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wow Gold Making: A Beginner's Guide To Transmog

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In this first article I will be discussing transmog farming. It is available to almost any player regardless of level of gold making experience. It may seem daunting at first but I will give you some helpful advice on how to get started on your gold making journey!

 
Regardless of your own personal thoughts on transmog, it is hard to argue its success within World of Warcraft.  Since the release of transmog in patch 4.3.0 a large number of players have tried to ensure they look their best.  It opened up a completely new market, as items that previously only had a small vendor / disenchant value suddenly had cosmetic value as well.  Any armour / weapons that are Bind on Equip have the potential to sell for transmog.  It is a case of finding out where the most valuable items drop and then how to list them effectively on the auction house that is key.
 
Farming and selling transmog items can be quite daunting for many, but if you are willing to give it a try the rewards can be great.
 
The transmog market is a well known one to a large number of gold makers and there is a great deal of resources on the subject on the web.  I want to take you through the majority of the basics of transmog farming, giving players the opportunity to begin making some gold while being as efficient as possible with your time.
 
With the introduction of the wardrobe in Legion it is predicted that the transmog market will again increase, as players will have a comprehensive list of what items they have available to them.  I will be doing a separate highlight on the wardrobe itself in the near future so ensure you keep your eye out for it!
 
One important thing to note is that as the wardrobes are account wide, players may be more willing to part with their gold for high ticket items, as it will be available on a multitude of characters rather than on a single toon.  This may allow them to feel they are getting more for their gold rather than having to spend individually for each character.
 

Pro's and Con's of Transmog farming


Pros

  • Huge gold potential
  • Few character requirements (for the large proportion of farms you do not require max level max geared toons)
  • No gold investment upfront
  • Time requirement is very flexible (you can farm as much or as little as you wish)

Cons

  • All drops are RNG dependent
  • Items that you list on the auction house can take a long time to sell and will require numerous auction house listings
  • Competitive market

It can also be argued that the fact there are few character requirements can also be a negative, as anyone can take up transmog farming which can lead to increased competition.  However players need the motivation to engage in transmog farming and even more motivation to continue to list the items on the auction house.  A large proportion of players begin transmog farming then become bored and disinterested when items struggle to sell.  It is persevering and keeping motivated that will help separate you from the rest, and really start to reap the rewards.
 

How do I get started?


As previously mentioned almost any character can farm for transmog.  In theory you can fly to a zone or particular instance and just start killing things, but if you are wanting to farm a little more efficiently here are a few items and tips to help get you started:
  • Large bag capacity – Obviously the bigger the bags the better, but clearing your bags of any unnecessary items can also help increase your bag space while you farm.  This will ensure you have to stop to vendor items less often.
  • inv_eng_mechanicalboomerang2.jpgLoot-A-Rang – These can be crafted by engineers or purchased on the auction house.  They are extremely useful in speeding up your looting of items which will give you more time for killing mobs than running around after their loot.
  • Mailbox – If you are looking to do some serious farming then a mailbox such as inv_misc_molle.jpgMOLL-E for engineers or inv_misc_molle.jpgGUMM-E for non-engineers can help you to mail all the items you want to sell on the auction house so you can clear your bags and continue farming.
  • Addons -  Lootappraiser and Tradeskillmaster (see below for more information)

All of these tips are based around time efficiency.  If you are wanting to farm transmog for any extended length of time then convenience will go a long way to help.  Don't worry if you don't have all of these items, they are by no means essential and it is entirely feasible to just farm until your bags are full and then hearth / take a break.
 

What class is best for farming?


One of the more popular questions I answer is which class is the "best" for farming.  It is possible to farm transmog on pretty much any class or character at any time.  Some guides give a list of classes that more efficient at farming as some have an advantage when tagging / aoeing mobs in a wide area down (balance druid with Starfall for example).  However I am very much a believer of playing a class that you enjoy and a class you are comfortable with.  Although some classes will save you more time than others, if you aren't particularly fond of that class you will more than likely farm for less time overall. Using a character that you enjoy playing will help to keep you motivated for longer and in the long run this will give you more transmog to sell.  
Ultimately there is no right or wrong answer, and if you are wanting to try transmog farming for the first time I recommend using your "main" character, just until you get a feel for it.
 

