War mode was introduced in World of Warcraft:  Battle for Azeroth as a replacement for PVP servers.
This new mode allowed players to participate in World PVP when they wanted too and not be forced
to world PVP.

The Basics of War Mode

War mode allows players to attack other players from the opposite faction.   War mode adds the PVP flavor without requiring players to always participate which happened on PVP centric servers.

War mode also adds different ways of profiting from participating in this new mode of play.

To toggle war-mode,  a player goes to their major home city (Orgrimmar/Stormwind) then goes to talents portion of their character sheet.
on the far left can be seen the toggle for war-mode as well as different PVP talents that are only activated during this mode.

 

 

War mode also has some specific benefits in gold making.   Warmode opens up new frontiers as well as
offers bonuses for remaining in PVP mode while venturing out into the world.

Five Ways to Profit from War Mode

1.     10% bonus to war resources

War resources are important when starting quests at your mission table.    Each of these mission table can net
reputation tokens,  pet charms and gold.

War resources are also used to train troops to help with your table missions

 

2.    10% to bonus gold

 

World quests during the Legion expansion became a very lucrative way of making gold in quick bursts.   Battle for Azeroth is no different.  As the difficulty increases so does the gold rewards.

Warmode offers a 10% bonus to all gold missions.  Also included is a bonus to gold dropped from monster kills as well.

 

3.    PVP caches

 

 

In random areas across the different zones,  PVP chests will drop.  These can contain high level gear,  resources and gold as well as other items.  Once the zone is notified that a chest has been dropped there is mad dash for players to reach these chests to loot them.

 

4.   Zone Sharding And ‘Bonus’ Resource Gathering

 

 

New technology was introduced in the Mists of Pandaria expansion that would allow players to be in the same area but be placed in different ‘shards’.  This originally was used for content creation but has expanded with the introduction of war-mode.

War-mode places a player in a different shard with other players in war mode.   On many servers this lessens the competition for resources as players look to run set routes they have uncovered.

Skinning and Herbalist routes can become much more profitable with less competition.  There is a certain amount of challenge presented when being able to be attacked but the risks can outweight the rewards when less gathering competition is involved.

 

 

5.  10% Bonus Azerite Power

 

 

Where bonus azerite doesn’t specifically affect gold making,  it can give you better abilities and make mob farming and survivability when finishing up quests.

Many of the 2nd and 3rd level traits on high gear are built to increase health regeneration as well as defense capabilities.  Some of these traits also include speed boosts after killing mobs.  Faster kills and movement allow players to farm faster between nodes for mining and Herbalism.

Boosts of speed allow players to get to their skinning targets and move onto the next mob.  More resource gathering means more production or sales.

Profiting From Warmode

War-mode is a fun and inviting way of playing World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.  It opens up new gold making opportunities as well as adventure in an ever increasing and active gaming world.

Good Luck and Good War-mode Profit Hunting

About The Gold Dragon

The Gold Dragon is part of The Gold Queen’s “royal” court. He began making gold his way in Azeroth 8+ years ago. Soon he took his menagerie of crafters and gatherers all the way to the legion HQ and beyond.  I’ve always believed in helping people if they ask and showing people that you do not have to be a Goblin Engineer to make gold in World of Warcraft. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in obtaining gold in WoW I’ve also adapted to my personal life. I have gained and spent over 8 million gold. Spending on personal items and helping my guildmates.
Dancing on Azerothian mailboxes for gold tips is just a hobby.  I believe that everyone can make gold if they want to learn.

Like what you see?   Support The Gold Castle and be a Patreon supporter for access for the brand new BFA gold guide.

Want to show your Gold Queen Pride?   Check out the TGQ shop for new shirts and other Gold Queen items

 

Hello

This will be a little different of an entry.  I wanted to sit down to get everyone caught up on what was going on with the Gold Castle.

