Gold-Making in Patch 9.2

Gold-Making in Patch 9.1

Patch 9.2:

For our friends across the pond, it would appear that patch 9.2 has successfully been completed ahead of schedule; the long wait for new content is finally over!

Players within the E.U region will have a slightly longer wait until tomorrow (23.02.22), but I’m sure the wait will be worth it, especially if you plan to play!

For those of you participating, Zereth Mortis awaits you and a lot of new content to keep you occupied. As with every patch, there are a lot of new gold-making opportunities, so don’t miss out – unless you’re me!


What To Do?

If you’re somewhat unsure what all the fuss is about, maybe you’re unsure what to do, or you need a helping hand getting accustomed to life in Zereth Mortis, please do consider checking out Wowhead’s guide.

Patch 9.2: Zereth Mortis Zones Guides. 

Gold-Making in Patch 9.2?

Sadly, time will prevent me from participating in much (if not any) of the new patch. I can’t commit any extra time that I didn’t have to begin with, meaning my opportunities to delve into the new markets is non-existent.

Dealing with new commodities and markets requires time and effort, especially in busy realms where undercutting is prevalent. Realistically, I know I can’t compete, so I manage my time efficiently, concentrating on Old World markets instead. 

Today (22.02.22), my Old World markets have seen me hit a new high of 118,268,854 gold – so who needs new gold-making content anyway?! 😂

Graph outlining Gold balance.


Recommendations:

As a helping hand, I have some excellent recommendations for you if you require some 9.2 gold-making guides. These guys made an absolute killing throughout Shadowlands, and I’m sure patch 9.2 will be no different.

I’ve added helpful links below to their social media/streaming platforms so be sure to check them out!

 

Hikons:

With almost 700 million gold at his disposal, Hikons went from strength to strength during Shadowlands. Much of his gold was made via Darkmoon Card/Trinkets and playing on multiple realms crafting and selling legendaries.

Be sure to check out Hikons on Twitch as he goes through his routines.

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WTBGold:

If you’re already following @ryanaeckles on Twitter, you’ll know he’s invested a lot of time on the PTR getting acquainted with life on Zereth Mortis. You can find most of his guides on his YouTube channel.

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TheLazyGoldmaker:

Again, there’s not much to add if you’re already aware of TheLazyGoldmaker. He made an absolute mint, crafting and selling legendaries, and collected some excellent milling data ahead of the release of Shadowlands for those looking to deal in Darkmoon Cards.

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Manthieus:

Someone I noticed at the beginning of Shadowlands but has proven to be an excellent gold-maker. Again, another one that did exceptionally well within the legendary market.

He has some in-depth guides on YouTube; give them a watch!

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Samadan:

He shares his gold-making journey and offers some helpful guides regarding the TSMaddon. Samadan also covers the gold-making catchup on Wowhead; this is important, as this will highlight many of the new gold-making opportunities that will become prevalent in the coming weeks.

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Updates:

I’ll update any new information here, be sure to check back!


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

 

Thanks for reading!

Shadowlands Patch 9.2 – Eternity’s End

Shadowlands - Eternity's End

Shadowlands Patch 9.2 – Eternity’s End

This evening, we got our first look at patch 9.2 with the developer preview: Shadowlands Patch 9.2 – Eternity’s End. We’re traveling to a new zone: Zereth Mortis, and it looks great!

Also teased is, Sepulcher of the First Ones – the new raid, the long-awaited return of Tier Sets, and updates to professions, which is excellent news for gold makers! Blizzard blue post below with further details.

Blizzard Blue Post RE: Patch 9.2 Eternity's End


Developer Preview – Eternity’s End

I’ve added the video via World of Warcraft’s Youtube channel. Be sure to offer any feedback on their channel.

Remember to take advantage of the new World of Warcraft Community Council, where you can offer feedback and potential improvements to the game’s development team.


Datamining via Wowhead:

For more developments on patch 9.2, keep your eyes peeled over at Wowhead, where they’ll datamine the new content from the PTR. Be prepared for plenty of spoilers!


New: Character Boost to Level 60!

Also announced today (under the radar), is the ability to purchase a character boost, to boost a character to level 60 (was level 50). This removes the need to level within Shadowlands!

If you’ve held off to purchase this character service (waiting for this change), now is the best time to do it, and get a quick foothold in Shadowlands! Remember to take advantage of Wowhead’s guide on progressing quickly with an alt in Shadowlands 9.1.5!

Level 60 Boost


What did you think the developer preview? Are you Excited about Shadowlands – Eternity’s End? What are you looking forward to the most?

