Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 52

JMT-PodcastWelcome to episode fifty two of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, is back in the Pig & Whistle with his  co-host, Nev!

This week Marcus and Nev give you their first impressions of the Legion expansion. Nev heads off to Highmountain and Marcus heads to Stormheim. Nev gives tips on gathering herbs in the Broken Isles  while Marcus explains why Skinning is such a great gathering profession to start Legion.

Sit back and enjoy the banter of this experienced gold maker as he tries to work out the best gold making strategy for the new Legion expansion. This podcast was recorded on Thursday,  1st September 2016.

[MP3] Episode 52 – Legion first impressions.

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Show Notes

  • Welcome back!
  • First thoughts on Legion!
  • Which gathering profession to lead with.
  • Gathering herbs in Highmountain.
  • Inscription changes.
  • Skinning in Stormheim.
  • Where to find us..

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Legion Gold Guide
Legion Gold Guide – Coming Soon

Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 51

JMT-PodcastWelcome to episode fifty one of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, is back in the Pg & Whistle with his  co-host, Nev!

This week Marcus gives you some Legion Gold Making preparation hints and tips. He and Nev also go back and review some of their Fishing tips.

Sit back and enjoy the banter of this experienced gold maker as he tries to work out the best gold making strategy for the new Legion expansion. This podcast was recorded on Monday, 16th August 2016.

[MP3] Episode 51 – Legion Gold Making preparations.

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Show Notes

  • Welcome back!
  • Playing the new Demon Hunter!
  • Where’s the Mists Portal.
  • Yes! I have no professions.
  • Levelling the secondary professions.
  • Where to find us..

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Legion Gold Guide
Legion Gold Guide – Coming Soon

Legion Gold Making Preparations – Secondary Professions

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Legion Gold Making
Legion Gold Making

With just a few more weeks before the launch of Legion, I’m busily preparing my alts for the new Warcraft expansion. In this latest post I’ll explore the Secondary professions of Cooking, Fishing and First Aid to help you on your way to the Broken Shore.

Players often don’t give the Secondary professions of Cooking, First Aid and Fishing a second thought when it comes to making gold in Azeroth and beyond, but they can be powerful tools in your gold making armory. It helps to have these professions maxed out to an experience level of 700 before setting foot on Broken Shore to help you advance in the new expansion.

Demon Hunter – No Skills

If like me you’ve pre-purchased Legion, then you’ve probably been tempted to create a character of the new Demon Hunter class. After a brief – but exciting – opening scenario, your character quickly maxes out at level 100. Unfortunately, he or she has no professions, which means leveling these all from scratch.

As in Warlords, you’ll be able to start leveling your chosen Primary professions at level 1 in Legion; however, the demand for Legion material will be very high in the early days of the expansion and buying mats from the Auction House could be very expensive. So, my advice – if you have time – is to head over to Draenor and build yourself a garrison and start leveling your Primary professions there.

Cooking For Dough

For the Secondary professions, things are a little different, with Cooking being more of a problem. Unlike in Warlords which involved a World drop of the book Draenor Cooking, in Legion you revert to having to find your respective faction Cooking trainer in Dalaran. For Alliance this is Katherine Lee in the Hero’s Welcome and for Horde this is Awilo Lon’gomeba, the Filthy Animal Inn. Unfortunately, you can’t gain Legion Cooking until you reach experience level 700.

Cooking Skulker Chowder
Cooking Skulker Chowder

Fortunately, you can do this relatively quickly in Draenor. After a few quests the book Draenor Cooking should drop which expands your Cooking experience endpoint to 700. Note: you still have to reach this endpoint to pick up Legion Cooking.

The quickest way I’ve found to do this is to cook many of the fish recipes. Fish Flesh is cheap and abundant on

the Auction House and many of the recipes will award you 5 experience point up to around 600. Many other recipes will be discovered as your cooking advances, giving you more options. You’ll also find that many of the high-end cooked material sells on the Auctions House for a nice bonus.

First Aid – Blood Money

Legion First Aid
Legion First Aid

First Aid is a little different. When entering Legion, you’ll pick up a few recipes to create Silkweave bandages at level 1, but like cooking the remaining recipes require you to learn Legion First Aid at experience level 700. Also, the initial cost of Shal’dorei silk required for Legion bandages is likely to be high in the early part of expansion.

