Welcome to the first iteration of my Dragonflight TSM Import String. As I’m sure you’re aware, Blizzard experienced many teething problems with the launch last night, and many players (including myself) probably didn’t hang around long enough to get back online.
However, it’s been a busy and prosperous morning/afternoon, and I’ve done my best to create a Dragonflight Import String for all you busy gold-makers.
You may recall one of my blogs back in 2016/17 regarding flipping Legion BoEs (aka Legion 101 BoEs) and the outrageous profit margins that were achievable. On the first week of the release of Legion, I looted an a level 101, ilvl 850 ring, which I sold for 500k gold. In 2017 I finally surpassed the 100m gold mark, and a great deal of that achievement was down to farming and flipping Legion BoEs.
Legion BoEs in Shadowlands:
Even today, during Shadowlands, I’m still successfully flipping Legion BoEs on all the realms I play on. Although the profit margins aren’t as significant as before, there’s still value in the market. In Legion and Battle for Azeroth, the territory stat: Leech (plus socket) was very beneficial and demanded a high value. Later in the expansion of Battle for Azeroth, items with the territory stat: Speed became desirable. The speed stat gave the wearer increased speed, meaning farming old dungeons and raids was more efficient. The more Speed items you had equipped, the greater the benefit.
Shadowlands introduced a level and ilvl squish (which I’ll cover later), zone scaling, and a secondary stat diminishing return. The stat diminishing return meant stacking a specific secondary stat would start losing a lot of its benefit when you start reaching a certain percentage. The developers introduced this because of the level-boosting in Battle for Azeroth and potential gearing issues when seeking your best in slot item(s). Players were exploiting their stats to help pull the whole instance and AOE the mobs, thus clearing content quickly. A great example of this was the Freehold level boosting! Other limitations included party members no longer gaining experience with characters that lock their experience.
Buy low, sell high is our aim here. Only invest in the gold you’re willing to lose. Ideally, the price range I’m looking at is 2500g per item, and I look to sell at 10k plus. I will add images later to show the sales I’ve made this fortnight. The images will ultimately prove that this is still a viable/profitable market.
Please bear in mind there have been many changes since Legion, importantly, the level and ilvl squish. The level and ilvl squishes mean that searching for Legion BoEs on the Auction House has become a lot more complicated. When I shopped for Legion BoEs, I previously inputted /101/101/i835/armor, andit would filter all armor for that level/ilvl – that search function is no longer an option. Instead, I prefer to do a default search inputting every piece separated by a semicolon. For ease of use, I’ve added a Pastebin below. Simply open the Auction House, hit the Browse Tab and copy and paste the shopping list in to the search bar in the top right hand side.
Once you’ve completed the search, go to the Recent Searches panel and hit the star to favorite the search. Go into the Favorite Searches panel and edit the name of the search. I named mine Legion BoEs. Feel free to name it what you wish.
You could use a TSM import string and do a shopping search via that method instead, but you could miss out on a lot of items not yet grouped. I have two TSM Strings that maybe of interest to you. One has the Legion BoEs categorised in subgroups, the other is uncategorised (this is ideal for those that prefer their own groups). They both have default operations, so be sure to add your operations. Only choose one of the strings, and be prepared, there’s over 3000 items!
If you’d prefer farming for these items, I’d suggest checking out the murlocs in Aszuna [50.33] (screenshot below). I believe this spot hasn’t been nerfed yet, unlike many of the other places I used to farm at. This spot is ideal due to the amount of murlocs in the area. If possible, consider group farming or multiboxing, which will make things a lot more efficient for you. Due to zone scaling, finding a group to farm with should be easier. Otherwise, wait for Legion Invasions. The amount of mobs available is insane and they have large loot tables, so keep your eyes peeled for other loot. If you have other recommendations on where to farm, consider posting below in the comment section.
If you’re farming for a specific level requirement, remember that you need to be a specific level yourself, as the loot will scale depending on your level. Legion BoEs at a particular level/ilvl could demand higher valuations. Even Legion BoEs of the uncommon variety could be of value, especially ones with territory stats and low levels for Twinks. Check this guide out for more information.
As mentioned before, I actually repost my expired auction once every two weeks. So my sales could be a lot greater than whats shown below. I don’t cancel/repost so I post and forget. These sales are between 14th Feb – 28th Feb.
