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    [TSM] Jewelcrafting Mastery Guide


    Preface: This guide describes what I think is the optimal solution for a high-population server, so your mileage will vary. Your crafting, posting and purchasing strategies should be adjusted according to market conditions. I will do my best to suggest alternative strategies for low of medium population servers throughout the guide.

    You should acquire a good TradeSkillMaster base before proceeding. You will find this guide to be fairly detailed and newbie-friendly, but without TSM fundamentals you may encounter difficulties. As always, make sure to check out @PhatLewts TSM video series for a quick 101 on the addon. Phatlewts runs a sweet blog too, so check it out and and drop him some rep while you're at it.

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    In my previous mastery guide I described Enchanting as the most powerful profession available to gold-makers. Indeed, Enchanting synergizes well with other professions and offers a varied set of tools allowing the gold-maker to approach markets from many angles. I can say with confidence, however, that where raw profits are concerned, Jewelcrafting is champion.

    These profits don't come solely from WoD cuts, but the very opposite may be true. In 5.4 Blizzard implemented enhancement scaling. All enhancements now scale down, and if you look carefully, you will find that select gems are superior in narrow level bands, blowing open a whole bunch of new BiS enhancement markets. To the educated eye it is now evident how calculated Blizzard's changes were. Interestingly enough, Jewelcrafting was never even mentioned by Blizzard, despite being subject to the changes.

    All permanent item enhancements provided by Enchanting, Engineering, Leatherworking, Tailoring, and various vendors and quests are now able to be applied to items of any level. The effects of these enchantments will be scaled down to the level of the player using the item.
    We discussed these changes and how they affect the Enchanting market here http://stormspire.net/professions/12...ld-making.html.

    Further, the stat squish in the WoD pre-patch shook things up a little. Gems that were once vastly superior at their level are now equal to other competing gems. This includes gems like and .

    The third, most overlooked change, is that Cataclysm gems can now only socket ilevel 300+ gear, and MoP cuts can now only socket ilevel 417+ gear. This opens up some great low-level market.

    Take a look at the availability matrix for all desirable gems (I filtered out cuts that don't sell);


    You will notice a few things. Fractured cuts weren't available until Cataclysm. This made Fractured Lightstone the best-seller in-game for a couple years. I was selling it for 1400g at times. Since the ilevel restrictions this gem doesn't sell nearly as much. Infused is only available in Cataclysm and is actually superior to its MoP counterpart. Lucent, Deft, Fierce, Resplendent and Willful are only available in WotLK and TBC players are forced to used these cuts should they desire those stats.

    So, how much moolah are you missing out on by pigeon-holing yourself into WoD cuts? Let's take a look at my TSM Accounting data. This data is almost exactly 16 days old;







    The data can be summarized as follows:

    Volume of sales:
    • TBC: 1100g/day
    • WotLK: 3060g/day
    • Cataclysm: 1600g/day
    • MoP: 5000g/day

    Using my respective margins of 90%/75%/60%/20% we can summarize profit:
    • TBC: 990g/day
    • WotLK: 2295g/day
    • Cataclysm: 960g/day
    • MoP: 1004g/day


    99% of jewelcrafters don't cut old-world gems. The remaining 1% don't always seem to grasp old-world markets well either, so the level of competition there is almost nil.

    Consider that the sales above are achieved as a casual player. I post 2-3 times daily after work, and more frequently on weekends. Evidently, juicy profits are to be had in old world Jewelcrafting markets. Let's take a quick look at them.



    Old world markets are essentially abandoned when they become, well, old. Most players don't realize there is residual demand in these markets.

    The best part? The designs for these recipes are a PITA to obtain. In the case of the Cataclysm tier, both the designs and uncut gems are difficult to obtain. Players don't bother entering these markets and instead opt to focus on current tier goods.



    This tier of cuts is relatively easy to break into. You should avoid rare cuts completely and focus solely on epic cuts. All designs are gated behind Shattered Sun Offensive reputation and can be purchased from Shaani. The 6 uncut epic gems drop in abundance throughout Sunwell. As such they tend to move cheaply.


