Unobtainable Classic Recipes Are Back!

Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event

Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event:

Available for this week only is the Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event. This event is an excellent opportunity for many of you to obtain some Timewarped badges for Reputation Tokens, Gear, Toys, and recipes reintroduced back into the game.

Alternatively, for a comprehensive guide on the Cataclysm Timewalking Event, check out our trusted friends at Wowhead.


Unobtainable Classic Recipes Are Back:

As mentioned in a previous blog post of mine here, Blizzard has reintroduced nine classic recipes that were unobtainable due to the expansion, Cataclysm. These recipes were unobtainable, due to the removal of specific mobs, quests in Cataclysm. Thanks to Timewalking, we can now purchase these and will cost you 1500 Timewarped Badges each.

Find the vendor Kiatke within Stormwind [76.17] or Orgrimmar [52.41] to purchase them.

Vendor - Kiatke


The Recipes:

Alchemy:
Cooking:
Engineering:
Tailoring:
Leatherworking:

You’ll notice the only recipe to be concerned about, is the Tailoring recipe, Pattern: Robe of Winter Night. This recipe is a Bind on Pickup, so cannot be placed on the Auction House. The others can. Please take extra caution when purchasing these recipes.


Restrictions:

You must meet the level requirement of level 35 or above to view the items available from Kiatke. You cannot bypass this requirement, by participating in Chromie Time and opting to level within Cataclysm.

In order for you to participate in Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeons, you will also need to meet the level 50 or above requirement!


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World Event – Brewfest

World Event - Brewfest

Brewfest:

On Monday 20th September (yesterday) saw the long-awaited return of the world event, Brewfest. Participating in the activities available to us during this event gives us many opportunities to make a substantial amount of gold.

Items of interest include the Terrific Tankard O’ Terror, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror, and the companion pets, Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm, and the Stout Alemental. It’s also worth noting the companion pet, Wolpertinger. This pet is Bind on Pickup, you will need to learn and cage this pet to sell this on the Auction House.

Here’s a reminder of my blog post, Tankards O’ Profit, from last year outlining some of the sales I made by flipping ilvl 82 Tankards.

Wowhead doesn’t have the correct IDs for the ilvl 184 version of the Tankards, so I’ve added links to the ilvl 44 version.  If you’d like to search the Auction House for this specific ilvl, here’s a helpful string;

Tankard O’ terror/i184/i184


Tankards:

The last time Brewfest came to town was towards the end of the expansion, Battle for Azeroth. The Tankards that you could earn throughout that event were better than the crafted Uncanny weapons, meaning that these Tankards were a viable option for newly leveled characters at level 120 (before the level squish). Since the release of Shadowlands, these Tankards have scaled down to level 50, with an ilvl of 82. Funnily enough, these still periodically sell between 35-50k each – I even sold one 4 weeks ago!

ilvl 82 (level 50) Tankard O' Terror Sale

This time around, the Tankards are ilvl 184 (equivalent to Mythic 0 loot) for players at level 60. Sadly, these Tankards are much lower than the weapons you can obtain via world quests, the mission table (depending on your renown level), and Korthian Armaments (depending on RNG).

However, don’t give up hope. Some players are eager to bump up that ilvl as quickly as possible, so there could still be a market for level 60 Tankards; It’s too soon to say either way. This blog post serves as a reminder of the potential gold you could make if there’s still a viable market for these Tankards.


Companion Pets:

We have three companion pets available to us, the Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (100 Tokens), Stout Alemental (200 Tokens), and the Wolpertinger (200 Tokens).

The aim here is to obtain 500 tokens and either sell the two companion pets on your current realm or learn them, then cage them on your alternative realm to sell. I’ve added some prices to give you an idea of the average region market value for both the U.S and E.U regions.

