Replica Transmog Market

First off, may I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Happy New Year! Here’s hoping wherever you are that 2021 is a prosperous and safe one IRL and in-game for us all. Today’s blog post is my first gold-making post since an impromptu break due to IRL issues. As the Darkmoon Faire is in town this week, I felt it was beneficial to post this today for you all.

Today I’ll discuss the benefits of completing quests and other objectives to earn Darkmoon Tickets. Once we’ve obtained enough Darkmoon Tickets, we can consider purchasing Replica Transmog. Alternatively, buying Companion Pets if you don’t meet the level requirements to purchase Replica Transmog.


Earning Darkmoon Tickets:

According to the Wowhead Guide by Gamermoosh (Darkmoon Faire Made Easy), you can obtain 286 Darkmoon Tickets per Month if you complete every task (including the daily tasks). If you’ve not completed Silas’ Secret Stash quest, then you can earn an extra 100 Darkmoon TicketsRemember, you can only complete this quest once!

While this guide is currently outdated it’s still in my opinion the best guide on Wowhead regarding the Darkmoon Faire. Please do follow the link and add some feedback if it helped you too. I’m sure the author will update his guide soon.


Darkmoon Artifacts:

The easiest method to obtain Darkmoon Tickets is earning Darkmoon Artifacts by completing content while carrying a Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory. Alternatively you can purchase the Artifacts from the Auction House. Because I don’t do a great deal of content myself, I struggle to earn my Artifacts, so I opt to buy them from the Auction House. These can vary between 100g to 1500g per Artifact depending on when you look to purchase them. Ideally, purchase them a few weeks before the Darkmoon Faire comes to town!

Full List of Darkmoon Artifacts.


What Replica Transmog to Purchase?

I’ve always used TheUndermineJournal and would still recommend it to others. Access the site and input your region and realm. In the search bar, add the term, Replica. This search will return you a list of all the Replica items on your realm with their; 

  • Availability 
  • Current Price 
  • Mean Price 
  • Last seen 

On my realm, the current Price is between 30k to 40k per piece. Remember to consider that each realm has its own valuation; this is why it’s imperative to correctly input your region and realm.

Here’s a graph from TheUnderminJournal illustrating the differing valuations per realm for the Replica Beastmaster’s Cap. 17.5k the cheapest and


Resetting Replica Transmog:

On some occasions, you will find some realms sell Replica Transmog for as little as 5k to 15k each. If someone has earned those Artifacts or completed the events and obtained their Darkmoon Tickets without any gold invested, 5k may be sufficient for them. If you feel that you can reset the market and get better value for the piece(s), it’s worth considering. 

Always check the availability column for the piece on TheUndermineJournal. If you feel that 5k is a reasonable valuation for your item, feel free to post it at that price point too. I’ve purchased items as high as 15k myself and successfully flipped it between 40k-75k. Only do this if you’re confident you can make that profit margin.


Alternative to purchasing Replica Trasnsmog:

As mentioned at the beginning of my post, if you do not meet the level requirements to purchase Replica Transmog, please consider purchasing Companion Pets from Lhara. These have no level requirements, and once learned and caged, you can sell these at the Auction House

Darkmoon Tonk and Darkmoon Zeppelin are the best valued Pets on my realm at approximately 15k each at level 1. I’ve added a complete list of Companion Pets below for you to consider before purchasing.


My Recent Replica Transmog Sales:

Here’s an image outlining my Replica Transmog sales since the release of Shadowlands on 23.11.2020. The profit margin is great, but the amount of sales are lower than usual, but this could be due to the new expansion. I expect these to start picking up, as people get more time to work on the Auction House.


Conclusion:

As you can see, there’s definitely value in selling Replica Transmog. You have to remember that Transmog at the best of times is a slow market and this is no different, but when you get that sale it’s worth while. The only benefit to this market, is due to the restriction to the amount of Darkmoon Tickets any one player can earn per reset as mentioned earlier in this post. You could regard this as a soft cap of Replica Transmog that will become available each reset. Obviously, this cap can be extended if a gold-maker in this market has a considerable amount of alts, this will then bypass that soft cap.

