TSM4 Battle Pet Import String 8.0.1

Hello guys, so I’ve managed to spare a couple of hours and finally get round to updating my TSM 4 Battle Pet groups. These groups include all the recently added battle pets for Battle for Azeroth (BFA) 8.0.1. I hope to have a future update, if there’s anymore pets released in 8.1

Battle Pets Import String for 8.0.1

Please bear in mind, these groups have no operations included and may not work with TSM 3; this is to limit any future issues that may occur. The operations can easily be created by yourself with some excellent information from The Undermine Journal & WoW Pets. These sites will have guides on the average prices the pets are posted at, on any given realm you select.

I’d also like to add, that these groups won’t be of interest to everybody. These groups are designed to offer as much information as possible to hand, when accessing your tooltips for promptly buying and selling on the Auction House. The groups will use a vast amount of in-game memory due to the size of the groups. Below I’ve added an image of the what the layout looks like within TSM 4.

tsm battle pet image for blog

You will also notice in the image above, that each Battle Pet is separated into alphabetical order and where possible, further separated by their level, rare and uncommon status. This is to give each pet their appropriate operation easily, as each pet has their own price.

What this image won’t show above, is that the whole Battle Pet import string is separated in to 4 groups, (A-F, G-M, N-T, & U-Z) this is purely because of the size of the import string, and to import it as a whole, would make the game lock-up and the import fail. Below I’ve added a detailed rundown on how to successfully import these strings. Please follow them to prevent any issues.

How to import my Battle Pet string.

1) Go in to your addons in-game and deactivate all of them apart from TSM4. (This prevents any conflicts during importing) then /reloadui in the chat box to save your work. You can reactivate your addons, once everything is complete!

2) Open TSM4 and backup your existing profile, go to: Settings > General Settings select your profile and select duplicate then name your duplicated profile Backup Do a /reloadui to correctly save your work.

3) Now head to my Pastebin; below are the links to each of the Battle Pet import strings you’ll need.

[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (A-F) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (G-M) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (N-T) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (U-Z) No Operations 13.10.18

Make sure you only import one string at a time! Once you’ve imported one string /reloadui to save your work, then proceed to importing the next one! If you notice your game is non-responsive after importing a string and you’ve correctly /reloadui previously, then let the game crash to log-in screen. This is normal! This happens when a lot of information is imported in to the game in one instance. DO NOT go into Task Manager and End Task as this will not let the game save all the data you imported. When you log back in, you’ll see that the groups actually imported successfully!

*However, if you did forget to /reloadui previously, then your only option is the Task Manager and End Task! Your game will lock-up, if too many large imports are made in one go! This is why you’re urged to /reloadui between each task!*

Once these directions have been followed, you should have a complete Battle Pet Group including all the pets introduced in 8.0.1 at your disposal. Now you can reactivate your addons!

**Whilst every effort was taken to correctly create these groups, you MIGHT come across a mistake. Be sure to drop me a line either on my Blog (please be aware comments need to be moderated before being published) or for a prompt response, use my Twitter handle and I’d be happy to get back to you at the earliest convenience.**

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What’s Happened?!

Some of you know me through Facebook, so will already be aware of this news, for those of you who don’t know and wondering where I’ve been, I hope this blog post can offer some light.

On the evening of Tuesday 18th September, my wife Sharna, experienced a heart attack at home. Thankfully I wasn’t at Pool, in fact, I think I was posting expired auctions on World of Warcraft. My daughter Emily called me downstairs to inform me Sharna wasn’t feeling well, so quickly rushed downstairs.

When I got to Sharna I knew straight off the bat, something wasn’t right. She explained to me her symptoms and I was 100% sure it was a heart attack! We promptly got an ambulance and within an hour in A&E, an ECG and blood test confirmed what I had feared.

