Saturday, February 15, 2014

Selltacular's Sound - TSM Additions

You may or may not know that I'm leaving the Navy after 9 years of service and I'm moving back home pretty soon.  I do not know how long I'll be 'AFK' but I will be returning to the internet as soon as possible.  With that, I have something for all of you as sort of a temporary parting gift.

If you're using Trade Skill Master and don't have the TSM Additions Module installed, I highly suggest that you install it.  Otherwise, this 'gift' will be useless to you unless you use some other add-on (use TSM Additions instead) that plays a sound file when you make a sale.  As well as playing a sound when you make a sale, the module also provides a link to the item and a sale price when 'a buyer has been found for your auction', it also replaces that text in your chat window.  Additions also allows you to buy stacks from vendors in any amount you like.  Check it out if you haven't already!!

How to change the sound file in TSM Additions

If you open the TSM Additions folder, you'll see an mp3 file labeled 'register' .  This is the file that plays every time you make a sale.  If you want to change the sound file, you can remove the original mp3 and replace it with another of the same name.  I chose to create my own sound file to use for this.  Click this link to download the Selltacular Sound File.  Don't forget to rename it to 'register.mp3'  I hope you enjoy it!


I forgot to mention that you need to replace the file every time you update that module.  I always forget until I hear the 'default' register sound.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Selltacular's Glyph Groups 1.0

Awesome! I've gotten a few requests from the twitter crowd and I feel compelled to work on my glyph set up.  For now, especially with as much as I'll have on my plate for the next week, this will have to suffice.

I divide my groups by class in order to easily cater to the insta 90's of the future.  I will then create a substructure for each class based on the way that each glyph is learned:

5.4 World BoP
5.4 TI common
5.4 TI Rare
Scroll of Wisdom
Book of Glyph Mastery
Northrend Inscription Research
Minor Inscription Research
Trainer First Pick
Trainer Rarely Picked

You can group these together however you'd like, but once you've gone through the tedious task of setting up your substructure, you can use a base operation for all of them just to get you started.  Then, if you need/want to you can set operations based on your own circumstances and apply them to each subgroup.  I honestly don't even recommend making the Trainer First Pick glyphs on servers with any scribe leveling activity.  I'll identify why I decided to split trainer glyphs in that manner in a future post.  For now, we're just gonna stick with the basic set up that I have at the moment.

Please note that I do not have some of the newer glyphs (complete list here), so these will be missing from the item string for the time being.

TSM Glyph itemstring as I have it set up:

group:all`Death Knight,104047,104046,104048,104049,104101,43533,43534,43535,43536,43537,43539,43541,43542,43543,43544,43546,43547,43548,43549,43550,43551,43552,43553,43554,43671,43672,43673,43825,43826,43827,45799,45800,45804,45806,68793,group:all`Druid,104102,104103,40896,40897,40899,40900,40901,40902,40903,40906,40908,40909,40912,40913,40914,40915,40916,40919,40920,40921,40922,40923,40924,43316,43331,43332,43334,43335,43674,44922,44928,45601,45602,45603,45604,45622,45623,48720,67484,67485,67486,67487,68039,89868,group:all`Hunter,104270,104276,42897,42898,42899,42900,42901,42902,42903,42904,42905,42906,42907,42908,42909,42910,42911,42912,42913,42914,42915,42917,43338,43350,43351,43355,43356,45625,45731,45732,45733,45734,45735,85683,85684,87278,87279,87393,group:all`Mage,104104,104105,42735,42736,42737,42738,42739,42741,42743,42744,42745,42746,42748,42749,42751,42752,42753,42754,43339,43359,43360,43361,43362,43364,44684,44920,44955,45736,45737,45738,45739,45740,50045,63416,63539,69773,group:all`Monk,82345,84652,85685,85687,85689,85691,85692,85695,85696,85697,85698,85699,85700,87880,87881,87882,87883,87884,87885,87887,87888,87889,87890,87891,87892,87893,87894,87895,87896,87897,87898,87899,87900,87901,90715,group:all`Paladin,104050,104051,104108,41092,41094,41095,41096,41097,41098,41099,41100,41101,41102,41103,41104,41105,41106,41107,41108,41109,41110,43340,43365,43366,43367,43368,43369,43867,43868,43869,45741,45742,45743,45744,45745,45746,45747,66918,80581,80584,80585,80586,81956,83107,group:all`Priest,104121,104122,42396,42397,42398,42399,42400,42401,42402,42403,42404,42405,42406,42407,42408,42409,42410,42411,42412,42414,42415,42416,42417,43342,43370,43371,43372,43373,43374,45753,45755,45756,45757,45758,45760,77101,79513,79514,79515,79538,86541,87276,87277,87392,87902,group:all`Rogue,104123,104124,42954,42955,42956,42957,42958,42959,42960,42961,42962,42963,42964,42965,42966,42967,42968,42969,42970,42971,42972,42973,42974,43343,43376,43377,43378,43379,43380,45761,45762,45764,45766,45767,45768,45769,63420,64493,group:all`Shaman,104127,104128,104129,104130,104133,104134,41517,41518,41524,41526,41527,41529,41530,41531,41532,41533,41534,41535,41536,41537,41538,41539,41540,41541,41542,41547,41552,43344,43381,43385,43386,43388,43725,44923,45770,45771,45772,45775,45776,45777,45778,71155,group:all`Warlock,42453,42454,42455,42456,42457,42458,42459,42460,42461,42462,42463,42464,42465,42466,42467,42470,42471,42472,42473,43389,43390,43391,43392,43393,43394,45779,45780,45781,45782,45783,45785,45789,50077,93202,group:all`Warrior,104055,104056,104135,104136,104137,104138,43395,43396,43397,43398,43399,43400,43412,43413,43414,43415,43416,43417,43418,43419,43421,43422,43423,43424,43425,43427,43428,43430,43431,43432,45790,45792,45793,45794,45795,45797,49084,63481,67482,67483,80587,80588,83096,85221