Region Median prices obtained from TheUndermineJournal

(C) = Companion Pet
(BP) = Battle Pet (caged version)
[#] = Level of the Battle Pet

Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (C)
  • U.S 15,000g
  • E.U 6,928g
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (BP)
  • U.S [01] 3,070g | [25] 7,382g
  • E.U [01] 3,340g | [25] 5,504g
Stout Alemental (C)
  • U.S 14,470g
  • E.U 12,564g
Stout Alemental (BP)
  • U.S [01] 9,998g | [25] 14,243g
  • E.U [01] 6,095g | [25] 9,319g
Wolpertinger (BP)
  • U.S [01] 81g | [25] 6,989g
  • E.U [01] 1,844g | [25] 8,999g

Disclaimer: These prices serve as a guide and will change a lot over the next couple of weeks while Brewfest is available; check the prices for your realm for a precise valuation.


Brewfest Guide:

For a comprehensive guide to all that’s available during the world event – Brewfest, may I lead you in the direction of Wowhead. This guide has been updated for 9.1 Shadowlands.


Conclusion:

It’s a real shame Blizzard didn’t increase the ilvl of the Tankards, maybe ilvl 200, to coincide with current Korthian Armaments. The fact these Tankards are equivalent to Mythic 0 (ilvl 184) means there’s potentially a low demand for these items. However, Brewfest has only been available for a day, so we’ll need more time to fully evaluate the market.

I’ve managed to purchase a couple of the ilvl 184 Tankards between 300-2500g each to test the waters. I can easily afford to lose this gold, so it’s well worth the risk for me. Remember, only invest the gold; you’re willing to lose!

There could be potential value with lower ilvl Tankards, too, because loot scaling to your level (i.e. ilvl 82 for level 50 players) these items could be of value to players that have purchased a level boost, starting at level 50.

While companion pets/battle pets are a viable option, be warned that the battle pet market is very niche, and sales can take a while.


Before I go:

I just wanted to touch on why I’ve been relatively quiet here; I’ve been playing a lot on my main, trying to obtain as many resources in preparation for patch 9.1.5. With the ability to send resources to our alts, this finally makes it viable for me to play my alts and quickly boost their renown when the patch releases.

I’ve hardly posted auctions either, just concentrated on selling Shadowlands Enchants, Leatherworking, and Cooking on my main. I still have a week till I have to empty and repost my mail on my Auction House characters before they expire. So will possibly add a fortnightly review in a week or two.


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Solo Island Expeditions in Patch 9.1.5

Solo Queue Island Expeditions in patch 9.1.5

Solo Queue for Island Expeditions in 9.1.5

Finally, we’ve confirmation that as of patch 9.1.5, it will be possible to queue solo into Island Expeditions. Currently, as of today, you’d need to queue for Island Expeditions with two other players (a team of three) and queue up from the Expedition Table.

When patch 9.1.5 releases, those struggling to create groups, or finding players wanting to farm Island Expedition Transmog efficiently, can do so alone.

Blizzard’s blue post, confirming the addition in patch 9.1.5!

Blue Post on Island Expeditions in 9.1.5


When Will Patch 9.1.5 Release:

There has been no date set for the release, but many people online feel it could be around October. So, maybe expect this to release in or around Hallow’s End, the World Event that starts on the 18th of October.

There’s no addition of the 9.1.5 patch on the Public Test Realm just yet, but keep your eyes peeled!


The Affect on GoldMakers:

With the announcement of players able to queue solo into Island Expeditions, be prepared for an influx of Transmog to reach your Auction House after the new patch hits.

Currently, demand for Island Expedition Transmog is pretty high, and with the low supply of Transmog on many realms, prices are obscene; this is excellent for Goblins

Soon, the supply will increase with the new changes, forcing Goblins to reduce their valuations to guarantee that sale; this will ultimately benefit the customer.

Be sure to adjust promptly, to stay ahead of your competitors!


What Should I Do With My Stock:

If you’re like me and have set up an inventory full of Island Expedition Transmog to sell, and the news today concerns you, start offloading excess items in preparation for the new patch.

When the new patch comes and the Transmog supply increases, you could be stuck with stock; you can’t sell.

Before patch 9.1, I did advise Goblins to consider the size of their inventory, with the possibility of the solo queue coming in 9.1. As we know, the solo queue didn’t happen in patch 9.1, but, with any luck, some of you may have reduced your stock already, as I did!


High-Ticket Items:

If you’re somewhat unsure about reducing your inventory and confident that high-ticket items will hold their value, by all means, hold out. 

