Preparation for Warcraft:Legion Gold Making in April 2016

Prepare Your Bags And Your Inventory

  • Dump your Warlords of Draenor trade mats and crafted gear.
  • Keep producing raid consumables and gear enhancements (enchants, gems) until early Legion.
  • Make extra guild banks if you need to hold extra transmog gear for sale in Legion.
  • Take stock of your inventory, check for mounts and pets from late 2015 purchases, they should be maturing for sale now, eg Minion of Grumpus, Sinister Squashling, Grumplings.
  • Divide up your stock for potential transmog sales and find a place to store them.
  • Clean up the number of auctions you sell.  Come Legion launch day, you do not want to spend the day posting 5,000 auctions to noone who wants them!


Prepare your TSM or Auctionator

Or rather, prepare for some of your addons to stop working, at least temporarily.  However hard addon developers work, some of the addons wont quite be finished in time for Legion, and might stall or cause problems.

It’s quite a challenge.

I’ve been through this with Quick Auctions and other old addons lost in the mists of time.

You can prepare by

  • Watching and memorising prices of things as you post them instead of just spinning that Post All TSM Macro Wheel
  • Researching a few items in AH that you can always buy and always sell (flip) at a good price.  Perhaps your thing is pets, or cloth. Mine is mid-level herbs.
  • Noticing which items TSM3 tells you are profitable, and be prepared to craft them without the support of TSM, just in case


Prepare your Professions

Do you have enough gatherers for the early Legion rush?

Every expansion, the first few days of raw trade materials trading is frantic.

Players are desperately trying to get their crafting professions maxed and be the first with the best gear, or be the first with the new item for sale on the AH.

If you dumped your herbing, mining and skinning in WoD and you haven’t leveled your fishing, then you are going to be paying too much for your mats, and possibly taking a loss on your crafts.

I’d advise you to have at least one of each gathering profession (herbing, mining, skinning, fishing, archaeology even!) leveled to max before you start Legion.  Blizzard have also changed the way that your crafters will increase their levels in professions, with three tiers for each item, and this does involve a lot of questing, exploring, and killing mobs out in the open world.  So if your alts are simple Garrison clickers right now, you need to take this preparation time to go learn or relearn how to play their classes.  You’ll thank me later when a quest suggests your ex-Garrison-babe has to go kill a hundred harpies or similar.


Buy items from Snatch Lists

I do not have a definitely Legion Prep snatch list yet, but I will hope to share one when it’s finished. In the meantime, check out items that you can get during WoD that you won’t get during Legion.  Look specifically at pets and mounts.  Search for them in the Legion Alpha Build Notes to see whether they might be changing in Legion.  Don’t get bitten.  And whatever you do, do not put all your eggs in one basket.  Be diverse in your stockpiling.


Reminisce About The Good Old Days

Gold making in Legion is going to be less like Warlords of Draenor gold making, and more like Mists of Pandaria, Cataclysm, or earlier.  Thank goodness.  But if you are a WoD baby who has had gold handed to you on a plate by the garrisons, then go look back at some of the old content to get an idea what it was like to make gold in earlier expansions.

  • Think flipping
  • Think crafting
  • Think shuffling
  • Think gathering

You can get a headstart by checking my 101 guides blog post.


Get as much gold from your garrison now, while you still can

I count 157 days until Legion comes out. Making 10,000g per day that is nearly 1.6 million gold still to be made.

There are now two ways to get hold of my Garrison Guide:

1: Straight purchase here through the website

2: as a “freebie” when you sign up to support me through Patreon

Salvage yards and other changes to Garrisons will be covered in another blog post, coming SOON.  Quick Summary: bye bye gold


Follow me on Twitch for Livestreaming Q&A about Professions in Legion and Farm Spots as I Discover Them

We have so far checked out

  • Mining
  • Herbalism
  • Skinning (including some sweet farming spots)
  • Leatherworking
  • Tailoring
  • Alchemy
  • Cooking
  • Fishing
  • and Inscription


Watch the Twitch VODs

If you missed my livestreams, you can catch the VOD catch ups here




Check out my Patreon

I’m finally following my dream and making a professional gold guide for sale.

We currently have the framework ready, some of the backend administration, and some of the video guides.

You can wait until Legion hits and buy the guide direct, or support me on my patreon NOW for access to the guide as it is being made.

I am aiming to make the best ever warcraft gold guide, using my experience as a ghost writer, my business degree, and my 9 years (ish?) experience of making gold.

If you would like in, I’d love to have you!

I’m going to be focusing on providing Legion Gold information in the Legion Gold Guide first, giving Patreons the lion’s share of the information, but you guys will not be forgotten here at the blog and I’ll keep you updated with more information on professions, quests, and garrison changes as they are solidified on the Legion Alpha servers.



twitpiAbout the Author

The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 11 garrisons, 17k+ achievements, 1593 days played, and over 37.8 million gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.


ps it’s not gold making, but here is a macro to abandon all quests in your quest log to clean it out for Legion.

/run for i=1,GetNumQuestLogEntries() do SelectQuestLogEntry(i); SetAbandonQuest(); AbandonQuest(); end