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? 

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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…

Why I’ve been inactive in Warcraft

Hi guys, long time no see…

Why I’ve been inactive…
You maybe wondering why I’ve been very quiet since just before Christmas. Well… many of you that know me well on Twitter will know that my 13 year old daughter was diagnosed a year ago with type 1 Diabetes and as such, midway through last year, I became her full time carer. My wife continues to work full-time, and is training to be a teaching assistant at the local college in her spare time. So the minimal time I had already playing World of Warcraft prior to all this, has become a lot more restrictive. This is due to a lot more changes within the family, more importantly, the decision to home-school our 3 children.

This was mainly forced on us, with the inability of my daughters school, to care for her diabetes. In their care it became apparent, that they weren’t getting her to monitor her bloods and she wasn’t eating her lunch when needed. When there’s an irregularity with her bloods, she tends to be very mischievous, which is unlike her and a sure sign that something isn’t right. She got a lot of detentions and misdemeanors due to her behaviour and after countless times informing them of the issues of an irregular blood reading, they still continue to unfairly reprimand her. As mentioned, this is completely unlike her, and is an obvious reaction to a low/high blood reading. It gave us no other option, but to consider home-schooling her. Siblings being siblings, when they heard one was getting home-schooled, they all wanted it, so we de-registered them as of the 5th January 2018.

Home-schooling has been a bit of a shock to the system for my wife and I if I was completely honest, but over the last Month, we’ve managed to find a lot of groups, classes and websites, that have helped us transition from school to home-schooling. We’re finally seeing the advantages of it. My daughters diabetes are well under control now and it’s great to see the children learning together, without the pressure of following the schools curriculum instead catering to what they want to learn! Both of my eldest daughters have already shown a great interest and ability in drawing (art) and will be looking to do something in that area when they’re 16. The classes, group and parts of the internet gives us a great platform to help them reach their goals if that’s the road they choose to go.

What I’ve Been Doing in Warcraft
Since Christmas, I’ve probably managed to log into Warcraft approximately 5-6 times, resetting some auctions. I’ve already seen a massive change in the Legion BoE market, to the point that the Auction Houses are absolutely saturated with them. Prices have dropped and my sales have come down, which is a true reflection of the saturation. Due to the inability to monitor my auctions and babysit the auction house, I’ve decided to drop a lot of the prices on my items in a bid to get some fast sales. Hopefully I can move a lot of my inventory in preparation for the release of Battle for Azeroth.

Battle Pets have been selling again, now that wow-pets.com is finally updating it’s data. I’ve seen some awesome sales and sadly a lot of pets have lost their values (i.e. Darkmoon Rabbit).

With the release of the pre-purchase of Battle for Azeroth, I have the hard task of trying to acquire as much gold as I can, with the minimal amount of time available to me. My option is to try and log in at least twice a week, and re-post my expired auctions. This will most likely be Thursday in a bid to take advantage of the Friday night sales. and then reset Saturday, to take advantage of the weekend players. This should be easier to manage.

I’ve only upgraded one of my accounts to Battle for Azeroth, as I’m unsure of the benefit of upgrading all of them. They will still be active as a lot of my inventory is spread out, to help reduce cancelling and re-posting times. However, it still takes approximately 6-8 hours to re-post all my expired auctions on all my realms…LOL

Anyway, I hope this quick explanation, explains a little of my current situation and what I’ve been up to. I’ll hopefully have a Warcraft update soon, letting you know how I’m doing on the gold making front. My current gold balance is sitting at 83.2m gold.

Until next time…

What I’ve Been Up To…

A very early good morning to all my readers. Whilst I’m watching the 2nd Test between Australia & England I felt the urge to post a blog this morning, pretty much explaining what I’ve up to; or more so, what I’ve been doing for the last two weeks. I haven’t done my Weekly catch up blogs, because I felt it would be unfair to create them, whilst my attention was elsewhere within the game. I’ll hopefully be full-time Gold Making from this Monday (04.12.17), with the aim of a catch-up blog on Monday 11th December, again looking back on the previous week.

Multi-boxing
Some of you will know I’ve recently re-subbed to Isboxer/Lavish Software and looking to restart multi-boxing again! This was mainly due to Blizzard’s Black Friday promotion. The one offer I did take advantage of, was the discount on Legion. I increased my accounts from three to five accounts. This giving me the potential, to make my own 5 man teams with the intention of farming current content dungeons. This is mainly with Battle for Azeroth (BfA) expansion in mind.

I’m not sure if any of you did take advantage of my previous blog post, but the deals on offer at Isboxer/Lavish Software were very appealing. I opted for their one year sub, with an extra 180 days free, with their Black Friday code. It wasn’t till I checked this morning, that they also included their $50 yearly sub offer. I hope that any of you that did read my last article, that had any ambition to multi-box, got involved. If not, keep your eyes peeled, they do periodically post offers on their Facebook.

