Garrisons in 2022

Garrisons in 2022

Garrisons in 2022:

If you thought Garrisons in 2022 were of no interest, or more importantly, too much work to maintain to make worthwhile, you’d be wrong! With a specific Garrison setup (which I’ll explain later in the post), you can make some excellent passive gold income.

Many players were put off by Garrisons in later expansions when Blizzard nerfed a lot of the gold rewards from the Mission Table and Transmog from the Salvage Yard. It was understandable; many players were making a substantial amount of gold.

However, with most players opting to level new characters via Chromie Time within Draenor, players are creating Garrisons to help them level and not taking advantage of the resources/gold available from their newfound property.


Garrisons in Warlords of Draenor:

If you were like myself and many others, upon the release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion, we were excited by the prospect of new content and the emergence of player housing in the form of a Garrison. Sadly, our excitement was short-lived, as release day brought nothing but issues with accessing our Garrisons, thanks to phasing issues.


What are Garrisons?

As briefly mentioned above, Garrisons are a form of player housing, and players have the opportunity to secure and prepare a plot of land to build a Garrison. Alliance players will build theirs in Shadowmoon Valley, while Horde players will build theirs in Frostfire Ridge.

There are noticeable differences in the appearance of the Garrison between the two Factions. Alliance players will see a more human-looking Garrison similar to the architecture of Stormwind. In contrast, Horde players will have an appearance identical to Orcs and the similarity of Orgrimmar.

Here are two images outlining the significant differences in the style of each Faction’s Garrison.


Garrison Buildings:

Your Garrison can have many buildings within; your character level and level of your Garrison will dictate how many plots are available to build on and the level of those buildings. It’s important to remember that level 2 and 3 blueprints (to increase the level of your buildings) are locked behind these level restrictions. To purchase them, visit the Blueprints Vendor near the Architect Table.

The level 1 Salvage Yard blueprint is locked behind a simple quest: Flame On. As this is one of the buildings in this setup, you will need to complete it.


Building your Garrison!

With the introduction of Chromie Time in Shadowlands, we can access our Garrisons as low as level 10 by choosing The Iron Horde timeline. Although this guide would be better suited for players at level 40, you can still follow these instructions and slowly incorporate this guide into your setup as you level to level 40.

If you haven’t unlocked Draenor yet and are level 40 or above, go to the portal room (Horde – Orgrimmar, Alliance – Stormwind) and use the Ashran portal. Take the flight path from Ashran to where your Garrison would be if it were built.

Ideally, to get the most out of this guide, you need to be level 40 to unlock level 3 Garrison and have completed the quest chain via Pinchwhistle Point that leads to the quest: Flame On. Completing this quest rewards the Salvage Yard level 1 blueprint.


The Benefit of this Setup?

The benefit is to either gather herbs from your Herb Garden or purchase herbs from the Trading Post vendor, mill the herbs, and create work orders at the Scribe Quarters to obtain War Paints. With the War Paints, we craft Cards of Omen.

Ideally, with the Storehouse at level 3, we get an increase of 15 work orders, meaning if we have a Scribe Quarters at level 3, we can have 36 work orders. These work orders should take five days to complete, so we don’t need to babysit the production!

Once we have our Cards of Omen, we can follow the advice from Erosium, who sells the cards straight to the vendor for an average of 4g 67s each. Alternatively, post them to the Auction House if you feel there’s value.

They calculated the average of 4g 67s per card from turning over millions of Cards of Omens. I differ from Erosium because I post mine on the Auction House instead; this saves a lot of time, as someone else turns the cards over instead.

These numbers don’t look promising at first glance, but if you do this on multiple characters, the numbers start increasing exponentially. For example, if you had 50 characters churning this out and had a complete setup that you monitored every five days, you could easily afford a WoWToken at the end of the month!


Getting Started!

Assuming you’ve unlocked your level 3 Garrison, this is the setup you want. The number in brackets is the level required for your building. The only exception is the Mines; If you want to farm ore and the Mine Carts, I suggest getting level 3. Alternatively, I ignore this.

Concerning the Large Buildings, depending on whether you need Armor/Weapon upgrades for your Followers, get the War Mill. If you don’t need these upgrades, I suggest the Stables or Spirit Lodge.

Small Buildings:
  • Storehouse (3)
  • Scribe Quarters (3)
  • Salvage Yard (3)
Medium Buildings:
  • Trading Post (1)
  • Tavern (2)
Large Buildings:
  • Barracks (3)
  • War Mill/Stables/Spirit Lodge (3)
Other Buildings:
  • Herb Garden (3)
  • Mines

The Buildings:

Garrison Buildings

Storehouse:

The Storehouse is a great building to have. Not only do you get access to your personal bank and Guild bank from your Garrison, but opening level 3 allows you to increase work orders by 15; a potential 36 work orders for your buildings!

Scribe Quarters:

Accessing this building allows us to mill the herbs from the Herb Garden; in the process, we obtain Cerulean Pigment. We turn these pigments into War Paints via work orders. Once we have a substantial amount of War Paints, we can craft Cards of Omen.

Keep your eye’s peeled for the missions: Spy Games & The Quill is Mighty. These missions reward 2x Rush Orders for your Scribe Quarters. By using the Rush Order, it will instantly complete 5 work orders.

