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    Don't forget about Abyss Crystals!

    In all the excitement of the arrival of Cataclysm, it's easy to get caught up in all the leveling, farming, instancing, raiding, and sitting in town doing nothing at all. However, we need not forget about the simple things in life that really make the difference.

    ! It's always worth checking these on your server. I'm not sure about you, but on a few servers I've checked (including mine) they are 8-12g each, depending on the time of day / availability.

    Abyssal Shatter usually produces between 8 - 13 OR 2-6 . Infinite dust selling for 50-60g a stack, and greater cosmic essence's selling for 10g each. Absolute worst case scenario as far as amount of mats per shatter, you will double your money. Most of the time, at least with my server prices, I am making 3-6x profit.

    Worth a check, and if it takes a while to sell, the deposits are always 1 silver so it's not like you're gonna use gold on it. Although, in my experience over the last two weeks I'm selling out both within 6 hours of posting them on the AH, due to people leveling enchanting, especially since some enchants from Wrath using these mats give well past 450 enchanting. Worth a shot, no? Hope this helps.

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    I've got about 20 stacks and I'm just waiting until the prices of the dust and essence rises. A good tip and well worth remembering!
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    I was doing this for weeks before Cataclysm, but once dust hit 60g and essence's 10g each I figured I might as well do it now, especially since there is a huge pouring of abyss crystals into the market right now, cause people are scared that these won't ever sell again now that Wrath is gone.. I bought about 5 stacks in the past 2 days from the AH for 9g each, and checked again tonight.. Picked up another 4 stacks @ 9g per crystal. Such easy money, and strangely enough, more reliable than most cataclysm money-making opportunities, because I have little to no competition on these.

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    True - I just think that holding onto them will make even more in the long run. Patience is a virtue and never more so than in the goldmaking game.
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    Good idea, at the moment on my server there is profit to be made, but it's fairly minimal and it would take quite a large quantity of sales for it to become really worthwhile. But as Mornia said, I think I will do a bit of stockpiling when ever I see really cheap Abyssal Crystals.

    I'm also getting tons and tons of Crystals from DEing my old level 80 gear, I have about 85X level 80 pieces of gear on my enchanter, though I would estimate about 10-15 aren't DEable due to being tier or pvp items.
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    This has been one of my main sources of income for a good while.

    I posted this in another thread as well but it's very viable here. Most people, even the majority of auctioneers i'd say, aren't patient enough to wait for materials on the auction house so they can power level enchanting. They turn to guides that show you the fastest, not the cheapest, way to level from 1 to 525. The majority, at least the ones i've came across, do not use Crystals. They use plenty of Dust and Essences though. So take advantage of this.


    My main server the crystals are regularly seen at 6 gold a piece. That's a pretty awesome price anyways, however it has nothing on how much my dust sells for. In down times I can easily pull 3 - 4 gold a DUST. That's in low times, in up times I can pull anywhere between 8 - 10 gold. That's in individual pieces. I'm a huge fan of stacking though and can usually get 60 gold from a stack of 5.

    The real kicker is that everyone is so focused on the cataclysm material that no one is focused on the 'old world' materials. I can go three or four days straight with my dust being the only one on the auction house.

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    Here's some data I collected from my own personal sharding for those of you who'd like to try yourself at it and want some numbers.

    OBSERVATIONS
    AC SHATTERED 2979
    ID OBTAINED 13860
    ID per AC 4.65
    GCE OBTAINED 4934
    GCE per AC 1.66
    Transformation rate (observed) 4.65 ID + 1.66 GCE

    So, if you buy your average abyss crystal at around 5g, get 2g a dust and 15g an essence, that's tons of easy money just begging to be made

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    It's a beautiful thing. It can take a few days to sell at times, but when someone buys it they usually buy in stacks of 10 for the cosmics, and alot of them!

    As for the dust, it sells before I can finish posting it all.

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    Same observation for the dusts. They just go faster than I can post them. I've been selling them at 1.5g-2.5g each, and they are usually enough to cover the abyss crystals, making the essences pure profit. As for the essences, I tend to keep 100 stacks of 1, 5, and 10 up for sale at all times, just to keep all types of customers happy.

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    I second (or third or whatever) this idea. I've been doing it on my realm and have been getting some fantastic results. Abyssals on my server are a little more costly (15g) but so are the dusts (3-4g) and essences (15-16g).

    I've thought about making some useful scrolls but our AH is flooded right now. Selling the raw mats seem to be the best way for me right now.

 

 

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