One Month And Counting
Well, today marks one month since my long-awaited return to World of Warcraft and what a ride it’s been… The timing of my return coupled with Blizzards 100% leveling boost and the Governments advice for the general public to stay home due to the coronavirus lockdown, made gold-making extremely profitable this month. Towelliee, mentioned in the build-up to his Shadowlands Alpha stream that “if the lockdown is prolonged further, there may be an extension to the boost!” I doubt it will happen, but you never know with the lack of content from here to the release of Shadowlands.
As mentioned in a previous blog post my inventory and gold took a hit, due to expired mail expiring and thus getting deleted, so with 5000 gold to my name on a new realm and an abundance of new materials at my disposal, my first port of call was collecting a lot of Marks of Honor through weekly PvP and Battlegrounds; so I could purchase the new recipes for the Uncanny gear. In the beginning, I concentrated on 3 professions, Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, and Tailoring, but with Guilded Silkweave extremely expensive on my realm, Tailoring ended up being ditched to one-side so I replaced it with Inscription.
Blacksmithing and Leatherworking were no brainers, Plate gear and an armory of weapons and Leatherworking gave me Leather and Mail items, not forgetting the Bow too… these 2 professions alone, gave me an extremely vast amount of gear. Inscription gave me the chance to craft the Compendium trinkets which have been very profitable at the beginning, however, Zin’anthid is slowly increasing in value cutting into my profits. If time is on my side, I may look to farm it myself.
What’s Been Rolling Off The Shelves…
With regard to the leveling boost mentioned at the beginning, the main sales I’ve made are with regard to leveling. Enchants for heirlooms (and end-game gear), Gems for Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm Timewalking, Deep Sea Satin bags and without a doubt the biggest income, coming from Uncanny gear; mainly the weapons.
With Pandaria material’s extremely cheap on my realm (thanks to Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossom’s assaults), I found it a good opportunity to flip them at certain times of the week. With professions to fall back on, I could easily make use of the materials with Pandaria transmog, so the risk was very low.
Here’s a couple of mailbox screenshots full of gold from this month, notice that Recipes, Battle Pets, and poor items still sell… That Papi sale was a 100k flip too! There’s a lot more sales, but there are just some of the highlights of the month.
With the leveling boost potentially coming to an end on the 20th April, it’s fair to say that there will be a huge drop in uncanny sales, so I will be branching off back into other markets and starting up a couple of my alt realms which I sadly mistreated since my break from the game. I want to get back into Battle Pets again too, but with a lot of them lost in the mail, I think it’s fair to say a vast chunk of my investment, will be in Battle Pets in the coming days.
Below I’ve added my graph from my TSM4 dashboard. Please bear in mind, this is solely for this realm and character only. I’ve also edited out my name and realm because I know you guys like to find me (wink wink).
I reached 43k on my first day back (March 17th) and currently sitting on 1,146,661 gold
The goal so far was to reinvest my gold immediately into materials for crafting and potential flips, hence why you can see fluctuations midway through the month and a dramatic increase towards the end of the month.
Before I Go…
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Wow-Pets is now back up and detailing prices for level 1 and 25 battle pets, which is awesome. If you’re like my self and use the site to base your average prices for your pets, be sure to leave it a couple of days/weeks. This will help base a better average, as the data before the site went down has been lost, so prices will be very volatile.
Lastly, thank you for dropping on by!