World of Warcraft Events Available This Week.

Gold-Making with the Darkmoon Faire

World Events:

Good afternoon guys. This week we’re fortunate to have three World Events available to us. Tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month; this means the return of the Darkmoon Faire. There are also two other events: Noblegarden (Monday), and the Burning Crusade Timewalking event (Wednesday). 

Check your calendar in-game for further information.


The Darkmoon Faire:

At 00:01 this Sunday morning, the Darkmoon Faire will be accessible again. For a detailed guide on what to do, check out my Darkmoon Faire guide. There’s plenty of gold-making opportunities with Darkmoon Aritfacts, Companion Pets, Darkmoon Daggermaw, and Replica Transmog.

You don’t have to compete in all the markets that I advise, but do what you feel is better suited to you and your realm. Check The Undermine Journal (TuJ) to see what markets are profitable on your realm.

For an alternative guide, check out the Darkmoon Faire Made Easy – Author: GamerSmoosh


Noblegarden Event:

On Monday, we will see the return of the event: Noblegarden. If you deal in the Swift Springstrider market, be prepared for the prices to start plummeting. The Auction House will start becoming oversaturated by these mounts, driving down its valuation. This is a great opportunity for gold-makers to purchase cheap Swift Springstrider’s to sell once the event has finished.

Alternatively, you can earn the Swift Springstrider and the Companion Pet: Noblegarden Bunny by completing tasks and earning the currency Brightly Colored Egg. To purchase both items, you will need to collect 500 Brightly Colored Egg and 200 Brightly Colored Egg, respectively. These can be posted on the Auction House, but I suggest waiting till the event has finished when the demand is greater than the supply!

If you intend to farm these mounts, it’s important to remember that the mount Swift Springstrider is a unique mount. This means only one of them can be present within your inventory (including your personal bank) at any one time. I suggest using a Guild Bank to help store these.

For a complete and comprehensive guide, please check out Noblegarden Guide by Wowhead.


The Burning Crusade Timewalking Event:

Also, this Wednesday (reset day), we’ll see the Burning Crusade Timewalking event. Due to my unforeseen break a couple of months back, I missed the last time this was available, and thankfully I’m here this time around. This event is a great opportunity if you require recipes that are locked behind a specific Burning Crusade reputation.

For example, I need to boost my Keepers of Time reputation to earn/learn the Recipe: Flask of Supreme Power. Using 50x Timewarped Badge, I can purchase 500 rep with the Keepers of Time and power-level my reputation. This recipe is Bind on Pickup (BoP) so is purely for crafting purposes.

If you’re like me, you may have many alts that have collected Timewarped Badges; although the badges are not Bind on Account (BoA), the reputation tokens are. Log in to your alt(s) and visit the vendor Cupri. Once you’ve purchased your badges, access the mailbox and send them to the character that needs the specific reputation badge.

It’s worth noting if you have no interest in Reputation Tokens, scaled gear and you’d like some recommendations, check out the Bag of Fishing Treasure for 150 Timewarped Badge. You have an 11% chance to loot the following Companion Pet from the bag.

If you earn one of these Companion Pets, learn it, and cage it to post on the Auction House. Depending on your realm, you can sell these from 10k each. Slightly more, if leveled to level 25. Check The Undermine Journal (TuJ) for detailed valuations for your realm.

For a comprehensive guide on the Burning Crusade Timewalking event, check out Wowhead.


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Thanks for reading!

Replica Transmog Market

First off, may I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Happy New Year! Here’s hoping wherever you are that 2021 is a prosperous and safe one IRL and in-game for us all. Today’s blog post is my first gold-making post since an impromptu break due to IRL issues. As the Darkmoon Faire is in town this week, I felt it was beneficial to post this today for you all.

Today I’ll discuss the benefits of completing quests and other objectives to earn Darkmoon Tickets. Once we’ve obtained enough Darkmoon Tickets, we can consider purchasing Replica Transmog. Alternatively, buying Companion Pets if you don’t meet the level requirements to purchase Replica Transmog.


Earning Darkmoon Tickets:

According to the Wowhead Guide by Gamermoosh (Darkmoon Faire Made Easy), you can obtain 286 Darkmoon Tickets per Month if you complete every task (including the daily tasks). If you’ve not completed Silas’ Secret Stash quest, then you can earn an extra 100 Darkmoon TicketsRemember, you can only complete this quest once!