World Event – Brewfest

World Event - Brewfest

Brewfest:

On Monday 20th September (yesterday) saw the long-awaited return of the world event, Brewfest. Participating in the activities available to us during this event gives us many opportunities to make a substantial amount of gold.

Items of interest include the Terrific Tankard O’ Terror, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror, and the companion pets, Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm, and the Stout Alemental. It’s also worth noting the companion pet, Wolpertinger. This pet is Bind on Pickup, you will need to learn and cage this pet to sell this on the Auction House.

Here’s a reminder of my blog post, Tankards O’ Profit, from last year outlining some of the sales I made by flipping ilvl 82 Tankards.

Wowhead doesn’t have the correct IDs for the ilvl 184 version of the Tankards, so I’ve added links to the ilvl 44 version.  If you’d like to search the Auction House for this specific ilvl, here’s a helpful string;

Tankard O’ terror/i184/i184


Tankards:

The last time Brewfest came to town was towards the end of the expansion, Battle for Azeroth. The Tankards that you could earn throughout that event were better than the crafted Uncanny weapons, meaning that these Tankards were a viable option for newly leveled characters at level 120 (before the level squish). Since the release of Shadowlands, these Tankards have scaled down to level 50, with an ilvl of 82. Funnily enough, these still periodically sell between 35-50k each – I even sold one 4 weeks ago!

ilvl 82 (level 50) Tankard O' Terror Sale

This time around, the Tankards are ilvl 184 (equivalent to Mythic 0 loot) for players at level 60. Sadly, these Tankards are much lower than the weapons you can obtain via world quests, the mission table (depending on your renown level), and Korthian Armaments (depending on RNG).

However, don’t give up hope. Some players are eager to bump up that ilvl as quickly as possible, so there could still be a market for level 60 Tankards; It’s too soon to say either way. This blog post serves as a reminder of the potential gold you could make if there’s still a viable market for these Tankards.


Tankard Sales (Update):

To view my recent blog, on the sales update for Tankards purchased from the World Event: Brewfest (2021) click here.


Companion Pets:

We have three companion pets available to us, the Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (100 Tokens), Stout Alemental (200 Tokens), and the Wolpertinger (200 Tokens).

The aim here is to obtain 500 tokens and either sell the two companion pets on your current realm or learn them, then cage them on your alternative realm to sell. I’ve added some prices to give you an idea of the average region market value for both the U.S and E.U regions.

Region Median prices obtained from TheUndermineJournal

(C) = Companion Pet
(BP) = Battle Pet (caged version)
[#] = Level of the Battle Pet

Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (C)
  • U.S 15,000g
  • E.U 6,928g
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (BP)
  • U.S [01] 3,070g | [25] 7,382g
  • E.U [01] 3,340g | [25] 5,504g
Stout Alemental (C)
  • U.S 14,470g
  • E.U 12,564g
Stout Alemental (BP)
  • U.S [01] 9,998g | [25] 14,243g
  • E.U [01] 6,095g | [25] 9,319g
Wolpertinger (BP)
  • U.S [01] 81g | [25] 6,989g
  • E.U [01] 1,844g | [25] 8,999g

Disclaimer: These prices serve as a guide and will change a lot over the next couple of weeks while Brewfest is available; check the prices for your realm for a precise valuation.


Brewfest Guide:

For a comprehensive guide to all that’s available during the world event – Brewfest, may I lead you in the direction of Wowhead. This guide has been updated for 9.1 Shadowlands.


Conclusion:

It’s a real shame Blizzard didn’t increase the ilvl of the Tankards, maybe ilvl 200, to coincide with current Korthian Armaments. The fact these Tankards are equivalent to Mythic 0 (ilvl 184) means there’s potentially a low demand for these items. However, Brewfest has only been available for a day, so we’ll need more time to fully evaluate the market.

I’ve managed to purchase a couple of the ilvl 184 Tankards between 300-2500g each to test the waters. I can easily afford to lose this gold, so it’s well worth the risk for me. Remember, only invest the gold; you’re willing to lose!

There could be potential value with lower ilvl Tankards, too, because loot scaling to your level (i.e. ilvl 82 for level 50 players) these items could be of value to players that have purchased a level boost, starting at level 50.

While companion pets/battle pets are a viable option, be warned that the battle pet market is very niche, and sales can take a while.


