With Blizzcon starting to fade as a memory, there were some WOW economy items that were announce that might have been missed from all that was unveiled at the extravaganza.

These items will change or allow more opportunities in the game to add to your gold pile.

Introduction To New Allied Race Racials

 

 

Both the Zandalari and Kul’ Tiran races received racial bonuses that affect your WOW gold creation

 

Kul’ Tiran Human Allied Race

 

 

 

Jack of All Trades is similar to the Racials for many of the other Races.  The racial ability will boost all crafting professions.

 

Zandalari Troll Allied Race

 

 

 

Zandalari Trolls will be able to loot more gold per monster looted.
The percentage is still unknown but even 5% more can add up quickly as you are running through quests.

New Dubloon Vendor And New Island Expeditions

With new expeditions comes more opportunities to obtain Expedition doubloons.  The panels introduced a new Dubloon Vendor that have BOE pets that can be sold on the AH

 

 

From between 100-200 doubloons per pet,  you can see where players that don’t want to spend the time doing island expeditions would be very interested in purchasing vanity and battle pets from the auction house.

 

 

Heroic Island Expeditions

Along with this new vendor came the introduction of 10 person Heroic Expeditions.   A group of players can join at the same time with added rewards and difficulty

 

 

Another opportunity for Paid ‘carries’ in a raiding situation.  Very lucrative for a guild or a group of like minded players.

Fist Weapon Transmogs

 

One of the biggest requests for transmog advocates is the ability to change fist weapons into other weapons.

Changes in what can be transmogged always brings on a rush of players to get that ‘cool look’ for their characters.
This gives more opportunities to sell one handed daggers and swords on the auction house.

 

Whomper – New Charity Benefit Pet

 

Whomper is the new pet that Blizzard sells every year to support a charity.  With each adoption a donation is sent to Code.org to support empowering schools with access to high technology and empowering females and minority in the realms of technology

Spending a little of that in game gold can help support an excellent non-profit organization.

Days of Blizzcon Gold Making

Both large and small announcements can affect the future of your gold making.   Taking advantage of information,  planning and executing for investments can put your gold making into hyper drive.|

 

Good Luck and Good 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 World of Warcraft and adapted these skills to my personal life.

Having gained and spent over 8 million gold. Buying 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

 

 

Day of the Dead Gold Guide 2018

 

 

Day Of the Dead is an event that occurs starting November 1st through the 3rd

This event is built around the real world holiday of Day of the Dead where some religions honor their dead

 

Day of the Dead: The Questline

 

The event centers around visiting a local graveyard for your race and accepting a quest as you give offerings to your ancestors

Quest Requirements

Level 5 (minimum to get cooking skill needed for Bread of the Dead)
1 gold (to buy recipe needed and also materials needed plus flight if needed)

 

Day of the Day Quest:

 

To finish the quest easier make sure to go to a cooking trainer in a major city and pick up

1 simple flour (since you have to buy 5,  you can mail them to each of your alts to save a small amount)

 

 

Go to a local inn in a major city and pick up

1 Ice Cold Milk (again you buy these in stacks of 5 so send the extra to your alts)

 

 

While you are at this,  make sure that you have trained your cooking skill to level 1.
If you want to pick up a few levels you can buy the materials and make some extra.

The Graveyard that you need to visit is based on your race.

 

The Bread of the Dead is not able to be mailed or placed on the Auction House since it is a time limited item.

When you reach your designated Graveyard you will find a small bluish fire pit

Pro tip.  If you are level 10 you can die in your home city and then you will be sent to the graveyard faster.
   You are able to resurrect up to level 10 without any resurrection sickness penalty.

 

 

This is Ghostly Cooking Fire that is needed to produce one loaf of the Bread of the Dead.

Buy two things from Chapman who is the vendor for the Day of the Dead items and has the items you need.

 

 

Purchase a Bread of the Dead and a either a Orange Marigold or a Bouquet of the Orange Marigolds.

The Orange Marigold is a one use item while the Bouquet of the Orange Marigolds is a transmog item that
can be used during the event

One you have crafted your Bread of the Dead click on the Orange Marigold to bring out the spirits for the quest.

 

 

Now pick up the quest which is simply to give them a loaf of your Bread of the Dead

 

 

After you have given them the turn in

 

 

 

Enjoy you’re new pet

 

 

Advanced Gold Making Opportunities

 

This event is a good opportunity to get a lot of cageable pets that can be sold on the AH.

Ease of access means that there will be a large amount on the AH at any given time.

The goal is to raise the sale price of your pets during the event as well as after

Raising the Sale Price Of Your New Pet

Use a Flawless Battle stone to raise your pet to Rare Quality

 

 

Level your pet to Level 25 either via pet battles or using Pet Leveling stones

This can raise your asking price by 5x to 10x the normal price

Other Opportunities Of Making Gold During The Event

Selling Single Milk and Single Flour on the Auction House

Players many times do not remember where the simple cooking vendor is or choose to just buy items quickly from the Auction House

Pricing these 10 times the normal vendor price can bring in some gold into your account quickly.

