WoW’s 17th Anniversary Event

WoW's 17th Anniversary Event

WoW’s 17th Anniversary:

It’s WoW’s 17th Anniversary and for the next 3 weeks, there’s plenty of things to do and obtain. The event finishes on the 6th of December, so be sure to acquire and participate in all the festivities on offer.

I’ve added information below, which I feel will be of interest to my readers. Feel free to drop me a line, if there’s nothing covered below, which you’re unsure of.


Anniversary Gift Package:

Upon logging in, you’ll receive a package within your mailbox called the Anniversary Gift Package. When you open the package, you’ll find the following.

If you’re like me, and you have a lot of alts on your account(s), be sure to log them all in and receive your Anniversary Gift Package. The 200 Timewarped Badges and the Celebration Package alone are worth the effort.


Timewalking Badges:

200 Timewarped Badges might not sound great, but it’s not bad for just logging in during this three-week event. What makes this more appealing is you can obtain this on all your alts, too; this is why I mentioned at the beginning of my post to log them all in.

Although these Timewarped Badges are bind on equip, you can spend your Timewarped Badges on items during a Timewalking event and post Bind on Account items to your alts/main (i.e. Reputation Commendations).

Remember, there are level restrictions in place for specific Timewalking events. Can you please take into account your alts level when trying to access a Timewalking vendor.


Celebration Package:

The recent changes to leveling alts in patch 9.1.5 and the introduction of the Celebration Package means it’s never been a better time to level alts. Upon using the Celebration Package, you will receive a buff that will increase experience and reputation gains by 17%; this will last until the end of the event.

If you accidentally misplace your Celebration Package, you can purchase a replacement from, Historian Ma’di for 15 copper. He also offers other items from previous Anniversary rewards for sale.

Now, if you’re bold, activate War Mode and further increase those experience gains.


A Timely Invitation:

Before you head on out on your journey to the Caverns of Time to hand in the quest: A Timely Invitation, consider opting out of War Mode. When the Anniversary event is active, many players will farm honorable kills around the quest giver, Chromie.

Although the area is heavily patrolled by the Warden’s of Time, well geared and organized players can/will hinder you and survive the impending onslaught from the Wardens.


Korrak’s Revenge:

Ah, the return of Korrak’s Revenge, Alterac Valley. I haven’t participated in this unique Battleground yet, this year. But if it’s anything like the previous anniversary events, this should be fun. I remember a Korrak’s Revenge quest; once you completed it, you got a weapon based on your level and item level. Sadly, this is no longer available!

However, when you visit Chromie to hand in the quest: A Timely Invitation, be sure to pick up the quest she offers called: Soldier of Time. Upon completion, you will receive 5 Mark of Honor,  and 200 Timewarped Badges.

I’m unsure at this point whether leveling within this Battleground will be sufficient. I also remember last year when Blizzard nerfed experience gains. However, it’s still fun, and once you complete the objective: Alterac Valley of Olde, you’ll receive another 200 Timewarped Badges!

Be prepared; these battles can last a long time!


Classic World Bosses:

Throughout Azeroth, you will encounter some of the classic world bosses, the Dragons of Nightmare, Azuregos, and Lord Kazzak. If you’re level 30 and above, join a party and defeat them. There are some excellent rewards on offer, don’t forget the weekly quest The Originals from Historian Llore. This is a weekly quest and will also highlight the Dragon of Nightmare available for that day.

Introduced this year is the world boss: Doomwalker at the entrance of the Caverns of Time, in Tanaris. Pick up the quest: Doomwalkin’ Has Come Knockin’ from Chromie. You will receive 150 Timewarped Badges for defeating Doomwalker.


Where To Find The World Bosses?

The Dragons of Nightmare:

Only one of these Dragons will be available for that given day, and they rotate on a scheduled basis.

Azuregos:
Doomwalker:
Lord Kazzak:

Rotation of The Dragons of Nightmare:

Addy, a contributor on Wowhead, has updated his comment, with this year’s (2021) Dragons of Nightmare rotation. For details, click the link here to view his content.

Please do leave a comment and like, to show your appreciation for his/her work.


Improving Your Chance Of Loot:

If you’re like me, you’ll know how frustrating RNG can be within World of Warcraft when obtaining loot. Thankfully, when you kill a classic world boss, we have the opportunity to get a bonus roll via the Seal of Wartorn Fate.

The Seal of Wartorn Fate was a coin you could purchase during the Battle for Azeroth expansion. Funnily enough, we can still buy these! There is a purchase limit of 2 coins per week, with a total cap of 5.

What Bosses Can I Bonus Roll On?

Only, Doomwalker, Azuregos, and Lord Kazzak appear to let you use a coin for a bonus roll. I’ve not had the bonus roll option when defeating one of the Dragons of Nightmare.

Purchase Information:

With a limit of 2 coins per week, I’d suggest purchasing the first coin for 250 War Resources and the second coin for 2000 gold; this will ultimately save you gold due to the second coin doubling in price. However, if you don’t have the War Resources, then purchase the two coins with gold; this will set you back 7000 gold in total.

You do have the option of using Mark of Honor, but these could be spent elsewhere, but ultimately, that’s your decision.

Horde Players:

Visit the Master of Fate, Zurvan, within The Maelstrom Mercantile of Dazar’alor. Coordinates [54.87].

Alliance Players:

You can find the Master of Fate, Tezran, within Snug Harbor Inn of Boralus. Coordinates [71.13].


A Time To Reflect:

There is also a daily quest on offer, from Historian Llore, called A Time to Reflect. Answer an easy question regarding the lore of World of Warcraft, and in return, you’ll receive 5 Timewarped Badges.


Gold-Making:

There’s not a great deal that can be made gold-making-wise during the event. But as mentioned above, if you can obtain as many Timewarped Badges as you can, when other Timewalking events are available, you can purchase Bind on Account Reputation Commendations.

Many recipes are locked behind reputation requirements, such as the panthers from the Order of the Cloud Serpent. This method is more straightforward with Order of the Cloud Serpent Commendations during the Mists of Pandaria Timewalking Event.


Conclusion:

If you’re new to World of Warcraft or struggling to get that character to level 60, now is the time to get started. With Blizzard introducing their overpriced level 60 boost within the shop, trying to entice players to skip leveling, this anniversary event is an excellent alternative!

With classic world bosses and a weekly quest on offer, there’s plenty of opportunities to gear your main or your alts. Level 60’s can earn ilvl 226 items, whereas players level 30 and above will obtain gear appropriate to their level; thanks to the scaling system.

If you would like further clarification on what is on offer over the next three weeks, please do head on over to our trusted friends at Wowhead for their guide on WoW’s 17th Anniversary Event.


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Relic of the Past (Shadowlands)

With Shadowlands almost on the horizon, I ventured on to our trusted source of data, Wowhead, with the task of reading up on Relics of the Past. This will be the new optional crafting reagent coming to Shadowlands. The premise of the Relics, is to upgrade armor or weapons, to a greater required level and item level dependant on the Relic used. You can now increase your gear as you level. Below I’ve added some information for each Relic.

RelicItem LevelMin. Level
Relic of the Past I2315
Relic of the Past II3325
Relic of the Past III4335
Relic of the Past IV5645
Relic of the Past V8750

Each profession, Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, and Tailoring will have the ability to craft 5 Relics, using materials associated with that profession. The higher the Relic, the greater the number of materials needed.

Below are three sheets I quickly knocked up, in a bid to help readers either farm or begin stockpiling materials needed to craft these relics. Please be aware, that whilst Shadowlands is still in Beta, information and quantities can and will change up until release. Please always check Wowhead for updates.

Awaiting Blizzard for clarification on Draenic Iron Ore, which is currently unavailable to players.

Click on an image to enlarge it.


Update: On the 8th October, Blizzard released a new patch to the PTR in preparation for the Shadowlands pre-patch and the new changes/nerf to the Relic of the Past. Please check the link out here to see these changes. The new vendor materials needed can be found below:


Most of my Guild Banks have a lot of these materials already, so it won’t be an issue for me, but this might be something of interest to you going into Shadowlands. If you’d like to start stockpiling some of these items too, here’s a simple TSM Import String. This string has all the materials needed and a simple 100% DBMarket shopping operation by default. Be sure to amend this to your own operation if you wish.

On the whole, I think this is a great addition to the game this will make professions worthwhile throughout previous expansions and will no doubt extend the life of items, the more you’re willing to upgrade it as you journey to level 50 (Expected cap). With the recent changes to heirlooms, it’s great that we can in some shape or form, still equip and forget our gear as we level, bearing in mind, that you remember to use your Relic upon hitting that new level milestone. The only thing I’m not sure of is how items will scale, especially at level 50 and the gear we’ll acquire through the pre-patch event. I haven’t taken the option to play Shadowlands Beta, as I simply don’t have the spare time, but if you have access, be sure to check out where the ilvl 100 gear scales with current BFA gear. It’s also worth wondering where scaling will leave twink brackets and best in slot twink gear.

If you’d like to check out the gear that will be upgradable, using Relics, then check out this link.

If you’d like to read up more on the Relic of the Past, or maybe check for updates, etc, then please check out Wowhead for their guide or alternatively, check out this excellent video from SamadanPlaysWoW where he discusses the shuffle advantages of crafting low level gear, upgrading it with a Relic and selling the finished product to the vendor for massive profit margins.

I hope you enjoyed this post today. Until next time…

Profitable Profs (Part I) Enchanting

I’ve seen numerous Youtube videos over the past week from respectable GoldMakers regarding professions and how it’s an integral part of working the Auction House. With the extension of the [Winds of Wisdom] Buff for 100% experience, it’s never been a better time to churn out those crafted items for new players. If you’ve followed my blog, you’ll know a lot of my income comes from professions, none more so, than Enchanting. So today, I’ve decided to elaborate further on what I craft and why.

Enchanting

My main has been an Enchanter & Leatherworker since I first started playing the game back in Wrath of the Lich King, at this point I was raiding with a Horde Guild called Influx on Neptulon EU and enchanting was a very lucrative market back then and there were a lot of items you could enchant, unlike today! Thankfully, early reports suggest there will be a lot more items available to enchant upon the release of Shadowlands. Enchanting is an extremely versatile profession, in the case that disenchanting items not needed can net you a decent profit, by merely selling the materials straight on to the Auction House, or alternatively (in my case), craft important Enchants that can have a benefit to players.

Now I hear you ask, what’s the best enchants? Well given the current climate, leveling is a great place to start, so I’ve added a list of enchants below, that I’ve had a lot of success selling. This list will apply to players leveling, so these are great for applying to heirlooms. You’ll notice a lack of Mastery enchants, this is because Mastery doesn’t scale below the level 80.

Each item below is linked to Wowhead so you can check how it scales at a specific level.

(*) Denotes this Enchant requires [Blood of Sargeras] 

Neck:
Enchant Neck – Mark of the Hidden Satyr
Enchant Neck – Mark of the Claw
Enchant Neck – Mark of the Distant Army
Enchant Neck – Mark of the Heavy Hide
Enchant Neck – Gift of Critical Strike
Enchant Neck – Gift of Haste
Enchant Neck – Gift of Versatility

Cloak:
Enchant Cloak – Binding of Agility (*)
Enchant Cloak – Binding of Intellect (*)
Enchant Cloak – Binding of Strength (*)

Enchant Cloak – Gift of Critical Strike
Enchant Cloak – Gift of Haste
Enchant Cloak – Gift of Versatility 

Ring:
Enchant Ring – Binding of Critical Strike
Enchant Ring – Binding of Haste
Enchant Ring – Binding of Versatility

Enchant Ring – Gift of Critical Strike
Enchant Ring – Gift of Haste
Enchant Ring – Gift of Versatility

Chest:
Enchant Chest – Glorious Stats
Enchant Chest – Superior Stamina

Weapon:
Enchant Weapon – Elemental Force
Enchant Weapon – Mending
Enchant Weapon – Jade Spirit
Enchant Weapon – Windsong
Enchant Weapon – Mongoose

Enchant Weapon – Mark of the Shadowmoon
Enchant Weapon – Mark of Warsong
Enchant Weapon – Mark of the Thunderlord
Enchant Weapon – Crusader

Off-hand:
Enchant Off-Hand – Major Intellect

Shield:
Enchant Shield – Greater Parry
Enchant Shield – Protection

Honorable Enchants…

These are Enchants that are used outside of Heirlooms that are worth mentioning. This is purely for players that wish to min/max their character’s stats or gathering ability. The items that these enchant to, will be replaced frequently, so personally, I don’t use these enchants, but others do. I’d suggest making one of each of these enchants and see how this market reacts to your realm.

Bracer:
Enchant Bracer – Exceptional Strength
Enchant Bracer – Exceptional Versatility
Enchant Bracer – Greater Haste
Enchant Bracer – Greater Agility
Enchant Bracer – Greater Critical Strike
Enchant Bracer – Brawn

Gloves:
Enchant Gloves – Superior Haste
Enchant Gloves – Super Strength
Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Strength

(Gathering)
Enchant Gloves – Gatherer (Skill +5 Herb, Mining & Skinning)
Enchant Gloves – Herbalism (Skill +2)
Enchant Gloves – Mining (Skill +2)
Enchant Gloves – Advanced Herbalism (Skill +5)
Enchant Gloves – Advanced Mining (Skill +5)
Enchant Gloves – Skinning (Skill +5)
Enchant Gloves – Fishing (Skill +2)
Enchant Gloves – Angler (Skill +5)
Enchant Gloves – Legion Herbalism (Inc. speed of herbalism (Legion))
Enchant Gloves – Legion Mining (Inc. speed of mining (Legion))
Enchant Gloves – Legion Skinning (Inc. speed of Skinning (Legion))
Enchant Gloves – Legion Surveying (Inc. speed of Surveying (Legion))
Enchant Gloves – Zandalari Herbalism (Inc. speed of herbalism (BFA))
Enchant Gloves – Zandalari Mining (Inc. speed of mining (BFA))
Enchant Gloves – Zandalari Skinning (Inc. speed of Skinning (BFA))
Enchant Gloves – Zandalari Surveying (Inc. speed of Surveying (BFA))

(Mount Speed Increase)
Enchant Gloves – Riding Skill (Inc. mount speed by 2%)

Shoulder:
Enchant Shoulder – Boon of the Scavenger (Scavanged Cloth from Corpses (Legion))

Boots:
Enchant Boots – Minor Speed

Conclusion:

So there you have it, a list of Enchants I regularly post/sell on the Auction House aimed at players leveling new characters. If you fancy doing this market too, simply make a small amount, between 1-3 enchants of each enchant, and slowly increase your inventory, the more you sell. This way you don’t overstock and have greater amounts of those you sell often. As with all crafts, some sell quicker than others, some demand a greater price than others, trial and error, and of course patience is key.

Let me know how you get on or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter if you have any questions.

Best of luck…