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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Take a look at the top ten traded items one day after the ascended crafting patch hit Guild Wars 2.
Mitrhil Ore, Elder Wood Log, Orichalcum Ore, Watchwork Sprocket, Ancient Wood Log, Iron Ore, Glob of Ectoplasm, Copper Ore, and Large Claw.
Speculation is not a game for the meek or feint of heart. For example, if you held on to your super box skins from the last event then you're probably looking at a massive 300%-500% profit right now. Now, who was it that said to hold on to those? I can't remember... oh yeah it was me.
You also want to speculate on a lot of items, so if you have any losers then your winners will hopefully cancel them out. For example, it looks like Orichalcum Ore is going to be a big winner for me, but Copper Ore will not (for now).
Prices are spiking randomly as people continue to speculate on the lows or give into speculator's remorse. Me? I'm sitting pretty on thousands of items, and the only things I've sold are pieces of armor since the patch hit. Those are the only things being bought by consumers (with little speculating interference) compared to the massive number of stockpiled crafting materials people saved for this patch. I am in it for the long haul and the new "equilibrium" that John Smith so eloquently coined a few days before the patch. I have to believe he worked hard to get permission to instigate so much speculating among the Guild Wars 2 player base for the patch. Bravo I say! We need more of that in the Trading Post game.