World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

Midsummer Fire Festival:

In World of Warcraft, we celebrate a World Event called Midsummer Fire Festival. This event coincides with the first day of Summer, alternatively known as the longest day. The Summer Solstice occurs between the 20th and 22nd, June in the Northern Hemisphere.


When Does It Start and Finish?

The Midsummer Fire Festival event is available from the 21st of June 2021 and is accessible to players for two weeks, ending on the 5th of July 2021.


What Can I Do?

The event itself has many daily quests; when completed, you will earn a small amount of gold and some Burning Blossom’s. Burning Blossom is a commodity you can obtain and turn in to a vendor for items of interest. Sadly, as gold-makers, there are only two items that are Bind on Equip (BoE).


Items of Interest:

When we’ve collected a sufficient amount of Burning Blossom, visit your nearest Midsummer Supplier. The Supplier holds two Bind on Equip (BoE) items.

The Captured Flame is a unique item; this means that you can only have one of these items within your inventory at any one time. To bypass this, you can either place your excess in a Guild Bank or learn them and cage them, the pet will become a Spirit of Summer. The Battle Pet loses its unique tag, thus meaning you can have more than one Spirit of Summer within your inventory.


Valuating My Items:

Once we’ve obtained our Companion Pets, we can use our trusted source, The Undermine Journal (TUJ), to calculate how to get the best bang for our buck. As these are Companion Pets and Bind on Equip (BoE), we can either sell them as they are or cage them and sell them as Battle Pets.

These are the results based on selling them as a Companion Pet using E.U and U.S Median Price via The Undermine Journal. Values correct as of 22/06/21

Companion Pet E.U Median U.S Median
Captured Flame 35000g 00s 65000g 00s
Blazing Cindercrawler 27500g 00s 36600g 00s

Alternatively, learning the Companion Pets and caging them into Battle Pets. The valuations below are of a level 1. You could demand an extra 5-10k if you’re willing to level the Battle Pet to level 25. Values correct as of 22/06/21

Battle Pet E.U Median U.S Median
Spirit of Summer 12250g 00s 14420g 00s
Blazing Cindercrawler 29600g 00s 36500g 00s

Conclusion:

This event is one of the lesser World Events for gold-makers due to the small number of available items to sell. However, if your realm dictates it, you can get a substantial amount of gold for those items. The benefit of Battle Pets is that you can learn them and try another realm if they don’t sell.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

Fortnightly Sales Report (19 May to 1 June 21)

Fortnightly Gold-Making Sales

May 19th to June 1st Fortnightly Sales Report:

Welcome to my fortnightly sales report for May 19th to June 1st. As mentioned in a previous blog, I’ve decided to delay my sales reports by a few weeks to guarantee all data recorded as accurately as possible. Previously, I was missing purchase and sales data, which meant sales reports previous to this one, were flawed.


Changes:

You will notice that as of today, I will no longer use screenshots from my in-game mailbox. Due to different graphical settings with addons, the aspect ratios differed between other clients, which meant cropping sales data looked unprofessional. Instead, I will look at adding selected sales from my TSM Ledger.


TSM Ledger:

If this is your first look at my sales reports, and you’re unaware of the TSM Ledger, it is a great tool available from the TSM website. The Ledger collects your purchase and sales data from the app and gives you the freedom to build reports.

If you’ve not used TSM Ledger yet, and you use the TSM app, give the Ledger a try; you can find out some fascinating information about your gold-making.


The Sales Report:

This fortnight, I made 4m gold worth of purchases and earned 6.9m gold in sales, which resulted in a profit of 2.9m gold. Medallion of the Legion is still selling extremely well. I managed to sell 126 for a total of 545k. Surprisingly, I sold four level 25 TCG Battle Pets for a total of 1.4m gold.

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Selected Sales:

Below is a selection of sales from the markets I operate within. If there’s a market that interests you, click on the links added to view my guides.

Battle Pets:

A selection of Battle Pets sold this fortnight. For a guide on how I operate in this market, click here.

Battle Pet Sales


Island Expedition Transmog:

One of the most profitable markets in Shadowlands, check out my guides on flipping Island Expedition Transmog.

Island Expedition Transmog Sales


Legion BoEs:

Legion BoEs are still proving to be a very profitable market, and it doesn’t look like settling down as we approach Shadowlands 9.1. Check out my Legion BoEs guide here.

Legion BoEs Sales


Recipes:

I’ve been making some steady gold with BoE Recipes, including Vendor Recipes. Check out my new guide here.

