TradeSkillMaster (aka TSM) is a modular addon suite designed to help both casual gold makers as well as experienced auction house goblins streamline their gold-making processes including everything from crafting things to buying mats to dealfinding lists (aka "snatch lists" in other addons) to posting and canceling auctions to everything in between. The goal of the addon is to consolidate all the different tasks performed by gold-makers in an efficient way to take time away from the tedious steps of turning a profit (calculating item costs, buying materials, determining sale prices, etc) while at the same time remaining light-weight and customizable.
Currently, TradeSkillMaster has 11 modules including the core. A short description and curse link for each module can be found below. The only required module is the core TradeSkillMaster addon. The others can be enabled or disabled freely.
TradeSkillMaster (Curse Link)
This is the core addon which provides centralized frames and structure for all other modules. By itself it does not do much, but is required for any other module to work. Also, it lets you change the look and feel of the common TradeSkillMaster frames, share these themes with others, and import themes which others have created.
TradeSkillMaster_Accounting (Curse Link)
Accounting keeps track of every sale and purchase you make via the auction house as well as trades with other players. This data is then displayed in easily filtered lists as well as in item's tooltips. There are other features like viewing a sale/purchase history for items, viewing total gold spent/earned, and more.
TradeSkillMaster_AuctionDB (Curse Link)
AuctionDB keeps a database of market value and minimum buyout information for every item on the auction house which can be viewed in item tooltips or through a database search interface. Other modules can use AuctionDB's data in their calculations.
TradeSkillMaster_Auctioning (Curse Link)
Auctioning is one of the most powerful (and popular) of the TSM modules. It allows you to setup hierarchical rules for how you want to post and cancel your auctions. Once setup, you can run a post scan which will first scan the auction house for all items which you have in your bags (and have rules set for) and then allow you to post them according to these rules at an extremely rapid rate. The post scan is just one of a handful of features this module provides for efficiently and effectively managing your auctions.
TradeSkillMaster_Crafting (Curse Link)
Crafting is the most popular module as it will, with a single click, create a queue of profitable items for you to craft. As with all modules, Crafting is very configurable and allows you to fine tune what and how many items you want to craft. Once the queue is created and you've collected the materials, the actual crafting can be done easily and efficiently.
TradeSkillMaster_Destroying (Curse Link)
Destroying takes the generic milling/prospecting/disenchanting macro to the next level. Using a method that's unique to TSM_Destroying, it can reduce the amount of time it takes you to mill or prospect by upwards of 25%.
TradeSkillMaster_ItemTracker (Curse Link)
ItemTracker maintains a database of items you have on your characters. This includes items in your bags, bank, guild banks, mailboxes, auctions, and even secondary accounts. This data can then be used by other modules as well as displayed in item tooltips.
TradeSkillMaster_Mailing (Curse Link)
Mailing's most powerful feature is the ability to, with a single click once the mailbox is open, automatically send items to another character according to your settings. As well as general item movement between alts, a common use-case of auto-mailing is mailing JC rings to your enchanter to d/e as you craft them to prevent your bags from becoming full; thus allowing you to hit "craft all" and go AFK without worrying about your bags becoming full and interrupting the crafting.
TradeSkillMaster_Shopping (Curse Link)
Shopping's features include an auction house search interface, shopping and dealfinding (aka "snatch") lists, saved recent searches, a crafting mats search, and much more. The results of these searches are displayed in a convenient manner which is unique to TSM.
TradeSkillMaster_Warehousing (Curse Link)
Warehousing simplifies the tedious task of moving items between your bags and your bank or guild bank. On-top of moving items in crafting queues or auctioning groups, this module allows you to empty your bags into your bank or guild bank and then later restore them to the previous state.
TradeSkillMaster_WoWuction (Curse Link)
WoWuction brings WoWuction statistics in game. WoWuction is a powerful web-based auction house tool which is constantly collected data on every US and EU auction house and aggregating it into useful statistics, graphs, and lists. This module includes both the realm-specific, and region-wide (ie US / EU wide) pricing data to be displayed in item tooltips as well as used by other modules.
Below are some important links where you can find more information about TSM, learn how to use it, and get any questions you may have answered!
- TSM Video Guides - While there are many TSM guides listed on our forums (see link below), these are the most recent video guides by Faid, who's been making TSM guides since before it was called TSM.
- TradeSkillMaster Website - Learn more about TSM and get access to our other resources.
- Official TSM Forums - Ask questions and discuss TSM with other users and the TSM developers. Some useful forum stickies:
- TSM IRC Chat - Come chat with us in our IRC channel.