TSM4 Battle Pet Import String 8.0.1

Hello guys, so I’ve managed to spare a couple of hours and finally get round to updating my TSM 4 Battle Pet groups. These groups include all the recently added battle pets for Battle for Azeroth (BFA) 8.0.1. I hope to have a future update, if there’s anymore pets released in 8.1

Battle Pets Import String for 8.0.1

Please bear in mind, these groups have no operations included and may not work with TSM 3; this is to limit any future issues that may occur. The operations can easily be created by yourself with some excellent information from The Undermine Journal & WoW Pets. These sites will have guides on the average prices the pets are posted at, on any given realm you select.

I’d also like to add, that these groups won’t be of interest to everybody. These groups are designed to offer as much information as possible to hand, when accessing your tooltips for promptly buying and selling on the Auction House. The groups will use a vast amount of in-game memory due to the size of the groups. Below I’ve added an image of the what the layout looks like within TSM 4.

tsm battle pet image for blog

You will also notice in the image above, that each Battle Pet is separated into alphabetical order and where possible, further separated by their level, rare and uncommon status. This is to give each pet their appropriate operation easily, as each pet has their own price.

What this image won’t show above, is that the whole Battle Pet import string is separated in to 4 groups, (A-F, G-M, N-T, & U-Z) this is purely because of the size of the import string, and to import it as a whole, would make the game lock-up and the import fail. Below I’ve added a detailed rundown on how to successfully import these strings. Please follow them to prevent any issues.

How to import my Battle Pet string.

1) Go in to your addons in-game and deactivate all of them apart from TSM4. (This prevents any conflicts during importing) then /reloadui in the chat box to save your work. You can reactivate your addons, once everything is complete!

2) Open TSM4 and backup your existing profile, go to: Settings > General Settings select your profile and select duplicate then name your duplicated profile Backup Do a /reloadui to correctly save your work.

3) Now head to my Pastebin; below are the links to each of the Battle Pet import strings you’ll need.

[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (A-F) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (G-M) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (N-T) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (U-Z) No Operations 13.10.18

Make sure you only import one string at a time! Once you’ve imported one string /reloadui to save your work, then proceed to importing the next one! If you notice your game is non-responsive after importing a string and you’ve correctly /reloadui previously, then let the game crash to log-in screen. This is normal! This happens when a lot of information is imported in to the game in one instance. DO NOT go into Task Manager and End Task as this will not let the game save all the data you imported. When you log back in, you’ll see that the groups actually imported successfully!

*However, if you did forget to /reloadui previously, then your only option is the Task Manager and End Task! Your game will lock-up, if too many large imports are made in one go! This is why you’re urged to /reloadui between each task!*

Once these directions have been followed, you should have a complete Battle Pet Group including all the pets introduced in 8.0.1 at your disposal. Now you can reactivate your addons!

**Whilst every effort was taken to correctly create these groups, you MIGHT come across a mistake. Be sure to drop me a line either on my Blog (please be aware comments need to be moderated before being published) or for a prompt response, use my Twitter handle and I’d be happy to get back to you at the earliest convenience.**

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Influx of Darkmoon Faire Quest Items

Hello guys, long time no see…

I just wanted to create a quick post today in reference to a previous blog post The Darkmoon Faire Revisited. This is basically because of the recent influx of Darkmoon Faire Quest Items due to the increased content brought to us by Battle for Azeroth.

Quite simply put, due to the increased content, PvP, Dungeons, Questing etc… and obviously a lot of returning players, it’s never been easier to obtain the quest items. If you have your  Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory, you have a chance to loot a Darkmoon Quest item. Because of this, there’s a lot of these currently on the Auction House which has dramatically decreased the prices for these items.

High competition + increased supply = market crash

So please ignore the previous prices I was advising. I will edit those prices in that blog post immediately, but wanted to clarify here first, why the need to change them. If you did follow those prices, then don’t be disheartened, as you can still turn those in and make gold from other markets.

