If you thought Garrisons in 2022 were of no interest, or more importantly, too much work to maintain to make worthwhile, you’d be wrong! You can make some excellent passive gold income with a specific Garrison setup (which I’ll explain later in the post).
An excellent little niche market is the flipping cheap Huge Ogre Caches. These items are a reward from a mission called Ogrecoming Adversity via the Mission table within your Garrison (Warlords of Draenor). Using this item will give the player 1000 Garrison Resources. Players that no longer require Garrison Resources or are already at their maximum quantity (10,000) will often mail these to an alt or post on the Auction House.
If you’re fortunate, you can find players posting these very cheap on the Auction House. But, be warned, there are two different level requirements, Level 10 and Level 40. TSM4 cannot differentiate between the item’s minimum level requirements and will display all at Level 10. So, if you’re Level 10, be aware of this oversight before purchasing.
First Image: TSM4 incorrectly showing Huge Ogre Cach at Level 10
Second Image: World of Warcraft Default UI correctly showing the same item as Level 40
Shopping for Huge Ogre Caches:
If you’re Level 10, and you accidentally purchase a minimum required Level 40Huge Ogre Cache, you will find yourself unable to use this item until you meet the level requirement. Therefore, please take extra care when below Level 40, purchasing these items.
To get around this scenario, open the Auction House and scan for a Huge Ogre Cache; once you’ve found some change from the TSM4 UI to World of Warcraft’sdefault Auction House UI. Hovering your cursor over one of these items will correctly show (if any) the different level requirements for the Huge Ogre Cache.
Posting Huge Ogre Caches to the Auction House:
It’s important to remind you that this issue persists when posting these Huge Ogre Caches on the Auction House. Where possible, post these items carefully by sorting these items within your bags correctly. The Auction House will post the items in the order within your bag, ignoring the different level requirements.
For example, if you had 10 Huge Ogre Caches in your bag (6x Level 10 and 4x Level 40) group them separately by level (make sure Level 10’s are at the top of your bags), open the Auction House via World of Warcraft’s default UI, shift-click the Level 10 items you wish to post, and where it asks the amount to post, input 6. This will post the 6 Level 10 Huge Ogre Caches from the top of your bag.
Please ignore this section if you have no interest in profiting from the different level requirements.
Why Flip level 10 Huge Ogre Caches:
As mentioned previously, I post my level 10 Huge Ogre Caches higher than level 40 purely because of the number of new players currently playing; this might be of interest to you too! For example, new players at Level 10 that opt for ‘The Iron Horde‘ (Warlords of Draenor) campaign from Chromie will want to boost their Garrison Resources to build their buildings or participate in early missions promptly.
As mentioned previously, I flip many Huge Ogre Caches, mainly the Level 10 items, as these are very desirable to new level 10 players with a new Garrison. Additionally, new players will be looking at boosting their Garrison Resources, which will efficiently speed up the development of their Garrison.
I can successfully flip these between 2,500 gold to 4,500 gold as illustrated below. Always consider the size of your realm and the competition before participating in this market.
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