Brewfest Tankard O’ Profit

Tomorrow September 20th sees the return of the World Event: Brewfest. In the past, it’s been a great way to earn vast amounts of gold, merely flipping two items. The items we’re interested in are Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror and Terrific Tankard O’ Terror these are looted from within the Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest.

Part of the ludicrous profit margins was due to the importance of the weapons ilvl but also the inability of casual players posting the weapons at the correct price point. Players were incorrectly posting the weapons and undercutting those from previous expansions. Also worth noting that when checking the tooltip, it showed ilvl 136, which in fact it was ilvl 395. I was buying all the ilvl 395 weapons between 1k and 10k gold and flipping them at 75k-150k (realm dependant); then they dropped off to approximately 35k-50k post 8.3. They still occasionally sell now, but not as prevalent at before the release of 8.3 due to ilvl 400 weapons from professions.

Edit: As of this morning (20.09.2020) I can confirm that the Tankards are of ilvl 425 as shown below. If you shop using TSM, it will show the item incorrectly at ilvl 136! As shown in the second image, that shows the exact same item, but at ilvl 425 using the default WoW interface. At this early stage, I don’t believe the ilvl 425 to be significant to invest in, as World Quests and Shadowlands pre-patch will offer better alternatives. There may have been some value if it was level with normal/heroic Ny’alotha gear.


It the weapons are not your cup of tea, remember there are several other flips available to us which generate some decent profit margins. Here are some ideas.

If you farm dungeons or Raids at Blackrock Spire, and you haven’t acquired the Direbrew’s Remote yet, I suggest doing the daily dungeon queue for Coren Direbrew; this is where Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest drops once you complete the dungeon objective. You may be lucky to loot a decent BoP Trinket, BoP Mount, the Direbrew’s Remote or as mentioned above, the Tankards.


As a kind reminder, remember that when the event is available, items will drop in price, and when the event has finished, the items will become more profitable. So if you feel there’s value, pick up any cheap items on the Auction House. If you’re unsure, always check our trusted friend The Undermine Journal and check those stats. 

Please remember to justify the ilvl of any Tankards before purchasing them.


Here’s some images of my Tankard purchases and sales that I could find. More to follow if I find them!

Island Expedition Transmog

Today’s blog post is concerning Transmog from Island Expeditions. Since the release of patch 8.3 I have been regularly buying up cheap Transmog from the Auction House and successfully flipping them for profit. Today I will inform you how you can either earn these running Expeditions or buying them off the Auction House; for flipping now or in preparation for Shadowlands.

This post is written to help those unaware of this market, maybe dipping their toes in to something new. However, if you feel this may help someone, or offer some different information than highlighted before, please feel free to share.


What’s the Benefit?

At the moment, the Auction Houses are saturated by Transmog from Island Expeditions. The Expeditions are a great way to level, and some of the rewards are extremely good, ranging from Transmog, Mounts and Battle Pets. With the lack of content, people are farming; thus, a lot of these items are on the Auction House cheap waiting for players like us to soak them up.

We should buy these up, so when Shadowlands is upon us, and people are enjoying the new content, the supply will drop, increasing the value of the Transmog. As with most things in life, the best items will always demand a higher price, so keep your eyes peeled. I will add later some of the items that I believe are of interest.

Always remember, Transmog is a very fickle market; an item might look nice to you, but may look entirely different to someone else and vice versa. So always take care when purchasing Transmog.


What is Island Expedition Transmog.

The Transmog from Island Expeditions is armor of ilvl 310 or weapons (Plundered) at ilvl 325. These have recolor skins of previous raid/ expansion content.

Island Expedition Transmog sets.


How to earn Transmog Doing Island Expeditions.

Most people use Island Expeditions to power-level characters/alts, complete their weekly objective or farm for Transmog, Mounts or Battle Pets. At the end of each run, you will receive loot and  Seafarer’s Dubloon based on objectives completed and how successful you were. If you didn’t earn any Transmog on your run, don’t worry, you can purchase salvage with  Seafarer’s Dubloon from your factions vendor. They’re situated by the Expedition Table.

Alliance – Boralus
Captain Nightrunner

Horde – Daza’alor
Captain Kitt

These vendors sell a salvage crate from between 50 to 175  Seafarer’s Dubloon. The crates change on a weekly cycle dependant on the current maps. You also have the chance to receive Mounts and Battle Pets, so if you’re farming for these too, this is a great way to obtain them. Click on one of the vendors above, to check the crates available as each crate has different/specific items.

