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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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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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  • #3953
    About 5-7 days ago, my auctioneer began crashing WoW for me anytime I scanned the AH. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled via Curse. I have also uninstalled and installed via your website. Regardless, everytime I scan the AH my WoW crashes. Any ideas on what is causing this and out I can fix it?

    Thank you.
  • #3954
    Psuman99,

    You should try to run the Blizzard repair tool, being sure to have it only reset the WoW Cache, the 3rd check box, and then "Choose Reset and Check Files". That will ensure that you do not have any issues that are not causing an error to be thrown, but are causing trouble. It is obtained from http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=21465&searchQuery=Repair&pageNumber=1 .

    Once that has completed, try going into WoW as you normally would, with all of your AddOns enabled, et cetera.

    If there is still an issue, try going into ..\WorldofWarcraft\Interface\ and rename the existing "AddOns" folder to "OLD_AddOns" and then create a new, empty "AddOns" folder. Then go to ..\WorldofWarcraft\WTF\Account\

    Once created, use the latest Auctioneer Suite from http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl/#preview and install that to that "new" AddOns folder.

    See if WoW will start with just that and nothing else.

    If it will load, scan, and exit, close WoW, and then add in your other AddOns, by simply copying them in from "OLD_AddOns" to "AddOns" but do not overwrite the new Auctioneer install.

    Try to log in and scan with everything enabled once more, et cetera.

    If all is okay, try moving your OLD_SavedVariables back in, being sure not to overwrite the new Auctioneer Suite-related SavedVariables that you created earlier.

    Once more, try logging in and testing things...

    Let us know of your findings,

    Nikk
  • #3950
    is there a way to mass cancel items that you have on the ah?
    EX. i have 100 infinite dust on the ah each as a stack of 1 and i want auctioneer to take them off.
    Is this possible?
  • #3951
    Imwinner0,

    Click "Configure" at the top of the "Browse", "Post", or "Appraiser" frame, select "Utilities", then EasyBuyOut, and activate the EasyCancel functionality.

    That will allow you to select your auctions on the "Browse" or "Auctions" frame and then click the key combo to cancel the given item.

    We do not offer any multi-auction canceling, the EasyCancel function is as close to that as we are ever to likely include.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3947
    Hi,

    Auctioneer is not posting "Auc Expired" results in my Bean Counter. I do get an intermittent post of the info, but the large majority of expired auctions are not posted. Other transaction types all seem to post.

    I am on English server.
    I have increased Bean Counter mail timeout value to 15 seconds,

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    Any suggestions?

    Nikk, tanx much for such a useful addon.

  • #3949
    Jothman,

    Well, as you have seen, there are a number of issues on the server side that are persisting. We have a beta up on our main site that attempts to deal with what we have been seeing, so you would be best off to try that one.

    Read and follow http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing and use the "Auctioneer Suite" download from http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl/#preview .

    BTW, it is not just me; we have a rotating group of volunteers who work on Auctioneer, Gatherer, Enchantrix, and Informant. =)

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3946
    hmm, for some reason I keep getting disconnected with auctioneer running when i go to the AH to look for gear upgrades (not running a full scan).

    no other auctioneer addons either

    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Albert Einstein

  • #3948
    Simulo,

    Since 3.1 there have been a plethora of Server-side Auction House issues that we are still seeing, now after a few more patches.

    That said, are you on an English server or another locale?

    What you may want to try is the beta from our main site that has a few fixes and work-arounds in place to try to deal with the issues.

    Read and follow http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing and use the "Auctioneer Suite" download from http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl/#preview .

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3952
    Arthas - US
    I'm running the "stable" release version from this site (from 4/15/2009).

    It's odd because I can use Appraise and then switch back to the "browse view" (the view that you get when first clicking on the auction NPC. It has to be recent too, because my lvl 57 shaman bought a mail head piece about 6-days ago with out getting disconnected

    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Albert Einstein

  • #3945
    I downloaded the latest beta version and now it works indeed!

    Thanks a lot for the help and for fixing it!
  • #3941
    From the mail...

    "One of the things I would like the most in Auctioneer's "Post" mechanism is to have it auto-search for the item I'm about to post when I put it in the box. It would save the need for doing a search on each item before posting when I don't have time to do a full DB update."

    Jahf,

    The intent of the "Post" frame is to keep things as simple as possible, so that likely will not be added. But, the good news is, that exists already in the Suite.

    The "Appraiser" frame will allow you to queue "Refreshes" for each item in your bag by holding Alt+left-clicking the "Refresh" button. You can then change back to the "Post" frame, if you must.

    Note that with the inclusion of the new GetAll, fast scan, started by clicking the "Fast Forward" button on right side of the Scan Control Buttons, located at the top of the "Browse" frame, you will likely find that a complete AH scan takes much less time than a queue of 20 or so items. That scan includes the entire AH, rather than just the items to be posted, and usually takes between 2-4 minutes to complete the scan and all related processing for the busier AHes.

    There is a notice that will appear the first time you use GetAll, explaining why it is not necessarily our "default" scan.

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3938
    is there any way to change the scale or font size of the tooltip information? For some reason mine just increased about 50% from what it usually was! Really looks odd and fills up most of my screen.

    Thanks.
  • #3939
    nhamilton07,

    Nothing has changed as far as the tooltip size goes... do you use some tooltip AddOn that is adjusting things?

    We do not change the size, as there is really no easy way to do so, without causing issues else where.

    If you do not use some Addon that is already messing with the tooltip scale, you could try http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/fileinfo.php?id=10627&so=newest&page=1#info .

    Happy Sales,

    Nikk
  • #3937
    Hey again. I tried exactly what you suggested, but I still got the same issue. I then tried disabling all addons except the auctioneer ones, and it still didn't work. I've tried completely removing and reinstalling auctioneer, deleting all associated lua files, and scanning without any other addons up, and it also didn't work.
  • #3940
    Xariandra (and anyone else affected),

    We are looking into that specific error... it is pretty hard to nail down exactly what is going on with that one. Most users are not seeing that, so there has to be something relating to the installs where you are seeing it.

    Are you on a non-English locale, by chance? Also, are you using the new Color Blind mode?

    Hope you are back up and running, soon!

    Let us know,

    Nikk
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