Sharna had experienced a couple more heart attacks during her stay, but it wasn’t till Friday 21st that they called for an emergency Angiagram as the Cardio consultant wasn’t happy with the results of her Echo scan. The Angiagram showed a blockage in the artery, but it was far too narrow to use a stent. So she’d been put on medication to fix the issues instead.

Sharna was discharged the following day (Saturday 22nd) and fingers crossed, things have been improving extremely well. Today (Sunday 30th) is the 2nd week of her recovery, which means she can increase her workload, in a bid to get 100% recovery, but we’re not rushing anything.

Sharna works full-time as a support worker, so it’s imperative if she’s to return, that she’s 100% better. Her consultant has given us a minimum time frame of 4-6 weeks from discharge date, but has warned us, people recover differently, so use the time-frame as a guide.

Anyway, I hope this shed’s a little light on my absence. I’m not 100% sure when I’ll be back, currently, I’m looking to log on when Sharna is asleep behind me, so know nothing can happen. No time-frame on my full-time return. I had promised some #FF I will see what I can do this coming Friday (5th October) no promises though. I know you’ll understand. For those #FF from last Friday, thank you very much, I won’t forget to mention you all when I’m back!

Cya all soon!

Influx of Darkmoon Faire Quest Items

Hello guys, long time no see…

I just wanted to create a quick post today in reference to a previous blog post The Darkmoon Faire Revisited. This is basically because of the recent influx of Darkmoon Faire Quest Items due to the increased content brought to us by Battle for Azeroth.

Quite simply put, due to the increased content, PvP, Dungeons, Questing etc… and obviously a lot of returning players, it’s never been easier to obtain the quest items. If you have your  Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory, you have a chance to loot a Darkmoon Quest item. Because of this, there’s a lot of these currently on the Auction House which has dramatically decreased the prices for these items.

High competition + increased supply = market crash

So please ignore the previous prices I was advising. I will edit those prices in that blog post immediately, but wanted to clarify here first, why the need to change them. If you did follow those prices, then don’t be disheartened, as you can still turn those in and make gold from other markets.

Currently you can buy up Darkmoon Faire Quest Items for approximately 100-500g each (dependant of your realms economy) although this is extremely lower than originally outlined, there’s still plenty of profit to be made! As I’ve always mentioned; buying up quest items, to turn in and buy Replica gear is still the best method. I’m selling gear at around the 40-75k mark EACH on many of my realms.  There are even players barking in trade chat, selling full sets for crazy amounts of gold!

When you consider it costs me on average 1-2k to buy all the Darkmoon Faire Quest Items you can easily turn all these into huge profits! This is hugely beneficial to do on ALTS too! Please bear in mind, that SOME quest items do have level requirements to successfully hand in.

So although the buying/flipping market for Darkmoon Faire Quest Items maybe ruined (at the moment), there’s still plenty of room in other markets. Simply check out your realms economy/markets via TheUndermineJournal and see if there’s value for you too!

Just a couple of Replica Transmog sales since the release of Battle for Azeroth, to offer you some confidence in this market! You can also enter #Replica #Transmog within the search bar on Twitter to see some of my sales, I’ve  shared pre Battle for Azeroth!

 

Darkmoon Trinket Buff! 20/08/18

Just in case you’ve missed it, there’s been a recent hotfix to Darkmoon trinkets, increasing their stats. This will make some of these, POSSIBLY BiS before raid content arrives. Now you probably won’t think too much of this, but consider the people who cashed in on all this, last night, when this was first revealed!

There were Darkmoon Deck: Squalls selling at 38k on my realm, Darkmoon Deck: blockades at 64.9k, now they’ve shot up to 150k+ and raising! Some will probably settle around that area, but this all depends on the competition on your realm. I’ve bought some this afternoon at approximately 70k and reselling at 199k. I may have missed out on the big boom when the expansion released, due to levelling, but this is a decent little earner in the meantime.

