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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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