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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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  • #1413

    I reverted to 3117 to get rid of the new status bar and the game freezing every time i hit refresh on the appraiser page and searched for anything on the browse tab. Beancounter does not want to load now because its database was created with a newer version, can i just update beancounter to the newest version without updating the rest?

    *edit* ok well tried this myself and have had no problems so far

  • #1419

    Verbena9,

    Sorry, that is Atlas making a bad call, you will have to take that up with the Atlas developer.

    Should they need help debugging, we will help if possible, have them visit the IRC channel accessed via the main menu at http://AuctioneerAddOn.Com .

    Best of luck,

    Nikk

  • #1415

    Date: 2008-07-24 21:35:36
    ID: 63
    Error occured in: Stubby
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: Original call failed while running hooks: GameTooltip.SetText
    1 : Usage: GameTooltip:SetText("text" [, color])
    Debug:
    (tail call): ?
    Atlas\AtlasButton.lua:82: AtlasButton_OnEnter()
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:1
    AddOns:
    Atlas, v1.12.0
    AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.12.0
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    AtlasFlightPaths, v1.12.0
    AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.12.0
    AtlasLoot, vAtlasLoot Enhanced v4.06.01
    AucAdvanced, v5.0.PRE.3262
    AucFilterBasic, v5.0.PRE.3262 (BillyGoat)
    AucScanData, v1.0
    AucStatClassic, v5.0.PRE.3262 (BillyGoat)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.0.PRE.3262 (BillyGoat)
    AucStatSimple, v5.0.PRE.3262 (BillyGoat)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.0.PRE.3262 (BillyGoat)
    Auctioneer, v5.0.PRE.3262
    BeanCounter, v5.0.PRE.3262 (BillyGoat)
    BonusScanner, v3.5
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    DruidStats, v1.0.3
    Enchantrix, v5.0.PRE.3262
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.0.PRE.3262 (BillyGoat)
    EnhTooltip, v5.0.PRE.3262
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    Ace2
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  • #1422

    Epileptick,

    Actually undercutting was one of the very first things included with Advanced, first go to the main configuration page. Access that by the "Configure" button along the top of the Appraiser window or the "coin stack" icon on the SlideBar.

    Once there, on the main options section look for a drop down box entitled Matcher Order, or something very close to that- no client to check right this second, make sure that is set to BeanCount then UnderCut. For some good info, check out RockSlice's comments on the main site, here: http://forums.norganna.org/discussion/7277/ .

    Now, look at the section headings and select "Matchers" that is where you can fiddle with the Undercutting- set that to your liking. Once done go back to the Appraiser window and look in the upper right of the pricing section- simply click that checkbox and you will be set, that item will then use "Matching" in your case Matcher: Undercut to do what you want.

    Once you have all of the settings to your liking, as you select an item, the right hand section of Appraiser shows the price per stack and a bunch of other information, included in that information is how Undercut has changed the price, et cetera.

    On to the second question- You just need to enable the Outlier filter. That is found within the configuration under the Filter section. There is a post over on the main forum about setting up Outlier and a bit more to help guide you through the process of dealing with such loverly people.
    Post Four of http://forums.norganna.org/discussion/7416/

    Any other questions, do not hesitate to ask.

    Also, is there anything that you think needs to be changed, that you think is redundant, or that is needed within Advanced?

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1420

    Hey guys, just wanted to first say this is one of the best addons any game has ever seen. This may sound a little over the top but this addon actually plays a huge part of why I still play this game after so many years. Thank you! :)

    I have a question. Things have been changing in Auctioneer a lot in the past few years and I love every change except I don't know how to set 1 option I used to set:

    When I put an item to sell in Appriaser is there a way to have it either?:

    A. Undercut the lowest price currently in the AH by a set value
    or
    B. Undercut the lowest reasonable price (like yellow range for example) in AH by a set value

    I don't think this is an option in the appraiser and I think you're going to tell me I have to use Auctioneer Classic. But I have grown extremely accustomed to all the other great features of Advanced and the appraiser especially. If this isn't an option you can teach me to use, can you PLEASE add this as an option. Both A, and B please.

    Also I'm really sick and tired of doing a scan and seeing that being of some jackass there is an average buyout on an item that should be 3 gold - now 10000000 gold because they posted a bunch for a ridiculous price. Is there a way to filter this kind of thing?