If you want to participate in this market, attempt to get one of each piece, this will improve your chances of a sale. The vast size of your inventory the greater chance you’ll have an item of interest to a potential customer – resulting in a sale. It’s also imperative that you value your pieces appropriately, use TheUndermineJournal to work out the best price for your region and realm. I’m the only seller on my realm, hence why I can demand 40k-50k per piece.


Feedback:

I love the Replica Transmog market, and the significant profit margins it can bring. Are you in the market already? Maybe you’re apprehensive and undecided on whether to get involved. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line below, and I’ll get back to you at the earliest convenience. On the other hand, If you’ve been successful in this market, feel free to share your success stories below.

Thanks for reading, guys, and again I wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year! Here’s to a better 2021 – finger crossed!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Good evening to all my readers and of course a belated Merry Christmas to you all. It’s taken a lot longer to make this post due to some unforeseen circumstances. Thankfully, not everything has been bad but for the next few days I intend I continue to be away from the game and from the website. If you have any issues regarding anything I’ve shared/posted or you need any help, may I ask that you contact me and be patient and I will reply in the coming days.


Tier 4 Restrictions

If you live within the UK like myself, you may have recently found yourselves under the Tier 4 restrictions. Living in the South East, we’ve been under Tier 4 restrictions since just before Christmas. The Governments decision was made due to the emergence of a new COVID strain and transmission rates increasing exponentially. This ultimately ruined any Christmas plans we made, but nothing could prepare us for what happened next. Sadly my wife’s Uncle passed away on Christmas Eve. He was admitted to hospital and placed on a ventilator after struggling with COVID symptoms. Tests later confirmed he died from COVID.

Please take the guidelines and restrictions serious.


Holiday to Florida 2021

In March 2021 we were due to fly out to Florida. This was a chance for us as a family to go on holiday and recuperate from what has been a very stressful 2019 and 2020. I checked my airlines website to check on our flights (don’t ask why, just had a bad feeling) and low and behold, between both American Airlines and British Airways, they’ve cancelled our flights! The irritating thing was, they cancelled the flights back in July, a Month after we originally booked our holiday. Before you say it, no, no one had the decency to inform us! Due to the inability to amend our flights (at this late stage) for the same day, we’ve had to cancel our holiday.

We will now have to wait until our refund has been completed and given LoveHolidays current issues, we’re expecting them to delay our refund till as long as possible.


New addition to 2021

As I mentioned at the beginning. This post isn’t all bad (well depends on how you look at it) as I can confirm that my wife is 14 weeks pregnant. With my wife’s current health issues, we weren’t trying for anymore children and were taking all the precautions necessary to prevent the chance. My daughters have been badgering us for Months for a little Brother and it looks like someone up there has rewarded them with the potential of a Brother for the missing holiday which would have been their Christmas present. It reminds me a little of Miracle on 34th Street.


Anyway, I hope that this post explains why I haven’t been around. I hope you’re all enjoying Shadowlands and lastly, keep your beady eyes out for that Hikons, 116m gold made since the release of Shadowlands is just insane!

Here’s to a prosperous (better than expected) 2021 – Happy New Year!

Thanks for reading and stay safe!

The Darkmoon Faire is coming, to Town!

Good evening or good morning depending on where you are… It’s not quite “Santa Clause is Coming to Town!” but the next best thing. It’s the 1st Sunday of the Month and that means only one thing – the Darkmoon Faire is in Town! For the next 7 days, there’s plenty of games, quests, profession quests and two rares to kill on the Darkmoon Island. If you haven’t ventured to the Darkmoon Faire in a while or maybe this is your first time, please check out my guides which will help you make the most of the gold-making opportunities available to us.


Profession Quests:

As a kind reminder, this is a great opportunity if you’re 5 skill points away from maxing your profession. Every profession has a quest that rewards you 5 skill points. Considering most of the professions in Shadowlands are quite expensive to complete, this is an ideal opportunity to complete those remaining points.


New Cooking Recipes:

You may have read in my last post, that with the release of Shadowlands three new recipes were available from Galissa Sundew.

