Shadowlands TSM Import Strings

Good morning guys. With Shadowlands releasing tonight, this is my final update to my complete Shadowlands TSM Import String. Tonight will be, without a doubt, a long one, with many players rushing to hit level 60 or max those professions in preparation to making lots of gold. If this is your first expansion for gold-making, be assured that the economy will be very volatile over the coming days/weeks; adapt as the expansion progresses to stay ahead of your competition.

Missing Pets Added!

Thanks to an update released by BilisOnyxia on his Reddit post, I could withdraw the pets from his level 1 and level 25 Battle Pet groups and add the missing ones to mine last night. I know many of you may have already imported the string to use on BETA and already made changes, but rest assured that you can still import the newly updated string and add what you need by only importing the items not already grouped. Just untick the ‘already grouped items‘ option at the bottom as outlined below.


BilisOnyxia TSM Profile

Before I get carried away, I just wanted to remind you all that if you want a complete Shadowlands TSM profile with Shopping and Auctioning operations, please consider checking out BilisOnyxia’s Patreon. If you opt for his Tier 2 plan, you can access his complete TSM Profile. BilisOnyxia does an incredible amount of work within the gold-making community and is undoubtedly the best person to seek advice from regarding TSM Shopping and Auctioning operations.


My Updated TSM Strings

If you’d like to try my Shadowlands TSM strings instead, please check out the information below to get started.

If you intend to import these into retail World of Warcraft, you will need to wait until Shadowlands releases tonight. Failure to adhere to this will result in issues (e.g. No data imported). However, these strings can be imported into World of Warcraft BETA immediately if you have access and want to adjust the groups to your preference before Shadowlands releases.

I have created two separate strings, the only difference is the Battle Pets groups as explained below. Please only pick one option that suits your preferred setup!

TSM String Option one:

This string has Battle Pets grouped alphabetically, with information outlining each pet’s origin, as outlined below. You’ll recognize the setup if you already have my profile from the previous expansion.

Complete Shadowlands TSM Import Strings (Grouped Pets)


TSM String Option Two:

The alternative string, has Battle Pets ungrouped with no further information. This is ideal for those that don’t want all the fuss and the ease of moving Battle Pets to your own preferred setup.

Complete Shadowlands Import String (Ungrouped Pets)


Remaining Groups and Subgroups:

As mentioned above, the remaining part of the profile is identical on both strings. If you’d like to see how the groups look, here’s an image outlining the groups and subgroups. If you’ve already imported my previous TSM Profile (Battle for Azeroth), You can see, once imported, you can easily drag and drop each group and subgroup to the previous profile.


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, ratings that will help towards rewarding them for their hard work.

Wowhead Profession Guides:

Alchemy Guide – Neryssa
Blacksmithing Guide – Renatakane
Cooking Guide – Neryssa
Enchanting Guide – Neryssa
Engineering Guide – Renatakane
Inscription Guide – Renatakane
Jewelcrafting Guide – Neryssa
Leatherworking Guide – Renatakane
Tailoring Guide – Neryssa

Uncommon/Rare Battle Pet ID’s:

r/woweconomy Battle Pet Guide – BilisOnyxia [Twitter] [Patreon]

Websites:

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

WarcraftPets.com – Detailed information regarding each Battle Pets origin.

Tradeskillmaster (TSM) – Use of their Group Creator and addon to create my TSM Import Strings.


Before I go:

Have fun tonight, stay hydrated and more importantly, enjoy the long-awaited content, that we’ve all been yearning for. I wish any of you with any World First goals the best of luck – hopefully Blizzard hasn’t pushed anymore last minute nerfs that intend to hinder you, especially leveling to 60.

If you do succumb to any issues following the import of either of the strings above, please do contact me, and be precise on the string you’ve imported, the issue you’re receiving. If your import has no data, make sure you import this to retail World of Warcraft once Shadowlands has officially released. Be aware that TSM has difficulties with ElvUI, hence why my gold-making toons have Blizzard default UI.

