Well, we’re finally approaching the end of another week of the new Legion Pre-Patch, and things are finally starting to settle down. I think it’s fair to say we’re slowly getting accustomed to our new class changes, the loss of stats, and the unfortunate changes to Serverhop or Cross Realm Assist. Well, if you were an avid open-world farmer, it’s not all lost, as you’ll find out later on!
My Legion Pre-Patch Hoarding Update:
When an expansion comes to an end, it’s a great time to get yourself prepared for the new expansion and, as a gold-maker, attempt to profit from those, that weren’t fortunate enough to follow suit. I’ve been swamped the last couple of weeks and can happily say I’m ready for Legion.
At the end of May, my liquid gold was at approximately 3.2 million. I think I’ve invested all my gold wisely, but the full results won’t be clear until I sell my stock. According to TradeSkillMaster (TSM) the approximate value of my inventory currently stands at 25.7m.
Choosing The Right Price Source:
Now, I’m fully aware that this total can be manipulated by the ‘value price source‘ that’s input. So let me reassure you all by clarifying my custom price source below.
avg(DBRegionMarketAvg, DBGlobalMarketAvg, TUJGlobalMedian, DBRegionHistorical, DBGlobalHistorical)
You’ll see that I haven’t got DBMarket as this can be manipulated from clever goblins on the server, so I don’t use this! Instead, my price string is influenced by average Region and Global prices to give me an excellent average price source. This custom price source is similar to Mankind’s; if you haven’t seen his TSM videos, click HERE. They are amazing videos that help you understand everything to do with TSM, so check them out!
Investing In TCG Battle Pets:
I’ve invested much of my gold in level 25 Battle Pets (mostly very rare TCG Battle Pets). Battle Pets are an excellent investment, as they can be learned and caged, so if you’re having no luck selling on a specific realm, learn and cage them and sell on a different realm!
TCG Battle Pets are always in demand, as the Trading Cards are quite expensive, and many players would prefer to spend gold on Battle Pets rather than real money.
Rare MoP Battle Pets:
I will be looking to sell the rare MoP Battle Pets asap, as MoP raids will become more accessible, thanks to Legion. Although these pets are currently challenging to obtain due to their low drop rates, the supply will rise as more people clear that content.
If I don’t have the answer, I’m sure I may know someone who will.
ServerHop or CrossrealmAssist nerf:
Sadly there were adjustments or nerfs to the much loved ServerHop or CrossRealmAssist, which to some extent, brought new beginnings. Whether these were intended or not is another matter, but thankfully if you use these addons to farm in open-world content, you’ll be relieved to know it’s still beneficial to use them.
The devs changed it so that if you were joining a group, you had to be within the vicinity of the leader to join a player on a different realm successfully. With this change, bought the ability to ‘hyper spawn‘ mobs. If you were in a five-person group and carefully positioned, this meant that the mobs were instantly spawning as soon as you killed and looted them.
It wasn’t too long before people realized that you could form two groups of four players and go to town on specific areas for farming.
Farming Raw Materials:
For example, the materials on the Auction House, Volatile Water, Primal Fire have crashed, due to the amount that people are successfully farming up. The most significant success so far is the frog farm on the Timeless Isle. With Sha Crystal so hard to come by, there’s an absolute mint to be made here! It’s also worth noting, that you don’t ignore the whelpling farms too.
Supreme Lord Kazzak:
I stopped participating in the Kazzak weekly kill for a bit of time, but it comes to my attention that it’s worthwhile again. Not only do you have the chance to loot double the Felblight than what you got before pre-patch, but you can also loot ilvl 720 gear now, with the chance to get upgraded to Warforged or even Titanforged. I have many alts, which has given me the incentive to get them geared before Legion.
** It’s important to know, that Blizzard has prevented players below level 100 to get loot from a Kazzak kill. **
Squirt Menagerie Daily Nerfed:
As Peelyon expected, the Squirt daily got nerfed, and our beloved Weebomination is no longer of any use to us, well in the circumstances that we want to cleave the mobs and thus complete the battle quick as possible. So this means we need a workaround. Thankfully Peelyon and a user on Wowhead (Robotusch) have a solution. To view this new strategy, please follow this link.
If you’re not aware of Peelyon, be sure to check him out at Twitch. He has a wealth of knowledge on Battle pets and gold-making and writes on behalf of IcyVeins for their new gold-making forum. You can also catch me in his chat AKA GrahransWoWGold.
Although I’m a poor Moderator, I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have in a bid to assist Peelyon.
That’s enough of me rambling on! Don’t forget guys, 18th (US) or 19th (EU) for the release of Demon Hunter’s; I shan’t be jumping on straight away, as I’m expecting issues and will happily watch on and continue to post auctions.
Good luck, and thanks for reading!