    The Shattered Offensive reputation grind can be completed within an afternoon by running Magister's Terrace, located on the [zone]4080[/zone]. The Isle can easily be accessed via flight path out of Ironforge (Alliance) or Silvermoon (Horde). The instance can be solo'd by any character 80+, and is limited to 5 runs/hour. You can also run 1 heroic Magister's Terrace per day, which awards more reputation per run. A handful of quests grant reputation to the Shattered Sun Offensive, but these are far slower than busting through instances.



    The best kept secret in World of Goblinland. These gems sell like hotcakes and sourcing enough raw materials isn't an issue provided you know the secrets of the trade.

    What's more? You get all-star cuts like and . Apparently some players think meta gems are required for meta sockets!

    So how does one tap into this gold mine? All worthwhile WotLK designs are purchased from a number of vendors for 4 x Dalaran Jewelcrafter's Tokens apiece (with the exception of Enchanted Tear, which is trained). You can obtain Dalaran Jewelcrafter's Tokens via three quests;
    • Timothy Jones' daily quests. You get one of the following quests daily, at random. Completing the quest rewards 1 token.
      • Shipment: Blood Jade Amulet requires a Bloodstone and Dark Jade. The Vrykul Amulet can be found on nearby Vrykul.
      • Shipment: Bright Armor Relic requires a Bloodstone and Huge Citrine. Drops off nearby elementals.
      • Shipment: Glowing Ivory Figurine requires a Chalcedony and Shadow Crystal. Drops off nearby Shoveltusks.
      • Shipment: Intricate Bone Figurine requires a Sun Crystal and Dark Jade. Drops off nearby Proto-Dragons.
      • Shipment: Shifting Sun Curio requires a Sun Crystal and Shadow Crystal. Drops off nearby undead creatures.
      • Shipment: Wicked Sun Brooch requires a Huge Citrine and Sun Crystal. Drops off nearby Iron Dwarfs.
    • Titanium Powder: Turn in 10 x to Timothy Jones. These can be prospected from .
    • Necklace Repair: Find (or purchase) a and repair it using a single Chalcedony. Return the repaired necklace to Timothy Jones for a token.

    You should be doing the daily quest every day, and purchasing Damaged Necklaces and Titanium Ore/Powder when possible. On larger servers is it possible to obtain several tokens daily.

    The uncut gems in this tier are;





    In the game's current state Cataclysm epic gems are really hard to come by, even on large servers. As such it's really hard to hit the sweet spot where you liquidate gems without ever running out of raw supplies.

    Acquiring Cataclysm designs is tedious - even moreso than WotLK ones. All of these designs can be purchased from Farrah Facet (Alliance) or Taryssa Lazuria (Horde). The cost is 5 x Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token, obtained by completing a daily quest given by Isabel Jones (Alliance) or Marith Lazuria. The quests are as follows:

    • A Present for Lila: Cut three .
    • Elemental Goo: Gather 10 x from Cataclysm Elementals. The easiest way to obtain these is to hop into the portal to Hyjal and kill the earth elementals roaming the forest.
    • Nibbler! No!: Cut three
    • Ogrezonians in the Mood: Cut three
    • The Latest Fashion!: Use (provided) on 10 humanoids.

    You'll have the option to purchase recipes directly (5 tokens each), or to purchase a for 4 tokens. The tome grants a recipe at random, so you never know what you'll get. My suggestion is to pick up the better cuts first, and then switch to tomes once you've acquired a decent number of cuts.

    You should be searching for raw gems regularly since they're so hard to come by. You can try soliciting raid groups running Dragon Soul as well, since that is where the gems drop. Often, players don't realize the value of the gems they find, and they vendor or destroy them.

    Interestingly enough, , and are significantly more common than , and due to the nature by which they are obtained. With that in mind, we'll have to adjust our strategy!

    The gems are obtained in the Dragon Soul instance. Each boss kill grants all players in the raid a Mote of Darkness. The motes are currencies used to purchase , which have a chance to drop an epic gem. The last boss in the instance, Deathwing, drops Essence of Corrupted Deathwing, another currency used to purchase which has a 100% chance to drop a Queen's Garnet, Shadow Spinel or Lava Coral. This is the reason for the imbalance in supply for the gems. Dasnurimiis the vendor that sells the Geodes. She is located within Dragon Soul itself.



