World Event: Hallow’s End

Today 18th October, sees the start of the World Event: Hallow’s End, an event where fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whomever ask. Hallow’s End in my eyes, is another cracking event with a lot of gold-making potential, some of which may be well known to most; but not to all, so I’ll add this nonetheless.

Our aim during the event, is to collect a currency called Tricky Treat, which can be collected via a number of methods. I recommend this complete and comprehensive guide, Wowheads: Hallow’s End guide!

When you’ve collected 150 Tricky Treats, you need to check out the vendors appropriate of your faction. These have been added below.

Horde – Undercity:
Woim (Companion Pets)

Alliance – Stormwind City:
Pippi (Companion Pets)

Here’s a list of Companion Pets to purchase from the vendors mentioned above. These will become very profitable, once the event has finished. As ever, purchase these from the Auction House during the event, if they’re cheap enough – to resell at a later date! I’ve added Region Market Average (RMA) prices from The Undermine Journal. These prices are averages and will inflate and deflate during the World Event, find the (RMA) which reflects your Region.

Companion PetTricky TreatsU.S (RMA)E.U (RMA)
Feline Familiar150 Tricky Treats49,154g39,999g
Cursed Birman150 Tricky Treats44.795g40,000g
Widget the Departed150 Tricky Treats70,000g62.017g
Naxxy150 Tricky Treats55,000g65,000g

Do not purchase the Sinister Squashling. This costs the same amount of Tricky Treats as the rest and can be looted from: Loot-Filled Pumpkins (Level 35) and Loot-Filled Pumpkins (level 40) and from Handful of Treats, these do not hold a lot of value, due to the vast amount available.


Be sure to install the addon, Handynotes- Candy Buckets. This addon will show all the locations on your map, that have an Inn with a Candy Bucket. I’d also include TomCat’s Tours: Hallow’s End. This addon, will automatically open the Handful of Treats when looted, this will save you a lot of time overall. Due to the Shadowlands pre-patch and the squish to levelling and experience gains, it’s difficult to assess at this early stage, how lucrative these are for levelling. I suppose it doesn’t harm to complete whilst you’re on your travels.

Don’t forget to queue for the dungeon, to fight the Headless Horseman to get that opportunity to loot The Headless Horseman. If you’re unlucky to get the mount, you could get second-prize with the Magic Broom, and feel like a Druid.

As a final reminder, to get a comprehensive guide to what to do during the Hallow’s End World Event, check out the guide from Wowhead.

I will update this post if there’s any new additions to the vendors, loot tables for the event that have gold-making potential.

Thanks for reading!


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The Long Awaited Return Is Here…

Hello readers…

This seems very strange, writing a blog post here after such a long time away, but… as the title of this blog states (i hope), the long-awaited return is here…

 

The Downlow:

Some of you know the reason for my absence, if not, feel free to check out my previous blog post HERE. The good news is, that due to the health issues that my wife experienced, have become manageable, I’ve got a lot more time at my disposal, hence my return today. Now I have to reiterate the word manageable – my wife has Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), so as long as she takes her medication, looks after herself through a good balanced diet and exercise, things should be under control. Heart disease sadly runs through her side of the family, her sister sadly died of sudden heart failure.

She has a 50% blockage in her artery that leads to her heart, due to the artery being so small, her consultant was unable to fit a stent to relieve the issue, this and a number of heart attacks since diagnosis was the main reason why it’s taken so long to get where we are today. As long as she takes her medication, her CAD can be controlled and any potential issues limited.

 

The Goldmaking Front:

Prior to my break from the game, I managed to hit 100 million gold, get my Brontisaur, screw up my TSM profile (which I thankfully backed up) and most notably, post-break have approximately 70% of my inventory (that I posted onto the Auction House) expire; then after 30 days sitting within my mailbox – expire there too. If there’s one plus, it’s nice to have a manageable inventory again… if you want to call it that lol. I dare not even consider thinking of the true value of that missing inventory. But to give you a little taste, I lost most of my TCG pets,  mounts, practically all my level 25 battle pets, Replica BoEs and a lot of crafted rare gear. This is merely just a stumbling block and will give me the motivation to rebuild.

With respect to my gold balance as of today, I’m currently sitting on 17,800,378g after heavily investing in, pre-purchasing Shadowlands on all 8 accounts and 12 Months game-time on all accounts, not forgetting the investment in many markets that I sadly lost in the mail. 17m gold is small in comparison to that of 100m but I’m kind of relieved I even have that. But at least I have a little something to get my feet wet as Battle for Azeroth comes to a close… it also gives me an incentive to try and get 100m gold again!