Island Expedition Strategies


Alternative to Running Island Expeditions.

As the Transmog is bind on equip (BoE) we can purchase them off the Auction House if we deem them cheap enough. Remember, the gear is currently saturated on the Auction House, so prices of some items are extremely low. When the demand and the supply change in Shadowlands, so will the prices. Be prepared when the prices change, to make the most amount of profit, adapting is key!

Make sure you consider the size and economy of your realm. Check out The Undermine Journal and see how much 310 and 325 items are. Also, don’t post too many of any one item as the posting costs are extremely high!

I recommend grabbing yourself a few pieces of each, but only spend what you can afford to risk losing. After all, we’re gambling here, and you don’t make large amounts of profit, without taking a calculated risk.


Items of interest

Duskhaven Top Hat
Flamecaster Stave
Stinkrot Smasher
Firekin Items*
Beacon-light Bulwark
Bear-Carved Fists
Tranquil Path items*
Razorfin Items*
Blade of Northern Kings

(*Helm/Shoulder/Chest items demand a higher value) Bracers will be the lowest.

(To be Updated)


TSM Import String

Here’s my TSM import string for Islands Expedition Transmog. There are no operations, but they’re simple to create. The values within the groups are merely for reference.


Screenshots

I can understand that some of you reading this blog post may seem very sceptical of all this. But to provide some reassurances, I’ve added some screenshots below, covering some of my sales. Bear in mind these sales are during Battle for Azeroth, and these prices will only increase once Shadowlands releases.


Have you been buying and selling Island Expedition Transmog? how’s your sales? Do you have a sufficient inventory ready for Shadowlands? Let me know how you’re getting on, in the comment section below.

As always, a shout-out to Wowhead for use of their database. All links directed to them. If you enjoyed this post, please share. Thanks for reading.

Complete Realm Connection List for European Region 2020

I’ve created this comprehensive list of all the realm connections that have been completed this year 2020. I’ve also included realms planned for connection with a TBA. This list will be updated regularly as and when Blizzard make any future changes. The source of all this realm connection details can be found here. This post has been created for ease of use.


European Region.

English:

Normal Realms:

  • Kilrogg, Runetotem, Nagrand, Arathor and Hellfire. (21.08.2020)
  • Burning Steppes, Kor’gal, Executus, Bloodfeather, Shattered Hand, Darkspear, Terokkar and Saurfang. (10.09.2020)
  • Aggra, Grim Batol and Frostmane (13.08.2020)
  • Karazhan, Lightning’s Balde, Deathwing, The Maelstrom, Dragonblight and Ghostlands (10.09.2020)
  • Auchindoun, Jaedenar, Dunemaul and Sylvannas (04.09.2020)
  • Bladefist, Zenedar, Frostwhisper, Darksorrow, Genjuros and Neptulon (28.08.2020)
  • Skullcrusher, Xavius, AliAkir and Burning Legion (26.03.2020)

Roleplay Realms:

  • Scarshield Legion, Sporeggar, The Venture Co, Ravenholdt, Defias Brotherhood, Darkmoon Faire and Earthen Ring (10.09.2020)

TBA:

  • Blade’s Edge, Vek,nilash, Eonar, Arie Peak and Bronzebeard (17th Sep)

English Support Channel – for Breaking News regarding any maintenance


German:

Normal Realms:

  • Garrosh, Nordormu, Shattrath, Perenolde and Teldrassil (10.09.2020)
  • Lordaeron, Tichondrius and Blackmoore (13.08.2020)
  • Baelgun, Lothar, Azshara and Krag’jin (13.08.2020)
  • Echsenkessel, Taerar, Mal’ganis and Blackhand (04.09.2020)
  • Arthas, Vek’lor, Blutkessel, Kel’thuzad, Wrathbringer, Durotan and Tirion (21.08.2020)
  • Dalvengyr, Nazjatar, Frostmourne, Zuluhed, Anub’arak and Aman’Thul (08.07.2020)
  • Nefarian, Nera’thor, Mannoroth, Destromath, Gorgonnash, Gilneas and Ulduar (05.08.2020)

Roleplay Realms:

  • Todeswache, Zirkel des Cenarius, Die Nachtwache, Forscherliga, Der Mithrilorden and Der Rat von Dalaran (28.08.2020)
  • Das Syndikat, Die Arguswacht, Die Todeskrallen, Der Abyssische Rat, Kult der Verdammten, Das Konsortium, Die ewige Wacht and Die Silberne Hand (28.08.2020)

TBA:

  • Ambossar, Kargath and Thrall (17th Sept)

German Support Channel – for Breaking News regarding any maintenance.