If you found this informative, or feel that this post could benefit someone else, please do consider liking and sharing this post. It’s always appreciated.

Good luck guys and thanks for reading!

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/sub groups. Once you’ve successfully imported my TSM String, you can easily manoeuvre 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 here 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 in to 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 in to 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!

Thanks for reading!

TSM4.10 Guides

I don’t create TSM guides, but below I will add some recommendations of some guides that I believe will be a great asset to you getting started. Please drop by their websites, social media platforms and drop them some feedback.

I will update this post, once more guides become available for TSM4.10

SamadanPlaysWoW

An excellent beginners guide, showing every aspect of TSM. Each guide posted below for ease of use.

[TSM4.10] All New Features and Updates
[TSM4.10] How to Install
[TSM4.10] Beginners Guide | Basic Groups & Operations
[TSM4.10] Profession & Crafting Operations
[TSM4.10] Sniper Setup | Create Sniping Operations & Groups


TheLazyGoldmaker

If you prefer a written format, check out this great guide. Although it was written back in 2018 (upon the release of TSM4), it still guides you through the fundamentals of the TSM.


Other Guides (outdated)

HazelNuttyGames

Sheyrah


To be updated.

TSM4.10 Released

On September 6th TradeSkillMaster (TSM) released their new version 4.10, and it’s better than ever. I covered some of the new features on my last post, feel free to check it out. If you haven’t downloaded TSM yet, don’t delay any further. Click the image above to get started.

With the changes to importing and exporting, I’ve recently updated my TSM Import Strings. Before importing, follow the directions precisely. Failure to do so could lead to issues. All strings have no operations to prevent any potential problems. You can easily create your own shopping and posting operations using custom strings. Once you’ve created these, apply them to each group. TSM does have default price sources, but if you want to make your own and unsure how to, check out their guide, Custom Strings.

If you experience any issues after following the advice precisely, then please contact me, and I will look into the strings. Any errors concerning TSM, please contact them via the error pop-up window in-game or their Discord channel.

I’m In Awe Of TSM4 BETA

It’s been a very chaotic few weeks, so I’ve not blogged much up until today. I’m currently sorting out my new website, which will go into greater detail of my day to day activities concerning gold-making in World of Warcraft. Added to this, I recently got invited to the new TSM 4.10 BETA wave, and (to rub salt in the wounds), I inadvertently got invited to Shadowlands BETA too. I hope to have the new website up and running in the next week or so. Due to time restraints, I cannot participate in the Shadowlands BETA, but I’ve decided to take advantage of TSM’s 4.10 Beta instead, as reviewed below.

TSM4.10 BETA


Themes, Dashboard & Ledger:

TSM BETA BLOG

As soon as you’ve successfully installed and loaded up the game, the first thing you’ll notice is the new sleek look of TSM. Within the settings (Appearance), we can customize this further by changing the themes; this, in my opinion, is an excellent addition. Some of the colors appear strange, but this could be my filters within the game, as I’m colorblind. As you’ll see above, the graph is a lot easier on the eyes, and from what I’ve read up, the information obtained for the dashboard and ledger is a lot more accurate now than the previous TSM version. We can change the timeframe within the graphs, to give us a detailed look at our profit and losses.

Opinion: Excellent addition. Even with colorblindness, some of the themes are excellent. Tell me a gold-maker that doesn’t want to see graphs outlining their progress!


Groups, Operations & Search Feature:

TSM BETA BLOG 1

When creating a new group and searching for items, it’s never been easier. We can effortlessly move and adjust our groups, and the new base group gives us the ability to search for new items by inputting search conditions into the box, as I’ve highlighted above. For example purposes, I used the search function to look for Battle Pets. As you can see, this returned all the battle pets I currently don’t have assigned to a group.

Adding and adjusting operations to groups is a lot easier too. We now get a search box pop-up when adding or changing operations to a group. Instead of needlessly scrolling through all the operations, we can use the search function instead and promptly assign an operation we desire. If you head over to the operations tab, you will also see all the groups assigned to a given operation.

