MMO Champion is estimating that Cataclysm will be launched on November 2nd or close to that date. I tend to believe these guys because they've been right in the past with their predictions. Apart from that, patch 4.0.1 will hit live servers sooner than I would have expected. All this means that Cataclysm is indeed upon us.
My subscription has expired for about a week and I don't want to renew it just yet. I want to play again before Cataclysm for several reasons. First, I want to get some more discipline healing done on my priest. Second, I need to sell all my stocks of mats because I have a feeling they'll lose a lot of their value in the expansion.
Normally I would have hung on to my stocks because a lot of people will re-roll and will want to power level their professions. This expansion, however, will be different. Remember that while normal recipes will give one skill point, blue and epic ones will give more, up to five if I'm not mistaken. This means that fewer mats will be required to level your professions so demand will likely be lower.
Furthermore, since people will be able to fly in Azeroth, they will also be able to gather old-world mats very quickly, likely leading to an over-supply.
That's my problem for now. I have to clean up my inventory and guild bank. I'm not really looking towards making a killing during the first days of Cataclysm. If I can see an opportunity I'll take it but I won't be intentionally spending time to make even more gold. I want to enjoy the game by playing my classes in the revamped world.
I'm still not sure when I should renew my subscription. If the Nov 2nd date is correct, maybe I should wait until the first week of October. I still have a lot of things to take care of in real life until then. I haven't even been around a computer for the past week so I'm a bit out of touch with the online world. What I'm seeing from the Cataclysm beta makes me hungry for leveling some new classes and trying the new mechanics.
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