    Again thank you so much for what you guys have done for the game. You have changed an "okay" game into an incredible game. I don't feel I should have to go into detail....for all you people that don't agree with me - the reason is because you are lazy. Not stupid, just lazy.

    - Epileptick
    epileptick@hotmail.com

  • #1449

    Did so!

  • #1445

    ElrickEnonimis,

    Please post over at the main boards, be sure to bring a couple of Screen Shots depicting this text, and include the fact that you have already diverted the Auctioneer output according to the FAQ's instructions.

    After you have a take a few Screen Shots, they can be found in the ..\WorldofWarcraft\ScreenShots folder, simply upload them to http://Up.Norganna.Org and then include the assigned URL in your help request post.

    Sounds as if there could be something interfering, since once you set that output, the only things relating to auctions you should see are the system messages that have nothing to do with Auctioneer- such as when a posted item is sold.

    Best of luck,

    Nikk

  • #1429

    Thing is, no matter if I set the p[ost scan summary off, and even divert to a diff channel, after posting an auction (or simply refreshing) I get lines and lines of junk in my general chat, all green lettering, can't see guild chat without squinting, it's a pain.

  • #1424

    GobbleDiGook,

    To stop of modify the End of Scan Summary, review the content of FAQ question 15 over at the Main Site.

    Happy Auctioneering,

    Nikk

    Edit: changed Markup so that URL would be properly interpreted by the client machine.

  • #1423

    Is there a way of stopping Auctioneer from outputting to the chat window?

  • #1428

    AnimeSpara,

    We appreciate the kind words, do you have any suggestions that would make your experience up to the five-star level?

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1425

    This is a very good Addon 4 stars!

  • #1427

    NeverLift,

    What modules did you have to disable?

    Note, also, that this version we post at these secondary sites is the "Full Suite" that consists of a tandem load of Auctioneer Classic and Advanced. The main reason is to make updating more simple for folks who run both versions as they become accustomed to Auctioneer Advanced.

    We highly recommend that folks become used to Advanced as that is the only version that will be ported for use with Wrath of the Lich King. Our team is stretched thin, not only ensuring compatibility, but also creating "skins" so that our Classic users will feel a bit more at home in the Advanced world. Obviously, we can only do so much with the resources we have- should someone come along who is willing to take on the Herculean task of porting and maintaining Auctioneer Classic, as part of the team or alone, we will do what we can to help but thus far, no one has come forward.

    Folks who adamantly do not want Advanced can disable the "Auc-Advanced" entry in the WoW Addons Manager. Similarly, those who have made the switch to Advanced can disable the "Auctioneer" entry in the WoW Addons manager. Again, we have been clear that Classic's era is coming to an end and there are those of us who will miss some things but, as with the change from version one to two, two to three, three to four, this change from four to five sees many improvements that we trust our users will enjoy. After all, nearly every change is to accommodate requests made by our users!

    So, please let us know what all you disabled, et cetera. Actually, in-game you can run the following command, then copy and post the full error Swatter provides here:

    /run foo ( )

    Thank you,

    Nikk

  • #1426

    I had to uncheck some stuff from these new versions, other wise Auctioneer was scanning the auction house nonstop when I was just looking at stuff and it would cause my game to pause, also these newer versions of Auctioneer seem to have introduced a serious freeze/pause after a scan of the auction house.
    The feeze/pause last 5-20sec sometimes and always happens when the scanning bar is at the halfway point.

    This is on winXP Pro sp2 all latest updates.

    Edit:
    I'm not talking about the usual pause you get when the auction house scan finishes... and the stuff shows up in the trade chat.
    After that the scanning bar appears again and then at the half point of the scanning bar a serious long pause happens.
    This never has happened to me with older versions of Auctioneer.

  • #1431

    Tequima,

    Indeed- and there is more than that. Until the new Curse is released, editing the install instructions likely will not happen, that is why we point to our site for up-to-date Installation Guide.

    Thank you for pointing that out, we will update them here once they are accessible once more.

    Nikk

    Edit: Cannot wait for the new site!! In the mean time, have updated the very beginning of the "About" section, above, with links to the Forums, the FAQ, and the Installation Guides.

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