Peelyon’s Updated Squirt Strategy for Legion… 25.08.16

If you’re not aware already, Peelyon has released a new video, with an updated strategy against the Garrison Menagerie daily, Squirt. With the changes to the Weebomination’s cleave it was imperative that a new strategy was created and with the collective information from members on Wowhead a solution was found. Peelyon now has a very nice strategy, that will give us a 100% success rate, but will also complete the fight a lot quicker than the previous strategy.

Remember, Squirt is only available once  every 15 days from your garrison’s Menagerie and at this time, is the best way to power level your battle pet from level 1 to 25.

If you’d like to watch this strategy and see what battle pets you need, please do watch the video below and follow the directions very carefully!

As ever, please do show your appreciation and like and subscribe to his channel for future updates and videos. Peelyon has his own stream on Twitch and also streams on behalf of IcyVeins for their new Gold Making content. Give him a follow there too and get updates on when he streams next. You’ll see me within his chat too, as I moderate for him. My alias on Twitch is Grarand.

5 Days till Legion…

So, the very long and tedious wait is almost over and the countdown for Legion is in the single digits, well… if you’re an EU player, it’s 5 days to be precise. The question on my lips is… are you prepared?! LOL

Legion Preperations
Given that my efforts in the build up to the release of Legion was to buy as much stock as possible, invest in as many cheap battle pets as I could possibly get my hands on and more importantly, level all my professions up to 700 to take advantage of new patterns and craft best in slot crafts for Legion levelling. It’s been a huge success and I’m definitely prepared! If you read my previous article “As the dust settles on the legion pre-patch” you’ll know that I’ve built up an impressive inventory worth approximately 25m gold. I will continue to build this up further, right up to the last couple of hours of Warlords of Draenor, then look to sort my inventory out, to maximise my transition to Legion. My Transmog has all been moved to an alt account, so I can buy and post auctions, whilst playing on my main account, the ability to buy WoW Tokens, has made this easy and achievable.

It’s worth noting at this point, many people without the space, will look to offload a lot of their inventory, in readiness for Legion so they have space to level and gather new materials in Legion. People like myself, who have plenty of space, thanks to Guild Banks, look to profit from the very cheap materials that people will post. If you check your Auction House, you may already noticed a big influx of cheap materials already. If I had any tips for you, it would be to buy up as much Outland materials as you possibly can! For example, Motes, Primals, Scales, Leather and Enchanting materials. Farming will die down, with the introduction of new content and some of the best Transmog crafts need these materials. Not to mention the Tomes you can craft from Enchanting.

Yet Another TCG Battle Pet Dupe Wave
Another thing you might have noticed recently, is another dupe wave of (TCG) Trading Card Game battle pets. Sadly, any hope of holding out for Legion to sell my stock, took a small hit, as the new wave gave another opportunity to others to build their inventory full of cheap TCG pets. Hopefully, those who did take up the opportunity to buy cheap pets, took the same method as myself and opted to buy through the Auction House. You may or may not be aware, but any transactions via the Auction House are protected. So if the worst possible scenario was to happen and your pets were removed, you should get a full refund of the gold spent on that purchase. This doesn’t extend to pets purchased via trade, so be very careful! Tio from @BlizzardCSEU_EN on Twitter was kind enough to reiterate its stance on refunds regarding compromised TCG battle pets/mounts purchased via the Auction House. Below is a couple of images to offer some confidence.


Replica Transmog
Thankfully, another thing I’ve noticed, is a drop in competition for Replica Transmog gear on my realm. This was maybe due to a new set of recipes that were made available for Scribes within the Darkmoon Faire. These cost a fair amount of tokens, thus meaning people averted their attention from buying Replica gear to purchasing these recipes. These recipes were released prior to Legion, so many wanted a head-start. The release of the new Transmog System and low competition had a massive effect on my sales, as they increased hugely over the last 2-3 weeks.

