TSM4 Battle Pet Import String 8.0.1

Hello guys, so I’ve managed to spare a couple of hours and finally get round to updating my TSM 4 Battle Pet groups. These groups include all the recently added battle pets for Battle for Azeroth (BFA) 8.0.1. I hope to have a future update, if there’s anymore pets released in 8.1

Battle Pets Import String for 8.0.1

Please bear in mind, these groups have no operations included and may not work with TSM 3; this is to limit any future issues that may occur. The operations can easily be created by yourself with some excellent information from The Undermine Journal & WoW Pets. These sites will have guides on the average prices the pets are posted at, on any given realm you select.

I’d also like to add, that these groups won’t be of interest to everybody. These groups are designed to offer as much information as possible to hand, when accessing your tooltips for promptly buying and selling on the Auction House. The groups will use a vast amount of in-game memory due to the size of the groups. Below I’ve added an image of the what the layout looks like within TSM 4.

tsm battle pet image for blog

You will also notice in the image above, that each Battle Pet is separated into alphabetical order and where possible, further separated by their level, rare and uncommon status. This is to give each pet their appropriate operation easily, as each pet has their own price.

What this image won’t show above, is that the whole Battle Pet import string is separated in to 4 groups, (A-F, G-M, N-T, & U-Z) this is purely because of the size of the import string, and to import it as a whole, would make the game lock-up and the import fail. Below I’ve added a detailed rundown on how to successfully import these strings. Please follow them to prevent any issues.

How to import my Battle Pet string.

1) Go in to your addons in-game and deactivate all of them apart from TSM4. (This prevents any conflicts during importing) then /reloadui in the chat box to save your work. You can reactivate your addons, once everything is complete!

2) Open TSM4 and backup your existing profile, go to: Settings > General Settings select your profile and select duplicate then name your duplicated profile Backup Do a /reloadui to correctly save your work.

3) Now head to my Pastebin; below are the links to each of the Battle Pet import strings you’ll need.

[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (A-F) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (G-M) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (N-T) No Operations 13.10.18
[TSM4] Battle Pet Import String (U-Z) No Operations 13.10.18

Make sure you only import one string at a time! Once you’ve imported one string /reloadui to save your work, then proceed to importing the next one! If you notice your game is non-responsive after importing a string and you’ve correctly /reloadui previously, then let the game crash to log-in screen. This is normal! This happens when a lot of information is imported in to the game in one instance. DO NOT go into Task Manager and End Task as this will not let the game save all the data you imported. When you log back in, you’ll see that the groups actually imported successfully!

*However, if you did forget to /reloadui previously, then your only option is the Task Manager and End Task! Your game will lock-up, if too many large imports are made in one go! This is why you’re urged to /reloadui between each task!*

Once these directions have been followed, you should have a complete Battle Pet Group including all the pets introduced in 8.0.1 at your disposal. Now you can reactivate your addons!

**Whilst every effort was taken to correctly create these groups, you MIGHT come across a mistake. Be sure to drop me a line either on my Blog (please be aware comments need to be moderated before being published) or for a prompt response, use my Twitter handle and I’d be happy to get back to you at the earliest convenience.**

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BFA TSM4 Raw Material String

Whilst I had some spare time tonight, I’ve quickly collected some data from Wowhead, so I could create a TSM4 Raw Material string for Battle for Azeroth. If you’ve not created your own yet, please feel free to use mine. I’ve quickly scanned through and as of yet, I don’t see any issues, but if you see anything wrong, please do let me know!

Here’s what my BFA Raw Materials group looks like…

Be sure to backup your profile before importing, to prevent any importing issues. Once successfully imported, do a /reloadui to save your data. I can’t confirm if this works for TSM3 as I no longer use it.

