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wow Gold Making: TSM Sniper

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You may have heard the term sniper when it comes down to gold making. Let's look at this powerful TSM feature in more detail.

Sniper?

Sniper is TradeSkillMaster's powerful function which allows real-time AH scanning. While performing the scan, it constantly fetches the last page of the Auction House for auctions that have been posted way below what they should sell for. Items that have been posted cheap by accident also show up on your scan list for a quick buyout. All you need is a proper setup.

How Much Gold Can I Make on Average?

It's hard to tell as you would need to have Auction House opened all the time and the more you scan the more gold you can earn. What I'd suggest is to have a separate WoW account just for Sniping. This way, you can constantly scan and also enjoy the game on your main account at the same time.

Here are some of my latest snipes listed by their average resale profit. See ObliterumObliterum in that list? That was an accident.

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Where Do I Get TSM?

  • Download it via the official website of TradeSkillMaster. It's good to install complement addons, such as TSM Destroy, Vendoring or the entire suite.
  • The TSM desktop app available for both Windows/Mac is also a must, so you don't have to constantly rescan the Auction House.

Setup

  • Run the TSM app before launching the game.
  • Addons obviously need to be placed in the */Addons folder as usual and enabled in-game.

The Formula

First we need to define Custom Prices and minprice. Type /TSM and on the firs tab, navigate to Custom Price Sources and insert the following code, hit okay.

max(min(DBHistorical, DBGlobalMarketAvg, DBGlobalHistorical, DBRegionMarketAvg, DBRegionHistorical), VendorSell)

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Now we need to define our sniper formula. It is used to filter out all the items to tell us which is the best to buy and resell. You can configure it under Options/Core Features and from the "Module Options" dropdown, go to Shopping > Sniper Options. We'll be inserting our custom formula in the field just under the "Test Selected Sound" button.

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I have been using the fomula of BilisOnyxia for some time now and this is the code you need to insert there.

check(minprice - 100000g, 90% minprice, check(minprice - 50000g, 80% minprice, check(minprice - 10000g, 60% minprice, check(minprice - 5000g, 50% minprice, check(minprice - 1000g, 30% minprice, check(minprice - 500g, 20% minprice, check(minprice - 50g, 10% minprice)))))))

What Does It Mean?

The check() function works like an if/else conditional statement. The function can take 2-3 parameters. Each parameter is seperated by a comma. What the check() function does is, it checks if the first parameter is greater than zero. If it is, it will use the second parameter. If it is not greater than zero (equal to or smaller than zero) it will use the third parameter (If there is no third parameter the whole function will result in an invalid price).

So, check(DBMarket - 100g, 50% DBMarket, 30% DBMarket) would first check whether the result of "DBMarket - 100g" is greater than zero. If it is, it will use 50% DBMarket, if it is not it will use 30% DBMarket. What this means is, if an item has a DBMarket value of more than 100g, 50% DBMarket will be used, if it has a DBMarket value of 100g or less, 30% DBMarket will be used.

Knowing how the check() function works, you might already see where the formula is going.
Here is a little easier to read breakdown of the formula:

  • If an item's value is greater than 100k gold, use 90%.
  • If an item's value is greater than 50k gold, use 80%.
  • If an item's value is greater than 10k gold, use 60%.
  • If an item's value is greater than 5k gold, use 50%.
  • If an item's value is greater than 1k gold, use 30%.
  • If an item's value is greater than 500g gold, use 20%.
  • If an item's value is greater than 50g, use 10%.
  • If an item's value is 50g or less, exclude it no matter how cheap it gets listed.

We're all set now, navigate to the last tab of the Auction House UI > Custom Filter / Other Sources and click "Start Sniper". This will start the scan, you can set up the sound you want to hear when an item appears in the list for quick buyout.

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Sniper Results Awareness

Sniping is supposed to be semi-automated. It still requires common sense as some results may be false positives, like duped Saber's gems, which are often underpriced.

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Getting invalid word minprice error after copying and pasting the function above

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Ok found what I did wrong there. Now if it would only return some data. Just says scanning last page

 

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I've been using it, nothing showed up for 1 hour, i gave up ^^

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The first code isnt working. Says it only allows for letters. Can someone explain how they managed to copy and use that code, please?

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6 hours ago, Papabard said:

Getting invalid word minprice error after copying and pasting the function above

This happens when you input the second formula without defining minprice first.

6 hours ago, Papabard said:

Ok found what I did wrong there. Now if it would only return some data. Just says scanning last page

 

It's supposed to scan the last page only.

3 hours ago, Kurtlol said:

I've been using it, nothing showed up for 1 hour, i gave up ^^

Patience is a virtue :) I've just got Leystone Orex200 for 24gold :D

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57 minutes ago, Malbabo said:

The first code isnt working. Says it only allows for letters. Can someone explain how they managed to copy and use that code, please?

type minprice and press ok then you get another box that lets you paste the code 

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I cant find "Sniper" anywhere. Can someone give me a link where i can download it pls?

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1 hour ago, Kirom said:

I cant find "Sniper" anywhere. Can someone give me a link where i can download it pls?

Its in Tradeskillmaster its not a standalone addon

 

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Thanks for a great guide. I have done everything to the letter, and items are popping up.. BUT, alot of them are below 50g. How do i make it, so these items dont appear? I copied the code aswell. I have disabled the "below vendor price" option. Again, thanks! :)

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My retard self finally figured out where I went wrong. Thanks for the post :)

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