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  • Updated 07/05/2014
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
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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!

Comments

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  • #1450

    NeverLift,

    Now, just to be sure, you are talking about the pause that occurs after the processing bar appears and just before the scan summary is shown... right?

    We do have some requests to disable the database update when searching via the Browse Frame / CompactUI but that will most likely not be done until after Auctioneer reaches "release" after WotLK.

    Disabling AuctioneerClassic should have helped and we are looking into ways to further the speed benefits- look for more in the next few weeks.

    Nikk

  • #1446

    I'm on feathermoon which is a crowded server I guess, I have a 10Mbit internet connection.

    I'm gonna guess its because its running both versions that I'm seeing what I'm seeing.
    (classic and advanced) and its updating both when I browse or do a search.

    I will try disabling "Auctioneer" and see how this goes.
    I would bet this fixes the problem I'm seeing thou... because the way the scanning bar AucAdv: Processing is doing. Sometimes right after a scan or just me browsing it will appear and then reappear.

    Almost like its doing it for the advanced and then again for the clasic?

  • #1448

    Epileptick,

    For which version, and on which screen are you looking when making these decisions? Do you mean the percentages shown on the main, Browse screen with CompactUI, via BottomScanner, or SearchUI?

    Thank you,

    Nikk

    Edit: Will guess that you are talking about the Browse Window and CompactUI- if not AAdv/Full, let me know.
    To change the basis of the coloring and the percentages- look in the options, within the "Utility" subsection- the setting is "PriceLevel". There you can set whether to base the Pct column and coloring on Bid and Buyout, next Bid, or Buyout.
    Personally, have that set to "Market Value" and "Bid and Buyout" for most of my characters/servers, since one or the other could be a really good deal- but you can change them as you like. Also note that you can change the banding for the coloring there, so you can zero in on awesome bargains really fast, based on the color.
    Note: To open the options click the "Configure" button at the top of the Appraiser Frame or click the "Coin Stack" icon on the Slide Bar menu.

  • #1447

    Thank you Nech for replying to my last question, it was very informative and helped me alot!

    I have another question:

    How do I make the percentages (when I am buying things primarily), only take into account buyouts - NOT bids.

    I noticed that sometimes when I buy things I'm buying because it shows as like 50% under market price but It's actually only that low because their bid price is extremely low and the buyout is still high.....

    I only buy things on buyout usually so I would like the percentage to only take buyout price into account.

    Thanks,

    - Epi

  • #1454

    Josaline,

    As commented upon earlier- you can ignore that notice. That is for a new module that will becoming next build and will not affect anything in the current version.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1451

    I keep getting this Error.

    [2008/08/04 02:44:17-30-x1]: ...dvanced\Modules\Auc-Util-SearchUI\SearcherSnatch.lua:36: attempt to index global 'BtmScan' (a nil value):

    Please fix.

  • #1453

    Pucker,

    You are close- one more step ..\WorldofWarcraft\WTF\Account\<Your_WoW_Acct_Name>\Saved Variables that is where the settings are stored for Auctioneer Classic, it's a single file "Auctioneer.lua" for Auctioneer Advanced there is one main one "Auc-Advanced.lua" for settings, then each statistic has its own saved variable Lua file.

    Hope this clears things up,

    Nikk

  • #1452

    When does it store 'auctioneer.lua'?

    I cannot find this file anywhere after I fully scan.

    I tried /wtf/account/saved variables but it doesnt appear their.

    I also checked the addon folders but have no luck.

    Cheers!

  • #1456

    Serhio,

    As per the message, just 4 posts below your post:

    "As commented upon earlier- you can ignore that notice. That is for a new module that will becoming next build and will not affect anything in the current version."

    Okay, when this is entered, it will look like five... but you get the idea.

    =)

    Nikk

  • #1455

    Date: 2008-08-04 10:51:08
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...dvanced\Modules\Auc-Util-SearchUI\SearcherSnatch.lua line 36:
    attempt to index global 'BtmScan' (a nil value)
    Debug:
    [C]: ?
    ...dvanced\Modules\Auc-Util-SearchUI\SearcherSnatch.lua:36: in main chunk
    AddOns:
    AtlasLoot, vAtlasLoot Enhanced v4.06.01
    AucAdvanced, v5.0.PRE.3262
    EnhTooltip, v5.0.PRE.3262
    Stubby, v93
    Swatter, v5.0.PRE.3262

  • #1458

    Hello again Epileptick,

    You are not going crazy- the module was out of the build for maintenance, but will be back in the next one, with more features.

    It was simple Auc-Util-ProtectWindow, next build it will be Auc-Util-AHWindowControl will not only do that, but also offer window and font scaling.

    Be sure to read the "changes" tab once the next build goes up for details about the new settings and such. The new module will appear in the "Utilities" section of the AuctioneerAdvanced options menu.

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1457

    I need help! for a while I was able to open up my character selection screen and guild window and other tabs while the auction window was up but now all of a sudden when I open them it closes it. I'm using the compact UI on auctioneer advanced.

    Please help! :)

    - Madax *Moon Guard

  • #1460

    Divr,

    There were some issues that a few folks were having with the latest release- they are not that common so trouble shooting has been a BEAST, to put it mildly.

    The next version will have some fixes included that should deal with at least a portion of the issue.

    In the mean time, simply revert to the older version that you said works for you. Http://www.curse.com/downloads/details/78/download/54817/ should be the one.

    If you run into any other issues, just let us know.

    Best of luck,

    Nikk

  • #1459

    I have been using auctioneer since it first came out, since this new update as soon as i open the AH window and search for an item, the AucADV:Processing bar comes up and freezes my game and it crashes. This only started last night when i updated the program. Ive already removed all my addons and redownlaoded them all but as soon as auctioneer goes on i cant search for anything in the ah without it crashing. Any ideas?

    ~Divr

  • #1464

    DragonMac,

    The reason for the apparent disparity is that the data shown in the tooltip was from the Auctioneer Classic database- Auctioneer Advanced simply did not see the item in the scans as of yet.

    If you want to use the data from Classic in Advanced, simply use the "Full Suite" and perform the steps in the answer to Q.17 in the AuctioneerAdvanced FAQ, linked at the top of the "About" section, above.

    Now, when you see the "not seen" notice at the bottom of the Appraiser frame, that is simply letting you know that the item was not seen in the current snapshot/scan.

    AuctioneerAdvanced does not use the Post Frame, it uses the Appraiser frame to post items and has nothing to do with the default, Blizzard Post tab. Any recommended pricing on the old Post Frame is not originating from AuctioneerAdvanced.

    Your post seems to indicates different functional areas, so hopefully this has cleared up the issues. If not, please let us know.

    You are free to use any version you like- just know that no one has come forward to take up and maintain Auctioneer Classic and it will not be ported for use in WotLK.

    Best of luck,

    Nikk

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