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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 18,528,452 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/15/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: Auctioneer Suite 5.21c Release
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About Auctioneer

Auctioneer Suite

Auctioneer Suite provides you with the tools and data necessary to make those difficult auctioning decisions with ease.

From purchasing to posting, the Auctioneer Suite provides time-tested tools to allow you more time to actually play your characters or play the market. As you will soon discover, it is much more than a simple "Auctioning AddOn", the Auctioneer Suite also shows in-depth information for all game items, such as those used in quests or recipes, enchanting, milling, prospecting and more.

Numerous other AddOns will also use the Auctioneer statistics you gather via scanning. This is especially true for many of the popular crafting AddOns, such as Little Sparky's Workshop, GnomeWorks, and Skillet.

Looking for Ultra Lightweight and Fast?

Try the "Auctioneer" download from our primary site, rather than the "Auctioneer Suite" we upload to Curse and WoWInterface. All of our downloads are accessible from our primary site at http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl . This version offers a small footprint, with only the basic "Post" frame and tooltip information to assist in your purchasing decisions.

When updating, this time...

Be sure to remove all old files- follow the instructions at http://wiki.norganna.org/Installing .

Please, do not post errors here; instead, kindly visit http://forums.norganna.org/ , our Support Forum, and be sure to search before posting- many questions and errors reported are duplicates.

For the fastest service, various questions are addressed in the Auctioneer FAQ, http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/FAQ . We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the most common issues have been addressed

Questions, comments, concerns, alphas/betas (when available), bug reports, the occasional bit of praise?

Visit http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com

Basic Auctioneer Suite Details

The Auctioneer Suite contains Auctioneer, all of its modules, BeanCounter, Enchantrix and Enchantrix Barker, and Informant to help provide a comprehensive view of item data, whether at the Auction House or out questing. Some highlights are:

Appraiser

An intuitive auction posting frame.

  • Remembers your preferences for bid/buyout prices, stack sizes, and number of listings to post per item.
  • Allows queuing of auctions, so you can instruct it to list hundreds of auctions at a time. Note that Blizzard introduced a hardware event requirement to confirm each posting, but, with Appraiser's Batch Posting, you reduce the total clicks from two per auction, to one.
  • Allows you to specify the value price of your choice and remembers your selection
  • Displays competing listings, the age of the data, and allows you to sort these listings and refresh them easily.
  • Provides a scrollable list of all auctionable items in your bags; allowing you to quickly post all of your goods.
  • Provides a "Match Competition" setting which will automatically undercut your competition when posting auctions, within your parameters
  • Provides the ability to change to a "Simple" view; a bit like the Auctioneer Classic posting interface.
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking and dragging to the column width of your choice.
  • Allows you to post multiple auctions with the single click of the Batch Post button.
    • Alt+Left-Click == Refresh Pricing of all Batch Postable Items.
    • Shift+Left-Click == Trial or List Posting. Does not actually queue any items to post but prints the exact pricing that will be used on the Auction House in an easily readable format in the "chat window". This allows a user to verify their settings and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Ctrl+Shft+Alt+Left-Click == Queue all items that have the "Allow Batch Posting" checkbox selected (located at the top of the item information pane).

CompactUI

An alternative to the standard auction browsing interface.

  • Displays more auctions per page
  • Displays more data per auction
  • Allows you to change column width by Right-Clicking in the column heading and dragging left or right to resize the column to your liking
  • Provides a percentage comparison with the Market Value Statistic of your choice
  • Allows auctions to be color coded by price level
  • Allows multiple sorting options not available on the standard interface

Statistic Modules

There are a variety of fully customizable statistic modules included with Auctioneer that can provide a variety of pricing information- all based upon your needs.

  • "Market" - a custom designed formula that merges the various statistics into a usable price. This is the default setting and is highly recommended.
  • Auc-Stat-Histogram - Returns Median and IQR values, based upon a Histogram of pricing data. Essentially, a median value, based upon all prices ever seen; no data is ever discarded.
  • Auc-Stat-iLevel - Statistics modules that groups all items of same rarity, type, and iLevel together (e.g. all green weapons of iLevel 180). Useful for pricing random "of the ..." items.
  • Auc-Stat-Purchased - Statistics module that tries to infer purchase prices based on items disappearing before they could have expired. (Requires more frequent scanning of the AH)
  • Auc-Stat-Sales – Uses data from BeanCounter to display historical statistics on actual purchase and sale prices. Note that this statistic is installed along with BeanCounter, and cannot be installed separately.
  • Auc-Stat-Simple - Statistics module that performs simple averaging of data, converted daily to exponential moving averages of the orders 3, 7 and 14.
  • Auc-Stat-StdDev - Statistics module that keeps the last 100 price points for an item and performs a standard deviation on the data list to exclude outliers from the sample space and provide a normalized mean.
  • Auc-Stat-WOWEcon - Statistics module that uses the WOWEcon AddOn's data (if separately installed) to provide the price to other Auctioneer modules.
  • Any other stat module that you or others wish to create can be easily added to auctioneer functionality!