Replica sales last 30 days

Blizzard Getting DDOS Again…
Again, thanks to the world of Twitter, I’ve been made aware that again Blizzard have succumb to more DDOS attacks, which if your memory serves you well, you’ll remember it was one of the major incidents to affect the first day of the release of Warlords of Draenor. Here’s hoping that Blizzard hurry and fix these recent issues and also prevent another fiasco on the release of Legion. It’s fair to say, Blizzard lost a lot of confidence from its returning players that day, and that’s not even mentioning the word Garrisons…lol.

Power Levelling Via Legion Invasions
And last, but not least Legion Invasions… If you have alts that you fancy power levelling up before Legion, I’d suggest you get involved in this now, before it’s too late! As long as your alt is level 10 or higher, it can take part. Simply open your map (M) go to an area that is highlighted as being invaded and complete stage 1 and 2. Once Stage 3 starts, simply log out fully (you’ll see a 20 second countdown) and log back in. This will take you back to stage 1 and simply rinse and repeat. You will only get a reward once per invasion, but the sole purpose of this, isn’t the rewards, it’s the extremely high XP you gain from killing the mobs and completing the stages. Be sure to know that the mobs scale to your level, but be very vigilant, pull too many on your own and you could find yourself ressing a lot. Try and get some XP potions and Heirlooms as they help, but not important!

A helpful addon; LegionInvasionTimer
This is an excellent addon, shows you where the invasions are taking place and how long left before they reset.

Okay, one more thing… Just a reminder, that due to Legion incoming, I wont be here a great deal, but please do follow me on Twitter to get regular updates and see what I’m buying and selling. I’m also available for questions too, rest assured, if I don’t have the answer, I’ll know someone who will.

Thanks for reading guys and stopping by, until next time… Goodbye  🙂

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!

Pre-Cataclysm Rare Shirts

A very good morning guys. Today I bring you a very early blog this morning, in an attempt to give you a very good warning, regarding any alts or maybe your main, that you may have created prior to the release of Cataclysm, that may have some old shirts either equipped or stored in your personal bank.

As you’ll be aware by now, in a couple of days time, July 19th to be exact, the Legion pre-patch will finally be going live and this will bring the long awaited Transmog Wardrobe. As well as the ability to change the look of your Weapons and Armor, you’ll also have the ability to learn those shirts, Tabards you’ve collected over time. However, there’s some very nice shirts out there, most that are unobtainable any longer and these maybe equipped on old alts or stored in personal banks.

Now is the best time to quickly log into all of your alts and quickly check whether they have any rare shirts equipped. If hey don’t, fear not, simply check your bank too. Remember, we’re specifically looking for rare shirts that were starting shirts prior to the release of Cataclysm. Below I’ve added a list of the rare starter shirts.

Shirts:
 Brawler’s Harness,  Footpad’s Shirt,  Initiate’s Shirt,  Lookout’s Tunic,  Primitive Mantle,  Primitive Mantle,  Recruit’s Shirt,  Recruit’s Shirt,  Rugged Trapper’s Shirt,  Scout’s Shirt,  Squire’s Shirt,  Squire’s Shirt,  Thug Shirt,  Trapper’s Shirt,  Trapper’s Shirt,  Warder’s Shirt

If you’re like myself and don’t have any, feel free to check your Auction House as there maybe some there. Here’s a TSM String to help you search!

TSM Import String:
127,148,154,20897,20901,2105,23345,23473,23476,24143,49,6117,6120,6125,6134,6136

When checking the Auction House for shirts, be aware and cautious for shirts that may look rare, but are not! The shirts to be wary of are available from a vendor called Thomas Yance in Old Hillsbrad Foothills. I’ve added his shirts below.

Vendor Shirts:
 Recruit’s Shirt,  Squire’s Shirt,  Neophyte’s Shirt,  Apprentice’s Shirt,  Acolyte’s Shirt

Be sure not to buy these off the Auction House, many people will be looking to profit from those unsure of these shirts. The obvious trick is putting the  Squire’s Shirt on the Auction House and trick buyers, as this looks very similar to  Squire’s Shirt but both are different!

