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  • Supports: 6.2.0
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  • Updated 06/27/2015
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: Auctioneer Suite 5.21e 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

Note: if your SlideBar gets disabled as a result of installing this update, please type "/nsb on" to re-enable it, one time only.  We apologize for this snafu.

Bugfix changes from 5.21d2 Release:
* Now compatible with WoW 6.2
* Fix for some ItemString changes introduced by Blizzard
* LibExtraTip and TipHelper: Library fixes for some tooltip issues caused by the above

Comments

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  • #4090
    Vulcandr,

    There are no known issues between Auctioneer and any chat function at the moment.

    Will need more information about the problem, please. i.e. What steps you have taken to isolate the issue. Have you reinstalled the Auctioneer Suite in accordance with http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing ? Have you tried renaming your saved variables?

    Hoping you are up and running soon,

    Nikk
  • #4069
    Why does this program continue to re-install itself after I remove it?
  • #4071
    This is not a program, it's an addon, just files. And it shouldn't reinstall itself, probably you have not removed all the folders. And/Or you are running the curse client, which is fixing it "automagically".
  • #4064
    I dont know why but every time I rollover an item, WoW froze up. I started turning off all my addons one by one and when i turned of auctioneer my items worked again. So I started turning off the different sub things of auctioneer one by one and when i turned off auc:ScanData my items worked again. Any way you could look into that? Causing game freezes when you roll over any item anywhere is slightly annoying.
    Can't get you an error report cause the game just up and froze, no error report possible. sorry.

    Thanks much.
  • #4073
    AucScanData uses up 40mb of memory, so yes, expect it to slow your game down. If you dont like it, turn off the addon.
  • #4078
    Well i undertstand that my game may lag a little, but it literally froze my game. I left it sitting there for 20 minutes once to see if it would unfreeze and it didn't. And I've never had that problem before the last update /shrug. And I don't have a crappy computer so none of my addons should cause extreme amounts of lag anyways. Don't need to be snippy, just thought they'd like to know.
  • #4081
    Sounds like one of the saved variables files has been corrupted. When the game is NOT running go into your World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\NAME\SavedVariables folder and try removing Auc-ScanData.lua and Auc-ScanData.lua.bak

    See if the freeze continues, this is only the last snapshot of the AH not your statistical data.
  • #4061
    On my server, some ding-dings have started using really low bid prices on high buyout items, for instance a stack of ore with buyout 20g and a bid price on 2g. When posting a lot of items I sometimes miss this, and as a result Auctioneer posts the lowlow bid price on my item when undercutting. Is there a way to disable undercutting of bid prices? There is no use for doing that, that I can see, and I would be happy to just always put the bid price at a fixed lower price (like 95%, or price minus 1 copper or some such).

    That's all! Thanks for a great addon!
  • #4065
    Clobber123,

    The "Post" frame's undercutting works to undercut the lowest competition, regardless of any other factors. That was how the original undercutting worked, and what people requested and expected from the frame meant to retain the same functionality.

    The undercutting on the Appraiser frame acts more like what you are requesting and only watches the buyouts, with the bids being either a set amount or a percentage less.

    "Undercut" options.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #4066
    Thanks for the tip!
  • #4060
    Also, there seems to be a bug with the tooltip not showing up for items when they are sitting in the slot in the "Post" feature. It's a bit annoying that you have to mouse back to your bag to see it.
  • #4059
    A request: With interchangeable items, such as Crystalized Water that can be changed into Eternal water, and vice versa, why not just have one price for them? So that I can easily see if the crystals or eternals are more expensive. (Feels like I've posted this before?)
  • #4063
    Clobber123,

    We actually tried that with Enchanting materials, but, in the end, the two items have different pricing because those without any sort of Auctioning AddOn do not know better. Basically, we were taking the price and saying, here is what it "should" be, based on either the price of the Large essence or the small essence, but the actual statistics were often different, some times to a large degree.

    It is sort of a pain, but if you follow nearly any realm, you will see that the pricing is quite different between each "type" of item, and a direct correlation is difficult, to say the least.

    Now, we do have the "Converter Searcher" that will help you when purchasing some of the "convertible" items, but not all, simply because they have not been added, yet. As with some of the other more nice to have items, it is on the "To Do List" but we do not have any ETA.

    Keep an eye on the upcoming versions for such enhancements.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #4067
    Well, yes, the price being different is the problem! ;) My point is that they are, in fact, the same item. It's like having beer for sale, in either 1-pack or 10-pack.

    I.e. if you always selected the lesser item as base, then price for:

    1 beer = Beer_Cost
    10-pack beer = Beer_Cost x 10

    No statistics required.
  • #4068
    Clobber123,

    Correct, you are, and that would work in most economies. In WoW, if you watch the pricing, you will see there is rarely a 10:1 ratio and when there is, it does not last long.

    As noted, we tried that for a while and it was not good. People were losing cash when the pricing was based on the "Greater" Essences and the same was happening when it was based on the "Lesser Essences". In that case, it was even a smaller ratio, 3:1 and quite often there was a large gap, with gold sliding through.

    So, although that would be an awesome thought for something where your individual items were aggregated with others, to only be purchasable in 10 packs, it just does not hold true in WoW because you are able to purchase either one.

    For instance, say you have 8 in your bank and really need to use that Eternal. You would likely be willing to pay a bit more for each of the two "singles" that you find, than a complete set, while someone else, who has none, may be willing to pay more for the "set", so it saves them time from waiting for enough singles.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
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