All of these will set you back 85 Darkmoon Daggermaw. I’m unsure at this point how influential these will be, as the previous feasts (prior to the nerf) gave a substantial versatility buff to players running Mythic+ Dungeons. Wowhead hasn’t updated the new changes as of 06.12.2020 so I’ve added a screenshot below from the vendor Galissa Sundew which shows it’s availability.


Darkmoon Faire Artifacts:

Finally, with nine Darkmoon Faire Artifacts available to us from varied tasks in the World or alternatively purchased from the Auction House, turning these artifacts in will reward you experience (or gold if max level) to help you reach your target of level 60. Be sure to hit the Carousel or Roller Coaster prior to turning in the artifacts to earn that Whee! buff, this will add an extra percentage of experience to your reward.


List of helpful links:

Below are helpful links, please select the appropriate link for further information. If you’re still unsure about anything, feel free to message me on Twitter or in the comment section below and I’ll reply to you at the earliest convenience.

Darkmoon Faire (Alternative information & links)
Darkmoon Faire Artifacts (Quest Items)
Darkmoon Faire Companions
Darkmoon Daggermaw
Darkmoon Firewater
Replica Transmog
Silas’ Secret Treasure (One-time Quest)



I hope you found this post informative. Please share this post to help other players. Happy gold-making and thanks for reading!

How to Fix Missing Addon Folders within World of Warcraft

Good morning! Today’s post is for the lovely readers that may not be following me on Twitter. If you’ve been experiencing issues with Addons, either the folders have gone missing or Addons not updating as intended since Shadowlands released, like the issues I’ve added below, then follow the simple fix.

My issues were regarding the Addon client WoWUp and the Addons AzerothAutoPilot and BigWigs. These were working when Shadowlands released but have recently had their dependant folders deleted and the remaining folders still within the game. I did not do this! If you’re experiencing the same or with different Addons or via a different client, the resolution should be the same.


The Fix:

Exit World of Warcraft to prevent any issues.

Start WoWUp or your preferred Addons client.

Make sure you have Retail selected (or your desired version of World of Warcraft)

Find the Addon that isn’t working/updating as intended; right-click the Addon and select reinstall as shown below.

Log back into World of Warcraft, bring up the Addons panel and select the Addons that you’ve reinstalled and /reloadui to complete your changes.

Voila, the Addons will have had their missing folders reinstalled and should work/update properly once again.

I hope this helps! Please consider sharing to help your fellow players.

My Experience Of Shadowlands So Far!

Hey guys, apologies for being quiet since the release of Shadowlands, but I’ve been engrossed in the new expansion. I have to say I’ve loved my time in-game with the new content. I don’t want to jinx it (considering my first impressions of Legion and Battle for Azeroth were good, too), but I feel Blizzard has done exceptionally well with Shadowlands. The new leveling system for alts, the music, World Quests – whether your level 60 or below, and the fun in Torghast are just a few of the things that have impressed me so far.

I’ve not been posting many gold-making posts as I’ve not done much outside of leveling my main character, maxing my professions, and posting my standard auctions (‘standard‘ as in my usual auctions before Shadowlands). Nothing to write home about just yet, as everyone seems to be content with the new content.


One piece of good news was finally looting my best in slot Legendary Power [Memory of the Soulforge Embers]; God only knows how many times I had to run Mists of Tirna Scithe for it. Thankfully, Blizzard removed the daily cooldown on Shadowlands Heroic dungeons, which meant I could spam queue until it dropped. Given some of the rumors of nerfs incoming to Marksman Hunters, I’m grateful that this power is excellent for all specs, giving me the freedom to change my spec if needed. If you’re farming Dungeons for your Legendary Power, be sure to queue for both Normal and Heroic, I found it cut my queue times down significantly as DPS.


Gold-Making:

Even though I’ve not done too much Shadowlands gold-making, what I have done is notice what others in the community have done, and it’s nothing short of amazing. Funnily enough, it’s the usual suspects! If you’re not following them already, I will urge you to check them out today.

@Hikons [Twitter] [Youtube] [Twitch] [Patreon]
Hikons just updated his Twitter that he’s just hit gold cap, purely from selling items from Shadowlands, mainly Inscription – Darkmoon Cards. He was a ‘machine’ when Battle for Azeroth was released, but I feel he’s gone one better here!

