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12.29.15 Transmog List Update - Added Vendor Subgroup

Hey guys,

Thanks to Heenicks_ on this thread it was brought to my attention that my transmog list had quite a few vendor items which had high price thresholds.

Of course, I've now updated my transmog list to include Vendor as a source, as well as my usual regrouping by price.

This of course will probably tank prices on the vendor gear in the long run, but if you want to try and trick your competition who did not update their lists to purchase these items, then now's the time! I may restructure based on the currency required to obtain the item from a vendor, but do not have the time to do so at the moment. Also keep in mind the DMF groupings are higher due to the time out from the DMF. These will likely continue to fluctuate based on when I pull the data.

Hope you had a great holiday, and a happy new year!!

Cheers,
Phat Lewts

Transmog: Phat Lewts' New Method

Hey guys,

It's 3 months short of being 2 years since I came out with my most recent transmog method/list, and that's way too long. On the heels of Blizzcon, where there was a big change announced to transmog (officially at least), I'm coming out with my new lists. Some may be saying transmog is dead, but that's TBD. There's some great discussion going on in the premium section of The Consortium if you have access to that, or in /r/woweconomy here about the changes to the market that Legion will bring

To me, transmog is not dead, any more than the pet market is since pets are account wide. So long as items require to be bound to be learned, there will still be a viable market for transmog. That being said we still have at least 9 months until Legion, so check out my latest (and greatest) transmog video/setup (direct link to new list here):






Cheers,
Phat Lewts

Transmog List Update 9.11.15

Just wanted to put out a quick post that I've updated the xmog list tot their current subgroup status and uploaded it to my normal location for my Xmog lists. I've now created 2 separate lists, a TSM 2 Import and a TSM 3 Import, for those of you trying out the TSM 3 Beta. For those of you who care, the import string has changed a bit for 3, there's now an indicator for an item vs. a pet, etc. So now instead of having items:

1234,33232,55454

they need to be listed as:

i:1234,i:33232,i:55454

That being said, I only have TSM 3 at the moment, and I've only actually tested importing the TSM 3 groups. They work swimmingly. If the TSM 2's don't work, let me know, but I'm pretty used to updating that list!


Cheers,
Phat Lewts

Theory of Transmog

This is a post I've wanted to do for a while, so buckle in kiddies, we're going for a ride.

Transmog is a Long Term Investment
One of the most common questions I see from transmog selling beginners is "I've got X items, and I'm not getting many sales, what am I doing wrong?" The answer of course is nothing, granted X is insignificant, say less than a few hundred. Even in the hundreds, transmog can be slow. Transmog isslow.

I also see people claiming they're going to farm a bunch of xmog and turn it around for a WoW Token before their sub expires in 3 days. Really? No. Sure, you can get a piece that's worth 11k, but your buyer needs time to find it. Now if you are trying to sell to sellers, then by all means mark it down low and lose lots of gold, but transmog is the Looooong Game if you're playing it right, and is not a quick turnover market.

Transmog to me is not a market you get in immediately. At first you want to invest your gold in fairly liqu…

What I Want From Legion Gold Making

So the new WoW expansion has been announced and the buzz has begun. This article is going to be an opinion piece of my impressions of WoD gold making and what needs to change in Legion.

WoD Goldmaking
WoD was supposed to be an ultimate revolution in gold making. From the beginning, early stages of the Alpha, we were promised a profession revamp, and there were many interactions between the developer Hwoo and the Consortium gold making community. You can go back and read some of the conversations if you'd like, but the basic gist from the gold making community at the time was we were being "heard" by the devs. We all had a sense of optimism heading into WoD that everything would be more interesting, and new challenges would arise from a "new profession system", and gold making had finally reached a golden age.

Unfortunately, that's not what we were delivered. What we got at launch felt like a half-baked product, and left a lot of professions high and dry. Go…

TSM Vendoring

Hey guys,

Just a quick post to let you know I've got a new video on my YouTube channel. It's a video where I cover a new module to TSM 3, TradeSkillMaster_Vendoring. Check it out and subscribe to see the new TSM 3 videos in the works!




Cheers,
Phat Lewts

TSM 3 Teaser

Hey guys,

Today I've got a nice little treat for you, I've released a sneak peak into all the new features of TSM 3. I made a video, I was aiming for it to be kinda short, but it ended up going on for 25 minutes or so. I rambled a bit, but I covered a lot of the great new features of TSM 3.

If you want to check out the video you can find it at this link. If there's anything you want to see more in depth, feel free to leave a comment with ideas!


Cheers,
Phat Lewts

Updated Transmog List 4.18.15

Hey guys,

Once again I've updated my transmog list to be current with today's global market prices. The defunct list is items below 150 I suggest not even bothering with, and in fact the 150-250 group may be worth avoiding as well. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section of this post and I will get to them ASAP!

Much love.

Cheers,
Phat Lewts

Initial Reception of the WoW Token

So the WoW Token was released on US realms this Tuesday, and it's been an interesting ride so far.


If you aren't in the know, a WoW Token provides us goblins a way to pay for our WoW subscriptions using our favorite virtual currency - gold. WoW Tokens can be purchased from the auction house and have pricing based on demand and some super secret Blizzard formula.