Either turn these over yourself, and try your luck, or post them to the Auction House!

If you can’t log in daily to gather the herbs from the Herb Garden, wait for the vendor in the Trading Post to purchase herbs with your Garrison Resources.

Salvage Yard:

To obtain the level 1 blueprint for this building you must complete the quest chain, including the quest: Flame On.

This building had a massive nerf post Warlords of Draenor and no longer offers most of the excellent Transmog pieces, hence why I originally got rid of it. However, this building is still a great option for obtaining Draenor trade goods and Garrison Resources, and Armor/Weapon Upgrades.

You will need to complete missions from the Garrison Mission table to obtain a Sack of Salvaged Goods or a Large Crate of Salvage.

Remember, when opening the salvage, don’t spam open them; loot can bug.

Trading Post:

You only need to acquire the level 1 building to benefit from the Trading Post vendor. The vendor of interest is Pyxni Pennypocket. She has herbs for sale at 16 Garrison Resources each; this is the best value.

Be warned, these traders no longer sell items in stacks of 5, you will only get 1 commodity for your Garrison Resources.

Purchase herbs here if you don’t want to gather herbs from your Herb Garden. If you’ve reached your 10,000 Garrison Resources cap, you can consider purchasing your herbs at 20 Garrison Resources instead.

It’s worth mentioning that if you’re considering earning Exalted with the Denizens of Draenor, consider upgrading your Trading Post to level 3. You get a 20% increase in reputation gains.

Important: You must be within Draenor when consuming the Medallion of the Legion to gain the 20% bonus!

Tavern:

We only need a level 2 Tavern to be able to hire a Follower.

It’s beneficial to hire a follower with the trait Extreme Scavenger, or Scavenger. This trait means we can increase our Garrison Resource rewards from successful missions.

Barracks:

By leveling this building to level 3, we can increase our followers by five. By default, we have a limit of 20 followers; with a level 3 Barracks, we increase this to 25.

War Mill/Stables/Spirit Lodge:

The War Mill is a good option if you need to level your followers with Armor and Weapon upgrades. However, for 200-1000g each (depending on your realm), you can purchase Frozen Arms of a Hero from the Auction House to speed this process up.

The cap for your Followers is ilvl 675. If all your Followers are ilvl 675, you’ll have a greater chance of your missions completing successfully!

Consider opting for the Stables or Spirit Lodge if you do not need the War Mill.

Herb Garden:

By leveling this building to level 3, we open up more plots of herbs to gather. Ideally, we want to collect these herbs daily for the best return. Remember, this is a passive income, so don’t feel pressured to do this, as we can also obtain herbs from the Trading Post vendor instead.

Mines:

I don’t use the Mines, but if you want to improve your passive gold income, you could farm the ore and Mine Carts and sell the ore at the Auction House.

Alternatively, send the ore to an alt with Engineering to craft Goblin Glider Kits. These sell exceptionally well upon the release of a new continent or expansion where flying isn’t accessible yet.


Currencies and Items of Interest:

Here’s a detailed explanation of the currencies and items of interest available for the Garrison or to assist your progress through content throughout Draenor.

Garrison Resources:

We need Garrison Resources to upgrade our Garrison, and the buildings within, and to send Followers on missions. We can obtain Garrison Resources via completing successful missions or purchasing a Huge Ogre Cache.

You can also earn Garrison Resources via work orders from the Trading Post with Draenor Trade Goods.

Huge Ogre Cache:

You can obtain a Huge Ogre Cache from a specific mission: Ogrecoming Adversity from the mission table within your Garrison. Once opened, it awards you with 1000 Garrison Resources.

You can buy and sell these at the Auction House. Depending on your realm, these are available for between 500-5000 gold. These are ideal for players wanting to power-level their Garrison and buildings.

Frozen Arms of a Hero:

These items are great for power-leveling the ilvl of your Followers. Once your Follower reaches ilvl 600, it can be arduous to increase to their cap of ilvl 675; with two Frozen Arms of a Hero (per Follower), this is straightforward.

Expect these to value at around 200-1,000 gold each at the Auction House, depending on your realm.

Medallion of the Legion:

If you intend on using a Medallion of the Legion to increase your reputation with the Denizens of Draenor, make sure you have the Trading Post at level 3; you’ll gain a 20% bonus to reputation gains.

Important: You must be within Draenor when consuming the Medallion of the Legion to gain the 20% bonus!


Garrison Cache:

Make sure you visit your Garrison every three days. If you fail to visit after the third day, you will start losing out on Garrison Resources. Your Garrison Cache has a default cap of 500 Garrison Resources before it stops accumulating.

To increase this cap to 1000 Garrison Resources and coincide with our routine, consider getting Revered with Arakkoa Outcasts and purchasing the trade agreement. Once we increase the cache to 1,000 Garrison Resources, we only need to visit the Garrison every six days.


Mission Manager Add-ons:

Add-ons speed up the process of assigning Followers to missions. You can auto-assign Followers based on the success chance or the Garrison Resource rewards at a click of a button.

The add-ons also give you a detailed glance at your Followers and all their abilities and traits.

Here’s a selection of add-ons for your consideration.

I’d highly recommend Master Plan.