Before I go:

I just wanted to touch on why I’ve been relatively quiet here; I’ve been playing a lot on my main, trying to obtain as many resources in preparation for patch 9.1.5. With the ability to send resources to our alts, this finally makes it viable for me to play my alts and quickly boost their renown when the patch releases.

I’ve hardly posted auctions either, just concentrated on selling Shadowlands Enchants, Leatherworking, and Cooking on my main. I still have a week till I have to empty and repost my mail on my Auction House characters before they expire. So will possibly add a fortnightly review in a week or two.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

 

Thanks for reading.

Solo Island Expeditions in Patch 9.1.5

Solo Queue Island Expeditions in patch 9.1.5

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!

Blue Post on Island Expeditions in 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!


High-Ticket Items:

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.

Drop Rates:

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:

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.

Salvage Crates:

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.


Conclusion:

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.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

 

Thanks for reading.

Island Expedition Transmog in Shadowlands 9.1

Island Expedition Transmog:

I wrote a post called Island Expedition Transmog back in 2020, covering the Island Expedition Transmog you could acquire from completing Island Expeditions. Due to the low prices players were posting these items for, there was a market for flipping them for a considerable profit.

Once Shadowlands released in late 2020, and players turned their attention to the new content, the supply quickly fell. With the demand increasing, the value of these items increased significantly. For example, I could purchase the Stinkrot Smasher for 25k midway through 2020; today, it’s worth between 100-200k depending on your realm.

Sadly, players have made a valid point that Island Expeditions are difficult to queue, as you need a group of three players to participate. As a result, Blizzard has decided to introduce a solo queue, meaning it will become easier to participate in Island Expeditions. Unfortunately, this change could have a knock-on effect on the supply and demand of Island Expedition Transmog, thus driving their valuations down. 

No information has been released regarding any possible changes to drop rates etc. Any changes to the drop rates of loot will significantly affect the valuation of Island Expedition Transmog. I’d recommend checking the 9.1 Public Test Realm (PTR) as soon as it’s available and adapt accordingly.

I’ve added links to Wowhead’s Article and the interview between Jeremy Feasel and Vanion below.

Wowhead’s article confirming Solo queues

Jeremy Feasel’s interview with Vanion


Island Expeditions in Battle for Azeroth:

On the release of Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard introduced new content called Island Expeditions. Island Expeditions gave us four difficulties, Normal, Heroic, Mythic, and PvP. The aim was to pick a map from 3 choices, then your difficulty, and group up with two friends or two other players through a queue system. Once your group formed, it was a race to meet the Azerite goal; if you reached the Azerite goal first, you won, and a sack of loot was waiting for you at the end!

With new patches to Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard introduced more changes to Island Expeditions, none more so than the introduction of objectives. Completing particular objectives would influence your loot at the end of the match. However, players were still disappointed with the varied loot tables and not earning items they wanted. Finally, Blizzard succumbed to the player’s demands and introduced the Seafarer’s Dubloons and 8 Salvage Crates.

Seafarer’s Dubloons was an excellent incentive for players wanting to farm specific items. Earn enough Dubloons, and you were able to purchase one of 8 Salvage Crates. Now the crates weren’t as straightforward as you’d hoped. A weekly map cycle coincided with the type of Salvage Crate that was available from the vendor. If you wanted a specific item from Island Expeditions, you had to wait for the correct map that offered your desired Salvage Crate.


Island Expeditions in Shadowlands 9.1:

Sadly for gold-makers, the introduction of the solo queue will undoubtedly have a negative effect. As players can easily access Island Expeditions, thus the supply of the transmog will increase. As with supply and demand, the valuations of the transmog will decrease as the supply outnumbers the demand.

The only saving grace for gold-makers is if Blizzard incorporates changes to the loots drop rates and makes it difficult to obtain specific transmog. I don’t believe this will happen, but I urge you to be vigilant and adapt accordingly.

When the 9.1 Public Test Realm (PTR) is released, and you have access, please consider checking it. If there are no changes to drop rates and loot is more accessible, immediately consider changing the valuations of your transmog to get a head start on your competition. When 9.1 comes, and the transmog supply quickly increases, you could be stuck with many items you may struggle to sell.

Adapting quickly and being ahead of your competitors is where you want to be; come the release of 9.1!


High Tier List:

If you’re unsure of the big-ticket (high tier) items from Island Expeditions, then check out my list below, which I’ve had a lot of success flipping. For detailed information on the value of an item, check out The Undermine Journal; these items are ≥50k gold – EU Median Price.


