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World of Warcraft Guide

World of Warcraft Guide

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WorldOfWarcraftGuideCopyright©2006byMedwardz1
Auctions|Bags|Banking|Battlegrounds|Classes|DamageReduction|Death| Emotes|Events|Experience|GlossaryofTerms|GoldGuides|Instances|Items| KeyBinds|Macros|Mail|PowerLevelling|PvP|Quests|Races|Rest|Slash- Commands|Talents|Trainers|Transportation|ZoneLevels
 Auctions
TheeconomyplaysanimportantpartinWoW,playersareabletocollectitemsandthenplacethemupforauctionsothatotherplayerscanbidontheitems.AuctionHousesareavailableforthispurposeandgiveplayersthefacilitytosellitemsawayfromthetradechatchannels.
LinkedAuctionHouses
Asofpatch1.90(released3Jan2006)PlayersareabletobuyandsellgoodswithgreatereffectivenessusingtheLinkedAuctionHousesystem.AuctionHousesinOrgrimmar,Undercity,andThunderBluffwillnowsharethesamepoolofHordeplayer-createdauctions,andAllianceplayerswillfindthesametobetruewhenvisitingIronforge,StormwindCity,andDarnassusAuctionHouses.ThissystemhasbeenexpandedtosupporttheneutralAuctionHousesaswell.Tanaris,Everlook,andBootyBayarealllinkedforplayersofbothfactionstoaccess.Inaddition,the"LookingforGroup"and"Trade"channelshavebeenunifiedamongthecorrespondingcities,meaning,forexample,thatyoucantradeyourgoodsorlookforgroupsinIronforgewhileinStormwind.
FindinganItem
Therearenineauctionhouseslocatedintheworld:
 
Auctions
 
WorldOfWarcraftGuideCopyright©2006byMedwardz2
Orgrimmar,UndercityandThunderblufffortheHorde.Itemsplacedonanyofthesewillbeviewableontheothertwo.
Ironforge,StormwindandDarnassusfortheAlliance.Itemsplacedonanyofthesewillbeviewableontheothertwo.
NeutralauctionhousesusablebybothfactionsintheneutralGoblintownofGadgetzan(inTanaris),EverlookandBootybay.Ineachauctionhouse,theAuctioneer(s)appearsasanNPCcharacterstandingonraisedplatformssothattheyareeasilyseenandwhentalkedto,theauctioninterfaceopensonyourscreen.Theauctioninterfaceismadeupof3components.Thefirstsection,
Browse
,showsallavailableitemsforbiddingsortedbycategoryandsubcategories.Wheneachcategoryorsubcategoryisselected,afteryouclickthe"Search"button,itdisplaysalistofitemsontherightofthescreen.Playerscansearchforitemsineachcategorybyname,bymaxandminitemlevelorbyquality[
All,Poor,Common,Uncommon,RareandEpic
].Tomakeiteasytofinditemssuitableforyourcharacteryoucanalsohavethelistonlyshowitemsthatyourcharactercanuse[
UsableItems
].Whenyoufindtheitemyouarelookingforandthinkit'swithinyourbudgetoragooddeal,youcanhighlighttheitem,entertheamountyouwishtobid,andthenclick'bid'[bottomright].Thedefaultvalueshownisalreadytheminimumallowablebidabovethecurrentbid(about+5%).Eachitemhasalevel[youneedtobeequalorhighertouseit],aroughindicatorindicatinghowlonguntiltheauctioncloses(Short,Medium,Long,VeryLong),thenameoftheseller,thecurrentbidandthebuyoutpriceifoneisset.Iftheiconfortheitemisred,thenyouareunabletousethatitematthistimebutyoucanstillbidonitandwinanduseitwhenyoureachtherightlevel.Ifyouhitthe'
Buyout
'buttonyouautomaticallymatchthebuyoutpricesetbythesellerandwintheauctionimmediately.Thebuyoutpricesetbytheselleristhe"bidthisandtheitemisyoursrightnow"price.Donotworryaboutclickingonthe'Buyout'buttonaccidentallybecauseapopupboxwillappearonthescreenlistingthebuyoutpriceandaskingforconfirmation.Whenplayersbidonanitem,theamountisautomaticallydeductedfromtheirbackpackandheldbytheauctioneer.Theremainingtimeoftheauctionisextendedbyapproximatelyoneminute.
TrackingyourBids
Thesecondtabalongthebottomis
Bids
whichenablesyoutotrackitemsyouhavebidonallowingyoutocharttheauctionprogressforthedurationoftheauction.Onceanauctionexpirestheitemisautomaticallyremovedfromthelist.Shouldyoubeoutbidinanauction,youwillreceivenotificationoftheoutbidviathein-game
 