As was told in September,  TGQ and the Gold Castle will be changing how we handle the TGQ newsletter as well as the Legion-Gold.com  when it comes to gold making.

The newsletter will still exist. I will be writing that (The Gold Dragon, that’s me) as TGQ finishes up her college studies for her Masters degree.

While that is happening she will also be working more on the Legion-gold.com guide for patreon subscribers. That will be her main focus for the future.  Of course she will write here from time to time when a spark hits.  This will always be her home and she is important to everyone.

For the day to day and week to week writing I will be doing the writing.  Hopefully I can keep the same quality in the future that TGQ has offered everyone for the past 11 years.  Don’t worry, she will still have a wooden spoon at the ready in case I go off the deep end.

80/20 Percentage

Up til now, the newsletter has worked with an 80/20 percentage.  80 percent of the information has been free to all.   With 20% being on the legion-gold site.

This percentage has changed at the start of October.   Much of the information for gold making will be found at the Legion-gold.com website which is a patreon only website.   After much discussion and a reality check,  her majesty decided that she liked to eat and support her family and the knowledge that she has offered over the years is worth the extra cost.

Think of it this way.   Currently a Patreon subscription has a suggested $10 dollar.   That gives you access to the Legion-gold guide as well as to our Discord server with a specific channel with like minded gold makers.  Both TGQ and I hang around that channel so if there is a dying question that someone has they can ask us directly.

 

 

If you’re like many, you are paying $15 dollars U.S. for a subscription.   I have no doubt that if the principles that are presented with the TGQ gold guide and the Discord information you could be saving not only the $15 dollar subscription fee but also be that much farther ahead in your gold making future.

 

Purchasing items from the online store with gold. Digital pets, and the varied amount of items that can be found on the Blizzard digital store.

 

 

The Patreon support also allows TGQ to work on her degree,  support her family as well as look at the future of The Gold Castle.

 

Future Is Bright With The Gold Castle.

 

As we continue on, there are more plans to give more to both Patreons members.

Some of the ideas that might be introduced into the future

–   Patreon only Twitch streams from TGQ (and maybe even myself).
–   One on One counseling on gold making.
–   Discounts on the future TGQ merchandise.
–   Access to Patreon only contests
–   Affiliate Twitch streamers and expansion into different areas of WOW gaming (not just gold making).

All of these are dependent on what you want as well as the support that has been offered up til now and the future support.

The Future of the TGQ Newsletter

All of you are our castle members and you are important to us.   That hasn’t changed and never will change.

 

 

The Newsletter will continue to be published on Tuesday and Thursdays during the week.   Occasionally there will be ‘special editions’ if something comes up that is important.

This will allow the same type of research per article as well as time for both TGQ and I to keep to our Patreon commitments.

All of our subscribers are important to us. Again that never will change.

The future is bright with the The Gold Castle. Both her Majesty and I invite you to not only enjoy the ride, but invite others to enjoy it with you.

Good Luck and Good Profit Hunting

 

About The Gold Dragon

The Gold Dragon is part of The Gold Queen’s “royal” court.  He began making gold his way in Azeroth 8+ years ago. Soon he took his menagerie of crafters and gatherers all the way to the legion HQ and beyond.  I’ve always believed in helping people if they ask and showing people that you do not have to be a Goblin Engineer to make gold in World of Warcraft. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in obtaining gold in WoW I’ve also adapted to my personal life. I have gained and spent over 8 million gold. Spending on personal items and helping my guildmates. Dancing on Azerothian mailboxes for gold tips is just a hobby.

 

Like what you see?   Support us and be a Patreon supporter for access for the brand new BFA gold guide.
Want to show your Gold Queen Pride?   Check out the TGQ shop.

 

Talk like a pirate day is a one day event that happens in Booty Bay in Stranglethorn.

The event by itself is based on the unofficial holiday ‘talk like a pirate day’ which encourages people to well, talk like a pirate.