Currently you can buy up Darkmoon Faire Quest Items for approximately 100-500g each (dependant of your realms economy) although this is extremely lower than originally outlined, there’s still plenty of profit to be made! As I’ve always mentioned; buying up quest items, to turn in and buy Replica gear is still the best method. I’m selling gear at around the 40-75k mark EACH on many of my realms.  There are even players barking in trade chat, selling full sets for crazy amounts of gold!

When you consider it costs me on average 1-2k to buy all the Darkmoon Faire Quest Items you can easily turn all these into huge profits! This is hugely beneficial to do on ALTS too! Please bear in mind, that SOME quest items do have level requirements to successfully hand in.

So although the buying/flipping market for Darkmoon Faire Quest Items maybe ruined (at the moment), there’s still plenty of room in other markets. Simply check out your realms economy/markets via TheUndermineJournal and see if there’s value for you too!

Just a couple of Replica Transmog sales since the release of Battle for Azeroth, to offer you some confidence in this market! You can also enter #Replica #Transmog within the search bar on Twitter to see some of my sales, I’ve  shared pre Battle for Azeroth!

 

Darkmoon Trinket Buff! 20/08/18

Just in case you’ve missed it, there’s been a recent hotfix to Darkmoon trinkets, increasing their stats. This will make some of these, POSSIBLY BiS before raid content arrives. Now you probably won’t think too much of this, but consider the people who cashed in on all this, last night, when this was first revealed!

There were Darkmoon Deck: Squalls selling at 38k on my realm, Darkmoon Deck: blockades at 64.9k, now they’ve shot up to 150k+ and raising! Some will probably settle around that area, but this all depends on the competition on your realm. I’ve bought some this afternoon at approximately 70k and reselling at 199k. I may have missed out on the big boom when the expansion released, due to levelling, but this is a decent little earner in the meantime.

So if you have some gold handy, check your auction houses and see if there’s some value for you. I’ve bought up a ton this morning/afternoon, so there’s still bargains to be had! As ever, be vigilant and to make the most out of your profit, use trade chat to bark what you’re selling, eliminates that AH fee 😉

Always check out trusted sites like The Undermine Journal which you can keep track on the realm/region prices etc for any given item on any given realm. Some prices may still have yesterdays data, so won’t come in to effect, so take that in mind.

Here’s a screenshot of the hotfix.

If you want to see all of the hotfixs in full detail, click HERE

BFA TSM4 Raw Material String

Whilst I had some spare time tonight, I’ve quickly collected some data from Wowhead, so I could create a TSM4 Raw Material string for Battle for Azeroth. If you’ve not created your own yet, please feel free to use mine. I’ve quickly scanned through and as of yet, I don’t see any issues, but if you see anything wrong, please do let me know!

Here’s what my BFA Raw Materials group looks like…

Be sure to backup your profile before importing, to prevent any importing issues. Once successfully imported, do a /reloadui to save your data. I can’t confirm if this works for TSM3 as I no longer use it.

Link to my Pastebin

I haven’t added any auctioning/shopping operations as the prices are very volatile once Battle for Azeroth begins. I’ve separated the materials, so you can easily assign each material it’s own operation. This is what I do as most of the materials I sell, have different values etc…

Normally, when there’s new content, the materials are very expensive, because people are rushing to max level their professions to get World first achievements. This is a great time to post any materials to the Auction House that you’ve looted, if you don’t intend to level your own professions from the start. The demand will be so high for materials that the prices can be extortionately high, take advantage of this whilst you can!

As the expansion settles, the prices for materials will stabilise. Be sure to check the Auction House periodically, to update your operations accordingly.

Following these tips and you can earn yourself some obscene amounts of gold from the beginning of the expansion.

Over the next few days, I will add the professions too. In the meantime, if Sheyrah releases her strings beforehand, I’d recommend checking hers out instead, as they’re always the best. Keep an eye out on her Twitter, for any future updates.

Saying A Heartfelt Goodbye to Legion BoEs

As the dust settles on Legion, and the stuttering emergence of pre-patch/Battle for Azeroth awaits us… what better time than today, to look back at some of the great markets we had the pleasure of dabbling in to. Most of my successful markets came in the way of Legion BoEs, Battle Pets, The Darkmoon Faire, crafting Old World crafts etc. But today, I’ll discuss in detail, what I managed to achieve in the Legion BoEs market!

