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TSM 4.10 Release Date!

The TradeSkillMaster 4.10 Beta is sadly drawing to a close, but that means the public release is imminent!

Over the last 7 weeks, we have had more than 10,000 beta participants, who shared 8,500 comments or pieces of feedback and received a total of 15 addon updates containing 250 individual additions, changes or fixes.

In our mission to provide the very best tool to execute your gold-making strategy, we’re proud of the massive step forward we are taking from the original release of TSM 4 to today in what has been a very stable beta test of version 4.10.

Stable enough that we’re ready for a full release on Sunday, September 6th at 10AM Pacific! As part of the public launch, we’ll be hosting a “live” Q&A session with the TSM Team on our Discord server at 2PM Pacific time – read on to find out more.

To recap on some of the major updates and what to expect in TSM 4.10, check out some of our previous posts including:

A brand new and improved user interface, with colour themes!

Blog post: TSM 4.10: UI & Design

New price & value sources usable in more places, with validation!

Blog post: TSM 4.10: New Sources

Searching for any ungrouped item in the game, in the Base Group!

And much, much more! Check the full Change Log for the details.

“Live” Discord Q&A Session

For previous launches and announcements we have hosted several AMA sessions on reddit with TSM Founder Sapu, you can check those out here and here.

This time around we wanted to do something a bit different, so we’re going to collect Questions on reddit ahead of a live Answer session on our Discord server with the full TSM Team! This will begin at 2PM Pacific time on Sunday, September 6th 2020 (find your timezone here).

Who will be there?

Answering questions from the team will be:

Sapu – TSM Founder & Lead Developer
Resike – TSM Addon Developer
Muffin – TSM Backend Developer
H3GGERS – TSM UX & UI Designer
sigsig – TSM Frontend & Application Developer
Butchmonkey – TSM Application Developer
magurokun – Unannounced TSM Project Developer (Sneak peek!)
Gumdrops – TSM Community & Support Manager

How do I submit questions?

Submit your questions to this reddit post before Saturday, September 5th 2020 for your question to be considered. We may not get to all of them live, but the team may comment on reddit afterwards too.

Where do I listen to the answers?

Join our Discord server, and join the voice channel in the TradeSkillMaster category at the time of the event!

Thank You!

Some of you may not have had a chance to check out the Beta version, so as a thank you for your support you can sign up to the Beta in the final days leading up to the full release, and get an instant invite to get started with 4.10 early!

TSM 4.10: Beta Launch!

We’re thrilled to announce the TSM 4.10 Beta test has begun!

If you’re a TSM Premium member you will shortly be receiving an email inviting you to participate, along with instructions on how to get started.

Additional invites through our Beta sign-up page will be distributed on a First-In-First-Out system, so be sure to sign-up if you’d like to get involved! Otherwise, you can bypass the queue and get instant access by signing up to TSM Premium.

The 4.10 Change Log has been expanded and updated, with all of the new and improved features, fixes and enhancements. More blog posts will be published highlighting some of the bigger aspects throughout the Beta test.

We can’t wait to hear what you think, and thank you for your continued support!

Auction House Throttling

We’d like to extend our thanks to the gold-making and TradeSkillMaster community for sharing constructive and polite feedback after the changes to the Auction House were announced earlier this week.

At that time we made the decision to push an update to TSM that disabled the TSM Sniper functionality in the Retail version of the game, in the hope that Blizzard responded to our requests to engage in discussions on how we can contribute to improve the Auction House for everyone.

Blizzard continued to make adjustments and finally confirmed publicly that their initial implementation of ‘Throttling’ has been significantly relaxed.

It is worth noting that there has been a throttle of 100 searches per 60 seconds since patch 8.3 went live. This would have appeared as your TSM scan pausing for a while, but importantly would not have impacted posting speed as the recent throttling did. We believe the fact that people are just now noticing this shows how slow the Auction House has been since 8.3 launched, and how much faster it is now that Blizzard have reverted or relaxed the more recently implemented aggressive throttling.

At this point in time, we plan to re-enable Sniper with TSM4.10 as we have still not heard back from Blizzard. However, we remain absolutely open to working with their team to address any concerns they are willing to share regarding TSM functionality or implementation. As we’ve expressed in the past, we are prepared to make changes to TSM, including permanently removing the Sniper feature to help improve the AH for everyone. We hope to hear back from them soon on these topics.

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.

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.

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 4.4.1 Released!

We’re pleased to reintroduce some popular requests for TradeSkillMaster with the release of version 4.4.1 along with some updates and bug fixes from several releases since version 4.2. Check out some of the highlights!

Crafting & Disenchant Search

We’re sure the Crafting Search is a welcome return to TSM. This search mode allows you to search for both the crafted item and the material component at the same time. This will also work for milled, prospected or transformed materials.

For example, searching for ‘copper bar/crafting’ will return Copper Bars and Copper Ore in the same results. Or alternatively, searching for ‘ashen pigment/crafting’ will return Ashen Pigment and the six Cataclysm herbs you can mill to produce the pigment.

Separated out from the TSM3 version of this function, the Disenchant Search is now its own flag in the Shopping module.