Conclusion:

Upon the release of Shadowlands, the value of Island Expedition Transmog increased significantly as the demand outweighed the supply. Sadly for gold-makers like myself, this will undoubtedly change when 9.1 is released, and Blizzard introduces the Island Expedition solo queue.

If there are no other changes to the drop rates of loot, I urge you to reconsider the prices you’ve valued your items for and consider offloading items as promptly as possible. Failure to adapt quickly will leave you with a large stock of transmog that you will struggle to offload.

Accessing the 9.1 Public Test Realm (PTR) as soon as it’s available will give you an idea of the changes coming in the new patch. Use this information to your benefit and make the appropriate changes to your valuations. Continuously monitoring the market and adapting to changes is key to keeping you ahead of your competitors.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading.

How to Fix Missing Addon Folders within World of Warcraft

Good morning! Today’s post is for the readers that may not be following me on Twitter. If you’ve been experiencing Addon issues, either the folders have gone missing or Addons not updating as intended since Shadowlands released (like the issues I’ve added below), then follow my advice below to resolve them.

My issues were regarding the Addon client WoWUp and the Addons AzerothAutoPilot and BigWigs. These were working when Shadowlands released but have recently had their dependant folders deleted and the remaining folders still within the game. I did not do this! If you’re experiencing the same or with different Addons or via a different client, the resolution should be the same.


The Fix:

Exit World of Warcraft to prevent any issues.

Start WoWUp or your preferred Addons client.

Make sure you have Retail selected (or your desired version of World of Warcraft)

Find the Addon that isn’t working/updating as intended; right-click the Addon and select reinstall as shown below.

Log back into World of Warcraft, bring up the Addons panel and select the Addons that you’ve reinstalled and /reloadui to complete your changes.

Voila, the Addons will have had their missing folders reinstalled and should work/update properly once again.

I hope this helps! Please consider sharing to help your fellow players.

My Experience Of Shadowlands So Far!

Shadowlands - So far, so good!

Shadowlands so far, so good!

Hey guys, apologies for being quiet since the release of Shadowlands, but I’ve been engrossed in the new expansion. I have to say I’ve loved my time in-game with Shadowlands. Just look at that image above; the zone of Revendreth is absolutely breathtaking, as do the other zones within Shadowlands!

I don’t want to jinx it (considering my first impressions of Legion and Battle for Azeroth were good, too), but I feel Blizzard has done exceptionally well with Shadowlands. The new leveling system for alts, the music, World Quests – whether your level 60 or below, and the fun in Torghast are just a few of the things that have impressed me so far.

I’ve not been posting many gold-making posts as I’ve not done much outside of leveling my main character, maxing my professions, and posting my standard auctions (‘standard‘ as in my usual auctions before Shadowlands). 

There is nothing to write home about just yet, as everyone seems to be content with the new content.


Memory of the Soulforge Embers:

One piece of good news was finally looting my best in slot Legendary Power [Memory of the Soulforge Embers]; God only knows how many times I had to run Mists of Tirna Scithe for it.

Thankfully, Blizzard removed the daily cooldown on Shadowlands Heroic dungeons, which meant I could spam queue until it dropped. Given some of the rumors of nerfs incoming to Marksman Hunters, I’m grateful that this power is excellent for all specs, giving me the freedom to change my spec if needed.

If you’re farming Dungeons for your Legendary Power, be sure to queue for both Normal and Heroic, I found it cut my queue times down significantly as DPS.


Gold-Making:

Even though I’ve not done too much Shadowlands gold-making, what I have done is notice what others in the community have done, and it’s nothing short of amazing. Funnily enough, it’s the usual suspects! If you’re not following them already, I urge you to check them out today.

@Hikons 

Hikons just updated his Twitter that he’s just hit gold cap, purely from selling items from Shadowlands, mainly Inscription – Darkmoon Cards. He was a ‘machine’ when Battle for Azeroth was released, but I feel he’s gone one better here! 

He’s also just got started within the Legendary market.

[Twitter] [Youtube] [Twitch] [Patreon]


@Kubba1977 

I’ve only been following Kubba since 8.3 was released and his insane flipping of materials and crafts in Battle for Azeroth. In Shadowlands, it would appear that it’s service as usual. Check out his screenshots of players buying up his Orbereal Shards – Yes, the vendor items *evil laugh*

These two have been phenomenal this expansion and will undoubtedly prosper as Shadowlands progresses. Check them out and see what they do that you can incorporate into your gold-making routines.

[Twitter]


TheLazyGoldmaker:

I’ve previously written about TheLazyGoldmaker regarding his written TSMaddon guides and gold-making routines. However, recently, he’s been making a lot of gold within the legendary market.

