I’m In Awe Of TSM4 BETA

It’s been a very chaotic few weeks, so I’ve not blogged much up until today. I’m currently sorting out my new website, which will go into greater detail of my day to day activities concerning gold-making in World of Warcraft. Added to this, I recently got invited to the new TSM 4.10 BETA wave, and (to rub salt in the wounds), I inadvertently got invited to Shadowlands BETA too. I hope to have the new website up and running in the next week or so. Due to time restraints, I cannot participate in the Shadowlands BETA, but I’ve decided to take advantage of TSM’s 4.10 Beta instead, as reviewed below.

TSM4.10 BETA


Themes, Dashboard & Ledger:

TSM BETA BLOG

As soon as you’ve successfully installed and loaded up the game, the first thing you’ll notice is the new sleek look of TSM. Within the settings (Appearance), we can customize this further by changing the themes; this, in my opinion, is an excellent addition. Some of the colors appear strange, but this could be my filters within the game, as I’m colorblind. As you’ll see above, the graph is a lot easier on the eyes, and from what I’ve read up, the information obtained for the dashboard and ledger is a lot more accurate now than the previous TSM version. We can change the timeframe within the graphs, to give us a detailed look at our profit and losses.

Opinion: Excellent addition. Even with colorblindness, some of the themes are excellent. Tell me a gold-maker that doesn’t want to see graphs outlining their progress!


Groups, Operations & Search Feature:

TSM BETA BLOG 1

When creating a new group and searching for items, it’s never been easier. We can effortlessly move and adjust our groups, and the new base group gives us the ability to search for new items by inputting search conditions into the box, as I’ve highlighted above. For example purposes, I used the search function to look for Battle Pets. As you can see, this returned all the battle pets I currently don’t have assigned to a group.

Adding and adjusting operations to groups is a lot easier too. We now get a search box pop-up when adding or changing operations to a group. Instead of needlessly scrolling through all the operations, we can use the search function instead and promptly assign an operation we desire. If you head over to the operations tab, you will also see all the groups assigned to a given operation.

Opinion: As I’m sure you’re aware, I love creating groups with plenty of sub-groups, the ability to keep them up-to-date by adding new items when added to the game, will no doubt be a game-changer. The ease of doing all this will allow many to create their very own profiles!


Shopping & TSM Sniper:

Browsing the Auction House has also had some improvements. The ability to pause and purchase items during a scan, so you don’t miss out on lucrative deals now. We also have the addition to buy items in bulk. Again, as shown above, you can see on the right, we can now select buyout on items, and we’ll get a pop-up that allows us to buy a more significant quantity. Before TSM 4.10 this was only achievable via the wow’s default user interface.

You will also notice above that there’s a return of TSM Sniper. However, I’ve not used this myself yet! But I’m sure many will be happy with its return.

Opinion: For me, the most significant change was the ability to finally buy bulk quantities of items, without unnecessarily needing to use the wow ui instead. Others will undoubtedly rejoice at the return of sniper, and understandably so.


Change Log & Sources Explained

For a detailed summary of the changes with TSM 4.10 BETA please check out TSM’s change log.

With the addition of new price sources and the removal of (Use Smart Average), I urge anyone to check out TSM’s price source guides below. These will help you understand and maybe create your own price sources. Creating your own price sources will give you the edge on your competitors when posting your auctions on to the Auction House.

Price Sources Explained

Value Sources Explained

Functions Explained

If you have any issues or feedback regarding TSM 4.10 BETA, always seek help or leave your feedback with the TSM team on Discord.


New complete Battle Pet Import String

Before I leave, I’d like to add, that the battle pet import string created/shared by @Billisonyxia on Twitter, has been updated by myself, by removing the non-existent common and uncommon battle pets within his list. I used warcraftpets to cross-reference the pets that weren’t obtainable. I have added this complete list to my Pastebin. Please can you show your support to Bilis, by checking out the links below to show your appreciation for the original content!

Credit: BilisOnyxia
Original Import String: Reddit Post
BilisOnyxia’s Patreon

The update has every battle pet, sorted by;

  1. Rare
  2. Uncommon
  3. Common
  4. Grey (Ignored Variation) (Ignores level, breed & rarity)

Important: Please read first!

If you want to buy and sell pets based on their level and rarity, DO NOT assign operations to option 4: Grey (Ignored Variation) group. Instead, apply your operations to options 1, 2, 3.

If you have absolutely no interest in the pets level or rarity and want to flip it, assign operations to option 4: Grey (Ignored Variation) group and DO NOT apply operations to the first 3 options. Failure to follow these steps will incur issues when shopping and posting pets on the Auction House.

Further Clarification:
Option 4: These are the default pet item ID’s that will ignore level, breed, and rarity.

