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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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  • #3914
    Austille,

    There is not.

    If you want an "endless" list of specific items, use the "SearchUI" via the "Search" tab while at the AH.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3911
    Market Price: Not Available in the tooltip no matter how many scans i do, can't seem to get any pricing to show.
  • #3915
    Hiyoa,

    Depending on the item, it can often take up to a week of scanning once or twice per day to get a reasonably reliable "Market Price".

    In the interim, you can use the Simple Statistic, to get that to show in the tooltip, click "Configure" in the upper right of the "Browse" tab while at the AH, select Statistics, then Simple, and click the option to display in the tooltip.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3907
    I just installed auctioneer, but it doesn't seem to progress in scanning at all. I left it alone for awhile, and noticed it was still on page 1. Also, the "Scan queue" heading overlaps with the scan button, making it difficult to see. Anyone know what the issue may be? I tried reinstalling the addon and deleting the .luas, as well as the beancounter update.
  • #3916
    Asher3487,

    Since 3.1 there have been more than a few issues with the AH, even without having Auctioneer installed.

    Try running the "slow", regular scan, using the "play" button in the row of scan control button in the upper left of the "Browse" tab of the AH.

    Depending on the server, it can take up to about 15 minutes to run through and process the statistics.

    To be extra sure you have installed correctly, you can read and follow http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing .

    Let us know of your progress,

    Nikk
  • #3906
    Bean Counter again (just so my session won't be a total waste)

    Is there an aging parm anywhere controlling purging of old entries?

    I would like to see the ability to delete individual Bean Counter entries:
    - one at a time
    - by range

    I wouldn't know a moving average if it bit me, but.... tanx again for a great product.

  • #3908
    The option to control how long we store data in beancounter is in the works, as well as a per item Purge option.

    RE:Recording, are you on a enUS locale? if not has blizzard changes the localizations on your auction mail? Its also possible the mail server is misbehaving (major patches and rolling restarts tend to be bad things) and increasing teh wait time may help.
  • #3905
    Auctioneer Bean Counter is a very valuable tool, helping me out in several areas. I have noticed that lately it does not post all transactions.

    It very frequently excludes "Auc Expired" transactions.
    It sometimes excludes other transaction types as well.

    I have check marks in all four transaction type check boxes:
    Bids, Auctions, Outbids, Failed Auctions

    I have done the Validate Database function
    Completion Msg = Bean Counter Integrity Check Completed after: 0 passes

    Turned on Bean Counter debugger for all modules.
    Don't see anything any where yet.

    Ah, just found and changed Mail Invoice Timeout from 5 sec to 15 sec.
    Ya think this is my problem?

    tanx much

  • #3904
    Need some clarification, please, regarding the amount Auctioneer thinks a vendor will pay for an item.

    Some items show the following text in the tooltip - "Buy from vendor" and "Sell to vendor". This text appears to include an accurate vendor buy and sell price.

    Other items show different text in the tooltip - "Buy" and "Sell". This text does seems to include an inaccurate vendor price. In fact, I can not relate the value shown here to anything about the item. This value is NOT the "Sell to vendor" price, and in fact is far too high in the cases I have seen.

    Yet the Vendor Searcher function is using this unknown (and I believe incorrect)value to calculate an incorrect Profit. Said incorrect Profit causing me to make bad AH buying decisions and possibly loosing Gold.

    Specific example - "Small Feast" 6 item stack
    Vendor Searcher shows
    Bid = 4 00
    Buyout = 4 00
    Profit = 2 00
    Tooltip = Sell 6 (1 00 00 each) 6 00 00
    Vendor actually pays only 1 50 00
    Paper Loss of 2 50 rather than a Profit of 2 00

    Misunderstanding on my part? Bug? Please provide some guidance.

    Thanks for all your dev and perhaps even more importantly, maintenance efforts.


  • #3917
    Jothman,

    Upping the mail time in whichever mail addon you are using generally helps, yes.

    Depending on your server's response, if items cannot be read by BeanCounter before being processed, then they will not show up in the database.

    Let us know if the issue persists,

    Nikk
  • #3919
    Increasing the amount of time for the mail timeout parm did not to help. Still missing transactions in Bean Counter, including all Auc Expired transactions.

    Then yesterday, Apr 24, the transactions started to show up again. Problem has been OK for one day now. WooHoo.

    You asked
    "RE:Recording, are you on a enUS locale? if not has blizzard changes the localizations on your auction mail?"
    Not sure if I understand. I live in US, east coast. I'm on Durotan server. How do I tell my locale? What does enUS mean?

    tanx for all your help. I see that you provide a lot of support in this forum, and it is appreciated.
  • #3913
    Jothman,

    Until the next packaged Suite is released, you can do the following:

    1) Go to our main site, via http://www.auctioneeraddon.com/dl
    2) Click on "Developer Versoin"
    3) Click on the "svn" link next to the "Auctioneer" link.
    4) Click on the "Informant" link.
    5) Download InfData.lua and both files in the Data sub-folder, and replace the files of the same name in ..\WorldofWarcraft\Interface\Addons\Informant with them.
    6) Reload your UI if you were already logged into WoW.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk :shades:
  • #3918
    tanx - I hve downloaded the files as you suggested. Is there any difference in the prices, I can't tell, but I'll stick with the new file, thank you.
  • #3909
    The vendor prices are provided by Wowhead iirc, and will be inaccurate on the items Blizzard has added or changed pricing on in the 3.1 patch. We hope to get a new build of informant with the latest data when we can.
  • #3900
    Hi, there is a way to delete all data and proceed with a new clean scan? I sometimes delete the Auc*.* files from WTF directory and subdirectoriesm but there is a button or something inside the addon? Thank you.
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