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…
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.
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.
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!
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!