How do I know that the items I am looting have any value?


One of the initial barriers I felt when it came to transmog farming was my lack of knowledge of valuable items.  The last thing I wanted when I was just starting out was to have to spend more time checking up on individual items using the internet than I did farming them in the first place.  Personally I wasn't "into" transmog at all upon release, and I always left the transmog market alone as I thought my potential competitors would know a lot more than I did.  Don't let that discourage you!  There are some great addons out there that will help you get an idea as to the price of an item and if they have a chance to sell.  One important thing to note - just because an item isn't to your own particular likely, doesn't mean that it isn't the perfect item for someone elses transmog.  I am still amazed how many times I sell what I consider an "ugly" item for thousands of gold! So keep an open mind!
 

Looted Item Value


Looted Item Value (LIV) is a term used by transmog farmers.  Thanks to various addons and websites using auction house data, approximate values can be given to items you loot in-game.  There have no doubt been occasions where I (and you too!) have vendored green items which have potentially been worth large amounts of gold (although ignorance is bliss so let's pretend we haven't!)  By having an addon that can track looted item value (even if you have no intention of farming long term), it can help identify any high value items and help to prevent any vendoring mistakes.
 
Loot appraiser is an addon that allows you to identify items by giving an instant “snapshot” of its average value or "looted item value".  This average value is obtained through auction house data from Tradeskillmaster, another addon.  By working hand in hand, these addons will allow you to ascertain if an item is worth selling in the first place, then allow you to list it on the auction house to maximize your gold.
 
It is an invaluable tool for transmog farming and I speak highly enough how it has helped me go from a complete novice to someone who has confidence in transmog farming.  
 
Below are two Youtube guides from the developer of the Lootappraiser addon WoWProfitz.  The videos will show you how to setup Lootappraiser and also install the Tradeskillmaster desktop application.  You will need to download and install BOTH Lootappraiser and Tradeskillmaster addons AND also the desktop application for your Tradeskillmaster  You can also find a google doc PDF written version to the setup HERE
 
Please note – setting up these addons does take a bit of time, so try and set aside at least an hour to go through the setup video, install the addons and give them a try in-game for yourselves to get them working.  I appreciate that this can seem like a lot of work but trust me it is 100% worth the time and the effort to get it up and running.  If you don't have the time to set them up right away give the videos a bookmark and come back when you can.  The most common problem with Lootappraiser not "working" is not having the TSM desktop application properly configured, so just ensure you follow WoWProfitz instructions to get them setup.  If you do have any problems feel free to message me and I will help where I can.
 

 

 
After using Lootappraiser for a few transmog runs you will wonder how you ever played without it.
 
In the transmog farming guides I will be giving approximate figures for the LIV to help you estimate the potential that you can loot with a particular farm or a particular area.  It is important to note that all of these figures are approximations and estimates and no item is guaranteed to sell.  Looting 40k worth of transmog items does not mean you have earned 40k gold.  The prices will vary from server to server (some lower some higher than what Lootappraiser shows you) and it can take weeks or even months to sell some items.
 
Ultimately a player has to have a desire to purchase your item and the price has to be reasonable for them to want to pay for it.
 
There has been some controversy around LIV due to the fact certain farmers, gold makers and streamers exaggerating the gold potential of a particular farm.  As mentioned above almost any player can farm transmog.  The only real requirement is time (which some players have a lot of).  I wish to make my stand point clear at this point.  Transmog farming CAN be very lucrative, however it takes some luck (or time) to get the item to drop, then some more time and correct pricing on the auction house to get an eventual sale.  Any farming approximations should be seen as "potential" gold.  It is only when you finally get a transmog sale that you have actually "earned" anything.  As long as you are aware of the limitations rather than being blinded by the large figures, you will be fine.

