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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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  • #1142

    lost auctioneer addon, and can't get it to reinstall, this sucks

  • #1146

    Greetings Ragingkid,

    The best answer is- it varies a great deal.

    Using the full version will use the most memory as that means you are using both versions of Auctioneer, Classic and Advanced. Second would be Auctioneer Classic. Third, and using the least memory, would be Auctioneer Advanced.

    Actually, this is one of the prime reasons for the rewrite, along with database size issues and, what had become, the crazy code base. Auctioneer Advanced allows the loading and unloading of modules, as you need them, so that further decreases the memory footprint.

    In regards to your second query, yes, the less data, the smaller the footprint- that is an easy one. As you scan the size of the database that is loaded increases with each new data set.

    What does all this mean to any user? As just about anyone will tell you, not much. Systems that meet the specifications to run WoW should have no issues running Auctioneer, of any flavor, along with their favorite set of AddOns. If you have less than 1GB of memory, you may notice some longer delays, specifically at the end of an Auction House scan, but the difference is not that great.

    If you are involved in heavy duty raiding, it is likely best to segregate your AddOns, using one set for doing dailies and such and another while actually in the various Instances. You may want to have Auctioneer in the raiding set so that you can determine if something that drops really is "trash" but you can also only have a single statistics module running during those times as well.

    For more information and guidance, please visit our main site at http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com and visit the wiki and the message boards. There is a trove of valuable information just waiting for your eyes!

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1145

    Anyone have a slight idea of how much memory this addon could take up in-game? Also would like to have an idea of the difference when you have a LOT of data and when you have barely any, if you know... otherwise, you can keep it simple, heh. =D

  • #1163

    Got it. The problem was I was using Auctioneer FULL. Apparently I would have to use AA and AC options and commands to disable all the tooltip info I didn't want to see. I just dropped AC, turned off what I wanted in AA and it works perfectly. Thanks for your help.

  • #1159

    Duffz,

    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 contains both Auctioneer Classic and Advanced, so be sure to follow both of the items that Rockslice mentions in the response.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1153

    Nechckn: "if you only want the tooltip information to show while at the AH, that is not possible." Well if there's a way to permanently disable all tooltip info that would work as well. I searched that website for quite a while. Also, I am/was using the latest Auctioneer 5.0.0.PRE.2988 FULL (i'm not sure if that's AA or AC). Does either one have the options I want?

    I'm quite impressed by your efforts on the addon and with troubleshooting for users. Thanks for your help :)

  • #1150

    Duffz,

    What version of Auctioneer are you using, the Full or Classic version?

    Also, just so we can avoid going too far into this if we need not, if you only want the tooltip information to show while at the AH, that is not possible.

    For those who only want the tooltip information at the AH, we highly suggest creating a "bank character", who does all of your scanning, posts your auctions, claims your money from the AH, et cetera. Not only can this, then, be the character to be "cluttered" with all of this information about the value of an item, they can also pick up third and fourth professions to aid in your quest for gold as well.

    Perhaps that will be the better option, over all.

    Let us know,

    Nikk =)

    As an aside, if you simply search for "tooltip" on the official Auctioneer Support forum, http://forums.norganna.org/search/ , there are quite a few posts discussing what to activate/deactivate, but we are more than happy to do that for you, if you are unable to do so.

  • #1149

    Any way to disable all Auctioneer tooltip data? I've searched your forums and spent way too long trying to figure it out. I toggle informant but my tooltips are still displaying 'seen at auction X times' 'buyout' 'sell' 'median' etc... it's unusable to me as it is :/ Is there a way to set it to only display that info when I have the AH open?

    If I overlooked an option or something please let me know.

  • #1156

    "page scan timed out"

  • #1157

    btm scan "page scan timed out"

  • #1152

    Hi there Larebow,

    Please perform the following steps:

    Download a fresh copy of whichever version of Auctioneer you prefer from either here or our main site http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com/dl/ .

    There are a partial set of install instructions here, found at the top, under the "Install Guide" tab or for a complete set, including all the files you need to remove prior to installing, visit our main site, specifically http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Auctioneer/Installing/ .

    Should you be unable to "find" Auctioneer after performing those instructions, please visit our main message board at http://Forums.Norganna.Org/Discuss/4/.

    Let us know your results, if you are able to correct the issue after following the instructions here as well.

    Thank you,

    Nikk =)

  • #1151

    auctioneer 2995 not working."Page scan timed out"Tried reinstalling several times,tried reinstalling after deletion and still no luck,plz help really miss this.

  • #1155

    Larebow,

    Kindly take your issue to the message board linked in the reply to your original query. Searched over the posts and did not see one matching your description- could be wrong, though. =)

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1154

    "page scan timed out":-(

  • #1158

    Love this Addon, but i`m not using it all thou

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