French:

Normal Realms:

  • Drek’thar, Uldaman, Eitrigg and Krasus (04.09.2020)
  • Eldre’Thalas, Sinstralis, Cho’gall, Dalaran and Marécage de Zangar (28.08.2020)

Roleplay Realms:

  • Confrerie du Thorium, Les Clairvoyants, Les Sentinelles, Kirin Tor, Culte de la Rive noire, La Croisade écarlate and Conseil Des Ombres (17.08.2020)

French Support Channel – for Breaking News regarding any maintenance.


Spanish:

Normal Realms:

  • C’Thun and Dun Modr (10.09.2020)

Spanish Support Channel – for Breaking News regarding any maintenance.


Russian:

Normal Realms:

  • Подземье (Deepholm), Разувий (Razuvious) and Галакронд (Galakrond) (21.08.2020)

TBA:

  • Король-лич (Lich King), Седогрив (Greymane) and Голдринн (Goldrinn) (17th Sep)
  • Черный Шрам (Blackscar), Гром (Grom), Термоштепсель (Thermaplugg), Борейская тундра (Borean Tundra), Пиратская бухта (Booty Bay) and Ткач Смерти (Deathweaver) (17th Sep)

Translations in brackets.

Russian Support Channel – for Breaking News regarding any maintenance.


Unsure if your realm is connected? then use this easy to use script within the chat window in-game.

/dump GetAutoCompleteRealms()

This will list all the realms connected to you. If it returns no realms, this means you’re not connected to any realm.

Realm Connections for EU and US Regions

Here’s this weeks (16th & 17th September) confirmed realm connections for the E.U and U.S regions. Extra dates for maintenance have been scheduled. Check the Breaking News screen upon logging in-game or Blizzards Support channels on Twitter (E.U & U.S) for updates.

For a comprehensive list of all the European realm connections (to date) in 2020, click here.


E.U Region

17th September:

  • EnglishAerie Peak/Bronzebeard connected to Blade’s Edge/Eonar/Vek’nilash
  • GermanAmbossar/Kargath connected to Thrall
  • FrenchConseil des Ombres/Culte de la Rive noire/La Croisade écarlate connected to Confrérie du Thorium/Les Clairvoyants/Les Sentinelles
  • RussianThe Lich King/Greymane connected to Goldrinn
  • RussianBooty Bay/Deathweaver connected to Blackscar

Source – Realm details.
Source – Confirmation of locked realms.


U.S Region

16th September:

  • Aman’thul connected to Dath’Remar/Khaz’goroth.

17th September:

  • Hydraxis/Terenas connected to Drak’thul/Mok’Nathal/Silvermoon/Skywall/Shadowsong/Borean Tundra.
  • Darrowmere/Windrunner connected to Draka/Suramar.
  • Ghostlands/Kael’thas connected to Grizzly Hills/Lothar/Malfurion/Trollbane/Gnomeregan.
  • Black Dragonflight/Gul’dan/Skullcrusher connected to Andorhal/ Eonar/Velen/Scilla/Ursin/ Zuluhed.
  • Exodar/Medivh connected to Alleria/Khadgar.

Source.


Comprehensive list of all European realm connections in 2020

Legion 101 BoE Sales

A selection of recent sales of Legion 101 BoEs. Please bear in mind that Shadowlands is almost upon us, and it will introduce a level squish, meaning this category will change it’s name, due to the change in ilvl and level details.

I’m unsure how well this gear will scale in Shadowlands, but I’m sure the speed sets will still be very profitable. Posted below are sales at the end of Battle for Azeroth and where highlighted, during Shadowlands.

Battle for Azeroth sales. Updated: 11.09.2020

Shadowlands Sales.

TSM4.10 Guides

I don’t create TSM guides, but below I will add some recommendations of some guides that I believe will be a great asset to you getting started. Please drop by their websites, social media platforms and drop them some feedback.