How do I know how much to sell my items for?


Pricing a piece of transmog can be fairly complicated, and as with any item, it will depend on your own server population and any potential competition you have on your auction house.  If you are serious about making large amounts of gold then addons are crucial in order to both list items at an appropriate price, and compete with other transmog farmers.
 
Tradeskillmaster is an extremely powerful addon that I will be reviewing in the future.  It is the most comprehensive auction house addon there is and it has the ability to list large numbers of items very quickly by using "groups".  It is great for listing transmog as you can put items of similar value into a specific price group and you can post 100's of item's in a few clicks.
 
Below are a few guides from Xionik and Sheyrah.  Sheyrah in particular is extremely competent with Tradeskillmaster and it should help in your ability to sell your items more efficiently and more importantly get that gold into your bags!
 


It is obviously possible to sell items without TSM, however I would stress at this point it is worth spending the time setting it up.  Even if you enjoy using the auction house, being able to list your auctions faster is a great plus.  As with Lootappraiser, it may feel a chore in its setup, but once you have it up and running you will wonder how you ever managed without it.  The less time you spend listing items at the auction house, the more time you can be farming for items.

Wrap Up


Patience and motivation are key to be successful at transmog farming and selling.  It can be really frustrating and demoralizing having to relist items time and time again with little to no sales.  However some of my best transmog sales have been made from items I have listed over 10 times!  Just like the drop itself you need a little bit of luck for a sale (and the right pricing of course).  Hopefully in Legion the wardrobe will increase the percentage of the player base purchasing items a well!
 
I appreciate that it may feel extremely daunting to setup the addons.  This is the largest barrier to most players as to why they try transmog and then give up not long after.  Remember, the players you are competing with on your server will be using these tools, so not to do so will put yourself at a huge disadvantage as you will struggle to be time efficient in your farming and your listing of items.
 
I will be publishing articles in the near future which will give both farming spots for you to try and also more specific guides on the addons Lootappraiser and Tradeskillmaster to help you get set up and started faster – so keep an eye out for them!
 
If you are wanting to give transmog farming a quick try then check out my Youtube guide to The Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and have a go for yourselves.
 
If you have any comments or things you feel I can add into this beginner's guide then please post below!
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This is such an excellent guide Peelyon. Transmog is an excellent market to get into aswell. It's made more enjoyable when you go out in the vast world, farming up your own items. Yes the auction house can be a viable place to build your inventory if the price is right, but the feeling of hearing that ding from LootAppraiser, when you've looted a very valuable item, cannot be substituted! LootAppraiser definitely, "making farming sexy".

Sheyrah and Wowprofitz were the two people I first found on YouTube, when I first started out in World of Warcraft. TSM can be a very tricky addon to setup straight away, but as you've mentioned, with the guides above, you can feel very comfortable as you're walked through every process. Once it's sorted, you'll be making gold by the bucket loads.

Surely, it's only a matter of time until the #PokermonMaster creates a guide on Battle Pets! lol :)

Again, well done mate, excellently written and full of information to help beginners and maybe experienced goblins in need of a new market to venture into. I'll try and add a link to this via my blog, to help promote it further.

 

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Thanks Grahran!  The pet battle selling /flipping guide is in the works already but will take plenty of time to get it right! wink.png

 

I agree about hearing the "ding" (for those that don't know Lootappraiser makes a sound when an item of particular value drops).  For someone who doesn't farm that much (off stream at least) it's always great to have that feeling of "maybe this run".

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I used to check Wowuction or undermine journal website to figure out the prices back in my stupidity days :D , but after a while my fingers hurt so bad that I smacked my head and started to learn TSM, has to be done. it's better if you install an addon and track prices yourself, cause it's a pain in the back to search for every item (duh... right?) 

Thanks for the guide, addons are great. never late to learn better ways to make some gold.