I’ll be honest, at one point, I believed these items were selling based on their stats or possible transmog purposes. But the fact that there’s trinkets and rings selling leads me to think these could be for players leveling. Upon closer examination via in-game TSMLedger, these items were either level 45 or level 50 with varied ilvls; some had territory stats and/or sockets, meaning that they could’ve been purchased by players leveling or in need of some gear. None of them had Speed or Leech.
I’m unsure at this point, whether there’s a twink bracket that may be farming/using Legion BoEs, given all the scaling in Shadowlands.
It’ll be interesting to see what sales I’ve made when I do my next repost. I’ll be sure to add them here as soon as possible.
Have you been selling Legion BoEs yourself during Shadowlands? How has the market been for you? Have any farming tips that you want to add? or maybe this post has potentially opened another market for you and you might give it a go. If so, keep me updated on how you fair, by sharing your progress in the comment section. If you have any questions, maybe something I’ve not outlined in this post, please feel free to ask below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. I’m approachable on Twitter or via email using the contact me feature.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
02. Raw Materials
03. Battle Pets
04. Toy Box
07. Items of Interest
Please only import this intoRetail – 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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: Any changes made by yourself to this TSM Import String that result in any issues, will need to be resolved by yourself. I’d advise backing up regularly to save your work.
Sharing the Profile: If you make any amendments to this string and consider sharing the profile, please do credit me where possible, as I do others.
I hope you found this post today informative, if you have any feedback, queries, etc, please do comment below and share your experiences. As always, please share if you feel this could be of interest to someone else. If you appreciate my work and want to help with the upkeep of the website, please do consider donating – every little helps!
Since the Shadowlands pre-patch, this post is now outdated, please check my new page Darkmoon Faire for up-to-date information!
Hello to all my readers!
Today, I felt it was a good time, to revisit an old blog post, that needed updating: The Secrets of The Darkmoon Faire This was originally posted back in 2015, and I felt it was in need of some love. As with a lot of markets within World of Warcraft, they’re continually changing; especially prices and the demand for items! A lot of what I recommended back in 2015, has since altered over time and it’s only fair that I update those changes and offer some advice that may be profitable on the realm you play on!
It’s important to point out, that this is a guide that outlines what I do, if you wish to take this information on board and incorporate this on to your realm, be sure to use all the information available to you, to maximise your profit. Helpful websites/addons posted below, that can show current/average prices, realm populations etc. I use these, and they’re an important foundation to every Gold Makers success!
The Darkmoon Faire is a World Event that is only available to you for one week from the 1st Sunday of each month. To see if this event is available, open the Calendar in-game, and you’ll see when/if it’s available.
The Darkmoon Faire has a lot to offer, from completing profession dailies, (helping you increase your profession level), fun mini-games and some rare bosses to conquer, with some decent loot, i.e. the Darkmoon Rabbit as a reward (if you’re lucky!). Most of these tasks, reward you with Darkmoon Prize Ticketwhich if used correctly, can purchase some profitable items, which you can sell on the Auction House.
Class Trials No Longer an Option!
Now it’s important to start by informing you, that Class Trial characters, can no longer access The Darkmoon Faire, so the exploit to farming Replica gear has been fixed. So what does this mean for us? Well, the over-saturated Replica market, will slowly dry up, as the demand outweighs the quantity available and has the potential to result in another rise in prices.
Alternatively, you have two options. Levelling Death Knight’s through the starting area, rinse & repeating as originally pointed out by Sheyrah & Xionik or creating an allied Race character which starts at level 20(be aware, that you cannot hand in all quest items and buy Replica items – as these have a level requirement of level 60). Still, you can purchase Companion Pets/Battle Pets from Lhara or Darkmoon Faire cosmetic Transmog from Chester as there’s no level requirement.
Darkmoon Faire Quest Items:
Darkmoon Faire Quest Items, are the most essential items to loot (if you’re lucky). Be sure to have the Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory! Now if you don’t have one, visit Selina Dourman who will give you one on completion of the quest The Darkmoon Faire. If you’ve lost it, she’ll also offer you a replacement. If the RNG Gods are against you, and you’re not fortunate enough to loot any/all of them, then you can purchase them from the Auction House, but do so before The Darkmoon Faire comes to Town. The prices sky-rocket to about *500g–2000g each (dependant on realm population) I’d recommend buying them up mid-way through the month when it’s closed, where you can buy these up anywhere below the *500g mark as players try to clear their inventories. There are also great to flip!
(*) Denotes current changes to Darkmoon Faire Quest Item prices since the release of Battle for Azeroth. Check this blog post for a detailed explanation for the price changes.
