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  • Supports: 5.4.2
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  • Updated 01/09/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: AuctioneerSuite-5.19.5445
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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 5.19 for WoW 5.4, the "Quiescent Quoll".

This version contains the following enhancements:
* Fixes for the slider controls in Appraiser
* Fixes to the outlier filter, improving our statistics calculations
* Fixes to the buyout and quality sorts in CompactUI
* Beginning support for connected realms
* Assorted minor fixes and improvements

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

Enjoy!

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  • #1340

    I downloaded auctioneer and it worked great for a few days. After that the scans were painfully slow (it would scan the first 5 to 15 at normal speed, 90 or so auctions/ second, and then freeze for about a minute, and the speed would drop down to 20/s, and it would keep on freezing periodically) Is there any way to remedy this, ie increasing the cache size or whatever?

  • #1342

    Cilencia,

    Yes, if you follow the updating instructions here and at the main site, http://Wiki.Norganna.Org/Installing/ , you will retain your old data.

    The old data is kept in the ..\WorldofWarcraft\WTF\Account\<YourAccountName>\SavedVariables\ folder. When updating, you only delete, then download and replace files in the ..\WorldofWarcraft\Interface\AddOns\ folder.

    We, like most AddOn authors, *highly* recommend backing up your "WTF" folder often- we hear horror stories ever day from folks who delete the whole thing, part of the directory, or have their data become corrupted from a whole slew of possible reasons. Need we say more? =)

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

  • #1341

    Ok, so I need to update Auctioneer. All my past scans must be stored somewhere in the files I'm supposed to delete first. Is there any way to retain my scan/sales history when upgrading?

  • #1346

    YOafter9,

    Indeed... there was an accout error, as they call it, by the ISP.

    All shouldbe up soon.

    Nikk

  • #1344

    Oh noes, what has happened to our favorite website? I can't get to either Auctioneer or Gatherer today! Has Norgana forsaken the masses or is it just a cosmic hiccup? I'm really hoping that it is all just a cosmic hiccup and than they lost a server and everything will eventually be okay.

  • #1351

    Pariah88,

    Are you searching via the "tab" along the bottom of the main AH frame or via the "magnifying glass" icon on the SlideBar, installed by default just below the minimap?

    The two searches use different data sets:
    - The Search tab, shown in the Screen Shot above, uses the data from scans obtained when you press the big "Scan" button when viewing the Browse Frame of the AH.
    - The SearchUI uses the data obtained from scans obtained using the "play button" type along the top left of the browse frame.

    In both cases, you should perform a full AH scan first, to ensure that the data is up to date.

    This may seem redundant- it is. One is using the Auction Advanced data, the "play" type button scans, and the other is using AuctioneerClassic data, obtained by clicking the big "Scan" button along the bottom of the Browse Frame.

    Note: As the feature set is becoming more refined, we **highly** recommend that everyone get used to using the AuctioneerAdvanced features. Anyone is more than welcome to use AuctioneerClassic, of course, but it seems with each patch more workarounds are needed or "live with it" type issues pop up. Our full efforts are focused on AuctioneerAdvanced, we only have enough help to address the most serious AuctioneerClassic issues, but eventually, that support will cease.

    Any way, hope that gets you on you way to productive Auctioneering- if you still have issues, please post at our main forums, via http://Forums.Norganna.Org/4/ .

    Best of luck,

    Nikk

  • #1348

    When in the Auction SearchUI it will not let me search any items when I click search. No items show up in the search results below the search bar. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong to not be able to search for items. Any ideas on how to fix this?

  • #1350

    Sobakus,

    Looks like the site is having issues- to track the status, see http://www.curseforge.com/projects/curse/tickets/20-unable-to-rate-via-the-addon-page-widget/ .

    Hope that is fixed soon, just think of all the "5 Star Ratings" we are missing!

    =)

    Nikk

  • #1349

    Heh, it's me again who asked about the rating button... :D Well yeah ofc I've seen these stars under the big W.. But I can't click them. Even in Internet Explorer =\ Sorry for bothering you with such bullshit, but you're answering every question here so I figured out I could get some help :)

  • #1353

    SloshMold,

    What exactly is not showing up, are you not seeing Appraiser, the tooltip information, or something else?

    Nikk

  • #1352

    Hi all, i have this addon and all my chars can see it and works fine, except my main, i go into the options on logout screen and it's got a tick in the box. is there a slash comand to open it in game please or another way?

    thanks

  • #1355

    SloshMold,

    Happy to hear you are back in the swing of things!

    Nikk

  • #1354

    I got it to work now, not sure what i did, thanks tho =)

  • #1358

    Olanea,

    There should be no sort of scanning when you are not at the Auction House, Blizzard specifically restricts such an ability- though it would be handy.

    Not really sure where to point you- you can go through and disable each of your addons and see what happens. In general, be sure your temp files on your machine are all deleted regularly and that you defragment as needed. Fragmentation of the hard drive can cause all sorts of whackey behavior, most often slow downs and such.

    As for the size, have a look at http://wiki.norganna.org/AucAdvanced/FAQ/ over on the main site, question 14 to be exact.

    Hope this gets you on the path to pleasant playtime,

    Nikk

    Edit: Reformat of link so that the full path is sent to the browser.

  • #1356

    I just installed auctioneer and it works great. The only problem is now my gameplay pauses for about 0.2 seconds every 3 seconds or so. I'm not sure if the addon or any other addon in the package is doing some sort of background scanning (even when not at the AH) or what. Any ideas on what could be the cause?

    Also, any way to increase the scale of the UI in auctioneers window? Its very tiny.

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