    After some experimentation I don't advise cutting MoP gems. This short section will give you some brief info on learning cuts, but that's about it.

    MoP cuts are learned strictly via daily cooldown. The spells, named after the gems themselves, teach a random recipe of that color when researched. You can speed up the process by burning through 3 x but I would advise against that.

    TIP: Each research costs 3 rare gems a pop, and that can get expensive. A neat way to circumvent this is to learn all recipes first. From there, any subsequent River's Heart researches will grant a random recipes of another color!



    Gold-making with JC in Warlords of Draenor is somewhat watered down. There are very few gems to craft, a only a handful of misc items to support sales.

    Upgrade tokens:

    Epic rings and necks:

    Greater gems:

    Forget about lesser gems. They won't make you any gold.

    All items above are made with . The production of crystals is throttled by Garrison Work Orders, meaning the maximum amount of gold you can earn with WoD Jewelcrafting is gated. Each Work Order completed at your Gem Boutique will generate 1 Taladite Crystal. This yield is doubled if you have a level 100 follower assigned to the building. With 1 Work Order completed every 4 hours, Work Orders generate 12 Taladite Crystals per day. Add to that the daily cooldown for Taladite Crystal, you cap out at 22 Taladite Crystals per day, not counting Primal trade-ins and Rush Orders.

    A single Work Order requires 5 x to complete. That means the absolute floor to value your Crystals should be 2.5x the value of Blackrock Ore (or 5x if you don't have a follower assigned).

    Now, time is money, and since Work Orders consume exactly that (time), a Crystal should be valued higher than its base reagents. If you work backwards from the value of its crafted items (say, ) you will find that the value of a Crystal is far greater than its base reagents. That said, make sure to use a reasonable custom price for your Crystals as described in the TSM section.



    I know you've been chomping at the bit to get started with TSM, so here we go.

    Jewelcrafting is probably the profession that synergizes best with TSM. A full complement of gems might result in 400+ gems posted at the Auction House at all times (that is, a single set of gems). Without TSM, managing inventory like this would be impossible. All Jewelcrafting markets have their own quirks and peculiarities, as such that no single blanket operation is suitable for all markets, so we're going to take full advantage of all the features TSM has to offer!

    The small labels on the image above will guide you through the process of setting up TSM.



    Go to the Groups tab (1), and if you haven't already, create a group named Professions. Within that group, create a group named Jewelcrafting. Under the Import/Export tab, copy & paste the following import code into the box, and hit Okay. You should check Move Already Grouped Items here, unless you know what you're doing.

