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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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  • #1093

    NecroLily,

    Simply click Configure while on the Appraiser tab at the Auction House or the Auctioneer Button on the SlideBar, which should be just under the minimap.

    Also note that our documentation site is not quite complete but contains tons of information regarding Auctioneer and the rest of the Norganna Family of AddOns via Norganna.Org, then AuctioneerAddOn.Com.

    Nikk

    Edit: spelling

  • #1089

    kinda dense when it comes to this kinda thing. but where is the configuration options? how do i bring that up? i norm did the /auctioneer for options, but in that its not working. :(

  • #1088

    Hola NecroLily,

    There is a checkbox in the configuration options - that will allow you to either see or hide such requests from your party/guildmates.

    Like the idea of having a set person in a guild who is responsible for collecting various information, that surely makes things easier for everyone. Is that in addition to, or on the same level, as crafters and such?

    Happy "Data Mining",

    Nikk

  • #1076

    Didn't have time to read through all the posts, but was curious about something. I just DL the newest Auctioneer and im having a problem with spam tells. Im the info gatherer of the guild so i get alot of ?item for prices. The last auctioneer version i had i hit /auctioneer askprice whispers off and i wouldn't get all the outgoing whispers. Now i do with that option off. Can you please help me before my guildmates drive me up the wall?

  • #1080

    Hi there Thiril,

    That is telling you that the item is XX percent of the price you expect-
    i.e. linen cloth is up for 1s and the usual price is 10s the percent will show 10%

    That can all be configured via the options, but the default is as above.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1077

    what does the pct tell me on the search auctions tab?

  • #1082

    Hiya Thargoth,

    Sounds like someone went /ignore crazy! Anyway... normally you can do a /btm ignore <item> and /btm unignore <item>

    Since you have so much... recommend you start your BTM data anew by using \\run BtmScanData["profile.<profilename>"]["itemconfig.list"] = {}

    That is the super, turbo method and only recommended in the extreme case, such as what you describe. That will zap your "snatch" list too, but just re-enter your items, if you have any, after doing so.

    Best of Bottom Scanning to you,

    Nikk

    *Edit: The BBS software is adding the URL for the .list - not I. So, please no complaints about trying to take over your systems or anything. =)

  • #1078

    Hi!

    Unfortunately I clicked the "ignore" button from btmscan too often. :(

    Now my question: How can I make ALL items unignored? - Is there any file I can edit??

  • #1081

    Thunnazura,

    What everyone needs to do, since we are talking 2 different Auc versions here, is to scan with AC. The data gleaned from an AH scan using Auctioneer Classic is usable by Auctioneer Advanced but not vice versa.

    So, if you want to use the full Search in Auctioneer Classic, you need to scan using Auctioneer Classic- current Auctioneer Advanced users set up Bottom Scan, then use that to "search" while performing a scan of the AH, as BTMS will then look at each page as it goes by, looking for deals and the like. Just be sure to hone your BTMS settings to your liking so that you are not missing auctions or having too many pop up. =) To try it out this way, start Bottom Scanner, then start a scan using Auctioneer Advanced's "play" button in the upper left of the main window, and be ready to hit buy or ignore as the goods pop up.

    As a general rule, we do not recommend settings since each user's server and taste varies so widely- but, the defaults are "pretty safe" as a starting place. Just remember Auctioneer is a tool and to know what you are buying before spending your hard-earned gold, silver, and copper.

    Note that Auc Advanced's SearchUI is under development and is the final piece holding Auc Advanced from being "Release" quality rather than preview.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1079

    I am having the same problem as ice880607 has, even after i click the play button on the browse section it still doesnt show as they are upfdated, it still shows me that they are more then 24 hours out of date, what should i do?

  • #1092

    Thiril,

    We try to keep up with all the major sites, but after dealing with the rest of "life", there are only so many hours in a day. =)

    We do appreciate the comments and the fact that folks find our products useful.

    Nikk

  • #1087

    k, thank you very much. im glad u finally moved the project over to curse and r very attentive with all the questions. i love this addon and gatherer. keep up the good work

  • #1085

    Greetings Thiril,

    Yes, when you open the options, the setting is under the main set of configurable goodies. Core Options - General - Just uncheck "Show End of Scan Summary".

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1083

    how do i get it so autioneer full doesnt show me a chat message everytime i browse something but still do a scan in the background

  • #1086

    Hi there DVMNK,

    One thing to keep in mind is that you are using a workaround, not really a solution to begin with- by using them, you occasionally run into the odd error that are not normally encountered. Once the core is up to full release quality, supporting better sizing is one of the things that surely should be looked into. There are so many resolutions used by folks right now that supporting them all is a real effort. =)

    That said, we will do what we can to help. As with any in depth issue, we need you to please post your question over on our main support forums via http://forums.norganna.org/4/ . Please be sure to include some screenshots showing the tooltip in various positions, such as near the screen edge, in the center, along the bottom, et cetera.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

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