Hey everyone so this is my shadowlands prep guide for anyone trying to hit millions during shadowlands! I know alot of people already are hitting that on here but hopefully this can add some things to your To-Do list before shadowlands! I have been doing this a while across multiple servers and I promise that if you do all of these things before shadowlands you will hit millions during the first couple months of shadowlands launch!
Goldmaking Prep Basics-
Essentially the short and sweet is that you must have druids for speed runs, material farming, transmog farming and even end game open world farming. You can have other classes but if you don’t have a druid your hurting yourself.
You need to have at least 1 bank toon for each of the “types” of items. For example i have bank toons for materials, low end transmog, high end transmog etc and splitting these items into different banks helps alot with clutter and efficiency.
And finally DIVERSIFY YOUR MARKET im not talking at the end of the expansion. I’m talking for a majority of the expansion you should be looking for different markets to test on your server. Test those markets and see if they are really dead or if your just not selling the items that sell. Transmog still sells. Test transmog from all expansions and low end to high end, as well as crafted items before you write your server off as dead for transmog.
2. Must Have Addons to get familiar with
This is simple if your not using TSM and All the things your hurting yourself. Take the time watch some videos on them and truly learn how to use them. Samadan is my favorite with this for his series on TSM CHECK IT OUT!!
3. Alt army building
If you are an older goblin you probably already have 10-15 max alts. But if you don’t then jump on this. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE WITH THE BUFF!! You at a minimum need enough max level characters per server you play to have 1 of each profession at max level. This makes switching professions during ups and downs easy instead of having to spend that time during the expansion and playing catch up.
4. Stacking Professions
Same as above make sure each server you are serious about making gold on have 1 of each of the main professions at max level. This will diversify your market and give you a good idea of what end game items are selling on your server. And you can hit markets for selling all the armor types, potions, herbs, etc. If you don’t have this then your only hurting yourself.
5. Items to Buy now / Craft Now
There are alot of different items that you can suggest and I know this is not a complete list but the items I suggest are :
Potion of Slow fall
Goblin gliders always sell well during the beginning of an expansion because of no flying. Then bear tartar will sell for the speed boost even though its been nerfed. And I know they are bringing out a new speed buff food but the price will be alot more. So you will still see reliable sales due to the price difference. And finally Potion of slow fall this is a great backup item to goblin gliders that I have sold in the past. These are great additional items to through on the AH during shadowlands launch. You can snag them cheap on most AH’s so just keep an eye out and start stockpiling.
6. Building Multiple Servers
IF YOU ARE NEWER TO GOLD MAKING AND HAVE NOT DONE THE ABOVE 5 POINTS COMPLETELY ON YOUR MAIN SERVER DO NOT DO THIS. THIS WILL ONLY SPREAD YOU TOO THIN AND MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT ON YOU!!
So once you have done the above you need to work on moving out into different servers for multiple reasons. I personally play 3 servers at the moment. I have 1 high pop horde, 1 high pop alliance and 1 mediumlow pop that I sell mog on. This is essential because this gives you a way to flip through servers with pet arbitrage as well. If your doing this before shadowlands I would personally make 1 bank alt a death knight, then make a demon hunter. Level the demon hunter up gear them out which is insanely easy atm. And then watch some videos on freehold boosting and run some boosts on the new server. Most servers are still running 4-6k per level which is great gold. This will get you started out on a new server and then you can repeat numbers 1-5 on the list on your new server!!
Hope this helps everyone out and gets you closer to your gold-making goals!!!