SearchUI

An Auctioneer Utility that prompts you when it sees auctions that fit your criteria for buying and, or, bidding.

  • Uses Searchers that you can customize for various desired deals such as:
    • Resale - Prompts you for deals based on discount from the market value, AH fee, and expected relistings
    • Disenchant - Prompts you for deals based on disenchanting armor and weapons
    • Prospecting - Prompts you for jewelcrafting deals from prospecting ores
    • Vendor - Prompts you for auctions listed below vendor sell price
  • The "RealTimeSearch" will continually reload the first and last page of the AH, within reason, as per your configuration, to find the newest bargains and auctions that are just about to come to an end. Both great times to find some amazing deals.
  • Piggybacks on your AH scans if allowed to do so

BeanCounter

An associated addon that tracks your bid, postings, and mail to help you determine your overall and item-specific profitability.

  • Creates journal entries when you bid, buy, post, or retrieve AH mail.
  • Provides a searchable interface that can display all activity or only certain items
  • Allows you to change column width by Left-Click and dragging the column to the size of your liking

Enchantrix

Enchantrix displays values for disenchanting, milling, and prospecting; plus suggested values for selling enchants. Enchantrix can also automate disenchanting, milling and prospecting. Some baseline pricing is built in, but Enchantrix also uses values from Auctioneer to provide up-to-date prices for your server/faction. Enchantrix also includes controls to let you customize the pricing by enchant material (fixed prices and weighting).

Informant

Informant displays additional information about items in their tooltips: buy price; sell price; item level; what quests, classes or professions use the item; the value of the item produced by a recipe; etc. Informant can also tell you what vendors sell a given item.

What Can Auctioneer Do to Help Me?

Once a user moves to the Auction House (AH) and beyond just buying and selling from/to vendors, the whole game changes. No longer is the user dealing with the static prices of the vendor to support their character's income. We are now dealing with the fluid and hectic nature of a dog-eat-dog market economy.

In such an economy, which is in a constant state of flux, it can be difficult to select the correct pricing points for your item at the AH. Sometimes, the prices and value of your items can be wildly different compared to the vendor price due to many factors, the value of items that can be made from your item, the use of a particular item in a quest, the suitability of a particular weapon or armor to specific classes, and the disenchantability of an item to enchanters.

Primarily, the driving factor of the price fluctuations, as in the real world is supply versus demand. When supply is high, but demand is low, competition drives the prices down, and conversely then supply is low, but demand is high, the market is driven into a sellers market.

The Auctioneer Suite can help you alleviate this lack of market knowledge over time by watching the market evolve.

When you go to the Auction House (AH) for the first time after installing Auctioneer, you will see a row of 3 buttons along the top of the main "Browse" frame, click the "play" button to begin your first scan of the entire AH. Auctioneer will begin recording statistics for every item it finds, including the bid, buyout, and more.

Once the market analysis has completed, you will notice additional information about the items in the tooltips when you mouse over them.

What happens when you go to sell items via the Auction House?

If auctioneer has enough data, when you try to put an auction up for sale, it will attempt to provide you with intelligent pricing points based upon the market data it has accumulated through scanning.

When you select an item in the full or simple "Appraiser" frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum price, a buyout price and display relevant data about it's decision making process in the right, receipt window, including how it has arrived at its prices.

When you place an item in the SimpleAuction, "Post" frame, Auctioneer will suggest a minimum bid, a buyout price, and display relevant data, including the deposit and more.

What are the available pricing models, or statistics, again?

There are numerous pricing models from which to choose, they are discussed in the FAQ, located at http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Auctioneer/FAQ .

Conclusion

We hope this helps people to understand the Auctioneer Suite a bit better. Visit our main site for indepth information and help - http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com .

Please visit http://fisheye.norganna.org/changelog/Auctioneer to view the current changelog.

Happy Auctioneering!!

Nikk and the rest of the Team at Norganna's AddOns

Bugfix changes from 5.21b Release:
* Fixed problem with undercut on Post tab
* Updates to Enchantrix yields
* Additional Scanner throttle tweaks, to try to mitigate the issues with disconnects during Fast Scans
* Tweaks to garbage collection to try to mitigate memory allocation crash issues
* Preparatory clean-up for the move to a single AH model

* Next and Prev buttons not showing up properly when using skins such as ElvUI - needs to be fixed in your skinning addons. Until these skinning addons are corrected, you can either disable CompactUI, or disable skinning the AH in your skinning addon

* Some attempts to fix the disconnection issues some users see when using a Fast Scan
** New Scanner setting - "Throttle Scanning stage during fast scans" - try this and see if it helps.
** When you enable this setting, you should probably change a few other settings first:
** Set FPS back to around 25 (Throttle effectively quadruples the FPS setting)
** Set Time-to-Live to 5 or less
** Set Unresolved Auctions Tolerance up to 10 or more
** (Slowing down Scanning too much can result in unresolvable auctions - these two settings mitigate that a bit, at the expense of permitting a tiny number of 'errors' to be ignored)
** As usual, if you're having issues, try using a less populated AH, or scanning at off-hours, and see if that helps with your issue.