While this guide is currently outdated it’s still in my opinion the best guide on Wowhead regarding the Darkmoon Faire. Please do follow the link and add some feedback if it helped you too. I’m sure the author will update his guide soon.


Darkmoon Artifacts:

The easiest method to obtain Darkmoon Tickets is earning Darkmoon Artifacts by completing content while carrying a Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory. Alternatively you can purchase the Artifacts from the Auction House. Because I don’t do a great deal of content myself, I struggle to earn my Artifacts, so I opt to buy them from the Auction House. These can vary between 100g to 1500g per Artifact depending on when you look to purchase them. Ideally, purchase them a few weeks before the Darkmoon Faire comes to town!

Full List of Darkmoon Artifacts.


What Replica Transmog to Purchase?

I’ve always used TheUndermineJournal and would still recommend it to others. Access the site and input your region and realm. In the search bar, add the term, Replica. This search will return you a list of all the Replica items on your realm with their; 

  • Availability 
  • Current Price 
  • Mean Price 
  • Last seen 

On my realm, the current Price is between 30k to 40k per piece. Remember to consider that each realm has its own valuation; this is why it’s imperative to correctly input your region and realm.

Here’s a graph from TheUnderminJournal illustrating the differing valuations per realm for the Replica Beastmaster’s Cap. 17.5k the cheapest and


Resetting Replica Transmog:

On some occasions, you will find some realms sell Replica Transmog for as little as 5k to 15k each. If someone has earned those Artifacts or completed the events and obtained their Darkmoon Tickets without any gold invested, 5k may be sufficient for them. If you feel that you can reset the market and get better value for the piece(s), it’s worth considering. 

Always check the availability column for the piece on TheUndermineJournal. If you feel that 5k is a reasonable valuation for your item, feel free to post it at that price point too. I’ve purchased items as high as 15k myself and successfully flipped it between 40k-75k. Only do this if you’re confident you can make that profit margin.


Alternative to purchasing Replica Trasnsmog:

As mentioned at the beginning of my post, if you do not meet the level requirements to purchase Replica Transmog, please consider purchasing Companion Pets from Lhara. These have no level requirements, and once learned and caged, you can sell these at the Auction House

Darkmoon Tonk and Darkmoon Zeppelin are the best valued Pets on my realm at approximately 15k each at level 1. I’ve added a complete list of Companion Pets below for you to consider before purchasing.


My Recent Replica Transmog Sales:

Here’s an image outlining my Replica Transmog sales since the release of Shadowlands on 23.11.2020. The profit margin is great, but the amount of sales are lower than usual, but this could be due to the new expansion. I expect these to start picking up, as people get more time to work on the Auction House.


Conclusion:

As you can see, there’s definitely value in selling Replica Transmog. You have to remember that Transmog at the best of times is a slow market and this is no different, but when you get that sale it’s worth while. The only benefit to this market, is due to the restriction to the amount of Darkmoon Tickets any one player can earn per reset as mentioned earlier in this post. You could regard this as a soft cap of Replica Transmog that will become available each reset. Obviously, this cap can be extended if a gold-maker in this market has a considerable amount of alts, this will then bypass that soft cap.

If you want to participate in this market, attempt to get one of each piece, this will improve your chances of a sale. The vast size of your inventory the greater chance you’ll have an item of interest to a potential customer – resulting in a sale. It’s also imperative that you value your pieces appropriately, use TheUndermineJournal to work out the best price for your region and realm. I’m the only seller on my realm, hence why I can demand 40k-50k per piece.


Feedback:

I love the Replica Transmog market, and the significant profit margins it can bring. Are you in the market already? Maybe you’re apprehensive and undecided on whether to get involved. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line below, and I’ll get back to you at the earliest convenience. On the other hand, If you’ve been successful in this market, feel free to share your success stories below.

Thanks for reading, guys, and again I wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year! Here’s to a better 2021 – finger crossed!

The Darkmoon Faire is coming, to Town!