Master Plan

Master Plan Add-on


Followers:

There are 56 Followers available. Each has different abilities and traits. Concentrate on getting your Followers with the Extreme Scavenger, or Scavenger trait. Due to the soft cap of 20 Followers assigned at any one time, it’s your job to have 20 of the best Followers available. To increase this cap to 25 Followers, we need to have a level 3 Barracks.

If you have more than 20 (25) Followers, you will need to deactivate some Followers before you can successfully begin missions. To do this, open the Followers tab at the Mission Table and right-click the portrait of the Follower you wish to deactivate. To reactivate, right-click and select Activate.


Followers via the Tavern:

You can hire one Follower from your Tavern; this won’t affect your Follower cap. As mentioned above, you need to hire a Follower with the Extreme Scavenger or Scavenger trait; this will increase Garrison Resource rewards from successful missions.


Gold-Making from your Garrison:

As you know, I have the Reins of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur, which means I can access the Auction House wherever I wish. As my Garrison is phased, it’s a great place to pitch up my mount and do my Gold-Making privately.

If you don’t have the mount, consider upgrading your Trading Post and collecting/purchasing the pieces required to set up the Ancient Trading Mechanism (Trading Post: Auction House).


Flipping Garrison Items:

If you no longer acquire Huge Ogre Cache, Frozen Arms of a Hero, and Medallion of the Legion, be sure to post these to the Auction House. I’ve shown on my blog that you can a lot of gold selling these items.

Moreover, there’s even a market to flip these items, so if you see these posted cheap, always consider flipping them back to the Auction House for a profit.

I’ll add a post in the coming days outlining the items I’ve flipped on the Auction House.


Menagerie:

There’s value in doing the first quest, Unearthed Magic, as you can easily earn a bind on account Ultimate-Battle Training Stone that instantly increases a battle pet to level 25.


Conclusion:

I have 59 characters at the moment that has the Garrison setup above, each churning out War Paints for Cards of Omen. The setup is highly profitable as long as I visit the Garrison every five days!

I’ll admit it took a lot of time, gold, and resources to get where I am today, but I see it as an investment. The longer this method lasts, the more gold I can passively make towards my monthly WoWToken.

Remember, although this is a passive, casual setup, you can increase your returns further by gathering herbs daily and assigning your Followers regularly on missions to obtain Garrison Resources, which in turn you can spend on herbs from the Trading Post vendor.

I know a lot of information is here, and I hope I have detailed everything for you. However, if you’re unsure of anything, please drop me a line in the comment section below.


Credits:

I have credited Erosium, as I believe his setup was better than mine, and he has worked out an average value for his Cards of Omen, meaning he can sell directly to a vendor. On the other hand, I didn’t have the Salvage Yard, so thanks to him, I’ve adjusted this accordingly.

If you want to see his guides, check out his YouTube Channel and his video outlining Garrisons Gold Breakdown.

Also, thank you to Wowhead for use of their links, to assist you all.


Feedback:

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

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Gold-Making in Patch 9.2

Gold-Making in Patch 9.1

Patch 9.2:

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

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

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


What To Do?

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

Patch 9.2: Zereth Mortis Zones Guides. 

Gold-Making in Patch 9.2?

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

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

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

Graph outlining Gold balance.


Recommendations:

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

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

 

Hikons:

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

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

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WTBGold:

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

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TheLazyGoldmaker:

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

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Manthieus:

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

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

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Samadan:

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

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Updates:

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


Feedback:

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

 

Thanks for reading!

Solo Queue for Island Expeditions is here!

Solo Queue Island Expeditions in patch 9.1.5

Patch 9.1.5

The long-awaited patch 9.1.5 is finally live and brings a wealth of improvements to World of Warcraft – Shadowlands. Notable changes; Legion Timewalking, improved scaling for soloing Legion content, quality of life improvements for alts in Shadowlands, and much more.

The full patch 9.1.5 notes are here

But, above all, the long-awaited introduction of the solo queue (Private Tour) for Island Expeditions is here!


Island Expeditions:

Since the Battle for Azeroth expansion ended, players have found it challenging to queue for Island Expeditions due to the minimum requirements. You needed three players to play this content, and due to the emergence of Shadowlands, no one was queuing due to the new content available. 

However, developers had promised a solo queue (as early as Shadowlands 9.1) but found issues developing the changes. Thankfully, as of 9.1.5, these changes are in full effect.

Remember, there is a three-map cycle that changes every week. Each map has specific mobs, which in turn drop particular loot.


Why Do Players Want Island Expeditions?

Some players may not have played during Battle for Azeroth, or maybe didn’t have any interest at that time for Island Expeditions, and now they do and have realized how good they are. 

There are a lot of items that players will be interested in – notably, MountsCompanion Pets, and predominantly Transmog. Sadly, the Transmog available still relies heavily on the cycle of three maps available for that week.

Remember, if you collect Seafarer Dubloons, you can also purchase Salvage Crates; again, these crates will rely heavily on the three maps available for that given week, so spend those dubloons wisely!

Check out Wowhead’s excellent guide here for updates on Island Expedition rewards.


How To Solo Queue For An Expedition?

For Horde players, travel to the city of Dazar’alor within Zuldazar, and speak to Captain Rez’okun at the coordinates [44.95].

Alternatively, if you’re an Alliance player, travel to the city of Boralus within Tiragarde Sound and speak to Flynn Fairwind at the coordinates [66.33].