@Kubba1977 [Twitter]
I’ve only been following Kubba since 8.3 released and his insane flipping of materials and crafts in Battle for Azeroth. In Shadowlands, it would appear that it’s service as usual. Check out his screenshots of players buying up his Orbereal Shards – Yes, the vendor items *evil laugh*

These two have been phenomenal this expansion, and will no doubt prosper as Shadowlands progresses. Check them out and see what they do, that you can incorporate into your own gold-making routines. I’m sure there are other great gold-makers out there making bank that I’ve missed. Please share them in the comment section, and raise awareness for them!


Anyway, I have to get back to the grind, this time completing the dreaded PvP weekly of earning 1500 Honor Points from Epic Battlegrounds. Why oh why did it have to be Epic Battlegrounds, sigh!

What are your impressions of Shadowlands so far? How have the gold-making Gods treated you? and more importantly, what has been your biggest success (or failure) so far? Let me know below.

Thanks for reading, and happy gold-making!

Shadowlands TSM Import Strings

Good morning guys. With Shadowlands releasing tonight, this is my final update to my complete Shadowlands TSM Import String. Tonight will be, without a doubt, a long one, with many players rushing to hit level 60 or max those professions in preparation to making lots of gold. If this is your first expansion for gold-making, be assured that the economy will be very volatile over the coming days/weeks; adapt as the expansion progresses to stay ahead of your competition.

Missing Pets Added!

Thanks to an update released by BilisOnyxia on his Reddit post, I could withdraw the pets from his level 1 and level 25 Battle Pet groups and add the missing ones to mine last night. I know many of you may have already imported the string to use on BETA and already made changes, but rest assured that you can still import the newly updated string and add what you need by only importing the items not already grouped. Just untick the ‘already grouped items‘ option at the bottom as outlined below.


BilisOnyxia TSM Profile

Before I get carried away, I just wanted to remind you all that if you want a complete Shadowlands TSM profile with Shopping and Auctioning operations, please consider checking out BilisOnyxia’s Patreon. If you opt for his Tier 2 plan, you can access his complete TSM Profile. BilisOnyxia does an incredible amount of work within the gold-making community and is undoubtedly the best person to seek advice from regarding TSM Shopping and Auctioning operations.


My Updated TSM Strings

If you’d like to try my Shadowlands TSM strings instead, please check out the information below to get started.

If you intend to import these into retail World of Warcraft, you will need to wait until Shadowlands releases tonight. Failure to adhere to this will result in issues (e.g. No data imported). However, these strings can be imported into World of Warcraft BETA immediately if you have access and want to adjust the groups to your preference before Shadowlands releases.

I have created two separate strings, the only difference is the Battle Pets groups as explained below. Please only pick one option that suits your preferred setup!

TSM String Option one:

This string has Battle Pets grouped alphabetically, with information outlining each pet’s origin, as outlined below. You’ll recognize the setup if you already have my profile from the previous expansion.

Complete Shadowlands TSM Import Strings (Grouped Pets)


TSM String Option Two:

The alternative string, has Battle Pets ungrouped with no further information. This is ideal for those that don’t want all the fuss and the ease of moving Battle Pets to your own preferred setup.

Complete Shadowlands Import String (Ungrouped Pets)


Remaining Groups and Subgroups:

As mentioned above, the remaining part of the profile is identical on both strings. If you’d like to see how the groups look, here’s an image outlining the groups and subgroups. If you’ve already imported my previous TSM Profile (Battle for Azeroth), You can see, once imported, you can easily drag and drop each group and subgroup to the previous profile.


Acknowledgements:

Without the people mentioned below, sharing their knowledge, time, and hours of experience within World of Warcraft BETA, I wouldn’t have completed this string as quickly as I did. Please take a moment to view the list of people that have created guides and shared information that has ultimately helped create this string, thank you!

Please drop by their socials or guides and offer any feedback, ratings that will help towards rewarding them for their hard work.