    Code:
    group:Crafts,21752,32198,32223,52177,52255,52257,52258,52260,52262,52264,52267,52268,52269,71828,71837,71844,71846,71847,71855,71858,71872,77141,group:Crafts`1 - TBC Gems,32193,32194,32196,32200,32201,32203,32205,32206,32209,32211,32212,32215,32217,32218,32220,32221,32222,32224,32225,32226,35758,35759,35760,35761,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems,40139,40144,40160,40163,40166,40167,40173,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Blue - Majestic Zircon,40119,40120,40122,40125,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Green - Eye of Zul,40165,40168,40169,40171,40177,40179,40180,40182,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Orange - Ametrine,40142,40145,40146,40147,40149,40150,40152,40154,40155,40159,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Prismatic`Enchanted Tear,42702,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Prismatic`Nightmare Tear,49110,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Purple - Dreadstone,40129,40130,40133,40135,40141,40143,40153,40157,40162,40164,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Rare Gems`Blue - Sky Sapphire,40008,40010,40011,40014,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Rare Gems`Green - Forest Emerald,40086,40091,40095,40098,40100,40105,40106,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Rare Gems`Orange - Monarch Topaz,40037,40040,40041,40045,40048,40050,40051,40052,40055,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Rare Gems`Purple - Twilight Opal,40022,40023,40025,40026,40028,40034,40038,40044,40049,40058,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Rare Gems`Red - Scarlet Ruby,39996,39997,39998,40003,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Rare Gems`Yellow - Autumn's Glow,40013,40016,40017,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Red - Cardinal Ruby,40111,40112,40113,40118,group:Crafts`2 - WotLK Gems`Yellow - King's Amber,40124,40127,40128,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems,52261,52263,52265,52266,71834,71835,71836,71845,71870,71875,71880,77130,77131,77132,77133,77134,77136,77137,77139,77140,77142,77143,77144,77154,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems`Blue/Red/Yellow`Blue - Deepholm Iolite,71817,71818,71819,71820,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems`Blue/Red/Yellow`Red - Queen's Garnet,71879,71881,71883,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems`Blue/Red/Yellow`Yellow - Lightstone,71874,71876,71877,71878,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems`Orange/Green/Purple,71827,71830,71838,71865,71869,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems`Orange/Green/Purple`Green - Elven Peridot,71822,71823,71824,71825,71826,71829,71831,71832,71833,71839,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems`Orange/Green/Purple`Orange - Lava Coral,71840,71841,71842,71843,71848,71849,71850,71851,71852,71853,71854,71856,71857,71859,71861,group:Crafts`3 - Cataclysm Gems`Orange/Green/Purple`Purple - Shadow Spinel,71862,71863,71864,71866,71867,71868,71871,71873,group:Crafts`4 - MoP,76879,76884,76885,76887,76888,76890,76891,76892,76893,76894,76895,76897,83796,83798,83799,83800,83801,83802,83803,83804,83805,83806,group:Crafts`4 - MoP`Rare Gems,76641,76645,76648,76653,76662,76663,76664,76665,76673,76683,76690,76698,93705,group:Crafts`4 - MoP`Rare Gems`Blue - River's Heart,76636,76637,76638,76639,group:Crafts`4 - MoP`Rare Gems`Green - Wild Jade,76640,76642,76643,76644,76646,76647,76649,76650,76651,76652,76654,76655,76656,76657,group:Crafts`4 - MoP`Rare Gems`Orange - Vermilion Onyx,76658,76659,76660,76661,76666,76667,76668,76669,76670,76671,76672,76674,76675,76676,76677,76679,group:Crafts`4 - MoP`Rare Gems`Purple - Imperial Amethyst,76680,76681,76682,76684,76685,76686,76687,76688,76689,76691,89674,89680,group:Crafts`4 - MoP`Rare Gems`Red - Primordial Ruby,76692,76693,76694,76696,group:Crafts`4 - MoP`Rare Gems`Yellow - Sun's Radiance,76697,76699,76700,76701,group:Crafts`5 - WoD`Greater Gems,115809,115811,115812,115813,115814,115815,group:Crafts`5 - WoD`Jewelry,115794,115796,115798,115799,115800,115801,group:Crafts`5 - WoD`Regular Gems,115803,115804,115805,115806,115807,115808,group:Crafts`5 - WoD`Upgrade Tokens,115527,115529,122541,group:Materials`1 - TBC`Gems,32227,32228,32229,32230,32231,32249,group:Materials`2 - WotLK`Epic Gems,36784,36919,36922,36925,36928,36931,36934,42225,group:Materials`2 - WotLK`Misc,43297,46849,group:Materials`2 - WotLK`Rare Gems,36918,36921,36924,36927,36930,36933,group:Materials`3 - Cataclysm`Gems,71805,71806,71807,71808,71809,71810,group:Materials`4 - MoP`Gems,76131,76132,76138,76139,76140,76141,76142,group:Materials`4 - MoP`Ores,72092,72093,72094,72103
    This will create beautiful and organized groups fully populated with every Jewelcrafting craft/reagent of interest. Neat! Next, we're going to create operations to tell TSM how to auction, craft, mail, warehouse, and shop for these items.



    Go to the Operations tab (label 2) and go to Auctioning. This is where we create operations or "rules" by which TSM will auction our items. I've also provided the import string for operations if you don't feel like creating them yourself. Be warned though; these are the operations that work for me.

    The markets discussed above are different from one another, so we can't create blanket operations for all of them. We're going to create a few operations that are better tailored for each market.

    From the screenshot, you can see that I've created a total of eight Auctioning operations. You shouldn't blindly copy my operations. Mine are tailored to a large, fast-moving economy. As always, use descriptive names for your operations. This allows you to see, at a glance, what pricing model was used in your operations.