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Like I tried to elaborate above - although not compulsory - addons are a huge part of the game and the automation of a lot of basic tasks helps to make things like listing the auctions less tedious.  I know a lot of players that hear "TSM" and instantly turn off, but I can't stress enough how great an addon it is when you get to grips with it.

 

Make sure you let me know mnime of any successes you have!  

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      I'm raiding Mythic so my healing frames are tuned for 20-man.

      As you can see, HoT icon section changed - now I track what other healers are doing too so we wouldn't overlap with the healing and I'm be sure that assigned damage mitigation spells are used.
      The actual strings to import are in this separate thread because it's technically problematic to update them here in guide.
       
      I have to say that there are loads of options that I didn’t speak about here. But I tried to keep it short and basic.
      I always can answer any of your questions about VuhDo or you can continue to dig it by yourselves.
    • By Starym
      7.2 has arrived on the PTR, just days after Nighthold's opening and we already have the patch notes for this first build. Demon Assaults aka Broken Isles invasions, Pet battle dungeons, transmog sets, tab targeting improvements, 860 ilevel WQs, Arcway, CoS, Upper and Lower Karazhan added to Dungeon Finder, archaeology elite digsites and AP gains and more.

      You can also check out our early preview of the build, with the invasions, Tomb dungeon journal, Cathedral of Night dungeon, and more.
      Blizzard
      Patch 7.2 is now available for testing on the Public Test Realms (PTR). Participating on the Public Test Realms allows you to test a patch before it is released on live realms. Once you've had a chance to try things out, visit our PTR Discussion 7.2 forum to discuss the patch. To report issues or errors, use the in-game Submit Bug feature (found under Game Menu -> Help -> Submit Bug) or by visiting the PTR Bug Report 7.2 forum.
       
      More features are coming! New information for 7.2 features that are still in-development will be added soon. Please keep in mind that the notes below are not final, and details may be subject to change before the release of Patch 7.2. Not all content listed in the PTR Patch Notes may be available for testing. Content may have a limited test window.
      New Features

      Demon Assaults
      The Burning Legion is assaulting Azeroth with renewed determination. Look for Broken Isles zones to come under attack, fight to drive the Legion back, and defend the lands of your new allies.

      Pet Battle Dungeon
      Something nefarious is going on in the world of pet battles, and it’s up to you to look into it. If you have at least one level 25 battle pet, speak to Breanni in Dalaran to get directions to this new scenario.

      Updated Features

      Transmogrification Sets
      A new ‘Sets’ tab in the Appearances UI is where you’ll find this new way of tracking item sets from previous Raids, PvP Seasons, and more.

      Class Combat Updates
      The launch of Legion included many updates to class animations, sounds, and spell effects. These will continue in Patch 7.2 with updates to Hunters, Death Knights, and Balance Druids. More are on the way!

      Legion Reputation Updates
      Reputation earned beyond Exalted will now contribute towards earning additional rewards from Broken Isles faction emissaries.

      Tab Targeting
      In Patch 7.2, tab targeting should feel more natural. While in combat, you will no longer be able to accidentally tab to a target that is out of combat with you. Furthermore, you’re no longer able to tab to a target that neither your character nor your camera can see. This is very much a work-in-progress, and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

      Professions The Obliterum Forge should now always be available to players, and requires no questline. All item level 815 crafted end-game gear will now be crafted at item level 835. All existing items between item levels 815-830 will retain their existing item level. The first application of Obliterum will bring them up to 840, and the Obliterum cap has been increased to iLvl 875. Some World Quests that are related to Professions now reward 1 skill point in their associated Profession. Archaeology You can now get Artifact Power from Archaeology. New Elite digsites have been discovered in the Broken Isles. All enemies summoned by Archaeology can now be killed by multiple nearby players. Cooking Nomi now provides Prepared Ingredients as part of his work orders, which can be combined to create up to 10 servings of a random recipe known by the player.
      User Interface You can now assign a specialization to an equipment set in the Equipment Manager. An “Open All” button has been added to the mailbox. You can now preview an ensemble set by CTRL-clicking it. Spellbook Spells that haven’t been moved to an action bar are highlighted in the spellbook. Mousing over a spell highlights it on your action bar, making it easier to locate. Pet spells can now be dragged onto the player action bar. Quick Join Auto Accept: A setting has been added to allow friends and guild members to instantly join your queues without a confirmation. This setting is located in Interface Options -> Social. Group tooltips now show the available roles and if auto accept is enabled. Right click a Quick Join group to whisper a member of that group.
      Changes

