Tuesday, January 12, 2010

AH tools

Today will be a shortish post about what addons I use and any important macros. There aren't many and the explanations are rather simple, so just about anybody should be able to grasp the use of them. First, addons!

  1. Auctioneer, your bread and butter. gives you the pricing of everything, appraiser tab lets you afk post large amounts of items while automatically setting the under cut amounts and threshold prices.

  2. Lil sparky's workshop gives you the auctioneer data in your profession skill window. This is amazing if your crafting toon isn't the one you post auctions with.

  3. Postal is used to gather your mail all at once. For those with a lower ping and decent computer, check out this link on how to speed up your mail retrival (by Tella) and how to let you get all your mail while afk (by Zero)

  4. Quick auction 3 very amazing tool for posting mass amounts of auctions of a single group such as glyphs, monarch topaz, herbs, ore, and so forth. extremely fast.

Now the macros, first is the cancel all macro.

/run local i=1;local n=1;while n ~= nil do n=GetAuctionItemInfo("owner",i);if n~=nil and strfind(n,"^Scroll of Enchant") then CancelAuction(i) end i=i+1 end

This one will cancel every scroll of enchantment you have on auction, all you need to do is be at the AH, hit it, then go afk while they all return to your mail box. In the macro where it says "^Scroll of Enchant" you can replace this with any group of items you have a large amount of that have the same word in them. For example you could change it to "Glyph of" to cancel all glyphs, or Forest Emerald to cancel every forest emerald you have up. Very useful forwhen everything you own was undercut and you want to re list them all or if you just re filled your stock and want to keep all auctions set to expire at the same time.

Next is the command to help get mail faster. With the link I mentioned above you can let it go while you're afk, but I find that doing it manually is infinitely faster. The problem is your mail box only holds 50 mails at once and it takes a full 60 seconds for new ones to come in after you first open it. If you collect it all nice and fast with postal, hit the macro

/console reloadui

and you'll do just that, reload your user interface, and voila, full mail box. This cuts about 40 seconds of time out of each collection, but you can't go afk for it. But the faster you can reload your UI the more worth it to stay there this becomes.

Lastly are my two 'grinding' macros. I use these for when I have a ton of saronite or flowers to prospect/mill. It takes away the click, move mouse, click bit into one button. Very good for when you're reading the news online or a book in your hands. Sure you're on game, but you're not exactly IN game.

For prospecting use:

/cast prospecting
/use saronite ore

For milling use:

/cast milling
/use Icethorn
/use Goldclover
/use Tiger Lily
/use Deadnettle
/use Adder's Tongue
/use Talandra's Rose
/use Lichbloom
/use Fire Leaf

Note on the milling macro, if you have 1 single tiger lilly in your first bag spot, and a full stack after it, you'll have to put the single into your bank (or any stack that isn't a multiple of 5) because it will use the first flower you list in the macro in the first bag slot it appears in. Give it a shot and you'll see what I mean. It will also try to mill the herbs in your pack in the order they're listed in the macro. So the one listed will first mill all of your icethorns, then mill your goldclovers and so forth.

AH giggle of the day
I'll let this image and this npc speak for itself. Breanni

Lesson learned: Spending 3 minutes on wowhead can save you up to 100 gold or more on silly AH prices!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Great suggestions! One note: after you cancel scrolls, etc., you don't need to go afk. As soon as you see the first cancel message, you can close the auction house window and start running to the mail box. (I say "running" because you won't be able to cast anything like a mount.) The cancels will continue.

    When you get to the mail box, I find that the auctions might not appear right away. Again, your great reloadui suggestion fixes that quickly.