Saturday, December 29, 2012


So you are looking to go from occasional gold maker to big time seller with a major footprint on your server? Well look no further than TradeSkillMaster or TSM as it is commonly referred to. TSM is a modular collection of addons used by many of the richest members of the WOW community to run their operation.

TSM and all of it's modules can be found here.

My plan was to do a few in depth posts looking at how to set up TSM as well as some of the more advanced tips I have learned through using it, but Faid over at has produced a few videos that do a pretty good job of teaching you what you need to know to get started with your gold making empire.

Her videos can be found here.

Hope this helps those of you who aren't familiar with TSM. If you have any questions fell free to leave me a comment and look for more addon updates and guides in the future.


Friday, December 28, 2012

The great auctioning addon debate

It's the debate I've heard for a long time, which auctioning addon is "the best"? Well, first we need to understand that there is no "best" auctioning addon. It all is dependent upon what you want, what is best for you may not be the best for someone else. So, what are some of the options? And how do they stack up?

1. Auctioneer (release and beta versions can also be found at their website here)

Auctioneer is the original auction house replacement addon. It is a large suite of addons which all work together to help you watch the auction house, keep a database on prices, and help you find deals. Auctioneer is often used just show what an item's value is, however very few people unlock the full potential of auctioneer. Through the use of custom searches and batch posting and many other features auctioneer allows gold makers from those with a few copper to millions of gold to get more out of the auction house. Along with these advantages however, auctioneer comes with two major drawbacks, size and speed. With the whole suite installed, the auctioneer package has a large footprint. In addition, scanning and storing item data with auctioneer is slow to say the least. Because of these major drawbacks, many have decided to move onto other auction house replacement addons.

For those who want a smaller footprint but a few less features, there are two main choices I have used.

2. Auctionlite 

Auctionlite brings in clean tabs for buying and selling, as well as the ability to scan to store item price data. It supports tooltip information for item pricing and setting favorites for items you buy frequently That's it, if you want an extremely streamlined way to buy and sell goods on the auction house this here is your cup of tea.

3. Auctionator

For those who find auctioneer to large and auctionlite too little, your happy medium will probably be auctionator. Auctionator brings in all the basic functions from auctionlite as well as a few other features. It keeps a history of all items posted (also present in auctioneer) and allows you to make new posts based off previous prices. In addition it allows you to create shopping lists for more customized searching and purchasing and best of all the full auction house scan takes around 30 seconds in comparison to a 5-10 minute scan for auctioneer.

My personal preference? I run both auctioneer and auctionator on my gold making characters and just auctionator on the others. Are you using the default auction house window still? What other addons are do you like for the auction house? Stay tuned for some posts on my primary addon for making gold Trade Skill Master.


Thursday, December 27, 2012


So, I was strolling through blogger and just so happened to notice that this blog has been getting views even since I have stopped posting on it. I miss writing posts, but am never really consistent to post so we'll see if I stick to posting or if I post for a few weeks again and fizzle out. I have been doing a lot of gold making in game lately so maybe I'll post about the addons I use or something. Either way, if you have found your way here and want to see anything leave a comment.