      Dungeons and Raids Enemies’ damage and health have been increased for all Heroic and Mythic dungeons, and the item levels of gear found in Legion Dungeons has been increased. All Random Heroic dungeons now requires 825 item level to queue. Lower Karazhan and Upper Karazhan have been added to the Random Legion Heroic list in Dungeon Finder. The Arcway and Court of Stars have been added to the Random Legion Heroic list in Dungeon Finder.
      Items Set tokens for all raids from Serpentshrine to Siege of Orgrimmar have been updated to provide loot for your spec on right-click, in the same manner as newer raid set tokens. The vendor functionality of these items has not been changed.
      Classes Warrior Charge (and Intercept) now deals damage on arrival, and its snare begins after you hit your target.
      World Quests Broken Isles World Quest rewards now scale to item level 860 (was item level 845).
      We’ll outline many more changes and additions to the World of Warcraft Patch 7.2 PTR in the coming weeks.
       
      Lore (source)
      Welcome to the Patch 7.2 PTR! As we’re just getting our 7.2 public test phase underway, we’d like to give you some context into what you’ll see (and won’t see) in this first build.
      Most of Patch 7.2’s major content isn’t enabled in this build – that’ll be coming in a few weeks. Our primary testing focus for this build will be Demon Assaults, as well as general game stability (e.g. crashes). 7.2’s Pet Battle Dungeon should also be available for testing.
      There’s a few other things of note that are enabled for initial testing in this build, but be aware that many of them are still heavily under development:
      Transmog Item Sets: This is an update to the Transmogrification System that tracks the progress and collections of Raid and PVP item sets, and we’d love your feedback on it. Tab targeting improvements: We’re hard at work making some improvements to this feature, and have a few updates in this build that should make tab targeting feel more natural. Please let us know what you think! Some updated visual effects for Hunters, Death Knights, and Balance Druids: This is still very much in a work-in-progress state, but we’re making a few improvements to the look and feel of these classes, and want to hear your feedback.
      You may also start to see some bits and pieces of an improvement we’re making to PvP gearing in 7.2 through the Obliterum Forge (which will no longer require completing a quest chain to unlock). The intent of this system is to allow players who have received multiple pieces of unwanted gear to exchange them for a piece of their choosing. It’s not yet ready for testing, but it’s on the way.
    • By Stan
      The initial build of Patch 7.2 has been deployed to test realms. Here's a first overview.
      Patch Notes
      @Starym's post contains the early Patch Notes and you can read them here. New Spell Animations
      Death Knights, Balance Druids and Hunters have received spell updates. New Affixes
      A new affix called Bursting was added. When slain, non-boss enemies explode, causing all players to suffer 20% of their max health in damage over 4 sec. This effect stacks. Crafted Gear
      Obliterum item level cap was raised to 875 and all crafted items have had their item level increased to 835. Legon Invasions
      During invasions, world quests are replaced by invasion quests. The entire zone will be under attack. Quests completed beyond Exalted yield additional emissary rewards (via Paragon).
      There are multiple invasion quests available per invasion zone.

      Tomb of Sargeras Raid
      Nine bosses are at the moment present in the journal. There is no loot information available right now.
















      Kil'jaeden's Model is currently not available, but we were able to see it during the BlizzCon slideshow.
      Cathedral of Eternal Night Dungeon
      Is a four-boss dungeon that requires attunement, currently available on Heroic / Mythic difficulty.



