Your Guide to the First 6 Hours in Kul Tiras and Zandalar

 

Before BfA release 

  1. Get one stack of flasks, three stacks of food,  empty your bags, head to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  2. Get on Discord for voice chat with me!
  3. Decide in which order to level your characters, entirely based on enjoyment, not on gold making.

 

First Hour in BfA

  1. Get your intro/s done.  Darnassus/Teldrassil, Lordaeron/Undercity, Stockades/Kul Tiras intro.
  2. Set your hearthstone at the the inn
  3. (Optional) Buy your Brutosaur mount
  4. Go the professions training area and learn your new professions.
  5. Head out into your first area.
  6. For Horde Gold Makers I recommend Vol’Dun
  7. For Alliance Gold Makers, I recommend Drustvar
  8. Both areas are full of resources.
  9. Follow the quest line and pick up any resources that you see along the route.
  10. Keep going as far as you can until you are close to the end of your hour.
  11. Make sure you have the flight path.

 

Second Hour in BfA

  1. Hearth back to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  2. Throw everything on the Auction House.
  3. Take a glass of water, and some energy giving food.
  4. Rest your eyes. Stretch your legs. Do some shoulder rolls.
  5. Learn where the scapper / scrapomatic is
  6. Get back to your quest line.
  7. Get as far as you can, picking up resources along the route.
  8. Make sure you have the flight path.

If you are a patreon make sure you have your copy of the gathering paths ready.

Follow the routes to get the maximum Anchor Weed, Storm Silver Ore, Tempest Hide and look for Midnight Salmon in your fishing catches.

 

Third Hour in BfA

  1. Hearth back to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  2. Throw everything on the Auction House.
  3. Do not bother to pick up your gold.
  4. Do not buy anything.
  5. Take a glass of water, and some energy giving food.
  6. Rest your eyes. Stretch your legs. Do some shoulder rolls.
  7. Switch to your first alt.  Do it now before you get too into the story, and the quests are fresh in your mind
  8. Learn your new professions on your second character
  9. Head out into the same zone with the same character and plough through the fields of excited friends
  10. Get as far as you can, picking up resources along the route.
  11. Make sure you have the flight path.

 

Fourth Hour in BfA

  1. Mail everything to your first character
  2. Leave your character at the nearest inn
  3. Switch back to the first character
  4. Pick up the items from the mail and hurl it all at the Auction House
  5. Look at starting to craft your first items. Look for +XP Gems and +Reputation Scrolls.
  6. Soon you will be unlocking the island expeditions and your mission table, but for now, focus on the gold making
  7. Take 15 minutes to check on the sales for your most expensive items only.  Whether they are mounts, rare BoEs, new materials.  15 minutes only
  8. #TimeIsMoneyFriend
  9. Get your water, snacks and stretches in.  Walk to the kitchen and back. Jog up and down the stairs twice. Blow a kiss to yourself in the mirror you sexy goldmaker you.

 

Fifth Hour in BfA

  1. It’s time to start concentrating.
  2. Do you want to level your main up to 120 asap?  It’s time to focus on that.
  3. Do you want to level your profession up fast?  Focus on crafting and gathering.
  4. Do you want to enjoy the storyline and new world? Explore the main cities and look for the places to catch the rare 50g fish.
  5. Want to do the Heroes’ Welcome?  Head to the major cities and start secretly donating bags to new players.

 

Sixth Hour in BfA

  1. You deserve a really big break around about now, so pause your game and leave the room, go fix yourself up a proper meal.
  2. Afterwards, head to the Auction House and mailbox and start assessing your undercut auctions, your sales, and adjust your numbers according to the feedback.
  3. This is when the real Battle for Azeroth Gold begins in earnest.

 

What are you planning to do in the first few hours? Let me know in the comments.

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 16th 110, has 10 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now sharing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth farming strategies. 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 Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

Why Am I Sharing Old Gold Making When BfA is Soon!?

 

Q:  Why Am I Sharing Old Gold Making When BfA is Soon?

A: Super simple answer:

Because when the vast majority of players are all looking in one direction, and focusing on one thing, it presents an opportunity to you.

When everyone is looking at the right hand, it leaves the left hand free to work the magic.

 

Don’t Blindly Follow the Herd

Sometimes, it’s useful to follow the herd.  When there are mobs to kill, and many hands make light work.

When ten competitors converge on one dead beast, skinning knives ready to rip off the leather, the outcome will be one happy competitor, and nine unhappy ones.