Opinion: As I’m sure you’re aware, I love creating groups with plenty of sub-groups, the ability to keep them up-to-date by adding new items when added to the game, will no doubt be a game-changer. The ease of doing all this will allow many to create their very own profiles!


Shopping & TSM Sniper:

Browsing the Auction House has also had some improvements. The ability to pause and purchase items during a scan, so you don’t miss out on lucrative deals now. We also have the addition to buy items in bulk. Again, as shown above, you can see on the right, we can now select buyout on items, and we’ll get a pop-up that allows us to buy a more significant quantity. Before TSM 4.10 this was only achievable via the wow’s default user interface.

You will also notice above that there’s a return of TSM Sniper. However, I’ve not used this myself yet! But I’m sure many will be happy with its return.

Opinion: For me, the most significant change was the ability to finally buy bulk quantities of items, without unnecessarily needing to use the wow ui instead. Others will undoubtedly rejoice at the return of sniper, and understandably so.


Change Log & Sources Explained

For a detailed summary of the changes with TSM 4.10 BETA please check out TSM’s change log.

With the addition of new price sources and the removal of (Use Smart Average), I urge anyone to check out TSM’s price source guides below. These will help you understand and maybe create your own price sources. Creating your own price sources will give you the edge on your competitors when posting your auctions on to the Auction House.

Price Sources Explained

Value Sources Explained

Functions Explained

If you have any issues or feedback regarding TSM 4.10 BETA, always seek help or leave your feedback with the TSM team on Discord.


New complete Battle Pet Import String

Before I leave, I’d like to add, that the battle pet import string created/shared by @Billisonyxia on Twitter, has been updated by myself, by removing the non-existent common and uncommon battle pets within his list. I used warcraftpets to cross-reference the pets that weren’t obtainable. I have added this complete list to my Pastebin. Please can you show your support to Bilis, by checking out the links below to show your appreciation for the original content!

Credit: BilisOnyxia
Original Import String: Reddit Post
BilisOnyxia’s Patreon

The update has every battle pet, sorted by;

  1. Rare
  2. Uncommon
  3. Common
  4. Grey (Ignored Variation) (Ignores level, breed & rarity)

Important: Please read first!

If you want to buy and sell pets based on their level and rarity, DO NOT assign operations to option 4: Grey (Ignored Variation) group. Instead, apply your operations to options 1, 2, 3.

If you have absolutely no interest in the pets level or rarity and want to flip it, assign operations to option 4: Grey (Ignored Variation) group and DO NOT apply operations to the first 3 options. Failure to follow these steps will incur issues when shopping and posting pets on the Auction House.

Further Clarification:
Option 4: These are the default pet item ID’s that will ignore level, breed, and rarity.

Please back-up your current profile before importing, in case of any issues. I have successfully imported this, with no issues. However, if you do experience any issues, or you would like to offer some feedback, please feel free to contact me: grahranswowgold@gmail.com and I will respond at the earliest convenience.

I hope you enjoyed this post. With any luck, you’ll hear from me again within the week, promoting my new website.

Saying A Heartfelt Goodbye to Legion BoEs

As the dust settles on Legion, and the stuttering emergence of pre-patch/Battle for Azeroth awaits us… what better time than today, to look back at some of the great markets we had the pleasure of dabbling in to. Most of my successful markets came in the way of Legion BoEs, Battle Pets, The Darkmoon Faire, crafting Old World crafts etc. But today, I’ll discuss in detail, what I managed to achieve in the Legion BoEs market!

7.0 – The Begining of Something Special
It was September 1st (my second night into Legion) completing quests for the achievement  Azsuna Matata in Azsuna (nearby the dungeon entrance to Eye of Azshara) trying to complete the bonus objective. I’m about a quarter of the way into completion, and BOOM! I get a shiny notification that I’ve looted something of importance. At first glance, it was an ilvl 850 [Fran’s intractable Loop] which I first thought was awesome for my 110 Hunter! But upon closer inspection, it dawned on me that it was actually a 101 Legion BoE. I knew at this point, this was something special! Instead of equipping it, I posted it on the Auction House for 500k (a little feeler, as I didn’t really know it’s true value). It’s important to add at this point, there were no other items on the Auction House to compare it to, so just went with what I assumed was an obscene price. Little did I know, that the next day upon logging in, I’d have a successful sale for the ring.