A lot of the markets I used to dabble in, some are still holding value (i.e. Replica BoEs, Batte Pets & Transmog), however, a lot of new things that I’ve missed may be too late for me. Most importantly the Corrupted BoEs which no doubt I’d have been involved in had I not been away. But it’s great seeing other gold makers making an absolute killing. My reasoning for me possibly being too late, is that with the new changes to corruption items dropping more frequently, the demand MAY start dropping, as will the prices. I feel this to be extremely volatile and not worth the risk.

If you want to shop for Corruption BoEs yourself, then a quick and simple string posted below will help you search for them. Open up the Auction House, click on the TSM tab then Shopping tab. In the search bar enter the following.

/120/120/i460/i475/Armor/Epic

This will filter out level 120 ilvl 460-475 armor. This doesn’t filter out corruption items, you will need to sift through the list and find them yourself and then decide to buy anything you find in your results. Anything below ilvl 460 loses value I believe due to scaling, but if you wish to look at lower ilvls, simply replace i460 with i445 or i430. Click the star on the recent search tab, to add this filter for another day. Feel free to rename it.

For information on the best corruptions, check out the class guides on Wowhead and Icyveins. Read their guides carefully!

 

What Now:

As of today, I will be completely redoing my TSM profile from top to bottom. This is a task that I’ve been considering for some time. I’ve built up so much information, the profile was getting sluggish even at the best of time. This won’t be an easy feat, and will no doubt take a lot of time to do correctly and efficiently.  My main target is to re-do my battle pet groups. This held a lot of information and no doubt had a massive bearing on why my profile was sluggish – this was evident when importing and exporting from profiles and posting/shopping auctions.

Get reacquainted with old and new markets in preparation for Shadowlands. Yes, with all new expansions, comes the need to stockpile as I have done prior to every other expansion.

My main character is ilvl 438 – I haven’t done as much as I’d hoped on him, but happy to have finally got my LFR Ny’alotha kill on Tuesday, even if it felt like it was a raid progression night after the 3+ hours struggling to kill it. Gotta love LFR/PUG’s. Going by Wowhead, I’ve seen others complaining that they’ve spent a lot more than 3 hours! Personally, I thought it was a fun fight!

Leveling/gearing alts. I know leveling will be a lot quicker and simpler once Shadowlands is here, but I’m going to be more interested in my main when the expansion is here and gold making of course. I normally concentrate on alts when an expansion comes to an end giving me the opportunity to experience other classes/factions. Can’t beat a different perspective of the game!

 

Shadowlands:

Hopefully, by the time Shadowlands drops, I should’ve gotten my feet well and truly back under the table and back into the swing of things. Datamining is already proving to be very difficult, thanks to Blizzards encryptions, so Alphas and Betas are going to prove very important again. I doubt I’ll be participating myself, but I’ll do my best to share anything I see on my travels.

It’s hard to tell where professions will be next expansion, but if it’s anything like BFA, then be ready. The amounts of gold people were making on the release of BFA was nothing short of incredible. Hikons a Youtuber and a regular on Twitter made an absolute fortune and still does. Even I was in awe of what he was achieving!

If you’re not into crafting, then I suggest you find the time to farm herbs/ore. The demand is so great it doesn’t even bear thinking about – unless you’re struggling to sleep 😉

 

Anyway, that’s all from me today. This was just a little update on my return and hopefully, I’ll have another update in the next few days… I look forward to catching you all on Twitter however poor my sneaking skills are… Yes, I’m looking at you Peelyon!  😂

Thanks for reading, take care!

Patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan Release Date

Patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan is live on October 25th!

I’m not sure about you, but when developers were insistent they would offer more content frequently, I honestly didn’t think it would be this frequent, or to the point…. too soon!

Nevertheless, it’s time to get ready I suppose. If you wish to read up on more of the live Q&A from Game Director Ion Hazzikostas and more information on the patch, click the link HERE to be re-directed to Wowhead.

Time to start re-evaluating our stock ready for patch day!

What time will Legion release on the 30th?

It’s probably one of the biggest questions on many people’s lips over the last 2-3 days. “What time will Legion Launch?” Given the last 3 expansions, I think it’s fair to say, it’s likely to be 12.00am server time 30th August.