Recipe Sales


Replica Transmog:

Although my stock has decreased significantly, I’m still selling Replica Transmog. If you’re not getting involved, you’re missing out! Check out my guide here to get started!

Replica Transmog Sales


Crafted Uncanny & Gladiator Transmog:

Although BFA and MoP are a distant expansion, Crafted Uncanny & Crafted Gladiator Transmog are still selling well. In addition, some of the materials needed are really cheap, so consider getting involved.

Crafted Uncanny & Gladiator Transmog Sales


Mounts:

A selection of BoE Mounts sold throughout this fortnight.

Mount Sales


Transmog:

The Transmog market is a slow, prolonged market, but it’s still worthwhile for a steady income. Pictures below are some Transmog items I’ve purchased from a vendor.

Transmog Sales


Selection of Other Sales:

Here’s a selection of sales that may be of interest to you; for guides regarding individual items sold, check below.

Selection of Sales


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

TradeSkillMaster 4.11 Beta

TradeSkillMaster Logo

TradeSkillMaster 4.11 Beta:

On the 13th of June, TradeSkillMaster (TSM) released its new beta version, 4.11. If you’re a premium member, be sure to check your email for your invite. For those interested in signing up, check the information below regarding early beta access.


TradeSkillMaster (TSM)

Suppose you’re a World of Warcraft player that enjoys playing the Auction House (a gold-maker). In that case, TradeSkillMaster (TSM) is, without a doubt, an essential addon for you.

Setting up TSM correctly; creating your groups and operations precisely means gold-making can become an effortless and efficient task.

I’ve been a user of TSM since midway through Cataclysm, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything the Addon has to offer. However, I’ve experienced other Auction House Addons like Auctioneer and Auctionator. Unfortunately, neither of them comes close to what TSM offers.


TSM Profiles:

Many players are put off by TSM, as it needs much work at the beginning to get TSM working at its best. However, it’s never been a better time to get involved with the ability to import other player’s profiles.

Please only use profiles or import strings from trusted sources and always backup your original profile before making any changes!

If the thought of setting up TSM is daunting, please do consider checking out BilisOnyxia, who has a complete TSM Profile available on his Patreon. His TSM Profile is perfect for all new and experienced players.

BilisOnyxia is a highly regarded member within r/woweconomy (the World of Warcraft Economy Subreddit) and has a vast knowledge of developing TSM groups and operations.


My TSM Import Strings:

I do have TSM Import Strings that may be of interest to you. These are continuously updated and are available from my Pastebin. These are not as complete as BilisOnyxia’s TSM Profile, but these are an alternative option for you.

Please remember to backup your TSM Profile before importing or making any changes to TSM!


TSM Premium:

As soon as TSM introduced a premium membership, I immediately signed up. Being a premium member was an excellent opportunity for me to give something back to Sapu and his development team. Not only does my membership help future developments, but I also get other perks, including automatic backups and early beta access.


Early Beta Access:

An added benefit of signing up to premium is early access to TSM beta invites. Five days ago, I received my invite and now look forward to checking out TSM 4.11 beta and its new improvements. So, if you’re a premium member, check your email linked to your account to find out how to get started with TSM 4.11.

For players that don’t have a premium membership, you can sign up for beta access via TSM’s beta sign-up page.  Invites are strictly on a first-in-first-out system.


What’s New in TSM 4.11 beta?

For a full run-down of all the new functions and improvements coming in TSM 4.11, check out the TradeSkillMaster blog for a full detailed explanation of all their latest additions.


Want TSM 4.11 beta Without The Queue?

If you’re not a TSM premium member and don’t want to queue for early access to TSM 4.11 beta, it’s not too late to sign up for TSM Premium. So sign up today and get early access to TSM 4.11 beta.


Want To Help Make TSM Better?

If you receive access to TSM beta, always participate and offer feedback via error messages that you may receive/experience. Doing this will help developers fix bugs and errors, ultimately ironing out any potential issues before release.

Alternatively, check out TSM’s Discord channel to report any bugs or issues that you may encounter.


Disclaimer:

TSM has not sponsored or endorsed this post, neither am I an affiliate. Instead, the blog post explains my experiences with TSM and the value of the Addon if you enjoy gold-making. Although TSM is accessible to everyone for free, signing up for TSM premium will offer you extra perks, including guaranteed early beta access.

BilisOnyxia has not approached me to advertise his Patreon; I merely added this within my blog, as I believe it’s the best TSM Profile available!