Creating multiple low levels to finish the quest.

This is a more questionable method to making gold but it is an option.   Some may consider this taking advantage of the game.

You have multiple options of creating characters that can finish the questline quickly

 

–   Allied races start at level 20

 

 

–   Normally created characters can level to 5 quickly in their starting zones.

 

 

 

–   Death Knights start at level 55

 

 

Once you reach the point that you can use a flight path on the upper level you can quickly fly to the zone that you need to finish the questline
(Undead race is the quickest since you are not that far from the Undercity graveyard)

Once you have finished the questline you can decide whether to keep the character or delete it and start again.

Selling ‘rides’ and ‘portals’ to the different graveyards.

Some new players will have some difficulty reaching their graveyard. This is a prime opportunity to sell your abilities and escort them to where they want to go.

Charging 100g to 500g per ride can add up quickly.  If you are a mage, setting up portals to main cities can net a tidy profit

 

Celebrating Day of the Dead with Gold

The Day of the Dead event is an excellent opportunity to enjoy both the culture of the event as well as netting a profit both during and after the event.   So enjoy the days and break some bread with your game ancestors.

 

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 World of Warcraft and adapted these skills to my personal life.

Having gained and spent over 8 million gold. Buying 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

 

 

Warlords of Draenor Farming During Hallows End

 

 

These are the same areas that you can do the four quests that give you the four quests to complete in this area

 

 

After you pick up the quests fly to the designated area.

Culling the Crew  –  Kill 12 Boneship Crewmembers
Foul Fertilizer –  8 Kegs of Dread Fertilizer
Smashed Squashlings  –  Kill 6 Growing Squashlings

 

 

 

The entire quests in that area requiring killing mobs including one on the middle of the three ships in the water

Completing the fourth of your quests

Mutiny on the Boneship   – Kill Bonerender

 

A flying mount makes this trip easier though it is possible to swim and climb up the side of the ship.

 

 

Finishing these quests will get you 5 Spooky Supplies (we will use these when we get back to our Garrison)

When you go back to the small island all the mobs on this island has a chance to drop the Coin of Many Faces

 

 

A ranged player (Warlock,  Hunter,  Shaman) can stand in one place and hit most of the mobs as they respawn.
The important part is to make sure to loot often because the mobs have a habit of despawning from time to time.

A good 30 minutes of farming can easily net you 5-8 Coins of Many Faces.

 

Just as any other event, players will list these on the AH often.
But holding them while the supplies dwindle can bring a premium to your farming

Rare Pet Farming

Remember those spooky supplies that we collected finishing those quests?

Here is where we will be using them.

First after you have turned in the quests go to the vendor to the right

 

Purchasing the Creepy Crawlers and right clicking it in your bag decorates your garrison

 

 

This gives you access to some new pet battles

3 different undead pets

 

 

Where these can be powerful undead pets they are not cageable/tradeable.  But you can invite others into your garrison to have access

You never know if someone might be interested in paying to battle pet in your garrison to pick these up for their collection.

Arachnis

 

Along with the three new pets,  a new rare will be right outside your garrison

 

 

Where this rare spider respawns quickly it is locked to one kill per character per day

Arachnis drops a couple of very special items

 

 

The regular sack of spiders is the more common of the two drops and is a single use item.

 

 

The Sack of Spectral Spiders is a toy that can be dropped on the Auction House for sale.

With a low drop rate on many servers the price of this item can reach 4,000 gold or more.

 

Keep in mind that after the event keep your Hallows End ornaments up so you can still access the three ghost pets as well as Arachnis even after the Hallows End event is done.

 

Hallows End profit

The Hallows End event can set you up for added profit not just during the event but also after the event.   With just a little time spent in Draenor you can add toys,  pets to your auction house profit rotation.

Thanks goes to the members of the TGQ discord channel for helping with the research on this lost holiday experience.

Good Luck and Spooky 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 World of Warcraft and adapted these skills to my personal life.

Having gained and spent over 8 million gold. Buying 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

 

 

The Hallows End Event occurs goes from the 18th of October to November 1st.

Full of different quests to obtain tricky treats.   Not just candy but also to turn in for transmog items, pets and toys for your collection.

Large amounts of gold can be obtained through the event and even as the Headless Horseman leaves for another year.