Pirate Gold Making Opportunities

With many events, there are opportunities to sell when people are in a particular spirit or thought.
In this case, we need to help complete the ‘pirate’ ensemble. Why be a pirate for one day when
you can be a pirate every day?

The Shirts

Tailors take the stage with their ability to craft pirate-centric items

White Swashbucklers Shirt

 

 

Red Swashbuckler Shirt

 

These two shirts require low level mats and some items purchased from the Tailoring vendor.
The pattern is taught by the tailoring trainer.

Black Swashbuckler Shirt

 

The Black Swashbuckler shirt is learned from a pattern that is  purchased from Narkk in Cape of Stranglethorn.

 

 

Narkk sells this pattern In Booty Bay and can be sold on the AH for those that don’t realize it is a vendor sold item.

 

 

You can see on this server there aren’t that many of the shirts on the AH.  Buying them out to double the price can net some well deserved booty (profits).

A little advertising in the Trade Channel can wake people up to their availability.

Swashbucklers ‘Set’

There is a set that is specifically called the Swashbuckler set.  It covers all of the different armor areas.
It’s a drop from 40’s to 50’s mobs (this makes it more difficult to obtain after the changes of mobs and leveling).

 

 

The eye patch is the more rare and the more expensive of the set.   So keeping an eye and reselling these
can net next pieces of 8.

 

 

Grouping all of the items and a little trade chat advertisement can give you an advantage over selling the individual items on the AH

Many players do not want to take the time to find the entire set.

 

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Pirates need Hats

There are quests that will award a seaworthy hat,  but in this case we have one in our tailoring arsenal that can be sold to those that want the entire pirate experience.

The Admiral’s Hat tailoring pattern is sold by Cowardly Crosby who can be found in The Cape of Stranglethorn.

Both the Admiral’s Hat and the pattern are BOE and able to be sold on the AH.
One you have added the pattern to your tailoring abilities,  selling a few on the AH
can once again let you buy that gold peg leg (I promise,  no more pirate jokes).

 

Pirates Need Pets

You are not a pirate without a parrot.

Taking advantage of your knowledge you can look to purchase a few of these colorful partners and resell them
to complete a players pirate ensemble.

The Green Wing MaCaw is a drop from the Deadmines.    This is a resellable that can shiver your timbers
in gold and profit.

Hyacinth Macaw

This is a rare world drop from the Stranglethorn area.   Either farming this or looking to flip a purchase of the cage in the AH or on a private sale.

Senegal

The Senegal is available from our good friend Narkk in Booty Bay.  While you’re looking to purchase your Black Swashbuckler shirt pattern picking up a few of these and dropping them on the AH can get you some interesting sales on your tally-ho sheet.
(okay,  so maybe a couple more).

 

Every Pirate needs a good weapon.

 

There are many different weapons a pirate can have.

A couple of the more interesting ones that you could net some good sales.

Tremendous Tankard of Terror

 

This item is no longer available as a drop in game.  So when found and put on the AH from other means (players finding in old guilds etc) there is a high expectation to sell.   It can be transmogrified (one of the few Mugs that can be) so a pirate transmog can add this and be the star of their own Caribbean show.

Steelscale Crushfish

This is a uncommon drop that only drops at the Darkmoon Faire area (so it becomes on fishable one week a month).

This places it in a high cost/high demand which is what makes it a strong candidate for sale/flipping on the AH.

 

Blackwater Cutlass

The Blackwater Cutlass is a twink weapon that drops from the deadmines instance.
With the level change it can range from level 15 all the way to level 85.

 

 

The item has an interesting habit of going up and down.    A high level 85 can go for a few gold.  But the closer you get to a twink range (lvl 19,  lvl 29,  lvl 39) the higher the item can bring.

It’s also a very nice transmog weapon once players see it.  An item that gets lost from all the other items can be brought to players attention and sold for a hefty treasure chest (that one made it past the joke editor).

