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Who is The Jailer?

The Jailer – The BBEG of the Shadowlands Expansion for World of Warcraft. This guy is powerful. Evil. Corrupted. Coming soon (?) to a raid near you.

But who is he really? Bellular Gaming took all the available lore and crammed it all into one handy video. Who is The Jailer? What does he want?

WoW Leveling Pre-Shadowlands

Well here we are. The World (of Warcraft) has changed once again. Shadowlands is coming… eventually. But in the meantime, we as players can take this time to adapt to Patch 9.0. This means changes to class skills, talents, and dealing with the level squish from 120 to 50.

With the squish comes certain benefits. This might not be a bad time to level up some alts. By all accounts, leveling now is much quicker than before. Bellular (@BellularGaming on Twitter) over at Bellular Gaming cranked out this video to explain just what the Hell happened, how the Hell to level, and where the Hell to do it.

Needless to say, I’m looking forward to leveling a few more alts.

Hell no.

Order Hall Goldmaking

My Grandpappy used to say – “Fucking Goblins keep stealing my lucky underwear!” He also used to say, “When life hands you lemons, kick him in the bollocks.”

Grandpappy was a unique duck.

Still, if you sifted through the madness you could salvage a kernel of wisdom. Like the lemon thing. Make the most of a situation, or something like that.

My work schedule last week was atrocious. I was covering for a co-worker, so I ended up working six nights in a row. That meant that not only was I a barely functioning zombie with blood consisting of 20% coffee, but I wouldn’t have very much time to play World of Warcraft. My non-work waking hours, few as they were, would be spent with actual people doing actual things.  Life can be busy like that.

Last Monday before I started work, I was at the gym trying to sweat some life back into me while running on the treadmill. Soaked in my sweaty shame, I came across this Youtube video from Bellular – How to use the Order Hall to make some easy gold. Like, a lot of gold.



I was intrigued. Most of my Order Halls were functional enough to run like the video suggested. I did use the catchup mechanic and bought the armor tokens for a few of my Order Hall Champions. Once everyone was sitting at 880 iLevel, I spread some resources around to everyone and set things in motion. I decided I’d try this for a week, from server reset to server reset. I’d do this with the five characters I had on my Horde server, using the mobile app to check on their missions while I was at work. I would only run gold missions, or armor missions to boost any Champion who was not yet at 900 iLevel. When resources ran low, I would log into the game for a few minutes to redistribute bloods to resources. I’d pop in, snap a few screenshots, and log out. I didn’t farm, didn’t sell on the auction house at all. I also didn’t pay attention to how much gold was on each character until the week of testing was done.

Today was the magic day. I would see just how much gold my five characters made with almost next to no playtime.  I logged in and transferred all the gold to one character so I could see the results.

The grand total: 75,092 gold.

I was a little shocked, and a little more impressed. Granted, the gold missions were more plentiful on the two characters with more epic followers. But even the characters who has mostly blue level followers still managed to make anywhere from 5-8k each. Prior to this, I was making my gold by selling Hexweave Bags on the AH. But the Order Hall seemed much more lucrative without sinking a whole bunch of time into it.

Naturally it’s not as easy as it sounds. Like Warlords of Draenor’s Garrison gold factories, it took a great deal of setup before they became profitable. Order Halls are much the same. You need the Champions, the gear, and the missions for it to pay off. Maybe this past week was just a run of good luck. Maybe I couldn’t repeat those results.

So I decided to try it again.

I wanted to compare the Order Hall results with my previous passive gold-making technique with Hexweave Bags. I have four tailors on my Alliance server, and one character  with a fleshed out Order Hall. On the Horde side, I will run the Order Halls again. In another week, I will compare the results and see what the results are. Will the old lazy style bring in more gold? Will the Order Hall method pay off again? I will find out in a week!

In any case, I think I’ll have a WoW Token waiting for me at the end of this.

Star Wars Transmog

Death Knight Jedi

Spellfire Longswords make great Lightsabers.


As you may have noticed in the past little while, I’ve been working on getting more of a Star Wars feel on some of my characters. Today, Bellular helped fuel my issues by releasing a video with some Star Wars inspired WoW Transmogs.

Check it out. Enjoy. Take notes. Start farming.


May The Force Transmog Be With You.

Making Gold In WoD – Patch 6.1

This is Warlords of Draenor. The expansion that asks the important question: “Who needs flying? Are you too lazy to walk across your own garrison? Y’know, since nobody leaves their garrison anymore.”

True story too. The recent patch 6.1 now gives you even more reasons to stay inside your garrison – from a Juke Box (to change the mood music while you mine/herb) to World Bosses who come right to your door (dude don’t step on my stable). Fight the good fight without ever leaving the comfort of your cushy home away from home. Aren’t we supposed to be waging a war against the Iron Horde?

Now about gold. What of gold? Turns out, Patch 6.1 just made it easier to earn gold without having to leave your garrison. The life of a shut-in just got a whole lot more profitable, and Bellular will tell you how to cash in.