 

Tailors, when everyone on your server is desperately trying to dump Shal’dorei Silk, it’s time for you to corner the market on elekk plushies, hexweave bags, shirts, and crafted robe transmog sales.

 

Alchemists, when everyone is dumping piles and piles of herbs on the Auction House at knockdown prices, now is an opportunity to start proccing those flasks and potions ready for the first day of BfA.  Sure the new herbs are coming but which would you prefer to buy for questing?  A 500g new flask, or a 5g old one?

 

Jewelcrafters, your competitors are dumping gems.  So it’s time to crank up your panther production.  Make sure your organisation is working like clockwork.

 

Take the opportunity for you to fill the gap. 

When your competitors are selling one thing, sell the other.

Sometimes my job is to tell you about new opportunities.  This time, my job is to remind you of the missed old opportunities.

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 15th 110, 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 beta. 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 Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

Warcraft Patch 8.0 17 July

Battle for Azeroth pre-patch arrives Tuesday 17 July!

Gold-Making for 8.0 Prepatch Preparation

By now you should have read the pre-patch preparation guide. Consider this your reminder, if you haven’t done it yet!

Five Things To Do Before Battle for Azeroth Guide

 

Making Gold in Battle for Azeroth Prepatch – Auction House Sales!

If you have not sold your stock of excess ore, herbs, and so forth, then you will be competing with all the other panicing world of warcraft players. The prices are going to be their lowest ever.   So don’t sell now.  Hold onto them, use them slowly and steadily over the coming months.  Don’t settle for the lowest prices!

Warcraft Gold in Patch 8.0

Dumping and Stockpiling?

Take my advice on which items to dump, and which to stockpile.

 

Advice for TGQ Patreons for Battle for Azeroth

The new videos and information on BfA Professions are up (or in progress!) on the patreon-only website.  In order to avoid a rush on BfA release date I strongly advise you to read up now, learn the new farming routes ahead of the curve and take advantage of the crafting guides.

Not a Patreon?

Now might be a good time to join!

What you get: Access to patreon-only Discord, Access to members-only Full HD Gold Making Course, watch as the guide is being created!

Not ready to be a patreon? Join us on discord!

 

Join us on Discord

https://discord.gg/grTBtzF

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 16th 110, has 10 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now sharing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth farming strategies. 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 Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

What To Plant At Halfhill Farm

Plant either Spirits of Harmony or Ghost Iron /Trillium ore at your farm in Pandaria.

There’s a short quest line to open your farm at Halfhill.

If you already have your farm, don’t forget it!

 

Daily Gold Farming

You don’t need to add your Halfhill Farm (Sunsong Ranch) into your daily routine, just like you don’t need to add your Draenor garrison into your daily routine UNLESS you want something that you can get from there.

For me, that meant Spirits of Harmony until recently.

But now I have plenty of Spirits of Harmony, and it’s cheap ore that is hard to find.  So today I’m going to switch up from Spirits of Hamony to Snakeroot Seed.

 

What snakeroot seed gives you

Looks like each node gives you at least 1 ghost iron ore and 1 trillium.

For one farm, you gain approx 16 trillium plus 16 ghost iron ore.

 

Spirits of Harmony

Let’s compare the snakeroot yield to the yield for Spirits of Harmony.

If you were to plant mote of harmony seeds, you would get 1.6 spirits.

which is 0.8 x 20 ghost iron ore + 0.8 x 5 trillium = 16 ghost iron, 4 trillium.

 

Snakeroot or Spirit of Harmony?

If you plant snakeroot you get 16 ghost iron, 16 trillium.

If you plant spirit of harmony you get 16 ghost iron, only 4 trillium.

 

Therefore you should always plant Snakeroot if you want ore, and only plant spirit of harmony if there is something else that you want to swap at the Spirit of Harmony Vendor

 

Spirit of Harmony Vendor

In case you need her, the Spirit of Harmony trader is at the Shrine of Two Moons / Seven Stars.

 

Getting to Halfhill Farm, Sunsong Ranch, Every Day

If you decide to add Halfhill Farm into your daily routine, you can set your hearthstone here.  You already have a Dalaran hearthstone and a Garrison hearthstone so perhaps you can afford to set your regular hearthstone here.  The “innkeeper” is a book in your ranch building, called [Farmers Journal]

Good luck and happy gold making

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 15th 110, 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 beta. 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 Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

This guide has been edited, thanks to Persephonae who helped me with the maths (I’m getting old, guys!)