100m liquid Gold hit – or did I!?
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’d have seen I fractionally surpassed the 100m liquid gold mark. Well… if you consider the fact that 800k was stuck in the mail as I couldn’t loot it due to being capped on the alt. I managed to loot it after buying some WoWtokens. Sadly as quick as I hit that mark, it quickly started decreasing.

In-game Purchases
With 28 WoWtokens purchased at an average of 287k each (8m gold) plus a capped Blizzard balance; I Referred a friend (RAF) myself twice, giving me five accounts in total (as mentioned above) and upgraded all my accounts to Legion also purchasing 6 Months game time on all five accounts. On this occasion, I didn’t take advantage of any Mounts/Battle Pets on offer, but I do plan on doing so next time.

TSM4 Beta
So TSM4 Beta is finally here and I’ve had a couple of days to digest its improvements from the previous version. I have to say, I’m very impressed! I’ve been watching Gumdrops (TSM Support Manager) streams on Twitch so I was familiar with some of the improvements. However, it’s not until you get your hands on it yourself, you actually get to appreciate it all.

The posting times alone are a massive improvement and the ability to create and adjust groups is so much easier, with its drag and drop feature. Visually, the addon has been redone and looks absolutely amazing! I don’t use sniper a lot, but they’ve introduced a new bid sniper feature, which looks at the auctions that are about to expire. When I had Auctioneer, it had the ability to show all auctions with 30 mins left, meaning you could snag cheap auctions on bid.

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I can see that when the Beta is complete and TSM4 is fully released, this will be without doubt, the most important auction house addon to have (if not already)! For far too long, TSM has been behind the likes of Auctionator etc, due to many thinking it’s too difficult to manage, this will be something of the past!

Here’s a video from Sheyrah, outlining TSM4’s improvements etc

It’s also worth noting at this point, thanks to Twitch, YouTube streamers and content on Twitter and Facebook, it’s never been a better time to learn how to use TSM. There’s so much content and tutorials at this time, it makes it easier to learn how to use the addon. When I first found TSM (thanks to my competitors) I found it daunting too, and the content available at the time, was minimal to say the least. Now there’s so much on offer, that there’s really no excuse to try to learn! With in-game gold such an important commodity now, you won’t regret it!

Thanks for reading guys and look forward to posting on Monday 11 December with my catch up blog.

Blizzard’s Black Friday Sales

Blizzard’s Black Friday Sales
If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of days, you may have missed the news that Blizzard have started their Black Friday Sales. A lot of their products are on sale, however it appears that there’s no sales on their World of Warcraft character services, which is a shame!

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Level 100 Character Boost trick
If you’re like myself and have been holding off for another account , Pets/Mounts from the store or maybe another level 100 character boost, then these deals are for you! Instead of paying the £60 for a level 100 character boost, simply buy another copy of Legion & Battle chest and use the free character boost on a character on your main account. Then let the new account expire, leaving your character boost on your main account.

RAF (Refer a Friend)
You can go a little further and RAF (refer a friend) yourself. A great video showing how to below! Currently the wowtoken is at 300k on EU… you can purchase your new account, get one Month’s free game-time and on top of that get a free Month on your main account for the referral. This is what I did and the benefits are awesome.

Dual-Boxing/Multi-Boxing
Before today, I had 3 accounts, I now have 5! I’m looking at making myself a 5 man dual-boxing/multi-boxing team. I already have Isboxer, which is a fantastic piece of software, which sends keystrokes to multiple game clients at any one time. This is completely legitimate and doesn’t break any of Blizzards ToS. If this interests you and you’d like to try out Isboxer too, then please take advantage of their 7 day trial and also consider using my referral code and get a further 15 days free if you decide on purchasing a subscription.

Referral Code/Friend Code: grahamrandall290680@btinternet.com

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Destiny 2 & Overwatch
The Black Friday Sales
also include Blizzard’s, Destiny 2 and Overwatch! If you’ve been waiting on these sales, then don’t hang around, get involved and take advantage of these great deals before it ends. I wasn’t too fussed on both of these titles, but with these sales, it’s made it a little sweeter to try them out.

Next Week’s Sales & Catch UP!
With respect to purchasing my new accounts and trying to set everything up, my Sales and Catch Up, will be postponed next Monday. This is so I can concentrate on sorting everything out asap. I will return the following Monday (07.12.17). Gold Making will be at a minimum, so you won’t miss much (or is that, I miss much!?) LOL.

Take care and happy hunting in the sales!

Week Four Sales & Catch Up!