So if you have some gold handy, check your auction houses and see if there’s some value for you. I’ve bought up a ton this morning/afternoon, so there’s still bargains to be had! As ever, be vigilant and to make the most out of your profit, use trade chat to bark what you’re selling, eliminates that AH fee 😉

Always check out trusted sites like The Undermine Journal which you can keep track on the realm/region prices etc for any given item on any given realm. Some prices may still have yesterdays data, so won’t come in to effect, so take that in mind.

Here’s a screenshot of the hotfix.

If you want to see all of the hotfixs in full detail, click HERE

BFA TSM4 Raw Material String

Whilst I had some spare time tonight, I’ve quickly collected some data from Wowhead, so I could create a TSM4 Raw Material string for Battle for Azeroth. If you’ve not created your own yet, please feel free to use mine. I’ve quickly scanned through and as of yet, I don’t see any issues, but if you see anything wrong, please do let me know!

Here’s what my BFA Raw Materials group looks like…

Be sure to backup your profile before importing, to prevent any importing issues. Once successfully imported, do a /reloadui to save your data. I can’t confirm if this works for TSM3 as I no longer use it.

Link to my Pastebin

I haven’t added any auctioning/shopping operations as the prices are very volatile once Battle for Azeroth begins. I’ve separated the materials, so you can easily assign each material it’s own operation. This is what I do as most of the materials I sell, have different values etc…

Normally, when there’s new content, the materials are very expensive, because people are rushing to max level their professions to get World first achievements. This is a great time to post any materials to the Auction House that you’ve looted, if you don’t intend to level your own professions from the start. The demand will be so high for materials that the prices can be extortionately high, take advantage of this whilst you can!

As the expansion settles, the prices for materials will stabilise. Be sure to check the Auction House periodically, to update your operations accordingly.

Following these tips and you can earn yourself some obscene amounts of gold from the beginning of the expansion.

Over the next few days, I will add the professions too. In the meantime, if Sheyrah releases her strings beforehand, I’d recommend checking hers out instead, as they’re always the best. Keep an eye out on her Twitter, for any future updates.

TSM4 Is Finally Here…

The long wait for the full release of TSM4 is finally over; but sadly, with a few unexpected hiccups! I didn’t manage to login for a couple of days prior to the release on the 28th July, thus meaning I couldn’t back up my TSM3 data prior to upgrading. Well, my TSMApp didn’t show a backup, since the 26th, when I last played. Typically, the second I logged in to Warcraft on the 29th, TSMApp auto updated to TSM4 (all thanks to being a premium member) and didn’t get the opportunity to backup. This left me with no other alternative, but to seek one of my previous backups. Sadly this was destined to end in misery, as my only backup prior to the 28th, was the backup from the 26th July, and it gave me errors on all 5 accounts upon logging in.

I didn’t have any other addons loaded, so knew it wasn’t conflicting with other addons… so I was left with the dreaded scenario of either patiently waiting for a fix, or taking the plunge and deleting all my TSM data within my WTF file and re-importing everything from scratch. I took the plunge and as quick as you could say shazzam, it was all gone!

Now if there’s anything noticeable, about importing via TSM4 compared to TSM3, is the quick and effectiveness of making groups and changing them around, however… the downside is without doubt, the inability to actually import groups quickly, especially, large groups of information. Now bear in mind, the groups I have saved within my Pastebin, are created, imported and exported through TSM3, but with TSM4, it struggles to import the same amount of data, and as a result, experience huge lag spikes and occasional crashes. It was that bad, I even had to minimise my Battle Pet strings, from 2 groups into 4 groups, and it still lagged out and crashed!

Thankfully, when it comes to importing, I’m almost a seasoned pro *intended sarcasm* due to the amount of times, I’ve had to reset and re-import my profiles. After almost a day, slaving over my 5 accounts and importing all my saved data from my Pastebin, I can finally log in, with no errors and open my mail and post auctions again… for how long? who knows! At this moment in time, I’m experiencing no errors, apart from the odd moment when the game hangs up, when I transfer from one profession to another, but nothing a simple /reloadui macro can’t sort out.