Good evening or good morning depending on where you are… It’s not quite “Santa Clause is Coming to Town!” but the next best thing. It’s the 1st Sunday of the Month and that means only one thing – the Darkmoon Faire is in Town! For the next 7 days, there’s plenty of games, quests, profession quests and two rares to kill on the Darkmoon Island. If you haven’t ventured to the Darkmoon Faire in a while or maybe this is your first time, please check out my guides which will help you make the most of the gold-making opportunities available to us.


Profession Quests:

As a kind reminder, this is a great opportunity if you’re 5 skill points away from maxing your profession. Every profession has a quest that rewards you 5 skill points. Considering most of the professions in Shadowlands are quite expensive to complete, this is an ideal opportunity to complete those remaining points.


New Cooking Recipes:

You may have read in my last post, that with the release of Shadowlands three new recipes were available from Galissa Sundew.

All of these will set you back 85 Darkmoon Daggermaw. I’m unsure at this point how influential these will be, as the previous feasts (prior to the nerf) gave a substantial versatility buff to players running Mythic+ Dungeons. Wowhead hasn’t updated the new changes as of 06.12.2020 so I’ve added a screenshot below from the vendor Galissa Sundew which shows it’s availability.


Darkmoon Faire Artifacts:

Finally, with nine Darkmoon Faire Artifacts available to us from varied tasks in the World or alternatively purchased from the Auction House, turning these artifacts in will reward you experience (or gold if max level) to help you reach your target of level 60. Be sure to hit the Carousel or Roller Coaster prior to turning in the artifacts to earn that Whee! buff, this will add an extra percentage of experience to your reward.


List of helpful links:

Below are helpful links, please select the appropriate link for further information. If you’re still unsure about anything, feel free to message me on Twitter or in the comment section below and I’ll reply to you at the earliest convenience.

Darkmoon Faire (Alternative information & links)
Darkmoon Faire Artifacts (Quest Items)
Darkmoon Faire Companions
Darkmoon Daggermaw
Darkmoon Firewater
Replica Transmog
Silas’ Secret Treasure (One-time Quest)



I hope you found this post informative. Please share this post to help other players. Happy gold-making and thanks for reading!

Darkmoon Faire Profession Dailies Exploit

I finally got to access the Darkmoon Faire late tonight, after a lot of internet issues over the past couple of days and to my surprise, there’s been a further addition to the changes to level requirements. This time to Profession dailies.

Minimum Levels Required:

Character level 1*
Profession Skill level 1
*Actual character level needed: Level 5 (Profession Trainer requirement)


What’s Changed?

As you’ll remember, the Darkmoon Faire profession dailies, required that you had a minimum skill level of 75, before you could access the Profession daily. Now the changes mean, that all you need is the Profession at level 1 to get started. This is great for level 5 characters and above.

Example: Below of the Tailoring Daily on my fresh level 10 Highmountain Tauren. With Tailoring skill at 1/300 and being offered the daily quest.


What Does this Mean?

Well, as I’ve just checked, you could learn 2 professions, (for example Mining and Herbalism) go to the Darkmoon Faire, complete the two profession dailies. Now head back to a city of your faction, simply unlearn them and learn two new professions. head back to the Darkmoon Faire and complete the dailies for those and rinse and repeat until you’ve completed them all!

Due to the actual level restriction of level 5 to learn a profession from your Profession trainer, this would work best with an Allied Race character, as they start at level 10.


Is this an exploit?

I’d imagine that this would be regarded as an exploit, as I don’t believe the developers wanted players swapping professions in and out, to complete every profession daily. So if you consider doing this, or have already done it, be prepared for a hotfix and if they deem it an exploit, they could possibly hand-out punishments too. I’d recommend not doing this!


Conclusion:

Be aware, that players doing this already will have earn’t a lot of extra Darkmoon Prize Tickets, which will have a negative affect on the quantity of Replica Transmog and Companion Pets on your realms Auction House. I’ve only been in-game for approximately 45 minutes, so it’s too soon to say.


What do you think? should Blizzard hotfix this? is it an exploit? add your comments below.

Thanks for reading!

World Event Updates and Shadowlands Release Date

Apologies for the late post tonight; internet issues delayed this post from getting published. Hopefully, things will pick up from hereon. It’s been an exciting week thus far. We finally got confirmation of the new release date for Shadowlands (23rd/24th November). The cherry on the cake, we finally got the official date for the pre-launch Scourge invasion for 10th November. I have many alts that need that catch-up gear, so this is music to my ears.


