Legion & Sales Update

We’re well into the second month of World of Warcraft‘s LegionLogo_lessglow
new expansion Legion and the early signs on social media and individual press releases, suggest this is the best selling expansion since Cataclysm, as subscriptions soar up to *10.1 million. The fact that the subscriptions haven’t tailed off yet, can only mean, that the advice the community gave developers has well and truly paid off! It might be too early to get too excited, but the signs do look very reassuring and probably prove, that Warcraft isn’t dead after all… Be prepared, as there’s another influx of new players as of today, with the release of Warcraft – The Beginning available on DvD.

On the gold making front, this has been by far the best start to an expansion I’ve experienced. Not only have I been prepared, but I think I’ve taken full advantage of a lot of players, that still hold a lot of gold, from Warlords of Garrisons…lol. I’ve managed to get myself into a lot of different markets too, which has reflected in the gold I’ve made to date. For me, Cooking, Leatherworking and Enchanting have been the best professions so far in this expansion, but an honourable mention to Jewelcrafting and Alchemy, thanks to the resurgence of prospect shuffling and the ability to obliterate. Sadly, the value in obliterating had subsided, but it was excellent whilst it lasted. However, it may make a decent return in 7.1, depending on how the developers manage crafted gear. Early reports suggest that developers are looking into adding another obliterum upgrade, but I very much doubt this will be enough to get the prices back up.

Old World crafts have been a massive profit too, especially within Enchanting & Leatherworking. The amount of Mists of Pandaria crafts I’ve made and sold is incredible. It’s fair to say Transmog has really taken off this expansion, thanks to the new Transmog Wardrobe. As well as MoP crafts, I’ve also made an absolute killing on the Replica market too! I’ve managed to sell on average 7 Replica items per week, which is a massive improvement from pre-Legion sales.

If I have one tip for you, get out and farm! Yes… FARM! There’s so much gold to be made from farming ore and herbs in Legion. Everyone needs materials for crafts, and consumables for raiding and at the beginning of every expansion/patch, materials are in high demand and can fetch a heavy price tag. So if you have a Herbalist or a Miner, go and farm till you hearts content and make an >insert expletive here< amount of gold…lol.

You’ll also notice from my previous blog, that, Ive been in the Legion BoE market too! This has been incredible to say the least! To be honest, I hardly got into this market, at the beginning of WoD, but I’m truly made up, that I took the big step into this market so early this time around. I’ve been doubling my investment on every item I’ve purchased and even started flipping the ilvl 850+. At the beginning of every expansion, there’s a lot of demand for BoE epics, due to the stats and ilvl they offer. This helps make levelling easier and quicker and also helps enter ilvl restricted Dungeons and raids. If you’re looking to level an alt etc, check your Auction House for these items, they’re an excellent addition to your gear if purchased at the right price!

To finish off, I’ve managed to endure the hard task of logging in to all of my alts, to get an update of my Total Gold Earned and I’ve added a couple of screenshots below. Please bare in mind, I play on 2 wow accounts, so added and labelled both. To date, my total gold earned is 58,585,540g

If you’re not aware of the addon Total Gold Earned, it’s an addon that adds all the gold earned from the Auction House on all your characters. This information is made available from your achievements. Simply log into the character you wish, enter /tge in chat to bring up the addon up in-game and it will automatically check your achievements and add your gold earned to the addon. Once you’ve logged in to all of your characters, you’ll have a grand total and voila, that is your total gold earned. Gold obtained via trades, are not included!

Thanks for reading guys and good luck!

*Figure has been taken from Tom Chilton’s interview with Pixel

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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!

A Great Weekend For Income and Investing.

It’s not a surprise that the weekends always bring higher sales, due to the increase of players able to play and this weekend was no different. To be fair, the cherry on the cake was the TSM3 price strings finally settling down, and offering a steady price source and this was proven by the return of many Replica Transmog sales etc.

Ive highlighted some of my sales this weekend, below.

The big surprise was the sale of the Replica Heroism Boots being purchased at a price that exceeded the price of the Replica Heroism Breastplate. Anyone familiar with farming the Darkmoon Faire tokens will know that the chest pieces are far more expensive than that of the boots.

Ive also seen an increase in pet sales this weekend too. Which to be fair, considering it was the Squirt Menagerie daily on Sunday, it was an absolute surprise. I managed to sell a Lanticore Spawnling for 20k and an Emerald Whelpling for 18k, but to top it off I also managed to sell a Hyacinth Macaw for 25k too.

I also managed to get into some new markets too, mainly recipes. I’ve always tried to dabble in the recipe market, but always put off, but thankfully I had a change in heart this weekend thanks to the reipes dropping onto my lap (so to speak). I had some cracking sales, which again, you can find below.


Now to a different perspective altogether. You might be familiar with the Guild Bank profits in the days of Mists of Pandaria, where you could boost a Guild to level 25 and get some alts inside and sell for huge profits. Well I used to buy a lot of these up for my alts, purely for the perks, but sadly this came to an end with the release of Warlords of Draenor. But… as you’ll see below, this still goes on, but with different perks in mind.

On Sunday, I glanced to trade chat whilst doing the Squirt Menagerie daily and to my surprise, there was a guy selling a Guild Bank for 160k, full of Transmog, Pets and Recipes inside. Now with my experience in this market in the past, I decided to contact the seller and he was extremely nice and let me check out the contents. When I checked, there was only 6 tabs, but the contents and tabs totalled a minimum of 370k. I said to the guy (cheekily), as there was only 6 tabs, I’ll go down to 150k, so I could get the 7th tab and to my surprise he agreed.

When everything was settled and transfered I finally got around to sorting the tabs out and 3 of the items above, that Ive sold, were from this Guild Bank and there’s still another 5 tabs worth of stuff that could net me a further 320k minimum!

The morale of the story is, dont be put off from buying something different, if the value is there! Trust your instincts and calculate the profits and by all means, trade safely before handing that hard earned gold over.

How has your weekend gone? have you made any notable sales? Share you stories in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and until next time…

 

Gryphon Mail Breastplate Sold for 9.6k

Although Wowhead has the Gryphon Mail Breastplate valued at approximately 11k, you maybe wondering why selling it for a little under 9.2k is something to shout about. Well as they say, ‘The devil is in the detail’ and you can see that it’s evidently true as the screenshot of my TSM3 account summary for the item shows below.

Gryphon Mail breastplate sale
I’ve always stated, that the Transmog Market can be such a slow process, but if you’re patient enough to wait for that sale, then you can make some really good profit. Keep with it, the rewards are there…

Hatespark the Tiny 90k sale!!

If you’re following my Twitter you’ll have seen a very nice flip I made today. A number of Months ago, I bought a Hatespark the Tiny at Level 1 for 38k on a low populated server, I recently power leveled it to Level 25 and sold it for 90k on my medium populated server.

I used the leveling boost through my level 3 Menagerie. I have recently posted about how you can level a battle pet from 1-25 in 10 minutes and due to this, you can make outrageous amounts of profit. A link to the post I made can be found HERE. All credit for this boost goes to Peelyon on Twitch.

Hatespark sale