I’ll be honest, the next few days I was a little sceptical, that this was merely a one-off, and someone purchased it purely to power level to 110. But I was wrong! Thankfully I googled a random Legion BoE and came across a topic within xpoff (topic no longer available) regarding how players were creating 101 twinks, because the stats on Legion BoEs were over-tuned for level 101’s and the level scaling meant, people could kill mobs at their level very easy. Now I knew why there was a huge demand!

I started periodically checking the Auction House on all my realms and before I knew it I’m starting to see a lot more Legion BoEs on the AH, (mainly ilvl 835 (<15k), ilvl 840 (<25k) and ilvl 845 (<35k)). At first, I bought the cheaper ones and undercut the highest and most of them sold, and before I knew it, the prices were creeping up and the sales were rolling in. At this point, I was quickly realising this was a really good market! Once things settled down, I set my prices at 835 (35k) 840 (50k) 845 (65k) as outlined in this blog I had a large inventory of Legion BoEs at my disposal. On nearly all the realms I operated on, I was controlling the Legion BoEs market (well… until Aada got involved on Dalaran LOL) Little did Aada know, I was actually buying up his cheap BoEs and flipping them, but… I’m sure Aada was still happy with his profit!

Sharing is Caring 1.0
I was very fortunate, to spend some quality time within Peelyon’s (Pete) Twitch streams during 7.0, and Pete and some of his viewers were seeing a lot of my Tweets regarding my Legion BoEs sales. At first I was a little apprehensive on how much information I should be sharing, but to be fair, the more people knew about it, the better. The idea was, the more interest people got in to twinking or flipping, the higher the prices could go. It was impossible (as much as I tried) to control all the prices on my own, plus I didn’t have the capital.

You know when things are good, when you need to change you Twitch handle so people believe who you are, Grarand wasn’t cutting it with the masses! LOL

7.1 The Legion BoE Dilema
7.1 brought new content to Legion, with new content – new gear and higher item levels. At the time of posting this Blog I was unsure how the lower BoEs would be effected by the new higher ilvl’s etc. Later into the patch it proved to make no difference. The lower ilvl’s continued to sell to those with limited gold balances, but there was an obscene market for the higher ilvls. If I felt 500k for a BoE was crazy, well that was nothing compared to some of the ilvl items I was selling for 800k-1m+

With more items added to the game, there was need for a more detailed group settings for TSM to help buy and sell. Below is an image of what my TSM group looked like.

tsm group pic of legionboes

Not only were these separated by ilvl and territory stats, they also had individual shopping and posting operations, to help easily purchase and post on the Auction House. This made it very simple to know if an item was profitable, by just reading my tool-tips. I imported each item, individually using the same method as importing Battle Pets to a group. This method was later made easier, when Muffins, created his GitHub midway through the expansion, full of item ID’s (including one’s I’d never seen on the auction house before). This method also made it a lot more accessible to more people increasing the competition in the market.

Twinking
Surprised to say, I made 4 Twinks (a frost DK and 3 Balanced Druids) and at no point during Legion, did I sell boosts. This was probably one of the things I’d like to have done, had the time been available. Level boosting 4 people 98-110 through Dungeons with a Twink was without doubt, one of the best gold making tricks out there. As you’ll see below with Umrentv, if you had a 101 twink with a lot of Leech items, it was an absolute animal. It could cost you millions to deck it out, but with the lure of charging 10k per level per person minum for boosting, it didn’t take too long to make that gold back! The only method that came close to this, was Invasions, and they were on a timer. Get boosted and sit at the entrance whilst someone clears it for you. Sadly 7.3.5 made a mockery of this and XP was reduced, meaning more runs had to be completed… damn Blizzard never lets us have fun! LOL