Please back-up your current profile before importing, in case of any issues. I have successfully imported this, with no issues. However, if you do experience any issues, or you would like to offer some feedback, please feel free to contact me: grahranswowgold@gmail.com and I will respond at the earliest convenience.

I hope you enjoyed this post. With any luck, you’ll hear from me again within the week, promoting my new website.

TSM4 Battle Pet Import String 8.0.1

Hello guys, so I’ve managed to spare a couple of hours and finally get round to updating my TSM 4 Battle Pet groups. These groups include all the recently added battle pets for Battle for Azeroth (BFA) 8.0.1. I hope to have a future update, if there’s anymore pets released in 8.1

Battle Pets Import String for 8.0.1

Please bear in mind, these groups have no operations included and may not work with TSM 3; this is to limit any future issues that may occur. The operations can easily be created by yourself with some excellent information from The Undermine Journal & WoW Pets. These sites will have guides on the average prices the pets are posted at, on any given realm you select.

I’d also like to add, that these groups won’t be of interest to everybody. These groups are designed to offer as much information as possible to hand, when accessing your tooltips for promptly buying and selling on the Auction House. The groups will use a vast amount of in-game memory due to the size of the groups. Below I’ve added an image of the what the layout looks like within TSM 4.

tsm battle pet image for blog

You will also notice in the image above, that each Battle Pet is separated into alphabetical order and where possible, further separated by their level, rare and uncommon status. This is to give each pet their appropriate operation easily, as each pet has their own price.

What this image won’t show above, is that the whole Battle Pet import string is separated in to 4 groups, (A-F, G-M, N-T, & U-Z) this is purely because of the size of the import string, and to import it as a whole, would make the game lock-up and the import fail. Below I’ve added a detailed rundown on how to successfully import these strings. Please follow them to prevent any issues.

How to import my Battle Pet string.

1) Go in to your addons in-game and deactivate all of them apart from TSM4. (This prevents any conflicts during importing) then /reloadui in the chat box to save your work. You can reactivate your addons, once everything is complete!

2) Open TSM4 and backup your existing profile, go to: Settings > General Settings select your profile and select duplicate then name your duplicated profile Backup Do a /reloadui to correctly save your work.

3) Now head to my Pastebin; below are the links to each of the Battle Pet import strings you’ll need.

[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (A-F) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (G-M) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (N-T) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (U-Z) No Operations 13.10.18

Make sure you only import one string at a time! Once you’ve imported one string /reloadui to save your work, then proceed to importing the next one! If you notice your game is non-responsive after importing a string and you’ve correctly /reloadui previously, then let the game crash to log-in screen. This is normal! This happens when a lot of information is imported in to the game in one instance. DO NOT go into Task Manager and End Task as this will not let the game save all the data you imported. When you log back in, you’ll see that the groups actually imported successfully!

*However, if you did forget to /reloadui previously, then your only option is the Task Manager and End Task! Your game will lock-up, if too many large imports are made in one go! This is why you’re urged to /reloadui between each task!*

Once these directions have been followed, you should have a complete Battle Pet Group including all the pets introduced in 8.0.1 at your disposal. Now you can reactivate your addons!

**Whilst every effort was taken to correctly create these groups, you MIGHT come across a mistake. Be sure to drop me a line either on my Blog (please be aware comments need to be moderated before being published) or for a prompt response, use my Twitter handle and I’d be happy to get back to you at the earliest convenience.**

BFA TSM4 Raw Material String

Whilst I had some spare time tonight, I’ve quickly collected some data from Wowhead, so I could create a TSM4 Raw Material string for Battle for Azeroth. If you’ve not created your own yet, please feel free to use mine. I’ve quickly scanned through and as of yet, I don’t see any issues, but if you see anything wrong, please do let me know!

Here’s what my BFA Raw Materials group looks like…

Be sure to backup your profile before importing, to prevent any importing issues. Once successfully imported, do a /reloadui to save your data. I can’t confirm if this works for TSM3 as I no longer use it.

Link to my Pastebin

I haven’t added any auctioning/shopping operations as the prices are very volatile once Battle for Azeroth begins. I’ve separated the materials, so you can easily assign each material it’s own operation. This is what I do as most of the materials I sell, have different values etc…

Normally, when there’s new content, the materials are very expensive, because people are rushing to max level their professions to get World first achievements. This is a great time to post any materials to the Auction House that you’ve looted, if you don’t intend to level your own professions from the start. The demand will be so high for materials that the prices can be extortionately high, take advantage of this whilst you can!

As the expansion settles, the prices for materials will stabilise. Be sure to check the Auction House periodically, to update your operations accordingly.

Following these tips and you can earn yourself some obscene amounts of gold from the beginning of the expansion.