Comments

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  • #8566

    I am having an issue with the sorting of columns. On the Browse tab, I am searching for an item and all the results seem fine. I then go to sort the column by the price per each. When I do, all the results on the current page are sorted correctly - however when I go to the next page there are some results even cheaper. It seems that the pages are individually sorted correctly but the overall results are confused by the pages.

  • #8564

    While trying to go through the auction house, I'm unable to go through pages because of the issue of (hopefully this picture showing) the next button being in the slider bar itself and the back button not being available.

  • #8565

    It looks like you are using ElvUI. The following information is in the changelog and in a few of the comments that are on this page, sometimes it's hard to find this sort of thing if you don't know what you are looking for.

    * Next and Prev buttons not showing up properly when using skins such as ElvUI - needs to be fixed in your skinning addons. Until these skinning addons are corrected, you can either disable CompactUI, or disable skinning the AH in your skinning addon

  • #8560

    Since when did the Buy/Sell Tabs disappeared? Last time I used it they did exist. Now I dont even know how to use it properly and Im going crazy

  • #8563

    I'm not sure what problem you're describing.  Auctioneer doesn't turn off any default AH tabs.  Please confirm that this is an issue you're seeing with just Auctioneer loaded.

  • #8558

    I'm having issues with the game crashing when I do a fast/getall scan.  I have an 8-core machine with 16GB of RAM and plenty of resources, so I know it's not a hardware bottleneck, and my server latency is fine (usually 24-32ms).  Possibly due to over 1000 pages of auctions being up and it just choking Auctioneer to death?

    This only started happening today regardless of performing the scan in a vanilla city or the new draenor faction base or even my own Garrison auction-bot.  Also the first time I've seen that many pages on Whisperwind's AH.

  • #8562

    Have you tried the suggestions listed in the Changelog above?  They may help, or at least make the problem less frequent.  At this time, we don't have a complete fix for this.

    Last edited by dinesh on 11/24/2014 10:02:57 AM
  • #8559

    I have the same issue on Thrall sever with a beastly machine as well. 

  • #8557

    Hello,

    Ever since Draenor, I can no longer post from the Appraiser tab if I have more than 1 of a particular item in my bags.  Instead, it responds with this message (from using the "Post Items" button, not Batch posting): 

    Posting batch of: [Item's name]

    -Duration: 48 Hours

    *Could not post item: Not enough of item available

    Swatter shows some "nil value" errors in LibInternalCooldowns & DataStore_Agenda modules.  Thinking it was a database error, I tried following the Wiki's backup/delete/reinstall instructions for the addon & then clearing the Scan Data from the Maintenance tab.  Neither worked. 

    Also, attempting to post these particular (multi) items from the Sell or Post tabs usually allows the first one to post, but not the others.  Similar errors are returned for those.  I can usually get it to post the other copies by dragging the remaining icons from bags into the Posting spot (even though it still shows the same icon) & repeating for each copy left.

    This problem occurred every once in a while in MOP.  Ususally to one of the remaining multi-items in my bank alt's bags, after having successfully Batch & manually posted over 100 single & multi items.  It seems to only affect the Green Items (not Purples, Blues or Greys).

    So, database error?

    Last edited by RicochetRita on 11/22/2014 1:08:54 PM
  • #8561

    Hmm, I'm at a loss for this.  As far as I know, that message appears when you have a specific stack count (other than full or all) selected, and you don't have enough stacks to post...but then it doesn't post anything, it won't post one first.

    Can you verify that this isn't the issue you're seeting?  Then maybe try change the stack size slider around, post one, then move it back and see if that doesn't fix up a bad default state or some such.

  • #8552

    Love your addon!!
    I was wondering if there was any way to select multiple items to purchase and if so how do I do that?

  • #8556

    You can purchase everything in a searcher result by holding down ctrl, shift, and alt, and the purchase button will switch to purchase all.  Other than that, though, I believe you have to select items one at a time.

     

    Note that, regardless, you will have to click to confirm each purchase individually.  This is a wow requirement.

  • #8550

    Hello. I am having an issue with Auctioneer. Nearly every time I try a search, the entire game crashes. I have shut the addon off and the crashes stop. I have updated to the latest version. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I truly love this addon, and I miss it a lot! Thank you for your time. 

  • #8553

    If you are getting crashes from memory errors, there is a new Auctioneer Config/Scanner setting: "Processing Stage 3: Extra memory cleanup". This forces periodic memory cleanup during the scan, so it will cause small freezes.

    Turning up Auctioneer's Scanning framrate slider has also helped some people.

    You can also try disabling some Auctioneer modules (Stat-Histogram and Stat-StdDev use a lot of memory). Disabling other big AddOns when you are going to scan may also help.

  • #8547

    I am also having the exact same issues with the next button that @ThistleProse is having just wondering when and if this will be addressed in the near future?

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