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Disenchanting Level 60 Epic BoEs for Brilliant Shards

Disenchanting Level 60 Epic BoEs for Brilliant Shards

 

Since Patch 7.3.5, disenchanting level 60 epics gives 3-5 Large Brilliant Shards plus some Rich illusion dust or Greater Eternal Essence.

I’m getting my Large Brilliant Shards (4x15g=60g) from buying BoE Molten Core level 60 epics at 4g-30g each

Check your own Auction House now and see if you can profit from Large Brilliant Shard disenchanting.

 

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Search your auction house with the default UI, searching weapons>armor, level range 60-60, rarity Epic and order “price per unit” to minimum each.  Then just pick off the profitable!

 

What to do with your Large Brilliant Shards

You can sell them raw on the auction house

Or craft them into enchanting scrolls. Here are a couple of my favourites that use Large Brilliant Shard

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Warcraft’s longest running Gold Making blog, The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande since 2010. Working on her 14th level 110, she has 9 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Legion live on www.twitch.tv/thegoldqueen  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 Gold Guides.

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

 

What is an autism awareness page doing on a Warcraft gold making blog?

Very simply, because The Gold Queen is autistic.

Autism is described as a neurological development disability.

It affects me a lot so I wrote this page to explain that to you.

 

Why autistic not autism?

More info

Wonderful cartoon by my friend Beth

 

How to Cure Autism

Autism is a lifelong condition and there is no cure.

Wishing that an autistic person be cured is equivalent to wishing that they disappear and another completely different person exist in their place.

Autism is nothing to do with vaccines.

 

High functioning v Low Functioning

High functioning / low functioning is a very crude and unreliable way to distinguish between the amount of support needs that autistic people have.  Someone who is “low functioning” is typically seen as having learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, and inability to relate to other people. While those who are called “high functioning” are lauded for having a high IQ, but being a bit dorky or clumsy or odd.

The functioning label is used mostly to dismiss autistic people rather than help them.

High functioning autistics are wrongly dismissed as “not deserving support” because they manage on their own.

Low functioning autistics are wrongly dismissed as “needing too much support and being a drain on society”.

In reality, the spectrum is indeed a spectrum, with every autistic person needing support. The amount of support changes in every autistic person.  Sometimes I can be non-verbal. Sometimes, I wish desperately to stim or to avoid social contact, but I can’t. Some of my senses are hyper sensitive, some are under sensitive.  While I seem perfectly capable of speech to an outsider, my communication is still impaired. I still don’t understand nuance, sarcasm, metaphors, unless they are specifically studied by myself. I have to study a lot.

 

Neurodiversity

Wikipedia explains more here

Neurodiversity means that diversity in neurological conditions, primarily Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, is a normal variation in the human genome, that the strength of humanity is in its diversity. (See also biodiversity.) This challenges the outdated assumption that autism is a disorder.

Autistic people request that we be allowed to live our lives as we are, rather than being coerced or forced to adopt uncritically accepted ideas of normality, or to conform to a clinical ideal.  Forcing such leads to PTSD, Meltdowns, Shutdowns, and ultimately Autistic Regression.

 

Autistic Regressions aka Burnout

Not to be confused with neurotypical burnout, autistic burnout is deeper reaching.  From the outside view, it looks a lot like severe depression, social anxiety and regression.  For a neurotypical person, being burnt out on something means they can’t continue to do this thing temporarily.  Serious Warcraft raiders often complain of burnout or have to cut back on their activities in order to still experience enjoyment or motivation.  For an autistic person, burnout means they can’t use their brain to fit in and mask as a NT person any longer.  We lose speech, we lose social understanding, we lose self care, we lose ability to plan or organise, everything is overwhelming.

Autistic burnout is devastating, and is worse when we are shamed for it.

I’ve experienced this myself when I have had regression and had to cut back on my work as The Gold Queen and was shamed by a reader who was disappointed that I wasn’t providing information for them at the same rate previously.  This shame actually extended the burnout/regression period by months.