Select the appropriate Private Tour (solo queue) for your ability.


The Effect on GoldMakers Selling Transmog:

The new addition will undoubtedly harm the Island Expedition Transmog market. Due to the limitations to the queue, the gear was harder to obtain; supply was low, meaning players that stockpiled the Transmog could demand higher valuations for specific items. I outlined this in a previous blog post here.

Transmog will be easier to obtain with players able to solo queue, thus driving down the valuation and increasing the supply. As the quantities increase, as will the valuations continue to decrease.

The power of ‘supply and demand‘ the greater the demand that outweighs the supply, the higher the fee you can demand. When the supply outweighs the demand, the lack of value you’ll get for your piece(s).


Monitoring and Adapting to the Market:

Over the next few weeks, it’s essential to monitor and adapt as the market adjusts to the influx of Transmog. Using The Undermine Journal, we can use the data they offer and get a headstart on our competitors.

Below, I’ve chosen my trusted piece, the Stinkrot Smasher. The item has earned me a lot of gold, and you can see why. There are three pieces on my realm and a total of 122 currently within the E.U region. This piece demands between 100k to 250k each, as shown in previous sales reports.

Stinkrot Smasher

However, these quantities will start increasing, so adjust your prices promptly, to stay ahead. If you don’t adapt quickly, you will be left behind with many items to sell, and it will only worsen – well, until the value has gone and the players farming find alternative markets.

Importantly, keep your eyes peeled on your realm’s pricing/quantity heat maps and the current regional Price graph. These graphs will show immediate changes that will assist you going forward!


Transmog – Items of Interest:

Here’s a reminder of some of the pieces that currently demand a lot of gold on the Auction House. This list will change, as mentioned above!

  • Dragonriders Harness
  • Duskhaven Jacket
  • Duskhaven Top Hat
  • Firekin Amice
  • Firekin Robes
  • Helm of the Tranquil Paths
  • Leggings of the Tranquil Paths
  • Plundered Barbed-Edge Dagger
  • Plundered Biting Shot Longbow
  • Plundered Blade of the Northern Kings
  • Plundered Flamecaster Stave
  • Razorfin Breastplate
  • Razorfin Helm
  • Razorfin Shoulderguards
  • Stinkrot Smasher
  • Vest of the Tranquil Paths
  • Wild Marauder Chainmail
  • Wild Marauder Helm
  • Wild Marauder Pauldrons

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Shuffling: Motes & Primals

Shuffling Motes & Primals

Shuffling Motes & Primals:

Shuffling Motes & Primal’s isn’t something new but a reminder of a market that you can operate in to earn you passive gold on the side of your primary Auction House operations. The benefit here is discovering the value of your Primals on your realm (using TheUndermineJournal) and purchasing cheap Motes, that when combined into Primals, will net you a profit.

Although this guide is for Retail World of Warcraft, you can also use this method within Classic TBC.


What Are Motes and Primals?

Motes and Primals are an elemental crafting material introduced to World of Warcraft in The Burning Crusade (TBC) expansion. These materials were essential for many professions because of the expensive Transmog and materials you could craft.

There are seven different Motes, when you combine 10 of any one Mote, you’ll create a Primal.  Every Mote has been added below, with it’s Primal.

Thanks to the emergence of Relics in Shadowlands, many of these Transmog crafts are now suitable for players leveling characters. The Relic made crafted Transmog an ideal piece of gear, as you could upgrade your piece of armor as you level.


Combining Motes into Primals

It takes 10 Motes to combine into 1 Primal. By dividing the price of a Primal by 10, we know by purchasing a Mote cheaper than this number, we’ll make a profit! There is no value in buying Motes equal to or greater than this number, as we’ll lose gold in the long run after depositing fees.


Examples:

Here is the Regional Median Price (RMP) via TheUndermineJournal for the E.U. Region. I will use two examples here to show a profitable and non-profitable shuffle.

Profitable: Mote of Shadow and Primal Shadow.
Material E.U Median
Mote of Shadow 12g 79s
Material E.U Median
Primal Shadow 178g 00s
Non-Profitable: Mote of Air and Primal Air.
Material E.U Median
Mote of Air 158g 00s
Material E.U Median
Primal Air 1166g 00s

The Results:

The results from the above information suggest that shuffling Mote of Air into a Primal Air isn’t profitable. By dividing the Primal Air into ten, we know 116g is the maximum price we should pay for our Mote of Air. The Mote costs 158g, which is too high – we’d stand to lose gold doing this shuffle!

Alternatively, if we divide a Primal Shadow into ten, it equates to 17g per Mote of Shadow. The price of a Mote of Shadow is 12g, so we’ll profit 5g, which equates to 50g per Primal. 50g doesn’t seem a lot of profit, but that quickly increases depending on the amount of Primals you’re selling. If you were to sell a stack (200) of Primal Shadow, you’d make a 10,000g profit based on the valuations above.


Reminder:

When using TheUndermineJournal yourself to calculate potential profit, you must always use data for your realm. Whenever I use TheUndermineJournal to post examples, I use Regional Market Prices (RMP), an average price across the region because this is an average price.

Using your realm’s data, you will get precise data for your realm, thus returning better results. TheUndermineJournal is an excellent resource for gold-makers, but only if used correctly!