Zack Ian Kenneth Randall

Zack Ian Kenneth Randall:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that on Wednesday 9th June 2021, at 10:01 am, Zack Ian Kenneth Randall was born via c-section, weighing in at a whopping 9lb 4oz. Sharna (Mum) is recovering very well, but the doctors believe Zack may be struggling with an infection, which they’ll treat and monitor for the next 2-3 days.

Otherwise, everything is going well. Zack’s been feeding okay, but the midwives would prefer it to be a lot better. He’s very content and sleeps a lot, just like his Dad!


Covid & the C-Section:

It’s been a crazy 24 hours, a new experience for us, as it was our first c-section. We cannot thank the nurses and doctors enough, especially throughout this crazy situation that is Covid and how they kept us comfortable throughout the procedure.

Due to my wife’s heart issues and Covid, we’ve been extremely anxious about how this pregnancy and delivery would go, and we’re grateful that it’s gone so smoothly; to be fair, better than we ever expected! Of course, it’s a shame that Zack was born during a Pandemic, but it also means there are better days ahead, better days ahead for all of us!


Visiting Restrictions:

Sadly visiting hours are restricted to partners only, at 4-hour time slots, so it feels strange not being there as much as I was with the three previous births. However, I respect the need for these restrictions to keep all those on the ward as safe as possible!

My three daughters can’t wait to meet him; so far, they’ve only seen pictures, and a facetime call, as they’re not allowed to visit. To say they’re eager to meet him and get that first cuddle is an understatement. But, I continuously remind them, “Good things come to those who wait.”


Our Decision to add Kenneth:

For those unaware, Zack’s middle name, Kenneth, was the name of my Grandad; he sadly passed away earlier this year. We decided that this was an excellent opportunity to honor him; this decision was shared and appreciated throughout the family, none more so than my Mum and her brothers. I posted a blog regarding this here.


Pictures of Zack Randall:

Here are a few pictures of Zack’s first day. I love the last image; the view from Mummy’s perspective, Zack has that look (glare) of, “Why did you wake me up?!” 😂

 

Thanks for reading and following our journey!

The Darkmoon Faire

Gold-Making with the Darkmoon Faire

The Darkmoon Faire:

This Saturday, 4th June at midnight, sees the return of the Darkmoon Faire to Azeroth. The Darkmoon Faire has some excellent opportunities to get involved with if you enjoy gold-making. Darkmoon Artifacts, Replica Transmog, Darkmoon Companions, Fishing, and farming Darkmoon Rares are a few of the things on offer to you. But, remember, The Darkmoon Faire is only in town for a week, so make good use of your time!


Darkmoon Artifacts:

Darkmoon Artifacts are an essential commodity. These are quest starters that reward Darkmoon Prize Tickets and experience (or gold if you’re at max level). You can turn these Artifacts in once per Darkmoon Faire per character – so don’t forget those alts!

Mid-way throughout the month, when the Darkmoon Faire is out of town, these are posted very cheaply on the Auction House. So this is a great time to purchase these and store them ready for the Faire’s return. If you can’t turn anymore in, consider flipping them on the Auction House for other players.

Check out my blog post on Darkmoon Artifacts here.


Replica Transmog:

The Replica Transmog market is something I post about frequently. These pieces can demand a high price on the Auction House. To purchase these items, you’ll need to acquire Darkmoon Prize Tickets. The easiest method to obtain these is by handing in Darkmoon Artifacts, which I’ve mentioned above.

Remember, Replica pieces have a level requirement you must meet to successfully purchase them from the vendor.

Don’t forget to complete the daily quests at stools scattered on the Island. Completing one of these rewards one Darkmoon Prize Ticket, but you can complete these once per day.

Here’s my blog post regarding Replica Transmog.


Darkmoon Companions Pets:

If Replica Transmog isn’t of interest to you, then maybe some of the companion pets are. These will set you back 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets each and, if leveled to 25, can earn you approximately 10-15k each on the Auction House, realm dependant. Check The Undermine Journal (TUJ) for prices on your realm!

Unsure what Companion Pets to buy, check my blog post here.


Fishing (Darkmoon Daggermaw):

Darkmoon Daggermaw is a fish you can catch along the shores of Darkmoon Isle. You’ll need to be on the lookout for Shipwreck Debris. You have a chance to successfully cast between 1-2 times, catching a Sealed Darkmoon Crate each time. Simply open the crate to loot Darkmoon Daggermaw and other potentially useful items.