I’ll add a list of items below that I regard as high-ticket Transmog.

  • Dragonriders Harness
  • Duskhaven Jacket
  • Duskhaven Top Hat
  • Firekin Amice
  • Firekin Robes
  • Helm of the Tranquil Paths
  • Leggings of the Tranquil Paths
  • Plundered Barbed-Edge Dagger
  • Plundered Biting Shot Longbow
  • Plundered Blade of the Northern Kings
  • Plundered Flamecaster Stave
  • Razorfin Breastplate
  • Razorfin Helm
  • Razorfin Shoulderguards
  • Stinkrot Smasher
  • Vest of the Tranquil Paths
  • Wild Marauder Chainmail
  • Wild Marauder Helm
  • Wild Marauder Pauldrons

Please be aware that this list is subjective, and you may consider items on this list differently. Adjust accordingly and follow your own instincts.


Things to Consider:

It’s worth noting at this point, that although the solo queue will be available in patch 9.1.5, there’s no other news regarding Island Expeditions at this point. Some things worth noting are Drop Rates, Seafarer’s Dubloons, and Salvage Crates. If there are adjustments to these, Transmog may be difficult to obtain again.

Drop Rates:

At the end of your Island Expedition, you will receive loot based on your performance and objectives completed. There’s no information yet, to suggest whether Blizzard will adjust these drop rates on loot obtained. Sometimes, Blizzard will make adjustments on loot, when content is made easier to complete.

Seafarer’s Dubloons:

Seafarer’s Dubloons were added in Island Expeditions to offer players an alternative option to acquire loot, which they were unsuccessful to obtain at the end of their Island Expedition runs. Blizzard could adjust the amount of Dubloons obtained and make it slower to purchase Salvage Crates, etc.

Salvage Crates:

Based on the maps available on that given week, players could spend Dubloons on Salvage Crates. The Salvage Crates would dictate specific loot within. Again, if Blizzard were to adjust the loot tables, drop chance, or the amount of Dubloons needed, this could have a negative effect on Transmog acquired.


An Excellent Guide:

If you’d like a guide, showing the rewards obtained from completing Island Expeditions, then please consider checking this one out from Sanghelios. They give a lot of information on the Salvage Crates and maps needed to obtain specific items. Check it out, and be sure to offer any feedback.


Conclusion:

Many of the comment sections on Wowhead and Facebook already show how happy players are with this news. With players able to efficiently solo queue to farm Island Expeditions, Transmog, which had dwindled in supply, will drastically increase come patch 9.1.5!

It’s imperative that if you don’t want to be lumbered with an inventory full of Island Expedition Transmog, that you consider offloading now. I’ve been doing so since patch 9.1, since Blizzard’s first hint at a solo queue change!

Be sure to check your TSM groups and your operations. In the coming weeks, you will notice changes in the prices as players look to offload their stock!

Please also monitor the potential of any changes mentioned in the Things to Consider segment of this blog. If there are any changes here that could affect drop rates etc, this could have an effect on future Transmog obtained.


Feedback:

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Brawl: Comp Stomp

The Return of PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp!

PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp:

If you’ve not noticed already, this week finally sees the return of the beloved PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp! If PvP isn’t quite your cup of tea, or maybe you have no gear, and you’re hesitant to join the fun, don’t; the battlegrounds are extremely easy!


What is a PvP Brawl?

Every week, you can participate in a PvP brawl. The brawls change on a rotation, so there will be different modes available. Check the in-game calendar to view the current or any future Brawls.

This content is strictly for max-level characters only!


What is the PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp?

Set in Arathi Basin, your aim of the game is to cap as many bases as possible and reach 1600 resources before your opponents; doing so will make you and your team the winner.

What’s different is the opponents are AI. If you quickly cap all the bases and successfully reach the Stables (as Horde) or the Farm (as Alliance) before losing any bases, you should be able to push the AI back and camp them in their base.


The AI

The AI is extremely easy, and similar to the AI used in Island Expeditions. Quickly eliminating and interrupting the healers, will make this battleground very efficient!