    • JC - TBC @ 105% / 139g / 249g: Covers all Burning Crusade gems. The uncut gems can be sources for 10g each or less, and believe it or not, they consistently sell for 100g or more.
      • Duration: 12 hours
      • Post cap: 4
      • Minimum / Normal / Maximum price: 105% crafting / 139g / 249g
      • Reset: no

      Code:
      ^1^T^Smodule^SAuctioning^ScancelRepost^B^SnormalPrice^S139g^SresetResolution^N100^SkeepQuantity^N0^SpostCap^N4^SbidPercent^N1^SmaxPrice^S249g^SstackSize^N1^Sundercut^N1^SignoreLowDuration^N0^SresetMinProfit^N500000^SresetMaxItemCost^N1000000^SresetMaxQuantity^N5^Sduration^N24^SkeepPosted^N0^SpriceReset^Snone^SresetMaxCost^N500000^SresetMaxInventory^N10^ScancelUndercut^B^SminPrice^S110%~`crafting^SaboveMax^SnormalPrice^ScancelRepostThreshold^N10000^t^^
    • JC - WotLK @ 105% / 199g / 349g: Covers all WotLK cuts except Nightmare Tear and Enchanted Tear. On large economies you shouldn't have trouble sourcing these, so you can be liberal with your posting cap.
      • Duration: 12 hours
      • High pop post cap: 4
      • Low-med pop post cap: 2-3
      • Minimum / Normal / Maximum price: 105% crafting / 199g / 349g
      • Reset: no

      Code:
      ^1^T^Smodule^SAuctioning^ScancelRepost^B^SnormalPrice^S499g^SresetResolution^N100^SkeepQuantity^N0^SpostCap^N2^SbidPercent^N1^SmaxPrice^S599g^SresetEnabled^B^SignoreLowDuration^N0^SstackSize^N1^SresetMaxItemCost^S250g~`0s~`0c^SresetMinProfit^S100g~`0s~`0c^Sundercut^N1^SresetMaxQuantity^N100^Sduration^N24^SkeepPosted^N0^SpriceReset^Snone^SresetMaxCost^S5000g~`0s~`0c^SresetMaxInventory^N100^ScancelUndercut^B^SminPrice^S319g^SaboveMax^SnormalPrice^ScancelRepostThreshold^N10000^t^^
    • JC - WotLK @ Enchanted Tear: A single group and operation covers this item, since it's so unique. You will move quite a few of these, but generally they sell in singles, hence the low post cap.
      • Duration: 12 hours
      • Post cap: 2
      • Minimum / Normal / Maximum price: 99g / 199g / 349g
      • Reset: no

      Code:
      ^1^T^Smodule^SAuctioning^ScancelRepost^B^SnormalPrice^S299g^SresetResolution^N100^SkeepQuantity^N0^SpostCap^N2^SbidPercent^N1^SmaxPrice^S449g^SstackSize^N1^Sundercut^N1^SaboveMax^SnormalPrice^SresetMinProfit^N500000^ScancelRepostThreshold^N10000^SresetMaxQuantity^N5^Sduration^N24^ScancelUndercut^B^SpriceReset^Snone^SresetMaxCost^N500000^SresetMaxInventory^N10^SkeepPosted^N0^SminPrice^S119g^SresetMaxItemCost^N1000000^SignoreLowDuration^N0^t^^
    • JC - WotLK @ Nightmare Tear: Same as above, but with higher posting prices.
      • Duration: 12 hours
      • Post cap: 2
      • Minimum / Normal / Maximum price: 319g / 449g / 599g
      • Reset: yes