I will update this post, once more guides become available for TSM4.10

SamadanPlaysWoW

An excellent beginners guide, showing every aspect of TSM. Each guide posted below for ease of use.

[TSM4.10] All New Features and Updates
[TSM4.10] How to Install
[TSM4.10] Beginners Guide | Basic Groups & Operations
[TSM4.10] Profession & Crafting Operations
[TSM4.10] Sniper Setup | Create Sniping Operations & Groups


TheLazyGoldmaker

If you prefer a written format, check out this great guide. Although it was written back in 2018 (upon the release of TSM4), it still guides you through the fundamentals of the TSM.


Other Guides (outdated)

HazelNuttyGames

Sheyrah


To be updated.

Confirmed Realm Connections for EU and US Regions

On reset day yesterday (for U.S) and rest day today (for E.U) we saw another set of Realm Connections to help increase the populations on some of the lowest populated realms. Below are all the confirmed connections, please be aware that for E.U there is a planned maintenance tonight for the realms that were connected, confirmation of this is below.

U.S Region:

  • Frostmane/Ner’zhul/Tortheldrin connecting to Cairne/Cenarius/Korgath/Perenolde
  • Borean Tundra/Shadowsong connecting to Drak’thul/Mok’Natal/Silvermoon/Skywall
  • Eredar/Gorefiend/Spinebreaker/Wildhammer connecting to Hellscream/Zangarmarsh
  • Auchindoun/Cho’gall/Laughing Skull connecting to Elune/Gilneas
  • Burning Blade/Lightning’s Blade/Onyxia connecting to Garona/Icecrown/Malygos

E.U Region:

  • ENGLISH: Darkmoon Faire/Earthen Ring connecting to Defias Brotherhood/Ravenholdt/Scarshield Legion/Sporeggar/The Venture Co.
  • ENGLISH: Darkspear/Saurfang/Terrokkar connecting to Bloodfeather/Burning Steppes/Executus/Kor’gall/Shattered Hand
  • ENGLISH: Dragonblight/Ghostlands connecting to Deathwing/Karazhan/Lightning’s Blade/The Maelstrom
  • GERMAN: Perenolde/Teldrassil connecting to Garrosh/Nozdormu/Shattrath
  • SPANISH: C’Thun connecting to Dun Modr
  • RUSSIAN: Borean Tundra connecting to Blackscar/Grom/Thermaplugg

Confirmed Maintenance Tonight for E.U.


Reminder – Potential Character Issues:

If you’ve previously completed a realm transfer to a realm mentioned above, be sure to check that all of your characters can be accessed. As mentioned here, it’s possible (as I can verify) that characters can become inaccessible, due to the realm connections. Immediately contact support (as I have) if you experience any issues.


Unsure if You’re Connected?

If you’re unsure that your realm has recently been connected, use this command in chat, and you’ll get confirmation of the realms you’re connected to.

/dump GetAutoCompleteRealms()

TSM4.10 Released

On September 6th TradeSkillMaster (TSM) released their new version 4.10, and it’s better than ever. I covered some of the new features on my last post, feel free to check it out. If you haven’t downloaded TSM yet, don’t delay any further. Click the image above to get started.

With the changes to importing and exporting, I’ve recently updated my TSM Import Strings. Before importing, follow the directions precisely. Failure to do so could lead to issues. All strings have no operations to prevent any potential problems. You can easily create your own shopping and posting operations using custom strings. Once you’ve created these, apply them to each group. TSM does have default price sources, but if you want to make your own and unsure how to, check out their guide, Custom Strings.

If you experience any issues after following the advice precisely, then please contact me, and I will look into the strings. Any errors concerning TSM, please contact them via the error pop-up window in-game or their Discord channel.

Uncanny Gear

With a couple of weeks until the release of Shadowlands Pre-patch, I thought it would be a great time to quickly jump back on the crafting bandwagon and give you some tips for crafting Uncanny gear.

Helpful links to each Profession below:
Blacksmithing
Enchanting
Engineering
Inscription
Jewelcrafting
Leatherworking
Tailoring

With the expansion almost at an end, don’t be put off thinking the Uncanny gear isn’t worthwhile anymore, as you’d be wrong! It’s still selling extremely well, and with a couple of things to consider (outlined below), we can profit from players quickly levelling alts ready for the pre-patch.

