Neolarva wrote:Keeping pets is always a gamble, you never know if / when the dev will change things and make the value go up (gilneas raven SS says hi) or down. So I choose to gamble for this 3 pets, worst case I'll get refund, best case I'll gain gold. ^^
Of course, but you didn't say anything about a gamble in your first post, nor about the changes we are likely to see.
At Reddit the ah players are chatting about how the Coalfist Gronnling mount, from the garrison mission, is going to go up in Legion. The reasoning, 3-4 mill players left before it was put into the game and will want this mount when they come back. They buy it for 500-3k gold, some have more than a hundred stored away. The new people to the subreddit see this encouragement and starts buying too. They all forget that there are 4-5mill players still playing and most have several extras in the bank, and the mission will, in all likelihood, still be there in Legion.
For a pet to increase in value two things has to happen:
a) Must have limited supply: If the market is flooded today most players have it and it will stay flooded for at least a couple of years. If something is farmable people will farm it, particularly if they see the vaule go up. If the pets from the tanaan dailies sells for a lot players will do the dailies, because it's good gold/hour. Same reason players farm the cata25 raids on all toons every week.
b) The pet has to be desirable, good at battle, good model, or either just by being perceived as rare. The rarest pet with a drop as the source is probably the Living Fluid, a 1% drop from a boss in the LFR version of ToT. Yet that pet sells for half that of the Spinceclaw on EU realms (edit: and also less than half of the much more obtainable Viscous Horror). The Spineclaw on the other hand is considered a decent battlepet (not saying that it is, just that it has the reputation)
edit: Point is, of the few WoD pets satisfying rule a) I don't see any also satisfying rule b), today. Except maybe the seaborne. But this may change in the future of course.