Wowhead Profession Guides:

Alchemy Guide – Neryssa
Blacksmithing Guide – Renatakane
Cooking Guide – Neryssa
Enchanting Guide – Neryssa
Engineering Guide – Renatakane
Inscription Guide – Renatakane
Jewelcrafting Guide – Neryssa
Leatherworking Guide – Renatakane
Tailoring Guide – Neryssa

Uncommon/Rare Battle Pet ID’s:

r/woweconomy Battle Pet Guide – BilisOnyxia [Twitter] [Patreon]

Websites:

Wowhead – For use of their database to acquire item ID’s

WarcraftPets.com – Detailed information regarding each Battle Pets origin.

Tradeskillmaster (TSM) – Use of their Group Creator and addon to create my TSM Import Strings.


Before I go:

Have fun tonight, stay hydrated and more importantly, enjoy the long-awaited content, that we’ve all been yearning for. I wish any of you with any World First goals the best of luck – hopefully Blizzard hasn’t pushed anymore last minute nerfs that intend to hinder you, especially leveling to 60.

If you do succumb to any issues following the import of either of the strings above, please do contact me, and be precise on the string you’ve imported, the issue you’re receiving. If your import has no data, make sure you import this to retail World of Warcraft once Shadowlands has officially released. Be aware that TSM has difficulties with ElvUI, hence why my gold-making toons have Blizzard default UI.

If you found this informative, or feel that this post could benefit someone else, please do consider liking and sharing this post. It’s always appreciated.

Good luck guys and thanks for reading!

Shadowlands TSM Import String

Good evening guys, after the successful feedback from my Raw Material Import string back in Battle for Azeroth, I felt obliged to help out again. With the extended maintenance on E.U last night and the inability to get to sleep, I took advantage and finally logged in to World of Warcraft – BETA and completed my Shadowlands TSM Import String.

There are currently 9 Battle Pets with no items, as these were unobtainable at this time. You can easily add these Battle Pets at a later date as Shadowlands progresses. These have been highlighted with a (*).

This post is now outdated, please check out my new post here


TSM Profile Contents:

A list of what you’ll find within my import string.

  • 01. Professions
  • 02. Raw Materials
  • 03. Battle Pets
  • 04. Toy Box
  • 05. Recipes
  • 06. BoEs
  • 07. Items of Interest

Please only import this into Retail – World of Warcraft once Shadowlands has released! Failure to adhere to this, will result in you importing an empty profile, as the data hasn’t been released into the retail version of the game yet.

However, this profile can be imported into World of Warcraft BETA today and you can make any necessary changes as you wish – please credit me where possible if you intend to share it!


Incorporating the Profile into yours:

Thanks to TSM4.10 it’s never been easier to drag and drop groups/sub groups. Once you’ve successfully imported my TSM String, you can easily manoeuvre my groups/subgroups within your own groups/subgroups.


Acknowledgements:

Without the people mentioned below, sharing their knowledge, time, and hours of experience within World of Warcraft BETA, I wouldn’t have completed this string as quickly as I did. Please take a moment to view the list of people that have created guides and shared information that has ultimately helped create this string; thank you!

Please drop by their socials or guides and offer any feedback that will help towards rewarding them for their hard work.

Wowhead Profession Guides:

Alchemy GuideNeryssa
Blacksmithing GuideRenatakane
Cooking GuideNeryssa
Enchanting GuideNeryssa
Engineering GuideRenatakane
Inscription GuideRenatakane
Jewelcrafting GuideNeryssa
Leatherworking GuideRenatakane
Tailoring GuideNeryssa

Uncommon/Rare Battle Pet ID’s

r/woweconomy Battle Pet GuideBilisOnyxia [Twitter] [Patreon]

Websites:

Wowhead – For use of their database to acquire item ID’s

Tradeskillmaster (TSM) – Use of their Group Creator and addon to create my strings


The Shadowlands TSM Import String:

The string added here is now outdated. You here find an update here.

The Import String doesn’t have any shopping/auctioning operations. It would be incorrect to add any operations at this time, as the valuations on items at the release of Shadowlands will be very volatile. Adjust your valuations as the expansion progresses and adapt to the current supply and demand.


Reminders & Disclaimers:

While every effort was made to create this string free of any potential errors/issues, if you do find anything that needs resolving, please do contact me immediately and I will resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Reminder: This TSM string is only to be imported in to World of Warcraft upon the launch of Shadowlands and no sooner! Failure to adhere to this advice, will incur issues (e.g. lack of data within the string). However, this string can be immediately imported in to BETA, if you have access.

