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Get 30 Days of free TSM Premium!

We understand that you may have some extra time available at the moment, and World of Warcraft may even be a welcome escape. If you’re looking to obtain the sought after Brutosaur mount or are currently focusing your energy on kickstarting your gold-making activities, we wanted to strengthen your efforts with 30 free days of TradeSkillMaster Premium.

What do I get with TradeSkillMaster Premium?

  • Peace of mind, with automated remote backups of all your TSM profiles, groups, operations and accounting data. In the event of data loss, or moving to a new system, you won’t have to worry about rebuilding your TSM configuration from the ground up. Check your latest backups and mark up to 20 as ‘saved’ so they’ll never be removed.
  • Quality of life, with Great Deal searching directly in-game, no need to leave the Auction House. Head to the Shopping tab and search with a click.
  • Additional perks, with ad-free site browsing and recognition in our Discord server. Sync your TSM Account with our bot on Discord to get a golden name, plus access to a private off-topic chat for Premium members.

How do I get 30 free days of TradeSkillMaster Premium?

If you’re not already a Premium TSM member, you can opt-in for 30 days of free TSM Premium by using code TSM2020 on our redeem page. This code will be active from today, May 1st, through to May 31st at 23:59 Pacific. You must register for a free TSM account in order to redeem the code.

Sniping with TSM in 8.3

Since the new Auction House changes went live in patch 8.3, we wanted to clarify some of the changes in fuctionality to the Sniper feature in TradeSkillMaster.

One of the biggest underlying changes, which was referenced in the blog post earlier this year, is that the AH no longer has ‘pages’.

Before 8.3 you could only see 50 auctions at a time, and you could only get information for another set of 50 auctions if you loaded the next or previous page. This also meant that there was a ‘first’ page and a ‘last’ page, and based on the way Auctions were sorted you could reliably identify those which had just been posted if they were on the ‘last’ page.

After 8.3 with pages being removed and no means to sort auctions by ‘most recent’, the only way to replicate the Sniper functionality is to repeatedly run a search for the items on the Auction House in general – just like you would search for something in the Default Blizzard UI.

This may feel sluggish and slower compared to how Sniper functioned before 8.3, so we would recommend using a smaller, focused group of items for a targeted approach to Sniping which requires searching for fewer things on the Auction House. We would also recommend removing the #Default Sniper Operation from the Base Group, as that will waste time running searches for all items that are not otherwise explicitly grouped.

When you search for an item in TSM or in the Default Blizzard UI, all items listed will be returned since there are no pages as described earlier. This behaviour will also occur behind the scenes when Sniping which slows down the process a little further – so when an auction is found to match your Sniper Operation, all auctions listed for that item will be loaded but those that do not match your Sniper Operation will be discarded by TSM.

We hope you are still finding deals while using TSM Sniper in 8.3. We will continue to explore options to improve the feature and adapt it to the new Auction House.

TradeSkillMaster to power Classic AH Database by NexusHub

We’re very happy to announce our partnership with NexusHub, to provide Auction House data for a brand new Classic WoW AH Database.

Through the NexusHub, you can monitor and report on current item prices on the Classic WoW Auction House as well as dive in to pricing history for all realms and factions in both regions, completely free. With this data they are also able to offer estimated Crafting profits and material price information for your convenience.

In addition, the entire database is available in a fully open and free API to integrate in your gold-making spreadsheets, apps or services.

You can access the site via desktop and mobile via classic.nexushub.co or nexushub.co/wow-classic today!

Read more from NexusHub developer Nakroma on the /r/woweconomy subreddit.

TSM Addon Changes for Patch 8.3

The first update to TradeSkillMaster in 2020 will be a considerable adaptation to the upcoming Auction House changes planned in Patch 8.3. If you haven’t heard about the in-game AH overhaul, or would like a reminder of the details, head over to the Wowhead preview post here.