My fresh looking TSM4 all updated and running smoothly… finally!


*Disclaimer – This TSM profile was originally created by Sheyrah! Please click HERE if you wish to use her original profile!*

I’ve seen others experiencing a lot of issues too within the woweconomy subreddit, so I know this isn’t an isolated issue. If you’re experiencing issues too, I’d recommend waiting on a potential fix, or seek help from TSM’s Discord channel. I used TSM’s error report function in-game, but sadly I didn’t have the time to wait for a potential fix, but do hope my reports help developer create a fix that might help you guys out!

Although all this has been time-consuming, time, which I would’ve spent elsewhere, I’m grateful that I can play again, without the issues. It’s been a massive undertaking from the TSM developers to bring us TSM4, they’ve tried their utmost to bring us this without any issues, but sadly it didn’t go to plan; but I’m sure given time, they will have this working 100% in no time at all. I’m sure It’ll prove to be a massive improvement from the trusted TSM3 addon too. Hell, if I was honest deep down, I would expect there to be issues, especially during a time, where so many other addons are getting updated too, all in preparation for the release of Battle for Azeroth. So it wouldn’t surprise me if most of the issues others are experiencing COULD be due to conflicting addons.

Anyway, here’s to the release of TSM4 keep up the great work guys and no doubt better times ahead! Keep the faith everyone!

Saying A Heartfelt Goodbye to Legion BoEs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

tsm group pic of legionboes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Secrets of The Darkmoon Faire (Revisited)

Hello to all my readers!

Today, I felt it was a good time, to revisit an old blog post, that needed updating: The Secrets of The Darkmoon Faire This was originally posted back in 2015 and I felt it was in need of some love. As with a lot of markets within World of Warcraft they’re constantly changing; especially prices and the demand for items! A lot of what I recommended back in 2015, has since changed overtime and it’s only fair that I update those changes and offer some advice that may be profitable on the realm you play on!

It’s important to point out, that this is a guide that outlines what I do, if you wish to take this information on board and incorporate this on to your realm, be sure to use all the information available to you, to maximise your profit. Helpful websites/addons posted below, that can show current/average prices, realm populations etc. I use these and they’re an important foundation to every Gold Makers success!

WoWProgress
Wowhead
The Undermine Journal (TUJ)
Wow-pets
Wowuction
TradeSkillMaster (TSM)

CLASS TRIALS:
Now it’s important to start off by informing you, that Class Trial characters, can no longer access The Darkmoon Faire, so the exploit to farming Replica gear has been fixed. So what does this mean for us? Well, the over saturated Replica market, will slowly dry up, as the demand outweighs the quantity available and obviously has the potential to result in another rise in prices.

Alternatively, you have 2 options. Levelling DK’s through the starting area, rinse & repeating as originally pointed out by Sheyrah & Xionik or creating an allied Race character which starts at level 20 (be aware, that you cannot hand in all quest items and buy Replica items – as these have a level requirement of level 60) but you can purchase Battle Pets as there’s no level requirement.

WHAT IS THE DARKMOON FAIRE?
The Darkmoon Faire is a World event that is only available to you for one week from the 1st Sunday of each Month. To see if this event is available, simply open the Calendar in-game and you’ll see when/if it’s available.

The Darkmoon Faire has a lot to offer, from completing profession dailies, (helping you increase your profession level), fun mini-games and some rare bosses to conquer, with some decent loot, i.e. the Darkmoon Rabbit as a reward (if you’re lucky!). Most of these tasks, reward you with  Darkmoon Prize Ticket which if used correctly, can be used to purchase some profitable items, which you can sell on the Auction House.