Every Pirate Needs Toys

Did you know that you hold the power to eat an item and become a pirate?
How about instantly turning someone into a pirate?

Savory Deviate Delight

 

 

This is an item from Warcraft classic that can be made with the cooking profession.

The pattern drops from mobs in the Northern and Southern Barrens.
The pattern used to be much more rare than it is now but many players still do not have it in their cookbook.

The item Savory Deviate Delight has a chance to turn you into a pirate or a ninja.

 

Another one of those items that can be used all year long.  With pirates being on the brain,  a little reminder that pirating isn’t just a one day a week can net some good sales (see,  told you no more pirate jokes)

Set Sail for New Profit Adventures

One day a year,  pirates become the focus of many players.  But showing them the pirate way that they can be searching out
treasure every day of the year.  While also adding gold doubloons to your bank.

What other items do you think could sell during talk like a pirate day.

Arrrr you ready to make some sales (last one I promise)

Good Luck and Good Pirate Gold Hunting


About The Gold Dragon

The Gold Dragon is part of The Gold Queen’s “royal” court.  He began making gold his way in Azeroth 8+ years ago. Soon he took his menagerie of crafters and gatherers all the way to the legion HQ and beyond.  I’ve always believed in helping people if they ask and showing people that you do not have to be a Goblin Engineer to make gold in World of Warcraft. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in obtaining gold in WoW I’ve also adapted to my personal life. I have gained and spent over 8 million gold. Spending on personal items and helping my guildmates. Dancing on Azerothian mailboxes for gold tips is just a hobby.  I believe that everyone can make gold if they want to learn.

 

Like what you see?   Support us and be a Patreon supporter for access for the brand new BFA gold guide.
Want to show your Gold Queen Pride?   Check out the TGQ shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Warfronts : A New Gold Front

BFA Warfronts have become a very popular route to gearing characters.
Warfronts also can be a very good way of obtaining gold.

But before the warfronts begin, players need to turn in requested quest items to open up the warfront for their faction.
There are 11 different turn ins.

9 Profession based and two that include gold and war resources.

The idea is that each profession can have a turn in.  But this doesn’t limit a player to turn in for professions that aren’t theirs as well.

 

Controlling Warfronts

While one faction controls the area (after a week of battles) the other faction begins to
collect for their chance to take over the area.

 

 

Each turn in gives Honorbound/7th legion rep (500) plus 500 Artifact power.
With a total of 11 quests available that totals 5500 rep and 5500 Artifact power.

 

You can see why this would make these turn ins very valuable to players.

 

How to Profit from Warcraft Warfronts

Lets separate this into two areas.

First The Immediate Gold Opportunities.

Many times the EU turn ins are announced.   Going to your favorite World of Warcraft news feed,  seeing
which turn ins are active and then crafting these items to drop on the AH.

For the more adventurous of gold makers you can flip these from the AH since they are going to increase in value and demand.
Increase in value means big gold into your coffers.

Samples of turn ins

Week of 9/17 (these will change every week so keep this in mind)

 

US Turn ins

The US turn ins are almost always different than the EU for their turn ins

 

EU Turn-ins

Now, this will be very active.  Gold makers love things being active.
A volatile market can be both exciting and profitable

 

Your first line of profit is to craft or flip these items on the AH

Look at Straddling Viridium

 

With pricing like this,  a flip really isn’t a good idea.    But lets take a look at the raw gem market for Viridium

 


 

Now this looks a lot better. 

Looking at the difference between the uncut gem (100g rounded) vs cut gem (244g)
you could see a prime candidate to raise the level.

You can either buy out all of the reasonably priced raw stock (leave the ones that are looking for big gold buys per)
then either list them at the higher price (Usually I will list raw stock at 80% of the cut value).

 

 

To go farther with your profiting hunting, find yourself a buddy who is a jewelcrafter and have him craft them for you.
Make sure you are being good to the person and either leave a tip or cut them in on the percentage.