If you have no interest in using any of these rare shirts, MAKE SURE THEY’RE NOT EQUIPPED PRIOR TO PRE-PATCH as they’ll become soulbound on the 19th! Un-equip them and place them in your bag and get them on the Auction House asap. Most have a guide price from 50k upwards according to Wowhead, but they could easily demand a higher price, due to them no long available. Don’t be scared to price them very high at the start of the Legion Pre-Patch and if you get no buyers, feel free to slowly reduce the price. Alternatively, do what I’m doing and leave them as high as possible, as you’ll get a completionist sooner or later, the price will only go up as they become rarer as others get learned.

Hope this helps guys, have fun and see you in Legion! HYPE!

 

Enchanting – Large Brilliant Shards

Large Brilliant ShardGood evening guys, as you’ll be aware by now, Legion is on the horizon and many Enchanters including myself are stocking up our banks full of Enchanting materials ready for the new Tome of Illusions coming in Legion. If you’re near an Auction House, go and check how high the materials have already sky rocketed to! all this is due to the high demand. Most old world Enchanting materials are already at least 100% above normal asking price and that’s all down to people like myself, buying them all up.

If you’re not aware of what Tome of Illusions are, please click here to read my previous post regarding them.

As prices have become so high, I’ve looked back at alternative means to acquire my materials and thankfully, the memory bank kicked in and I remembered a very good way to acquire  Large Brilliant Shard. These shards are needed to craft the  Tome of Illusions: Azeroth .

As I’m Horde, I’ve hearthed to Orgrimmar in search of the Legacy Armor Quartermaster – First Sergeant Hola’mahi, in The Hall of Legends [38.72] She sells the Sergeant’s Cape for 55 Honor points. It’s important, that you purchase the correct cloak. What we do is buy up as many of these cloaks that we can fit into our bags and disenchant them. Each cloak will disenchant into 1x  Large Brilliant Shard.

Large Brilliant Shard 2
As the PvP season is coming to an end, what better way to spend those Honor Points, before they get converted to gold. So don’t wait any longer… If you don’t have any intentions of crafting the Tome’s in Legion, but you have Honor Points to spend and a disenchanter, do the method above and simply post the  Large Brilliant Shard on the Auction House and take advantage of  those that will be desperate for them.

This is a very old method and well known among gold goblins, I hope you found this post helpful. As ever, leave any feedback you have, below!

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

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!

Warlords of Draenor BiS Stage Gear

*** This Guide is now out of date, please do not use this, as the stats for all classes have now been changed in (7.0) Pre-Patch Legion. ***


Good morning guys, as promised in my previous post, here’s my Warlords of Draenor BiS Stage Gear – TSM3 Import Strings for Blacksmithing, Tailoring and Leatherworking. I currently don’t deal in Engineering weapons, Jewelcrafting rings and necklaces and Inscription weapons/trinkets due to them over flooded on my auction house, so these strings haven’t been added/created. However they could be created in the future if enough people want them.

May I first take this opportunity to first credit Sheyrah, to whom posted an incredible amount of information and uploaded the basic list to her pastebin. If it wasn’t for this, this would have taken a lot longer to create and manage. So thank you for sharing Sheyrah. If anyone has any aspirations in becoming a very good gold goblin, please do give Sheyrah and her partner Xionik a follow via their links below and check them out. They’re extremely good at what they do and boast to have earned well over 100 million gold.

Twitch
Twitter
YouTube
Pastebin

To reassure you all on how I managed to make this accurate list, I used a website called Ask Mr. Robot to find out the best in slot (BiS) stats for any given class and spec. Once I had the stats noted down, I then went through Sheyrah’s list and carefully split up the BiS gear from the gear with random stats. Once this was complete, I then split the BiS gear up into their separate Stages from 1-6. Now when I hover over a crafted item, I can see whether or not it is of any value, thanks to my TSM tooltip set up.