DARKMOON QUEST ITEMS:
Darkmoon Faire Quest Items, are the most important items to loot (if you’re lucky). Be sure to have the  Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory! Now if you don’t have one, simply pay a visit to Selina Dourman who will give you a replacement. If the RNG Gods are against you, and you’re not fortunate enough to loot any/all of them, then you can purchase them, but do so before The Darkmoon Faire comes to Town. The prices sky-rocket to about *2000g each (dependant on realm)! I’d recommend buying them up mid-way through the Month when it’s closed, where you can buy these up anywhere below the *500g mark.

(*) Denotes current changes to Darkmoon Faire Quest Item prices since release of Battle for Azeroth. Check this blog post for a detailed explanation for the price changes.

As with a lot of markets in World of Warcraft, these prices greatly depend on the size of the realm you play on, and supply and demand. High populated realms, tend to have a lot of these quest items; with high competition, bring lower prices to the customer. Low populated realms, have lower competition and bring higher prices. To take advantage of all of this, just buy your quest items when The Darkmoon Faire is closed! Once we turn all these quests in, we are rewarded with some gold and 80  Darkmoon Prize Ticket!

Reminder: If you’re not exalted with The Darkmoon Faire, be sure to hit that Carousel before handing these quest items in, as you’ll receive an increase to your reputation gain.

Also: Be aware that you can only hand in one of each quest item per Month. There are 9 in total, which I’ve added below, including a TSM import string for your convenience.

Darkmoon Faire Quest Items:
Monstrous Egg (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Fallen Adventurer’s Journal (5  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Banner of the Fallen (5  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Captured Insignia (5  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Imbued Crystal (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Mysterious Grimoire (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Ornate Weapon (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Soothsayer’s Runes (15  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
A Treatise on Strategy (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)

TSM Import String:
71635,71636,71637,71638,71715,71716,71951,71952,71953

With the information we have above, we have 2 options, loot/buy the quest items to earn  Darkmoon Prize Tickets, to purchase a range of items available from The Darkmoon Faire vendors (as outlined later) or loot/buy the quest items to flip at a later date when the demand for them is far greater (ideally the first Saturday of the Month, before the Faire is about to open).

SILAS’ SECRET STASH:
You can also earn  Darkmoon Prize Tickets, completing the quest Silas’ Secret Stash This is a quest chain, that can only be done ONCE PER CHARACTER! To get this quest, either fish up 100  Darkmoon Daggermaw or simply purchase them from your local Auction House (you’ll need to pay approximately 25g-50g per  Darkmoon Daggermawthen purchase  Faded Treasure Map from Galissa Sundew.

A great Gold-maker called OldBess, who creates awesome World of Warcraft GoldMaking content within the community, has created a great video showing you how to complete this quest chain. Please do like, share his video if you found it helpful. Also, please do subscribe to him, as you will get updates on future content, thank you!

The last alternative to gain  Darkmoon Prize Ticket, are to complete the Profession & Mini game dailies on the Darkmoon Island – also not forgetting the 2 Pet Battles Jeremy Feasel & Christoph VonFeasel (which can be completed every day till the Faire closes!) and The Den Mother’s Demise!

WHAT TO SPEND YOUR DARKMOON TOKENS ON?
Now hit (C) to open your character info, and check out the currency tab, here it will show you how many tokens you’ve collected and have available to spend. Ideally, if competition is low on your realm or prices are high, we will be looking at spending our tokens on Replica Transmog, but there are alternatives with Battle Pets if you prefer.

REPLICA TRANSMOG:
Replica pieces can be very profitable to sell on the Auction House and are purchased from Barum & Baruma. If you wish, you can also purchase the Heirloom replica’s; these are available from Daenrand Dawncrest. For the Belts, Bracers, and Gloves, these items will cost you 50  Darkmoon Prize Ticket each and for the Helm, Chest, Legs and Shoulder’s, these will set you back 75  Darkmoon Prize Ticket each! Be sure to use The Undermine Journal, to see what the most profitable piece is, for your realm.