This is just one of the items that you can flip during when warfronts are active.
With players undercutting, a market that is active can give you a chance to flip multiple times a day.

The next part will help you plan for the future rounds of turn ins

 

 

Now The Long Term Opportunities

The most important part of these turn ins is that Information is Power (and Time is Money).

Players that got the information on what the turn-ins were and jumped on listing/flipping these were able
to profit the most.

 

 

That gives approximately 2-3 weeks between rounds of turn ins.
The gold pack tend to turn to other options to obtain gold,  ignoring many times a long term approach.

 

 

Information has been available of all of the expected turn-ins for the warfronts.
Each of the professions have 3 different items that could be tagged as turn ins for that round.

 

 

Also added in the Fishing/Cooking can be any of the fishes that are available in BFA waters

 

 

With this knowledge you can plan ahead for which items can be farmed or purchased as they dwindle in price.

Keeping an eye on the markets when the faction is in control of the warfront can give a head start to your sales
when your faction is working for control of the warfront.

The last item to look at is materials that are connected to crafting.
You should already be flexing your auction house flipping power with raw materials such as ore and meats.

 

 

 

With profession crafting being slowing down,  crafting for warfronts can give a boost in the raw materials.
Especially for Jewelcrafters being able to prospect for the Gems used for the turn in and scribes milling pigments/inks for the war scroll turn.

Thinking outside the box can let you control an offshoot of the markets while everyone else is following the pack.


Thinking outside the box allows you not just profit from the basic crafting and flipping but being prepared to profit during the off times of warfronts.

Good luck and good warfront gold hunting

About The Gold Dragon


The Gold Dragon is part of The Gold Queen’s “royal” court.  He began making gold his way in Azeroth 8+ years ago. Soon he took his menagerie of crafters and gatherers all the way to the legion HQ and beyond.  I’ve always believed in helping people if they ask and showing people that you do not have to be a Goblin Engineer to make gold in World of Warcraft. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in obtaining gold in WoW I’ve also adapted to my personal life. I have gained and spent over 8 million gold. Spending on personal items and helping my guildmates. Dancing on Azerothian mailboxes for gold tips is just a hobby.  I believe that everyone can make gold if they want to learn.

 

Like what you see?   Support us and be a Patreon supporter for access for the brand new BFA gold guide.
Want to show your Gold Queen Pride?   Check out the TGQ shop.

Announcement

In May 2018 we faced a difficult decision, warning readers that the website had “6 months to live”, unless we became profitable.

We said “We want to give you TGQ for free forever.  But without support, TGQ is scheduled to close on 1 November 2018”

 

Since then, our founder, Alyzande, has accepted an offer to study a Masters postgraduate degree at university. A full time course.

We’re also not quite profitable.

The TGQ team have been making hard decisions.  One option was to close down every part of TGQ, the blog, the social media, the newsletters, the video guides, the email support, and stop offering free coaching.

We didn’t want to do that.  

Another option was to sell out. Plaster the website with adverts. Downgrade the quality. We didn’t want to do that either.

For 8 years, TGQ has been the world’s best world of warcraft gold making blog, dedicated to giving you strategies, tips, and free guides.

Our work has always been 80% free, 20% available to paid supporters.

 

Announcement: From September 2018, TGQ is going pro.

Instead of a 80/20 divide, TGQ will be changing to a 20/80 divide.

Our focus will be on providing information, guides, and content to patreon supporters, with extras for the free blog, rather than the other way around.

We may also close the Free Gold Making Email Course in the near future, depending on the costs.  If you want to take part in the course, now is the best time to sign up.

 

How does that affect you, the reader?

The blog at www.thegoldqueen.com will still have articles by The Gold Dragon with occasional content by TGQ founder.

It won’t be quite as frequent.

It will still be the same high quality you expect.

The Patreon website, newsletters and video courses will receive 80% of the focus of time, content, and guides. Instead of 20%.

