Version 4.11 of TradeSkillMaster is now available for general release! Your Desktop application will update your addon automatically, or you can download it directly from our site or your favourite addon manager.
We are thrilled to announce that the beta test of TradeSkillMaster 4.11 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.
Let’s take a look at some of the major features 4.11 brings!
Shadowlands Profession Support
The biggest upgrade in 4.11 is supporting the new profession system introduced in Shadowlands, which includes optional reagents for your recipes and the various outcomes of those optional reagent combinations – including the base legendary crafted items.
The TSM Crafting UI has the added functionality of applying optional reagents for secondary stats and ilvl, Crafting costs and profits are now accurate for the item variation you have, plus your Crafting Operations and Tasklist will consider the optional reagents required!
Speaking of grouping your items, a new option has been introduced to accommodate the various ways to craft in Shadowlands. In addition to grouping items by their specific variation, and by ignoring all variations, the new option is to only consider the ilvl of the item while ignoring the secondary stats.
This means you can group, for example, ilvl 87, ilvl 151, and ilvl 168 crafted items separately but ignore the secondary stats, then apply distinct Crafting Operations to restock a certain ilvl, and Auctioning Operations to undercut the certain ilvl regardless of the secondary stats. To support this, inventory tracking has also been enhanced to track items more specifically by ilvl rather than by name only.
Group & Item Management
In TSM 4.11 it’s even easier to manage your Groups and move items between them. Now you can drag and drop selected items between Groups, without needing to remove them or have them on hand! Selecting multiple items is also supported. Check this short video demonstration:
Building on the introduction of Themes in TSM 4.10, we’ve added the option to customise the colour palette to your own preferences! Once you’ve found your perfect colours you can export a string to share with your friends to import.
AuctionDB Changes for Retail and Classic
For Classic Era and Burning Crusade Classic players, region-wide sale data is now generated and available via the TSM Desktop Application. This means you can now reference dbregionsalerate and dbregionsoldperday in your Operations!
For Retail players, this sale data is now also available on Battle Pets! This is particularly useful for those that like to flip pets across realms in your region.
Various under-the-hood tweaks and tuning have been implemented, with an aim to improve stability and reduce lag when crafting, scrolling large tables from Shopping or Browse searches, and syncing data between accounts.
With all the features and enhancements we have introduced in 4.11 (and earlier!), we thought of ways to share and discuss the things we are planning to do in future updates of TradeSkillMaster and get your feedback or input on what is important to you as an every day user of the addon.
It’s been possible to export your TSM Accounting data through the Desktop Application for quite some time, usually to manipulate and analyse in your favourite spreadsheeting software. To do this in the past meant maintaining several documents, and trying to figure out how to manually build formulae to interpret the vast amount of data available.
We wanted to power up this area of your gold-making, making it easier to take a deep dive into your sales and purchases to unearth the answer to questions like ‘Which Group has the highest profit margin?’ or ‘Where can I reduce my expenses?’ or maybe ‘Where am I taking the biggest losses?’.
To help you answer these questions, and many more, we’re very excited to announce the latest evolution to the TradeSkillMaster suite, with the launch of TSM Ledger – a powerful web-based analytics tool for your TSM Addon transactions, purchases and sales for Retail and Classic WoW.
TSM Ledger will use your Accounting data, allowing for automatic graphing and charting of your activity in-game over days, weeks or months – using pre-built reports or creating your own Data Queries. You can build your own Dashboards with your favourite searches, and highlight particular metrics that you want to keep track of regularly and personalise your analytic experience.
For those with large gold-making empires, you can filter between accounts, servers, profiles, or characters – making it incredibly easy to identify any weak links in the chain or even capitalise on an opportunity that may have otherwise been missed.
As a TSM Premium subscriber, your data will be automatically synced, so you don’t have to upload anything manually. If you’re not on TSM Premium you can upload things as-and-when you log out of the game, or when you need to.
You may recognise this tool, launched earlier this year by magorukun, and we’re just as excited to welcome him to the TSM Team to offer this tool as a native extension of TradeSkillMaster. You can view what’s upcoming for TSM Ledger on the public roadmap, where you’ll see there are lots of cool things planned. We can’t wait to hear what we can do make this tool the best it can be for all of your analysis requirements.
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!
New price & value sources usable in more places, with validation!
Searching for any ungrouped item in the game, in the Base Group!
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.