Arathi Basin Perfection:

As we’re fighting AI, fights can be straightforward. Cap the bases, and target healers pronto, and where necessary, use your interrupts! The Comp Stomp is an excellent opportunity to obtain the problematic achievement: Arathi Basin Perfection.

There’s no pressure or criticism from your teammates. I’m sure you’re aware of the normal PvP toxicity in random battlegrounds? So this is an excellent opportunity to get involved with some PvP with no stress!

Achievement: Arathi Basin Perfection


What Are The Benefits Of The Comp Stomp?

By sweeping across the map and following the directions above, you can efficiently farm, Honor, Conquest, Mark of Honor, and Renown. Each Brawl should last between 3-5 minutes to complete.

Be sure to have your Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory, as you can farm the following Darkmoon Artifacts;


Mark of Honor:

The Comp Stomp is an excellent opportunity if you’re trying to farm Mark of Honor to purchase old PvP sets or old recipes from Battle for Azeroth (i.e. Uncanny recipes).


PvP Gear:

If you don’t have any PvP gear, don’t fear. Use your PvE gear, and try and add items when possible. You will quickly earn your pieces and be under no pressure to fulfill your stats straight away as the AI in Comp Stomp is easy.

If you’d prefer to concentrate on anything, ideally, you’ll be aiming to get a lot of Versatility; this will aid in your damage done and your survivability. Oh, and don’t forget those trinkets, especially the Medallion, which can remove movement impairing effects.


Renown:

If you’re like me and have taken a break from current content, you may find yourself behind on Renown. Thankfully completing PvP content is considered when leveling your Renown. Due to how efficient and quick these Brawls are, we can earn a lot of Renown.

The Comp Stomp is an excellent scenario for players who have fallen behind or changed covenants and need to catch up. In two days, I’ve gone from Renown 20 to Renown 45 and finally have my flying.


Useful Addons:

For those new to PvP, and would love those pesky healers highlighted more in your opposing team, I suggest installing the addon: HHTD alternatively called Healers Have To Die.

Using this addon will highlight a healer with a red cross, and will also play a sound when you’ve successfully targeted a healer.


Feedback:

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Fortnightly Sales Report (2nd July – 15th July)

Fortnightly Sales Report

Fortnightly Sales Report (2nd July – 15th July):

Welcome to my fortnightly Sales Report from the 2nd July to 15th July. If this is the first report you’re reading, I hope you can find some value from it, maybe entice you into a new market for gold-making.

I didn’t write this report to boast; it’s more of an opportunity to prove that if I can do it, you can too! Check out what I’ve been selling and incorporate it into your posting routines.

To explain why I only do my reports over a fortnightly time frame, read this post.


TSM Ledger:

If 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:

Medallion of the Legion was again integral to a lot of the gold I made this fortnight. I also successfully sold four Reins of the Tamed Bloodfeaster and two Teebu’s Scorching Straight Sword, totaling approximately 800k gold.

I also invested in 273 Medallion of the Legion for 517k gold.

I returned from holiday on the 5th July, hence why sales start from the 6th. Again, I didn’t get to post all the auctions on all characters, but a fantastic return, as outlined below.

TSM Ledger data


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:

Battle Pets


Island Expedition Transmog:

Island Expedition Transmog


Legion BoEs:

Legion BoEs


Recipes:

Recipes


Replica Transmog:

Replica Transmog


Mounts:

Mounts


Transmog:

Transmog


Crafted Uncanny & Gladiator Transmog:

Crafted Uncanny & Gladiator Gear


Selection of Other Sales:

Selection of Sales

You can find guides regarding the items within the screenshot above below!


My Decision To Continue Playing:

With the recent lawsuit against Activision Blizzard and many streamers and players taking the difficult decision to quit World of Warcraft, I’ve also considered my options and will continue to play.

However, doing so doesn’t mean I do not condemn those responsible for what they’ve done; oh, I do! Instead, I believe, staying, showing support to those that desperately need us, and demand change.

I have offered my support to @ABetterABK and will continue to participate in any future protests/walkouts hoping we can amplify the voices of those affected and show Activision Blizzard that enough is enough.


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.

 

Thanks for reading.