WorldOfWarcraftGuideCopyright©2006byMedwardz3mailbox(alongwithyourmoneyattached).Ifyouareonline,youwillalsoseeamessageflashacrossyourscreenandchatlogatthemomentyougetout-bidded.Ifyouareintheauctionhousewhileyougetoutbid,themoneyisreturneddirectlyintoyourpocketandnoin-gamemailissentsoyoucanre-bidimmediately.Ifyouareoutbidandwishtobidontheitemagain,youmusttravelbacktotheauctionhousetodoso.Thereisnoproxybidding.
Selling
Thethirdandfinaltab,called,
Auctions
showsalltheauctionsyouhavecreated[itemsyouareselling]tohelpyoutrackbiddingprogress.Itishereyoualsoaddyouritemstotheauctionsystem.Tocreateanauctionsimplyopenyourinventory/baganddragtheitemsintotheitemslotintheleftoftheAuctionsinterface.Hereyoucansetthepriceyouarelookingforbyclickinginthesmallboxesindicatedasgold,silverorbronzeandenteringyouramount.Belowthisisalsoaboxfora'buyoutprice'.Thisisapriceyoucansetandifabiddermeetsthispriceitwillautomaticallybesoldtothatbidder.Makingthispricetoohighwillalsomeanbidderswillnotbetemptedtobidthehigherbuyoutprice.Playersareencouragedtosetbuyoutpricessincemanypeopleoftenwantitemsimmediatelywhentheybidonthem,especiallytradegoodsandrawmaterials,andareoftenwillingtopayahigherpricetobuyitimmediatelyinsteadofwaitingfortheauctiontoexpire.Youcanhaveyourauctionrunfor2hours,8hoursor24hoursonly,nolonger.
SellingCharges
Sellinganitemdoescomeataprice,thereisafeethathastobepaidintothesystemtoplaceyourauction.Thefeedepositiscalculatedasapercentageoftheitem'svalueifsoldtoavendor.Thefeeisalso
moreexpensivethelongeryousettheduration
ofyoursalesoit'simportantyougetthebalancejustrightwhenputtinganitemupforauctionasyouwanttokeepthefeeaslowaspossible.Iftheitemissoldwithintheallottedtime,thesellerwillhavetheirfeedepositreturnedviathein-gamemailsystemalongwiththemoneyfromthebidderminusatransactionfee,whichisasmallpercentageoftheultimatesaleprice.Howeveriftheitemfailstosell,thesellerlosesthedepositfeewhiletheitemisreturnedbacktothesellerviathein-gamemailsystemforretrieval.Theitemwillremaininthemailboxforamaximumof30days.Ifyouareingamewhentheauctionexpires,amessagewillflashacrossthemiddleofyourscreensayingyourauctionhasbeensuccessfulorunsuccessful.
Item&WinningsRetrieval
Ifyouwinanauction,theitemisautomaticallysenttoyourin-gamemailboxforretrieval.Ifyouarethesellerandfailtoselltheitem,youritemissentbacktoyourin-gamemailboxforretrieval.Youcanthentryandselltheitemsagainattheauctionhouseorjustkeepthem.MailboxesarelocatedoutsideInnsandBanksandyoucan

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