Sharing is Caring 2.0
Little does UmrenTV know, but I was the Goblin (DkFrostie-Stormscale), that was kind enough to trade him the ilvl 870 [Marfisi’s Giant Censer] + Leech for 250k (which was well below its value) on his stream, that he was desperate for. He also had little to no gold on that realm at the time, as he was doing a twink boosting challenge, so I offered to send it to him, and had him pay me at a later date! I knew he wasn’t looking to profit from this by re-posting it, as he was trying to create a 101 twink frost DK. My only concern was, if Blizzard reprimanded us, when he sent the 250k at a later date, as some gold transfers can flag accounts for cheating, as I know firsthand.

So if you were one of his viewers that day, when he was streaming, now you know that was me.

7.3.5 – It Was Good Whilst It Lasted!
In 7.3 this market started to tail off somewhat, mainly due to the insecurity of how the gear would be affected in 8.0 and more importantly, more people multi-box farming the items, thus bringing the supply greater than the demand. This bought lower prices and a drop in sales. With TSM unable to correctly account all the different ilvl’s and a lot of server transfers (loss of data) etc… it’s impossible to gauge how much I’ve made in total. I hit the 100m gold mark back in mid 2017 and a lot of that was due to this market.

It’s also worth noting, that thanks to this market, I was also able to purchase 4 accounts, upgrade them to BFA for multi-boxing and also have subscriptions paid till next February 2019 on all 5 accounts, countless Guild/character transfers and 85m liquid gold for my efforts. This number would be far greater had I sold the 300+ items unsold prior to the release of 8.0

8.0 Battle For Azeroth
Sadly, since 8.0 released this market is no longer worthwhile. The stat squish has affected the huge stat benefits, these pieces gave. I currently have about 300 (minimum) unsold items on all 5 of my accounts, but I plan to try to sell these some time in the future, on the basis of Transmog, but I won’t get anywhere near the prices these once demanded. I’m not at all upset with my remaining stock, as these were purchased using profit from previous sales and it was a risk I was aware of.

You’ll also notice, that some of these items since the squish, do have an ilvl 200+ (mainly titanforged gear) that MIGHT be worthwhile to someone, gearing up. However, most of the Legion BoEs were given ilvl’s around the <160-180.

If you want to check out some of my Legion BoEs sales, then be sure to check out Twitter and add #LegionBoEs in the search bar. There’s too many to add here, far more easier to check that hashtag out instead.

Thanks for reading! What were your successes in the Legion BoEs market if you got involved and what was your record sale. Feel free to comment below! Sadly comments need to be approved, due to spam etc, but please don’t be put off by posting, I will approve them!

5 Days till Legion…

So, the very long and tedious wait is almost over and the countdown for Legion is in the single digits, well… if you’re an EU player, it’s 5 days to be precise. The question on my lips is… are you prepared?! LOL

Legion Preperations
Given that my efforts in the build up to the release of Legion was to buy as much stock as possible, invest in as many cheap battle pets as I could possibly get my hands on and more importantly, level all my professions up to 700 to take advantage of new patterns and craft best in slot crafts for Legion levelling. It’s been a huge success and I’m definitely prepared! If you read my previous article “As the dust settles on the legion pre-patch” you’ll know that I’ve built up an impressive inventory worth approximately 25m gold. I will continue to build this up further, right up to the last couple of hours of Warlords of Draenor, then look to sort my inventory out, to maximise my transition to Legion. My Transmog has all been moved to an alt account, so I can buy and post auctions, whilst playing on my main account, the ability to buy WoW Tokens, has made this easy and achievable.

It’s worth noting at this point, many people without the space, will look to offload a lot of their inventory, in readiness for Legion so they have space to level and gather new materials in Legion. People like myself, who have plenty of space, thanks to Guild Banks, look to profit from the very cheap materials that people will post. If you check your Auction House, you may already noticed a big influx of cheap materials already. If I had any tips for you, it would be to buy up as much Outland materials as you possibly can! For example, Motes, Primals, Scales, Leather and Enchanting materials. Farming will die down, with the introduction of new content and some of the best Transmog crafts need these materials. Not to mention the Tomes you can craft from Enchanting.