I have success in selling Darkmoon Daggermaw between 25-50g each, depending on the realm. These are useful for the one-time quest Silas’ Secret Stash, a commodity for purchasing items from the vendor Galissa Sundew and a reagent for cooking. Check The Undermine Journal (TUJ) to see where the best value is for your Darkmoon Daggermaw.

My blog post regarding Darkmoon Daggermaw.


Farming Darkmoon Rares:

There are two rares on Darkmoon Isle, the Darkmoon Rabbit, and Moonfang. They both drop a companion pet, a Darkmoon Rabbit and a Moon Moon, respectively.

The Darkmoon Rabbit is worth between 25-30k, but if learned and leveled to 25, you could demand upwards of 40-50k. Moon Moon is worth approximately 15k, but if you learn it and level it to 25, you could demand about 30-35k.

Always check The Undermine Journal (TUJ) for a comprehensive valuation for your item on your realm!


Don’t Neglect Your Professions:

The Darkmoon Faire also has profession quests. Although these have a blue quest marker, these are not dailies; instead, these can only be completed once per Darkmoon Faire visit. However, it would be best not to ignore these because they give you five skill points towards your profession

These quests are ideal if you’re five points away from maxing your profession!


In Other News:

This week, I also completed my BoE Recipe groups. This project took me over seven days to complete and has information on every BoE recipe you can buy and sell on the Auction House. If you’ve ever considered getting involved within the BoE Recipe market, then check out my blog post here. It covers every profession and vendor BoE recipe.

I have created TSM groups that may be of interest to you, these do not have operations, and you can make changes however you wish. Be sure to backup your TSM Profile before importing.

If this is of interest to you, check out my blog post here.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

 

Have a great weekend.

Flawed TSM Ledger Data

TSM Ledger:

TSM Website Logo

Today, I noticed that using the TSM Ledger (via the TradeSkillMaster (TSM) Website) to detail my sales data for my Fortnightly Sales Reports was flawed. If you’ve been checking my updates regularly, you’ll be aware that I use the TSM Ledger to detail the purchases and sales for the previous fortnight. But this data is incorrect.

I assure you that there is no issue regarding the application itself; it was merely an oversight on my part!


Spreadsheet:

As well as using TSM to record my data, I also use a spreadsheet that records gold balances on all my realms. This spreadsheet records increases and decreases per realm, giving me a total gold balance across all my realms. Thus, every fortnight, the total gold made was substantially different from what TSM Ledger recorded.


Discrepancies:

Not only gold unaccounted for, but there were also discrepancies with specific items bought and sold. For example, I’d loot mailboxes with items purchased, yet TSM Ledger had no purchase data for that given fortnight. Then it dawned on me that when I use the TSM Ledger to collect data for that fortnight, it doesn’t include the sales data I made 48 hours after posting auctions from the previous fortnight.


Further Clarification:

For those still unsure what I mean, here are two images. The first image is the TSM Ledger data I posted on my last Fortnightly Gold-Making Report.

I made 6.4m gold in purchases, and 6.7m gold in sales, thus recording a 272k profit.

TSM Ledger for 18.05.21

The second image below is from today (01.06.21) for the same timeframe but clearly shows its sales and purchase data discrepancies compared to the previous image. This discrepancy is because I’ve incorrectly collected data for this fortnight that should’ve calculated towards last fortnight’s data.

The updated data shows 6.7m gold in purchases, and sales of 10.4m gold, thus recording a profit of 3.6m gold. This figure also corresponds with the figures collected via my spreadsheet.

Updated TSM Ledger for 18.05.21

For example, if I reposted expired auctions on Thursday 6th May and made a sale, when I repost my expired auctions and collect my gold next fortnight, the sale will be recorded for the new fortnightly sales data, not the last fortnight. TSM Ledger will do the opposite (because it records data by date), and it’s this that has been a flaw in all my fortnightly gold-making sales reports.


Future Gold-Making Reports:

I’ve decided to delay tomorrow’s fortnightly gold-making report (even though I completed my auctions yesterday) and will post it in two weeks. My thought process is to post my reports two weeks behind, meaning that the data collected for that fortnight will be complete and shouldn’t affect the data for future fortnightly reports.

I will no longer consolidate sales from my mailbox; instead, I will look to do so from the TSM Ledger. However, I still believe it’s best to consolidate these sales into categories, so readers can easily see the profitable markets. Unfortunately, the cut and pastes weren’t too clean, so they were hard to view.


