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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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  • 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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  • #8202
    BeanCounter (Acutioneer) and the remote Auction House

    Hello,

    I've got one question. I am really interested with the BeanCounte module...

    I was wondering if it was taking into account the operation made on the remote Auction House or if it was only taking into account the objects bought or sold in-game ?

    (sorry for my approximate english)

    Regards

  • #8203

    Hi,

    BeanCounter relies mainly on (in-game) mail to get the data it records.
    Because of this, it has no way of accounting for operations outside of the game client (such as remote auction house).
    Addons cannot access resources outside of the game (such as the internet and the remote AH on it) and are limited in what they can do in-game as well. This is part of blizzard's security precautions.

  • #8200

    years ago (mostly during wrath i think) there was a way to ask friends and guildies the price of something you dont have in your db. i cannot remember for the life of me how you typed it in. /ask item or /check item i swear i dont remember and not even sure it works anymore i havent needed it in years but recently like everyone i had to dump my wtf and cache, help an old woman out plz :D

     

  • #8201

    It is called AskPrice.

    You may either whisper the person whose data you wish to query with "?[itemlink]" or type "?[itemlink]" in a chat channel such as /guild and get a response.

    Note that "?" is the default query character, you can change it in options.

    Last edited by user642 on 4/3/2013 6:29:31 PM
  • #8197

    Blizzard should remove the out of date addon box.  It's just easier for non-savvy users to visually see something broken, then nothing at all.   There are so many addons that work perfectly fine if this box is checked (like auctioneer), but people assume stuff is broken because it isn't loading.

  • #8193

    Hey... When is the 5.2 update coming out? 

    My mailboxes are all full because I've been faithfully waiting for the appraiser tab to come back. I MISS YOU!!! lol

    Last edited by heidme on 3/18/2013 10:53:12 PM
  • #8196

    Auctioneer is working fine for me in 5.2.  Appraiser tab and all.

  • #8192

    AuctioneerSuite-5.16.5396 ALPHA is out. Good to see someone is working to update this. Would love to see the ability to <Ctrl+Click> to cancel certain auctions or <Shift+Click> to cancel selected auctions (or something simular). Was considering trying out other addons for "AH" but will be patient a little longer...

  • #8194

    You can do that already, try configuring your addon before asking for features already supplied. :-/

  • #8190

    Also, how would i contact the makers of this addon? The duration function does not work in the appraiser tab. it only posts for 48 hours. i cant change it at all. well... i can change it to 24 or 12 but it still posts for 48 regardless. Please fix. i hate useing the post tab because it does not show percentage colors for my competitors.

  • #8189

    For the people asking for an update because you cant use it, you can use it still. in the character select screen, on the bottom left there is a button for your addons. click it then checkmark the box in the top right of the addons page that says "Load out of date addons" and it will work fine. it will still have your auction data from your previous scans.

  • #8188

    For the users that are having trouble with the "getall" scan, and can't be bothered to scroll down the comment page for info:

      Quote from user642 »

    This is actually not an Auctioneer specific problem, all addons that try to do this have been seeing mixed results among users since the patch. Some are Disconnected, others can run it just fine.

    It is a server-side issue. As such, there isn't anything the authors of any addon can do.
    As a user there isn't much you can do other than wait for the servers to become more stable or blizzard to take some action to that end.

    Other than this server-side issue (which is out of the addon's control), the latest release of Auctioneer works fine with 5.2. Simply enable out of date addons.

    ~Cheers

     

  • #8191

    This may not be entirely true. The developers would maybe have to change how many calls per second the addon makes to the server etc. Blizzard have put a lot more limits on things like this for 5.2. Perhaps to improve server performance by limiting addons with intensive data requests.

    My addon Bankstack which automatically arranges items in banks and bags wont work on guild bank anymore unless you throttle the moves it makes to 1 per second which is slow as molasses compared to what it could do pre 5.2.

    Last edited by guacamole on 3/17/2013 3:12:46 PM
  • #8199

    Note that since around build 5.2.0.16701 (~March 14th) the servers have not been disconnecting people en mass. Rather they return only a small fraction of the actual auctions when a getall is performed, around 2775 auctions (similar to the 42,554 bug).

    It (unfortunately) seems to affect servers large and small.

    "The developers would maybe have to change how many calls per second the addon makes to the server etc."

    Unfortunately this does not appear to be the problem.

    A GetAll requests the server send the entire AH in one big "chunk", this is by Blizzard's design, we cannot say we'd like the top half or bottom only or anything else, it comes in one size and flavor only. The scanning addon then "walks" this list, retrieving the info of each auction.
    The problem occurs before the walking (and most of the requests/calls) of the list occurs.
    It occurs that the server sends us only a small piece of the entire "chunk" of data that we requested.


    If you push the button on a vending machine marked "Apple" and it gives you an Orange, what can you really do about it? It is a machine with very limited abilities and options, you can't tell it that it erred and ask it to please give you the Apple you chose. Some might try shaking the machine, mashing the button, pressing it and releasing it slowly, but none of these things change the outcome. Don't scream at the machine, notify the company that is responsible for it.

    @guacamole
    I could somewhat understand a change to the speed of allowing items to be moved in a guild bank though, as they are communal and shared and therefore items must (to the best of Blizz's abilities) be where they appear to be. This requires back and forth between the servers and the initiating client as well as every other client that is viewing, thus moving large numbers of items rapidly means the servers have to send out that many more updates to a (potentially) large number of clients simultaneously in rapid order. One could say this is much more "real time critical" than say resolving a name or item to a client cache (the former of which often fails due to time-out with a GetAll and has for some time..).
    It could be something related to someone's attempt to improve server/network performance, or it could be something entirely unrelated. (I don't know, I have no way of knowing.)

    Last edited by user642 on 3/30/2013 5:34:05 PM
  • #8187

    When are you guys going to update this?

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