 

Again, the quickest way to level First Aid is in Draenor. Buy up cheap Blackwater Whiptail Flesh on the Auction House and crank out Blackwater Anti-venom to receive 5 experience points an item. You’ll quickly raise your level of First Aid for very little cost.

Fishing Raft
Fishing Raft

Fishing is one of those profession you either love or hate. I don’t mind it. The good news is that you can start fishing in Legion at level one. The generic fish type (not found in specific pools) in Legion is the Silver Mackerel. This fish is used in several early Cooking recipes and First Aid. While you don’t need a high fishing skill level in Legion, it’s handy if you wish to use Toys like the Anglers Fishing Raft for those hard to access fishing pools.

Marcus

 

I’m happy to announce that my next upgrade to The Journal of Marcus Ty Gold Guide is out now!

Legion Gold Guide
Legion Gold Guide – Out Now!

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Journal of Marcus Ty Podcast – Episode 50

JMT-PodcastWelcome to episode fifty of the Marcus Ty series of gold making podcasts. In this episode your host, Marcus Ty, is back with his usual co-host, Nev!

This week Marcus gives you an update on the podcast and some hints and tips for the up and coming  Legion expansion. He and Nev also go back and review some of their favourite podcasts to mark the 50th anniversary of the show.

Sit back and enjoy the banter of this experienced gold maker as he tries to work out the best gold making strategy for the Warlords end-game. This podcast was recorded on Thursday, 4th August 2016.

[MP3] Episode 50 – Taverns of Time – Celebrating 50 JMT Podcasts.

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Show Notes

  • Welcome back!
  • She’s back and she’s epic!
  • News from the front.
  • Marcus and been playing the Legion Beta!
  • Taverns of Time – some of our favourite JMT episodes.
  • Where to find us.
  • Legion gold making tips postponed until the next episode.

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

Journal of Marcus Ty - Warlords Edition
Journal of Marcus Ty
Warlords Edition

Making Gold With Alchemy In Warlords

Draenic Philosopher's Stones
Draenic Philosopher’s Stones

As we start the run-up to Legion, many players are looking to top-up their gold stash to enable them to get off to a good start when the new game is released in September or to buy themselves more game time with the purchase of a WoW Token. Over the many years of playing Warcraft, I’ve always had an Alchemist or two in my army of alts to help me make gold across all the major expansions, and Legion will be no exception. In this article I’ll show you how I’ve been making gold with Alchemy towards the end of WoD.

 

Potions, Elixirs and Flasks

Potions, Elixirs and Flasks are the mainstay of gold making for any alchemist.  They are classed as a consumables, which means that players will keep coming back for more, resulting in steady a demand. Potions, Elixirs and Flasks of the current expansion are normally the most popular, but don’t forget items from previous expansions, such as Potion of Luck and Potion of Treasure Finding that are still popular and which sell at a premium.

Alchemy Popular Potions and Flasks in Warlords
Popular Potions and Flasks

 

Transmute and Prosper!

Transmutation provides another revenue stream for the Alchemist. A popular transmute in Warlords is Savage Blood which requires 50 Alchemical Catalyst and 7 Crescent Oil. However, the price of blood has dropped so much over the past few months that it is no longer profitable to craft.

Instead, I’ve been been buying up Alchemical Catalyst below market price and using it to transmute Sorcerous Air to Sorcerous Earth. Sorcerous Air on my server sells for below 40-50s per item, while Sorcerous Earth sells for between 4g – 8g per item on my server. Providing you can source cheap Alchemical Catalyst, there is great profit to be made from this transmutation.

Sorcerous Earth
Popular Elemental Material by Volume

 

Source Cheap Material

Making gold with Alchemy depends on your ability to source cheap material on your server. I’ve been buying  items like Alchemical Catalyst in bulk for around 1g 50s per item and flipping it at market price for 4g per item as well as using it for my transmutes. The same goes for the sourcing of cheap Herbs for the crafting of consumables. It’s here that addons like Tradeskillmaster (TSM) can be a great help by setting up shopping lists and regularly scanning the Auction House for cheap items.

PopularElemental
Most profitable items to sell (Dark Blue) by volume (area)

 

Don’t Forget To Vendor Items

One last tip for any Alchemist in WoD is the crafting of Draenic Philosopher’s Stone. These items are BoP so can’t be traded on the Auction House; however, they can be vendored. Providing you can source cheap material for their crafting (5 x Alchemical Catalyst 1 x True Iron Ore) then you can make a profit.

JMT gold Guide
Journal of Marcus Ty – Warlords Edition