Epic Gem Transmutes
4.3 has been out for a full day now and there's still no news regarding epic gem transmutes. When the patch first came out and transmutes weren't on any vendors most of us assumed they must be raid drops but after a full day with no reports of any dropping on any server it doesn't look like that's it either.
That probably means epic gem transmutes are either:
- not intended to be available yet (IMO most likely), or
- something is broken preventing them from dropping / showing up on a vendor.
At this point I'm going to assume that epic gem transmutes while they may be in the data files are not yet obtainable in game and will not be anytime soon. Maybe in some later patch a few months down the road, maybe not until the next expansion or maybe never.
Day 1 Update
Day one of the patch is over. Sales were pretty decent for me but not nearly as good as day 1 of patch 4.2, mostly because this time there was a lot more competition. Last year I pretty much had the auction to myself for the first day. This time there were lots of people camping the auction most of the day.
I made at least 100k profit, probably more like 150k yesterday. It's hard to say exactly how much but my gold total went up about 150k and that's in spite of spending a lot on things like Chaos Orbs (I may have overpaid a bit for the first couple hundred or so) and buying out cheap gems, chants, etc., to reset prices.
All in all a pretty decent day.
This morning my server's prices on green, blue and yellow gems are mostly in the tank again (most under 20g) though a few cuts are still selling for much more. Red gems are still doing great with the 3 main cuts holding strong at 200g+, orange and purple are doing ok with roughly a third of the cuts tanked running 30-40g, another third holding strong at 60g+ (many over 100g) and the rest at 40-60g.
Chants are selling in volume and prices are slowly picking up as competitors run out of stock. The same for other gear enhancements like leg armors, belt buckles and spellthreads. Even flask prices have picked up and are selling better than usual.
Epic gem prices are outrageous. The first red gem posted was 25k. Most gems (of any color) posted since are in the 10-20k range. None of them are selling at those prices. The few in the 5-10k range don't seem to be selling either though I figure a few might sell for 5k. I managed to pick up a Lava Coral for 2.5k out of trade chat, cut it into Reckless and posted it for 7.5k. I didn't expect it to sell for that much and it didn't so I reposted it for 5k today.
Glyphs are as usual on my server... Heavily camped and tanked with all glyphs except the new one at 30g or less and most under 15g. They'll stay that way until the perpetual camper stops too.
The new Glyph of Shadow is high priced but isn't selling very well. I sold 2 or 3 for 500g and another 1 for 249g and that was with virtually no competition.
The patch broke Auctioneer badly, turn it off.
Most other auction addons worked though with some problems. Tradeskillmaster and Auctionator both have updates available to fix the problems now.
Most other addons worked ok and many had updates available. A couple notable ones with updates available are Macaroon! (bar mod) and SUF (unit frames mod). The old version of Macaroon! did not work at all but the update was available at patch launch so it wasn't a big deal.