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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.

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 You may need to select the option to ‘load out of date addons’ initially.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!

TSM is Hiring a Part-Time Addon Developer

The TradeSkillMaster team is a small group of gamers who love to learn new skills and constantly push the boundaries of what TradeSkillMaster can do for our users. What started as a small addon has grown into a suite of powerful addons, a desktop application, and an extensive set of web-based tools and resources. We are driven by self-improvement and creating a great set of products and services for our users, while working in an efficient, but laid-back environment.

At TradeSkillMaster, we always strive to improve the products and services we offer. To that end, we are looking for a passionate addon developer to work on adding critical new functionality to our in-game addons which are used by hundreds of thousands of people.

The Role

As a part of this role, you will be expected to work closely with other members of the team to implement exciting new features, constantly improve the overall quality of our codebase, and improve the general stability of the addon.

This position is specifically for somebody who would be working on the TSM addon (TSM4) 25-30 hours a week. Therefore, the ideal candidate would be an independent contractor (potentially with other, smaller workloads), and not somebody with a full-time job. The work would be purely remote, and there are limited requirements on location, but roughly NA/EU timezones are preferred.

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong technical background and code design sense with an emphasis on UI and data processing
  • A proven ability to work in established code bases as part of a team and self-motivation to constantly improve code quality and processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lua and WoW addon experience is a plus
  • SQL experience
  • Object-orientated programming
  • Experience with TradeSkillMaster and a passion for improving it

Ready to join us? Send me (Sapu) a message on Discord (https://discord.gg/FJ4877H – if I’m AFK I’ll respond ASAP) or send me an email (sapu94@gmail.com). Come prepared with your resume and any questions about the role you may have.