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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 16,809,157 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/05/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: AuctioneerSuite-5.20.5464
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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

Auctioneer users,

We are pleased to announce the release of Auctioneer Suite release version 5.20 for WoW 5.4, the "Ridiculous Rockrat".

This version contains the following enhancements:
* Scanner processing speed, validation improvements, especially for large auction houses
* ScanData size improvements
* Improvements to the Outlier filter
* BeanCounter fixes for random enchant items
* AskPrice fixes to work with the new communication channel changes
* Assorted minor fixes and improvements

As usual, you may download at http://auctioneeraddon.com/dl/

Enjoy!

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  • #1272

    For some reason I cant switch pages on this thread, can you tell me how to switch auctioneer summaries to combat log please!

  • #1252

    See Deedlewee's post, about 12 messages down. I have my Auctioneer output switched over to the combat log now. It works well, since you're never likely doing both at the same time.

  • #1251

    Hi. I really love this add-on but have one tiny issue with it that drives me crazy. Every time I scan the AH, a summary of the scan appears in the chat window. I spend a lot of time scrolling back up to see if i missed someone talking to me because the scan summaries take up so much room and I cannot figure out how to turn them off. Is there a way?

  • #1278

    Loch and Majannes,

    Blizzard changed the number of auction owners we are allowed to pull, again, without any sort of warning, et cetera.

    The scan should still certainly work, but can take a while depending on your server's load, your connectivity, and your system's resources. We are working to get the change reverted, but this is up to The Blizzard to fix.

    Nikk

  • #1254

    I have the same problem, but when I wait a while it will start scanning. Only this takes about 10 min instead of the normal 5 min.? Anyone else having this problem?

  • #1253

    Is anyone else having the issue with the scan button not working since 2.4.2

  • #1281

    Clouds,

    What is "not staying" on the window that you set? The only things we can redirect are those created by Auctioneer. System messages, such as "A buyer has been found for your XXXXX" can only be redirected by changing the destination for system messages in the chat setup.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1255

    I dont know if its 2.4.2 that screwed this up but is anyon e else having this issue. I have a chat frame dedicated to auctionner and I have the output set to this frame, it doesnt seem to stay on that setting. Like I said I dont know if 2.4.2 screwd this up but the option I choose for the channel output doesnt want to stay as I set it.

  • #1259

    All,

    Please keep in mind that Blizzard is encountering some issues with the 2.4.2 patch and that is causing extreme lag and some other issues- which should take into account any of the issues noted in the past day or so.

    We were using Auctioneer Advanced with absolutely no issues what so ever after the patch, so please hang on a few days while Blizzard works out the issues on their end. Only after that can we see if any remain.

    Thank you,

    Nikk and the rest of the Norganna Family of AddOns Team

  • #1261

    Hi there laarni,

    All addons are platform independent and will work on the Mac, Windows, and even emulated Windows on Linux.

    Simply select one of the releases in the list above, download it to your desktop, unzip using either the built-in compression tool or get Stuff-it Expander.

    Then simply move the unzipped folders, I believe there are 16 in the Full release, to the ..\WorldofWarcraft\Interface\AddOns folder.

    You should then log in and look for a new button called AddOns, shown in the lower left of the Character selection screen, click that and ensure that all of the items listed have Gold Check marks in the check boxes. Also add a checkmark to the "Load Out of Date Addons" checkbox.

    Then log in and visit the AH... from there the instructions above apply and you can also gain insight and understanding from our main site, http://AuctioneerAddOn.com .

    Hope this helps!

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1260

    is there a way i can download add ons using MAC?

  • #1276

    Pmma,

    If you would post the error and the items that are not being recorded in a message over at the main site, http://Forums.Norganna.Org/4/ , we will endeavor to find out why you are missing items.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1262

    Beancounter aint showing all my auction trasactions in history. When oppening the mail he reads for ex 15 new items...then shows 3/4 of them in the history log.

  • #1274

    Sayton12,

    If you mouse over the item that is shown as "missing dependency", the UI will tell you what dependecy is missing. Without knowing that, there is not a lot we can do to help.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1263

    i downloaded the latest full version and its saying incompatable? dependency missing but they are all there?

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