7.0 – The Begining of Something Special
It was September 1st (my second night into Legion) completing quests for the achievement  Azsuna Matata in Azsuna (nearby the dungeon entrance to Eye of Azshara) trying to complete the bonus objective. I’m about a quarter of the way into completion, and BOOM! I get a shiny notification that I’ve looted something of importance. At first glance, it was an ilvl 850 [Fran’s intractable Loop] which I first thought was awesome for my 110 Hunter! But upon closer inspection, it dawned on me that it was actually a 101 Legion BoE. I knew at this point, this was something special! Instead of equipping it, I posted it on the Auction House for 500k (a little feeler, as I didn’t really know it’s true value). It’s important to add at this point, there were no other items on the Auction House to compare it to, so just went with what I assumed was an obscene price. Little did I know, that the next day upon logging in, I’d have a successful sale for the ring.

I’ll be honest, the next few days I was a little sceptical, that this was merely a one-off, and someone purchased it purely to power level to 110. But I was wrong! Thankfully I googled a random Legion BoE and came across a topic within xpoff (topic no longer available) regarding how players were creating 101 twinks, because the stats on Legion BoEs were over-tuned for level 101’s and the level scaling meant, people could kill mobs at their level very easy. Now I knew why there was a huge demand!

I started periodically checking the Auction House on all my realms and before I knew it I’m starting to see a lot more Legion BoEs on the AH, (mainly ilvl 835 (<15k), ilvl 840 (<25k) and ilvl 845 (<35k)). At first, I bought the cheaper ones and undercut the highest and most of them sold, and before I knew it, the prices were creeping up and the sales were rolling in. At this point, I was quickly realising this was a really good market! Once things settled down, I set my prices at 835 (35k) 840 (50k) 845 (65k) as outlined in this blog I had a large inventory of Legion BoEs at my disposal. On nearly all the realms I operated on, I was controlling the Legion BoEs market (well… until Aada got involved on Dalaran LOL) Little did Aada know, I was actually buying up his cheap BoEs and flipping them, but… I’m sure Aada was still happy with his profit!

Sharing is Caring 1.0
I was very fortunate, to spend some quality time within Peelyon’s (Pete) Twitch streams during 7.0, and Pete and some of his viewers were seeing a lot of my Tweets regarding my Legion BoEs sales. At first I was a little apprehensive on how much information I should be sharing, but to be fair, the more people knew about it, the better. The idea was, the more interest people got in to twinking or flipping, the higher the prices could go. It was impossible (as much as I tried) to control all the prices on my own, plus I didn’t have the capital.

You know when things are good, when you need to change you Twitch handle so people believe who you are, Grarand wasn’t cutting it with the masses! LOL

7.1 The Legion BoE Dilema
7.1 brought new content to Legion, with new content – new gear and higher item levels. At the time of posting this Blog I was unsure how the lower BoEs would be effected by the new higher ilvl’s etc. Later into the patch it proved to make no difference. The lower ilvl’s continued to sell to those with limited gold balances, but there was an obscene market for the higher ilvls. If I felt 500k for a BoE was crazy, well that was nothing compared to some of the ilvl items I was selling for 800k-1m+

With more items added to the game, there was need for a more detailed group settings for TSM to help buy and sell. Below is an image of what my TSM group looked like.

tsm group pic of legionboes

Not only were these separated by ilvl and territory stats, they also had individual shopping and posting operations, to help easily purchase and post on the Auction House. This made it very simple to know if an item was profitable, by just reading my tool-tips. I imported each item, individually using the same method as importing Battle Pets to a group. This method was later made easier, when Muffins, created his GitHub midway through the expansion, full of item ID’s (including one’s I’d never seen on the auction house before). This method also made it a lot more accessible to more people increasing the competition in the market.

