As The Dust settles on the Legion Pre Patch

Well, were finally approaching the end of another week of the new Legion Pre-Patch and things are finally starting to settle down and think it’s fair to say we’re slowly getting accustomed to our new class changes, the loss of stats and the very sad changes to Serverhop or Cross Realm Assist. Well… if you were an avid open world farmer, it’s not all lost, as you’ll find out later on…

My Pre-Legion Hoarding Update:
When an expansion comes to an end, it’s a great time to get yourself prepared for the new expansion and as a gold goblin, attempt to profit from those, that weren’t fortunate enough to follow suit. I’ve been extremely busy the last couple of weeks and can happily say I’m ready for Legion. At the end of May, my liquid gold was at approximately 3.2 million. I think I’ve invested all my gold wisely, but the full results wont be clear until I sell my stock. According to TradeSkillMaster my approximate value of my inventory currently stands at – 25.7m.

TSM total inventory

Now, I’m fully aware that this total can be manipulated by the ‘value price source’ that’s input. So let me reassure you all by clarifying my custom price source below.

avg(DBRegionMarketAvg, DBGlobalMarketAvg, TUJGlobalMedian, DBRegionHistorical, DBGlobalHistorical)

You’ll clearly see that I haven’t got DBMarket as this can be heavily manipulated from clever goblins on your server, so I don’t use this! My price string is influenced by average Region and Global prices, to give me a very good average price source. This custom price source was slightly edited from that of Mankind’s, if you haven’t seen his TSM video’s, click HERE. They are exceptional videos, that help you understand everything to do with TSM so check them out!

A great deal of my gold is also tied up with level 25 Battle Pets (mostly very rare TCG or holiday pets) which is where we get into the unknown, as no one at this point really knows how the Squirt daily will be affected in Legion. If the Squirt daily is affected by legion we will likely see a rise in demand of level 25 pets. This is a calculated assumption that level 25 pets will be in high demand, so I’ve carefully stocked up on those that I feel will net me the most profit! I have an image below of my most sought after battle pets, this is just a little taste of what I have on my Battle Pet collector.

Battle Pets for Legion

I will be looking to sell the MoP rare Battle Pets asap, as MoP raids will become easier, thanks to Legion. Although these pets are currently hard to obtain due to their low drop rates, the supply will rise as more people clear that content.

If you want to see updates on what I’m selling or stocking up for Legion, be sure to get updates as they happen, via my Twitter and Facebook. I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have. If I don’t have the answer, I’m sure I may know someone who will.

ServerHop or CrossrealmAssist nerf:
Sadly there were adjustments, or nerfs to the much loved ServerHop or CrossRealmAssist, which to some extent, brought new beginnings. Whether these were intended or not are another matter, but thankfully if you use these addons to farm in open world, you’ll be relieved to know it’s still beneficial to use them. The devs changed it, so that if you were joining a group, that you had to be within the vicinity of the leader, to successfully join a player on a different realm. With this change, bought the ability to ‘hyper spawn’ mobs. If you were in a 5 man group and carefully positioned, this meant that the mobs were instantly spawning as soon as you killed and looted them.

The materials on the Auction House, for example  Volatile Water,  Primal Fire have crashed, due to the amount that people are successfully farming up. The biggest success so far is the frog farm on the Timeless Isle. With  Sha Crystal so hard to come by, there’s an absolute mint to be made here… and don’t ignore the whelpling farms.

Supreme Lord Kazzak:
For quite a bit of time now, I stopped doing the Kazzak weekly kill, but it’s came to my attention, that it’s worthwhile again. Not only do you have the chance to loot double the  Felblight  than what you got before pre patch, but you can also loot ilvl 720 gear now, with the chance to get upgraded to Warforged or even Titanforged. I have a number of alts and this has given me the incentive to get them geared before Legion.

** It’s important to know, that Blizzard have prevent players below level 100 to get loot from a Kazzak kill. **

Squirt Menagerie Daily Nerfed:
As Peelyon expected, the Squirt daily got nerfed and our beloved Weebomination is no longer of any use to us, well in the circumstances that we want to cleave the mobs and thus complete the battle as quick as possible. So this means we need a workaround. Thankfully Peelyon and a user on Wowhead (Robotusch) have a solution. To view this new strategy, please follow this link.

If you’re not aware of Peelyon (still) be sure to check him out at Twitch. Has a wealth of knowledge on Battle pets and gold making and also writes on behalf of IcyVeins for their new gold making forum.You can also catch me in his chat AKA Grarand. Although I’m a poor Moderator, I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have in a bid to assist Peelyon.

Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling on for now… don’t forget guys, 18th (US) or 19th (EU) for release of Demon Hunter’s, I shan’t be jumping on straight away, I’m expecting issues and will happily watch on and continue to post auctions…lol.