Welcome to my fourth installment, looking back on my sales and activity from the previous week; week ending 20.11.17. It’s been a very start & stop week to be fair; finished decorating my daughter’s bedroom on Friday and celebrated her 15th Birthday Saturday. This mean’t I missed posting auctions on Friday night through to Saturday afternoon, but I’m not too concerned. However, I think I managed very well considering.

This weeks stats:

Last weeks total: 90.5m
Gold Balance prior to opening mail: 83.6m
Total invested: 6.9m

Catch Up

For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been planning on transferring 2 alts to my main realm and this week, I finally completed the Guild transfers. Sadly, they only successfully moved on Saturday evening (taking advantage of the time away from game) meaning I only got one, possibly two days of auctions. However, I didn’t let this deter me, I’ve invested approximately 3-4m gold worth of items at approximately 25-50%  value of the destination realm, so i could at minimum, double my investment; which would later pay for the Guild transfers themselves.

If you’re planning on doing a transfer and interested in doing the same method, please do take advantage of The Undermine Journal. This is a fantastic site, that gives you the opportunity to search for items and compare prices from one realm to another. The items I look for, are items I can buy at maximum 50% the value of my destination realm. So great investments are current expansion materials (i.e. ore, herbs, cooking ingredients and profession reagents). Also worth noting, Toys, Mounts, Transmog, Legion BoEs & Battle Pets (must cage before transferring realm!)

I’ve also continued with my investments on the profession front. Antorus is only a week away and my guild banks are bulging with Enchants, Food and consumables. I’ve managed to purchase some very nice cheap Legion BoEs (Leech) too, but my aim from today, is to slowly reduce investing in this market. I don’t want a repeat of WoD and being left with a lot of BoEs that are worthless come the new expansion. This is solely based on my inventory, not an boasting, but it’s huge and it needs to be reduced! So unless I see an incredible bargain too good to refuse, my purchases within the Legion BoE market will dramatically stop!

Had to buy another 3x WoWTokens @285k each, due to gold cap reached again on an alt.

Sales

Here’s a selection of my sales. As you can see, I’ve managed to sell a lot of high ilvl Legion BoEs this week, averaging the 500k mark for each.

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All that’s left to show, is my totals for each account…

Had I not needed to buy the 3 WoWTokens, I’d have surpassed the 100m gold mark this week. But I can happily wait till next week.

Totals:

End of week sales total: 99.4m
End of week profit total: 15.8m

Battle Pet Import String Update

My Pastebin has recently been updated to reflect the emergence of Naxxy, the new battle pet from Hallow’s End. If you’ve already got my group imported already, there’s a quick solution. Here’s a detailed walk-through to help import these 2 ID’s and keep the groups formatted properly.

ID Import Walk-Through

Open TSM > Groups > Battle Pets > N-Z > N

Create a new sub group Naxxy (World Event-Token Vendor). Select this group and add two more sub groups named Naxxy level 1 & Naxxy level 25.

In Naxxy level 1 click on the import/export tab and add this battle pet ID p:2002:1:3

In Naxxy level 25 click on the import/export tab and add this battle pet ID p:2002:25:3

/reloadui in chat, to save your work!

Once imported successfully, you will have something looking like this…

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If you’ve not imported my battle pet profile before, check out this blog post for a full walk-through and installation.

Sheyrah’s Profile
Alternatively, if you prefer an easier to manage battle pet import string, may I recommend Sheyrah‘s import string from her pastebin which have shopping operations etc. Its a lot easier to manage and more importantly, you can change each pets shopping and auction price settings to your specification.

She’s a great goldmaker and has a lot of guides on YouTube including how to import her complete TSM import profile. She also has a Twitch channel. If you have any questions regarding any part of her profile, don’t hesitate to ask her, as she’s always willing to offer help & advice.

Thanks for reading, any advice/feedback greatly appreciated.

Week Three Sales & Catch Up

Welcome to my third installment of my sales and catch up blog, looking back on the previous week (week ending 13/11/17). Also apologies for posting one day late, had some issues at home, which needed sorting prior to publishing this blog.

Catch Up

This week I continued my investments in Legion BoEs, Toy Box and Battle Pet markets.  I managed to buy 11 Sylvanas’ Music Box’s for 15k each; continued my efforts purchasing cheap Naxxy’s in readiness for the drop in competition and increased demand, once players return for the new raid Antorus.

I also power leveled a lot of my Professions on my alts, buying up cheap raw materials with the interest of crafting Transmog, Item Enhancements and consumables to prepare for Antorus. It’s going to be super busy once the raid opens and a lot of people will need flasks, food, Enchants and Gems

With the release of Destiny 2 and the Blizzcon Virtual Ticket a glimpse of the past, I took advantage of the fall in price on EU wowtokens too, purchasing another 10 for a total of 2.85m.