Pyrite Ore life for me

 

Pyrite is one of those ‘forgotten’ ores that players collected during the Cataclysm expansion.
Found in the same places as Elementium deposits it was the ‘rare’ mining item during the expansion

Where to find Pyrite Ore

There are two routes that are commonly used to collect both Elementium ore as well as Pyrite Ore.   Clearing out an area of the Elementium ore will spawn the Pyrite ore deposits that you are looking for.

The first route is found in the Twilight Highlands area

Most of the route will take you to the mountain edges of the zone.    If you have a combined miner/herbalist you can obtain some extra income from the herbs picked.

The second route takes you to Uldum

This again puts you around the edges of the zone into the mountain areas.   The deposits do spawn in the middle of the zone but staying on a set path can allow you to pick up the respawn quicker.

As you are gathering your ore you will also see the volatiles that is mined with the ore

 

Volatile Fire: mined from all four of the different ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore, Pyrite Ore,  Rich Pyrite Ore)

 

Volatile Water: mined from two of the four ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore)

 

Volatile Air:  mined from all four of the different ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore, Pyrite Ore,  Rich Pyrite Ore)

 

Volatile Earth: mined from all four of the different ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore, Pyrite Ore,  Rich Pyrite Ore)

The volatiles that is mined are useful for sales on the AH or also being able to use for transmutes

Profit production for your Pyrite Ore and Volatiles.

With the mining profession, you have the ability to make your collected Pyrite Ore

Into Pyrium Bars

 

Pyrium bars by themselves can be used by Blacksmiths to craft armor enhancements.   But they have a limited use (based on gear level).
But the special use for Pyrium bars is selling them to alchemists for a Truegold Transmute.

The four different Volatiles (Fire, Air, Water, Earth) are used in multiple professions.   Many of the popular Cataclysm transmog gear use them for crafting.

Profit Production for Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths have three items that they can craft using Pyrium Bars

 

 

Ebonsteel Belt Buckle

 

Pyrium Weapon Chain

 

Pyrium Shield Spike

All of these were very useful during the Cataclysm expansion.   With the ilvl limitations put on them, they are in less demand now

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Profit production for Alchemists: Pyrium Bar transmute

Alchemists get the biggest benefits from Pyrium bars.  Combined with three of the four volatiles that is gathered via mining

The first transmute that Alchemists is to transmute Elementium bars into Pyrium bars.

That is done by using 1 Elementium bar and 1 elemental earth

Be warned with this transmute has a daily cooldown.   Originally it was linked with the Truegold cooldown but
they are now separated.

Profit production for Alchemists: Truegold transmute

 

Truegold is transmuted using 3 Pyrium bars plus 10 volatile fire,  10 volatile air, and 10 volatile air.

By itself, this is a valuable item to have in your rotation on the Auction House for sale.   Especially since it is used
by Blacksmithing,  Engineering, and Jewelcrafting

For explosive profits,  Alchemists use this for their crafted mount which is in heavy demand.

 

Alchemists with the Vial of the Sands recipe can keep making this craft on a regular basis.   All of the materials that are needed are
either crafted or purchasable by the alchemist profession.   The only item that is needed that isn’t producible by the Alchemist is
the pyrium bars.

 

Keep in mind that many of the items have a set cost (Sands of Time at 3000g) while others are based on how much you either farm for yourself
or purchase from the AH.

At a profit of between 20,000 to 40,000 depending on how you obtain the ingredients, you end up with a very nice tidy profit.   The longer that we get away
from an expansion,  the more opportunities of these being on a limited supply basis.

Truegold treasure leading from a Pyrite Life

Gathering old world materials and crafting has always been a staple for gold making success.   Pyrium ore mining is one of the best examples of taking a long forgotten item and making it into golden profits.

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.  I believe that everyone can make gold if they want to!

 

 

 

 

Warcraft Pre-patch is Almost Here

With World of Warcraft- Battle for Azeroth just around the corner.  Here are five things you should be doing before the pre-patch release

We now know that the Battle for Azeroth pre patch is expected to be released either on July the 16th or July the 23rd.   There is a long list of changes
that over the weeks will affect gold making ventures.   These include:

–   Talent changes
–   Stat Squish
–   Pet token changes
Click here for the changes on the pet tokens
–   Pre-patch events
–   Retirement of Legendary weapon abilities
–   First Aid achievements become feats of strength

So here is five things that you should do before the World of Warcraft:  Battle for Azeroth pre-patch arrive

1.  Run Old World Instances

If you have finished your artifact ‘overload’ quest line you are finding some godlike power at your hands.

