Category Archive: Guides

Introduction to TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Groups and Operations


[notice]This guide is for the TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Beta which is now opened to the public. When 2.0 is officially released I’ll be posting an updated guide with any changes. This post was made with TradeSkillMaster 2.0 Dev161 [/notice] One of the biggest changes introduced in TradeSkillMaster 2.0 is the new way items are handled in …

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You Could Win a Free Copy of the World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide


I am pleased to announce that my publisher, Packt, is giving away a free copy of my book, the World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide, to two of my readers. Details on how you can win a copy are below. Overview of World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide

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New Guides: Creating a Guild & TradeSkillMaster Auctioning Group Override Settings

Over the past two weeks I wrote up two new mini-guides: Creating a Guild in World of Warcraft TradeSkillMaster Auctioning Group Override Settings So you might be wondering why I wrote a short guide on creating a guild. Good question. Book stuff. I wrote the TradeSkillMaster Auctioning Group Override Settings guide because apparently there is …

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Saving TradeSkillMaster Data In A Database


In my last post I mentioned that I might be clearing out my TSM data in preparation for Mists of Pandaria. The other day I asked my twitter followers “Informal Survey: Will you be clearing your auction house data for MoP or 5.0.4?” and the results were a bit mixed. One suggestion by @Twitchietgw @Xsinthis …

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Creating Starting Capital

I was hanging out with Jim of Power Word: Gold the other day on his gold making live stream and one of the questions one of the views posed was how to get the initial starting capital to begin your goblin empire. We of course answered the question on the stream (at least I think …

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Tis the Season….

The opening kid is amazing, wish I had pipes like that when I was a kid It’s that time of year again folks, Winter’s Veil is right around the corner occupying Azeroth Thursday, December 15th through Monday, January 2ndoh what fun! Meanwhile in the real world Christmas is fast approaching and I find myself too …

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Pilgrims Bounty and World of Warcraft’s 7th Anniversary

I’m not usually one for orienting massive year long holiday tactics involving stockpiling eggs, cloth, pets or what-have-you, and Pilgrims Bounty is no exception. One of the newer holidays in the game (new enough that I can remember it’s first implementation…damn I’ve been playing this game a while already) it’s the in-games celebration of the …

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When to Start Saving for a Future Patch

I was going to name this post When to Start Stockpiling, but in the wake of my recent post picking apart the word stockpile, I opted for a more descriptive title. For clarity when I say stockpile in this article I will be referring to the act of hoarding goods in the hopes for future …

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Material and Inventory Management


I brought up an interesting topic Friday that I breezed over that I would like to explore some more, the topic was Bulk Material Handling which I mentioned in Stockpiles, Backlogs, and Inventory, and I think it opens up to an interesting topic related to our exploits in World of Warcraft: Material and Inventory Management. …

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The Ins and Outs of Moving Servers (or Factions), and Taking Your Business With You

Update: The original source for my information, the blog post, missed a key piece of information….the character moving a guild needs to be GM for 7 days. The need or desire to switch servers and/or factions can come from many things, your guild fell apart, you’re moving to meet friends, you’re moving to avoid drama …

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