Hallow’s End:

If you’ve been collecting all the Tricky Treats during the Hallow’s End World Event, be aware that the end is nigh! If you’re reading this and haven’t taken part yet, there’s still time. The Hallow’s End event finishes Sunday, 1st November. Be sure to spend any Tricky Treats that you’ve earnt up to this point; any treats left within your bag will be consumed and forever lost once the deadline hits.

To make flying to all the Candy Buckets effortless, check out the addon, HandyNotes_Hallow’s End this highlights where all the Candy Buckets are on the map. An added bonus is TomCat’s Tours: Hallow’s End. This addon, will automatically open the Handful of Treats when looted, this will save you a lot of time overall.

Check out my recent post regarding Hallow’s End if you want to take part. There are some expensive Companion Pets of interest if you can collect 150 Tricky Treats before Sunday! Naxxy and the Widget the Departed are my favoured Companion Pets to buy to sell on the Auction House.


Darkmoon Faire:

Sunday will also see the return of the Darkmoon Faire. I hope you’ve either been saving up your Darkmoon Artifacts or purchasing them from the Auction House in prior to its reopening. Prices will spike once it’s opened! With the pre-patch finally here, I’m intrigued to see how the Replica Transmog market will reflect with the recent changes.

It will be the first Darkmoon Faire since the pre-patch released, so it will be interesting to see how players adjust to the new level requirements. If you weren’t already aware, there has been considerable changes to many of the items’ level requirements, which has forced me to rewrite my Darkmoon Faire Guide. The main Darkmoon Faire page now has helpful links to separate topics/pages of interest, helping to keep the main page short and concise. This page is a work in progress, so it will develop further over the coming weeks.

For more info on the Darkmoon Faire, check out my guide.


Tankard’s O’ Profit (Brewfest):

Here’s another update on the Tankards O’ Profit that I purchased from the World Event: Brewfest. Due to the delay to the pre-patch, the tankards had a lot of value, due to their 82 item level being greater than the Uncanny weapons, so this mean’t the Tankards were a viable option for fresh level 50’s.

Sadly, this will only last until the release of the Scourge invasion as the incoming catch-up gear of item level 100 will be far better. It was great whilst it lasted.

TSM Ledger sales data between: Sept 20th to Oct 30th for all realms!

ItemAvg PaidAvg SoldTotal
Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror3,811g36,797g956,744g
Terrific Tankard O’ Terror2,737g31,072g807,880g

Did any of you participate in any of the World Events mentioned above? how did you get on? Share your experiences below in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

Influx of Darkmoon Faire Quest Items

Hello guys, long time no see.

I just wanted to create a quick post today regarding a previous blog post The Darkmoon Faire Revisited. Basically because of the recent influx of Darkmoon Faire Quest Items due to the increased content brought to us by Battle for Azeroth or soon, Shadowlands.

Due to the increased content, PvP, Dungeons, Questing and the impending pre-patch and, a lot of returning players, it’s never been easier to obtain the quest items. If you have your  Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory, you have a chance to loot a Darkmoon Quest item. Because of this, the Auction House is flooded with items, which has dramatically decreased the value for these items.

High competition + increased supply = market crash

So please ignore the previous prices I was advising. I will edit those prices in that blog post immediately but wanted to clarify here first, why the need to change them. If you did follow those prices, then don’t be disheartened, as you can still turn those in and make gold from other markets.

You can buy up Darkmoon Faire Quest Items from the Auction House for approximately 100g-500g each (dependant of your realm’s economy) although this is lower than initially outlined, there’s still plenty of profit to be made! Buying up quest items, turn in, and buy Replica gear is still the best method. I’m selling gear at around the 40-75k mark EACH on many of my realms. There are even players barking in trade chat, selling full sets for crazy amounts of gold!

When you consider it costs me on average 1k-2.5k to buy all the Darkmoon Faire Quest Items you can easily turn all these into huge profits! This is hugely beneficial to do on ALTS too!

Please bear in mind, that SOME quest items do have level requirements to hand in successfully and you must be level 60 to purchase Replica Transmog.