With a lot of markets in World of Warcraft, these prices greatly depend on the size of the realm you play on, and supply and demand. High populated realms, tend to have a lot of these quest items; with increased competition, bring lower prices to the customer. Low populated realms, have lower competition that bring higher prices. To take advantage of all of this, buy your quest items when The Darkmoon Faire is closed! Once we turn all these quests in, we’re rewarded with some gold and 80 Darkmoon Prize Ticket!
Reminder: If you’re not exalted with The Darkmoon Faire, or max level be sure to hit that Carousel and activating War Mode before handing these quest items in, as you’ll receive an increase to your reputation and experience gain. War Mode can give you up to 30% extra experience gains. The % is dependant on whether you faction is outnumbered, the greater you’re outnumbered, the higher the % up to 30%.
Also: Be aware that you can only hand in one of each quest item per Month. There are 9 in total, which I’ve added below, including a TSM import string for your convenience.
A great Gold-maker called OldBess, who creates fantastic World of WarcraftGold Making content within the community, has created a great video showing you how to complete this quest chain. Please do like, share his video if you found it helpful. Also, please do subscribe to him, as you will get updates on future content, thank you!
If you’re unsure whether your main or alt character has completed this quest, click the image below and copy and paste the script from Wowhead, be sure to upvote the comment to keep it at the top of the comment section.
Now hit (C) to open your character info, and check out the currency tab, here it will show you how many tokens you’ve collected and have available to spend. Ideally, if the competition is low on your realm or prices are high, we will be looking at spending our tokens on Replica Transmog, but there are alternatives with Battle Pets if you prefer.
Replica pieces can be very profitable to sell on the Auction House and are purchased from Barum & Baruma.If you wish, you can also purchase the Heirloom replica’s; these are available from Daenrand Dawncrest. For the Belts, Bracers, and Gloves, these items will cost you 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticketeach, and for the Helm, Chest, Legs and Shoulder’s, these will set you back 75 Darkmoon Prize Ticket each!Be sure to use The Undermine Journal, to see what the most profitable piece is for your realm.
As a rough guide, the minimum you could sell one piece for is approximately 40k on a medium to low populated server. On a high populated server, anywhere around the 25k mark! Now, I know many of you will be sceptical, that’s only natural, so what better way to prove it by using our trusted friend Twitter! Head on over to Twitter, and in the search box, add the following #Replica #Transmog this will show you all the tweets tagged with Replica Transmog! The Tweets from the top, show you recent sales/activity, during Legion, and if you scroll down, you might be lucky to see sales from previous expansions, which will outline, how drastic the prices have changed over time/expansion.
To help with posting, or maybe buying the Replica gear for flipping, I’ve added below the links of the gear sets and a link to my Replica TSM Import string at my Pastebin for your convenience.
Please click HEREfor my Replica Transmog TSM Import String.
Companion Pets/Battle Pets:
If you delve into the Battle Pet market like me, you’ll be interested in this section. Lhara is the Darkmoon Pet & Mount Vendor and sells a collection of pets that you can cage and uncage to sell on the Auction House. These pets can be bought for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets each and can sell at level 1 for approximately 10-15k each! You may wish to level them to 25, to gain that extra 5k-10k each. If there’s a pet of interest, be sure to check out wow-pets and see what the current average price for that given pet is for your realm, It’s a great source of information, if you dabble in the Battle Pet market.
Reminder: Be sure to kill the Darkmoon Rabbit too, this pet still sells for a nice amount if you manage to loot one. People are posting at 20k-30k, but I’ve been managing to buy them up to sell at 50k-60k still.
Again, for your convenience, you can find my Darkmoon Battle Pets TSM Import String from my pastebin HERE. This also includes, rare (and uncommon where possible) level 1 and 25 pet IDs and also the Darkmoon Rabbit IDs.
This is all the Darkmoon Faire stuff I deal in, but there’s an array of things, that you can do, that I’ve not even touched on. The best guide that I can recommend is from Wowhead, and it’s the one I use, when I need to do profession dailies on my alts, check it out HERE! Be sure to give it a rating and leave a comment if you found it helpful!
Many thanks for reading, I hope this updated guide, helps you understand a little more of what I do within this special event and the changes to the prices and improved emphasis on the importance of realm populations to maximise your profit, because, that’s what we’re all thriving to do as Gold Makers – make the most amount of gold as possible, with the least amount of effort/time.
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