Patch 9.2 is underway and this week’s economy wrap-up includes a look at the new legendary flight mount, changes to racial mounts, Blizzard as an auction house vendor, Azerite Traits going live on September 25th in PTR servers and more!
The “shadowlands tsm operations import” is a new feature in patch 9.2 that allows players to import their characters from the old Shadowlands server into the current TSM server. This article will discuss what this change means for the game’s economy and what you can expect to see happening in Patch 9.2.
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We talk about the legendary market this week, since that the covenant legendary’s features have been disclosed on the PTR. We also go through one of the most misunderstood and misleading gold-making tactics, Farming with Transmogrification. If you’re new to goldsmithing and aren’t sure what all the fuss is about, we’ve got you covered with a terrific video from Erosium and a round-up of what sold well in 2021 from numerous goldsmiths.
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If you prefer the spoken word, I have a video version of the blog and my gold-making activities this week.
9.2 Remarkable Updates
The second legendary has gotten a lot of attention this week, thanks to new details. While there is a lot of debate over the rep requirement, which is unsurprising, what does it imply for gold production?
Blizzard revealed the legendary belt back in November, and it’s officially available on the PTR. Here’s what the PTR reveals:
- The legendary class strength for your current covenant is granted by the belt, which changes as you change covenants. Any other legendary may be added to it. (You can only gain two by equipping covenant power + any other legendary.) This was something we already knew.)
- ilvl 265
- To buy, you must be adored by The Enlightened (the Zereth Mortis broker faction).
- Cost: 2,500 Cosmic Flux (a currency akin to Echoes of Ny’alotha that can be earned via PvP, Mythic+, world missions, and other activities).
- You may also build the same power onto another slot by purchasing the equivalent Runecarver Memory at revered for 500 Cosmic Flux.
It’s not quite the “free” legendary that many had hoped for, but it may be affordable depending on how difficult it is to get Cosmic Flux. As far as I can determine, that money has not yet been put to the PTR. Even though Cosmic Flux is simple to get, I predict that all but the most dedicated players will remain with the belt and skip the level 7 crafting.
Because this was a short analysis, I’m sure I missed something. Of course, this is the PTR, so it might change at any time.
The belt has a high ilvl (265) and may be reasonably straightforward to get. Many non-competitive players are unlikely to find the expense of putting the power on a rank 7 worth it, therefore this new double legendary may not significantly raise demand for basic goods.
Edit: I should have noted that you’ll also be able upgrade legendaries with Cosmic Flux, which will probably decrease demand for base items.
Cosmic Flux is a new currency that may be used to upgrade Runecarving legendaries, purchase products from Enlightened brokers, and use the new Creation Catalyst function. In Shadowlands Season 3, you may get rewards for beating raid bosses, PvP, Mythic+, Torghast, Tower of the Damned, and Zereth Mortis activities.
The reputation requirement has been temporarily removed on the PTR for testing reasons, but it is expected to be reinstated for the live release. According to current estimations and assumptions, it will take roughly 28 days to obtain Revered, according to a guide on Wowhead.
Manthieus has a video where he talks about his opinions on the new legendary and how it will affect gold production.
The Lazy Goldmaker feels the same way…
They both appear optimistic that the legendary market will be re-energized, with plenty of slots available for investment as new best-in-slot combinations are developed. If you have the financial means, it could be worthwhile to invest in a few if you haven’t already?
If you don’t care for the legendary market, there will be plenty of opportunity to feed the legendary gold machines in other side markets and/or farming supplies.
From the standpoint of a crafting alt, particularly armour, it seems like you will need to grind some reputation to progress with producing better gear to sell.
Honored with the Enlightened is required for Crafter’s Mark IV, as does Tome of the Eternal. Revered is required for Crafter’s Mark of the First Ones.
Keep this in mind while you prepare professions for your alts. You won’t need to complete covenant campaigns to acquire the quest to enter Zereth Mortis, but you will need to be at least level 60.
Making Gold for Beginners is a guide for those who are new to the process.
Erosium has put together a fantastic video that walks you through all of the numerous ways to make gold, including what’s involved and how it works.
The following are the many approaches covered:
- Weekly World Quests
- Mission Table from the Shadowlands
- Selling in an Auction House
- Bringing Professions Together
- On the Auction House, there’s a lot of flipping going on.
- Developing Professions
- Farming with Transmogrification
- Mount & Toy Farming
- Gold mining in its natural state
If you want to learn how to make gold but aren’t sure where to begin, have a look at this list and select anything that seems interesting.
Is it Worth It to Sell Transmog?