But it isn’t that straight forward, thanks to the differing time zones around the World. For instance, if you’re fortunate like myself and reside in the United Kingdom, 12 Midnight server time (EU) will actually be 11.00pm 29th August, arguably meaning, we get the game earlier…lol. Server time for EU is based on CET (France) and the UK is an hour behind.

Now I remind you, this is simply going off previous releases. If you read up, you’ll know previous expansions have been released at the same times mentioned above. If you’re waiting for a guaranteed time, keep your eyes peeled on the Warcraft website and other sites like MMO-Champion and Wowhead. These are excellent sources for information on World of Warcraft.

EDIT – WOWHEAD HAVE THIS HOUR CONFIRMED THAT WARCRAFT – LEGION WILL BE RELEASED AT 12PM CET (EU) AND 12PM (PDT) NA. SO ABOVE INFORMATION CORRECT!

Legion confirmed time for release - blog

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!

Legion Dev Update and Beta Release Date

Finally, Blizzard have confirmed a date for Legion BetaThursday 12th May! You will likely notice that Alpha has shut down as of Tuesday 10th May. Invites for Beta will be out in due course…

If like myself, you missed the livestream from the Legion developers, then please click the link HERE via Wowhead. If you were fortunate enough to have watched it already, what opinions do you have, post them below!

Tome of Illusions

As we all know by now, we have the Wardrobe system coming to Legion, bringing us the freedom to swap in and out collected armour and weapons alternatively called Transmog which we’ve collected on our travels. A new direction from the developers, is the introduction of the Tome of Illusions, which will work via the wardrobe system too, but will give us the freedom to add an appropriate enchant effect to our weapons and change it when we desire. You’ll know that we already have this opportunity for illusions already, via the Enchanter’s building in our Garrisons in Warlords of Draenor, sadly, these are not permanent, but those in Legion will be!

The Tome of Illusions will be created by Enchanters, using materials from the region that matches the illusion you desire. For instance, if you wanted the Tome of Northrend, you’d need to acquire the materials that would be gathered within Northrend or the Wrath of the Lich king expansion.  I will add below, each Tome and the materials needed to craft each one.

If you want any advice, start buying up these materials from the Auction House NOW! People are clearing out banks, guild banks, ready to start preparing for Legion and that normally involves materials that people find are not wanted anymore. We need to take advantage of these cheap sales and stock these items up so we can get an early push once Legion is released.

 

Tome of Illusions Crafting Materials Needed
Tome of Illusions: Azeroth Large Brilliant Shard (10), Essence of Fire (5), Essence of Water (5), Essence of Undeath (5), Light Parchment (3)
Tome of Illusions: Outland Void Crystal (10), Large Prismatic Shard (5), Primal Fire (5), Primal Mana (5), Light Parchment (3)
Tome of Illusions: Northrend Abyss Crystal (10), Dream Shard (5), Greater Cosmic Essence (8), Eternal Water (4), Light Parchment (3)
Tome of Illusions: Cataclysm Maelstrom Crystal (10), Heavenly Shard (10), Volatile Air (5), Volatile Earth (5),Light Parchment (3)
Tome of Illusions: Elemental Lords Maelstrom Crystal (10), Volatile Air (3), Volatile Earth (3), Volatile Fire (3), Volatile Life (3), Volatile Water (3), Light Parchment (3)
Tome of Illusions: Pandaria Sha Crystal (10), Imperial Amethyst (2), Wild Jade (2), Vermilion Onyx (2), Light Parchment (3)
Tome of Illusions: Secrets of the Shado-Pan Sha Crystal (10), River’s Heart (2), Primordial Ruby (2), Sun’s Radiance (2), Light Parchment (3)
Tome of Illusions: Draenor Temporal Crystal (20), Sorcerous Air (10), Sorcerous Water (10), Savage Blood (15), Light Parchment (3)

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the developers can change anything at any given time and this is information collected from Alpha testing and Wowhead. To see the original Wowhead page for all the information above for these Tome of Illusions, then please click HERE.

TSM3 Import String

I suggest creating a new TSM Profile to limit any chance of ruining any groups you may have created already. If you’re not a TSM3 subscriber, then I also urge you to backup your TSM. This is automatic if you’re a subscriber.

 

Wowhead Downtime Tuesday #45

In edition #45, Tradechat dicusses Herbalism (or Erbalism…lol) in Legion and some important information regarding the Collector’s Edition. Enjoy and remember if you want to leave any feedback for her, please head on over to Tradechats YouTube channel.