The ActiBlizzWalkout

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit:

As some of you will be aware, I had recently returned from my family holiday yesterday, but the terrible news regarding Activision Blizzard’s sexual harassment lawsuit hasn’t gone unnoticed. I won’t lie; this came as a big shock to me and maybe others too.

Since I started playing World of Warcraft, the primary incentive to this game was how good World of Warcraft was and how good the people were behind the scenes. They seemed in touch with their community, obviously had a love for a game they created, and I thought they had a family feel around the campus. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be the case!


The Need For Change!

However, recent developments have shone a different light on Activision Blizzard that not many people (including myself) realized. It’s a sad state of affairs when sexual harassment and unequal pay (Gender Pay Gap) is still an issue in 2021, even after all the work done by many people/organizations campaigning against it.

The last couple of years have shown that many issues still exist within society, whether racism, hate, sexual harassment, and the gender pay gap. The quicker we eliminate these issues, the better society and the community will be in the long run.


Cancel Culture:

I have seen the recent post from Wowhead highlighting Blizzard’s decision to remove in-game references of people mentioned in the lawsuit. I feel this is necessary. However, a minority feels this is ‘cancel culture’ again. It’s worth reminding people that when this news broke, people were that angry; they were canceling their subscriptions, which in turn is ‘cancel culture’ too!

While I agree there needs to be action, I welcome the walkouts that have been organized for today (28th July). Wowhead has also done its part by publishing it on their social media platforms. We need to unite as a community and show that the player base is disgusted, and we’ll not tolerate these actions.

All the details below:

ActiBlizzWalkout


Don’t Cancel Your Subscriptions!

Canceling your subscription will also affect those who were innocent and, significantly, those subjected to this ordeal. By canceling your subscription, not only do Blizzard lose money, but those innocent members of staff, those that were subjected to all this, will also feel the knock-on effect. Let us rise above the hate, show support to those who need it, show your support with the walkout, and demand change!


ActiBlizzWalkout

Show your support with the hashtag: #ActiBlizzWalkout

Please also add the blue heart emoji!


What I Hope:

If Blizzard can acknowledge the lawsuit, rid of the rotten eggs within its company, start paying staff by their ability and not by their sex, and more importantly, treating people like human beings, maybe, just maybe, they can turn a corner.

However, I’m relieved to see WoW Leadership acknowledging the walkout and importantly continuing to pay any member of staff participating in the protest and without any repercussions.

My Fantasy Premier League Mini League

Fantasy Premier League Logo

Fantasy Premier League Mini-League:

Hello guys, I thought I’d do something a little different today. I have created a mini-league within the Fantasy Premier League, which is available to anyone who wishes to join for free!

This mini-league is off-topic somewhat, but I fancied introducing something that I felt may be of interest to a lot of you.


What’s The Point?

You may think, what’s the point of all this. Well, by creating this mini-league, I felt it would bring a lot of you closer together, and we could have a little fun at the same time. This mini-league is entirely free to join; feel free to invite your friends and family too!


Fantasy Premier League Rules:

Squad Size:

To join the game select a fantasy football squad of 15 players, consisting of:

  • 2 Goalkeepers
  • 5 Defenders
  • 5 Midfielders
  • 3 Forwards
Budget:

The total value of your initial squad must not exceed £100 million.

Players Per Team:

You can select up to 3 players from a single Premier League team.

For more information, check out the Fantasy Premier League FAQ and Rules pages.


Choosing Your Team Name: 

When registering a team or league within FPL, all managers must think carefully before entering a nameNames that are deemed inappropriate or offensive may result in a team and/or league being deleted (see Terms & Conditions


My Mini-League Prizes:

I have 3 Amazon eGift Vouchers as prizes to anyone who finishes 1st2nd, and 3rd after gameweek 38 (End of the Season). If I place in any of these positions, I will exclude myself, and the payout will go to the next placed player.

You forfeit your prize if you don’t fulfill the instructions below regarding How to Enter my mini-league. Your prize will instead be given to the next placed qualifying player.

My decision is final, with no exceptions!