Yet Another TCG Battle Pet Dupe Wave
Another thing you might have noticed recently, is another dupe wave of (TCG) Trading Card Game battle pets. Sadly, any hope of holding out for Legion to sell my stock, took a small hit, as the new wave gave another opportunity to others to build their inventory full of cheap TCG pets. Hopefully, those who did take up the opportunity to buy cheap pets, took the same method as myself and opted to buy through the Auction House. You may or may not be aware, but any transactions via the Auction House are protected. So if the worst possible scenario was to happen and your pets were removed, you should get a full refund of the gold spent on that purchase. This doesn’t extend to pets purchased via trade, so be very careful! Tio from @BlizzardCSEU_EN on Twitter was kind enough to reiterate its stance on refunds regarding compromised TCG battle pets/mounts purchased via the Auction House. Below is a couple of images to offer some confidence.


Replica Transmog
Thankfully, another thing I’ve noticed, is a drop in competition for Replica Transmog gear on my realm. This was maybe due to a new set of recipes that were made available for Scribes within the Darkmoon Faire. These cost a fair amount of tokens, thus meaning people averted their attention from buying Replica gear to purchasing these recipes. These recipes were released prior to Legion, so many wanted a head-start. The release of the new Transmog System and low competition had a massive effect on my sales, as they increased hugely over the last 2-3 weeks.

Replica sales last 30 days

Blizzard Getting DDOS Again…
Again, thanks to the world of Twitter, I’ve been made aware that again Blizzard have succumb to more DDOS attacks, which if your memory serves you well, you’ll remember it was one of the major incidents to affect the first day of the release of Warlords of Draenor. Here’s hoping that Blizzard hurry and fix these recent issues and also prevent another fiasco on the release of Legion. It’s fair to say, Blizzard lost a lot of confidence from its returning players that day, and that’s not even mentioning the word Garrisons…lol.

Power Levelling Via Legion Invasions
And last, but not least Legion Invasions… If you have alts that you fancy power levelling up before Legion, I’d suggest you get involved in this now, before it’s too late! As long as your alt is level 10 or higher, it can take part. Simply open your map (M) go to an area that is highlighted as being invaded and complete stage 1 and 2. Once Stage 3 starts, simply log out fully (you’ll see a 20 second countdown) and log back in. This will take you back to stage 1 and simply rinse and repeat. You will only get a reward once per invasion, but the sole purpose of this, isn’t the rewards, it’s the extremely high XP you gain from killing the mobs and completing the stages. Be sure to know that the mobs scale to your level, but be very vigilant, pull too many on your own and you could find yourself ressing a lot. Try and get some XP potions and Heirlooms as they help, but not important!

A helpful addon; LegionInvasionTimer
This is an excellent addon, shows you where the invasions are taking place and how long left before they reset.

Okay, one more thing… Just a reminder, that due to Legion incoming, I wont be here a great deal, but please do follow me on Twitter to get regular updates and see what I’m buying and selling. I’m also available for questions too, rest assured, if I don’t have the answer, I’ll know someone who will.

Thanks for reading guys and stopping by, until next time… Goodbye  🙂

As The Dust settles on the Legion Pre Patch

Well, were finally approaching the end of another week of the new Legion Pre-Patch and things are finally starting to settle down and think it’s fair to say we’re slowly getting accustomed to our new class changes, the loss of stats and the very sad changes to Serverhop or Cross Realm Assist. Well… if you were an avid open world farmer, it’s not all lost, as you’ll find out later on…

My Pre-Legion Hoarding Update:
When an expansion comes to an end, it’s a great time to get yourself prepared for the new expansion and as a gold goblin, attempt to profit from those, that weren’t fortunate enough to follow suit. I’ve been extremely busy the last couple of weeks and can happily say I’m ready for Legion. At the end of May, my liquid gold was at approximately 3.2 million. I think I’ve invested all my gold wisely, but the full results wont be clear until I sell my stock. According to TradeSkillMaster my approximate value of my inventory currently stands at – 25.7m.