Disclaimer: Any changes made by yourself to this TSM Import String that result in any issues, will need to be resolved by yourself. I’d advise backing up regularly to save your work.

Sharing the Profile: If you make any amendments to this string and consider sharing the profile, please do credit me where possible, as I do others.


I hope you found this post today informative, if you have any feedback, queries etc, please do comment below and share your experiences. As always, please share if you feel this could be of interest to someone else. If you appreciate my work and want to help with the upkeep of the website, please do consider donating – every little helps!

Thanks for reading!

Joe Multiboxer (JMB)

Good evening to you all. To any of you avid multiboxers out there (like myself) who succumbed to Blizzard’s recent multiboxing policy changes, be aware that the developer Lax of ISBoxer has a new product for testing this weekend. This product does not breach Blizzard’s Multiboxing policy on input broadcasting via third-party software!

Multiboxing Policy Changes:

As previously mentioned in another post, Blizzard amended their policy on multiboxing, bringing an end to third-party software use for input broadcasting. This method is now prohibited and will flag any accounts seen loading World of Warcraft via ISBoxer (Innerspace) or any other third-party software designed for input broadcasting purposes.

Players within World of Warcraft are already reporting situations where they’ve received suspensions (50 years) or bans for use/non-use of ISBoxer and other programs.

Reminder: Multiboxing isn’t against Blizzard’s ToS. Suppose you suspect a multiboxer of using input broadcasting (you can see the player’s main and minions interacting/in combat simultaneously), then, by all means, report the player(s). Please do not just report players because they merely have alts on /follow; you’re potentially getting a legal player suspended and wasting the time of a GM to look into this matter.


The Product:

Lax, the developer of ISBoxer, has developed a new software called: Joe Multiboxer (JMB). The meaning behind the name; “The average Joe can multibox with Joe Multiboxer.” Lax has also clarified on Discord that JMB will have the same features from ISBoxer; any element that could send input to another window (input broadcasting) has been removed in conjunction with Blizzard’s multiboxing policy.


When will JMB be available?

Lax hopes JMB will be available as soon as possible, with a chance of testing this weekend (13.11.20). The testing phase will be available to all subscribers with some or most features unavailable.


What does JMB mean for me?

Since ISBoxer’s demise, I’ve missed the window layout feature and the CPU management tool. These features meant having multiple World of Warcraft clients open at once on one or two screens and not overloading my CPU. If Lax has incorporated these features into JMB (as they’re not input broadcasting), this will be great news for me.

For me, the benefit of multiboxing is working the Auction House on one client while using other clients to complete World Quests, leveling characters or farming rares. The window layout manager helps keep all this on one screen.

Come on, who doesn’t like watching videos on Youtube on the second window?!


How much will this cost?

If you already have a subscription with Lavish Software, there is nothing more to pay. If you’re interested in using JMB and don’t have a subscription set up yet, please consider using my referral; we’ll both benefit with extra days free to our subscriptions.

Today’s post is not sponsored, neither am I endorsed by Lavish Software (ISBoxer). Anything I’ve posted regarding Lavish Software and ISBoxer is my unbiased opinion.


Future developments of JMB?

The best place to receive updates is at the ISBoxers Discord channel. Once you’ve successfully joined, check out the following Discord servers;

News and Information

#Announcements

Joe Multiboxer

#jmb_faq
#jmb_general

JMB’s Website


Conclusion:

Many readers will be skeptical, especially those who have gone to great lengths to get multiboxing (with input broadcasting) banned successfully. Your efforts haven’t gone in vain. The new software will still be a long way short of what ISBoxer once was, and the players will notice this when they return to multiboxing via JMB.

What made multiboxing with ISBoxer more accessible and efficient was the ability to input broadcast to multiple clients simultaneously. Now that input broadcasting is removed (any tasks to do with herbalism, farming dungeons, etc) via multiboxing will be a lot more demanding and less efficient.

The changes mean it’s easier to tell if someone is multiboxing with input broadcasting.


However you perceive multiboxing, I hope you can acknowledge that players like to play the game differently, and as long as we abide by the ToS that govern World of Warcraft, go out and play the game as you wish.