My Apology:

I only realized about these issues this morning, and in keeping with my belief in complete transparency, I felt it was appropriate to post this immediately and offer a full explanation.

This issue was a simple oversight on my part and a result of jumping into something I didn’t fully appreciate until now, and I’m sorry for this. I’ll have clear and concise fortnightly gold-making sales reports again in two weeks; please consider checking them out.

I pride myself on these reports, as they help give those who read them an idea of whether it’s worth operating in a market I share. Flawed data will undoubtedly affect this, and hopefully, with these new changes, reassure you that the markets I operate in are incredibly profitable and worthwhile.

So, again, I apologize, and I’ll strive to do better!

Thanks for reading!

Buying and Selling Recipes

Buying and selling recipes for gold-making

Buying and Selling Recipes:

Buying and selling (Flipping) recipes is a lucrative market when gold-making, especially if you’re familiar with the best recipes to invest in. Sadly, if you’re new to this market it’s not straightforward, and you will need to do your homework. This post today will hopefully help explain some of the considerations you need to take before buying and selling recipes in World of Warcraft.


Smart Loot:

Players unaware of the Smart Loot feature will automatically purchase the recipe from the Auction House because of the poor drop rate on Wowhead. But this is incorrect.

A recipe with the Smart Loot tag will have an increased drop rate for players with the profession and don’t already have the recipe. If you opt to farm these recipes, ignore the drop rates suggested on Wowhead. The drop rates don’t consider whether the player’s looting has the profession or recipe, hence the poor percentages.

Example: [Formula: Enchant Weapon – Blade Ward] is a Smart Loot item. The drop rate on Wowhead suggests this as a 0.5% drop chance, but this will be a lot higher if you have the Enchanting profession and don’t have the recipe.

For a comprehensive list of all the recipes with the Smart Loot tag.


Party Loot:

If an item drops with the Party Loot tag, each member of the party that needs one, will loot one.

Example: [Recipe: Heartsbane Hexwurst] Not only is this a smart loot item, but it’s a party loot item too. So if you have the Cooking profession and do not own this recipe and it drops, everyone that needs one will successfully loot one.

For a comprehensive list of all the recipes with the Party Loot tag.


Class Specific Recipes:

Although anyone can loot these recipes, you will need to be a specific class to learn the recipe. Take extra care if you consider flipping these recipes, as your potential buyers are limited to that class.

Example: [Schematic: Lightning Etched Specs] not only is this a zone drop (which I’ll explain later), but it’s a class-specific recipe; in this case, if you wish to learn this recipe, you must be a Shaman. Take extra care with recipes that drop within the raid, Sunwell Plateau.

For a comprehensive list of recipes restricted to a specific class, click here. Change the class in the filter to view recipes specific to another class.


Unavailable/Removed Recipes:

If you’ve played World of Warcraft for several years, you’ll know there have been many changes since Vanilla, none more so than Cataclysm (The Shattering). As a result, many items (including recipes) were deemed unavailable and were classed unobtainable due to the removal of their source.

If you’re fortunate to have one of these recipes, you can sell this to a collector via the Auction House. Fortunately, these recipes can demand a lot of gold. Although these recipes are no longer obtainable, Blizzard may have made them accessible via a Profession Trainer instead.

Example: [Recipe: Soothing Turtle Bisque] is a Cooking recipe that is no longer obtainable due to the removal of its source. However, this recipe is now available from the Cooking Trainer. Unfortunately, people still post these recipes to the Auction House, hoping for an unsuspecting buyer – don’t buy them!

Alternatively, [Recipe: Dirge’s Kickin’ Chimaerok Chops] is no longer obtainable and doesn’t have an alternative source. This recipe will sell exceptionally high on the Auction House purely for completionists. 

Previously, this item demanded a high price on the Auction House because, at one point, it was one of the few recipes needed to learn 200 recipes for the achievement: Iron Chef. However, there are approximately 369 Cooking recipes in-game now, meaning it is now easier to earn this achievement.

Any recipes which have been removed and are no longer usable will be highlighted in grey. These items should be sold to a vendor as they’re regarded as trash.


Zone Drop Recipes:

Recipes with the Zone Drop tag are recipes obtained from a mob within a specific zone or instance. These items will have a low drop rate.

Example: [Pattern: Robe of Eternal Light] is a Zone Drop, specific to the zone (instance), Sunwell Plateau. So if we’re farming this recipe, we know that we need to farm mobs within Sunwell Plateau. Check Wowhead for the best mobs that drop your desired recipe.