TSM total inventory

Now, I’m fully aware that this total can be manipulated by the ‘value price source’ that’s input. So let me reassure you all by clarifying my custom price source below.

avg(DBRegionMarketAvg, DBGlobalMarketAvg, TUJGlobalMedian, DBRegionHistorical, DBGlobalHistorical)

You’ll clearly see that I haven’t got DBMarket as this can be heavily manipulated from clever goblins on your server, so I don’t use this! My price string is influenced by average Region and Global prices, to give me a very good average price source. This custom price source was slightly edited from that of Mankind’s, if you haven’t seen his TSM video’s, click HERE. They are exceptional videos, that help you understand everything to do with TSM so check them out!

A great deal of my gold is also tied up with level 25 Battle Pets (mostly very rare TCG or holiday pets) which is where we get into the unknown, as no one at this point really knows how the Squirt daily will be affected in Legion. If the Squirt daily is affected by legion we will likely see a rise in demand of level 25 pets. This is a calculated assumption that level 25 pets will be in high demand, so I’ve carefully stocked up on those that I feel will net me the most profit! I have an image below of my most sought after battle pets, this is just a little taste of what I have on my Battle Pet collector.

Battle Pets for Legion

I will be looking to sell the MoP rare Battle Pets asap, as MoP raids will become easier, thanks to Legion. Although these pets are currently hard to obtain due to their low drop rates, the supply will rise as more people clear that content.

If you want to see updates on what I’m selling or stocking up for Legion, be sure to get updates as they happen, via my Twitter and Facebook. I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have. If I don’t have the answer, I’m sure I may know someone who will.

ServerHop or CrossrealmAssist nerf:
Sadly there were adjustments, or nerfs to the much loved ServerHop or CrossRealmAssist, which to some extent, brought new beginnings. Whether these were intended or not are another matter, but thankfully if you use these addons to farm in open world, you’ll be relieved to know it’s still beneficial to use them. The devs changed it, so that if you were joining a group, that you had to be within the vicinity of the leader, to successfully join a player on a different realm. With this change, bought the ability to ‘hyper spawn’ mobs. If you were in a 5 man group and carefully positioned, this meant that the mobs were instantly spawning as soon as you killed and looted them.

The materials on the Auction House, for example  Volatile Water,  Primal Fire have crashed, due to the amount that people are successfully farming up. The biggest success so far is the frog farm on the Timeless Isle. With  Sha Crystal so hard to come by, there’s an absolute mint to be made here… and don’t ignore the whelpling farms.

Supreme Lord Kazzak:
For quite a bit of time now, I stopped doing the Kazzak weekly kill, but it’s came to my attention, that it’s worthwhile again. Not only do you have the chance to loot double the  Felblight  than what you got before pre patch, but you can also loot ilvl 720 gear now, with the chance to get upgraded to Warforged or even Titanforged. I have a number of alts and this has given me the incentive to get them geared before Legion.

** It’s important to know, that Blizzard have prevent players below level 100 to get loot from a Kazzak kill. **

Squirt Menagerie Daily Nerfed:
As Peelyon expected, the Squirt daily got nerfed and our beloved Weebomination is no longer of any use to us, well in the circumstances that we want to cleave the mobs and thus complete the battle as quick as possible. So this means we need a workaround. Thankfully Peelyon and a user on Wowhead (Robotusch) have a solution. To view this new strategy, please follow this link.

If you’re not aware of Peelyon (still) be sure to check him out at Twitch. Has a wealth of knowledge on Battle pets and gold making and also writes on behalf of IcyVeins for their new gold making forum.You can also catch me in his chat AKA Grarand. Although I’m a poor Moderator, I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have in a bid to assist Peelyon.

Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling on for now… don’t forget guys, 18th (US) or 19th (EU) for release of Demon Hunter’s, I shan’t be jumping on straight away, I’m expecting issues and will happily watch on and continue to post auctions…lol.