As a rough guide, the minimum you could sell one piece for, is approximately 40k on a medium to low populated server. On a high populated server, anywhere around the 30k mark! Now, I know many of you will be sceptical, that’s only natural… so what better way to prove it by using our trusted friend Twitter! Simply head on over to Twitter, and in the search box, add the following #Replica #Transmog this will show you all the tweets tagged with Replica Transmog! The Tweets from the top, show you recent sales/activity, during Legion, and if you scroll down, you might be lucky to see sales from previous expansions. This will outline, how drastic the prices have changed over time/expansion.

To help with posting, or maybe buying the Replica’s for flipping, I’ve added below the links of the gear sets and a link to my Replica TSM Import string at my Pastebin for your convenience.

Replica Sets:

Cloth
Dreadmist Raiment
Deathmist Raiment
Magister’s Regalia
Sorcerer’s Regalia
Vestments of the Devout
Vestments of the Virtuous

Leather
Shadowcraft Armor
Darkmantle Armor
Wildheart Raiment
Feralheart Raiment

Mail
Beaststalker Armor
Beastmaster Armor
The Elements
The Five Thunders

Plate
Battlegear of Heroism
Battlegear of Valor
Lightforge Armor
Soulforge Armor

Please click HERE for my Replica Transmog TSM Import String.

BATTLE PETS:
If you delve into the Battle Pet market like myself, you’ll be interested by this section. Lhara is the Darkmoon Pet & Mount Vendor and sells a collection of pets that you can cage and uncage to sell on the Auction House. These pets can be bought for 90  Darkmoon Prize Tickets each and can be sold at level 1 for approximately 10-15k each… but you may wish to level them to 25, to gain that extra 5-10k each. If there’s a pet of interest, be sure to check out wow-pets and see what the current average price for that given pet is for your realm. This is a great source of information, if you dabble in the Battle Pet market.

Reminder: Be sure to kill the Darkmoon Rabbit too, this pet still sells for a nice amount if you manage to loot one. People are posting at 30k-45k but I’ve been managing to buy them up to sell at 90k-100k still.

Again, for your convenience, you can find my Darkmoon Battle Pets TSM Import String from my pastebin HERE. This also includes, rare (and uncommon where possible) level 1 and 25 pet IDs and also the Darkmoon Rabbit IDs.

This is all the Darkmoon Faire stuff I deal in, but there’s an array of stuff, that you can do, that I’ve not even touched on. The best guide that I can recommend is from Wowhead and it’s the one I use, when I need to do profession dailies on my alts, check it out HERE! Be sure to give it a rating and leave a comment if you found it helpful!

Many thanks for reading, I hope this updated guide, helps you understand a little more of what I do within this special event and the changes to the prices and improved emphasis on the importance of realm populations to maximise your end product. Because at the end of the day, that’s what we’re all thriving to do as Gold Makers – make the most amount of gold as possible, with the least amount of effort/time.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter, I will do my best to help where necessary. If you’d prefer, DM me and I will reply at the earliest convenience.

Until next time… take care!

Family Guy’s adaptation of Leeroy Jenkins; Veteran Guy…

You may have been fortunate to have caught Family Guy‘s latest episode Veteran Guy (season 16 episode. 14), with a small adaptation of World of Warcraft‘s legendary clip; Leeroy Jenkins. if not… check out the video below.

Episode Summary: After Peter and the guys get caught pretending to be military veterans and are found guilty of the Stolen Valor Act, a judge sentences them to join the U.S. Coast Guard.

Credit: Animation on Fox 

I personally enjoyed it. I would love them to do a full episode based off the game. I’m sure they wouldn’t be short of ideas. How about you, would you like to see something more? 

The End of an Eventful Week…

Good evening readers… it’s been a very eventful week in World of Warcraft, to say the very least and I’m very thankful it’s well and truly over and we start afresh today – reset day! I had my wow#4 account permanently banned, I also purchased Battle for Azeroth on my remaining 4 accounts and increased my subscriptions on all of my accounts to 1 year thanks to a great tip-off from @RethRethReth on Twitter (Detailed info below).

