Monday, March 26, 2012

My 5 Essential Addons

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Alright so this is going to be a quick and easy post, but these are my Absolute Necessities for gold making.  I will list my reasons, but there are guides to all these addons that you would need for them, google ahoy!

  1. TradeSkillMaster (And all it's packages)
    • TSM is basically the be all and end all of all gold making addons.  I don't mean to be a huge promoter or anything, but it basically revolutionized posting on the AH in a way no other addon can, among its many other useful functionalities.
  2. Auctionator
    • A close second to TSM, Auctionator does some things that TSM can't do as well (yet).  The main thing is the ability to quickly buy in bulk, and it also has functionality to do some cool/useful importable searches.  
  3. Auditor
    • Although this addon hasn't been updated in over a year, it still tracks gold incomings and outgoings across alts unlike any addon I've ever seen.  Hopefully if this addon doesn't make it through MoP, someone else comes up with something just like it (you will have to check "Load out of Date Addons" for this to work).
  4. Altoholic
    • This addon tracks a variety of things through your alts, but the functionality I enjoy most is it tells you in an item's tooltip not only how much you may have on alts, AH, in your bags, but which alt has x, which alt has y, etc.  Makes my life way easier.  
  5. iSold
    • Again this is an addon you will have to "Load out of Date Addons" for, but it's totally worth it.  It's only functionality is to make a cash register-esque "cha-ching" every time you make a sale.  It makes selling that much more rewarding. 
I was considering adding NPCScan to this list, but I don't think that it's essential  for gold making, although it's a valuable tool.  Thanks for reading, if you are looking to contact me my email is


Phat Lewts


  1. I have never used Auctionator, I have always used Auctioneer for cross faction trading.

  2. How is Auditor better than MySales or TSM accounting?

  3. TSM accounting is good for an item inventory, as is mysales, but Auditor lets you see gold totals for all toons. And you can see if you are making a profit very easily, and where that gold is coming from.

    1. @Anon1 Mostly this. Also it keeps a detailed report for up to a week. If you want to see how much gold you made 5 days ago or over the span of the past week, it's all right in front of you, broken down by individual expenditures and income. You can also check this on individual alts without being logged into them. It's a really handy and lightweight addon, I'd definitely suggest trying it for a week or so and deciding for yourself, I'm sure you'll like it.

  4. I've had to uninstall altoholic recently due to conflicts with TSM. Altoholic was causing HUGE crafting lag with inscription. Doesn't seem to have been fixed yet either.

    1. I second this. It's a great addon, but needs a fix to this issue.

    2. Never knew about this because I'm not a big glyph man myself. You may want to try the addon BankItems if you're interested in the tracking feature only.


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