Good luck and thanks for reading!

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TradeSkillMaster Guides

Hello guys, I recently experienced some issues within TSM (TradeSkillMaster) and lost some information. I’m sure this wasn’t connected in anyway with the recent issues TSM have been experiencing, as I’m aware it was solely on the data on their drives and nothing do with our information on our end.

Upon seeking some advice or more some information from the interwebs on recreating some groups etc, I managed to stumble upon a great YouTube channel with some excellent guides, now I’m not going to be greedy and keep these to myself, instead I’ll add some details below, which maybe of interest to you. How on earth this chap has so little likes/subscribers is completely beyond me. I’ll add this blog post in a bid to help send some some traffic his way.

As ever guys, please show any appreciation for Mankind, by leaving a comment, like or even a subscribe on his YouTube channel. It means a lot to content creators, that enjoy writing, creating videos in a bid to help others.

Check out Mankind

TSM 3 guides available;

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 1 – Setting up TSM Addon & Desktop Application

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 2 – Making Groups & Auctioning Operations

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 3 – Mailing Operations

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 4 – Creating & Importing Custom Groups

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 5 – Custom Price Sources

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 6 – Shopping

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 7 – Warehousing

Trade Skill Master 3 Tutorial Ep. 8 – Crafting

Altoholic (Addon)

Todays addon review is regarding one of my very first addons I installed, called Altoholic. This was an amazing addon, which had the ability to keep a very large amount of information regarding all of your characters on every realm in one place. For someone like myself, whom for example has 12 level 100’s, approximately 15 level 90’s across multiple realms, this is a very important and reliable addon.

Here are a couple of the important benefits that Ive added below.

Mail – Altoholic has the ability to warn you that mail is about to expire, or mail that’s due to be returned. So those days of losing mail, when they expire, are long gone.

Guild Bank – keeps track of all the items stored in Guild Banks on all your characters.

Item Tracker – Tracks all the items in your inventory on all your characters. This is now also available within TSM3.

Characters – This option gives you a detailed look of your all your characters Gear, Talents, Glyphs and Professions.

Search – The ability to search for something particular within all of your characters. Ideal if you have an item on another character, but unsure who.

Gold – Keeps track of your Gold balance on all of your characters.

Altoholic was first released back in 2008 and has been an integral part of my addons, with this, it’s made my life so much easier. Previous to using Altoholic, I used to use the mail system to store items, when my Bank and Guild Banks were full, the bad side to this, was when the mail expired I lost everything, this is now a distant memory, thanks to the warnings you get from Altoholic, upon logging in. I’d hate to imagine how much gold, items Ive had deleted, not checking my mail before expiry.

Today, there are many addons, that may do the same as above, but individually, if you require something, as an all in one, then I suggest giving Altoholic a try. The only downside, would probably be the memory usage to run the addon, this is dependent on the amount of characters it’s covering, but if your fortunate like myself to have a very good PC or laptop, then this wont be an issue at all.

You can download Altoholic from Curse.com, HERE.

I hope you found this review helpful.

 

LootAppraiser

If you havent been fortunate enough to have heard about LootAppraiser until now and you’re an avid farmer like myself, then you’ve been missing out. LootAppraiser in the words of the developer, Wowprofitz “making farming sexy”…lol. The addon simply uses data from your TSM (i.e. DBmarket value) for your item value. This can be changed to what suits you. Click here to see a video regarding the addon by Wowprofitz.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to watch some of his recent streams on Twitch and seen this addon in full swing. Wowprofitz is a well known person to many around the gold blogging scene, but you can also catch him at his Youtube channel and Twitch channel, click on the appropriate links to check him out. Be sure to follow and subscribe to him for future updates and tips.

LootApprasier in my eyes;

Since I downloaded and started using LootAppraiser, I’ve noticed that I don’t have to pay so much attention to the chat log or loot box to see what I’m looting. Instead this marvelous addon, has an alert that pings, when you loot something of value that is above a certain threshold that you’ve set within the addons settings. It will also keep a running total of the gold made through the session and has a nice little stopwatch to track the total time of you current session.

For my settings as an example, I only get notifications on items looted above 1k and that of an uncommon quality or above. So if something is looted for 1k or above and is Green, Rare or Epic quality I will get a notification alerting me of my new found treasure. However, looted grey items or items of no interest will be ignored as such, but the vendor value will still total in the total of gold made in the current session.

It’s important to remember that at this stage, the addon is in Beta and Wowprofitz is always looking to improve the addon further. If it does prove to become better than it already is, then I can see this addon becoming a very important tool for gold farmers in WoW.

Thanks for reading guys and don’t forget to share some love to the developer Wowprofits. Be sure to post your epic loot below!