The Currency

Obtaining the Tricky Treats and Other Items

There are Multiple ways to obtain Tricky Treats during the Hallows End Event

Finishing Daily Quests found in multiple zones

–  Under the Crooked Tree questline starting in Dalaran and ending in Valshara

 

 

Defeat Aria Sorrowhart and open up her Hag’s Belongings  + 6 Tricky Treats
This is an available Daily quest

 

This nets you 6 Tricky Treats total plus a chance at one of four Holiday Transmog cloth Hats (Bind on Pickup)

For Horde in Undercity (make sure to talk to Zidormi to turn back time)
For Alliance in Stormwind these quests are available daily

 

A Time To Build Up    + 1 Tricky Treats                                                                                              A Time To Break Down   + 3 Tricky Treats

 

                                                                                              

 

One time Quests in Undercity/Stormwind

Hallows End Treats for Jesper (Alliance)  + 10 Tricky Treats
Hallows End Treats for Spoops (Horde)    + 10 Tricky Treats

 

 

Daily Quests also in Stormwind (Alliance) or Undercity (Horde)

Clean Up In Undercity (Horde)             +3 Tricky Treats
Clean Up in Undercity (Alliance)          +3 Tricky Treats

Stink Bombs Away (Both)  +10 Tricky Treats

Finishing this area can net you

18 Daily Tricky Treats
10 Tricky Treats from the One time quest (Jesper or Spoops)

 

 

For Horde in either Eversong Woods, Tirisfal Glades (turning back time with Zidormi)
For Alliance in either Azuremyst IsleElwynn Forest or Dun Morogh

From the Matron found in these areas

Let the Fires come (Pick up Quest from Matron before defeating the Headless Horseman fire event)

Fire training   +1 Tricky Treat
(One time quest.  If you have done it in previous years it will not appear)

After you put out all the fires you defeat the Headless Horseman which gives you the quest to turn in

Smash the Pumpkin  –  + 5 to 7 Tricky Treats from Crudely Wrapped Gift

 

From either of these zones you can net 7-9 Tricky Treats every day.

Queuing for Headless Horseman Every Day

(level 98 or higher are the only ones that can get the loot filled pumpkin

 

 

After Defeating the Headless Horseman you receive

 

When you open this you can receive 4-6 tricky treats

This can also be done daily.

As a bonus you can receive

This is a very good tool during the holiday (it disappears afterward the holidays) because it is instant cast
so going from Farming node to Farming node can be a little bit quicker.

If you finish all of the single and daily quests available plus picking up all of the candy from the different points around the different zones you can easily net between 550-600 Tricky Treats.

Wise choice of what to purchase with these Treats will be important for future sales

Out of the box gold making from Hallows End

There are different ways of making gold with the Hallows End event.

–   If you have a two seated mount you can escort lower level players to the different candy spots for a charge

–   Many of the different achievements require specific wands to be used.  These wands drop from multiple items
during the event and charging 5g to 25g can add profit into your pocket

Pet Sales

There are four pets that can be obtained and sold during the event.

Sinister Squashling

Sold for 150 Tricky Treats at the Tricky Treat Vendor (Stormwind/Undercity)
This is the most commonly found from the different candy drops so is very common

 

Widget the Departed

150 Tricky Treats from the Undercity/Stormwind Vendor

 

Naxxy

150 Tricky Treats from the Undercity/Stormwind Vendor

 

Cursed Birman
150 Tricky Treats from the Undercity/Stormwind Vendor

 

Looking at all of the tradeable/sellable pets from the event the Sinister Squashling is the most commonly found
(it drops from many of the treat bags and from the Loot Filled Pumpkin).

The other three can be very profitable to purchase.   Storing these in your bank and selling later as the months go by
You can set a higher price as players want the pet but the higher priced ones are not as available.

Adding Value To Your Pet Sales

Many pets are added to the Auction House during and after the Hallows eve event.   Most end up being the Sinister Squashling which can drive the value down considerably.

There are multiple ways of adding value to your pet sales

–  Offering ‘Bundled’ pet deals in trade chat

Many players will not want to take the time to obtain enough Tricky Treats to purchase all of the pets.  With four pets plus multiple toys and other masks it is impossible for a player to get enough Tricky Treats to purchase everything.  With being able to cage and sell the four pets sold this could relieve the need for players to obtain enough treats for these four.

You could easily bundle all four pets for 100,000g or more and with a little patience net good sales.

–  Leveling pets to sell

Right now with the new expansion it takes between 13-15 pet battles to level a lvl 1 pet to lvl 25.
Add the different boosting items (pet treats,  battle pet holidays) and this time gets shortened.

Players are willing to pay higher for strong pets that are already leveled.
4x to 10x profits from normal pets if a player takes the time to finish a few pet battles

(extra hint,  if you are leveling a new character you get XP for each pet battle).

My favorite zone to do this is Nazmir around the edges of the water.   Having two max level flying type
can eat up these random pet battles very quickly.  With each battle lasting 2-5 minutes you can finish
leveling a new pet in under an hour.

Great Holiday Allows Even Greater Profits.

Hallows eve is one of the many events that a shrewd gold maker can use their skills and knowledge to make gold not just during the vent but in the months after the event.

Good Luck and Spooky Ghoul 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 World of Warcraft and adapted these skills to my personal life.

Having gained and spent over 8 million gold. Buying 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

 

 

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.