Island Expedition Transmog in Shadowlands 9.1

You might recall a blog post I created towards the end of last year called Island Expedition Transmog. This post looked at the gear you could earn completing Island Expeditions (or purchasing from the Auction House) and the prices you could flip these items on the Auction House, some for a considerable profit. The introduction of Shadowlands and players playing new content, thus leaving behind old content, meant a significant increase to the value of Island Expedition Transmog as the supply lowered and the demand increased – which was excellent for gold-makers.

In Shadowlands 9.1 this will all change with the introduction of the solo queue for Island Expeditions. This change could have a negative effect on the Island Expedition Transmog market.

Wowhead’s article confirming Solo queues

Jeremy Feasel’s interview with Vanion


Island Expeditions in Battle for Azeroth:

Back in Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard introduced Island Expeditions. You could group up with two other players and participate in one of three maps available for that week. There were four various difficulties, Normal, Heroic, Mythic, and PvP. The aim was to acquire Azerite and the team that reached the goal first won. There were also side objectives, that influenced the loot you could win, once the Island Expedition completed. There’s a lot of exciting loot, which is why many players still complete them today. Players are still trying to earn Island expedition Transmog, Mounts, Companion Pets, and Seafarer’s Dubloons for supply crates. The Supply Crates were introduced to give players another chance to loot items that they were unsuccessful to loot at the end of the Island Expedition.

As Shadowlands progressed, it became apparent that those still interested in Island Expeditions couldn’t find a group because there was a lack of interest from other players. Thankfully for those players, the developers have decided to introduce a solo queue that will eradicate the need for other players.


Island Expeditions in Shadowlands 9.1:

Sadly for gold-makers, 9.1 will introduce a new solo queue option for players wanting to run Island Expeditions. The changes will ultimately make farming Island Expedition Transmog a lot more efficient. With more players able to queue solo, this will increase supply bringing a negative effect to the Island Expedition Transmog market as the supply outnumbers the demand. With this in mind, it may be beneficial to reconsider some of the valuations we’re demanding for our Island Expedition Transmog. However, for many of the high tier ticket items, I would suggest keeping the same value until we know the full extent of the patch.

It’s worth noting at this point that although the solo queue is confirmed, the increase to gear is purely speculation. Developers could lower drop rates or adjust exchange rates for Salvage Crates with Seafarer’s dubloons; If this happens, there may be no need to adjust our values at all. Only when testing starts will we have a greater understanding of Island Expeditions in Shadowlands 9.1.


Tier Lists:

If you’re unsure of the high tier ticket items, here’s a list below of Expedition Transmog ≥50k gold (TSM: Region Market Value Average (RMA))

Firekin Amice
Plundered Flamecaster Stave
Rattling Bone Greatbelt
Razorfin Helm
Stinkrot Smasher
Duskhaven Top Hat
Plundered Barb-Edged Dagger
Plundered Beacon-Light Bulwark
Plundered Heart Hacker
Plundered Petrified Tree
Plundered Shadow-Infused Blade
Plundered Tenderizing Crusher
Wild Marauder Chainmail

For items within the 10k-50k bracket (mid tier), it’s up to you what you wish to do. Most of the Transmog at this price point is already in moderate supply. It wouldn’t hurt to lower your valuations or consider sticking to them and reacting once 9.1 hits.

Anything ≤10k (low tier) will likely be in high supply, and if the changes in 9.1 happen and no changes to drop rates, it’s worth looking at reducing your stock in this price range immediately. After all, there’s a reason why this gear doesn’t break the 10k mark; the supply exceeds the demand, and this will only get worse!


Conclusion:

Since Shadowlands dropped, the Island Expedition Transmog market has been excellent. I’ve made some great sales over the last couple of months. With the release of 9.1 and solo queues for Island Expeditions, it’s only right we prepare too. If there’s an increased supply of Transmog to the Auction House, we could find ourselves struggling to meet our valuations and moving our stock. That is why I recommend checking your valuations and where you feel possible, consider reducing them to get a head-start on your competitors. I’d suggest leaving the values on your high tier items!

