Manny and Joce are back covering all the news from PAX East this week, along with some Alpha news, the remote auction house closing, Mionelol soloing a M15+ dungeon, as well as dates, dates, dates! Continuing on from Vol’jin last week, they cover the lore of the Zandalari before moving into this week’s Community Resource, Trade Skill Master. Spoiler alert, this resource is not for the faint of heart. Finally, they take a listener question about the best resources to use as a transmog collector. 

Blizzcon is Coming

  • November 2nd – 3rd
    • Tickets on sale May 9th @ 7 PM PDT and May 12th @ 10 AM PDT
    • $199 + tax and fees – limit of 4 per order
    • BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Ticket Sale May 16th @ 7:00 PM PDT

Pax East News

  • The Battle for Azeroth begins on August 14th
    • Splash page is now live on the launcher
    • The cadence of content is expected to follow the model set in legion
    • The War Campaign will be the main push as we move into BfA throughout leveling and into end game content
    • Pre-launch event is estimated to be 4 – 6 weeks prior to the expansion
    • The prelaunch event will contain a story-driven campaign that will take you from a paragon of your class into a champion of your faction
    • There will be events starting in darkshore leading through Teldrissal and Lorderon  
  • Next wave of Allied Race details announced
    • Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag’har Orcs will be available to players after completing the War Campaign after the BfA launch
    • Class options have been datamined for both races
    • Zandalari and Kul’Tiran Humans are slated for later in the expansion
    • Both races have shown unique druid forms other class options are not confirmed at this time
  • Warfronts were explained
    • PvE content where factions will gain control over strategic areas
    • One faction will control the Warfront and will have access to special content (ie: world bosses)
    • The non-active faction will contribute resources to begin the PvE event to gain control of the warfront
    • Blizzard has said that each faction should control the Warfront for about a week or so and that neither faction will be able to hold the warfront for a prolonged period of time

Remote AH Closing

  • Later this month the remote AH will be disabled on April 18th
  • This affects both the mobile app and the AH through the main site
  • API will remain intact so community sites and add-ons should remain unaffected
  • https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/21655806#1

Mionelol Solos M 15+

Mionelol who has been soloing raid bosses and M+ content has done it again

Alpha News

Build 26367 was pushed earlier this week

  • Vol’dun Opens for testing
    • Desert zone is the 3rd area of Zandalar
    • Home of the Vulpera; the Sethrak; and, the exiled criminals of the Zandalari
    • Desert dunes mostly surrounded by mountain ridges
  • Heart of Azeroth and Azerite Gear Testing begins
    • Incredibly early look with 1 chest piece given to freshly created toons
    • Placeholder UI with choices of Azerite Powers
    • Azerite Powers differ between classes with choices at different tiers
    • Tiers unlocked as the Heart of Azeroth levels up (1, 4, 7, and 10)
    • There are 4 choices at tier 1, 3 choices at tier 2, 2 choices at tier 3, and a single power at tier 4.  
    • At this time the powers do not differ between classes and there is no way to change the selected powers once they are chosen.
  • http://www.wowhead.com/news=283292/azerite-traits-for-testable-heart-of-azeroth-system-in-26367
  • http://www.wowhead.com/news=283262/battle-for-azeroth-zone-preview-voldun

Trade Skill Master (TSM)

With the remote Auction House going away, and with BFA around the corner, we thought it was timely to talk about Trade Skill Master, an addon suite designed to help both casual gold makers as well as experienced auction house goblins streamline their gold-making processes including everything from crafting things to buying mats to snatch (dealfinding) lists to creating and canceling auctions.

  • TSM Website
    • Once you create an account, the main TSM site shows you a dashboard for your realm, with sections for the BMAH, Great Deals, and Group Deals
  • TSM In-game Addon
    • Set up lists to auto-post your auctions from your bags
      • Different thresholds for starting price buy-outs
      • Can set not to post if items are outside of ranges
    • Flipping items based on market value
  • TSM App
    • The desktop app runs in the background outside of the game and allows you pull information from the database
    • Without the desktop app you will have to run scans of the AH to keep your information up to date
  • Tips and Tricks

Links

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