Think of it like the arcane mage in warcraft with a mana burn and then an evocation mana regen phase.

 

 

Autism in Women

Misdiagnosed, misunderstood or missed altogether, autistic women struggle to get the help they need.

Autism in women looks different than autism in men. We don’t know yet why that is, whether it’s social pressures/expectations, or whether a neurological difference.

If you think you are autistic, start first with the AQ test.

If you’re female, look at this list of traits and differences.

Remember, these traits and “symptoms” can be experienced singularly by neurotypical people.  Everyone gets anxious at some point. Everyone fusses over small details occasionally.  Having some of the symptoms does not mean you have autism.  In the same way that having face blemishes does not mean you have measles. It’s when the traits are all occuring together that it’s worth looking at diagnosis.

 

 

How does autism affect TGQ?

Negative Things

I fail at communicating – communicating is not just speech or typing. I’m bad for Twitch and best at writing. I’m awful at chatting. Imagine every pleasant little chat with a friend is with a stranger. and you’re blindfolded, and someone keeps shoving candy in your mouth unexpectedly, and you’re being judged on your performance by your boss.  It’s that level of awkward.

It’s frustrating for me. Imagine you were the world’s best weather forecaster, and could predict the next day’s weather but your TV and broadcasting equipment didn’t work until the following week.

I fail at executive function – planning, organising, preparing, starting and stopping things.  Imagine it’s 2am, and you HAVE to post another 100 items on the Auction House or your brain will fry. You’re exhausted, you have to do things in the morning, but you can’t stop yet.

I can be terrible at things that involve memory, and things that involve fine motor skills. For warcraft that means I stand in fire a lot.

I am anxious, both generally, and socially.  When you don’t understand things properly, and it could harm you, you’re naturally anxious.

I suffer cycles of shutdown/burnout, then trying to make up for it by working too hard, and then burning out again.

Suicidal. I have passive suicidal ideation.  I’ve had this on and off most of my life, but it’s almost all the time since the attacks I suffered in 2011.

A 2016 study in Sweden revealed suicide is a leading cause of premature death in people with autism spectrum disorder, while research from Coventry University in 2014 showed 66% of adults newly diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome reported having contemplated ending their own lives. People on the autism spectrum live an average of 18 fewer years than everyone else.

Talking of crime, autistic people are four times more likely to be a victim of hate crime than other disabled people. We are bullied, spat at, laughed at, mocked, our disability is used as an insult, our young men are stolen from and defrauded by fake friends, our young women are raped. Most autistic children are bullied. Not just by strangers, but by friends and family also. I am likely to receive abuse just for writing this. If we are hospitalised, our genuine needs are ignored, and we’re seen as less deserving of care.  Some of us die because of this. 

Employment.  Only 16% of autistic adults in the UK are in full-time paid employment, and only 32% are in some kind of paid work. TGQ is my employment.  You can check my income over at Patreon. Clue: it’s not much.

Isolation.  I get lonely. Loneliness among autistic people is nearly four times higher than in the population as a whole: 41%, compared with 11% of the general population.

Catastrophizing.  When something unimportant gradually became more important until it overshadowed everything else in a negative way. When your brain can’t work out an answer it goes over and over the problem trying to find the solution, worrying more and more.

Hyperempathy.  Contrary to what you might have been told, autistic people are not without empathy. We just don’t display it in the way that NT people want us to.  Personally, I’m so empathic that I can get myself worked up and upset about awful things that happen to other people who I haven’t even met.  That’s not fun when you’re crying, again, over something you saw on TV news, or doing a happy dance because your ex boyfriend got married. People think I’m weird.

Public/Private face.  A quote from autistic lady Susan Dunne:

“Over time I’ve learned the hard way how to present well in public but behind closed doors it’s a different matter. I live in a house where the lights, fridge, cooker and washing machine have packed up one by one but I lack the skills to sort it out, and I’d rather live in darkness than have someone I don’t know in my personal space. I may be a graduate with a high IQ but I struggle financially due to a lifetime of subsisting on a single, small part-time income. I lack close family or friends to support me and on the many days I spend alone I am liable to forget how to talk. Sometimes someone just giving me a reality check of the “have you eaten today?” kind would be useful.”