Initial Reception
WoW Tokens started out at 30k gold. Right after the initial release, the price went up a bit, but fell below 30k and hasn't seen it since. You can personally track the WoW Token price on wowtoken.info, a site created by one of our favorite goblin enablers, Erorus, the creator of The Undermine Journal.

So far the price has been hard to pin down. Blizzard has gone from hourly to quarter-hourly back to hourly adjustments, but consistently, the adjustment in price (supposedly driven by demand has been +/- 1% at each iteration. Below is the graph from wowtoken.info at the time of this post:




















TradeSkillMaster AppHelper

Hey guys,

Quick post just to let you know that there's a new official TSM module out to help support updating the in game addon prices via the TSM App. The new module is necessary to get the data from the most recent version from the app, and will be essential moving forward. I've added it to my download package for the TradeSkillMaster Suite, and if you want to learn more and/or leave feedback about the new app, you can do so on this thread from The Consortium.

Don't forget to manuallyupdate AuctionDB and Wowuction (they will show as modified). Having old versions will cause errors! 


Cheers,
Phat Lewts

WoW Token Coming Out Soon.™

So Blizzard has officially announced that the WoW Token is coming out Soon.™ I thought they announced that already, but this soon is sooner than the last soon, by pure fact that it happened later in time. If you want to read the official Blizzard post, you can find it here.



Price Per Token
So Blizzard finally released their starting price per token, $20 USD, and the rough equivalent depending on your local currency. This is not all too surprising, and to me seems a fairly reasonable number to increase profits. They will once again be using American servers as the guinea pig, and releasing it there first. It's going to be interesting to watch that's for sure. Blizz has announced they would be determining the price, which if they weren't having independent auditors from some major accounting firm come and analyze it, well duh Blizz! I myself have just had my 6 month sub renew about a week before the original announcement, so I will be observing the price at first, and waiting…

The WoW Token - Gold for Game Time

As I discussed in my previous post, Blizzard is toying around with the idea of releasing a game time for gold option. Today they released a more in depth post about how they're planning to implement it. If you want to read the post in it's entirety, you can find it here.



The Gold Maker's Summary If you (quite like me) only care about how this effects the avid gold maker, not the average player buying the token to sell for gold, it's pretty cut and dry. The tokens can be bought from the Shop (in game or otherwise) for $$$, and are worth 30 days of game time. Blizzard has not specified for how much real money (TBD), but one would think somewhere in the $15 range. 
I believe Blizzard's true motivations in doing this will show when the pricing comes out. Right now they're claiming it will cut down on illegitimate gold selling and stealing of accounts. To me if they price it over $15, Blizzard will be making a statement, because they will now be making more than they p…

Transmog List Update March 1st, 2015

Once again, I've updated my transmog list. You can find the updated list here, or by clicking the button at the top of the page. I've been reevaluating the groups every month or so, you can give credit to this particular update to Cryan:

@PhatLewtsGold any update on the transmog list?
— Cryan (@CryanTSM) February 28, 2015
Anyway, the groups are reorganized to the most recent TSM Global Market Prices, and sorted accordingly. As always, with these new groups, ignore the defunct group, as it has dropped below my lowest threshold (or not if you really don't want to).

Mog on!



Cheers,
Phat Lewts

@PhatLewtsGold
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The Current State of Mats

One effects of adding the raw material traders in 6.1 is that mats now have a more solid floor under their price. For most mats this means they will go up in price, for others it won't do much (see Enchanting). Another thing this does though, that's possibly more important, is establish relationship prices between mats.

Ore and Herbs
At the time of this post we've seen the fur trader, ore trader and currently have the enchanting trader on US servers. An interesting phenomena has occurred on my server in particular, which doesn't overly surprise me, but leaves me scratching my head. Yesterday on ore's first day the prices shot up from under 1g per piece to over 2g. Even now the price is hovering just under 2g the day after. That is fine and dandy, and more expensive mats means more profit in general so I'm happy to see it. What surprises me though is that herbs have not yet equalized to ore prices.

Transmog List Updated Feb 8th 2015

Hey guys,

Just a quick update to let you know that I've updated my transmog list to show the most current and up to date information as far as TSM global source grouping. For more information, feel free to check out my last post on this at this link. Enjoy! List HERE!


Cheers,
Phat Lewts

@PhatLewtsGold
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Transmog: Salvage Yards/Updated List

So I've been hearing a lot of talk about how the Savage Yard is going to be a transmog killer. While it will definitely have an effect on prices of some items, I decided to do a bit of a "study" to see how the Savage Yard is effecting transmog prices.

The DATAZ!
I've compared the Historical Market (60 Day Avg) to the Region Market (14 day avg weighted to more recent data), along with some data that I pulled in November 2014. Now I cannot tell exactly when the data was downloaded, but I last edited the original file (was pulling data for another project that never got finished) on November 12th, 2014. Anyway, I've posted the spreadsheet for download and discussion over at The Consortium Forums. The TL;DR is that on average, the percent change in price of Xmog was +3.5%, the overall percent change in respect to every item summed was -6.5%. If you're wondering how these can be different, consider the following:

Item Old Price New Price % Change Awesome Xmog 2 4 1…