If you have access, consider checking out the PTR and seeing whether the developers adjust the drop rates and conversion rates for Supply crates via Seafarer’s Dubloons. If there is a change to the drop rates, ignore the need to adjust your valuations on your Transmog. If solo queuing becomes more efficient but items harder to obtain, there will be no effect on the current Transmog market.

Monitor the market closely and adapt as the patch progresses.

Legion BoEs in Shadowlands

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. 

Sadly, there is a cap at 49% speed, as illustrated by /AGunWithLegs at Reddit.

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.

Here’s a detailed guide by Wowhead explaining the secondary stat diminishing returns.


Legion BoEs Shopping List:


Flipping:

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, and it 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.

Legion BoEs Shopping List via Pastebin

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!

Legion BoEs TSM String (Categorised with Subgroups)

Legion BoEs TSM (uncategorised)


Farming:

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.


Sales:

As mentioned before, I try to post at least once a week, but I actually average once every two weeks. So my sales could be a lot greater than whats shown below. I don’t cancel/repost so these are post and forget. These sales are between 14th Feb – 28th Feb.


Conclussion:

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 TSM Ledger, 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.


Feedback:

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.


Until next time…

Ink Trader Shuffle Umbral Ink

Before my extended break, you might have read a snippet from my previous post regarding the potential of using the new Shadowlands Ink Traders to shuffle Umbral Ink for Old World Inks. The prices for certain Old World Inks have since gone up in value over the last couple of weeks. The drastic changes could result from the new shuffle or players merely using Old World herbs and pigments to craft their own Old World Inks for crafting or selling.


Disclaimer:

Before I get started, the valuations used in this guide are from The Undermine Journal (TUJ) and for the region, EU. They are also an EU Median Price. Median is the average price of an item for the region, not the realm. Before you follow any advice detailed below, I urge you to check The Undermine Journal for the exact valuations for the items mentioned for your region and (more importantly) your realm. Failure to adhere to this advice will return incorrect values and incorrect profit margins. Also, consider crafting Umbral Inks for greater profit if Umbral Pigment is cheap enough.


The Shuffle:

If you read my post from August 2020 about the Roseate Pigment shuffle, you’d have shuffled and stocked up many Old World Inks in preparation for Shadowlands. Many who used this method might have finally sold off their inventory/stock and now use the new shuffle or alternative means. If this is the case, this could explain the increase in prices too. Roseate Pigment was as cheap as 15g on average before Shadowlands released, meaning 30g-45g (or greater) for Old World Inks was a lucrative shuffle. Now Umbral Ink is approximately 40-50g, and we’d need to sell shuffled Old World Inks at 75g or above to make this a viable/profitable shuffle too.

For the readers unfamiliar with this shuffle, here’s a brief breakdown.

Purchase/Craft Umbral Ink
Visit your nearest Ink Trader.
Option 1) Trade one Umbral Ink for one profitable Common Ink.
Option 2) Trade Ten Umbral Inks for one Uncommon Ink (*)

(*) I don’t believe option 2 to be profitable at this time.


Profitable Inks:

In alphabetical order. Price = The Undermine Journal’s (EU Median Price) Average price by the region!

Because Scribes require the above Inks for leveling Inscription and are necessary for crafting Glyphs, these would be in high demand. If these valuations concur with your realms valuations, I suggest using this shuffle, but only for the inks profitable on your realm.

Inks that could become profitable at a later date.

Common Inks:

Uncommon Inks: (remember to calculate 10x Umbral Ink for 1 Uncommon Ink with this trade)


The Importance of Supply & Demand:

If this shuffle isn’t profitable for you on your realm, please be patient. Umbral Ink’s valuation will continue to fall further as the quantity outgrows the demand, otherwise known as supply and demand. The population of your realm will also dictate Umbral Inks valuation, as outlined below.

Example:
Outland – Umbral Ink (20g) High pop
Azuremyst – Umbral Ink (219g) Low Pop

With a new patch on the horizon and potentially many players following this guide, Umbral Ink’s supply may fall and not meet the current demands, slowly increasing its valuation. I urge you to adapt to any future changes and monitor this market closely. Immediately stop using the shuffle if it becomes unprofitable.