Alternative to Selling Motes & Primals:

If Transmog and selling Motes and Primals doesn’t interest you, and you have an Alchemist, check to see if it’s a Transmute Master. If you don’t have an Alchemist yet, consider creating one and making it a Transmute Master, as Primals are an essential material for some crafts, and you will get a 20% chance to proc an extra craft.

Primal Might:

The best material to craft is Primal Might. This material is also essential for crafting Transmog. You will need one of each of these Primals to craft this.

The E.U. Region Median Price (RMP) for Primal Might is 4,142g. The profit margins are more significant if we can purchase our Motes cheaper than the Primals. But, ultimately, if we’re an Alchemist with Transmute Master, we have a 20% chance to craft an additional Primal Might – this will bump the profit margin up considerably!

Adjust your minimum price to compliment the 20% proc chance as the crafting cost will be slightly less. Non Alchemists will not be able to post as low as us, meaning they can’t compete.


Shopping Scan With TSM:

If you want an easy shopping string, open up the Auction House, click on the Browse tab and enter this string into the search bar;

Mote of Air/exact;Primal Air/exact;Mote of Water/exact;Primal Water/exact;Mote of Shadow/exact;Primal Shadow/exact;Mote of Mana/exact;Primal Mana/exact;Mote of Life/exact;Primal Life/exact;Mote of Earth/exact;Primal Earth/exact;Mote of Fire/exact;Primal Fire/exact

This string will scan the Auction House for any available Motes and Primals.


Cheap Motes Via a Vendor:

There are two vendors that sell a limited supply of Motes. Once these have been purchased, there is a small cooldown until they become available again. It’s rumoured to be a 30 minute cooldown.

The vendors to visit are, Dealer Najeeb, in Netherstorm at coordinates [44.36]. Alternatively, visit Dealer Tariq, within Terrokar Forest, coordinates [39.70].

I leave a bank toon at either of these vendors and using the toy Katy Stampwhistle. Alternatively, if you’re an Engineer use your mailbox (Moll-e) to transfer these motes to your Auction House toon, or crafter.


Credits:

A huge thank you to Wowhead for the use of their item I.D.s. This post would not have been achievable without their website! All traffic redirected from my blog to their site.


Feedback:

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

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading.

World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival

Midsummer Fire Festival:

In World of Warcraft, we celebrate a World Event called Midsummer Fire Festival. This event coincides with the first day of Summer, alternatively known as the longest day. The Summer Solstice occurs between the 20th and 22nd, June in the Northern Hemisphere.


When Does It Start and Finish?

The Midsummer Fire Festival event is available from the 21st of June 2021 and is accessible to players for two weeks, ending on the 5th of July 2021.


What Can I Do?

The event itself has many daily quests; when completed, you will earn a small amount of gold and some Burning Blossom’s. Burning Blossom is a commodity you can obtain and turn in to a vendor for items of interest. Sadly, as gold-makers, there are only two items that are Bind on Equip (BoE).


Items of Interest:

When we’ve collected a sufficient amount of Burning Blossom, visit your nearest Midsummer Supplier. The Supplier holds two Bind on Equip (BoE) items.

The Captured Flame is a unique item; this means that you can only have one of these items within your inventory at any one time. To bypass this, you can either place your excess in a Guild Bank or learn them and cage them, the pet will become a Spirit of Summer. The Battle Pet loses its unique tag, thus meaning you can have more than one Spirit of Summer within your inventory.


Valuating My Items:

Once we’ve obtained our Companion Pets, we can use our trusted source, The Undermine Journal (TUJ), to calculate how to get the best bang for our buck. As these are Companion Pets and Bind on Equip (BoE), we can either sell them as they are or cage them and sell them as Battle Pets.

These are the results based on selling them as a Companion Pet using E.U and U.S Median Price via The Undermine Journal. Values correct as of 22/06/21

Companion Pet E.U Median U.S Median
Captured Flame 35000g 00s 65000g 00s
Blazing Cindercrawler 27500g 00s 36600g 00s

Alternatively, learning the Companion Pets and caging them into Battle Pets. The valuations below are of a level 1. You could demand an extra 5-10k if you’re willing to level the Battle Pet to level 25. Values correct as of 22/06/21

Battle Pet E.U Median U.S Median
Spirit of Summer 12250g 00s 14420g 00s
Blazing Cindercrawler 29600g 00s 36500g 00s

Conclusion:

This event is one of the lesser World Events for gold-makers due to the small number of available items to sell. However, if your realm dictates it, you can get a substantial amount of gold for those items. The benefit of Battle Pets is that you can learn them and try another realm if they don’t sell.


Feedback:

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Buying and Selling Recipes

Buying and selling recipes for gold-making

Buying and Selling Recipes:

Buying and selling (Flipping) recipes is a lucrative market when gold-making, especially if you’re familiar with the best recipes to invest in. Sadly, if you’re new to this market it’s not straightforward, and you will need to do your homework. This post today will hopefully help explain some of the considerations you need to take before buying and selling recipes in World of Warcraft.


Changes to Unobtainable Classic Recipes in Shadowlands 9.1:

On June the 24th, Wowhead revealed that classic recipes that were unobtainable following the release of Cataclysm would once again be obtainable again in Shadowlands 9.1

With Cataclysm Timewalking, players can purchase classic recipes once unobtainable via the Cataclysm Timewalking vendor, Kiatke. Unfortunately, there’s no information on how much these recipes will cost or whether they’ll remain BoE.