      Code:
      ^1^T^Smodule^SAuctioning^ScancelRepost^B^SnormalPrice^S499g^SresetResolution^N100^SkeepQuantity^N0^SpostCap^N2^SbidPercent^N1^SmaxPrice^S599g^SresetEnabled^B^SignoreLowDuration^N0^SstackSize^N1^SresetMaxItemCost^S250g~`0s~`0c^SresetMinProfit^S100g~`0s~`0c^Sundercut^N1^SresetMaxQuantity^N100^Sduration^N24^SkeepPosted^N0^SpriceReset^Snone^SresetMaxCost^S5000g~`0s~`0c^SresetMaxInventory^N100^ScancelUndercut^B^SminPrice^S319g^SaboveMax^SnormalPrice^ScancelRepostThreshold^N10000^t^^
    • JC - Cata @ 120% / 275g / 450g: Covers all Cataclysm epic cuts. This one's the trickiest to get right. Sourcing materials can be near impossible, so you don't want to liquidate all your cuts too quickly. For that reason we use unusually high post prices - and it's likely that most gems you list will bounce back from the Auction House. These gems are often posted at low prices too, since casual players don't know the value of them. This makes for a great reset market.
      • Duration: 24 hours
      • Post cap: 2
      • Minimum / Normal / Maximum price: 120% crafting / 275g + 100% crafting / 450g + 100% crafting
      • Reset: yes

      Code:
      ^1^T^Smodule^SAuctioning^SaboveMax^SnormalPrice^SnormalPrice^S275g~`+~`100%~`crafting^SresetResolution^N100^SkeepQuantity^N0^SpostCap^N2^SbidPercent^N1^SmaxPrice^S450g~`+~`100%~`crafting^SresetEnabled^B^SignoreLowDuration^N0^SstackSize^N1^ScancelRepostThreshold^N10000^SresetMinProfit^S75g~`0s~`0c^Sundercut^N1^SresetMaxQuantity^N20^Sduration^N24^SkeepPosted^N0^SpriceReset^Snone^SresetMaxCost^S10000g~`0s~`0c^SresetMaxInventory^N20^ScancelUndercut^B^SminPrice^S120%~`crafting^ScancelRepost^B^SresetMaxItemCost^S400g~`0s~`0c^t^^
    • JC - WoD Jewelry @ 110 / 135 / 200%: For all ilevel 640 jewelry and tokens.
      • Duration: 24 hours (depends on server size)
      • Post cap: 1
      • Minimum / Normal / Maximum price: 110% crafting / 135% crafting / 200% crafting
      • Reset: no

      Code:
      ^1^T^Smodule^SAuctioning^SaboveMax^SmaxPrice^SnormalPrice^S135%~`crafting^SresetResolution^N100^Sblacklist^S^SpostCap^N1^SbidPercent^N1^SmaxPrice^S200%~`crafting^SkeepPosted^N0^SstackSize^N1^SresetMaxItemCost^N1000000^Sduration^N24^SresetMinProfit^N500000^Sundercut^N1^SresetMaxQuantity^N5^SresetMaxInventory^N10^ScancelRepostThreshold^N10000^SpriceReset^Snone^SresetMaxCost^N500000^ScancelRepost^B^ScancelUndercut^B^SminPrice^S110%~`crafting^SkeepQuantity^N0^SignoreLowDuration^N0^t^^
    • JC - WoD Greater Gems @ 110 / 135 / 200%: For all Greater WoD gems.
      • Duration: 12 hours (depends on server size)
      • Post cap: 2
      • Minimum / Normal / Maximum price: 110% crafting / 135% crafting / 200% crafting
      • Reset: no

      Code:
      ^1^T^Smodule^SAuctioning^SaboveMax^SmaxPrice^SnormalPrice^S135%~`crafting^SresetResolution^N100^Sblacklist^S^SpostCap^N1^SbidPercent^N1^SmaxPrice^S200%~`crafting^SkeepPosted^N0^SstackSize^N1^SresetMaxItemCost^N1000000^Sduration^N24^SresetMinProfit^N500000^Sundercut^N1^SresetMaxQuantity^N5^SresetMaxInventory^N10^ScancelRepostThreshold^N10000^SpriceReset^Snone^SresetMaxCost^N500000^ScancelRepost^B^ScancelUndercut^B^SminPrice^S110%~`crafting^SkeepQuantity^N0^SignoreLowDuration^N0^t^^




    Next up, we'll create our crafting operations. These are the rules under which TSM will recommend crafting items.

    Go to the Operations button (label 2) and go to the Crafting tab (label 2b). Important: set Profit Deduction to 5%. This will deduct the Auction House fee from our profit calculations, which can make or break a profitable operation in competitive markets.