Every single everyday social interaction requires the concentration and effort that a NT person would put into their most stressful social occasion, such as a job interview.

As you can imagine, livestreaming is exhausting and very stressful, but writing guides on the blog is not. Twitter is also difficult, especially because I need to be seen to fit in, in order for my useful facts and guides to be taken seriously.  That’s depressing. That’s why I get depression.

That’s why I have a couple of friends (Amanda Sparkles and Joey the Gold Dragon) to help with blogging, and answering emails and twitter questions.

 

Positive Things

I’m able to concentrate on a task for a long time.  I can play warcraft all day every day! I can stand at a mailbox counting things, I can go to the Auction House and do activities that other people might find boring. They’re not boring to me.

Loyalty.  I value my friends highly. If I find a friend who understands me, or if I find a product that works well, I will stick to it, through thick and thin!

Justice. With rigid black and white thinking, things are either right or wrong. And when something is wrong, its as baffling to me as someone telling me that cows are amphibians. They’re just not. They can’t be. I’m super into justice.

I love people .  I’m understanding and interested in the difficulties people face, for things that aren’t their fault.  I totally understand this.

 

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Autism Awareness

We need more than awareness, we need more than tolerance, we need accessibility, and welcoming.

 

Only Autism?

For me, my autism also comes with a dose of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Depersonalization as a “coping mechanism” for sensory overload and stress.  I also have lots of the symptoms of classic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome but I’m not pursuing a diagnosis.

 

How to help TGQ

Three simple things

Stop using “autistic” as an insult. It hurts.

Replace austism stigma not with acceptance but with interest and welcoming.  Do your own research into autism.

Be patient with me. I am doing my best

 

Lots of love,

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Alyzande, “The Gold Queen”

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Battle for Azeroth: Buy Your Wowtokens Today

Battle for Azeroth: Buy Your Wowtokens Today

World of Warcraft have just announced Battle for Azeroth Q&A on 30 January 2018.

There are rumours that this could mean opening Battle for Azeroth pre-orders.

Pre-orders can be purchased with battlenet balance, which can be topped up with gold by buying wowtokens at the auction house.

Whether this is true or not, the rumour will be enough to create a run on wowtokens.

 

If you can afford to buy extra wowtokens, right now would be a good time to buy them.

If you don’t have enough gold, have a look through some of my guides to help you make more gold.

 

If preorders are announced, then wowtoken prices could rise.

If the Q&A does not include an announcement of pre-orders, then wowtoken may go back down a little, but it will rise when pre-orders are later announced.

As we near the end of the expansion, players are consolidating their inventories and relaxing from raiding to focus more on gold making. Wowtokens are likely to rise just for this reason.

 

How to Track Wowtoken Prices

Use an ingame addon to track wowtoken prices while you are playing Warcraft.

Wowtoken Watch

The addon checks on login and after that every minute if the WoW Token prices were changed, if so then it shows a window with the new price and how much it changed compared to the last price in percentages, if the price increased it is shown red, if it decreased it is show green.

When you’re not playing Warcraft, you can track it on the website.

 

 

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Warcraft’s longest running Gold Making blog, The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande since 2010. Working on her 14th level 110, she has 9 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Legion live on www.twitch.tv/thegoldqueen  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 Gold Guides.

Making Gold Step By Step

The Three Steps To Making Warcraft Gold

The First Step

The first step in cultivating a gold habit, is not spending gold when you could save it.

 

The Second Step

The second step towards creating lasting Warcraft wealth, is discovering what players want. It’s an easy step, because *you* are one of those players, and you’re surrounded by them to ask.