Twinking
Surprised to say, I made 4 Twinks (a frost DK and 3 Balanced Druids) and at no point during Legion, did I sell boosts. This was probably one of the things I’d like to have done, had the time been available. Level boosting 4 people 98-110 through Dungeons with a Twink was without doubt, one of the best gold making tricks out there. As you’ll see below with Umrentv, if you had a 101 twink with a lot of Leech items, it was an absolute animal. It could cost you millions to deck it out, but with the lure of charging 10k per level per person minum for boosting, it didn’t take too long to make that gold back! The only method that came close to this, was Invasions, and they were on a timer. Get boosted and sit at the entrance whilst someone clears it for you. Sadly 7.3.5 made a mockery of this and XP was reduced, meaning more runs had to be completed… damn Blizzard never lets us have fun! LOL

Sharing is Caring 2.0
Little does UmrenTV know, but I was the Goblin (DkFrostie-Stormscale), that was kind enough to trade him the ilvl 870 [Marfisi’s Giant Censer] + Leech for 250k (which was well below its value) on his stream, that he was desperate for. He also had little to no gold on that realm at the time, as he was doing a twink boosting challenge, so I offered to send it to him, and had him pay me at a later date! I knew he wasn’t looking to profit from this by re-posting it, as he was trying to create a 101 twink frost DK. My only concern was, if Blizzard reprimanded us, when he sent the 250k at a later date, as some gold transfers can flag accounts for cheating, as I know firsthand.

So if you were one of his viewers that day, when he was streaming, now you know that was me.

7.3.5 – It Was Good Whilst It Lasted!
In 7.3 this market started to tail off somewhat, mainly due to the insecurity of how the gear would be affected in 8.0 and more importantly, more people multi-box farming the items, thus bringing the supply greater than the demand. This bought lower prices and a drop in sales. With TSM unable to correctly account all the different ilvl’s and a lot of server transfers (loss of data) etc… it’s impossible to gauge how much I’ve made in total. I hit the 100m gold mark back in mid 2017 and a lot of that was due to this market.

It’s also worth noting, that thanks to this market, I was also able to purchase 4 accounts, upgrade them to BFA for multi-boxing and also have subscriptions paid till next February 2019 on all 5 accounts, countless Guild/character transfers and 85m liquid gold for my efforts. This number would be far greater had I sold the 300+ items unsold prior to the release of 8.0

8.0 Battle For Azeroth
Sadly, since 8.0 released this market is no longer worthwhile. The stat squish has affected the huge stat benefits, these pieces gave. I currently have about 300 (minimum) unsold items on all 5 of my accounts, but I plan to try to sell these some time in the future, on the basis of Transmog, but I won’t get anywhere near the prices these once demanded. I’m not at all upset with my remaining stock, as these were purchased using profit from previous sales and it was a risk I was aware of.

You’ll also notice, that some of these items since the squish, do have an ilvl 200+ (mainly titanforged gear) that MIGHT be worthwhile to someone, gearing up. However, most of the Legion BoEs were given ilvl’s around the <160-180.

If you want to check out some of my Legion BoEs sales, then be sure to check out Twitter and add #LegionBoEs in the search bar. There’s too many to add here, far more easier to check that hashtag out instead.

Thanks for reading! What were your successes in the Legion BoEs market if you got involved and what was your record sale. Feel free to comment below! Sadly comments need to be approved, due to spam etc, but please don’t be put off by posting, I will approve them!

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!

blizzard black friday sales

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

lavish friend code

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

World of Warcraft’s New Expansion Leaked (Spoilers inside)

The internet’s gone crazy today, as it appears Blizzard have submitted a new trade mark in New Zealand, POSSIBLY for their new expansion; World of Warcraft – Battle of Azeroth. Many people are guessing it’s the new expansion, some think due to the New Zealand connection, maybe it’s the next part of the Warcraft movie… only time will tell!

A copy of the submission below:

new wow expansion

It’s important to remember, that this hasn’t been confirmed yet, this has only been found online and things will become more evident in the coming hours, with the start of BlizzCon. Thankfully I have my virtual ticket, so here’s hoping they release some info on the new expansion at 8pm GMT tonight!

Damn I’m really looking forward to this now…

CREDIT – MMOCHAMPION

Week One Sales & Catch Up!

Good evening guys and welcome to my weekly blog; looking back at my sales for the week ending (30.10.17). I hope you enjoy this, and maybe find some ideas for alternative markets to get involved in.

