Stan

Gold Making: TSM Sniper

11 posts in this topic

kMHc9Zr.jpg

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.

Snímka obrazovky 2016-10-28 o 1.09.38.png

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)

Snímka obrazovky 2016-10-28 o 1.12.03.png

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.

Snímka obrazovky 2016-10-28 o 1.10.57.png 

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.

Snímka obrazovky 2016-10-28 o 1.12.22.png

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.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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! :)

Edited by Moeior1988

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan

      A source of the latest information related to Patch 7.3 and beyond!
      Our Patch 7.3 hub organizes all 7.3 data and latest news coverage in a single place.
      Welcome to our centralized hub dedicated to the biggest patch ever introduced to World of Warcraft. For easier navigation, we'll keep it updated throughout testing by adding links to our latest coverage, so that you won't miss out on any important information.
      Patch 7.3
      Antorus, the Burning Throne Raid (Build 24473) Antorus Raid Zone Preview Antorus & The Pantheon Legion Ending & Next Expansion Leaks Argussian Reach (Faction) Preview Artifact Knowledge Changes Invasion Points // "Lesser & Greater Rifts" Coming to WoW Invasion Point: Blood (Build 24539) Invasion Point: Ice (Build 24539) Ion Hazzikostas Interview New Champion Equipment & Missions New Creature Models (Build 24473) New Mounts (Build 24473) Lightforged Golem Mount Shackled Ur'zul (Mythic Argus Mount) New Pets (Build 24473) New Profession Updates (Build 24473) // The Future of Obliterum New World Bosses (Build 24473) New Transmog Items (Build 24500) Tier 21 Sets Preview (Normal Tints) // Mythic Tints Tier 21 Death Knight (Build 24608) Tier 21 Druid (Build 24500) Tier 21 Mage (Build 24651) Tier 21 Monk (Build 24539) Tier 21 Paladin (Build 24539) Tier 21 Priest (Build 24500) Tier 21 Rogue (Build 24539) Tier 21 Warlock (24651) The Netherlight Crucible (Build 24608) Seat of the Triumvirate (Dungeon) (Build 24608) Weapons of the Lightforged (Build 24473) New Caster Animations
      In Patch 7.3, several caster Classes received updates to their animations.
      Druid, Mage, Shaman Animations (Build 24473) Priest Animations (Build 24473) Restoration Shaman Animations (Build 24500) Gameplay Videos
      Argus Gameplay Part 1 (up to Krokuun) (Build 24473) Argus Gameplay Part 2 (End of Chapter 1) (Build 24500) Argus Gameplay Part 3 (Mac'Aree) (Build 24539) Build Highlights // Class Changes
      Patch 7.3 Build 24651 Patch 7.3 Build 24608 // Feral Druid // Frost DK & Mage Changes Patch 7.3: Upcoming Frost Death Knight Changes Patch 7.3 Build 24539 // Patch 7.3 Feral Druid Changes Patch 7.3.0 Build 24500 Patch 7.3.0 Build 24473 Dev Notes
      Build 24608 Build 24539 Build 24500 Build 24473
    • By Stan

      The first three bosses are now available for testing and we made a lot of screenshots for our zone preview of the new areas inside Antorus the Burning Throne raid.
      For Antorus lore, check out our Pantheon thread about the involvement of Titans in the raid.
      Area leading to the first boss Garothi Worldbreaker

      Area Leading to the 2nd Boss - Hounds of Sargeras

      Admiral Svirax Area (3rd Boss Area)

      LFR Wing 2 (Portal Keeper Hasabel Area)
      This zone has the Eonar zone portal to the left where Magni's fighting demons.

      Refuge of Life - Eonar the Lifebinder Fight Area
      The 9th screenshot seems to be the trapped Essence of Eonar.

    • By Stan

      Our preview of Tier 21 Armor Sets continues with Warlocks!
      Tier 21 Sets will drop in Antorus, the Burning Throne raid that will not open immediately when Patch 7.3 goes live. Please note that this is a work-in-progress preview and the appearance and set bonuses are subject to change at any given time throughout 7.3 testing.
      Set Bonuses
      Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 2P Bonus - Drain Soul Increases UA Duration - When Drain Soul deals damage, there is a 15% chance to increase the duration of Unstable Affliction on the target by 1.0 sec. Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 4P Bonus - Corruption Causes Drain Soul Tick Faster - When Corruption deals damage, you have a 2% chance to increase the speed at which Drain Soul deals damage by 100% for the next 10 sec. Item - Warlock T21 Demonology 2P Bonus - Hand of Guldan Buffs Dreadstalkers - Increases the damage of your Call Dreadstalkers by 25%. Item - Warlock T21 Demonology 4P Bonus - Demonic Empowerment Extra Dreadbite - When you cast Demonic Empowerment, your Dreadstalkers will immediately use Dreadbite again at 50% increased damage. This can only occur once per cast of Call Dreadstalkers. Item - Warlock T21 Destruction 2P Bonus - Chaos Bolt Increases Incinerate Crit Chance - Chaos Bolt increases the critical strike chance of Incinerate on the target by 20% for 8 sec. Item - Warlock T21 Destruction 4P Bonus - Chaos Bolt Burns Extra Damage - Chaos Bolt will deal an additional 10% of its direct damage caused to the target over 4 sec. Normal Tint

      Mythic Tint
      Blood Elf

      Dwarf

      Gnome

      Goblin

      Human

      Orc

      Troll

      Undead

      Worgen

      See also
      Tier 21 Death Knight Tier 21 Druid Tier 21 Mage Tier 21 Monk Tier 21 Paladin Tier 21 Priest Tier 21 Rogue
    • By Starym

       
      More attempted fixing of issues with "jump" abilities today, Destro Locks' Immolate, ToV items for Fury and Enh hidden artifact skins, as well as some Priest PvP get fixes as well.
      July 27 (source)
      Classes
      (Hotfix in testing) Fixed a bug with Heroic Leap, Havoc's Metamorphosis, and Infernal Strike where they would sometimes fail to cast but still trigger their cooldown if the player became Rooted at the same time as the spell was cast. Warlock Destruction Immolate’s Soul Shard generation should now function as intended and match the tooltip. Dungeons and Raids
      Trial of Valor Helya, Odyn Corrected an issue that prevented the items for the hidden Fury or Enhancement artifact appearances from dropping when Personal Loot was selected. Player versus Player
      Priest Holy (Hotfix in testing) The final healing and damage of Ray of Hope can no longer be prevented by Smoke Bomb. Previous Hotfixes
      July 24 July 20 July 17 July 12 July 11
    • By Starym

       
      As promised, Alveona, Exorsus' guild master, has posted his opinions on the Tomb of Sargeras Mythic race on reddit. He goes really in-depth not only on the hot topic of Kil'jaeden, but the rest of the raid as well - from the difficulty curve, to what he thinks went wrong with the instance, hardcore raiding mythbusting and more.
      As you can imagine he's not too thrilled with the whole thing, but the post is well explained and we can get a feeling of what their frustrations on the boss(es) were much better. It's definitely worth a read if you're interested in the perspective of top-end raiders and in what tuning of a new raid looks like in the extremely early days of a new (Mythic) tier. Here are some highlights from the post:
       
       
      Be sure to check out the whole thing for better context and even more info.