    Default Material Cost Method is the method by which TSM will calculate the value of a craft's materials. I like to use DBMarket, but feel free to use your favorite pricing source here.

    Default Craft Value Method is the method by which TSM values the end product (the craft itself). In some cases the craft is rarely been seen on the server, so I like to have a secondary source as backup, as such; first (DBMarket, DBHistorical, DBGlobalHistorical).

    Now go to the Operations ribbon and start creating operations. There are only four options here: min/max restock and min profit. Max Restock is the maximum number of each craft you want to stock. Minimum Restock tells TSM not to bother queuing items unless the restock amount exceeds this number. Min Profit is the amount of profit required from the craft in order to be queued.

    I use a handful of operations for crafting purposes, as seen in the screenshot above. I'm sure I don't need to elaborate much on this. Here's the import string for my operations:

    Gems x 20 NO PROFIT:
    Code:
    ^1^T^Smodule^SCrafting^SminRestock^N1^SmaxRestock^N20^t^^
    Gems x 4 NO PROFIT:
    Code:
    ^1^T^Smodule^SCrafting^SminRestock^N1^SmaxRestock^N4^t^^
    Gems x 2 100g min profit:
    Code:
    ^1^T^Smodule^SCrafting^SminRestock^N1^SmaxRestock^N2^SminProfit^S100g^t^^
    Gems x 8 2g min profit:
    Code:
    ^1^T^Smodule^SCrafting^SminRestock^N1^SmaxRestock^N1^SminProfit^S2g^t^^
    Jewelry x 1 10g min profit
    Code:
    ^1^T^Smodule^SCrafting^SminRestock^N1^SmaxRestock^N1^SminProfit^S10g^t^^


    Mailing operations governs how and what is sent to characters via mail. TSM mailing is a great time saver and should be properly set up for all characters and professions.

    Go to the Mailing tab (label 2c), highlight the Operations ribbon and create a single operation with your jewelcrafter as target. You don't really need to play with the other settings unless you know what you're doing.



    Shopping operations tell TSM how to look for items at the Auction House. Go to the Shopping tab (label 2d) and highlight the Operations ribbon. Create a single operation for shopping. Maximum Auction Price is the max amount you want to pay per item when browsing the Auction House.

    I happen to use a pretty blanket operation here for several professions. I use DBHistorical (in some screenshots you will see 100% wowuctionmarket). Nonetheless I like to check Show Auctions Above Max Price to get a general idea of what's going on.



    As per our Crafting settings, the default method for valuing materials is DBMarket. In some cases, no single source will provide an adequate price for materials and a bit of customization is required. I use custom pricing for a handful of items:

    • Cataclysm epic gems: since they're quite scarce and pricing assessments can fluctuate wildly, even with DBHistorical which is a 60 day moving average.
    • Taladite Crystals: As discussed in the WoD section, you should figure out a fair price for your Crystals and set the custom value here.




    Now it's time to assign all of the operations we've created. Go back to Groups, and start assigning operations to your groups:

    • Auctioning: these should be intuitive enough to assign.
    • Crafting: Assign Gems x 8 to everything, except:
      • Gems x 4 which goes to the Cataclysm gems group.
      • Jewelry x 1 which goes to the WoD Jewelry group.
      • Gems x 1 which goes to the WoD gems group.
    • Mailing, Shopping and Warehousing operations should be assigned to the entire Jewelcrafting category.

    And that's it! You're 100% set up and ready to go!

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    In my previous mastery guide, some users were confused as to how to proceed once everything was set up. That doesn't fall within the scope of this guide. If you're seeking further instructional material, Phatlewts' TSM video series are a good starting point.

    Remember that this guide covers the approach I found to work best on my server. Your mileage will vary. I'm always looking for ways to improve, so feedback is appreciated.
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    Sterling, you're the man! I just skimmed through it quickly, will do a full read tomorrow when i can focus! Loved your Enchanting Mastery guide too!
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    Every time you post a guide, I get stuck looking at the title and whatever art is next to it. Not sure how they are drawn but they feel different and I love it. Would asking for source be too much?

    I can't wait to get into old world JC markets for real. This is a great incentive, thanks. Even though there's at least 4-6 months of dailies in both WOtLK and Cata just so I can start selling the "important" cuts.