Defeating enemies quicker allows you to manage your time spent gathering loot and gold to be able to move to another instance.

2.  Finish your World Quests (especially quests that have Bloods of Sargeras and Primal Sargerite)

Your overpowered weapon will make many of these quests go by faster.

With the removal of the need for AP points for your weapon you can concentrate on world quests that bring in gold or materials.  Crafters that require Bloods of Sargeras or Primal Sargerite for future transmog sales or mounts.

3.  Get the Meatball Follower

If you haven’t finished the Brawler guild quest line to obtain this follower.   Now is a great time to finish it.   With the timed missions and a minimum amount of PVP in the Brawlers guild you can have one of the best followers for your future order hall needs.

The questline goes:

Quest chain:
Get a Brawler’s Pass/ Brawler’s Pass so you can join the Brawler’s Guild.
Defeat Oso, the first fight of the Brawler’s Guild.
One Brawler’s Guild win is required.
Complete There is no Brawlers Guild (Order Hall mission).
Rewards: Rude Letter.
Rude Letter starts the quest: Everyone Loves a Good Fight.
Return to the Brawler’s Guild and fight in 5 matches or just stand there and watch others.
Complete Council of War (Order Hall mission).
Rewards as a bonus roll: Tuft of Dwarvish Beard – Aim for 200%.
Tuft of Dwarvish Beard starts the quest: We Brought the Hammer.
Return to the Brawler’s Guild and give item to Barkeep Townsley (A) / Bruno Flameretardant (H).
Complete Its Clean Up Time (Order Hall mission).
Rewards as a bonus roll: Broken Broom Handle – Aim for 200%.
Broken Broom Handle starts the quest: Cleaning Up.
Return to the Brawler’s Guild and give item to Barkeep Townsley (A) / Bruno Flameretardant (H).
Complete Master of Shadows (Order Hall mission).
Rewards as a bonus roll: Exhausted Shadow Candle – Aim for 200%.
Exhausted Shadow Candle starts the quest: Attacking the Darkness.
Return to the Brawler’s Guild and give item to Barkeep Townsley (A) / Bruno Flameretardant (H).
Complete I’ve Got A Strange Feeling About This (Order Hall mission).
Rewards as a bonus loot: Hunk of Meatball – Aim for 200%.
Hunk of Meatball starts the quest: You Beat the Ball of Meat.
Return to the Brawler’s Guild and give item to Barkeep Townsley (A) / Bruno Flameretardant (H).
Rewards: Meatball.

Bonus would be to get Meatball stacked with +gold or +resources building.

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4.   Reorganize your Gold Making Army

With all of the changes in the next expansion with professions,  this will be an excellent time to rearrange your alt gold making army.   If you are an advanced player and do not have all of the crafting professions covered,  this will be an excellent time to dip your toe into a new gold making world.   For seasons gold makers,  a little change of a gatherer into a second crafter can add more profits into your pocket.

5.   Resist the Urge to Sell all of your Materials.

This is a difficult one.   Emptying out the materials bank and starting from fresh is a tried and true strategy when it comes to new expansions.

But this can quickly drive the price down for materials on servers.   Transmog items,  especially hats/helms,  chest pieces and pants are often purchased to create that perfect look.

With many crafters getting out of a market on the expectation of needing space,  holding onto basic mats including ore and leather can have them ready for sale or production later.

And a Bonus for the rogues

6.  Start to collect the Coins of Air and look to buy the Rogue only pets to sell

It has not been revealed what will happen with the Rogue only quest that rewards 4999g.   The expectation is that it will be removed because it is a powerful gold making quest for as little as 10 minutes of pickpocketing.

From the our good friend Griftah, there are two pets that are offered for sale.  These are only available to be acquired and crated for sales by Rogues.   So the odds are these will still be available even if the Coins of Air quest is removed.


Stocking up and acquiring the coins of air before the BFA patch will give an advantage just in case they remove the two pets all together.

Are you prepared for the next step?

There are many more things that can be done before the Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth pre-patch arrives.   Leveling alts,  buying Guild banks,  obtaining old world patterns for sales.

All of these plus more can put gold into your pocket and allow you to enter the new frontier that is BFA.

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.  My mission is to have you learn how to make gold while also make you smile.