If you’d like to share your views below in the comment section, please do so respectfully. Thanks for reading!

[Source] The information used in this post was gathered together from Lax’s jmb_faq server on Discord.

The Scourge Invasion

Good evening guys. If the Argent Tournament Ground gave you nightmares during Wrath of the Lich King and you thought you’d finally got away from those blasted dailies, well Blizzard has been so kind as to offer us some more. This time with the lure of gear for your alts and if you’re like me, for your lazy main character too. It’s imperative that I inform you, that if you were affected by the Nathanos loot issue, Blizzard has since reset it and given those affected the chance to kill and loot him once more.


What is the Scourge Invasion?

The Scourge Invasion is the next chapter of the pre-patch, in the build-up to the release of Shadowlands. If like me, you have many level 50’s that are inadequately geared (my main included), then this stage is for you! There is a straight forward quest chain to complete before you get the opportunity to hand Nathanos Blightbringer the good news – the reward? an ilvl 115 item!

Our journey then continues in to Northrend and our next objective is to complete the quests in the Argent Tournament grounds. Once this set of quests are completed it will open up the scourge invasion dailies.


The Rares:

There are 20 rares which spawn in chronological order within the zone: Icecrown, these are summoned by a Mawsworn Soulbearer. There is an alert in chat and an icon on the map informing all players that a rare is spawning. Once spawned there’s approximately 1 minute of dialog before the rare enters combat, then it’s quickly killed.

If you’re being helpful or want information regarding the spawn location of a Rare, ask/post in chat using the new Map Pin option. It’s easy to use and once players click on the [<> Map Pin Location], as shown below, their Map will open with a pin locating the Rare. A lot easier than searching by coordinates.

If you’d like an addon to assist you instead, I’d recommend:

Handynotes: Scourge Invasion of Shadowlands you will need Handynotes for this to work!

Honorable mention:
TomCat’s Tours


The Order of the Rares:

Source: Handynotes.


The Loot:

Each rare drops a specific set of ilvl 110 items, click on the rare above, to view their loot table. They also drop Darkened Scourgestone and Pitch Black Scourgestone, and a very small chance to drop the Accursed Keepsake.

Be aware that two rares also drop significant items.

Skadi the RuthlessReins of the Blue Proto-Drake
BronjahmPapas Mint Condition Bag (Unique 34 slot bag)

It’s important to add that the Neck, Rings and Trinket are only available from rares!


The Vendor:

If you’re not fortunate to have looted what you wish from the rares, you can use your looted Darkened Scourgestone, or Pitch Black Scourgestone to trade into Argent Commendation. The Commendations are a currency to purchase ilvl 100 items, Anti-Doom Broom, and a Companion Pet: Putrid Geist.

I’ll be brutally honest, I’m surprised they didn’t make the Anti-Doom Broom a toy.

As mentioned previously, these vendors do not sell Necks, Rings and Trinkets. You will need to continue defeating the specific rares to earn those pieces.


Useful Item:

Argent Crusader’s Tabard

This teleports the bearer to the Argent Tournament Grounds. If you do not have the tabard, I’d suggest setting your hearthstone here, to make things easier. If you have a Dalaran Hearthstone, use this to hearth to Dalaran and use the portals to gain access back to your Factions City.


Champion’s Argent Tournament Dailies:

A statement informing anyone that has since completed the quest A Message from Icecrown, that they will not be able to continue with their Champion’s Argent Crusade dailies until the invasion has finished, this will last 2 weeks. If you have the quest still, you can abandon it and relog, once back in-game to continue your dailies as usual. [Source: Wowhead]

Although the dailies are unavailable, the vendors for your factions can still be accessed, if you wish to spend your Champion’s Seals.


Gold-Making Potential:

The notable items of interest is obviously the Accursed Keepsake and the Companion Pet: Putrid Geist.

The Accursed Keepsake has a very small chance to drop from each Rare. Simply keep this item in your bag, and a transparent soul will follow you. Think of it like the Haunted Memento. Below are the Region Market Average (RMA) for the Accursed Keepsake via The Undermine Journal. Expect these prices to drop as the event prolongs, but immediately start increasing once the event has finished.