Important: Make sure you have rank 3 recipes learned.

It’s imperative that you have rank 3 on all the Uncanny recipes it prevents us from losing gold in the long run. It will also reduce the amount of Expulsom required to craft an item. Expulsom is a problematic material to acquire and is necessary for every Uncanny craft and the best way to gather this is following Samadan’s bracer shuffle method. Please follow his directions precisely. Once we’ve collected all our Expulsom from scrapping the bracers, we can start to craft our Uncanny items.

It’s best to craft every item, so be sure to craft as many of each as you can. I have a minimum of 10 of each item posted on the Auction House. The reason being is my TSM has Ignore Variation unticked. The benefit to this is that we make sure we get the best value for the items with the best stats. If we have Ignore Variation ticked TSM will post all of our gear on the Auction House below the cheapest item, regardless of its stats, and we stand to lose gold on our best items. So be sure to untick Ignore Variation for the best results!

It’s worth bearing in mind, that once Shadowlands has released and dependant on scaling (due to level squish), Uncanny Gear shouldn’t be important, other than for the benefit of Transmog and only then, would I consider ticking the Ignore Variation. Stats won’t matter if someone is purchasing your gear purely for Transmog purposes. Remember to adapt as the game transitions to stay one step ahead of your competition.

With the Auction House throttle activated when you cancel auctions to repost, I’d recommend posting your Uncanny Gear at 12-hour or 24-hour intervals. This gives you the freedom to post more often without getting throttled. Many of my competitors post at 48-hours, so as long as I log in when my items expire, I can repost successfully, keeping my auctions at the cheapest.

Uncanny gear sold in the last 30 days. Total 302k gold.

I hope you enjoyed this post if you have any feedback, please use the comment section below or contact me. I will reply at the earliest convenience.

Thanks for reading and as ever, please like and share if you found this topic helpful.

Uncanny Gear (Jewelcrafting)

With a couple of weeks until the release of Shadowlands Pre-patch, I thought it would be a great time to quickly jump back on the crafting bandwagon and give you some tips for crafting Uncanny gear via the profession: Jewelcrafting.

With the expansion almost at an end, don’t be put off thinking the Uncanny gear isn’t worthwhile anymore, as you’d be wrong! It’s still selling extremely well, and with a couple of things to consider (outlined below), we can profit from players quickly levelling alts ready for the pre-patch.

Important: Make sure you have rank 3 recipes learned.

It’s imperative that you have rank 3 on all the Uncanny recipes it prevents us from losing gold in the long run. It will also reduce the amount of Expulsom required to craft an item. Expulsom is a problematic material to acquire and is necessary for every Uncanny craft and the best way to gather this is following Samadan’s bracer shuffle method. Please follow his directions precisely. Once we’ve collected all our Expulsom from scrapping the bracers, we can start to craft our Uncanny items.

It’s best to craft every item, so be sure to craft as many of each as you can. I have a minimum of 10 of each item posted on the Auction House. The reason being is my TSM has Ignore Variation unticked. The benefit to this is that we make sure we get the best value for the items with the best stats. If we have Ignore Variation ticked TSM will post all of our gear on the Auction House below the cheapest item, regardless of its stats, and we stand to lose gold on our best items. So be sure to untick Ignore Variation for the best results!

It’s worth bearing in mind, that once Shadowlands has released and dependant on scaling (due to level squish), Uncanny Gear shouldn’t be important, other than for the benefit of Transmog and only then, would I consider ticking the Ignore Variation. Stats won’t matter if someone is purchasing your gear purely for Transmog purposes. Remember to adapt as the game transitions to stay one step ahead of your competition.

Pastebin with TSM Import String – No Operations Included!
Uncanny (Staff)

With the Auction House throttle activated when you cancel auctions to repost, I’d recommend posting your Uncanny Gear at 12-hour or 24-hour intervals. This gives you the freedom to post more often without getting throttled. Many of my competitors post at 48-hours, so as long as I log in when my items expire, I can repost successfully, keeping my auctions at the cheapest.

I hope you enjoyed this post if you have any feedback, please use the comment section below or use the contact method on the right-hand sidebar via my email address. I will reply at the earliest convenience.

Thanks for reading and as ever, please like and share if you found this topic helpful.