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World of Warcraft: "Inflation"
Posted: Friday January 6th, 2006 by

Ever ones to capitalize, folks have begun taking advantage of the turn-ins for war effort commendations, to vastly increase the prices of relatively low end profession items. And, where I can't exactly fault them, I can't stand the amount by which items prices have increased. Sure, it's not 50 gold... yet. But, you get my point.

And this happens every time a new turn in quest shows up. Take "small eggs" around the Holidays as an example. They were selling for outrageous amounts... for something that drops off of ridiculously low level mobs. Of course, you're receiving this commentary from someone that refuses to pay a gold over what he deems to be a "reasonable" price.

Now, to explain, since the last World of Warcraft patch, there have been repeatable quests in Orgrimmar and Ironforge that ask that you provide supplies for the Ahn'Qiraj War. Turn in the supplies, get commendations. Turn in the commendation, get faction and loot. Supplies come from what could be classified as "secondary" professions: leather, ore, certain herbs, cooked dishes (primarily from fishing), and bandages.

Most of the time these supplies sell in the AH for little to nothing. These days, it seems to be increasing by a gold per day. There has to be a point where it levels out, and as we meet the quotas (goals for the amount of each type of supply item) they may even taper off and diminish back to normal. Of course, if the quests stay around, they'll be used for faction grinding, and that will mean the supply costs will remain high. **shrugs** Nature of the beast I guess.

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