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.

 

Where to Start Making Gold in Warcraft

Here’s your guide on where *you* should start.

Gold Dragon say:

Have you started with the free gold making course that is emailed to you? That’s a good first step on learning and sticking your toe in the water. Go to the TGQ webpage and then look for the header ‘Free Gold Making Email Course’. You will get an email and walk you through expanding your gold making abilities

TGQ says

We are here to help you maximize your gold in a way that’s good for you. Every person is going to have a different path and different abilities and hopes. Sometimes you need organisation, sometimes you need to see a guide that makes you think ooooh I could do that and then you start there. There is no one path because there we are all different. If you’re a patreon, look at the video guides and take them slowly, adding in  any particular profession or farm that appeals to you, gradually building at a rate that suits you.

 

Why is There No One-size-fits-all in Warcraft Gold Making?

People are all different. Some readers will enjoy farming, some readers will enjoy auction house trends and flipping. Some of you might need a new task every 15 minutes, some of you will be more organised and have a whole weekly routine going.  Some readers will have invested in their professions, others will be really interested in the transmog market.

Servers, and your buyers, are all different. RP Gear is not going to sell so well on a PVP server.  Raid consumables will sell better on a server with high population of raiders. Some servers are more interested in pets, some want a stack of 200 mats, some only want one.

Time changes. The game changes. Items are nerfed, buffed, go in and out of fashion. Raid consumables sell at a particular time, trade mats at a different time.

How gold works never changes. That’s why I teach this method, so you can get a good grounding.  I’ve been told that my methods would also work on all the other MMOs with strong economies, they’re that solid. It’s part of the video guides that I make as a bonus for my Patreons.

 

Start With What You Know

There’s something about you that’s special. Unique.  Something you have that other players don’t.  Work out what that is, and profit from it.

 

Match your Unique Abilities with your Buyers’ Needs

PvPer?  You might be able to make gold by selling arena boosts

Raider? You could sell tanking or healing boosts or queue jumps? Sell spots in your end game raids for loot.

Roleplayer? I bet you know the transmog market inside out.

Pet Battler? Your knowledge of the prices for battle pets and their sources will enable you to learn niches that other players don’t know.

Pretty good at professions?  Check your professions in our search and see if there is a guide that matches your abilities.

Know your way around Azeroth?  Hunt down limited supply items and rare recipes from all over the world.

Patient? Try farming.  Clever? Try AH flipping.  Friendly? Ask your friends what they need.  Nosy? Watch other gold makers on youtube or twitch. Determined? Get into a market that requires reposting and reposting.  Coder? I bet your TSM profiles could put mine to shame.  Nostalgic? Do you remember old ways to make gold that others have forgotten? Timelost Isle maybe or Blackrock Depths? Completionist? Do you have all the cooking recipes yet?

 

Start with one market and grow

Once you’ve decided where to start, and done a little research online, it’s time for you practice.  Remember that you are going to fail and when you fail, you will learn something.

Follow your guide precisely and when you get results, make sure you understand the result, so you can make alterations if needed.

This is one reason why I take very careful note of my mailbox. I’m almost disappointed when I get a sale, because there’s no strategy change needed.

 

Don’t Go Too Fast

You’re a person, not a robot.  Go slow, go steady, and you WILL have a foundation that lasts for years and years. There is a reason that the free email goldmaking course is one per week. It’s so that you can get every thing understood before building on it.  Strong foundations.

 

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.

Professions Collection Website Updated In Time For Battle for Azeroth

Are you a completionist goldmaker?

Do you need all the recipes, all the patterns, and all the professions?

Do you know which ones you are missing?

Kruithne’s receipe website lets you check which patterns you have and which are you missing, and now its been updated and works, just in time for BfA!

http://www.kruithne.net/recipes/

 

 

How to Use Kruithne’s Recipe Website

Head over to the website, put in your realm and your character name, then check out all the patterns you own!

The ones that show as green, you own. Red is for ones you don’t have, and I think yellow for ones you don’t have the full tier/rank, say you have rank 1 in a pattern, but rank 3 could be obtained. Mouseover them to see more info.