Good luck and thanks for reading!

Pre-Cataclysm Rare Shirts

Today I bring you a very early blog this morning, in an attempt to give you an excellent warning, regarding any alts or maybe your main, that you may have created before the release of Cataclysm, that may have some old shirts either equipped or stored in your bank.


As you’ll be aware by now, in a couple of days (July 19th to be exact), the Legion pre-patch will finally be going live, and this will bring the long-awaited Transmog Wardrobe. As well as the ability to change the look of your Weapons and Armor, you’ll also have the ability to learn those shirts, Tabards you’ve collected over time. However, there are some lovely shirts out there, most that are unobtainable any longer and these may be equipped on old alts or stored in personal banks.

Now is the best time to quickly log in to all of your alts and quickly check whether they have any rare shirts equipped. If they don’t, fear not, check your bank too. Remember, we’re explicitly looking for rare shirts that were starting shirts before the release of Cataclysm. Below I’ve added a list of the rare starter shirts.

Shirts:
 Brawler’s Harness,  Footpad’s Shirt,  Initiate’s Shirt,  Lookout’s Tunic,  Primitive Mantle,  Primitive Mantle,  Recruit’s Shirt,  Recruit’s Shirt,  Rugged Trapper’s Shirt,  Scout’s Shirt,  Squire’s Shirt,  Squire’s Shirt,  Thug Shirt,  Trapper’s Shirt,  Trapper’s Shirt,  Warder’s Shirt


When checking the Auction House for shirts, be aware and cautious for shirts that may look rare, but are not! The shirts to be wary of are available from a vendor called Thomas Yance in Old Hillsbrad Foothills. I’ve added his shirts below.

Vendor Shirts:
 Recruit’s Shirt,  Squire’s Shirt,  Neophyte’s Shirt,  Apprentice’s Shirt,  Acolyte’s Shirt

Be sure not to buy these off the Auction House; many people will be looking to profit from those unsure of these shirts. The obvious trick is putting the  Squire’s Shirt on the Auction House and trick buyers, as this looks very similar to  Squire’s Shirt, but both are different!


If you have no interest in using any of these rare shirts, MAKE SURE THEY’RE NOT EQUIPPED PRIOR TO PRE-PATCH as they’ll become soulbound on the 19th! un-equip them and place them in your bag and get them on the Auction House asap. Most have a guide price from 50k upwards according to Wowhead, but they could easily demand a higher price, due to them no longer available. Don’t be scared to price them very high at the start of the Legion Pre-Patch and if you get no buyers, feel free to reduce the price slowly. Alternatively, do what I’m doing and leave them as high as possible, as you’ll get a completionist sooner or later, the price will only go up as they become rarer as others get learned.

Hope this helps, have fun and see you in Legion!

TradeSkillMaster Guides

Hello guys, I recently experienced some issues within TSM (TradeSkillMaster) and lost some information. I’m sure this wasn’t connected in anyway with the recent issues TSM have been experiencing, as I’m aware it was solely on the data on their drives and nothing do with our information on our end.

Upon seeking some advice or more some information from the interwebs on recreating some groups etc, I managed to stumble upon a great YouTube channel with some excellent guides, now I’m not going to be greedy and keep these to myself, instead I’ll add some details below, which maybe of interest to you. How on earth this chap has so little likes/subscribers is completely beyond me. I’ll add this blog post in a bid to help send some some traffic his way.

As ever guys, please show any appreciation for Mankind, by leaving a comment, like or even a subscribe on his YouTube channel. It means a lot to content creators, that enjoy writing, creating videos in a bid to help others.

Check out Mankind

TSM 3 guides available;

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 1 – Setting up TSM Addon & Desktop Application

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 2 – Making Groups & Auctioning Operations

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 3 – Mailing Operations

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 4 – Creating & Importing Custom Groups

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 5 – Custom Price Sources

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 6 – Shopping

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 7 – Warehousing

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 8 – Crafting