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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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  • #4012
    Hello friends~ For some reason, my appraiser window will not show the existing items. I can see mine on the left, and it "appears" to do a "real time scan" at the moment, but the rows do not appear on the window below the posting panel (but I *can* post / batch post). A little help? :) THX

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  • #4013
    AegisRose,

    Odd... do you see the competition listed for any item?

    If it is only a few, then they are likely well over-priced, showing in "red" on the "Browse" tab, and being filtered by the "Outlier" Filter. Basically, Auctioneer ignores anything over a certain percent above the "going price".

    As in the "Appraiser" example, above, if you look at the Felsteel Stabilizer, see how there is a yellow 2 below/next to the name? That means that there are 2 competitors up that are slightly above the "going price", and they are displayed in the competition frame, to the right. If they were listed for more, then they would likely trip the filter and they would not be displayed in the competition list, but they'd still show up via a red number under the item name.

    Hopefully this makes sense, not sure how familiar you are with Appraiser overall.

    Let us know of your progress,

    Nikk
  • #4112
    Oh~ FYI... I've tried completly removing Auctioneer and re-adding it, twice.

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  • #4111
    Heyas Nech~ sorry... haven't had much time to troubleshoot...

    What you describe... It's not even getting to that point. I can click the appraiser tab, and I see the UI. The actual portion of the window that has the columns (Seller, Min/Ea, etc etc) doesn't show squat. LOL

    Check it out:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/AegisRose/WoWScrnShot_053009_153800.jpg

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  • #4008
    Im having a problem. Auctioneer is not showing all of the information that appears under the item when you hover your mouse over the item. Im talking about the information on the item value as shown in this screenshot called
    "Auctioneer Tooltip- Showing all possible values active" as posted in the screenshots.

    please help
  • #4011
    Biggiefries3,

    Auctioneer is set, by default, to show the information in the smaller tooltip- once you have enough of a scan history for it to provide values, such as the "Market Price". Just keep in mind, the rarer the item, the longer you will need to scan the AH before you will be provided with "all" of the information possible.

    If you want to see all of the data points, simply click "Configure" at the top of the "Browse", "Post", or "Appraiser" frame and then pick additional data to be "shown in the tooltip". Some values can be found under the "General" and "Utilities" sections, but most will be from the "Statistics" section.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #4007
    i have been using this for a while and since i got the new one the btm scanner isnt there any more. did i do something wrong?
  • #4009
    Nubee,

    We actually merged the old Search and BottomScanner into the SearchUI, which allows you to perform both functions- while only needing to set up one set of criteria, instead of two.

    For more, see http://wiki.norganna.org/AucAdvanced/SearchUIBasics .

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #4004
    Downloaded the addon and now my game is messed up pretty hardcore. The auction house only displays 210 - 218 items. I want to but some potions but there are none. There is very little in it. I have tried countless searches, I have tried multiple scans and still I get the same number of items and I can't get what I want.
    Wtf am I meant to do?
  • #4005
    I should also add that this happened to me in the Booty Bay AH. When I went to stormwind AH, it seemed to be ok again....
  • #4006
    gawd I hate being a newb. Turns out Booty Bay uses a completely different auction set from the Stormwind one. No wonder there is nothing there.
  • #4010
    MurphyJ,

    That is cool, just happy you figured out what was up.

    On each server, there are 3 sets of AHes, Alliance, Horde, and Neutral, as you sort of figured out now. =)

    If it is a PVE server, and you have characters on both sides, you can actually have 3 different databases of statistics, that Auctioneer separates for you.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #4001
    I have used this addon ever since I started playing and I love love love it. The one and only thing I don't like about it is the way you can't browse the AH while you scan. I have no problem doing the scan everyday to make sure my database is current, but it would be nice to browse the AH while I wait. I'm sure this has been brought up before so maybe it's not possible (I don't know anything about stuff like this) but I just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there.
  • #4002
    Erik138,

    Unfortunately, the scanning is basically "automated browsing" of each page of the AH. So, there is no way to both browse and scan at the same time.

    That said, if you have a decent connection, local machine, and a server that is not overcrowded, the "fast", GetAll scan should work. To find out, simply click the "fast forward" button, up to the right of the other scan control buttons. If that works, your life will be so much better, with complete scans taking roughly 4-7 minutes, including all of the processing, rather than the 10-15 for a "regular" scan.

    BTW, appreciate the feedback, even though we cannot do much for you, it is nice to hear what folks are thinking.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3998
    I love this add on and until today 5/7 it was working fine. Now i get see in my addon panel that core and other dependencies are missing so I can't use it any longer. I have gotten quite spoiled by the automation in the appraisal panel and now I feel lost without it. Can someone give me some advice or update the dependencies so that it is useful again. PLEASE!!!! Thanks.
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