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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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  • #1106

    I deleted the saved variables in the folder or whatever to see what would happen and it worked. Have you guys speeded up the scan? Because when I hit scan it went really fast; just making sure it isn't an error. Also when I first entered WOW a message about Enchantrix poped out saying something like some option won't work unless i upgrade encantrix? I can just ignore that right? I mean I got your latest auctioneer. Replay back asap. Thanks ;)

  • #1103

    CTimK,

    Alright, since there are no errors, let us first go ahead and follow the instructions given to CrazyMehicano. Come on back with the results, please.

    Nikk

  • #1101

    Correct. I hit scan and nothing.

  • #1099

    CTimK,

    So when you click Scan, while at the Auction House, you do not see any sort of messages from Auctioneer saying that it is scanning, has scanned, et cetera?

    Nikk

  • #1097

    I am so confused it seems like for some odd reason now the scan button won't work when I hit it. Please help.

  • #1100

    Greetings CrazyMehicano,

    Since you are having issues, would recommend that you do the following.

    Explicitly follow the directions for installation at the main site, http://wiki.norganna.org/Auctioneer/Installing .
    Be sure to use a fresh, known good download of the AddOn from AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl .

    Let us know your results,

    Nikk

  • #1098

    I tried to download this many times but its not working for me,on the right hand corner of were you go into addons when you log on it says auctioneer in red and on the right of that is says dependency missing? what is that? and how do i fix it so it will work?

  • #1104

    CTimK,

    See reply in that thread.

    =)

    Nikk

  • #1102

    Nikk have you found a solution to my problem below?

  • #1105

    For some reason the addon is not allowing me to buyout anything unless it is less than a gold. It was working before and now does not. Arrrrgh. Tried deleting/reloading it. Tried putting 99999 in the minimum buyout. Nothing works. Any ideas what might be causing this?

  • #1109

    JanFriedli,

    Check your "Reserve" setting, that likely got changed to something.. perhaps 1g? While there, you may want to check your other options as well. In order to check these settings, just use the Configure button on the Bottom Scan tab at the AH or by selecting Bottom Scanner's options on the SlideBar, installed by default just below the minimap.

    Let us know if you find that to be the issue.

    =)

    Nikk

  • #1107

    For some reason the addon is not allowing me to buyout anything unless it is less than a gold. It was working before and now does not. Arrrrgh. Tried deleting/reloading it. Tried putting 99999 in the minimum buyout. Nothing works. Any ideas what might be causing this?

  • #1111

    EasyPwn,

    That is the CompactUI- ways to make it bigger are covered on the main site in the FAQ sections - AuctioneerAddOn.Com .

    You can disable that, if you really, really want to do so- just open the Configuration via the button at the top of the Appraiser tab while at the Auction House or by pressing the stack of gold on the SlideBar, defaults to just below the minimap. Then click on CompactUI and uncheck the "enable CompactUI" checkbox.

    Edit: Was busy and missed the second portion of your message.

    When you have the AH window open, you no longer need to CTRL+Left-Click in order to see AH items displayed on your character. Due to end user feedback, we included a wee box in the top right to always display the selected item on the character. So all a person need do is highlight an item and the "dressing room" window will automatically appear.
    In the Appraiser frame, the "dressing room" window is hidden under the sidebar due to the way the frames are handled, but all a user need do is close the SideBar to display the "dressing room" window clearly. Those items are all in the users bags and the CTRL+left-click functions as it always has.

    We are sorry to see you go and hope that you find something that better meets your needs,

    Nikk

  • #1110

    I used this mod until the recent update.... now, I'm a newb and I may have missed some way to fix it, but... the items as they appear in AH and theire title, is TOO small... and it won't allow me to sort after rarity anymore. I also can't ctrl+click to view how an item looks on me. The layout isn't nice in AH anymore, Blizzard's default is much better. I liked it alot how it was before (b4 I updated) where it just stored prices etc. so I had for future reference when looting etc... but now - uninstalled =(

  • #1112

    Auctioneeros,

    Please note that Auctioneer Classic, Auctioneer Advanced, and the "Full" Suite all have been updated to the very latest versions- 2953 - and are fully 2.4, SunWell, compliant.

    Should you run into any errors, be sure you have updated to the most recent version, since that is the first thing we will ask if you require help.

    Also, remember, to avoid many issues, you want to be sure that you have the "Load Out of Date" AddOns check box selected in the main AddOns screen.
    You can access the AddOns control from the Addons button in the lower left corner of the Character Selection screen.

    Enjoy the SunWell,

    Nikk and the rest of the Norganna Family

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