World Drop Recipes:

These recipes are complicated to farm due to their extremely low drop rates. Therefore, it’s advisable to purchase these recipes from the Auction House and recoup the gold from alternative farming methods. 

World Drop recipes will drop from any mob within a specific continent or zone that matches the level requirement.

Example: [Plans: Gauntlets of the Iron Tower] is a TBC World Drop (Level 30-50). By killing Level 30-50 mobs within TBC content you will have a very small chance to drop this recipe. This item is worth approximately 123k, but this could be a lot lower or higher depending on your realm’s population.


Recipes Rewarded From Quests:

There’s a lot of value in buying and selling recipes that are rewarded from quests. In addition, some of these quests are limited by Faction, meaning they can be very profitable to the opposing Faction. But, these are also of interest to players who don’t wish to complete quest lines and prefer to buy them.

Example: [Recipe: Roasted Moongraze Tenderloin] is a reward from the Great Moongraze Hunt quest. This quest can only be completed by Alliance players but can be placed on the Auction House for Horde players to purchase and learn.

For a comprehensive list of all the recipes available from Quests.


Vendor Recipes:

You’d automatically assume that there’s no market for Vendor Recipes, and you’d be incorrect. Instead, the lazy players in World of Warcraft make this a viable market to operate in. Ideally, the vendors furthest from flight points or ease of access will hold recipes with the best value.

Vendors with Limited Quantity recipes will also hold great value. Once the last recipe is purchased, there will be a random cooldown before the recipe is available again. Many players will not want to wait and will prefer to check the Auction House and purchase it instead.

For a comprehensive list of recipes sold by vendors, which can be reposted to the Auction House click here.

Blog Posts:

What Is My Recipe Worth?

First off, as good as Wowhead is, regarding item information within World of Warcraft, it fails with an item’s Buyout Price. I’m sure you’ve seen it, in the quick facts? I have no idea where they get this information from, but it’s incorrect, by a large margin too.

Example: [Plans: Sageblade] is a World Drop, and according to Wowhead’s buyout price, the recipe has a buyout of 1,4m gold

For this reason, when buying and selling recipes, I’d urge you to use our trusted friend, The Undermine Journal (TUJ). The EU Median Price (average region price) for this recipe is 79k. Remember, lower populated realms will demand a higher value, and vice versa for higher populated realms. 

You can use TUJ to evaluate any recipe you consider buying or selling. Remember, the value on TUJ is only a guide; you will need to use that guide and assume a fair price. Posting your recipes at the right price will return a profit and guarantee that sale; ignoring this could result in a loss or an unsold item.


Recipes By Profession:

Future posts, that detail all the BoE recipes by profession. Check back for updates.


Pastebin:

A collection of updated TSM groups. Please remember that I do not add operations to my TSM groups to prevent any potential issues; default operations are automatically assigned once imported successfully.

Feel free to make any adjustments you wish, but please make sure you backup your profile before importing and making any changes.

If you’d prefer a complete all-in-one TSM group, with all the groups above in one group, opt for this string instead.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

Thank you for reading.

Fortnightly Gold-Making Sales Report 18.05.21

Fortnightly Gold-Making Sales

Welcome to my fortnightly gold-making sales report for the fortnight ending 18th May. It’s been a fantastic fortnight of sales. I managed to post auctions on some characters during the weekend, which I feel rewarded me with increased sales in specific markets. I also finally deactivated three of my account, which I no longer use. Promptly completing character transfer last fortnight, meant today’s sales report is on time!


Sales Report:

I amassed 6.7m gold in sales during this fortnight, and I continued with my philosophy of investing my gold by spending 6.4m gold, this resulting in a small profit of 272k. In addition, I made some fantastic sales with Medallion of the Legion, Stinkrot Smasher, Teebu’s Scorching Straight Sword, and a recipe Plans: Gauntlets of the Iron Tower.


TSM Ledger:

Here’s a copy of my 14-day revenue sheet from TSM Ledger via the TradeSkillMaster Website.

TSM Ledger for 18.05.21


My Highlighted Sales:

Island Expedition Transmog:

Arguably my best return in this market to date. I sold 2 Stinkrot Smasher’s for a total of 318k, a Firekin Amice for 95k, and a Razorfin Helm for 95k too. For a complete look at my Island Expedition Transmog sales, check out my screenshot below.