For example, searching for ‘temporal crystal/disenchant’ will search and return any items that disenchant into Temporal Crystals.

Gathering through the TaskList will fully utilise Crafting & Disenchanting searches.

Crafting UI

The materials list for a particular recipe has been tweaked to ensure text no longer clips and more materials are displayed for a much clearer overview of what a recipe required without further interaction.

In addition, you can now shift click items in and outside of your Crafting UI, such as the material list or your bags, to filter your recipes, link in chat or search on the Auction House.

Searching the Crafting UI by a material now also returns all crafts that uses that particular material. For example searching for ‘windwool cloth’ in your Tailoring profession will no longer simply return ‘Bolt of Windwool Cloth’ but also any crafts that require that item.

Deposit Fees

With the recent changes to the Auction House and an increased deposit fee of up to 20% on trade materials or crafting reagents, we’ve added the total deposit fee you’ll pay based on your auction buy out to the interface when you’re posting via the Auctioning or Shopping tab. This’ll help you better keep an eye on how much you’re spending to post your items and draw attention to when you could be spending too much to post certain stack sizes.

Auction Sale Notification

What better way to find out you’ve made a sale than to hear the satisfying ‘ka-ching!’ sound after someone buys your listed item. The option to enable the audible sale notification has been introduced in the Auctioning Settings.

Ledger Management

The Ledger has been updated to have finer control over individual records, you can now delete a purchase or sale entry at the item detail level by right clicking.

Destroying Tooltip Data

Milling, Prospecting and Disenchanting data for Battle for Azeroth items has been added to TSM. Your tooltips will be more accurate and show what you can get by destroying a particular item.

Various Bug Fixes

  • Made various behind-the-scenes improvements to how TSM caches item information
  • Fixed various issues with the Crafting UI not properly updating
  • Fixed error when clicking on things in the crafting queue without the appropriate profession being open
  • Fixed error when trying to buy or bid on an auction in sniper under some circumstances
  • Fixed bug with multiple Mailing operations not sending the correct quantities
  • Fixed issue with bidding through Shopping
  • Fixed a few enchants which TSM Crafting didn’t properly support
  • Fixed bug with “Repost Higher Threshold” setting in Auctioning operations not saving
  • Fixed UI bug with “Set minimum profit?” toggle in Crafting operations
  • Fixed UI bug with “Restock selected groups” button in Crafting being disabled when groups are selected
  • Fixed various errors after deleting an operation which was applied to the base group
  • Fixed various issues with searching the AH for enchants, BfA potions, and some old weapons/armor
  • Fixed bug with Shopping not properly finding items to buy in some situations
  • Fixed error when trying to send profile to an offline account
  • Fixed bug with min profit setting not saving correctly in Crafting operations
  • Fixed some invalid gold amounts in custom prices not being treated as such
  • Optimized the loading time of the group item lists for groups with lots of items

TradeSkillMaster 4 Released!

The day has finally arrived! Close to two years of development by a dozen team members past and present, developing a staggering 75,000 lines of code to form quite possibly the biggest ever World of Warcraft addon project, in terms of scope and functionality.

We are incredibly proud and thrilled to say, TradeSkillMaster 4 has officially launched.

If you’ve been participating in the beta program, you’ll receive a final update through the TSM Desktop application containing the public release version of the addon. As a Premium subscriber, your application will also handle updating to the release version and any other updates released in the future.

After the beta program finishes, downloading TSM4 and keeping it up to date will be possible through Twitch or Curseforge, depending on your preferences.

For those of you who haven’t been following the beta, we wanted to share some overviews on what to expect in the new version of TSM – along with some top new features.

Accessibility

One of the main priorities for the new version of TradeSkillMaster is to make it much more accessible to new users. In order to do this we have first of all merged all of the TSM modules in to one core addon, this means you no longer have to separately keep track of multiple addons and their different versions. You now only need two addons, the main TradeSkillMaster addon and the TSM AppHelper addon to bring in your pricing information is all you need to get up and running!.

Once TSM is installed, you’ll notice it has been completely redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. The new UI design was made with ease-of-use in mind, surfacing frequently used features or tools within the addon. Under-the-hood too, our code-base rebuild has led to more efficient loading times and performance when scanning, collecting mail or handling inventory.

We discussed the philosophy behind the redesign in a previous blog post.

Power Users

Not forgetting experienced goblins and gold-makers, our intent with TSM4 was to provide the opportunity to take a veteran or power user to the next level by introducing powerful new logic functions and exposing more data as sources to be referenced in operations.

Building upon the check() function, you can now also use logic-based parameters including:
ifgt() – “If Greater Than” or iflte() – “If Less Than or Equal To” and the new round() function for standard rounding.

In addition, being able to reference more data points in your operations allows for incredible granularity. With this in mind, and based on lots of feedback over the years, we have introduced the likes of DBRegionSaleRate, NumExpires, ItemLevel, and DBRegionSoldPerDay as sources that can be called in your operations.

You can read more about this in our Deep Dive blog post.

TradeSkillMaster Core

Taking a look inside the addon itself now, the main TSM window has received a major overhaul.

