WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up: Virtual Ticket & 8.2.5, Classic AH Sniping plus Classic Farming!
WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up
Welcome to the 96th edition of the WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-up! In this edition we're taking a look at the recently announced Virtual Blizzcon Ticket and some 8.2.5 gold-making tips, setting up TradeSkillMaster Sniper in Classic, plus farming tips for Classic too!
If you're new to this series or want to re-visit past posts, you can
check out the previous articles right here on wowhead.com
My name is
and I’m the lead moderator for the
and the accompanying
. I am also the Support/Community Manager & User Evangelist for
, the Auction House addon suite for World of Warcraft. I hope to cover and showcase some of the interesting topics, discussions, content and guides that have been going on over the last week in the gold making community. Some that you might have missed as a veteran gold maker, or you might be interested in checking out for the first time as a new or aspiring ‘goblin’.
The format will not be that of a traditional guide, but links to further reading with commentary and opinions of my own. I will be looking at the bigger picture, the decision making and thought processes in being a gold maker – rather than a step by step instructional list. As the saying goes, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.
Virtual Ticket & 8.2.5 Gold-Making
Blizzard announced this week the Virtual Ticket availability along with all the rewards across the Blizzard game universe for picking it up.
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Since you can pick up the Virtual ticket with Blizzard Balance, and in turn convert your in-game gold to Blizzard Balance - there was a small impact on WoW Token prices around the announcements. EU Tokens jumped around 23,000g over a few hours, while over on NA the Tokens there jumped about 11,000g.
EU WoW Token prices courtesy of
Long gone are the days where an announcement by Blizzard would swing the Tokens in WoW by 20-25%. It's very rare now that Tokens are unavailable to purchase too. Things like Hearthstone expansions and Overwatch in-game events rarely have such an impact on the WoW economy these days.
Gold-making in 8.2.5
picks up on the latest markets in 8.2.5, covering the Jelly farming I mentioned last week and some other 'good-again' things you can do for gold-making today on Retail.
Will you be picking up the Virtual Ticket? If you already have, did you get it with gold?
Sniping with TSM in Classic
TradeSkillMaster wizard and famed Sniper BilisOnyxia has very generously
shared an advanced Sniper string for Classic WoW this past week
, his reddit post dives in to the what, why and how so I wanted to highlight the work that Bilis has put in to this.
1. Under TSM -> Settings -> Custom Sources, add a new custom price source. Change its name from "custompricea" to "minprice" and hit enter. Then click into the right column and copy this as the Custom Price Source value:
max(min(DBHistorical, DBRegionMarketAvg, DBRegionHistorical), VendorSell)
If you want to be really cautious, you can also add DBMarket and/or DBMinBuyout to this pricing string. Then it would look like this for example:
max(min(DBMinBuyout, DBMarket, DBHistorical, DBRegionMarketAvg, DBRegionHistorical), VendorSell)
By adding these price sources, your sniper operation will be much more picky, which means you will find a lot fewer deals, but the deals that do pop up in your sniper results will be more likely to actually be worth buying.
2. Once you have set up the "minprice" custom pricesource, do a /reload. After the reload, create a new sniper operation under TSM -> Operations -> Sniper.
Set the "Below Custom Price" setting to
max(ifgte(ItemQuality, 1, minprice * ifgte(minprice, 250g, 80, ifgte(minprice, 100g, (minprice - 100g) * (80 - 70) / (250g - 100g) + 70, ifgte(minprice, 50g, (minprice - 50g) * (70 - 60) / (100g - 50g) + 60, ifgte(minprice, 10g, (minprice - 10g) * (60 - 40) / (50g - 10g) + 50, ifgte(minprice, 5g, (minprice - 5g) * (40 - 30) / (10g - 5g) + 30, ifgte(minprice, 1g, (minprice - 1g) * (30 - 10) / (5g - 1g) + 10, 0)))))) / 100), VendorSell - 1c)
and hit enter to save your changes.
3. Assign the sniper operation you just created to the Base Group and any other groups you want it to apply to.
The operation that is assigned to the Base Group applies to all ungrouped items.
How does it work?
The sniper string will calculate a number between 0 and 80 and use this as the percentage of an item's minprice value we are willing to pay. The higher the value of an item, the higher the percentage we use. An item that has a minprice value of 500g for example would show up as long as it gets posted at or below 80% of its value, so at or below 80% 500g = 400g. But an item that is only valued at 5g would only show up if it gets posted at or below 30% 5g = 1g50s. In addition to that, the sniper string will also always show you all items that get posted below their VendorSell price, and it will completely exclude all grey quality items (unless they get listed below their VendorSell price).
The idea behind this is that we really do not want to miss valuable items when they get posted for cheap, so we want to see them even if they get listed just a little bit below their minprice value. We can then still manually decide whether or not we actually want to buy the item. But for lower value items we only want to get notified if they get posted really cheap, otherwise it is not worth our time to even bother with them and we do not want our sniper to get flooded with low value items that aren't actually great deals.
Now, how does the string decide which percentage to use for which item?
I have defined 6 (value | percentage) pairs that look like this:
percentage to be used
Each of these value pairs represents a blue dot on this graph:
In addition to this, all items that are valued below the value of the first (value | percentage) pair, so below 1g, will use 0% - so items valued at below 1g will be completely excluded and they will never show up (unless they get posted below their VendorSell price).
This means an item valued at 50g will show up if it gets posted at or below 60% of its value and an item valued at 10g will show up if it gets posted at or below 40% of its value.
You might now ask yourself: "But what about an item valued at 30g? There is no percentage defined for that value, right?" This is where the math-stuff of the string comes into play. The string dynamically calculates the percentage that should be used for any given value.
Take 30g for example. The percentage for 10g is defined as 40% and the percentage to be used for 50g is defined as 60%. Since 30g is half way between 10g and 50g, it will use 50% as its percentage, because that is half way between 40% and 60%.
If you're more of a visual learner,
trusted Goblin hikons has also put out a video showing the set up in action
What kind of approach have you taken to Sniping in Classic? What's the best item you've sniped so far?
Classic Farming Routes
has been very hard at work since the launch of Classic sharing some of his most profitable and favourite farms. There are 16 videos in total to date, with diverse options to drop in and check out on your realm. I wanted to
share the playlist
and highlight some of the things you might be looking to farm to make gold in Classic.
in Badlands for XP and vendor trash
Leveling: Beasts in
Northern Stranglethorn Vale
for vendor trash
for XP and vendor trash
quest items in Arathi Highglands
in Tanaris for vendor trash
AoE farm for vendor trash,
and world drops
farming, gathered from
in various locations for pre-raid BiS items and supporting gear in later Classic phases
Beasts in Blasted Lands for turn-in items to acquire
in Stranglethorn Vale for
公式：附魔护腕 - 超强力量
公式：附魔护腕 - 强效智力
What have you been farming in Classic so far? Did you already make enough gold for your Epic mount?
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