TSM 4 Beta: Inscription group for finding mats for glyphs.

Why now and not wait till TradeSkillMaster 4 is released? 

 I know, why would anyone write a post about something in beta, knowing it could change at anytime, but  this is a quick fix until its sorted...
I first noticed an issue when I wanted to restock my glyphs after running low and at this point I hadn't been using TradeSkillMaster 4 very long. The problem is, you don't really know there's an issue until you use the Gathering on the Auction House to search for Inks/Pigments/Herbs like you would if using TradeSkillMaster 3. I loved this about TradeSkillMaster 3 and was gutted when it didn't work. As of right now when you use Gathering it will only search for the Inks and nothing else...which is a pain, as is TradeSkillMaster 3 you could see straight away what the best/cheapest way of getting the Inks.

With a little help from my friends.

 I have spoken to Gumdrops from the TradeSkillMaster team and he has confirmed that they have not added the crafting search on the Auction House yet and he didn't give any timetable for this to be added...fingers crossed not too long!
 After a Friday night of getting frustrated trying to find a fast way of searching for the materials for the Inks I need, so I planned that I would spend my next stream going though the whole setting up a group to hopefully solve this issue until it gets added. It took me quite a while, but with help from The Gold Queen, Asakura and Olliebogs we did it. The only thing was I couldn't share this, as the export function wasn't working...but now it is, so here goes!!

Importing the group.

Copy the string below:

Next open TradeSkillMaster and follow the steps below, doing this with add a new group to your Inscription group which will have all the Inks with what herbs/pigments are used to craft them. I have also highlighted some pictures at the end of the blog which will also help in setting up this group. The numbered steps below match the pictures.

  1. Open the Groups Tab.
  2. Check your Inscription group to make sure you have a sub-group called Materials, if you don't please make one.
  3. Open Import/Export Tab.
  4. Highlight Materials.
  5. Copy string into the box.
  6. Click Import.
  7. Click Confirm.
  8. Open the Group Tab and you should a new sub-group added called Inks in materials.

Steps 1 and 2

Steps 3 to 6

Step 7

Step 8

 Hope you find this group useful!!!