So although the buying/flipping market for Darkmoon Faire Quest Items may be ruined (at the moment), there’s still plenty of room in other markets. Check out your realms economy/market via TheUndermineJournal and see if there’s value for you too!

Just a couple of Replica Transmog sales since the release of Battle for Azeroth, to offer you some confidence in this market! You can also enter #Replica #Transmog within the search bar on Twitter to see some of my sales, I’ve shared prior to the release of Battle for Azeroth!

The Secrets of the Darkmoon Faire

Many people within World of Warcraft will not be familliar with this strategy, but Ive been using it to my advantage for as long as I can remember and I have amassed atleast 45% of my gold balance from doing it. Now this is pretty limited, as you can only get the items during the the Darkmoon Faire.

Now, I can hear you asking, what is this big secret? well… it’s the opportunity to purchase Replica transmog items, from the vendor Baruma for a measly amount of Darkmoon Prize Tickets. The important part of this strategy, is to buy Darkmoon Quest Items, which Ive listed below this paragraph for you, once these are turned in, you will get a small amount of gold or experience (depending on your level) and more importantly the Darkmoon prize tickets. Do this on all your alts too, like I do. Remember, the tickets are BoP, but once you’ve bought your Replica transmog items, they’re BoE and tradable.

Darkmoon Quest Items:
Monstrous Egg
Fallen Adventurer’s Journal
Banner of the Fallen
Captured Insignia
Imbued Crystal
Mysterious Grimoire
Ornate Weapon
Soothsayer’s Runes
A Treatise on Strategy

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You can buy each of the quest items from the Auction House for as little as 10g and as much as 500g for the higher demand items, you may even prefer to farm them. If this is the case, check the links out on the items above and see where they drop from. Personally, I buy them off the Auction House about 2 weeks before the Darkmoon Faire comes, as they maybe cheaper, than when it’s in Town. It’s a small amount of gold compared to what you’ll make on the Replica transmog items you sell. Dont forget to do the daily’s in the area too, whether it’s profession daily’s or the game daily’s for extra tickets, every little helps…

Quest – Silas’ Secret Stash:
As well as the Darkmoon Quest items above, you can also complete a quest called Silas’ Secret Stash. This can only be completed once on any one character and doesn’t reset! This quest costs 100  Darkmoon Daggermaw and you can buy this quest from the vendor Galissa Sundew at co-ords [52.88]. Once you have started the quest, you’ll notice that you’ve been given a set of clues and some treasure to find.

I’ve added a video below, from a very good streamer called oldbess. He does many awesome videos, helping his viewers make gold in Warcraft. Be sure to leave some feedback and a like if you found his video on this quest helpful.

The Replica Gear:
Instead of posting links for every Replica item available, I will instead link every Replica set, you can go through the page to see the individual items. You will also notice the item it’s replicating.

Replica Sets:

Cloth
Dreadmist Raiment
Deathmist Raiment
Magister’s Regalia
Sorcerer’s Regalia
Vestments of the Devout
Vestments of the Virtuous

Leather
Shadowcraft Armor
Darkmantle Armor
Wildheart Raiment
Feralheart Raiment

Mail
Beaststalker Armor
Beastmaster Armor
The Elements
The Five Thunders

Plate
Battlegear of Heroism
Battlegear of Valor
Lightforge Armor
Soulforge Armor

I  have made a Replica Transmog Import String for TSM which you can find HERE.

If you’re confident that you can get these items cheaper on the Auction House, feel free to purchase them to flip. I can sell Replica gear between 20-30k at the moment, so I’m happy to buy at 10k to guarantee a healthy flip.

Sales:
Each item within each set will be worth considerably more than another, this is where you’ll have the task to check your Auction House and see what the prices are and then purchase the best item that will maximise your profit.  Below are a couple of screenshots I took today showing what sales you could make, by investing in a small amount of gold and a little time.

Darkmantle spaulders SOLD                      Darkmantle gloves SOLD

  Darkmantle cap SOLD                    Darkmantle boots SOLD
You can find further images of my Replica Transmog sales HERE or simply check out my Facebook page or Twitter feed for recent sales.

I hope you found this post interesting, please do post questions if you have any, but more importantly, please feel free to share your sales too…

Thanks for reading!