Island Expedition Transmog sales 18.05.21


Legion BoEs:

An excellent fortnight for Legion BoEs, I sold a couple of Anthrog’s Detthamma’s, which is a highlight. Unfortunately, these weapons have been slow to sell in the past. They’re lovely transmog items, but with the correct stats, they make a decent stat-stick too.

Legion BoE sales 18.05.21


Crafted Uncanny & Dreadful Gear:

It pains me to say it (but no doubt a repercussion of my inability to post as often as I like), but it’s another weak return on the number of items sold. However, selling two Uncanny Combatant’s Deckpounder’s for 23k and 28k is an insane return. Just a shame I can’t post more often!

Uncanny Sales 18.05.21


Recipes:

No doubt the highlight is the Plans: Gauntlets of the Iron Tower for 98k. I’ve been relatively slack investing in this market; with proof that this market is still worthwhile, it’s worth investing in cheap recipes again.

Recipe sales 18.05.21


Replica Transmog:

Only five sales this time around. However, making 356k on five items that cost me a total of 20k is an insane return on investment. Don’t ignore those Darkmoon Artifacts! They’re slowly increasing in value as players realize how important they are for earning Replica Transmog. Check out my Darkmoon Faire guide to get started!

Replica Transmog sales 18.05.21


Battle Pets:

I sold a lot more Battle Pets this fortnight compared to the last one. I sold a Naxxy, a couple of Darkmoon Rabbit’s, and a Feline Familiar. The highlight, without a doubt, went to the Searing Scorchling for 95k. Have I said already how much I love this market?!

Battle Pet sales 18.05.21


Selected Sales:

If you read my blog post last week regarding Huge Ogre Cache, you’ll know how profitable this niche market is. The benefit is, flipping level 10 items, which will be of interest to new players starting their Garrisons.

This fortnight also saw another triumphant return on Medallion of the Legion, Darkmoon Daggermaw, Roseate Pigment, and Nomi Snacks sales. Also worth highlighting the MoP materials that still sell extremely well. Ghost Iron Bar, Golden Lotus.

Lastly, I wanted to finish on two remarkable sales, Teebu’s Scorching Straight Sword for 142k and a Dark Herring for 134k, showing that there’s still hope for me selling transmog, even if it does take ages!

A selection of sales 18.05.21


Conclusion:

On the whole, it’s been an incredible fortnight worth of sales. But, sadly, it still doesn’t stop the, what if’s in the back of my mind. What if I could post on Weekends more regularly. What if I had more time to post regularly. What if I could cancel and repost my undercut auctions.

Missing out on posting during the weekend, when traffic in World of Warcraft is at its highest, and not being able to cancel and repost undercut auctions will always cause me to miss out on potential sales. However, where I miss out is where you can prosper. So make the best of what time you have; that’s all I can do, and that all you can do!


I hope you enjoyed this week’s sales report. If a market that I’ve covered above is of interest to you, please check the links I’ve added where applicable. Unfortunately, I don’t currently have guides on every market I operate in, but I hope to release more content shortly.

If you have any questions or want to share your sales, please comment in the comment section below!

Take care, and thanks for reading!

Huge Ogre Cache

Flipping Huge Ogre Cache

Huge Ogre Cache:

An excellent little niche market is the flipping cheap Huge Ogre Caches. These items are a reward from a mission called Ogrecoming Adversity via the Mission table within your Garrison (Warlords of Draenor). Using this item will give the player 1000 Garrison Resources. Players that no longer require Garrison Resources or are already at their maximum quantity (10,000) will often mail these to an alt or post on the Auction House.

If you’re fortunate, you can find players posting these very cheap on the Auction House. But, be warned, there are two different level requirements, Level 10 and Level 40. TSM4 cannot differentiate between the item’s minimum level requirements and will display all at Level 10. So, if you’re Level 10, be aware of this oversight before purchasing.

First Image: TSM4 incorrectly showing Huge Ogre Cach at Level 10
TSM4 Incorrectly Showing Huge Ogre Cache as Level 10

Second Image: World of Warcraft Default UI correctly showing the same item as Level 40

WoW Default AH UI Showing the Correct Level Requirement


Shopping for Huge Ogre Caches:

If you’re Level 10, and you accidentally purchase a minimum required Level 40 Huge Ogre Cache, you will find yourself unable to use this item until you meet the level requirement. Therefore, please take extra care when below Level 40, purchasing these items.