Conclusion:

The ink trader shuffle has been a steady stream of income over previous expansions, and early signs show that the Umbral Ink shuffle in Shadowlands will be just as profitable. As more people get into this market, we may see a fluctuation in Umbral Ink’s value – the ink’s supply and demand and the emergence of a new patch will ultimately dictate this. We must monitor this market and immediately adapt to any changes in price, failure to adapt will lead us to lose gold and potentially lose any profit gained.


Credits:

Thank you to Wowhead for use of their data. All links for items within my blog, direct you to their site. This helps the reader understand the items within my guides.


If you have any questions regarding this guide or want to share your experiences or success stories, please comment below. Please remember there are measures in place when commenting, and I will need to approve it before it’s published – this is to protect the website and those that read the content from potential malicious comments. Although not necessary, but if you appreciate my work, (and in a financial position to do so) please consider donating towards the upkeep of this website! Alternatively, sharing my blog/post using the ‘sharing tools’ below is beneficial too.

Thanks for reading!

The Darkmoon Faire is coming, to Town!

Good evening or good morning depending on where you are… It’s not quite “Santa Clause is Coming to Town!” but the next best thing. It’s the 1st Sunday of the Month and that means only one thing – the Darkmoon Faire is in Town! For the next 7 days, there’s plenty of games, quests, profession quests and two rares to kill on the Darkmoon Island. If you haven’t ventured to the Darkmoon Faire in a while or maybe this is your first time, please check out my guides which will help you make the most of the gold-making opportunities available to us.


Profession Quests:

As a kind reminder, this is a great opportunity if you’re 5 skill points away from maxing your profession. Every profession has a quest that rewards you 5 skill points. Considering most of the professions in Shadowlands are quite expensive to complete, this is an ideal opportunity to complete those remaining points.


New Cooking Recipes:

You may have read in my last post, that with the release of Shadowlands three new recipes were available from Galissa Sundew.

All of these will set you back 85 Darkmoon Daggermaw. I’m unsure at this point how influential these will be, as the previous feasts (prior to the nerf) gave a substantial versatility buff to players running Mythic+ Dungeons. Wowhead hasn’t updated the new changes as of 06.12.2020 so I’ve added a screenshot below from the vendor Galissa Sundew which shows it’s availability.


Darkmoon Faire Artifacts:

Finally, with nine Darkmoon Faire Artifacts available to us from varied tasks in the World or alternatively purchased from the Auction House, turning these artifacts in will reward you experience (or gold if max level) to help you reach your target of level 60. Be sure to hit the Carousel or Roller Coaster prior to turning in the artifacts to earn that Whee! buff, this will add an extra percentage of experience to your reward.


List of helpful links:

Below are helpful links, please select the appropriate link for further information. If you’re still unsure about anything, feel free to message me on Twitter or in the comment section below and I’ll reply to you at the earliest convenience.

Darkmoon Faire (Alternative information & links)
Darkmoon Faire Artifacts (Quest Items)
Darkmoon Faire Companions
Darkmoon Daggermaw
Darkmoon Firewater
Replica Transmog
Silas’ Secret Treasure (One-time Quest)



I hope you found this post informative. Please share this post to help other players. Happy gold-making and thanks for reading!

How to Fix Missing Addon Folders within World of Warcraft

Good morning! Today’s post is for the lovely readers that may not be following me on Twitter. If you’ve been experiencing issues with Addons, either the folders have gone missing or Addons not updating as intended since Shadowlands released, like the issues I’ve added below, then follow the simple fix.

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!

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 the new content. 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). Nothing to write home about just yet, as everyone seems to be content with the new content.


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 will urge you to check them out today.

@Hikons [Twitter] [Youtube] [Twitch] [Patreon]
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!

@Kubba1977 [Twitter]
I’ve only been following Kubba since 8.3 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 no doubt prosper as Shadowlands progresses. Check them out and see what they do, that you can incorporate into your own gold-making routines. I’m sure there are other great gold-makers out there making bank that I’ve missed. Please share them in the comment section, and raise awareness for them!