Link to my Pastebin

I haven’t added any auctioning/shopping operations as the prices are very volatile once Battle for Azeroth begins. I’ve separated the materials, so you can easily assign each material it’s own operation. This is what I do as most of the materials I sell, have different values etc…

Normally, when there’s new content, the materials are very expensive, because people are rushing to max level their professions to get World first achievements. This is a great time to post any materials to the Auction House that you’ve looted, if you don’t intend to level your own professions from the start. The demand will be so high for materials that the prices can be extortionately high, take advantage of this whilst you can!

As the expansion settles, the prices for materials will stabilise. Be sure to check the Auction House periodically, to update your operations accordingly.

Following these tips and you can earn yourself some obscene amounts of gold from the beginning of the expansion.

Over the next few days, I will add the professions too. In the meantime, if Sheyrah releases her strings beforehand, I’d recommend checking hers out instead, as they’re always the best. Keep an eye out on her Twitter, for any future updates.

TSM4 Is Finally Here…

The long wait for the full release of TSM4 is finally over; but sadly, with a few unexpected hiccups! I didn’t manage to login for a couple of days prior to the release on the 28th July, thus meaning I couldn’t back up my TSM3 data prior to upgrading. Well, my TSMApp didn’t show a backup, since the 26th, when I last played. Typically, the second I logged in to Warcraft on the 29th, TSMApp auto updated to TSM4 (all thanks to being a premium member) and didn’t get the opportunity to backup. This left me with no other alternative, but to seek one of my previous backups. Sadly this was destined to end in misery, as my only backup prior to the 28th, was the backup from the 26th July, and it gave me errors on all 5 accounts upon logging in.

I didn’t have any other addons loaded, so knew it wasn’t conflicting with other addons… so I was left with the dreaded scenario of either patiently waiting for a fix, or taking the plunge and deleting all my TSM data within my WTF file and re-importing everything from scratch. I took the plunge and as quick as you could say shazzam, it was all gone!

Now if there’s anything noticeable, about importing via TSM4 compared to TSM3, is the quick and effectiveness of making groups and changing them around, however… the downside is without doubt, the inability to actually import groups quickly, especially, large groups of information. Now bear in mind, the groups I have saved within my Pastebin, are created, imported and exported through TSM3, but with TSM4, it struggles to import the same amount of data, and as a result, experience huge lag spikes and occasional crashes. It was that bad, I even had to minimise my Battle Pet strings, from 2 groups into 4 groups, and it still lagged out and crashed!

Thankfully, when it comes to importing, I’m almost a seasoned pro *intended sarcasm* due to the amount of times, I’ve had to reset and re-import my profiles. After almost a day, slaving over my 5 accounts and importing all my saved data from my Pastebin, I can finally log in, with no errors and open my mail and post auctions again… for how long? who knows! At this moment in time, I’m experiencing no errors, apart from the odd moment when the game hangs up, when I transfer from one profession to another, but nothing a simple /reloadui macro can’t sort out.

My fresh looking TSM4 all updated and running smoothly… finally!


*Disclaimer – This TSM profile was originally created by Sheyrah! Please click HERE if you wish to use her original profile!*

I’ve seen others experiencing a lot of issues too within the woweconomy subreddit, so I know this isn’t an isolated issue. If you’re experiencing issues too, I’d recommend waiting on a potential fix, or seek help from TSM’s Discord channel. I used TSM’s error report function in-game, but sadly I didn’t have the time to wait for a potential fix, but do hope my reports help developer create a fix that might help you guys out!

Although all this has been time-consuming, time, which I would’ve spent elsewhere, I’m grateful that I can play again, without the issues. It’s been a massive undertaking from the TSM developers to bring us TSM4, they’ve tried their utmost to bring us this without any issues, but sadly it didn’t go to plan; but I’m sure given time, they will have this working 100% in no time at all. I’m sure It’ll prove to be a massive improvement from the trusted TSM3 addon too. Hell, if I was honest deep down, I would expect there to be issues, especially during a time, where so many other addons are getting updated too, all in preparation for the release of Battle for Azeroth. So it wouldn’t surprise me if most of the issues others are experiencing COULD be due to conflicting addons.