Following today’s news, if you’ve invested in the recipes below, consider offloading them immediately, as the valuation of these recipes will likely fall.

Please find below the recipes that are now obtainable.


Smart Loot:

Players unaware of the Smart Loot feature will automatically purchase the recipe from the Auction House because of the poor drop rate on Wowhead. But this is incorrect.

A recipe with the Smart Loot tag will have an increased drop rate for players with the profession and don’t already have the recipe. If you opt to farm these recipes, ignore the drop rates suggested on Wowhead. The drop rates don’t consider whether the player’s looting has the profession or recipe, hence the poor percentages.

Example: [Formula: Enchant Weapon – Blade Ward] is a Smart Loot item. The drop rate on Wowhead suggests this as a 0.5% drop chance, but this will be a lot higher if you have the Enchanting profession and don’t have the recipe.

For a comprehensive list of all the recipes with the Smart Loot tag.


Party Loot:

If an item drops with the Party Loot tag, each member of the party that needs one, will loot one.

Example: [Recipe: Heartsbane Hexwurst] Not only is this a smart loot item, but it’s a party loot item too. So if you have the Cooking profession and do not own this recipe and it drops, everyone that needs one will successfully loot one.

For a comprehensive list of all the recipes with the Party Loot tag.


Class Specific Recipes:

Although anyone can loot these recipes, you will need to be a specific class to learn the recipe. Take extra care if you consider flipping these recipes, as your potential buyers are limited to that class.

Example: [Schematic: Lightning Etched Specs] not only is this a zone drop (which I’ll explain later), but it’s a class-specific recipe; in this case, if you wish to learn this recipe, you must be a Shaman. Take extra care with recipes that drop within the raid, Sunwell Plateau.

For a comprehensive list of recipes restricted to a specific class, click here. Change the class in the filter to view recipes specific to another class.


Unavailable/Removed Recipes:

If you’ve played World of Warcraft for several years, you’ll know there have been many changes since Vanilla, none more so than Cataclysm (The Shattering). As a result, many items (including recipes) were deemed unavailable and were classed unobtainable due to the removal of their source.

If you’re fortunate to have one of these recipes, you can sell this to a collector via the Auction House. Fortunately, these recipes can demand a lot of gold. Although these recipes are no longer obtainable, Blizzard may have made them accessible via a Profession Trainer instead.

Example: [Recipe: Soothing Turtle Bisque] is a Cooking recipe that is no longer obtainable due to the removal of its source. However, this recipe is now available from the Cooking Trainer. Unfortunately, people still post these recipes to the Auction House, hoping for an unsuspecting buyer – don’t buy them!

Alternatively, [Recipe: Dirge’s Kickin’ Chimaerok Chops] is no longer obtainable and doesn’t have an alternative source. This recipe will sell exceptionally high on the Auction House purely for completionists. 

Previously, this item demanded a high price on the Auction House because, at one point, it was one of the few recipes needed to learn 200 recipes for the achievement: Iron Chef. However, there are approximately 369 Cooking recipes in-game now, meaning it is now easier to earn this achievement.

Any recipes which have been removed and are no longer usable will be highlighted in grey. These items should be sold to a vendor as they’re regarded as trash.


Zone Drop Recipes:

Recipes with the Zone Drop tag are recipes obtained from a mob within a specific zone or instance. These items will have a low drop rate.

Example: [Pattern: Robe of Eternal Light] is a Zone Drop, specific to the zone (instance), Sunwell Plateau. So if we’re farming this recipe, we know that we need to farm mobs within Sunwell Plateau. Check Wowhead for the best mobs that drop your desired recipe.


World Drop Recipes:

These recipes are complicated to farm due to their extremely low drop rates. Therefore, it’s advisable to purchase these recipes from the Auction House and recoup the gold from alternative farming methods. 

World Drop recipes will drop from any mob within a specific continent or zone that matches the level requirement.

Example: [Plans: Gauntlets of the Iron Tower] is a TBC World Drop (Level 30-50). By killing Level 30-50 mobs within TBC content you will have a very small chance to drop this recipe. This item is worth approximately 123k, but this could be a lot lower or higher depending on your realm’s population.


Recipes Rewarded From Quests:

There’s a lot of value in buying and selling recipes that are rewarded from quests. In addition, some of these quests are limited by Faction, meaning they can be very profitable to the opposing Faction. But, these are also of interest to players who don’t wish to complete quest lines and prefer to buy them.

Example: [Recipe: Roasted Moongraze Tenderloin] is a reward from the Great Moongraze Hunt quest. This quest can only be completed by Alliance players but can be placed on the Auction House for Horde players to purchase and learn.

For a comprehensive list of all the recipes available from Quests.


Vendor Recipes:

You’d automatically assume that there’s no market for Vendor Recipes, and you’d be incorrect. Instead, the lazy players in World of Warcraft make this a viable market to operate in. Ideally, the vendors furthest from flight points or ease of access will hold recipes with the best value.

Vendors with Limited Quantity recipes will also hold great value. Once the last recipe is purchased, there will be a random cooldown before the recipe is available again. Many players will not want to wait and will prefer to check the Auction House and purchase it instead.

