Gold Cap Challenge: Update 56

8.1 Launched this week, sadly I had a lot less time to take advantage than I was planning as both my daughter and fiancee got sick. I still got in some nice sinister combatant sales however!

You can find the original post here and my earlier updates here.

The Rules

  • Same realm as Zero to One Million
  • No transfered battlepets
  • No transfered gold
  • Get to gold cap


  • A1: /played since last update: 5 hours
  • A1: /played total: 18 days 17 hours
  • A2: /played since last update: 5 hours
  • A2: /played total: 13 days 4 hours
  • Total gold account 1 (missions and quests): 273 140 gold
  • Total gold account 2 (AH character):  8 421 071 gold
  • Total AH value: 11 353 968 gold
  • Total gold Acquired: 49 355 815 gold
  • Total gold spent: 40 934 744 gold

What did I do?

8.1 finally launched this week. The main thing I focused on was of course to get the new sinister combatant recipes as high as possible. I only had about 16 marks of honor, but I’ll be taking advantage of the brawl to get a couple more rank 3s. I only have blacksmithing at 120, so there’s not that many recipes. 

My liquid gold increased by a very nice amount, with an increase of 700k this week. The main reason for this is that I spent very little gold, only spending about 100k. My sales were 800k, which is better than last week, while my AH quantity was reduced by about 1 million gold. 

We can see that most of my gold came in when i collected a single mailbox on Thursday, when I had a 300k gold  BoE that sold alongside my first batch of sinister combatant gear. 

Week 56 dashboard graph
As we can see I didn’t spend much gold this week.

TSM sales

Week 56 sales
A couple of BoEs and some sinister combatant gear

The screenshot above is actually missing the biggest sale this week for some reason, as I sold a pair of Splatterguards for 300k. It’s also missing some sinister combatant sales, as I have sold more than 3 of those. Overall though I’ve sold an OK number of BoEs, while 

We can see that I sold a decent number of enchants as well as another Legion armor piece. The Legion former item level 850 gear is actually selling quite well for crafted transmog, and I would suggest keeping one of each in stock if you have the Blood of Sargeras required. 

Material flipping has once again been extremely slow as I haven’t been selling much. I wanted to wait for 8.1 and any shakeups in price to settle before going back in. I did make some investments in Hardened Tempest Hides, Tempest Hides, Deep Sea Satin and Platinum Ore that all look like they’re paying off. I only have about 2k each of Deep Sea Satin and Hardened hides though, so nothing crazy, but it’ll be somewhere between 6-10 gold profit per on average. 

Week 56 Resales
Almost no materials sold this week as I kept away. 


Week 56 inventory
My inventory is still dominated by BoEs.

My inventory is still primarily composed of BoEs. I still have a ton of Tidespray Linen and Platinum Ore. My Tiragarde Perch stockpile is still massive as the guy I bought them from just keeps posting them. His pockets seem bottomless. so the price is plummeting. 

Panthers are still in stock, which is nice. I won’t have to worry about restocking them for a while. 

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