The TSM Team have been primarily focusing getting the addon ready for Patch 8.3 since it was announced and made available on the PTR back in October. The following changes and adjustments have been made in the TSM Addon in Retail WoW for Patch 8.3 (Classic is not affected by this update):

Shopping & Sniper

One of the main changes of the Auction House is that listings are no longer paginated. You will no longer see 50 listings per page, because the AH is just one page now. This means there is no longer a first and last page of listed items.

Because of this change, we have adapted the Buyout Sniper to scan the entire Auction House. Additionally we have decided to retire the Bid Sniper, since it is no longer possible to bid on ‘commodities’ or sort them by duration.

When buying ‘commodities’, an extra confirmation dialog will be shown to enter the quantity to be bought at the lowest price. TSM can only let you buy the lowest priced commodities as per the new underlying Auction House behaviour.

Auctioning

With the new ‘commodities’ system, the Stack Size is no longer important in an Auctioning Operation so it has been removed. The Post Cap will determine how many items you are posting now, which has a maximum quantity increased to 5,000 from 200. Having multiple Auctioning Operations assigned to a group isn’t as useful as it was prior to 8.3, but this functionality has not been removed from TSM – your commodities will be posted in one large stack, per Operation.

When you run a Cancel Scan, TSM will suggest that you cancel an Auction that has been undercut, or has been listed more recently than your own at the same price.

It is also no longer necessary to Undercut with the new ‘last-in-first-out’ system, so Auctioning Operations will have no Undercut set on creation and by default.

All Auctioning Operations will be automatically migrated to function in 8.3 with the previously mentioned conditions in mind:

– Existing Operations with a Post Cap and Stack Size will multiply (Post Cap * Stack Size) to create a new Post Cap value
– Existing Operations with fixed-amount Undercuts will be rounded to the nearest 1s, meaning the default 1c will become ‘0’

Mailing

Some other infrastructure changes that Blizzard introduced for Patch 8.3 has allowed the mailbox to operate more efficiently. TSM will be updated to leverage the new 100 item inbox (up from 50) and 15 second mailbox refresh (down from 60).

Preview

You can test out all of the new changes on the PTR by updating to TSM4 version 4.9, which is live now. You can grab it on Twitch or let your TSM Desktop Application automatically update for your convenience.

Should you encounter any issues, please drop by our Discord server and let us know!

Classic Pricing Data is now available through the TSM Application!

We’ve been hard at work setting up the infrastructure to process and distribute pricing data through the TSM Desktop Application and are happy to confirm that this is now available for Classic.

This functionality relies on your diligent Auction House scanning, so this does not mean that you no longer need to manually scan on your Realm and Faction. The more players that continue to scan, the more robust and accurate the AuctionDB data will be.

With the introduction of addon version 4.8.8, the application will now update AuctionDB values assuming you have set up your Classic realm on the TSM website settings. A free account is required to set up your realms and access the app.

Other changes in version 4.8.8 include more accurate Disenchant data in your tooltips, and various fixed to profession windows not loading correctly. More details can be found in the changelog

If you encounter any issues in Classic WoW, be sure to join the Discord server for assistance.

TradeSkillMaster Classic Updates

It’s been somewhat of a turbulent start to Classic WoW, and we have been hard at work to get things right now that we’re back at the original Auction House of Azeroth. Here’s some of the things we are rolling out from today.

Manual Auction House Scans

In the mean time, we have been able to implement a manual scan as it previously existed in TradeSkillMaster. At the Auction House you can type /tsm scan to update both your DBMinBuyout and your DBMarket values. This data will persist after logging out.

Other Price Sources

Now that Auctioneer has been released for Classic, we have been able to fix the issue preventing AucAppraiser, AucMinBuyout, and AucMarket from working as intended and these price sources are now available to use in TradeSkillMaster. We have also introduced support for the addon Auction House Database, which provides an alternative light-weight option for scanning in Classic.

As always, you can type /tsm sources in-game to view the price sources available to you – based on the addons you have installed.

