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  • Updated 10/25/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: Auctioneer Suite 5.21b 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 previous 5.21 Release:

* Fixes Informant error at vendors
* Usable items and exact match filters now (mostly) works as expected on CompactUI
* Fixes some BeanCounter issues, especially with mail (English only, until we get new localization translations)
* Prices now accept 5 digits
* Sidebar matcher details now showing again

* 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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  • #3825
    I have noticed the same issue as Scorpia. Just thought I would let you know it is more than just her system and setup.
  • #3824
    Hi Nechckn, thanks for monitoring this forum. I think I may have found a little quirk in the auctioneer search window.

    Leatherworking, left the search field blank, and clicked search. No results shown in the window. Surely there are LW patterns on the AH!!!

    Indeed there are. I look at the bottom of the search window, and it says "page 570 of 7".

    Yeah. I don't think the search is resetting the current page to 1 before searching.

    This also happens after a previous search. Whatever page was last viewed in the search window (after a scan or previous search) is not reset to page 1 before searches.

    Back. This will leave the current page on whatever page you were on in the previous search but the last page of the current search will be shown ("Page 65 of 3", etc), and of course your search window will be empty.
  • #3826
    Scorpia,

    Appreciate the detailed information, it will help in the search for the cause. There is a ticket for this in our issue tracker and we will, hopefully, be able to get it fixed later today.

    As you note, it is not resetting for the search- those using the auto reload of the first/last page with SearchUI will notice the issue a lot more. What is odd, is that the PTR appeared to be functioning, but it only had a few items, so really not sure.

    Keep an eye here, or set as a favorite via the orange button up above to be notified when we are able to update.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3827
    Folks,

    Some further information-

    This actually happened when 3.0 was released and then abated after a couple days. So, it's likely something having to do with latency.

    That said, we will check our code, yet again... but it is looking more like something over which we have no control.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3814
    After this last update when I have the AH open and I open Advanced Trade Window it now closes the AH. Is there an option to leave them both open?
  • #3815
    Idisonjr,

    Yes, click "Configure" on the "Browse", "Post", or "Appraiser" frame, look under Utilities, select "AH Window Control" and click the box to protect the AH window. e.g. Keep the AH open when you open other windows, while scanning, et cetera.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3813
    Is there any way to remove the little text boxes that pop up when u scroll over items in your bags.
  • #3816
    TadasT,

    Not sure exactly why you would want to do that, since most people search out the Auctioneer Suite to provide just that information; but, sure.

    In the general options for Auctioneer, Enchantrix, and Informant, you can select the option to only show the information while is held.

    If you never, ever want to see any of the information, you can unselect any of the items that display in the tooltip.

    i.e. unselect the "show xxx in tooltip" under each of the Statistic modules' options, click the box to not show the deposit under the AutoMagic options, and then unselect the items under the Informant and Enchantrix options.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3812
    Have next error, when try to wisp when scan auc, after this - i cnt receive wisp

    Date: 2009-04-16 14:32:12
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Stubby
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: Original call failed after running hooks for: ChatFrame_OnEvent
    ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua line 2361:
    bad argument #1 to 'strlen' (string expected, got nil)
    Debug:
    (tail call): ?
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
    AddOns:
    Swatter, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucAdvanced, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.4.4157.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.4.4157.2531
    AucStatClassic, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucStatSales, v5.4.4157.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.4.4157.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.4.4157.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.4.4157.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.4.4157.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.4.4157.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.4.4157.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.4.4157.3583
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.4.4157.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.4.4157.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.4.4157.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.4.4157.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.4.4157.2530
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.4.4157.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.4.4157.0
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.4.4157.2530
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    BeanCounter, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.130
    CTRaidTracker, vv1.7.4(WotlK) (MLMods.net)
    DBMCore, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130
    DoTimer, v4.3
    Enchantrix, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    GetDKP, v4.0.7 $Rev: 4288 $
    GroupCalendar, v4.5
    Informant, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    Omen, v3.0.7
    oRA2, v2.0.$Revision: 657 $
    Prat30, v3.1.3
    Prat30HighCPUUsageModules, v
    Prat30Libraries, v
    Recount, v
    RogueFocus, v1.2.1
    SlideBar, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    Stubby, v5.4.4157 (WallabyII)
    (ck=618)

  • #3822
    Terarium,

    Just to be clear, this only happens if you send a /whisper to a person while actively scanning, right?

    Have you tried without any non-Auctioneer-related AddOns loaded? If not, could you please do so?

    Let us know of the findings,

    Nikk
  • #3811
    Ok....I can't seem to search for anything, at all - not specific things I know have to be in the AH like basic ores, things I just put on auction, or when I browse through categories, like for example, when I click on armor, or anything that I can use for that matter - I come up empty. I've spent an hour scanning twice, and I've tried both a live search and a non-live search and still come up empty, plus I don't get any kind of error.

    What is going on???
  • #3823
    Sopaetota,

    Really not sure, there seems to be a few intermittent issues, but nothing along the lines of what you are seeing.

    Is your latency extremely high or anything? Have you tried running while using only Auctioneer-related AddOns? Is this an English or other locale?

    Typically, with each patch day the AHes have very, very odd issues, that abate after a few days. Not to say there is nothing wrong on our end, just that it is really difficult to separate real issues from one over which we have no control.

    Let us know a bit more, if you can, we will look around as well.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3830
    My issue seems to be what Scorpia described actually, or part of it anyway. And I also want to thank you for monitoring this thread. But this doesn't just happen in the order she describes - it sometimes just happens out right - as soon as I engage the AH. I right click on the NPC which opens the window, click on the real-time search thingy, either click one a category, let's say weapons my toon can use and nothing shows up, which is impossible.

    I then go to my auctions tab and nothing is there when I know I do have auctions. The last two times this happened it fixed itself by me just getting out of the window and opening it again, but last night, try as I might nothing worked.

    Not sure what other info I can give you to be more helpful...
  • #3835
    Sopaetota,

    Actually the fact that the Auctions frame is blank is very telling- we have no interaction with that frame at all, so this likely is the return of the post-update AH issues.

    As usage and latency return to normal, we will have to see if this resolves once more. After checking over the code, yet again, there should be no issues. For now, is to ensure that WoW is fully loaded before clicking on the AH, choosing a quiet AH on which to scan, and basically, reloading and trying again if it does not work.

    If this does not resolve in a few days, we will have to check with Blizz to see what all they changed without any release notes. Hopefully it is just the "usual" big patch latency issues and not something big.

    We will post more if anything is found on our end or if we hear anything official.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3810
    well, its was one of my first addons but sadly they wrecked it a while ago and now auctioneer is getting more developed it has taken over auctioneer's role and I have now removed auctioneer.
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