Copy that entire item string and paste it into a bare glyph group.  Ensure you check 'Move Already Grouped Items' if your intention is to use this setup by class.  Alternatively, you can paste into notepad and remove the group setup and re organize as you wish.


This is currently the ONLY auctioning operation I use for my glyphs, as there is almost no need for other auctioning operations in my situation.  Your situation may vary and I'll try to suggest ways to set up your operations in the future.  I highly recommend taking a look at Wowuction's section on glyphs and see which glyphs are more profitable for you to make.  I also recommend studying the data so you can familiarize yourself with your server's glyph market before you decide to jump/dip your toes into the market.  Keep in mind your average price to make an ink if you are doing the milling yourself.

Auctioning: I don't do cancel scans unless I've been lazy on restocking and need to cancel in order to relist the more popular glyphs.  I have price ceilings (6g per ink of dreams, all inks are set to that cost due to herb availability on the AH) for my materials and a minimum profit 27g per glyph built in to my pricing scheme.  This is why I choose manual pricing over market based pricing in most of my crafted groups.  This is what my posting setup looks like:

 I'm only posting 1 at a time since I'm on a low pop server.  I tried 2 for a while, but rarely did I ever sell 2 of the same glyph in one posting cycle.  If you'd like to read more on inventory, Stede of Late Night With Stede did an excellent post on the Power of Inventory.  I highly recommend reading that post as well as the rest of his work.  In that post he uses glyph inventory as an example to demonstrate his point.  Oh while you're at it, listen to his shows, always good discussion about loads of gold making topics.

I hope this post can help some of you get started or adjust your glyph groups as you see fit.  In my opinion, the ability to analyze your server and understand the logistics of the glyph market there, will give you a good edge over many of your competitors.

I'd like provide so much more really soon. As the time to move across the country draws near, I'm extremely pressed for time.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Glyph Selling - Trimming the Fat Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of this series, (a long time coming) where I list glyphs that have NOT sold in the last 90 days, as that's as far back as my data goes.  Glyph Selling Part 1 lists my best selling glyphs, check it out if you missed that post!

At first glance, the following glyphs are posting at my normal price due to loads of these being posted by people leveling inscription, but I'll take an in depth look at that in a later post.

Worst Selling Glyphs

The following list will tell you: Name - Major/Minor - Source

Freezing Trap - Major - Trainer
Blind - Major - Trainer
Blinding Light - Major - Trainer
Psychic Scream - Major - Trainer
Death Grip - Major - Trainer
Devotion Aura - Major - Trainer
Purge - Major - Trainer
Shiv - Major - Trainer
Lava Lash - Minor - Trainer
Breath of Fire - Major - Scroll of Wisdom
Direction - Minor - Scroll of Wisdom
Die by the Sword - Major - Trainer
Totemic Recall - Major - Trainer
Mind Freeze - Major - Trainer
Telluric Currents - Major - Trainer
Loose Mana - Minor - Trainer
Shifting Presences - Major - Trainer
Illumination - Major - Trainer
Holy Wrath - Major - Trainer
Fire Nova - Major - Trainer
Guided Stars - Major - Trainer
the Raging Whirlwind - Minor - 5.4 World Drop
Shield Wall - Major - Book of Glyph Mastery
Purify - Major - Trainer
Gouge Major - Trainer
Hindering Strikes - Major - Trainer
Fighting Pose - Minor - Trainer
Hoarse Voice - Major - Trainer
Fear Ward - Major - Trainer
Arcane Explosion - Major - Trainer


I'm not surprised at all to see that most of the NON sellers are trainer taught.  In part 3 of this series I will explore the reason that some of the trainer glyphs are good sellers and some are not.  I'll also take a look at why some of the non trainer glyphs aren't selling for me.