One of the above mentioned methods is Farming with Transmogrification (running old dungeons for loot to sell on the AH that other players will buy to collect the appearance) and this was discussed in depth this week. …
For example, after a hundred Uldaman runs, you obtain a Papal Fez and it takes you six months to sell it for half the price or one month to sell it for a third of the price. Skullflame Shield was 1 mil and has been undercut all the way down to 100k (Area-52 US) for months. Most greens aren’t selling to the point where you should simply vendor it rather than canceling and reauctioning it (AH throttle is annoying). I like running old dungeons for some reason, but I’m not receiving enough money to pay for my gaming time. I’m sorry, I was just ranting. People claim the market is sluggish, but it’s much worse.
Farming with Transmogrification is definitely not what a lot of people probably think it is. People see big tsm numbers and think their total auction value is a goldmine but really it’s a trickle of sales and a lot of time managing tons of auctions just to get to that trickle of sales.
Yes, a lot of inventory and a low sales rate are the way to proceed. To the point that I don’t think I’ve ever paid attention to a single transmog item.
The second big one is dbmarket, which is typically quite different from regionavgsale. Skullflame shield is mentioned in the OP as a 1 mil undercut (currently 150k on A52), yet regionsaleavg is only 132k. There are many overpriced postings, however transactions take place at considerably lower prices.
The level squish has been very beneficial, since the lower vendor charges have cut listing fees for many products that were previously not worth the risk of losing all possible earnings due to AH listing costs.
I recall viewing a WTBGold video on the subject, and the main takeaway was that mog sells, but only in mass if you want to make any real money. Only rarely in a blue moon do high-ticket things sell. It’s wonderful when they do, but it might be months or years before they do.
I have two bank toons that specialize in selling mogs, and I’ve never had to give them any more gold than their initial gold. So, no, mog selling isn’t dead; it’s just being considered. It takes a lot more than simply farming x and then selling x to sell mog. As already stated by other commenters.
The first thing that comes to mind is. Quantity. How many mogs do you have up on the ah right now? To anticipate everyday sales, most well-known mog YouTubers recommend having at least 1k distinct mogs up on the ah. And that’s a conservative estimate; most experts believe it should be closer to 1.5 to 2k. As a result, most mog vendors who claim it doesn’t sell don’t even have close to this quantity.
The value is the next factor to evaluate. Yes, mog value may be difficult to come by, but most experts agree that for every 100 auctions, you should have a value of about $1 million. Now, I usually recommend that if you’re just starting out with auctions, you may skip this phase to create a broad foundation.
The next step is to. You’ll also need a lot of variation, which means you shouldn’t farm the same dungeon 1000 times and then publish them all. Various farms, xpacs, and monsters drop different items at different times.
Tmog that has been crafted is absolutely something to think about. Why is it so simple to complete step 1? There are several products to choose from. Yes, it will need some initial expenditure, but it will be well worth it in the long term. Multiple restrictions to admission help retain the gold incentive for those who take the plunge. Such obstacles cost a lot of gold, particularly if you purchase the mats from the ah. There are rep-gated recipes, daily cooldowns for other crafts, and so on.
Finally, how often do you upload and whose server do you use? High pop and/or full pop are usually the greatest, but this does indicate that there will be more competition. Do you monitor for cancellations or publish your auctions on a daily basis? If you publish them for more than 48 hours, be aware that you may be undercut and hence lose out on the sale. So deleting scans or publishing for shorter periods of time may help, but they both need more effort (I don’t do either; I’m satisfied with the ones I receive, so I normally simply post for 48 hours and then attempt to re-post them when they expire).
The more effort you put in, the more likely you will get positive outcomes. I hope these tips are helpful. However, keep in mind that tmog takes a long time. As others have said, if you want faster selling, current content collecting is the way to go. You can also vary it up from time to time by performing old content gathering, which may take a little longer to sell but may be worthwhile at times.
While some may point fingers at YouTube videos and exaggerated headlines, the fact is that understanding what you’re getting into and the scope of the operation is crucial.
Running ancient dungeons may be cathartic, as previously said – you are easily strong enough to kill everything, and receiving anything possibly valuable is exciting. When you first consider how to create gold, it’s a simple initial step.
With vendor sell prices as they are, doing so for the sole purpose of earning gold is a lot less profitable than it used to be, and you’ll need a lot of stock and a lot of luck to make decent money, which is why I never recommend it.
If you want to generate consistent gold right now, I recommend putting effort into maximizing mission tables, focusing on professions, or combining the two.
I would definitely suggest viewing this video by WTBGold if you want to understand more about transmog selling.
2021’s Best Sellers
Penguin has put together a video from many of us gold manufacturers with our best-selling markets for 2021 as a final round-up of the year…
One thing worth noting is how different our gold-making techniques are. Find your specialty by doing what you like the most.
The majority of this material was initially debated and shared on the /r/woweconomy subreddit or the associated Discord server.
I hope you found this helpful, and do let me know if you have any recommendations or criticism in the comments section below.
Until next time, best of luck with your gold-mining endeavors!
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