Payout Structure:

  • 1st – £50 Amazon eGift Voucher
  • 2nd – £30 Amazon eGift Voucher
  • 3rd – £20 Amazon eGift Voucher

How To Enter?

To enter this free to enter Fantasy Premier League mini-league, add a comment below with the following details;

  • Your Full Name
  • Team Name (Please abide by FPL ToC
  • Your Email Address

These details are essential to contact you if you win and email the Amazon eGift Voucher. I will not use your details for anything other than sending you your prize!

**Failure to add these details will result in you being exempt from any prizes and instead given to the next qualifying placed player**

Once you’ve added your comment with your details, please enter the mini-league with the code below.

GrahransWoWGold Mini-League Sign-up Page


Closing Date:

There is no closing date; however, joining the league later than gameweek 1 onwards will put you at a disadvantage compared to the rest of the players.

Example: If you enter your team in gameweek 3, you would have no points from the previous gameweeks.


Gameweek 1 Deadline:

The deadline for gameweek 1 is Friday 13th August at 18:30 (90 mins prior to the first game kicking off for the gameweek). Please make sure your team is completed by this time, to start earning points towards gameweek 1.


Moderated Comment Section:

If you’re a frequent visitor to my website, you’ll know that the comment section is moderated merely to prevent spam and unwanted content within my comment section.

Once you’ve commented, there will be a slight delay until it shows up; please be patient until I approve your comment.


Alternative Competitions in the Future:

I understand this mini-league may not be of interest to a lot of you, or you may not have any interest in football as a whole. However, I will look at other competitions in the future that will hopefully be of interest to you.

 

Thanks for reading and good luck to all participants!

Blizzard Finally Restored My Character!

SofaKingWat finally restored after 6 months!

The Character Transfer:

Today, Blizzard finally restored my character SofaKingWat. Approximately six months ago, I purchased a character and account transfer. In the beginning, everything went smoothly; I managed to get over 1 million gold, a new Guild Bank (with two of my alts), and a massive inventory of items to sell.

Here’s the original post I made last year regarding the issue.


The Realm Connection:

Then came the problems. Blizzard performed a realm connection between one of the realms I transferred to, and my character became unavailable. After a few days, I realized that I couldn’t access my character and immediately contacted Blizzard. They informed me that there was an issue and that they’d need to pass my case to developers for investigation.


Hassling Support For Answers:

Every month, I’d open a new ticket to enquire whether they were any closer to resolving the issue. Sadly not. It got to the point where GMs informed me that potentially developers couldn’t restore the character, and I’d lose everything. There were no guarantees that I’d be refunded or compensated for any of the losses.


He’s Alive!

A month ago, after no more updates, I decided to deactivate the account associated with the character. I honestly gave up at this point. But, today, I was informed via email that Blizzard has restored my character and was once again accessible.


Not All Good News!

Sadly, I’ve lost the million gold, the Guild Bank, and the inventory I made on the new realm. Instead, Blizzard’s only option was to restore my character to its condition before the character transfer. They’ve reimbursed me for the paid character transfer; the items in my inventory (before the transfer) were restored, and the small amount of gold I could take.

Ideally, this isn’t the result I was hoping for, but it’s better than losing everything.


What To Do, If It Happens To You!

So I write this today hoping that if one of my readers is in the same predicament in the future, not to give up! Instead, collect information to help with your case. Then, when approached by Blizzard, give them all the information to help with their investigations.

The good thing about World of Warcraft and other high-performing games is the data that they save for backup purposes. So if there are any issues, mainly on Blizzard’s behalf, they can either revert any changes or as in my case, restore something to a restore point. A bit like System Restore in Windows 10.

Solo Queue For Island Expeditions in 9.1?

Expedition Map

Solo Queue For Island Expeditions?

Blizzard is finally releasing their new patch, Shadowlands 9.1 – Chains of Domination, next week! Therefore, I thought it would be beneficial to quickly check out the PTR and see whether they’ve successfully incorporated the long-awaited solo queue for Island Expeditions.

According to Jeremy Feasel, he was hopeful that a solo queue for Island Expeditions could be incorporated in 9.1 but didn’t hold much hope for Warfronts.

