Friday, 26 August 2011

Tradeskillmaster - Part II Shopping Module (redux)

Shopping module

I missed a few important things I should have mentioned about this module the first time I posted this article so I decided to edit and repost it.

The Shopping module has 4 buttons in the main TSM window, Dealfinding, Crafting Mats, General Buying and Milling/Disenchanting/Prospecting/Transforming which put it into different sub modes.

Overall I have to give the Shopping module two thumbs down. Dealfinding might be ok for a casual player who doesn't scan a whole lot of different items or do much bulk buying but if you buy a lot of different things or regularly buy anything in bulk you'd be a lot better off using Auctioneer or Auctionator instead. The other 3 sub modes I view as being mostly superfluous, I don't use them and I don't see many others having much use for any of them either.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Using multiple accounts to your advantage on the auction

As an auctioneer you eventually reach the point where you just don't have enough time to get everything you want to do done on just one account. You wind up crafting during prime posting time or you're stuck managing a price war with an obsessive camper when you really need to be sourcing materials.

In a nutshell, multiple accounts allow you to multitask and multiply the amount of work you can get done in a given amount of time. You can do more than one thing at the same time and don't have to stop doing one thing (like posting auctions) to do another (like crafting on another character).

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Auctioneer - Using realtime search

Auctioneer is old but it still has capabilities none of the other auction mods have yet. In particular it has a number of search and sort functions that can help you find things to buy. Today I'm going to talk about using Auctioneer's realtime search function.

What realtime search does is repeatedly scan the *last page of the auction. The last page holds the most recently listed items. Repeatedly scanning this page is a great way to find the best deals before anyone else does. Whenever it finds something under your snatch prices it'll pop up a search window listing the items and giving you the option to buy them.