Over the next few days, I will add the professions too. In the meantime, if Sheyrah releases her strings beforehand, I’d recommend checking hers out instead, as they’re always the best. Keep an eye out on her Twitter, for any future updates.

TSM4 Is Finally Here…

The long wait for the full release of TSM4 is finally over; but sadly, with a few unexpected hiccups! I didn’t manage to login for a couple of days prior to the release on the 28th July, thus meaning I couldn’t back up my TSM3 data prior to upgrading. Well, my TSMApp didn’t show a backup, since the 26th, when I last played. Typically, the second I logged in to Warcraft on the 29th, TSMApp auto updated to TSM4 (all thanks to being a premium member) and didn’t get the opportunity to backup. This left me with no other alternative, but to seek one of my previous backups. Sadly this was destined to end in misery, as my only backup prior to the 28th, was the backup from the 26th July, and it gave me errors on all 5 accounts upon logging in.

I didn’t have any other addons loaded, so knew it wasn’t conflicting with other addons… so I was left with the dreaded scenario of either patiently waiting for a fix, or taking the plunge and deleting all my TSM data within my WTF file and re-importing everything from scratch. I took the plunge and as quick as you could say shazzam, it was all gone!

Now if there’s anything noticeable, about importing via TSM4 compared to TSM3, is the quick and effectiveness of making groups and changing them around, however… the downside is without doubt, the inability to actually import groups quickly, especially, large groups of information. Now bear in mind, the groups I have saved within my Pastebin, are created, imported and exported through TSM3, but with TSM4, it struggles to import the same amount of data, and as a result, experience huge lag spikes and occasional crashes. It was that bad, I even had to minimise my Battle Pet strings, from 2 groups into 4 groups, and it still lagged out and crashed!

Thankfully, when it comes to importing, I’m almost a seasoned pro *intended sarcasm* due to the amount of times, I’ve had to reset and re-import my profiles. After almost a day, slaving over my 5 accounts and importing all my saved data from my Pastebin, I can finally log in, with no errors and open my mail and post auctions again… for how long? who knows! At this moment in time, I’m experiencing no errors, apart from the odd moment when the game hangs up, when I transfer from one profession to another, but nothing a simple /reloadui macro can’t sort out.

My fresh looking TSM4 all updated and running smoothly… finally!


*Disclaimer – This TSM profile was originally created by Sheyrah! Please click HERE if you wish to use her original profile!*

I’ve seen others experiencing a lot of issues too within the woweconomy subreddit, so I know this isn’t an isolated issue. If you’re experiencing issues too, I’d recommend waiting on a potential fix, or seek help from TSM’s Discord channel. I used TSM’s error report function in-game, but sadly I didn’t have the time to wait for a potential fix, but do hope my reports help developer create a fix that might help you guys out!

Although all this has been time-consuming, time, which I would’ve spent elsewhere, I’m grateful that I can play again, without the issues. It’s been a massive undertaking from the TSM developers to bring us TSM4, they’ve tried their utmost to bring us this without any issues, but sadly it didn’t go to plan; but I’m sure given time, they will have this working 100% in no time at all. I’m sure It’ll prove to be a massive improvement from the trusted TSM3 addon too. Hell, if I was honest deep down, I would expect there to be issues, especially during a time, where so many other addons are getting updated too, all in preparation for the release of Battle for Azeroth. So it wouldn’t surprise me if most of the issues others are experiencing COULD be due to conflicting addons.

Anyway, here’s to the release of TSM4 keep up the great work guys and no doubt better times ahead! Keep the faith everyone!

Battle Pet Import String Update

My Pastebin has recently been updated to reflect the emergence of Naxxy, the new battle pet from Hallow’s End. If you’ve already got my group imported already, there’s a quick solution. Here’s a detailed walk-through to help import these 2 ID’s and keep the groups formatted properly.

ID Import Walk-Through

Open TSM > Groups > Battle Pets > N-Z > N

Create a new sub group Naxxy (World Event-Token Vendor). Select this group and add two more sub groups named Naxxy level 1 & Naxxy level 25.

In Naxxy level 1 click on the import/export tab and add this battle pet ID p:2002:1:3

In Naxxy level 25 click on the import/export tab and add this battle pet ID p:2002:25:3

/reloadui in chat, to save your work!

Once imported successfully, you will have something looking like this…

new battle pet update for blog

If you’ve not imported my battle pet profile before, check out this blog post for a full walk-through and installation.

Sheyrah’s Profile
Alternatively, if you prefer an easier to manage battle pet import string, may I recommend Sheyrah‘s import string from her pastebin which have shopping operations etc. Its a lot easier to manage and more importantly, you can change each pets shopping and auction price settings to your specification.

She’s a great goldmaker and has a lot of guides on YouTube including how to import her complete TSM import profile. She also has a Twitch channel. If you have any questions regarding any part of her profile, don’t hesitate to ask her, as she’s always willing to offer help & advice.