No more free coaching advice by email, only over web page comments, or on social media.  Sorry but we can no longer afford to value our time at zero.

 

How does that affect you, the Patreon supporter?

This is the best part.  TGQ is now *your* worker.

The change in focus means more videos for you, more newsletters, more information, more TSM strings, more farming maps, more addons, more of everything we can think of.

You support us, and in thanks we want to focus on you now, rather than on providing free content.

 

Where can you find the TGQ team?

Postremeh on twitter https://twitter.com/Postsemreh

The Gold Dragon on twitter https://twitter.com/theglddragon  no o in gold

The Gold Queen on twitter https://twitter.com/thegoldqueen

Discord https://discord.gg/nYyRs2q

Email: Sorry, the free coaching has been discontinued!

 

The Future

We’re looking forwards to a day when the video guide is complete and released.

We’re looking forwards to a day when the TGQ website can have other writers and team members and return to full-time service.  (Is that you? contact us!)

As for Alyzande, I’m looking forward to graduating with a Masters from my university, and spending time caring for the family before they get too old to need me!

In Battle for Azeroth The Herbs Farm You

Anchor Weed.

It’s worth a fortune and the supply is very low and will not get better before raids release on 5th September.

It can proc from Sea Stalk spawns, and from Winter’s Kiss spawns.  In other words, around the sea shore/coast, and up in the snowy mountains.

 

To use this farming guide you will need the LookingForGroup addon.

You will benefit from having access to the Patreon-only Gathermate2 herbalism maps, but it’s not essential

I’m also using my druid in moonkin spec. I find a stealthed druid does not get noticed as much by other players when they’re realm hopping.

Druid for travel form.

Wild Charge for running away in travel form when you get dazed / attacked.

Night elf for /cast Shadowmeld and dropping agro.

Resto affinity for healing up when you get smacked.

Typhoon for blowing mobs away from you as you run to the next farm spot.

Also for Dash in catform.

This is a “get off me, I’m out of here!” Moonkin Balance farming spec.

 

Other things that can help: 

Darkmoon Firewater, for faster gathering.

Gloves Enchants are also pretty cheap right now

 

Anchor Weed Farming Spot

If you park your character here in Drustvar, you can see at least 20 Winter’s Kiss spawn spots, and each of these has a chance to proc as an Anchor Weed herb.

But 20 potential spawn points isn’t enough for me, I want unlimited anchorweed!  So if my own server isn’t enough, I’ll have to hop to the other servers instead.

This isn’t easy now that Server Hop addon and Cross Realm Assist addons are dead, but there is a way with the Looking for Group addon.

 

Looking for Group addon

https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/lookingforgroup

I’m still learning how this addon works, but for now, you can use it to jump from group to group.  That’s another reason why I chose Drustvar for this guide: there’s very often a big group farming Stone Golem. A nice big group is good, so you don’t get spotted and added to an erroneous black list.

 

Open by typing /lfg or left-click LFG minimap button to open LFG

In the ‘Cross Realm’ window, choose default settings and just click Search

You’ll get something like this

Choose a server, make a mental note of the server name (so you don’t choose it again for the next few minutes), and Sign Up

You will be transfered to another server.

Check your minimap for new gold spots!

Run around and collect the herbs.

If you get aggro, use your Wild Charge in travel form to leap away quickly. Use shadowmeld to drop aggro quickly.

Then pop back into catform prowl before jumping to the next realm. That’s just in case when you pop on the next server there are Chillfur Yetis within aggro range, ouch.

Right click your portrait to leave group and then Search Again with LFG addon

 

You do not need to move.  You do not need to run to the herbs.

The herbs come to you.

The herbs come to you.

The herbs come to you.

 

The herbs come to you.

 

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is the founder of TGQ. She’s working on her 2nd level 120, has 10 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth live. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling, snatch lists, and farming gold making. Want more updates on Warcraft Battle for Azeroth? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.