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.
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’
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).
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.
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