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Speculate on Crafting Changes
Looks like my prediction for improved crafting recipes that utilize Exquisite Essences, Iridescent Tears, and Fiery Brimstones is coming to fruition. It's only, um, 6 months late? Patch 1.0.7 will introduce new crafting recipes that require these items (I hope) as well as Demonic Essence, which will be a new drop from elites.
Good news, and also time to stockpile crafting materials. By the way, if Blizzard makes it so you need Essences and Tears, but not Brimstones, for these new recipes then I'm going to cry because I have like half a stash tab of Fiery Brimstones right now that were purchased for 20,000 to 30,000 gold each.
Speculate on Rubies
Red gems are going to explode due to change to their design that will supposedly make them up to par with Green gems. Apparently attack speed stackers will want it more than crit damage stackers.
Speculate on Tomes
I'm almost 100% positive that tomes of secrets will be used for the new tier of gems. Might be worth stockpiling for the early push by jewel crafters.
Speculate on Dueling and PvP
|One of my prized pvp twink items.|
Speaking of twink legendaries, I believe that when pvp does go live, it will allow for all levels to participate. Could be a big gamble, but I bet you that stockpiling twink legendaries will be a great way to speculate on patch 1.0.8 (better be the pvp patch Blizzard!!!).
Speculate on New Item Values
The most detrimental change to the game will be all these new items that you can craft yourself. Time sinks instead of gold sinks, these items will greatly reduce the value of legendaries and rares. Expect stats to tighten up in terms of what is valuable and worth flipping. The reason I believe this is because the items you can create will have higher stat rolls for their slots than other items in the same category.