The new Group Tree is now headed by the all-encompassing Base Group. The Base Group essentially handles all items that are not in a group and comes with some basic ‘default’ operations out-of-the-box. This means you can now install TSM4 as a brand new user and get started with posting items from your inventory, crafting things from your profession and sniping cheap deals off the Auction House. The Group Tree also allows for incredibly easy organization since we’ve added drag-and-drop group management.

Importing and Exporting TradeSkillMaster settings has also been supercharged, with the addition of options to include custom prices and skip previously imported operations.

Auctioning

Posting items on the Auction House is usually a key way to make gold, so ensuring the Auctioning module of TradeSkillMaster is the best it can be was a big priority as part of the rebuild.

The Quick Post From Bags function has evolved as part of the Base Group, you can now select individual items to ‘quick post’ or run a full post scan against your Base Group with the default Auctioning operation.

On the back-end, efficiency improvements were made and running auctioning or cancel scans are much quicker in TSM4.

Once you’ve posted your auctions, you need a place to review what is posted and check for incoming sales. With the release of TSM4 we have introduced a new view in the addon called My Auctions which replaces the default Blizzard UI ‘Auctions’ tab. This lists your current auctions, sales and notes which group they’re in and how long is remaining on the auction.

Within this interface, you can also filter your auctions by duration and item name – then cancel everything without checking for undercuts.

Shopping

Many improvements have been made to TSM Shopping, including faster scanning just like Auctioning. The recent and favorite search section has been built upon, allowing you to save frequent searches and rename them for easier access. Shopping scans are also much more efficient, as with other forms of scanning.

Sniper was formerly part of the TSM Shopping module, however this tool has now been separated out in to its own first class feature. We’ve created a new type of operation for Sniper to allow extra granularity, applying the maximum Sniper price to a specific group of items – rather than a generic one-size-fits-all Sniper function, as it was in TSM3. In addition, we’ve also developed a Bid Sniper, allowing you to snipe auctions that are about to expire from the Auction House. Sniper will now also highlight new results by lifting them to the top of the list, plus offers to remove an item from the list that you don’t want to see.

Crafting

The TradeSkillMaster profession interface has been completely rebuilt, allowing much easier access to the information you need in order to make decisions on what to craft. At-a-glance data like profit, region sale rate and recipe rank are all included in the main profession window. You can also access a list of everything you can craft across all of your characters in the Crafting Reports, with contextual information like which operation is assigned, item value and profit along with an option to click-to-queue. Adding custom values or prices to your materials is also managed in this menu.

Gathering leveled up in TSM4 too, with the new Gathering priority system. You can tell TSM in which order to prioritize sources to collect: from including buying from the Auction House, your alts, your guild banks, crafting it when it’s profitable (or not) and purchasing from a vendor. The Gather window also has a list of materials set to be gathered and notes what you have and what you still need from each source.

Task List

This is a new feature in TSM4, and is quite possibly the most exciting foundational tool to build upon in the future of TradeSkillMaster. Upon initial release, the new Task List will handle all of your daily cooldowns and gathering for your crafting queue as discussed in the previous section. You can remove cooldowns you’re not interested in, and use the prompts to logout of a character, move items from your bank, send materials to a crafter or buy items from the Auction House or a vendor.

In the future, the Task List will potentially be the driving component of nearly everything you do with TradeSkillMaster – offering prompts based on other operations like Auctioning or Crafting, or tracking custom tasks like a farming objective.

 

Vendoring, Mailing & Warehousing

These TradeSkillMaster modules have received the TSM4 treatment, with a new UI design and under-the-hood improvements. Collecting mail, and moving items are much faster in TSM4, plus each module functions on the new and powerful Group Tree structure that underpins the TSM4 addon suite. TSM Mailing now also allows quick sending to alts, friends and guild-mates, plus drag-and-drop or right-click to add items to send in individual mail for the first time in TSM.

Patch 8.0 updates and TradeSkillMaster 4 Release Date!

The Battle for Azeroth pre-patch is upon us, and the countdown to the expansion launch marches ever-forward!

Updates for TradeSkillMaster 3 have been prepared for the 8.0 pre-patch and should be available now through your Twitch app, or directly through the TSM application if you’re a Premium member.

At the same time, we’re pleased to share more information on the status of TradeSkillMaster 4.

Open Beta saw participation increase dramatically as the excitement builds for the official release, with so many of you signing up, this was a bigger beta test than TSM2 and TSM3 combined! The addon suite is now feature-complete, with some aspects being foundations to build upon, so polishing and bug squashing is the final priority for the development team as we prepare to release TradeSkillMaster 4 on July 28th 2018.

Expect more addon updates as the beta testing period draws to a close, and keep an eye out for updated release notes in the #beta channel on our Discord server. The most recent updates can be viewed on our changelog, with various knob tweaking and dial twisting across the board.

You can also continue sharing your feedback with us, while any error messages you receive in-game will still be reported back for investigation automatically when you fill in the steps leading up to the error.

As always, big thanks to all of our intrepid beta-testers out there as well as the amazing WoW gold making community!