Account Permanently Banned
If you’ve been reading my tweets on Twitter, you’d have read that I suffered a bit of a scare with respect to my wow#4 account on Wednesday 14th March. I noticed I couldn’t access my wow#4 account, so I logged into my Blizzard account and to my amazement, it had been permanently banned. This account was opened a couple of Months ago, thanks to Blizzards Black Friday promotion. I knew I hadn’t done anything wrong, as I always adhere to Blizzards Terms of Service, so I immediately got in touch with them and thankfully within a couple of hours, I was informed my account was flagged for suspicious activity regarding my gold balance.

I explained to them in depth, that this was simply earned via the Auction House and their logs would show this. I was informed it would take approximately 24 hours for them to look in to this via their security team and they’ll get back to me at the earliest opportunity. To be honest, I don’t play daily, so this didn’t have a huge effect on me, however, the thought of losing account unfairly was quite worrying.

The following day, I got an email confirming it was indeed a false flag. They explained the fact the account had acquired a substantial amount of gold (20m gold to be exact) in the short time the account had been created, caused the account to be flagged for suspicious activity. They reinstated my account immediately and they apologised. I told them not to apologise, as i believe it’s an important system to prevent cheating and fraudulent activity.

Tip from @RethRethReth
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Thanks to Vahdis on Twitter he mentioned that Activison will be making Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 accessible from Battle.net soon, thus suggesting, it MAYBE PURCHASABLE via wowtokens in the future. There has already been a spike to the price of wowtokens on the Auction House and this could rise further with the release of this news. Source: Eurogamer

With that said above, I decided to upgrade my 4 remaining accounts to Battle for Azeroth and also increase my game-time from 6 Months to 1 year on all accounts. The good thing about this is, I’m taking advantage of a possible spike in wowtokens and also reducing my current Gold balance, which may prevent a future flag on my account. Hell, I don’t wish to go through another flag on my account LOL

Current Balance
With the above taken into consideration, my total balance across all five accounts as of 16.03.18 is… 85.3m.

TCG Battle Pets
I’ve noticed the prices of TCG Battle Pets increasing every week thanks to wow-pets.com and to no surprise, the highest value pet is the Spectral Tiger Cub at almost 800K on EU. so I’ve decided to start caging all of them and storing them in a Guild Bank on an alt. I’m also buying up any I deem reasonable, to make a sufficient flip. I’m not 100% sure when, but I’m likely to keep hold of them until Battle for Azeroth drops, exactly how I did in the build up to Legion then start posting when players return.

If any of you look into buying up any cheap TCG Battle Pets too, be sure to purchase via the Auction House. Many accounts get hacked and people sell off cheap TCG pets in trade chat as they’re very desirable to many people, especially if they’re ridiculously cheap! These can and will be removed via a GM and no gold refunded if they’re proven to be obtained fraudulently. So I urge you to use the Auction House as its the safest way, as all purchases are tracked and safe.

Here’s a screenshot of my current collection, proudly shown off by my alt, Battersea.
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IRL
Things at home are slowly getting a little easier now, maybe the transitional period coming to a close, and a smoother road ahead… who knows. We’ve seen a massive improvement already with our children’s education, but what’s been more reassuring, is the improvements with our daughters diabetes. Her readings are so much better and she’s finally adapting to it really well. No more missed lunches at school, no more worrying about her getting her insulin taken at school, it’s all done with us!

It’s been without doubt the best decision we’ve made homeschooling our children. It may not be the answer to everyone’s problems, but it certainly has been for us and it’s paying off!

If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, please read my previous blog post Why I’ve Been Inactive in Warcraft.

That’s all from me tonight, just a little update…lol! I hope you’re all well and be sure to say hi on Twitter (or here) if you pass me by…