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 biggest success (or failure) so far? Let me know below.

Thanks for reading, and happy gold-making!

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!

Joe Multiboxer (JMB)

Good evening to you all. To any of you avid multiboxers out there (like myself) who succumbed to Blizzard’s recent multiboxing policy changes, be aware that the developer Lax of ISBoxer has a new product for testing this weekend. This product does not breach Blizzard’s Multiboxing policy on input broadcasting via third-party software!

Multiboxing Policy Changes:

As previously mentioned in another post, Blizzard amended their policy on multiboxing, bringing an end to third-party software use for input broadcasting. This method is now prohibited and will flag any accounts seen loading World of Warcraft via ISBoxer (Innerspace) or any other third-party software designed for input broadcasting purposes.

Players within World of Warcraft are already reporting situations where they’ve received suspensions (50 years) or bans for use/non-use of ISBoxer and other programs.

Reminder: Multiboxing isn’t against Blizzard’s ToS. Suppose you suspect a multiboxer of using input broadcasting (you can see the player’s main and minions interacting/in combat simultaneously), then, by all means, report the player(s). Please do not just report players because they merely have alts on /follow; you’re potentially getting a legal player suspended and wasting the time of a GM to look into this matter.


The Product:

Lax, the developer of ISBoxer, has developed a new software called: Joe Multiboxer (JMB). The meaning behind the name; “The average Joe can multibox with Joe Multiboxer.” Lax has also clarified on Discord that JMB will have the same features from ISBoxer; any element that could send input to another window (input broadcasting) has been removed in conjunction with Blizzard’s multiboxing policy.


When will JMB be available?

Lax hopes JMB will be available as soon as possible, with a chance of testing this weekend (13.11.20). The testing phase will be available to all subscribers with some or most features unavailable.


What does JMB mean for me?

Since ISBoxer’s demise, I’ve missed the window layout feature and the CPU management tool. These features meant having multiple World of Warcraft clients open at once on one or two screens and not overloading my CPU. If Lax has incorporated these features into JMB (as they’re not input broadcasting), this will be great news for me.

For me, the benefit of multiboxing is working the Auction House on one client while using other clients to complete World Quests, leveling characters or farming rares. The window layout manager helps keep all this on one screen.

Come on, who doesn’t like watching videos on Youtube on the second window?!


How much will this cost?

If you already have a subscription with Lavish Software, there is nothing more to pay. If you’re interested in using JMB and don’t have a subscription set up yet, please consider using my referral; we’ll both benefit with extra days free to our subscriptions.

Today’s post is not sponsored, neither am I endorsed by Lavish Software (ISBoxer). Anything I’ve posted regarding Lavish Software and ISBoxer is my unbiased opinion.


Future developments of JMB?

The best place to receive updates is at the ISBoxers Discord channel. Once you’ve successfully joined, check out the following Discord servers;

News and Information

#Announcements

Joe Multiboxer

#jmb_faq
#jmb_general

JMB’s Website


Conclusion:

Many readers will be skeptical, especially those who have gone to great lengths to get multiboxing (with input broadcasting) banned successfully. Your efforts haven’t gone in vain. The new software will still be a long way short of what ISBoxer once was, and the players will notice this when they return to multiboxing via JMB.

What made multiboxing with ISBoxer more accessible and efficient was the ability to input broadcast to multiple clients simultaneously. Now that input broadcasting is removed (any tasks to do with herbalism, farming dungeons, etc) via multiboxing will be a lot more demanding and less efficient.

The changes mean it’s easier to tell if someone is multiboxing with input broadcasting.


However you perceive multiboxing, I hope you can acknowledge that players like to play the game differently, and as long as we abide by the ToS that govern World of Warcraft, go out and play the game as you wish.

If you’d like to share your views below in the comment section, please do so respectfully. Thanks for reading!

[Source] The information used in this post was gathered together from Lax’s jmb_faq server on Discord.

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

I hope you found this post informative. If you think this could help others please do consider sharing it. Feel free to comment below and share your experiences. As ever, thanks for reading!