      Karazhan
      Has been split into two, lower / upper Karazhan and can be now accessed via Dungeon Finder.
      Dungeon Item Level Update
      The item level of normal dungeons has been increased to 825+. The item level of heroic dungeons has been increased to 845+ The item level of Mythic dungeons has been increased to 865+. New Mounts
      The initial build also contains some of the new class mounts and they seem to have different color variations based on spec. New PvP mounts were added as well.
      The worm will drop in the Tomb of Sargeras.

      Death Knight

      Demon Hunter

      Druid

      Hunter



      Mage



      Monk

      Priest



      Paladin




      Rogue




      Shaman

      Warlock



      Warrior

    • By Stan
      Patch 7.2 is underway, hitting test servers today. The patch was previewed in more detail at BlizzCon 2016. It contains flying, the Tomb of Sargeras, custom flying mounts for every class, the Armies of Legionfall faction, Artifact updates and more!
      We don't expect all the content to be available immediately at PTR launch.
      Placeholder for tweet 822186409704329216 Placeholder for tweet 822187455063261185 Patch 7.2 Recap
      Flying is coming back! You'll have to complete the Legion Pathfinder achievement, revolving around outdoor gameplay. You'll need to reach Exalted with the new Legionfall rep. At the end of the Broken Shore experience, every class will get a custom class flying mount! Class Order Halls continues. The Tomb of Sargeras The Eye of Aman'thul is the fifth pillar of creation that awaits us in the Nighthold and we'll put them to use. We'll fight the Avatar of Sargeras and Kil'jaeden. Restoring and building elven ruins to create a foothold (similar to Isle of Quel'danas Patch 2.4) will be introduced when we'll be building our way up to the Tomb. Armies of Legionfall faction is introduced. Alliance & the Horde side to bring down a common foe. New World Quests Legion Assaults (similar to demon invasions) Will disable all world quests in a specific area, the sky will turn dark. Cathedral of Eternal Night (Dungeon) is coming, available in all difficulties. PvP in 7.2
      PvP Brawls (inspired by brawls in Hearthstone and Overwatch). Adds variations to custom battleground rulesets. Southshore vs. Tarrel Mill is back. 15 vs 15 player arenas are coming. Winter Arathi Basin Low visibility twist. Mounted combat is likely to happen (Ion mentions all players on rats while fighting) Artifact Updates in 7.2
      15 new points to spent to empower your weapon. You can spend a fourth point  in existing trait. New gold trait coming. New ways to upgrade your weapon A new three-pointer. Relics that will modify more than one trait will be available. There's a continuation  of the questline A new hidden appearance for all Artifacts will be added . Requires proving class trials. Guardian Druids are getting an awesome looking bear form! Dungeon Content in 7.2
      Tomb of Sargeras raid will be added. Baseline Heroic/Mythic adjustments Across the board the difficulty and rewards of existing dungeons will be increased to stay relevant. Upper & Lower Karazhan (available in Heroic & Mythic difficultties). New affixes (Imagine all mobs being a blood of Il'gynoth). Legion End Content
      To put an end to the Legion once and for all, we'll have to venture to Argus. More details will be announced soon™.
    • By Stan
      With Patch 7.1.5 live, you may have noticed an increased drop-rate of Curious Coins. Aerythlea confirmed that in a blue post.
      Aerythlea
      I'll pull this one out of stealth, the drop-rate of Curious Coins was indeed increased with 7.1.5.
      (Source)
      What Items Can You Get?
      Xur'ios in Dalaran offers different items every day. If you want a specific item, you need to regularly pay him a visit. The items he sells are
      Arcadian War Turtle Boon of the Nether Formula: Soul Fibril Gjallar's "Horn" Ingram's Puzzle Krota's Shield Mote of Light Recipe: Flamespike Recipe: Leather Love Seat Schematic: Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix Technique: Straszan Mark Arcadian War Turtle
      Costs 150 Curious Coins.
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