Wednesday, 26 February 2014

TSM For Noobs: Groups, the building blocks

Real life has demanded me away for a while, but hopefully back now!

So, episode 2 of TSM for Noobs. Covering groups, which are where everything stems from. Without groups, you aren't going to have any luck doing anything.

Groups are exactly what they say. Objects that are all grouped together for ease of sale, auction, crafting and anything in between!

Now, to set up a basic group:

For this tutorial, I'm going to set up a group for the Darkmoon Faire Quest Items. Simple, yet effective in helping you sell the items quickly.

First thing you do, type in the name of the group. This can be anything you like, but make it simple to find which group it is later. Click okay, and your first group is created!

Now you need to add items into the group. This can be done one of two ways.

If you have the item in your bags, it is as simple as clicking Add >>> after selecting the items you want in the group.

The other option is the import section. This will 'import' any item ID's you type in and automatically add them to your group.

The easiest way to use this is in conjuction with Power Word: Gold's grouper online function. 
This allows you to simply copy and paste links to the items into the Grouper and create import strings for TSM.

First, I went to the comments of the Darkmoon Prize Ticket as these are the currency received from all the items. I found a handy list of the items, and copied it into the Grouper!

By clicking group now, it generates your import string, which is very handy.

Simply copy that into the import string box in TSM and hit okay.

 And there is one sexy group, ready to have operations added to it!

That wraps up this part of the guide. If you have any questions, chuck them below and I'll get back to you!


  1. Hmm. I guess I'm a super noob. I feel like I need an overview of why we want to create groups and what we plan to do with them. :-/

    1. That will be coming up when I go into the different operations ^_^

  2. This will be up on the podcast. There will be a link to this page in the show notes for episode 63.