Anyway, here’s to the release of TSM4 keep up the great work guys and no doubt better times ahead! Keep the faith everyone!

What I’ve Been Up To…

A very early good morning to all my readers. Whilst I’m watching the 2nd Test between Australia & England I felt the urge to post a blog this morning, pretty much explaining what I’ve up to; or more so, what I’ve been doing for the last two weeks. I haven’t done my Weekly catch up blogs, because I felt it would be unfair to create them, whilst my attention was elsewhere within the game. I’ll hopefully be full-time Gold Making from this Monday (04.12.17), with the aim of a catch-up blog on Monday 11th December, again looking back on the previous week.

Multi-boxing
Some of you will know I’ve recently re-subbed to Isboxer/Lavish Software and looking to restart multi-boxing again! This was mainly due to Blizzard’s Black Friday promotion. The one offer I did take advantage of, was the discount on Legion. I increased my accounts from three to five accounts. This giving me the potential, to make my own 5 man teams with the intention of farming current content dungeons. This is mainly with Battle for Azeroth (BfA) expansion in mind.

I’m not sure if any of you did take advantage of my previous blog post, but the deals on offer at Isboxer/Lavish Software were very appealing. I opted for their one year sub, with an extra 180 days free, with their Black Friday code. It wasn’t till I checked this morning, that they also included their $50 yearly sub offer. I hope that any of you that did read my last article, that had any ambition to multi-box, got involved. If not, keep your eyes peeled, they do periodically post offers on their Facebook.

100m liquid Gold hit – or did I!?
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’d have seen I fractionally surpassed the 100m liquid gold mark. Well… if you consider the fact that 800k was stuck in the mail as I couldn’t loot it due to being capped on the alt. I managed to loot it after buying some WoWtokens. Sadly as quick as I hit that mark, it quickly started decreasing.

In-game Purchases
With 28 WoWtokens purchased at an average of 287k each (8m gold) plus a capped Blizzard balance; I Referred a friend (RAF) myself twice, giving me five accounts in total (as mentioned above) and upgraded all my accounts to Legion also purchasing 6 Months game time on all five accounts. On this occasion, I didn’t take advantage of any Mounts/Battle Pets on offer, but I do plan on doing so next time.

TSM4 Beta
So TSM4 Beta is finally here and I’ve had a couple of days to digest its improvements from the previous version. I have to say, I’m very impressed! I’ve been watching Gumdrops (TSM Support Manager) streams on Twitch so I was familiar with some of the improvements. However, it’s not until you get your hands on it yourself, you actually get to appreciate it all.

The posting times alone are a massive improvement and the ability to create and adjust groups is so much easier, with its drag and drop feature. Visually, the addon has been redone and looks absolutely amazing! I don’t use sniper a lot, but they’ve introduced a new bid sniper feature, which looks at the auctions that are about to expire. When I had Auctioneer, it had the ability to show all auctions with 30 mins left, meaning you could snag cheap auctions on bid.

tsm4 pic for blog

I can see that when the Beta is complete and TSM4 is fully released, this will be without doubt, the most important auction house addon to have (if not already)! For far too long, TSM has been behind the likes of Auctionator etc, due to many thinking it’s too difficult to manage, this will be something of the past!

Here’s a video from Sheyrah, outlining TSM4’s improvements etc

It’s also worth noting at this point, thanks to Twitch, YouTube streamers and content on Twitter and Facebook, it’s never been a better time to learn how to use TSM. There’s so much content and tutorials at this time, it makes it easier to learn how to use the addon. When I first found TSM (thanks to my competitors) I found it daunting too, and the content available at the time, was minimal to say the least. Now there’s so much on offer, that there’s really no excuse to try to learn! With in-game gold such an important commodity now, you won’t regret it!

Thanks for reading guys and look forward to posting on Monday 11 December with my catch up blog.