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    Question Long term potential of BS for making gold?

    Browsing the first several pages, I haven't seen any posts on Blacksmithing. My main toon has JC and Mining, and I don't farm so I was going to drop Mining for something else.

    Most of my gold making experience is in JC, Alchemy and shuffling ore into Enchanting mats. I'm generally not somebody who hocks their wares in Trade, so I go with those professions. I run 1-2 heroics a day, so I have a good shot at some Chaos Orbs which lead me to consider BS.

    However, I'm unsure of the long term potential of the profession. When the next tier of gear is released, could we forsee the new patterns being purchasable, or would they be drop based like they were in ToC? If the latter is the case, maybe Alchemy would be a better choice for me. Regardless, how do the Blacksmiths make money?

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    I'm wondering the same thing. Looking at the costs to level BS I can't see how this ever pays off. What's the Pure Margin on Chaos Orbs, and is there any iota of profit outside of them? Do those crap blue weapons actually sell for more than cost?

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    BS is, and always has been a bit of a slow and steady sales profession. As for it's long term profitability i guess that will depend on how they release future patterns and whether the individual will have access to them and/or the materials required to craft them.

    As for it's expense, if your already 450 from wrath and looking to level it up it's not that painful as a lot of the stuff you make can be sold on, mostly for a profit of some kind, although as i already mentioned sales are generally slow and steady so it may take a while to dispose of them.

    If your looking to level it fresh i wouldn't really be eager to do so as it is very expensive and sometimes annoying to level it up and with the current market (taking personal experience on my server of course) it would be hard to recoup your costs in an economical way.
    There is gold to be made in blue gear but it's not exactly raking in the profits, more slow and steady as i pointed out at the start.
    The only way to make serious gold is by selling orbs, which basically means you have to farm them. If the character you have BS on is farming instances anyway then it's not such a bad thing but if your farming instances specifically for a chance to get an orb there are a lot better ways to get gold and a lot more productive.
    This may change a little with the new points vendor if it sells orbs as you at least have a more reliable or at least predictable but even so unless your doing instances anyway it probably still isn't a great way to gain gold compared to other means.
    Last edited by Thefluffyrocker; January 17th, 2011 at 07:22 PM.

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    I have been making an inordinate amount off of the pvp bloodied gear. It probably depends on how many people are selling them on your server, but on mine I am able to convert 175g into 600g over and over. I did not have much luck selling the epic gear as everyone is trying to sell it.

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    I forgot to mention I also make a lot on belt buckles. Blacksmithing is a huge money maker for me at the moment.

 

 

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