Desktop App Support

The TradeSkillMaster Desktop app now fully supports the WoW Classic game. This means your TSM profiles and data will be backed up by the application and the addon files will be updated automatically. With this release, there are two distinct versions of TradeSkillMaster – one for Retail and one for Classic. They are listed as such on Twitch/Curseforge as well, however the TSM Desktop App will keep them both updated. This also means you no longer need to tick the option to ‘Load out of date Addons’ for Classic.

In addition, you will now also be able to add your Classic WoW Realm and faction to the app. Pricing data for the Classic realms will be coming SoonTM.

Region Data Changes

As a final note, we have made an adjustment to the region level data provided through the Desktop Application. Now you will only receive data for a region if you have at least one realm from that region added to your application. If you had a realm from the EU region, you will only receive EU region data. This should reduce bandwidth and in-game addon loading times.

Additional Fixes

We have several more fixes in testing for various Classic-specific issues, expect another addon update in the coming days which will be discussed in a new blog post.

Want to report an issue?

If you run in to an issue or have a problem with TradeSkillMaster in Classic WoW, please join our Discord server for assistance.

TSM4 to be available in WoW Classic!

In the lead up to the launch on August 27th, we wanted to let you all know that TradeSkillMaster 4 will be available and functioning in WoW Classic!

As of version 4.8 of TSM, the addon will load in-game for Classic just as it does for Retail. You may need to select the option to ‘load out of date addons’ initially.

When using TSM4 in Classic WoW it’s important to be aware of some of the limitations, including pricing data.

Blizzard have not yet provided any Auction House data APIs for Classic, this is expected at launch however it is still unknown whether they ever will be introduced. This means TSM will not be able to provide any pricing data for your realm or region via the Desktop App for Classic. This also means you do not require the AppHelper addon when using TSM4 in Classic.

With this in mind, we have made sure that support for both Auctioneer and Auctionator pricing is implemented, so if you were to scan the Auction House in-game with either of those addons, you can use that pricing information in your TSM operations.

We hope you’ll enjoy reliving the memories of Vanilla WoW, or discovering the original game as it was in Classic WoW – all the while making enough gold for your epic mount using TSM!

TradeSkillMaster 4.10 Teaser

It has been some time since we posted any updates here on the blog, the TSM team have been quite busy outside of the Auction House so far in 2019. Today however, we wanted to take a moment to share some insight as to what’s to come in the near future for TradeSkillMaster, with version 4.10.

New UI

One of the biggest areas we tackled in version 4.10 is a complete iteration on the UI and user interaction philosophy of the addon. Since the launch of version 4, we have read lots of discussions and comments with feedback on the design of the addon, both positive and negative, to understand the underlying reasons that created these feelings and experiences for you, the user.

We’ve made more efficient use of space and reduced the bulky overheads across the addon. In the primary interfaces such as Shopping, this gives more room to see the searches you use most often for example. Most of the buttons and actions most-used have been rearranged or moved to more prominent positions, creating a smoother flow as you move around the Auction House.

After running a shopping scan, the results are polished and clean making it easier to see the information you’re looking for at-a-glance. Columns are more clearly marked when sorted, and more of them are sortable. You can even resize them.

You may have noticed the pause button in the Shopping Scan screenshot, this is a new way of managing your scans and jumping in to buy something you spot that’s a crazy deal without losing your scan data, or even post items before your Auctioning scan is complete without needing to start over.

Custom Price & Value Improvements

Being able to reference your operation prices has been a popular request for some time, this will finally be possible in TSM 4.10. As an example, you have a Shopping Operation assigned to a group which provides a maximum shopping price for any item contained within it. This maximum shopping price can be referenced as a custom value in your Auctioning Operation assigned to the same group for example, or your minimum Auctioning price defined in the Auctioning operation can be referenced in your Shopping Operation. We think this will help create very powerful operations and tailor them even more to your preferences.

Empowering your operations even further, we will also be allowing the use of custom values and prices in some non-price fields. Take your Crafting Operation as an example, you may want to craft more or less of an item depending on its region sale rate, this will be possible by using a logic function in your max restock quantity instead of only using integers.

