NOTE: Looking for help on something that's been bugging me since I started the whole AH thing. The way I keep track of what I have is by using altoholic to add to an item's tool-tip how many of those that I own. When I'm going through my trade skill window I can see how many of each I have. The problem is that this doesn't work with enchanted scrolls since they're counted as spells in the skill window. Does anybody know of an easy way to do this with enchanting? Like when I mouse over an enchanting skill's toop-tip it tells me how many of that enchant I have on a scroll. A giant box of cookies if you know how!
Alright I've officially got my addon situation sorted out, but the daily process/method still has work being done. That won't likely be set in stone until I'm back working in all the markets again. Good news is I'm using the same ones as before without much change needed at all. All of the developers have done a great job in keeping them up to date with all the old functions (and a few new ones I'm still discovering). Most importantly, all of the abilities they give relating to playing the AH remain. So here's my run down of all the tech I'm using complete with curse.com links and a description of how each one works.
Zero Auctions: The quintessential auction post/cancel addOn is still around. If you're familiar with Quick Auctions then you already know everything about this one. But if you're not the short and simple version of it is this lets you set price thresholds for selling any item you want. It will also scan all of your auctions and cancel any that you've been undercut on and can post all that you have in your bags in moments. I could not possibly live without this one. If you're new to it you can find my original Quick Auctions set up guide here.
Altoholic: This is a great tool to have when you need to buy tons of different materials but can't remember how many you already have. The simple thing that I use this addOn for is to see what I have already in the guild bank, other toons, on the AH on which toon and in my bags. Different server? No problem. Different guilds or factions? Still not a problem. Coolest part is that you can even search everybody's stuff including banks, guild banks, profession CD's etc.
By search I mean like google style, just type it in and you can see who has it. So if you can't remember who you gave that odd random mini pet to you can find out. You also get notifications in your chat box when something like an alchemy xmute CD is about to be finished. Very important.
Mail Opener: It does exactly what you'd think it does, it opens the mail for you. But it's more than just simply saving you a click here and there, no it will open ALL of the mail for you. And the best part is you can tell it to keep doing it so you can collect all 400 mail you have while you're afk. The only problem is the 50 mail cap on the mail box, but you can avoid this by either waiting 60 seconds or reloading your UI and starting it again. More on that later.
Auctioneer: The once and great king of AH addOns. These days the main thing I use it for is the ability to sort listed auctions how I want be it by price, item level, etc. It also has the 1 click bid, buy out, and cancel function which is amazing. Lastly it has the appraiser tab which works like ZA does but requires more attention spent on each item being sold. This is perfect for things that have a constantly changing market value and need some extra hands on time. While this one isn't essential to the AH baron, it's still a great tool to save some time here and there for sure.
Bagnon: This one is just my personal preference here. It was also the first addOn that I ever installed way back when. It just combines all of your bags, both personal and bank, into a single window. And it also adds to an item's tool tip how many you have, on what toon, and if they're in their bank or not just like altoholic does. The only feature it's missing is telling you what's in the guild bank. If it had that then I wouldn't need altoholic. Suffice to say if you don't like having to sort through 5 bags this is perfect for you.
Postal: Works with mailOpener for the auto collect feature among other things like choosing what kind of mail you want to collect, like only sold auctions or collect all canceled auctions. Very nifty.
/console reloadui Does what it says and reloads your UI. This is what you want to hit to "refresh" your mail box if you're having to collect more than 50 mails at once. Get the first 50, hit this, then repeat.
/click StaticPopup1Button1 This is the macro you use to hit the confirm box on the AH when posting auctions since you now have to actually hit a button instead of afk posting 1000 auctions. I bound this to Control+Mouse wheel up/down. So when posting auctions I just hold down the control button and scroll the wheel up and down a bunch and this takes care of it.
/run local i=1;local n=1;while n ~= nil do n=GetAuctionItemInfo("owner",i);if n~=nil and strfind(n,"^Glyph of") then CancelAuction(i) end i=i+1 end
The classic cancel all of my glyphs macro. I haven't personally tested this with cata, but I don't see why it won't work. You can also change this to cancel any broad group of auctions like flasks or enchanted scrolls. Just change where it says "Glyph of" and replace that with "Scroll of enchant" or whatever you need done.
Ok I think that sums it all up. An AH baron is only as good as their methods and tools. These are just the essentials and recommended addOns so don't go thinking that these are the only ones worthwhile as there are dozens out there to check out. There's plenty of people that recommend ones like auctionator or auction lite, though I haven't had the time to try them out and learn them personally. As always find out what works best for you and your methods.
This blog is about discovering all of the ways to make money in Rift. There are no cheats, hacks, or exploits used in any of my methods.
After amassing a 2 million gold fortune in wow I decided to come over to Rift and see how well I can do there. It is my belief that the game does not matter as much as the methods used and mine have already been proven to work and work well.