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Written by Finn.
We all know there is something big coming towards us in the September 2014 Feature Pack on the 9th of September. But until now, we could only guess what changes will be made and speculate about effects on the economy for different items.
Today, another piece of the upcoming update was revealed and it contains very specific information!
In case you didn't read it yet, here it is:
For us traders, the gist of this announcement is that miniatures will be treated less as items in the future, but more as skins/dyes. Not only will the miniature collection be moved into the inventory (just like skins and dyes), but minis will also be destroyed when unlocking them. The access to that mini is then account-bound (just like skins and dyes!).
So what are the effects of this?
Because miniatures will be destroyed when unlocking their skin, their supply will be cut down quite a bit with this update. Also, many people are already starting to buy minis right now in order to get one of each kind before the update. This results in mini prices skyrocketing, and that not together with the update, but already now, a week prior to it.
Now here's my advice: Buy minis! All of them! Now!
I don't think the prices will fall down again, at least not before every player out there has read the news and the hype is over. I already bought lots of fine quality minis for 1-2g and relisted them for at least 1g profit, it works! People are not putting buy orders at the moment, they instantly buy one mini of each kind (except for the very expensive ones maybe), and there are many people like this out there! Try to take advantage of this opportunity as long as there are still players unaware of the announcement, who will then (after they read it) go out to buy the minis you relisted for profit before.
However, always be careful. Don't invest too much gold before you are sure this works for you. Also, don't take too high risks. One wrong click, one wrong move and you will regret it. Always go for gold amounts that will not totally ruin you when they're gone.
Some of the prices are already recovering (slowly) so take your chance before it's too late!