You can toggle your known patterns on/off so you can see which ones you are missing and focus on those.

Looks like I could use a few more Jewelcrafting patterns!

And more Tailoring patterns!

 

 

Kruithne themself says

“I don’t play WoW much myself anymore, but I know a lot of people wanted the recipe website to be updated again since nothing else had taken its place, so I felt that I owed it to the community to rework it and bring it up to speed. That’s the only motivation behind it really!”

Kruithne has put work into this for the Warcraft community and they deserve our thanks.

 

Unobtainable Patterns on The Website?

Scroll down your crafting patterns and check out how many of the unobtainable patterns you have.

These are patterns that you should pay particular attention to when you are crafting in order to maximise your profits in World of Warcraft.

This one, for example, obviously sells for a high price, and it’s a good reminder to me to craft it more often.

 

Are there any patterns that are a reminder to you? Let me know

 

 

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 our Patreon for exclusive pre-release Gold Guides.

Recipe: Transmute Primal Might

Primal Might transmute comes from only three sellers in World of Warcraft.

 

Altaa in the Exodar, Melaris in Silvermoon, and Skreah in Shattrath, Outland (Burning Crusade version)

Each of the vendors only has one pattern available at a time.

If you don’t see it at the vendor, it means someone else just bought it, so come back in a few minutes.

The recipe costs 8g.

It sells for up to 3,000g

 

Skreah in Shattrath sells to both Horde and Alliance.

 

 

Why does the pattern cost so much on the Auction House compared to from the vendor?

Convenience. Easy to buy. Click, collect from mailbox, it’s yours. Can buy anything you want at the Auction House without having to seek out and then run from vendor to vendor.

Ignorance.  Some players do not yet know how to thoroughly use wowhead and similar websites to find out where to get every Everyone knows where the Auction House is or how to ask a guard where to find it.

Forgotten. As I’ve said before, the old ways still work, and people tend to forget about them.

Who knows? We’re providing a service, easy, fast, patterns for sale.  If you don’t profit  from it, someone else will.

 

How to sell Pattern: Transmute Primal Might

Undermine Journal has it pegged for 1-3k, so don’t sell for under 1,000g.  Either buy one as you’re passing and then post it on the AH (there are two in Shattrath, at each bank), or wait at the vendor for a while and pick up more than one copy and stockpile the recipes for later, saving yourself a trip out to Shattrath.  Either way, just post one on the Auction House at a time.

Good luck selling your Recipe: Transmute Primal Might

 

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 our Patreon for exclusive pre-release Gold Guides.

Big Red Raygun Farming

Big Red Raygun Farming from Dr Weavil, Alcaz Island, Dustwallow Marsh. 50000g+

The Big Red Raygun drops from Dr Weavil on Alcaz Island.

 

Alcaz Island was once part of the AQ40 opening quest chain, and even housed Varian Wrynn during his kidnap during vanilla / classic world of warcraft.

Unfortunately, the island of Alcaz is in a phase zone.  So if you have already completed Theramore in the pre-Mists of Pandaria scenario, then you must first visit Zidormi and revert the area to old Theramore. She is in Dustwallow Marsh across the bridge at 55.8, 49.6. Click her, ask her to change back to old Theramore.  If you can’t find her, and the Theramore mage tower is intact, you don’t need to worry, you’re already in old Theramore.

There are also a few patterns in old Theramore that you can pick up while you are there, but I’ll let you discover those for yourself. Today we’re off to Alcaz.

Alcaz Island is here.

It’s currently populated by level 110s, and Dr Weavil is level 112 himself.  You can take a few friends for support, but the prevailing advice is to strip off all your gear and die repeatedly until you can get to Dr Weavil and resurrect in a safe corner.  You won’t be able to fly, because of the flak guns, and you will need to somehow avoid the Security Bots and Hardened Defense Terrets.  They are level 110 in Warcraft:Legion, and on World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth beta still level 110, but will surely rise to level 120 for live Battle for Azeroth.