To get around this scenario, open the Auction House and scan for a Huge Ogre Cache; once you’ve found some change from the TSM4 UI to World of Warcraft’s default Auction House UI. Hovering your cursor over one of these items will correctly show (if any) the different level requirements for the Huge Ogre Cache.


Posting Huge Ogre Caches to the Auction House:

It’s important to remind you that this issue persists when posting these Huge Ogre Caches on the Auction House. Where possible, post these items carefully by sorting these items within your bags correctly. The Auction House will post the items in the order within your bag, ignoring the different level requirements.

For example, if you had 10 Huge Ogre Caches in your bag (6x Level 10 and 4x Level 40) group them separately by level (make sure Level 10’s are at the top of your bags), open the Auction House via World of Warcraft’s default UI, shift-click the Level 10 items you wish to post, and where it asks the amount to post, input 6. This will post the 6 Level 10 Huge Ogre Caches from the top of your bag.

Please ignore this section if you have no interest in profiting from the different level requirements.


Why Flip level 10 Huge Ogre Caches:

As mentioned previously, I post my level 10 Huge Ogre Caches higher than level 40 purely because of the number of new players currently playing; this might be of interest to you too! For example, new players at Level 10 that opt for ‘The Iron Horde‘ (Warlords of Draenor) campaign from Chromie will want to boost their Garrison Resources to build their buildings or participate in early missions promptly.


Conclusion:

As mentioned previously, I flip many Huge Ogre Caches, mainly the Level 10 items, as these are very desirable to new level 10 players with a new Garrison. Additionally, new players will be looking at boosting their Garrison Resources, which will efficiently speed up the development of their Garrison.

I can successfully flip these between 2,500 gold to 4,500 gold as illustrated below. Always consider the size of your realm and the competition before participating in this market.

Successfully Flipping Huge Ogre Caches


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Blizzard’s Multiboxing Policy Change (05.05.21)

Yesterday (05.05.21), Blizzard made another policy change regarding multiboxing within World of Warcraft. It is now prohibited to use software or hardware mechanisms to mirror commands (input broadcasting keystrokes) to multiple World of Warcraft accounts.

Players found to breach these new conditions will receive warnings, account suspensions, and, if necessary, permanent closure of the player’s World of Warcraft account(s).


Policy Change:

I have added below a screenshot of the updated policy change from Kaivax – Community Manager at the World of Warcraft forums.

Policy Update for Input Broadcasting – May 2021

Blizzard's Multiboxing Policy Change

These new policy changes will affect many players, myself included. So this morning, I approached Blizzard’s Support and opened a ticket to clarify whether the use of Joe Multiboxer (JMB) was safe to use. If you read my review on JMB here, you can see that JMB doesn’t input broadcast keystrokes to multiple accounts. Thanks to Blizzard’s term “streamlining” I found this vague and felt it was essential to get some clarity.


My Conversation with Blizzard’s Support:

Please find below a copy of the support tickets from today’s conversation with Blizzard Support. The last response is vital as the GameMaster expresses that as long as the program used (JMB) meets the criteria set out in the policy change, then it’s okay to use.

Original support ticket:

I also attached a screenshot from JoeMultiboxer’s website outlining the inability to broadcast keystrokes to multiple World of Warcraft accounts with their program.

Blizzard's Support Ticket (1)

JoeMultiboxer Screenshot:

JoeMultiboxer's Website


First GameMaster Response:

Blizzard's Support Ticket (2)

I felt the response was very vague, pretty much a copy and paste job (from the policy itself), so I carefully worded my response in the hope of getting a definitive answer.


My Response for further clarity:

Blizzard's Support Ticket (3)


Second Response from a GameMaster:

As mentioned above, this final response from a GameMaster clarifies that as long as JMB doesn’t breach the criteria set out in the policy change, then it’s okay to use.

Blizzard's Support Ticket (4)


Conclusion:

As I only use JMB for their window layout manager and the program doesn’t have input broadcasting to multiple accounts, I will continue to use JMB. The only players banned so far are those that have participated in Group Farming or World PvP. A result of other players reporting them.

Since the original policy change in November last year, I haven’t done any Group Farming, Dungeons, or PvP. My sole purpose for using JMB is to reduce my posting times; when I post my auctions. This is possible with their window layout manager and using multiple accounts.


Blizzard Support:

Blizzard’s Support is extremely helpful and approachable, and I understand the guidelines they must adhere to when responding to players. However, I hope this blog post today offers a little reassurance to you if you use JMB.

Thank you to the GameMasters for their time and continued efforts.