Pic of TSM BiS craft gear for blog

Demand is extremely high at the moment, with no new content currently available and people are creating and levelling alts. This means high demand for crafted stage gear as it can be worn from level 90 to 100 and can be upgraded to a maximum Stage 6 – ilvl 705 (Weapon) or 715 (Armour) . I currently only upgrade to stage 4, to limit my expenses and make the most profit. This of course differs from your servers economy and what tactics you’d prefer to take.

Pic of TSM BiS craft gear for blog 1

Ideally, to make the most profit, it would be best to craft the items yourself, but this is time consuming and depends highly on the materials you have at your disposal. However, don’t be put off from making a decent return and buying the materials straight off the auction house. The tactic I use myself is a bit of both. The only thing I craft is the essences at the armour or weapons can be bought cheap.

Example:

Bought:
1x Supple Vest of the Deft (stage 1) – 1k
3x Burnished Essence – 5k (3k if I craft them myself)

Total – 6k (4k)

Sold:
1x Supple Vest of the Deft (Stage 4)  9-15k

Here’s my TSM Strings by Profession.

Blacksmithing:
BiS Plate Armour
Standard Plate Armour
BiS Weapon and Shields
Standard Weapon and Shields

Leatherworking:
BiS Leather Armour
BiS Mail Armour
Standard Armour

Tailoring:
BiS Cloth Armour
Standard Cloth Armour

Engineering: *Only Guns added*
BiS Guns
Standard Guns

To be added at a later date if there’s enough interest.

Jewelcrafting:
BiS Rings
Standard Rings
BiS Necklaces
Standard Necklaces

Inscription:
BiS Weapons
Standard Weapons
Trinkets

Engineering:
BiS Weapons
Standard Weapons

If you find any issues with this guide or want to add any feedback, please do drop a line below. If i do get enough interest I will invest some time to create those remaining strings. Currently I don’t need them myself, but would be happy to help others if they require them!

Again, please remember to give Sheyrah & Xionik a follow, their details can be found above and I can guarantee you wont regret it!

Thanks for reading guys and hope you found this guide a great help, feel free to post your sales in comment below or on my Social Media platforms!

I’m Still Here…

Good morning guys…

I just wanted to make this blog to reassure my readers (if you’re still dropping by) that I’m still here and that I haven’t disappeared! Time has been a bit restrictive lately and any spare time I’ve managed to get, I’ve tried to incorporate into playing World of Warcraft. I know content has been very thin lately and this is mainly due to time, but when things pick up, I will be posting more content.

If you need to see what I’m up to, always check out my Twitter and see what I’m buying/selling or as it’s coming up to Legion, see what I’m hoarding. Thanks to Blizzard incorporating the in-game share option, they’ve made it super easy for people like myself, with not a lot of time on their hands, to quickly share their activity to those that follow and keep up to date with goings on. If you’re not following me already, please do so via this link HERE to receive updates when they happen.

If you’ve missed me on Twitter, you’d have missed that I was fortunate enough to go to the IMAX in London to watch the long awaited Warcraft – The Beginning movie with some old Guildies. To say this was my best cinema experience is an absolute understatement. I have an Odeon in town where I live, but nothing and I mean NOTHING came close to the IMAX cinema. Yes! I’ve lived a sheltered life…lol.

Warcarft itself was an amazing movie too! I have no idea why the movie got such a terrible rating from the critics, maybe they didn’t appreciate it as much as the fans, but I thoroughly enjoyed it myself and look forward to seeing it again, once it’s released on DVD.  Comments to this post are closed to prevent any possible spoilers!

Due to demand and many tweets, I will at some point today make a blog post regarding my TSM group for BiS Stage Gear via Professions. If this is of any interest to you and want to make some awesome profits, then feel free to drop by and give it a read!

I’ve done my best to answer some of your comments here whilst I’ve been away, but some have been delayed for the obvious reasons. Again, due to the ease of social media, if you need anything urgent, have a question, need advice or tips etc… please don’t hesitate to contact me via Facebook or Twitter and I’ll get back to you a lot quicker.

Anyway, thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon!