One possible way of making money on legendaries retroactively
The preview patch notes of patch 1.0.3, promises better loot at the lower levels at Inferno. It also promises better and easier farming of those levels. But one of the most exciting bits of news in this preview, was about legendary items. Currently craptastic pieces of gear, but that is set to change!
Legendaries will be buffed in a later patch
Legendaries are underwhelming currently, but the dev team are aware of this. After patch 1.0.3 hits, they are going to reveal more information about what is going to happen to legendaries. Whatever hte case may be, they can only get better. Sadly these changes won’t happen retroactively, so you can’t scoop up cheap legendaries and the resell them after the patch hits.
However, there is one possible way you might be able to benefit retroactively.
Unidentified legendaries could be the golden key!
This is a longshot, but is sure beats vendoring your legendaries or selling them for cheap on the AH. It all comes down to when the stats of an item are determined: are they determined when the item drops or when it is identified? I believe the identifying process works like a second drop for the weapon, so the stats are in fact not determined at the first drop. It isn’t until you ID the item, that you get the stats on it. If that is the case, then you have hit the jackpot.
If you keep all your legendaries unidentified and then wait to ID until the legendary patch hits, then their stats are rolled after the new table and thus will receive higher and better stats. This translates to making more money on your legendaries.
Here’s how to spin it to make gold
If you don’t ID your legendary drops, there is a chance you can get to roll their stats after the new table. Better stats = more gold.
Be on the lookout to buy unidentified legendaries. You are taken a huge risk on the stats here, so demand a hefty discount. You can’t buy them on the AH, but you can possibly trade them in person. I haven’t really tried this, since everyone always IDs their drops. Please chime in below, if you have tried it.
Worst case scenario here is that you up with a bunch of legendaries a month or two down the line. In that period of time, we will have seen more players hit the later acts of Inferno and more gold will have entered the economy. This in turn translates to higher prices when you sell items. So no matter what, it’s a win-win situation!
Now get farming, ya lazy bum!