Be aware that this item is unique, only one can be within your inventory at any one given time.

RegionRMA
U.S70,900g
E.U49,888g


The Putrid Geist will cost you 15 Argent Commendation. The benefit of this item, is once purchased, learn the Companion Pet and then cage it. Below are the Region Market Average (RMA) for the pet via The Undermine Journal. Expect these prices to drop as the event prolongs, but immediately start increasing once the event has finished.

A level 25 Putrid Geist will be a lot more expensive.

RegionRMA
U.S7,777g
E.U5,416g

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World of Warcraft No Longer Supports ISBoxer

It’s turned in to a demoralising evening so far tonight, and I’m not even referring to the impending U.S Election Results, lol. Instead, I’m slightly upset by the breaking news that Blizzard has decided to change its policy on players using third-party broadcasting software to Multibox.

The Policy Change:

With Blizzard’s new policy, they will now, in the first instance, be handing out warnings to players caught using any third-party software for Multiboxing, and further uses will incur either suspensions or even permanent bans. I’d recommend not using Isboxer, or any other third-party software as of tonight (03.11.2020), to prevent any potential issues. Better safe than sorry!

While third-party software use is now an actionable offense, Blizzard has confirmed that you can still Multibox without third-party software and use multiple accounts at any one time. 


IsBoxer Statement:

IsBoxer have released a statement, which I’ve added below. They’re seeking further clarification from Blizzard, regarding their policy changes. They have made a good example of how EVEonline changed their policy regarding use of third-party software, yet it’s not banned.

Sadly for me, my current Lavish subscription doesn’t expire until May 26th, 2023. But even if Blizzard allow the use of Isboxer, without the use of broadcasting keys, I may still be interested in the software. Isboxer has two great functions, that aid multiboxing that doesn’t breach Blizzards new policy. The use of their Window Layout profiles and their CPU management tools.


In-game Repercussions:

Tonight’s news will have repercussions on the economy, undoubtedly for good; otherwise, Blizzard wouldn’t have acted. Items farmed by multiboxers will have the biggest effect, and if you play the Auction House like me, you may want to buy a lot of these cheap items. The items I mention below should be considered viable to purchase and flip as the supply begins to drop, and the demand increases, so will the value. 

Many materials (Ore, Leather and Cloth) will have a demand until the Scourge Invasion release, and the need for Uncanny pieces is no longer needed. Cloth may be viable for crafting Deep Sea bag, Embroidered Deep Sea Bag, as the new bag won’t be available until Shadowlands releases.

Reminder: Please do bear in mind that while Multiboxers are no longer a viable option, there’s a possibility that pre-made group farming via Discords or the in-game Community system may be an alternative for farmers. Please adapt over the coming days/weeks.


BFA Items to Consider Investing:  

Cloth:

Leather:

Mob drop Mounts (unique only one allowed in your inventory):

Transmog:

Herbs:*

Ore:*

To Be Updated:

You’ll notice that I’ve added an asterisk beside Ore and Herbs. Because the new policy prevents multiboxing, this may not affect botters. Botters are the main culprits farming herbs and ore (mainly in Nazjatar), and the return of vast amounts of cheap herbs this week suggests their return! Botters don’t care about policies and ToS, so they’ll possibly continue!


Conclusion:

While this change has had a massive effect on me and many other Multiboxers, I must add that I did feel it was something that was going to happen. The uproar in the World of Warcraft community regarding Multiboxers, undoubtedly forced Blizzard’s hand in bringing a change for the benefit of the game going forward. However, I do feel a lot of remorse for the big boxers in-game, the likes of Skitzyo, PreparedWoW and Pechthefarmer.

With Shadowlands on the cusp of releasing, and the recent release of the Blizzards earnings results, probably meant if they were going to make a dramatic change, it was now or never. Blizzards next earnings results will show if this had a major effect on their revenue.

While I weep on the fact I have 3 years remaining on my Isboxer subscription; 6 months subscription remaining on my 8 WoW accounts, I now have the tough task of consolidating all my characters to three accounts; at least there’s a 30% discount to character transfers lol!

Thanks for reading, and good luck to all Americans that turned out to vote!