We are also exploring the addition of more value sources based on your own personal accounting data, such as sale rate to compliment existing purchase history and expiration data.

Crafting Spotlight: UI Improvements

Another common request is to replicate the default WoW UI with recipe pinning or favouriting. We have implemented this in to the TSM4 Crafting window and you can add your most commonly used recipes or cooldowns to the top of your recipe list, regardless of which expansion they’re from. Working in tandem with the Task List you’ll never miss a daily cooldown or restock. You’ll also have finer control over the Crafting Queue, with options to remove an item from the queue entirely with the click of a button regardless of quantity, and modifying the quantity on the fly with a text box instead of increments of 1.

As part of the general UI revamp, we have made more use of the space in this interface too. The materials required for a recipe has a bigger space to fill which is useful for those bigger crafts, plus the toggle between the recipe list and your TSM Group tree is more distinct for easier access.


We’re very excited for what’s to come with the version 4.10 of TradeSkillMaster, let us know what you think by joining the discussion on our Discord server, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for more news and updates!

TradeSkillMaster 4.5 released!

The latest version of TradeSkillMaster has been published, bringing the version to 4.5 (4.5.2 after hotfixes)! you can download directly from our site here: https://www.tradeskillmaster.com/install or grab it directly from Twitch/Curse.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this release!

Changes to AuctionDB Pricing Data

After discussing with the community on Discord and reddit, we have decided to retire the ‘global’ level price sources in AuctionDB. Previously, this was a simple average between active regions (EU and US) – so if we were to add more regions in the future, such as Taiwan or Korea, this global price would logically average the price between all available regions which would no longer provide a valuable number. So after a transition period from the launch of 4.5, the following price sources will become invalid:

dbglobalmarketavg
dbglobalhistorical
dbglobalsaleavg


You may follow the prompt in-game after updating to map these to equivalent region level pricing via a custom price, or remove them from your operations.

Automatic Profession Groups

We’re very pleased to reintroduce this highly requested feature from TSM3, you can now create groups automatically based on your current professions!

Opening the profession window, selecting the Crafting Tab > Groups, there’s a new option under the three-dot context menu to create a group for your profession with two sub groups – one with everything you can craft and another with all the materials required for those crafts.

This provides a great starting point for any profession work, and allows for full customization on grouping preferences once everything is in an initial group. Note that this does not move any items that are already grouped.

Import UI Improvements

When you’re importing profiles or exports from your friends, you may not want to grab everything that comes with it. TSM now displays a better overview of what is to be imported and also allows you to remove specific items from the import before completion, as well as selecting to remove individual operations from the import. Once you’re happy with what is being imported, confirming will only import what you have selected.

Task List Improvements

You will notice two additional entries to the Task List in 4.5 – you will now be prompted when you have expired auctions on a character, or mail that is about to expire to save it from being lost to the nether. You can hide these as usual with the ‘eye’ icon.

Improved Messaging

Two updates to specific messaging have been implemented. The first in Mailing will now provide a summed total amount of gold collected from a mailbox.

Secondly, when an attempt to purchase an item from Sniper fails, the message will now be more verbose and print the item link of the item in chat that failed to purchase – on the occasion that the item is still there you can search for it and try again.

Various Bug Fixes

Several client freezes and crashes have been addressed, along with an occasional memory leak. An issue with the Mailbox persisting after closing and several UI misheaviors have been fixed.

You can view the full changelog of 4.5 here.

TradeSkillMaster 4.4.3 Changelog

TSM v4.4.3 has been released! If you are running the TSM Desktop Application (and have TSM4 installed), you will be automatically updated momentarily. Otherwise, you can download directly from our site here: https://www.tradeskillmaster.com/install (or wait for it to show on CurseForge/Twitch – which may take a few hours).

Changes
* Fixed issue with some items not having AuctionDB prices

Known Issues
http://support.tradeskillmaster.com/display/KB/TSM4+Currently+Known+Issues