It’s been another great week as a crafty Goblin, managing to hit gold cap again on another alt realm. Sadly… the lack of a Guild bank, meant I spent 2.9m on 10 wowtokens (290k each), so I could loot the remaining gold from my mailbox. These tokens have raised my Blizzard balance back up to cap (£200). I have future plans to transfer some alts to pastures new, so the balance will go to good use.

Here’s a summary of the liquid gold I currently own on my 3 accounts. The 2.9m for tokens has already been subtracted from the total. (Addons used: Altoholic, TSM3)

The grand total is 78.56m, this is an increase of 2m (5m if you include the 2.9m above) since the 16th October, from my last review on Twitter. Below is a collection of my sales from many of the realms I operate on. I hope this format is easier on the eyes, than my previous posts on Twitter. I’d happily agree that 15-20 posts in one day, condensed to one blog post is definitely easier on my eyes!

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As you can see, my main markets are Legion BoEs and Battle Pets. These are easy markets to get involved in for me. The BoEs are currently in high demand, due to level 101 twinks and Battle Pets offer great versatility, basically because of the ease of transferring them to low populated servers for insane profits.

Please do remember that I play on E.U and Battle Pet prices are far greater in value, than those on U.S. realms.

I also dabble in Transmog and Profession crafts too, but the inability to run cancel scans regular, mean my sales are very low. These can be very profitable markets if you have the time and patience to cancel and re-post often; thus meaning your auctions are always at the top. Take advantage of raid days too, this is when I try and log in on my main and take advantage of those raiders looking for consumables etc.

If you know me well, you know I don’t farm anything anymore, well…  you could suggest I farm the Auction House LOL!! Whatever I sell, you can bet your bottom dollar that it originated from the Auction House. I buy at a maximum of 50% it’s value and aim to sell at a min 105% it’s value. This is just a rule of thumb, so it makes it easier to track my profit. TSM3 accounting is unable to track individual ilvls and different stats on items for Legion BoEs, so this is the quickest alternative for me. I used to have a bog standard spreadsheet covering purchases and sales, but it got too time consuming!

Here’s some highlighted sales, in no particular order:

Eyasu’s Mulligan – 237k
Treia’s Handcrafted Shroud – 237k
Sash of the Unredeemed – 336k
Cyno’s Mantle of Sin – 356k
Talisman of Jaimil Lightheart – 242k
Geta of Tay’Shute – 356k

Some excellent flips, if you follow the rule of thumb explained above.

Before I finish, may I take this opportunity to remind you of the awesome news recently revealed, that TSM4 is on the horizon! If you’ve not used TSM up to this point, don’t threat, there’s no time like the present! Check out this great article on TSM4 HERE and see how you can get early access in late November. Gumdrops, who is a familiar face on woweconomy, is also part of the TSM team. He also streams on Twitch and offers many Q&A TSM streams, so if you’re looking for advice, check him out – he’s an awesome gold-maker too!

Until next week, thanks for reading…

New Weekly & Monthly Sales Reviews Starting Next Week 30/10/17

As of the 30/10/17 I will be transferring my Weekly and Monthly sales reviews from Twitter on to my blog here. It’s clear that there’s been a downturn in traffic and interest in these posts in the last 2 weeks. I can only imagine that the amount of posts posted, with limited information has become somewhat tedious to my readers. Sadly Twitter restricts you to how much you can input into these tweets, thus starving readers of information etc.

With that said, I will post a weekly blog hopefully on the following Monday, looking at reviewing the previous weeks sales. This will be condensed into one post instead of the 16+ on Twitter! I will then add something in the same context at the end of the each Month, highlighting the best sales and my current gold balance to date! If this interests you, then be sure to click on the Follow tab on the right hand side, for updates on my next blog post. If this turns out successful and people prefer this method, I may add something further, showing my purchases and what I’m investing in for the future.

If you have any suggestions even critical comments, please do offer any feedback below. I’m making an effort to try and share what I’m doing and hopefully others can copy and make a lot of gold too. WoWTokens are at almost 300k on E.U so I’m sure those willing to invest in in-game gold, to pay for their game-time, could do with as many tips as they can get.

Until Monday… thank you for reading!