During Shadowlands Beta, he also put a lot of time and effort into milling herbs and sharing his data. This data went a long way into his profitable Darkmoon Card production, and no doubt, for others as well.

Not only does TheLazyGoldmaker blog, but he also streams live on Twitch; check him out!

[Twitter] [Blog] [Twitch] [Patreon]

I’m sure there are other great gold-makers out there making bank that I’ve missed. Please share them in the comment section below, and raise awareness for them!


TSM String for Shadowlands:

As I did during the final patch of Battle for Azeroth, I’ve created a helpful TSM string with a lot of the items introduced in Shadowlands. I will do my utmost to keep this updated.

Please may I take this opportunity to remind you that with the update to TSMaddon, it’s never been easier to import data drag and drop groups/subgroups to your liking.

If you wish to import my string (feel free to amend it how you want to), check out my TSM Import String added below. Please do credit me if you plan to share it, as it took me some time during Shadowlands Beta to collect and arrange this data.

Shadowlands TSM Import String

Before I go!

Anyway, I have to get back to the grind, this time completing the dreaded PvP weekly of earning 1500 Honor Points from Epic Battlegrounds. Why, oh why did it have to be Epic Battlegrounds, sigh!

What are your impressions of Shadowlands so far? How have the gold-making Gods treated you? and more importantly, what has been your most significant success (or failure) so far? Let me know below.

Thanks for reading, and happy gold-making!

Shadowlands TSM Import String

Good evening guys, after the successful feedback from my Raw Material Import string back in Battle for Azeroth, I felt obliged to help out again. With the extended maintenance on E.U last night and the inability to get to sleep, I took advantage and finally logged in to World of Warcraft – BETA and completed my Shadowlands TSM Import String.

There are currently 9 Battle Pets with no items, as these were unobtainable at this time. You can easily add these Battle Pets at a later date as Shadowlands progresses. These have been highlighted with a (*).

This post is now outdated, please check out my new post here


TSM Profile Contents:

A list of what you’ll find within my import string.

  • 01. Professions
  • 02. Raw Materials
  • 03. Battle Pets
  • 04. Toy Box
  • 05. Recipes
  • 06. BoEs
  • 07. Items of Interest

Please only import this into Retail – World of Warcraft once Shadowlands has released! Failure to adhere to this will result in you importing an empty profile, as the data hasn’t been released into the retail version of the game yet.

However, this profile can be imported into World of Warcraft BETA today and you can make any necessary changes as you wish – please credit me where possible if you intend to share it!


Incorporating the Profile into yours:

Thanks to TSM4.10 it’s never been easier to drag and drop groups/subgroups. Once you’ve successfully imported my TSM String, you can easily maneuver my groups/subgroups within your own groups/subgroups.


Acknowledgements:

Without the people mentioned below, sharing their knowledge, time, and hours of experience within World of Warcraft BETA, I wouldn’t have completed this string as quickly as I did. Please take a moment to view the list of people that have created guides and shared information that has ultimately helped create this string; thank you!

Please drop by their socials or guides and offer any feedback that will help towards rewarding them for their hard work.

Wowhead Profession Guides:

Alchemy GuideNeryssa
Blacksmithing GuideRenatakane
Cooking GuideNeryssa
Enchanting GuideNeryssa
Engineering GuideRenatakane
Inscription GuideRenatakane
Jewelcrafting GuideNeryssa
Leatherworking GuideRenatakane
Tailoring GuideNeryssa

Uncommon/Rare Battle Pet ID’s

r/woweconomy Battle Pet GuideBilisOnyxia [Twitter] [Patreon]

Websites:

Wowhead – For use of their database to acquire item ID’s

Tradeskillmaster (TSM) – Use of their Group Creator and addon to create my strings


The Shadowlands TSM Import String:

The string added here is now outdated. You can find an update here.

The Import String doesn’t have any shopping/auctioning operations. It would be incorrect to add any operations at this time, as the valuations on items at the release of Shadowlands will be very volatile. Adjust your valuations as the expansion progresses and adapt to the current supply and demand.


Reminders & Disclaimers:

While every effort was made to create this string free of any potential errors/issues, if you do find anything that needs resolving, please do contact me immediately and I will resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Reminder: This TSM string is only to be imported into World of Warcraft upon the launch of Shadowlands and no sooner! Failure to adhere to this advice will incur issues (e.g. lack of data within the string). However, this string can be immediately imported into BETA, if you have access.

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The Scourge Invasion

Good evening guys. If the Argent Tournament Ground gave you nightmares during Wrath of the Lich King and you thought you’d finally got away from those blasted dailies, well Blizzard has been so kind as to offer us some more. This time with the lure of gear for your alts and if you’re like me, for your lazy main character too. It’s imperative that I inform you, that if you were affected by the Nathanos loot issue, Blizzard has since reset it and given those affected the chance to kill and loot him once more.


What is the Scourge Invasion?

The Scourge Invasion is the next chapter of the pre-patch, in the build-up to the release of Shadowlands. If like me, you have many level 50’s that are inadequately geared (my main included), then this stage is for you! There is a straight forward quest chain to complete before you get the opportunity to hand Nathanos Blightbringer the good news – the reward? an ilvl 115 item!

Our journey then continues in to Northrend and our next objective is to complete the quests in the Argent Tournament grounds. Once this set of quests are completed it will open up the scourge invasion dailies.


The Rares:

There are 20 rares which spawn in chronological order within the zone: Icecrown, these are summoned by a Mawsworn Soulbearer. There is an alert in chat and an icon on the map informing all players that a rare is spawning. Once spawned there’s approximately 1 minute of dialog before the rare enters combat, then it’s quickly killed.

If you’re being helpful or want information regarding the spawn location of a Rare, ask/post in chat using the new Map Pin option. It’s easy to use and once players click on the [<> Map Pin Location], as shown below, their Map will open with a pin locating the Rare. A lot easier than searching by coordinates.

If you’d like an addon to assist you instead, I’d recommend:

Handynotes: Scourge Invasion of Shadowlands you will need Handynotes for this to work!

Honorable mention:
TomCat’s Tours


The Order of the Rares:

Source: Handynotes.


The Loot:

Each rare drops a specific set of ilvl 110 items, click on the rare above, to view their loot table. They also drop Darkened Scourgestone and Pitch Black Scourgestone, and a very small chance to drop the Accursed Keepsake.

Be aware that two rares also drop significant items.

Skadi the RuthlessReins of the Blue Proto-Drake
BronjahmPapas Mint Condition Bag (Unique 34 slot bag)

It’s important to add that the Neck, Rings and Trinket are only available from rares!


The Vendor:

If you’re not fortunate to have looted what you wish from the rares, you can use your looted Darkened Scourgestone, or Pitch Black Scourgestone to trade into Argent Commendation. The Commendations are a currency to purchase ilvl 100 items, Anti-Doom Broom, and a Companion Pet: Putrid Geist.

I’ll be brutally honest, I’m surprised they didn’t make the Anti-Doom Broom a toy.

As mentioned previously, these vendors do not sell Necks, Rings and Trinkets. You will need to continue defeating the specific rares to earn those pieces.


Useful Item:

Argent Crusader’s Tabard

This teleports the bearer to the Argent Tournament Grounds. If you do not have the tabard, I’d suggest setting your hearthstone here, to make things easier. If you have a Dalaran Hearthstone, use this to hearth to Dalaran and use the portals to gain access back to your Factions City.


Champion’s Argent Tournament Dailies:

A statement informing anyone that has since completed the quest A Message from Icecrown, that they will not be able to continue with their Champion’s Argent Crusade dailies until the invasion has finished, this will last 2 weeks. If you have the quest still, you can abandon it and relog, once back in-game to continue your dailies as usual. [Source: Wowhead]

Although the dailies are unavailable, the vendors for your factions can still be accessed, if you wish to spend your Champion’s Seals.


Gold-Making Potential:

The notable items of interest is obviously the Accursed Keepsake and the Companion Pet: Putrid Geist.

The Accursed Keepsake has a very small chance to drop from each Rare. Simply keep this item in your bag, and a transparent soul will follow you. Think of it like the Haunted Memento. Below are the Region Market Average (RMA) for the Accursed Keepsake via The Undermine Journal. Expect these prices to drop as the event prolongs, but immediately start increasing once the event has finished.

Be aware that this item is unique, only one can be within your inventory at any one given time.

RegionRMA
U.S70,900g
E.U49,888g


The Putrid Geist will cost you 15 Argent Commendation. The benefit of this item, is once purchased, learn the Companion Pet and then cage it. Below are the Region Market Average (RMA) for the pet via The Undermine Journal. Expect these prices to drop as the event prolongs, but immediately start increasing once the event has finished.

A level 25 Putrid Geist will be a lot more expensive.

RegionRMA
U.S7,777g
E.U5,416g

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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.

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