I’ve now written 14 entries in my TSM4 guide and I’ve been through all of the functionality in the addon. I still need to add a bit of linking throughout the guide, but it is essentially finish.
So it’s time to pull it all together
The guide has several thousand words in total, which actually would sum up to a small e-book. Not all of those words are equally important however.
Some features in TSM are MUCH more important than others and you need to spend your time on those if you really want to get good at TSM.
The 80/20 rule
I’ve mentioned this rule before and it goes under a ton of names. The general idea is that 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort. So let’s zero in on the 20% that will give you the best return on your time spent.
To get most of the benefit out of TSM you need to understand groups, shopping operations and auctioning operations. This also includes being able to make and understand basic price strings to use in those operations.
Everything else is nice to have.
The concepts above are must-haves and are the ones that will make you rich if you can use them.
Applying this to the guide and to your learning
So how can you learn about this. As with anything application and practice is king. I would suggest finding several public TSM profiles and looking at the differences in operations for a specific item. Try to figure out what the differences are, and why they are the way they are.
Re-read the first 6 parts of the guide, several times if you can to help really imprint the concepts.
Try to think about how you could set your price levels so you guarantee a profit and so the normal price is at a level where people will buy.
There are tons of people willing to help you with TSM questions. Asking someone is a great way to get at something you don’t get. You will get much better help if you can clearly state your issue though. “I don’t get TSM” won’t tell anyone where you struggle, and then they won’t be able to help you.
Try to zero in on what you can’t wrap your head around.
The best places to get help are:
- The Woweconomy Discord and the official TSM support channel
- The Weekly TSM questions thread on r/woweconomy
- My Discord
Practice makes perfect
Now go out there and practice. You can only learn by doing, and experience will be a better teacher than all the pre-built TSM profiles in the world.
Time is money friend!