For a comprehensive list of recipes sold by vendors, which can be reposted to the Auction House click here.

Blog Posts:

What Is My Recipe Worth?

First off, as good as Wowhead is, regarding item information within World of Warcraft, it fails with an item’s Buyout Price. I’m sure you’ve seen it, in the quick facts? I have no idea where they get this information from, but it’s incorrect, by a large margin too.

Example: [Plans: Sageblade] is a World Drop, and according to Wowhead’s buyout price, the recipe has a buyout of 1,4m gold

For this reason, when buying and selling recipes, I’d urge you to use our trusted friend, The Undermine Journal (TUJ). The EU Median Price (average region price) for this recipe is 79k. Remember, lower populated realms will demand a higher value, and vice versa for higher populated realms. 

You can use TUJ to evaluate any recipe you consider buying or selling. Remember, the value on TUJ is only a guide; you will need to use that guide and assume a fair price. Posting your recipes at the right price will return a profit and guarantee that sale; ignoring this could result in a loss or an unsold item.


Recipes By Profession:

Future posts, that detail all the BoE recipes by profession. Check back for updates.


Pastebin:

A collection of updated TSM groups. Please remember that I do not add operations to my TSM groups to prevent any potential issues; default operations are automatically assigned once imported successfully.

Feel free to make any adjustments you wish, but please make sure you backup your profile before importing and making any changes.

If you’d prefer a complete all-in-one TSM group, with all the groups above in one group, opt for this string instead.


Feedback:

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Thank you for reading.

World of Warcraft Events Available This Week.

Gold-Making with the Darkmoon Faire

World Events:

Good afternoon guys. This week we’re fortunate to have three World Events available to us. Tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month; this means the return of the Darkmoon Faire. There are also two other events: Noblegarden (Monday), and the Burning Crusade Timewalking event (Wednesday). 

Check your calendar in-game for further information.


The Darkmoon Faire:

At 00:01 this Sunday morning, the Darkmoon Faire will be accessible again. For a detailed guide on what to do, check out my Darkmoon Faire guide. There’s plenty of gold-making opportunities with Darkmoon Aritfacts, Companion Pets, Darkmoon Daggermaw, and Replica Transmog.

You don’t have to compete in all the markets that I advise, but do what you feel is better suited to you and your realm. Check The Undermine Journal (TuJ) to see what markets are profitable on your realm.

For an alternative guide, check out the Darkmoon Faire Made Easy – Author: GamerSmoosh


Noblegarden Event:

On Monday, we will see the return of the event: Noblegarden. If you deal in the Swift Springstrider market, be prepared for the prices to start plummeting. The Auction House will start becoming oversaturated by these mounts, driving down its valuation. This is a great opportunity for gold-makers to purchase cheap Swift Springstrider’s to sell once the event has finished.

Alternatively, you can earn the Swift Springstrider and the Companion Pet: Noblegarden Bunny by completing tasks and earning the currency Brightly Colored Egg. To purchase both items, you will need to collect 500 Brightly Colored Egg and 200 Brightly Colored Egg, respectively. These can be posted on the Auction House, but I suggest waiting till the event has finished when the demand is greater than the supply!

If you intend to farm these mounts, it’s important to remember that the mount Swift Springstrider is a unique mount. This means only one of them can be present within your inventory (including your personal bank) at any one time. I suggest using a Guild Bank to help store these.

For a complete and comprehensive guide, please check out Noblegarden Guide by Wowhead.


The Burning Crusade Timewalking Event:

Also, this Wednesday (reset day), we’ll see the Burning Crusade Timewalking event. Due to my unforeseen break a couple of months back, I missed the last time this was available, and thankfully I’m here this time around. This event is a great opportunity if you require recipes that are locked behind a specific Burning Crusade reputation.

For example, I need to boost my Keepers of Time reputation to earn/learn the Recipe: Flask of Supreme Power. Using 50x Timewarped Badge, I can purchase 500 rep with the Keepers of Time and power-level my reputation. This recipe is Bind on Pickup (BoP) so is purely for crafting purposes.

If you’re like me, you may have many alts that have collected Timewarped Badges; although the badges are not Bind on Account (BoA), the reputation tokens are. Log in to your alt(s) and visit the vendor Cupri. Once you’ve purchased your badges, access the mailbox and send them to the character that needs the specific reputation badge.

It’s worth noting if you have no interest in Reputation Tokens, scaled gear and you’d like some recommendations, check out the Bag of Fishing Treasure for 150 Timewarped Badge. You have an 11% chance to loot the following Companion Pet from the bag.

If you earn one of these Companion Pets, learn it, and cage it to post on the Auction House. Depending on your realm, you can sell these from 10k each. Slightly more, if leveled to level 25. Check The Undermine Journal (TuJ) for detailed valuations for your realm.

For a comprehensive guide on the Burning Crusade Timewalking event, check out Wowhead.


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Thanks for reading!

Replica Transmog Market

First off, may I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Happy New Year! Here’s hoping wherever you are that 2021 is a prosperous and safe one IRL and in-game for us all. Today’s blog post is my first gold-making post since an impromptu break due to IRL issues. As the Darkmoon Faire is in town this week, I felt it was beneficial to post this today for you all.