Thanks for reading, any advice/feedback greatly appreciated.

Battle Pet Import String for Legion 7.3 (Complete)

(Updated 15.11.17: Includes both level 1 & level 25 Naxxy)

I’ve decided to remove all the previous outdated Battle Pet strings as this may lead to confusion and may conflict with future versions. As of today (05.10.17) this import string is complete, including level 1 and level 25 for every trade-able battle pet.

Like previous versions, I’ve split the string into two groups, as the complete group is far too large to import in to one import. The two groups are A-M and N-Z. These strings DO NOT include price strings, this is to prevent any potential issues. I also wouldn’t advise using price strings from someone else, as economies differ on different realms. My price strings are set to different realms and not based on an average like in the past. This is because wow-pets.com is no longer being updated.

Directions for use:
One: Backup your TSM3
Two: Create a group in TSM addon called Battle Pets
Three: Select the import/export tab and import A-M string!
Four: Once you’ve imported it, enter /reloadui in chat to save your import
Five: Once reloaded, reopen TSM and Import N-Z
Six: Again /reloadui once more to save that import.

Here’s a screenshot of what the group should look like, once successfully imported and group layout expanded. If you do not follow the steps above, then you will have a group missing, or maybe pets missing, so please follow careful!

blog pic for battlepets

When you do a search on the AH, please be aware that scanning times may be very high, due to the sheer amount of Battle Pets you’re searching. If you’d prefer to use a different search method, I’d recommend entering this into the TSM AH search box; /Battle Pets/i25 for level 25’s and /Battle Pets/i1 for level 1’s. This is slightly quicker and just use your tooltip with your price strings, to evaluate whether to make a purchase.

Please DM me on Twitter if you experience any issues, or you need some advice and I’ll get back to as soon as possible. This is the quickest method of contact!

Thank you to Sheyrah for the /reloadui tip, for updating TSM to prevent loss of data on multiple imports. Also a big thank you to Muffins for the Battle Pet ID’s for 7.3. Without these, this wouldn’t have been completed as quick! Muffin works within the TSM team, also known as TheOneOnDruryLane.

I’ve added their Twitter accounts, be sure to check them out!

Updated Battle Pet Import String v.4 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Good evening guys. Finally… yes finally, I think I have completed my Battle Pet Import Strings. Well, until the next patch comes out and more Battle Pets come into the game. Whilst every care was taken to create these groups and settings, if you do come across any errors that need my attention, please do contact me via Twitter and I’ll gladly help you out where necessary.

On this occasion I’ll be sharing three strings, two which have the Auction & shopping Operations included. These had to be split up, due to the size of the group. When you import these, make sure you /reloadui after the first import. This will write the info to your addon files and obviously refresh TSM. The other one, is without operations and easier to import. Simply copy the string you wish into your TSM3 which will benefit you the most. Please make sure you back up your TSM3 prior to importing, in the case of any potential issues/errors. If you do experience any issues, please do let me know on Twitter.

If you want to share these strings, please do so, but credit me where possible! I’ve spent a lot of time creating these and I always credit people their work I share, I would appreciate the same please. Please DO NOT sell these strings either, these are created to help others, not to profit from them.

Battle Pet Import String v.4 WITH Operations A-M

Battle Pet Import String v.4 WITH Operations N-Z

Battle Pet Import String v.4 WITHOUT Operations

Reminder:
Thanks to Peelyon, Super Squirt is on Sunday 12th Feb, so if you wish to power level any Battle Pets from 1 to 25 please follow his guide. Also, don’t forget he streams on Twitch too. He has a depth of knowledge on Battle Pets and making gold within Warcraft, so be sure to drop on by and check him out.

Many thanks for reading and hope you benefit from these strings. Until next time.

TSM Import Strings

This is a collection of import strings I use within my TSM. I have included other people’s strings as well as incorperating a couple of my own. I will try my best to credit the appropriate authors where applicable. If you feel Ive missed you, please do message me and I’ll rectify it as soon as possible. Nothing intentional.

Strings have been uploaded and saved at Pastebin.com Simply scroll down and find the string you want and click on the link. Simply, copy and paste the string into your TSM. Ive tried to keep my subgroups intact for you, but you can readjust them in TSM as you see fit. If you have any questions, please do comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Auction House Module Import String
BattlePet Import String Legion 7.3 (COMPLETE)
Glyphs Import String by Class
Herbs & Petals Import String
LegionBoEs 101 Import String (Not Complete)
Replica Transmog Import String (DMF)

Recipes
Transmog Import String

More to follow…

Credit: Sterling’s Sniper Mastery, Phat lewts Transmog List, WowProfitzSheyrah & Muffins for some of the item IDs