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!

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Gold making Q&A With Peelyon

Good evening guys!

Today (07/07/16) is the start of an exciting new venture for Icy Veins, as they look to stream some World of Warcraft content on gold making. Your host for this very special segment, is none other than Mr Pokemon Master himself… Peelyon!

I’m sure by now, that you’ve heard of Peelyon before, either through Twitter, Twitch or some of my posts within this blog. If you haven’t, he’s the chap who’s made some excellent power levelling guides with respect to the Garrison Menagerie pet daily – Squirt! Peelyon’s gold making talents extend to a more broader scale than just pet battles and pet sales though, he also holds a wealth of information, tips and tricks on other things too! So if you’re in need of some advice, what better time than today to join in his new weekly Gold making Q&A and get answers to any of those questions that maybe on your mind.

Where can I view the stream? The stream will be at IcyVeinscom;

What time does the stream start? The stream starts at 8.30pm to 11.30pm (BST) or for our American friends, that’s 2.30pm to 5.30pm (EST)

Thanks for reading and see you all soon!

Icy Veins

Having an army of Alts at my disposal, means I have to make sure that they’re properly geared and set up correctly. I do this, by collecting all my information from a website called Icy Veins. I used to use a site called Noxxic, but to be blunt, it was very poor. After using the powerful tool, that is Google and reading many reviews, I finally found Icy Veins and allas, I finally got my Alts correctly setup.

You can find complete guides for every class, created by some of the best players in World of Warcraft. The information is constantly updated and many of the guides are backed up with many hours of theory crafting, meaning we dont have to take the pain staking task of doing it ourselves.

Each class guide covers the following;

Builds, Talents and Glyphs: Learn how to choose your talents and glyphs
Rotations, Cooldowns and Abilities: Master your rotation and cooldowns
Buffs, Debuffs and useful abilities: Discover your arsenal and useful abilities
Stat Priority: Read up on respective values of your statistics
Enchants, Gems and Consumables: Choose the best Enchants and Gems
Macros and Addons: Step up your game with useful Macros and addons
Gearing up and (BiS) Best in Slot: Find the best gear for your character

An added bonus to what Icy Veins has to offer, is their indepth guides on Raiding, Questing, earning Reputations and last but not least Garrisons. I know that these guides can be found on Wowhead, but the ability to have them all under one place, is very convenient, especially, if time is of the essence.

If you’ve not visited Icy Veins yet, see for youself, what all the hype is about and cast your own opinion. It’s an integral part of my setup and what I use to maximise my gameplay within World of Warcraft.

Mythic Dungeon Level 110 Heirloom Trinkets

Following on from my post yesterday regarding Patch 6.2.3 Preview, something I missed, was the news of a Heirloom Trinkets which scales to level 110.

If you remember towards the end of the last expansion of Mists of Pandaria (MoP), when we had to defeat Garrosh Hellscream in the Siege of Orgrimmar, we had a 100% chance to acquire a heirloom weapon for our selected class/spec that scaled up to level 100, to help level within Warlords of Draenor (WoD). Well this time, in a bid to help level when Legion falls, we’ll have trinkets which will scale up to level 110. The trinkets will have a chance to drop from running WoD Mythic Dungeons.

Guilds were constantly selling boosts for Garrosh Hellscream in the last expansion, due to the high demand for the heirloom weapons. However at this early stage, it’s unclear of the drop rate for the trinket, but if it turns out to be another 100% drop rate, then don’t be surprised to see a flood of trade chat messages, looking to sell boosts to people desperate enough to get their hands on one.

You’ll also notice that the trinkets are ilevel 715 at level 100 and go to a maximum ilevel 800 at level 110! I think it’s also too early, to question whether they’re good enough to out do any of the trinkets you may already have, but suppose that knuckles down to what you have already. Without doubt this is an ideal opportunity for a low geared alt and when you start levelling in legion.

Loot Specialisation:
Be careful of your loot specialisation when running a Mythic dungeon. If you’re fortunate enough to earn one of the trinkets below, you will earn a trinket for your specialisation that you have chosen. Simply right click your avatar/player frame and under loot options, change your specialisation.

The Trinkets:
Judgement of the Naaru
Gronntooth War Horn
Orb of Voidsight
Infallible Tracking Charm
Purified Shard of the Third Moon

Server Hop or Cross Realm Assist:
If you’re struggling to find groups to complete a Mythic dungeon, make sure you download one of these addons called Server Hop or Cross Realm Assist. These are fantastic addons, that help you to find groups. I use these to find groups for Mythic dungeons or my weekly Kazzak kill. Be aware of restrictions to most groups, i.e. some may have ilevel restrictions to guarantee you’re well geared and can assist your team mates in battle. Be sure to read any tactics or ask before you start. People appreciate someone asking if they don’t know, than just jump in and wipe and it’s you’re fault for not asking or reading up.

Remember, this has only recently been added to PTR so could be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check out Wowhead.com for updated information regarding the trinkets.

Thanks for reading and if you have an opinion, please comment below…

Patch 6.2.3 Preview

patch 6.2.3 netherdrake

WOW! just look at that mount! Wowhead have just informed us all, that Patch 6.2.3 will be hitting the PTR very soon and without doubt the highlight for me, is the news of this mount, The Infinite Timereaver. With the emergence of Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeons, Blizzard have made this mount available via a RARE drop from any Boss within a Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon.

However, some maybe upset to realise that the long-awaited mount, the Grove Warden, will be a quest reward, tied into defeating Heroic/Mythic Archimonde. If you’re not a regular raider like myself, and come to a point where you save up to pay for a boost, do expect to find the prices hike up, when this patch is finally gets released… but it’s well worth it in my opinion.

And in short, Valor Points and Item Upgrades are returning and finally, Pit of Saron will be included to WotLK Timewalking Dungeon and Magisters’ Terrace will be added to TBC Timewalking Dungeon.

Anyway, checkout Wowhead HERE for the full details…

Thanks for reading!

Wowhead

Wowhead was created back in 2005, but was
wowhead iconoriginally developed as a talent calculator. Thankfully, over time it’s been developed further and has become an integral part of World of Warcraft offering detailed guides, information on quests/objectives and more importantly holds the database for every item you can think of within World of Warcraft.

If like myself, you’re in need of help, it’s always the first place i go to. If you can get past some of the trolls or mis-information posted by the minority, you can find some very good tips from the community. I have only recently joined the Wowhead community myself, i have no idea why it took me so long to join and sign up, but better late than never I suppose.

Wowhead also host regular roundups and reviews with Downtime Tuesday and Wowhead Weekly covering news, updates, patches etc from Panser aka @Tradechat and the sites Director, @Perculiar. Check out Panser and Perc on Twitter for regular updates and shenanigans.