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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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  • #4226
    Gerex,

    Also, your best bet there is to look through the "Statistics" subsection of the options and pick which of those values you would like, should you not agree with "Market Value". Nearly every user decides that it provides the best value for purchasing and sales, but it is surely up to you to decide which is "best".

    For more about what each statistic, and the other portions of the Suite provides, see http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer_Suite , over at our main site.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #4216
    could you take a look at marketpricing, on my server it seems to be ruining the market - prices just keep dropping, they dont even fluctuate :S

    could you change it so marketpricing is disabled by default when auctioneer is installed or updated?
  • #4218
    Our statistical pricing guides are the major point of the addon. They won't be disabled by default. If the prices are dropping its because that's what the economy on your server will tolerate. Prices may be somewhat affected by Auctioneer or other addons, but they are dictated by what the people on your server are will to accept as the cost and profits for the items they buy and sell, respectively.
  • #4217
    i would be willing to bet the dropping prices has nothing to do with auctioneer but the market its self. all the markets are dropping. people want to sell there stuff so they undercut each other and the prices drop. its called undercut war. you post at 5g someone posts at 4g99s next person posts at 4g50s so on an so on. as far as the marketpricing i don't get what you mean.
  • #4215
    I've seen it before that gold buying players get their accounts banned, and when they get an email saying that their account was "banned for exploiting the WoW economy", they can't face up to their friends and guild saying the truth: "I bought gold online and got my account banned", so instead they say: "I don't know why it was banned, only thing I can think of is I was using Auctioneer".
  • #4210
    why are they being closed and frozen 4 this mod? whats wrong with it?
  • #4219
    As far as we're aware, nothing's wrong with Auctioneer. It is one of the most widely used addons in the game. We're certainly happy to help investigate any communication from Blizzard that indicates Auctioneer was involved in a suspension or ban, but no one has ever produced any such communication. Until that point, as Nechckn and Norgs have said, every bit of evidence we have is that Aucioneer is quite safe to use.
  • #4228
    ok thanks i got scared when i read guldos post lol i almost deleted this awesome addon
  • #4209
    So now we are getting more and more reports of people's accounts being temporarliy frozen or even closed completely, for using this addon. So I must say USE THIS ADDON AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! If your account gets closed it's your own fault because, you have been worn.
  • #4221
    It goes like this: People see '25K gold in a week' ads. The spend $50 on the guide. They download auctioneer. They put 10% of the effort actually required into making serious gold. They get bored, they see '25k gold delivered in under an hour'. They spend $50. They get banned.

    THEY BLAME AUCTIONEER BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY, GREEDY AND STUPID PEOPLE.
  • #4214
    What reports? I'm curious, as I just searched Blizzard's WoW forums, and found nothing that indicates a problem with Auctioneer. If you found otherwise, please post.

    However, as Nechckn said, there are no known issues with Auctioneer, and even Blizzard employees use the addon.

    A volunteer Curse Moderator!

    Back to WoW on Llane in Knights of the Storm, Alliance (Myrroddin, Jelia, BadAsh, Vanhoeffen)

  • #4213
    Guldo,

    We, who??

    Since we maintain our own site, the upload here, and at WoWInterface, all three are completely legitimate and allowed by Blizzard.

    If someone gets "Auctioneer" elsewhere, then they may well incur risk, but surely not from these three sources.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk

    **Nechckn Edit: More to the point, feel free to forward any emails listing Auctioneer as the cause of any suspension/ban to my account here. More than happy to help investigate.

    In the past, such action has only happened to those who knowingly, *or unknowingly*, received items from compromised accounts, had their own accounts compromised, logged in from systems that contained programs disallowed by Blizzard, were reported by others for breaking "deals", et cetera.

    We have never seen any case, with proof, to show someone being banned for simply using any of our AddOns. All of our offerings use functions provided by Blizzard and comply with the TOS and other applicable rules.

    With an active user base of over 2 million, including Blizz employees, we are confident that our products comply with said rules, including the spirit/intent.
  • #4208
    thank you so much for this addon!
  • #4207
    I sort of new to the more complicated addons like this one and have a couple things to ask.

    1. Is there an option somewhere of what can be shown on the tooltips? For instance, the things I want to know are 'how much each item is compared to the whole stack', 'how much a vendor would buy an item for' and, according to the price index database (if even saved) 'how much an item was going for in the AH on average (or min/max). If there isn't a way to limit the info the tooltip displays, how easy would it be to implement?

    2. I'm a casual seller and how I sell is by finding out how much the same class of items (ex: mail legs, cloth chest, plate hands, etc.) are going for for two levels below and two levels above the item I'm selling. For example, I'm selling level 63 mail legs... I'd do a search on mail legs from levels 61 to 65. Is there a way to set a search like that without having to set it every time? Like shift+click what I want to sell and click a 'general search' button that I 'programmed' to my search specifications (armor type:body position:lvl-2 to lvl +2).

    I tried looking through all the options for things like these but either I'm blind or they aren't there.

    Other than these two things, thanks for creating this addon!
  • #4212
    Diverian,

    Sure, the "tooltip" pictures, above, show which information comes from which part of Auctioneer and the other AddOns in the Suite, such as Informant, Enchantrix, and BeanCounter. Each item can be dis/enabled, as you wish.

    Informant provides things like the itemlevel, itemID, vendor sales/purchase price, and which quests utilize items. Auctioneer, itself, provides values compared to other historical and, or, current auctions. Your best bet there is to look through the "Statistics" subsection of the options and pick which of those values you would like. For more about what each statistic, and the other portions of the Suite provides, see http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer_Suite , over at our main site.

    Off hand, it sounds like the "iLevel Statistic" would be great for you, since it bases its recommendations off the itemlevel of an item, based off of the pricing of others of its type. That will do, substantially, what you have been doing manually.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
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