350g Black Lotus is insanity

you cant, the druid and rogues need their zg trinkets

wait till aq when people have to use them even more

people sitting around on 8g just lost their raid spots

You are a total moron to think that Vanilla 2004 servers had 10,000+ players. This is not like Vanilla at all. In Vanilla max lotus price was MAYBE 65-70g


Blizzard literally told us this fact lol.


Don’t worry, they aren’t going to fix it. Reason 1) They want you to pay the $25 to go to a medium pop realm where prices are lower. Reason 2) They’re petrified of upsetting the #NoChanges crowd.


Its ridiculous at this point and isnt authentic whatsoever. During vanilla on my server (garithos) lotus sold for near 30g. I as a resto druid the worst farming class in the game could afford one after 2-3 school runs. Now everything price wise is dictated by mages exploiting terrain and mafias


It’s not as if blizzard themselves said it ten or fifteen times…and at one point even admitted this very issue.


I bet you are fun at parties.


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Was gonna link the same post to you by blizzard, but it was already done above.

How could you not think these servers are multiple times as big as a vanilla server.

We have layering on a lot of servers for a reason.

The issue is like what was said already, the servers grew 5x as large but the lotus spawns are the same. It’s 1 of the only items that spawns the way it does.

It gets fixed in BC this with Fel Lotus.


I just read that post but the blue does not say by how much it is different. I think classic players just don’t like farming like they dealt with in 2004-2007. It’s boring, I don’t blame them.

You don’t play Classic, do you? If you do, what realm? Are you in a raiding guild? How long does it take your guild to clear BWL?


Dreamin Azuresong Level 56 Human Mage, Almost 57. Have about 140 more mobs to grind in Winterspring.

I play the grindfest game called Classic

Well if you don’t know about how black lotus spawn it isn’t like a regular herb, it’s on a 45-70 minute CD, and they are random spots and only so many spawn in that time frame of respawns.

It’s not like picking dreamfoil or stuff when you have an infinite amount.

It’s heavily camped and the respawns are all times by players. It’s not a fun thing to do and it’s very limited.

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This is not how in-game economies work…

If botters were farming and flooding the market with lotus you would see prices go down. The issue is not a surplus in supply, but rather it is because of demand.

Players have very little to spend gold on at the moment, and one of the popular things to do is stockpile raiding materials for the AQ launch event and first few months of clearing that content.

As a result, players with excess gold are spending it on stockpiling Black Lotus and flasks for the future. This combined with the use of Black Lotus for the Edge of Madness event in Zul’Gurub are the two main reasons you see Black Lotus prices going up.

Supply and demand.

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blizzard themselves have said that classic servers hold far more people than vanilla servers did lol.


I know how it spawns, by my point is a modern gaming community finds its ire with black lotus because it is a element in classic that is gone in retail.

Something that is expensive in game & slow.

Ive heard people talk about grinding lashers near dire maul to earn ~50g per hour. There is the black lotus solution. Got to grind, which is boring, but it is the classic way.

The problem is the gold in the economy.

Arcane Crystal prices have gone up even as they’ve become easier to farm with DM E.

The rare items of value like Edgemasters and Cloudkeepers have seen their prices skyrocket (4000-5000g for Edgemasters and 2500-3000g for Cloudkeepers on my server).

I don’t think there’s a real solution here for the overall economic problems. Making Black Lotuses more available affects that one item, it doesn’t solve the issue of players having several times more gold than they did in vanilla.


They never said by how much nor did they say the population is different on the OPs server and is the reason for 350g price tag on black lotus on the OPs server either.


This is just people playing the market. They are hoping people will panic buy them at the inflated prices. They should go back to the pre-layer prices unless idiots start paying that much for them.

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sorry i’ve been told by a level 36 mage that everything blizzard has done is “great” and it’s all just my bad opinion so just deal with it.