Jeremy Feasel statement for Solo Queues for 9.1


What Are Island Expeditions:

For those unaware, Blizzard introduced Island Expeditions in Battle for Azeroth (BFA). Players could approach the Expedition Map and sign up to queue for four different difficulties, NormalHeroicMythic, and PvP.

You needed a team of three players to participate, and it had a simple objective, reach the azerite goal first, and you won! In addition, Blizzard introduced further incentives and tasks throughout the expansion of BFA and made it worthwhile for players to continue participating in Island Expeditions for Companion PetsMounts and Transmog.


Why The Need For A Solo Queue?

With the release of Shadowlands and the lure of new content, players that continued to queue for Island Expeditions found it difficult to get groups due to a lack of interest. Thankfully, early in Shadowlands, there was hope. Jeremy Feasel informed the World of Warcraft community that they were trying to incorporate a solo queue. The community had hoped that the improvement was ready for Shadowlands 9.1.


The 9.1 PTR:

I quickly copied over my main character onto the PTR and hurried over to the Port of Zandalar. I interacted with the Expedition Map. To my astonishment, there was no method to solo queue for an Island Expedition.

When I hovered over the four difficulties, the tooltips expressed the need for three players to participate in the Mythic and PvP queue. However, the tooltip for Normal and Heroic had no minimum player requirement. Furthermore, all four options needed me to select find crew, suggesting there’s no solo queue yet!

With 9.1 due to release on the 29th of June for NA (30th for EU), there’s no way they’re releasing the solo queue unless they plan to release something in the next few days. So that would suggest that there’s no testing expected before the release of 9.1.


If No Solo Queue In 9.1, When?

Suppose there’s no solo queue in 9.1. In that case, I can only assume that Blizzard maybe hit a snag while making alterations to Island Expeditions. However, if they plan to release this during Shadowlands, then perhaps it will come in 9.2. It’s worth remembering that Blizzard usually waits for two expansions before making previous content more accessible for soloing.


What Does This Mean For Gold-Making?

The inability to solo queue for Island Expeditions means that players will continue to struggle to queue. Therefore, the need for offloading Island Expedition Transmog (as warned in my previous post) may not be necessary now. Gold-makers were worried that with the ability to solo queue, the demand for Transmog would drop. At the same time, the supply would increase, meaning a loss in value. What will likely happen now is the opposite, more demand and a lack of supply, slowly increasing its value!

But stay vigilant; Blizzard has in the past made changes where necessary, without warning. So expect Island Expedition Transmog to hold its value for now, but adapt if there are any late changes.


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Fortnightly Sales Report (2nd June to 16th June 21)

Fortnightly Sales Report

Fortnightly Sales Report (2nd June – 16th June):

Welcome to my fortnightly Sales Report from 2nd June to 16th June. This report is a couple of days early; this is because we have arranged to go on a week-long family holiday from 28th June. So if you’re reading this post today, I hope you can find some value from it, maybe entice you into a new market for gold-making.

To explain why I only do my reports over a fortnightly time frame, read this post.


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 3.3m gold worth of purchases and earned 6.5m gold in sales, which resulted in a profit of 3.2m gold. [Medallion of the Legion] is still selling extremely well. I managed to sell 90 for a total of 433k.

I also managed to sell the recipe [Recipe: Greater Arcane Protection Potion] for 237k. Unfortunately, thanks to the sudden changes to unobtainable recipes in Shadowlands 9.1, now becoming obtainable once more, these recipes will begin to start losing value. For more information regarding these changes, read this post.

Overall, it’s been an incredible fortnight worth of recipe sales, proving that there’s much interest in this market. If you’d like to get involved in this market, consider checking out my guides here.

Fortnightly Sales Report


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. Markets without a link will have guides available in the next few weeks.

Battle Pets:

Battle Pet Sales


Island Expedition Transmog:

Island Expedition Transmog Sales


Legion BoEs:

Legion BoE Sales


Recipes:

Recipe Sales


Replica Transmog:

Replica Transmog Sales


Mounts:

Mount Sales


Transmog:

Transmog Sales


Selection of Other Sales:

Selection of other sales

Guides regarding the items within the screenshot above can be found below, more to follow!


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