is available without Cataclysm. I am not sure about old world flying. That would definitely make archaeology more painful if it is not.

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    From what I hear, what we have now with 4.0.3a is all we get. Archaeology isn't available to non-cata accounts, same with old world flying. If you don't have cata, you don't get access to the new mats (farming wise, I mean), Old World flying, Archaeology, new levels, races, zones, and no new profession levels.
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    Only cataclysm thing going live tonight that is available to non-cata accounts is the guild leveling and reputation system. Everything else will require cata.

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    Hmm, for some reason I thought Archaeology was available to all accounts. I can't anything to confirm or deny at the moment, however.

 

 

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