Today I’ll discuss the benefits of completing quests and other objectives to earn Darkmoon Tickets. Once we’ve obtained enough Darkmoon Tickets, we can consider purchasing Replica Transmog. Alternatively, buying Companion Pets if you don’t meet the level requirements to purchase Replica Transmog.


Earning Darkmoon Tickets:

According to the Wowhead Guide by Gamermoosh (Darkmoon Faire Made Easy), you can obtain 286 Darkmoon Tickets per Month if you complete every task (including the daily tasks). If you’ve not completed Silas’ Secret Stash quest, then you can earn an extra 100 Darkmoon TicketsRemember, you can only complete this quest once!

While this guide is currently outdated it’s still in my opinion the best guide on Wowhead regarding the Darkmoon Faire. Please do follow the link and add some feedback if it helped you too. I’m sure the author will update his guide soon.


Darkmoon Artifacts:

The easiest method to obtain Darkmoon Tickets is earning Darkmoon Artifacts by completing content while carrying a Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory. Alternatively you can purchase the Artifacts from the Auction House. Because I don’t do a great deal of content myself, I struggle to earn my Artifacts, so I opt to buy them from the Auction House. These can vary between 100g to 1500g per Artifact depending on when you look to purchase them. Ideally, purchase them a few weeks before the Darkmoon Faire comes to town!

Full List of Darkmoon Artifacts.


What Replica Transmog to Purchase?

I’ve always used TheUndermineJournal and would still recommend it to others. Access the site and input your region and realm. In the search bar, add the term, Replica. This search will return you a list of all the Replica items on your realm with their; 

  • Availability 
  • Current Price 
  • Mean Price 
  • Last seen 

On my realm, the current Price is between 30k to 40k per piece. Remember to consider that each realm has its own valuation; this is why it’s imperative to correctly input your region and realm.

Here’s a graph from TheUnderminJournal illustrating the differing valuations per realm for the Replica Beastmaster’s Cap. 17.5k the cheapest and


Resetting Replica Transmog:

On some occasions, you will find some realms sell Replica Transmog for as little as 5k to 15k each. If someone has earned those Artifacts or completed the events and obtained their Darkmoon Tickets without any gold invested, 5k may be sufficient for them. If you feel that you can reset the market and get better value for the piece(s), it’s worth considering. 

Always check the availability column for the piece on TheUndermineJournal. If you feel that 5k is a reasonable valuation for your item, feel free to post it at that price point too. I’ve purchased items as high as 15k myself and successfully flipped it between 40k-75k. Only do this if you’re confident you can make that profit margin.


Alternative to purchasing Replica Trasnsmog:

As mentioned at the beginning of my post, if you do not meet the level requirements to purchase Replica Transmog, please consider purchasing Companion Pets from Lhara. These have no level requirements, and once learned and caged, you can sell these at the Auction House

Darkmoon Tonk and Darkmoon Zeppelin are the best valued Pets on my realm at approximately 15k each at level 1. I’ve added a complete list of Companion Pets below for you to consider before purchasing.


My Recent Replica Transmog Sales:

Here’s an image outlining my Replica Transmog sales since the release of Shadowlands on 23.11.2020. The profit margin is great, but the amount of sales are lower than usual, but this could be due to the new expansion. I expect these to start picking up, as people get more time to work on the Auction House.


Conclusion:

As you can see, there’s definitely value in selling Replica Transmog. You have to remember that Transmog at the best of times is a slow market and this is no different, but when you get that sale it’s worth while. The only benefit to this market, is due to the restriction to the amount of Darkmoon Tickets any one player can earn per reset as mentioned earlier in this post. You could regard this as a soft cap of Replica Transmog that will become available each reset. Obviously, this cap can be extended if a gold-maker in this market has a considerable amount of alts, this will then bypass that soft cap.

If you want to participate in this market, attempt to get one of each piece, this will improve your chances of a sale. The vast size of your inventory the greater chance you’ll have an item of interest to a potential customer – resulting in a sale. It’s also imperative that you value your pieces appropriately, use TheUndermineJournal to work out the best price for your region and realm. I’m the only seller on my realm, hence why I can demand 40k-50k per piece.


Feedback:

I love the Replica Transmog market, and the significant profit margins it can bring. Are you in the market already? Maybe you’re apprehensive and undecided on whether to get involved. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line below, and I’ll get back to you at the earliest convenience. On the other hand, If you’ve been successful in this market, feel free to share your success stories below.

Thanks for reading, guys, and again I wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year! Here’s to a better 2021 – finger crossed!

World Event: Hallow’s End

Gold-Making During Hallows End

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 whoever asks. Hallow’s End in my eyes, is a great event with a lot of gold-making potential, some of which may be well known to most; but not to all. Halloween is an awesome public holiday, and as if players needed another excuse to dress up in World of Warcraft.

Apart from the Darkmoon Faire (which is more frequent), Hallow’s End is by far the most profitable event on the calendar for me. This is partly due to the number of Companion Pets, Battle Pets on offer. Some of these pets can demand upwards of 90k each depending on your realm.


What to DO!

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 to 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

Not to DO!

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), Loot-Filled Pumpkins (level 40), and from Handful of Treats, these do not hold a lot of value, due to the vast amount available.


Addons:

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 mount and dismount 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!