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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Updated 10/25/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: Auctioneer Suite 5.21b 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 previous 5.21 Release:

* Fixes Informant error at vendors
* Usable items and exact match filters now (mostly) works as expected on CompactUI
* Fixes some BeanCounter issues, especially with mail (English only, until we get new localization translations)
* Prices now accept 5 digits
* Sidebar matcher details now showing again

* 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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  • #1195

    Jhemfl,

    If you are using the "Full" version, what button are you using to scan the Auction House? You need to use the large scan button in the lower right of the main tab that you see when you visit the AH rather than the "play" type button in the upper left. That will allow Auctioneer Classic to feed the scanned information to both installed versions.

    As for the tooltip information, you likely have Auctioneer set to load at the Auction house- which is fine, but when you perform a /reloadui or logout/exit then Auctioneer will not start up until you next visit the AH.

    In order to load Auctioneer elsewhere type "/auc on" or to have it continually active, try "/auc load always". **Both commands without the quotes, obviously.

    The complete list of slash commands can be found on our main site,

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1193

    Every time I scan the AH then hearth to an Inn that I'm questing at, it seems like all the data is erased. All I want is to have the Auctioneer Auction House window and to have the average price of something on the AH in an item's tool tip. I get it to do exactly that when i scan, but then I hearth or restart the game, and the average price is missing out of my tool tip and it says item never seen in auction...?????

  • #1202

    All's well that ends well. i worked it out. The zip file opens as Auctioneer 5.00 and that was put into my add ons. What i needed to do was put the individual folders i.e SW swatters etc in the add ons as a stand alone folder NOT in the original Auctioneer folder like the other add-ons i have.

  • #1203

    Elvis106,

    The Stuff-It Expander was the zipping/unzipping program most widely used for the MacOS. The current versions of the OS have the ability to do that without need of an external application.

    Do any of AddOns function for you? The Auctioneer Suite is just like any other and the downloads here and at the main site are complete and function appropriately.

    When you go to the Addons control panel via the button on the Character Selection screen- do you see any of the Auctioneer related AddOns listed there in? If not, then you are doing something incorrect when unzipping and placing the needed folders and files.

    The instructions on the main site are the most complete- save for the fact that you do not need to use 7-zip in order to extract the files.

    - Ensure that World of Warcraft is completely shut down.
    - Delete all of the old folders that are Auctioneer related in ..\WorldofWarcraft\Interface\AddOns- the list in the instructions, plus any others that begin with Auc .
    - Download your preferred version from http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl/
    - Unzip the folders, directing them to the ..\WorldofWarcrat\Interface\Addons\
    - Do not change any of the format, when in place you should see a number of folders in the ..\WorldofWarcraft\Interface\Addons folder, most listed on the install instructions from the main site.

    Then log in, ensuring that the AddOns and dependencies are enabled and that the "Load out of date Addons" checkbox is selected.

    Let us know your outcome,

    Nikk

  • #1199

    I have done exactually what you have mentioned. Still no luck. I do not understand your reference to Stuff-it expander. The file unzips normally like all other files.
    Regards Elvis

  • #1198

    Kin2dMonkeys,

    As with what was said to Elvis106, the OS makes no difference. An AddOn is an AddOn- you unzip them and place them in the WorldofWarcraft\Interface\AddOns directory. Do not make any changes to the files and folders other than unzipping them, then moving them as-is into the directory.

    You then start WoW and you will see an "Addons" button in the lower left of the Character Selection screen- click that and ensure that all of the various Auctioneer-related AddOns have check marks, meaning that they are enabled. Also, ensure that the Load out of date AddOns checkbox is selected.

    You may need stuff-it expander to unzip the files if you are not seeing anything in-game- or archiver, part of the MacOS.

    For detailed installation procedures, visit our main site, http://wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing .

    Nikk

  • #1205

    Read my explaination further down.All's well that ends well

  • #1196

    Hi, I have an intel mac and I'm having some problems installing this. I moved the file into the addons folder as you instructed elvis 106, and restarted the game and nothing changed. Do you move the whole downloaded and unzipped file into addons or do you move a certain file within that file or what?

  • #1197

    Wow, thank you, I just made so much G.

  • #1204

    Dameonii,

    Please be sure to post any error messages when reporting issues- this is most likely the problem noted a couple times below- You have some old copy of Configator lying around somewhere.

    Search in ..WorldofWarcraft\Interface\Addons for all folders called "Configator" (there should be one in Auc-Advanced\Libs, one in Gatherer\libs, and possibly some others around).

    Replace all of them you find with the copy contained in Auc-Advanced\libs.

    The issue is due to a conflict between the Configator versions shipped with Auctioneer and Gatherer- the Gatherer version is old and causes issues when it is loaded before the newer version shipped with Auctioneer. The next release will have the fix but may not be posted for a few days.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1200

    I upgraded to the newest auctioneer Pre 3024 and now the advnced auction windows are showing on top of the main auction window with no tabs. I am unable to interact with the main auction window and it looks awful. I went back to 2995 and everything is fine.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Dame

  • #1208

    DarkWolf,

    Try the following post: http://forums.norganna.org/discussion/6832/auctioneer-tooltip/

    That will point you to where you can turn off each item that Auctioneer is displaying. The Full Version, which the Curse downloader uses by default, contains Auctioneer Classic and Advanced, so be sure to follow both sets of instructions provided in the response by RockSlice.

    Another option that may work for you is to follow the example of those who choose to create a bank "alt" who scans the AH and takes care of all of their pricing, et cetera and they disable Auctioneer on their main players. That may work well for you, if you like.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1201

    How do I make it so that Auctioneer isn't running unless I'm at the AH? When I go to open bags up it blocks my screen and is a pain. Is there a way to adjust when it is telling me information?

  • #1207

    Draenyxia,

    Likely a good idea to turn off Auc for raids any way.

    =)

    Nikk

  • #1206

    Long time fan, short time user...It has come to my attention that auctioneer spams quite alot of messages when in raid which has become an issue with some people, Ive gotten into the habit of switching it off before entering raid but I was wondering if there was any sync option that im missing that might alleviate the problem. Thanking you in advance, keep up the good work.

    Edit: This issue was tracked using addonspamfu

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