In a move I’ve been planning for some time now, last night I sold all of my rare ore/ingots for the total price of 130,000 gold, effectively doubling my current gold stash. The trade itself was done at the Sanguine bank (human capital city), and I’ll admit I was a bit paranoid as the trade was happening that something bad would happen. Luckily nothing but the trade went down, and I got my money without incident.
I have a few reasons for making the sale, chief among them the belief that in the next patch/expansion, rare ores won’t be as rare, and prices will decrease. Currently on the NA server rare ore goes for 1,500 gold or more, which makes using weapons/armor that require the ore extremely expensive. Aventurine has hinted that rare ore might have a chance to drop from regular ore nodes, and if that happens then without a doubt prices will drop. Even if that is not the change implemented, I fully believe SOMETHING will be done to make rare ores available to those without city/hamlet mines.
The other reason I made the sale is I don’t really have a use for the ore, at least not in any practical manner. The ore is used to craft rank 50+ weapons and bows, along with Full Plate and better armor, and things like cannons/warhulks. Full Plate I can acquire from Shadow Knights (not as good as crafted, but still decent), or I can farm the Selentine Golem on Yssam to get the ore I need. For PvE rank 40 weapons and crafted scale/plate is more than enough, and I have stockpiled enough rank50+ gear to last quite a while for PvP. Plus my average-at-best player skills don’t warrant bringing out things like rank70s and Infernal/Dragon armor anyway.
My goal for all this cash is to buy a placed house in a decent village to set up a player vendor. As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve come close, but for one reason or another I’ve never been able to make the purchase. Now with a healthy bank roll, hopefully that will happen shortly. The other option is to buy a housing deed of some sort and hope a village spot become available, but IMO that right now is a riskier and more long-term solution.
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