We know that the 500 level crafting patch is coming
sometime this year, so a lot of my posts will deal with speculating on
this topic. Also be sure to join our forum to discuss what’s hot or not
for this coming patch! Today, however, I want to get you into the
correct mindset for making gold from all changes to the game, not just
one patch or update.
on the Trading Post is not something you pursue when you’re low on gold
in order to get lucky and strike it rich. If you need methods for
acquiring a starter pool of gold, consider the posts I’ve done on
flipping, mystic forging, opening bags, etc. Those are far better
strategies than following all the hype on certain items before each
patch. Here are the ground rules I have for speculators, and I highly
suggest that you follow them.
1.Keep expectations realistic. I’m more than happy to earn 10-20% of my investment from patch speculation.
overreact. If an item spikes on patch day, sell most of your lot but
not all. There’s always the chance that long term it will continue to
increase. Same goes for if the item plummets.
the end, speculation is gambling to some degree, but you can stack the
odds in your favor through research. Play the market like a game of
cards, keeping in mind that the masses will likely over-react to any
changes in the market. Be cool and don’t follow their lead.
the amount of gold you spend on speculating. Use buy orders slowly over
time to build up a stockpile, instead of binging all in one day. Look
up dollar cost averaging to see what I’m talking about.
with the gold you’re willing to lose. Don’t sacrifice daily trading
post activities for a supposedly “big score” from speculating.
may be wondering why I bother writing these kinds of things. Perhaps
you believe that people won’t change; that they will simply remain
ignorant sheep in the mindless trading post flock. Let me tell you a
little story… I was playing Black Ops 2 Zombies yesterday and came
across someone in a public game who was making fun of me for having such
an in depth knowledge of weapons, game mechanics, and strategies.
Needless to say, when he was dying by round 20 and I was easily ending
each round of our four player game solo, he took noticed and started
asking for advice. This blog has a very similar effect on people who are
failing at the trading post. They see success, and they want to learn
to be like that.
why I write posts like this one. Plus, it’s nice to not name one of my
markets only to ruin it for the next two weeks haha. Oh, just curious,
anyone interested in a black ops 2 zombies blog? I really enjoy playing
that game and am considering creating another site for it, just like my
Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2 blogs.