Look for the two story building. On the way up you will find this guy.

He can drop the ray gun too, but also drops the machine fluid and drudge fluid

They turn your pets black or yellow-ish and sell for 100-150g on the AH each.

Dr Weavil is up on the top floor! When you fight him, make sure to interrupt his abilities. Detton on wowhead says:

Drudge Bolt Volley – Hits you with nature damage and a debuff that makes you take more nature damage. Stacks up to 10 – when it hits 10 stacks, you die. There is a pretty long re-cast timer on it, though, so if you can dodge two of them in a row (interrupts / immunity bubbles) then it will drop off pretty easily.

Mind Shatter – A short, 3-4 second stun that hurts REAL bad.

 

Dr Weavil Respawn Rate

Kill Dr Weavil, loot him, and wait for his repop/ respawn, it took 7 minutes for him to respawn for me. Keep killing him until you have enough rayguns for the AH!

Big Red Raygun has a 3% drop rate.  Perhaps pick up the addon “Rarity” to track how many kills you have got. You should get 8 kills an hour.

 

Level 110 or level 120 Dr Weavil

Dr Weavil and his gang are level 110 on the Battle for Azeroth Beta.  If they are not upgraded to level 120 on launch (August 2018) then they’re going to be much easier to farm, and therefore the ray guns will come down in price, and it will be a ray gun free for all!  If the mobs scale up to 120 you should expect the price to hold and to rise slightly with inflation.

Good luck with your raygun/s people!

 

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 our Patreon for exclusive pre-release Gold Guides.

How To Check Profitable Mats on Wowuction

You’ve heard of the Undermine Journal, but do you know about Wowuction?!

Wowuction has been around for a long time, and is a perfect complement to the Undermine Journal.

Whenever someone asks me which is the “best” profession in World of Warcraft (trick question, they’re all great for goldmaking!) I can refer them to this website.

Today you can see it’s Alchemy > Engineering > Jewelcrafting by volume in the AH.

We’ll be able to check back after Battle for Azeroth launches and find out how it has changed.

Here is today’s snapshot of the biggest markets in US servers

 

Hunt Down Bargains on Wowuction

Looking for a bargain? There are results to sift through from armor, weapons, recipes, mounts and battle pets.

Here are today’s potential bargains for patterns/recipes on Ravencrest.  Wowuction even helpfully tells you whether item is a drop of from a vendor.  So when you’re assessing whether a bargain is really a bargain, you can be careful not to buy items you could pick up from a vendor.

You get bonus points if looking at those two vendor items makes you want to go pick them up and put them on the AH right now

Wowuction Crafting Materials Guide

Not just for flipping, Wowuction can help with your professions too, with really easy quick advice like this:

Arcanite Champion, Folded Obsidium, all looking good there.

Let’s take Arcanite Champion and easily check on the price over time. Looks like it’s on its way up

 

Crafting Materials on Wowuction.com

If you’re a blacksmith, maybe you’re also a miner.  Let’s find out which is the highest recommended ore or bars to sell.

Looks like Living Steel is recommended here. Click on the name of the material to be taken to an overview.  With an estimated posted per day, an estimated sold per day, you can get an idea of the demand, and therefore possibly how long it might take to sell your own Living Steel.  Today’s stats say there is an average of 508 posted per day, but today there is only 408. For trade materials we know that supply and demand can and do affect prices.

Perhaps Living steel prices change on this realm according to the day of the week?  You might expect, for example alchemy flasks to sell well on raid nights. Is there any particular day that is best for selling Living Steel?

Looks like almost twice as many sell on Sunday compared to Tuesday! There’s something you didn’t know ten minutes ago.

 

Perhaps you want to know exactly why Living Steel costs so much? You can check the products, and their prices.  Open the Living Steel page by searching for it, and click ‘products’

I’ve ordered them by price.

Those prices are huge! No wonder it costs so much.

Video Guide to Wowuction

Need a video guide for Wowuction?

You might recognise the lady who made this vid *jokey wink*

 

 

 

 

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 our Patreon for exclusive pre-release Gold Guides.