 

The Third Step

The third and final step in making gold, is looking at yourself. Seeing how you can meet the needs. What you can do that’s valuable. How you can improve yourself. And how you can include this in your everyday routine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Warcraft’s longest running Gold Making blog, The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande since 2010. Working on her 14th level 110, she has 9 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Legion live on www.twitch.tv/thegoldqueen  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 Gold Guides.

 

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What is Warcraft Gold Royalty? What’s a Gold Queen?

What is Warcraft Gold Royalty? What’s a Gold Queen?

The name “The Gold Queen” was given to me by my 7 year old son.

Several years ago I discovered that day I owned 1/4 of the value of the Auction House on Silvermoon EU.

I was telling my son on the way home from picking him up from school and he said “wow Mummy, you’re like the queen of gold, oh oh I know, you should call the new blog that”.

And that’s what I did.

 

You can be Gold Royalty too

Since the day I was named “gold queen” by my son, I’ve come to believe that anyone can be gold royalty.

It’s not an exclusive title.

It sounds arrogant.

It’s not.

 

How to become Gold Royalty

In order to qualify as Gold Royalty and become your own Gold King or Gold Queen, this is what you need to do

  1. Be interested in making gold.
  2. Know that wealth is not the number of gold coin pixels you own, but the ability to generate the gold you need, when you need.
  3. Vow to always make gold ethically. No botting. No cheating. No ripping people off.
  4. Always be looking to learn.

 

Are you Gold Royalty too? Come on into the Royal Court with us!

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Warcraft’s longest running Gold Making blog, The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande since 2010. Working on her 14th level 110, she has 9 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Legion live on www.twitch.tv/thegoldqueen  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 Gold Guides.

 

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Transmog Farming in 7.3.5

Transmog in 7.3.5

 

World of Warcraft patch 7.3.5 should be hitting your servers today / tomorrow.

Transmog farmers were worried.

Very worried.

 

What level are the Warcraft zones in 7.3.5?

Starting Zones: 1 – 10

Classic Zones: 10 – 60

Outland & Northrend: both 60 – 80

Pandaria & Cataclysm zones: all 80 – 90

Draenor: 90 – 100

Broken Isles – 100-110

 

How does this work for farming transmog items? 

Your drops in these zones will now be the highest level you can get.

If you’re in the Den Whompers Cave in Thousand Needles, for example, and you’re level 110, you will get level 60 items.

If you’re in the Den Whompers Cave and you’re level 10 (What are you doing there at that level!?) then your items will be for a level 10 character.

 

If you’re in Grizzly Hills, Northrend, and you’re level 110, you will get level 80 items.

If you’re in Grizzly Hills, and you’re level 61, you’ll get level 61 items.

 

Dungeon Farming 7.3.5

In Dungeons, it gets more complicated, because your loot will be restricted to your character’s class and spec.  On a hunter and want a staff with +int?  Won’t drop. 

Sure, for farming transmog looks for your own character, this system works well because you get higher chance of the right loot for that char.

But for farmers, players who want a good mix of armor and weapon types, things get complicated.

Leather wearing rogues, for example, won’t be getting plate Glorious set pieces from Ahn Quiraj or Jade set pieces from Zul Farak.

Potential Fix for Transmog Farming in 7.3.5

I’m still waiting on confirmation of this from players on US servers as the Patch goes live, however, here’s a possible fix for the transmog farmers:

Set your dungeon into a (private) LFG group, right click your portrait, and set group loot.

 

 

 

In order to change the loot, you’ll have to convert to raid

I’ll keep you updated over on twitter when I know whether this will work or not.

Follow me there @thegoldqueen

 

UPDATE 25 JAN 2018
Bad news, dungeons still only drop personal loot, even if you put it on raid.

 

 

Full list of new dungeon levels on wowhead

Disenchanter going farming?

Look out for a lot of [Rich Illusion Dust] !

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande since 2010. Working on her 14th level 110, she has 9 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Legion live on www.twitch.tv/thegoldqueen  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 Gold Guides.