With the changes to Cataclysm rare spawn times, I’ve also created another alt, with 650 Tailoring and Jewelcrafting, in an attempt to finally get my hands on either the Rhinestone Sunglasses recipe, or the High Society Top Hat recipe. A guide regarding farming these recipes can be found HERE – Credit: Medapaw.

My total investment for last week totaled 8m gold, leaving me a liquid gold balance of: 78.39m prior to opening my mail today!

Sales

Here’s a selection of my sales for last week within a slideshow. Total Gold earned 12.1m

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Here’s a couple of images outlining my totals on my 3 accounts.


Pre-sales liquid gold total: 78.39m
Gold earned this week: 12.1m
Post-sales liquid gold total: 90.5m

Week Two Sales & Catch Up!

Catch up
Many of you would’ve seen on Twitter, that I’ve been heavily investing on all my realms this week! I’m pretty sure a lot of my competition, that I’m normally competing with, have been otherwise engaged, maybe due to BlizzCon, who knows. I’m predicting my profit margins will take a massive hit this weekend. Last week my total liquid gold balance finished at 78.56m gold and before opening my sales today, my total liquid gold was down to 68.8m gold, which means I’ve currently invested 9.76m gold this week!

The markets I’ve been mainly concentrating on are Legion 101 BoEs, Mounts, Toys and Battle Pets. With the conclusion of the event: Hallows End, I’ve been mainly buying up cheap Naxxy’s! I think I’ve managed to purchase approximately 30 at the time of this post. Most of these have been purchased on high pop realms between 55-60k each. My aim is to store these away (unless the market permits me otherwise) and in a couple of Months time, start selling them on all my realms. Naxxy’s are currently hitting the 85-110k mark on some of my low pop servers, but the AH seems saturated with them at the moment. I’ll patiently wait for the competition to go down, then swoop in, when the demand for them picks up!

I have 2 characters I have in mind for a Guild transfer this week, hence why I’ve put a lot of emphasis investing this week. Using The Undermine Journal I’ve managed to purchase a lot of items I know I can flip for a profit on my target realm.

Sales for 06.11.17

Here’s a look at my totals on my 3 accounts for this week: Totalling 84.8m gold.

Before opening my mail, my gold balance was sitting at 68.8m and now it’s back up to 84.8m, meaning I totalled 16m in sales last week. This is my highest return in a week, since becoming a gold maker. Below I’ve added a selection of the sales from the realms I play on.

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Highlighted Sales in no particular order:

Claud’s War-Ravaged Boots – 550k
Spectral Tiger Cub – 570k
Mavanah’s Shifting Wristguards – 213k
Fran’s intractable Loop – 365k
Demar’s Band of Amore – 237k

That’s all for this week, be sure to check out next week and see if I can beat the 16m made last week! Thanks for reading!

World of Warcraft Classic & Battle for Azeroth Confirmed!!

Yes…! Blizzard has finally answered the communities desires and have released information regarding World of Warcraft Classic. Blizzard authentic Vanilla servers are finally coming (BACK)! For those that were around in Vanilla, this was excellent news for them for nostalgic purposes. For myself, (who only started playing WoW in later WotLK), this is an opportunity to finally get to experience what Vanilla was like… legitimately!

No confirmation on how Blizzard will create the Classic servers, (i.e. full Vanilla or Vanilla with some of the tweaks through the later expansions). I’m hoping for no heirlooms, no Dungeon finder/LFR and more importantly as a gold maker, proper grinding for gold. Gold was a hard commodity to come across in Vanilla, well, it appeared so, watching a lot of the classic footage on YouTube and I’m looking forward to experiencing that when Classic becomes available to us. At the time of this blog, no time frame was set for release, maybe that will be determined upon Blizzard getting the blades back, they auctioned off… LOL

Here’s the cinematic if you’ve missed it!

As anticipated throughout today, the new expansion World of Warcraft – Battle for Azeroth has now been confirmed! So far we’ve been informed of the new Artifact Medallion (The Heart of Azeroth), return of World PvP and obviously, the new grind to level 120! These are only some of the things mentioned, there’s a lot more information within the video below! I think it’s fair to say, a lot of the community have been yearning for World PvP, I just hope they get it right. PvP as of late has been disastrous, I’d love them to revert back to dedicated PvP gear/stats, and continue to improve the balance between all the classes as fair as possible, it will be a massive improvement if they do.

Fair to say, Bajheera and Swifty are licking their lips with anticipation… 😀

If you’ve not seen the cinematic, then I’ve added a link below, check it out!

It’s early into the night for myself, but I can’t wait for the World of Warcraft – what’s Next panel, happening in the next 45 mins. No doubt a lot of information regarding the above and an  lot more insight into the new expansion. I so can’t wait, it’s fair to say I’m like a kid in a candy store… 😛

Until next time, thanks for reading! For the Horde!