    And allow me to be useful for once.
    TBC designs that you can buy with Shattered Sun reputation can also be bought if you have Scale of Sands rep. Bonus, according to WoWhead - all designs can be bought at Revered, and instead of 50g each, they are 6g each. Latest 2 posts also include guides on how to grind that rep in ~6 hrs (should be around half if you only go to Revered).

    I'm guessing this will be nice for people who have Scale rep, but no Shattered Sun. Or prefer farming one instead of the other.
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    I keep getting:

    TSM_Auctioning: WARNING: You minimum price for [Delicate Crimson Spinel] is below its vendorsell price (with AH cut taken into account). Consider raising your minimum price, or vendoring the item.

    for example


    is there a setting i miscopied?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namhcir View Post
    I keep getting:

    TSM_Auctioning: WARNING: You minimum price for [Delicate Crimson Spinel] is below its vendorsell price (with AH cut taken into account). Consider raising your minimum price, or vendoring the item.

    for example


    is there a setting i miscopied?
    It's certainly possible you have a misconfiguration. Does the price of delicate crimson spinel on the AH suggest that they're selling for less than vendor? It's rare, but it happens.

    Edit: I should add that I found Sterling's auctioning import strings to not import all the relevant settings, so I had to go through and manually do all of the auctioning settings. Check your TBC auctioning group and make sure the min/normal/max prices are correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exolaris View Post
    It's certainly possible you have a misconfiguration. Does the price of delicate crimson spinel on the AH suggest that they're selling for less than vendor? It's rare, but it happens.
    It's not that rare with TBC gems considering they sell for peanuts at the AH. A cut spinel vendors for 6g.

    Edit: you can use custom pricing for TBC gems to avoid this, or make your min auctioning something like max (7g, wowuctionmarket).
    Last edited by Sterling; February 9th, 2014 at 11:20 AM.
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    Have been waiting for this one!

    Love your series and your Enchanting one was brilliant. I like to think I;ve a good thing going on my JC operation but some really interesting stuff here.

    Will integrate some of this tonight and toy around with formulas over the coming weeks, thank you so much.

    I guess I've got things to do on my main now farming old world patterns/designs

    Having a quick check WOTLK and TBC and CATA gems definitely look profitable for me, especially WOTLK gems. And if memory servers correct, I definitely have most if not all the patterns from Cata and WOTLK, across two characters. So might actually have less barriers to entry then first thought.

    Love how you guides get me excited and dedicated to launch up wow the minute I get home and start investigating
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    Another awesome guide yet again @Sterling, please keep these coming, as they tend to show me that little extra bit I overlook to really help increase my incoming gold.

    That being said, lol, there are some issues with the importing of the groups/operations.
    1. The auctioning operations for WotLK are all identical.
    2. There are some gems missing from the item import list, the two I noticed were:
    -Flashing Primordial Ruby (itemid: 76695)
    -Eternal Primal Diamond (itemid: 76896)

    Again, thanks for these mastery guides, and hope this helps.

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    @Moogle_ I just googled something JC related to get the artwork, shrink it 1000x and call it a day. I'm not sure what the source is, sorry. In hindsight that might be considered a little mean toward the original artist .

    Quote Originally Posted by GoblinRaset View Post
    Another awesome guide yet again @Sterling, please keep these coming, as they tend to show me that little extra bit I overlook to really help increase my incoming gold.

    That being said, lol, there are some issues with the importing of the groups/operations.
    1. The auctioning operations for WotLK are all identical.
    2. There are some gems missing from the item import list, the two I noticed were:
    -Flashing Primordial Ruby (itemid: 76695)
    -Eternal Primal Diamond (itemid: 76896)

    Again, thanks for these mastery guides, and hope this helps.
    Fixed the import strings, thanks.

    Flashing is one of the few that I manually removed since I don't see why anyone would ever want to craft it. Not sure how eternal didn't make it though - it's not a great cut either.
    Last edited by Sterling; February 11th, 2014 at 07:56 AM.
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    Amazing Sterling, Thanks!

    I'm definately start doing this also. Time to try making some gold :P

 

 

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