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  • Updated 07/05/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
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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

Auctioneer users,

We are pleased to announce the release of Auctioneer Suite release version 5.20 for WoW 5.4, the "Ridiculous Rockrat".

This version contains the following enhancements:
* Scanner processing speed, validation improvements, especially for large auction houses
* ScanData size improvements
* Improvements to the Outlier filter
* BeanCounter fixes for random enchant items
* AskPrice fixes to work with the new communication channel changes
* Assorted minor fixes and improvements

As usual, you may download at http://auctioneeraddon.com/dl/

Enjoy!

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  • #3770
    CoreTwo,

    We welcome any well thought out, complete suggestions for ways to improve and streamline the functionality as requested by you and the rest of the user community. Simply post on the main forums, under the appropriate category.

    Posts on the forums, detailing such modifications, whether through text or, especially those that include Photoshop or Paint.Net images, showing such improvements, have often resulted in changes to layout and functioning. We make no claim to any sort of omniscience. ;-)

    Generalities such as "missing obvious options" does not help all too much; while providing constructive, thought out examples, backed with the reasoning behind them, certainly does. UI design is a complex process, where what makes sense to one would be odd or frustrating to others. When considering such changes, we rely upon established industry "best practices", what few "standards" exist, our experience implementing or removing functions or elements within the WoW AddOn environment, and then testing such changes through alpha, beta, and gamma testing phases, when needed.

    For instance, the current version went through over a year of open testing and commentary, including hundreds of changes and enhancements- all based on the feedback and input of not only those on the development team, but our user base. In addition, over the past six months, there have been just under 400 changes, of varying degree, with close to that number currently in one form of development or another.

    Before going through the lengthy process of formulating such suggestions, you can easily see what thoughts and ideas are already in one phase of development or another - and to vote on those that you find helpful or comment on those you do not - via our issue tracking software, JIRA. Simply visit http://Jira.Norganna.Org and sign in with your login information from http://Forums.Norganna.Org.

    As noted in the description section, above, we often have packaged beta versions available on our main site, via http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl#preview . There is, in fact, a beta version currently available that incorporates about 20 changes that have already been preliminarily vetted and will soon becoming the "release" version, depending on any issues that arise in the next week or so.

    *If you do not have an account already, simply sign up using the link in the forum's upper right. The process takes about twenty seconds and we do not use anyone's information for nefarious purposes.

    Looking forward to seeing the changes and recommendations you have in mind.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3765
    i was wondering if u have got it to where we can see how much things will sell for in northrend yet.
  • #3768
    Lucaphir,

    That information has been included for quite a few months now.

    Be sure that the Informant sub-addon is enabled in the main WoW AddOns Control Panel.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3763
    For the past few times I have used Auctioneer, when i click on any vendors or computer players it freezes WoW. I looked it up online and couldn't find any problem that was like mine, even though i dont know what is wrong with Auctioneer. When i turn Auctioneer off in the login screen and log into the game, everything goes back to normal. Do you know what is wrong and how to fix the problem?
  • #3764
    Body3000,

    That is truly odd, have not heard of any such error. In fact, Auctioneer basically does nothing when you visit a vendor.

    Perhaps try a full re-install by reading and following http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing ; perhaps there is some corruption or an old file that was inadvertently missed.

    If the issue remains, let us know. For those with an extensive scan history, some of the files can become large, but if you have a system that meets the "minimum recommended" specifications for WotLK, you should have no issues.

    Hoping you are back up and running soon,

    Nikk
  • #3766
    Thanks for the information, but it didn't work when i re-downloaded auctioneer. I tried re-downloading WoW and that worked. So it must have been a problem with WoW, not auctioneer. Thanks for telling me to re-do auctioneer, thats what made me think of re-downloading WoW.
  • #3767
    Body3000,

    Glad to hear you have resolved the issue.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3758
    For some reason my auctioneer data keeps on partially reseting. Whenever I choose to do mass postings and there is no competition it puts things up for the vendor price. This happened both this morning and this afternoon. Both times I needed to manually set each price for all the items. Please, if anyone has any clue about what is wrong I would be very greatfull. Nothing is worse than learning that 20 glyphs sold for 1 silver apiece and that you have a half an hour of work to do.
  • #3759
    Daniel67,

    What posting frame are you using? Are you using any of the "Undercutting" options?

    The data either is available or it is not, there is no real way for it to be "partially" lost.

    Let us know some more information, such as how you have each setting set, and we may be able to help some more.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3761
    I use appraiser and I have auctioneer undercut what's on the auction house. Most of the settings I choose to use are saved however the data about what has been on the auction house is not. This is also true when I mouseover an item. It suggests I sell the glyph for 2-3s when I had just sold several for 20g or so the day before.

    For settings... I have everything set to mass post, I have the default pricing model simple, alternative is histogram, matching by default.

    Is there anything else I should add?

    Thank you very much
    Daniel
  • #3762
    Daniel678,

    Well, Auctioneer is getting that value from somewhere... perhaps someone had been posting those specific glyphs for pennies for a while and now the price is raising, as it should.

    In the mean time, simply set the price manually, and then select undercut, that will give Auctioneer a price that you, and most, would find more palatable. It will still try to undercut competition and such, all based on your settings.

    In general, would suggest that you use Market Price as the primary statistic, since that takes all of the statistics, long and short term, into consideration.

    Regardless, that should help with this issue - and you won't need to babysit the pricing. Until you have the glyphs set as you like, be sure to do the "Test Run" via the Batch Posting, before actually posting, believe it is Alt+Button Press, but when you mouse-over the "Batch Post" button, it will tell you the key combination.

    If there is ever anything else, don't hesitate to let us know.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3756
    I've been searching around for a solution & have yet to find one, so I'll ask here to start. I am wanting to fully merge the secondary tooltip that appears below the main game tooltip but I've yet to find a way to do that with the addon.

    I did use Cowtip & moved to TipTac & still cannot do what I desire. At the very least I want both tooltips backgrounds to be the same (solid back backdrop) & have the same font size, as I can barely read the second tooltip's text. Ideally I want to get it all in the primary tooltip & not have to working about reworking a second tooltip.

    Also it should be noted that I can make the secondary tooltip's text larger in TipTac but it does the same to the primary tooltip, thus making the primary tooltip's text a quite undesirable size.

    Any help that can achieve my desired result would be extremely appreciated.
  • #3760
    Nicolye,

    At present, there is no way to really do what you want.

    We do plan to add some more options in the future, but the constraints of the main tooltip make it necessary to create another where more information can be provided, that does not make the tooltip too huge. Until such a time, you will either have to increase the size of the entirety of the tooltips, as you note, or live with it being small.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3753
    is there, in the current version, a way to make Auctioneer remember your previous sell prices? i remember previous versions having this feature, so if i cannot do it in the current version, would you mind telling me what was the last version to have this feature, and if i switched back to it, what would be the damage, lol. :)
  • #3754
    Nobody6,

    Of course, just as all previous versions, there is a button to remember your pricing on the "Post" frame. If you uncheck the box, the automatically calculated value will be displayed.

    For those who use the "Appraiser" frame, that is actually all done automatically. To change back to one of the automated pricing modules, just change the drop-down box.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
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