Hey folks. I'm proud to share with you a new web app that I've been working on for the past 5 weeks: Oribos Exchange
. It's a new take on auction house pricing stats using a familiar (ahem) UI, a responsive layout, and modern technologies throughout.
Its UI and operation are obviously based on the current in-game auction house UI. Since I'm not really a front-end guy, working from an existing design and being confident that folks would be familiar with it was a big help.
Here's an example screenshot of searching for all bags.
The UI is augmented with pricing charts and some extra data here and there. Here's the 2-week pricing history for Netherweave Bags.
You hover over the chart to show a tooltip for the values at that point in time.
Oribos Exchange has some capabilities with which other auction house sites struggle. For example, it's fully aware of item levels and item suffixes, and handles their pricing just like how it works in-game. Here's a list of cloth chest items with various levels and suffixes
. Once you're looking at a specific item, you can hover over a price in the auction panel to the right to see the full tooltip with all bonuses and optional reagents applied. Here's a Shadowlace Mantle with crit and haste.
Plus, of course, it handles the crafted legendary item levels without issue
However, sometimes you don't care about the item versions, since you're shopping for transmog and you just want the cheapest thing regardless of level or suffix. No problem. Visit the Filter options, and check "Ignore Varieties" to get the list of items with those attributes grouped together.
Here's a screenshot of how that looks.
You might have noticed a few other interesting options in there. You can filter by expansion, so your searches will only return Shadowlands items, for example
. This is really handy when you're browsing categories. Another fun filter is Only Below Vendor Price,
which shows auctions which are posted for prices under the vendor sell price. And yes, its vendor sell prices are accurate. Finally, there's the Include Out-of-Stock filter
, to show search results for items currently at zero quantity. This is checked by default and helps you find prices for things which may not be posted right now.
Last, some odds and ends. Commodities include a "Bulk Pricing" section to help you determine how much you'd pay for a given quantity of the item. It works similar to the same control in-game. We also show the current prices and quantities from other realms in your region. Connected realms are hidden by default to hide duplicate rows, but you can check it if you're looking for a specific realm name. Here's a screenshot of both those features.
Battle pets are supported, too, but priced separately by breed
. You can use the "Ignore Varieties" filter to ignore breed if you want. Battle pet tooltips include level and stats
to give you more details on specific auctions.
One more thing: There's a favorites system
, just like in-game, so you can build out your list of important items. It works a little different to in-game in that it's restricted to the currently selected categories, filters, and search text. Think of it as working exactly like the search button, except with the extra restriction of only showing your favorites. Because that's what it does. If that's not useful in practice, I'm open to making it work more like in-game (which ignores categories and filters) but give it a shot.
After some frustrations with TUJ after the Shadowlands update, which I already shared with my patrons
, I wanted to start something new with simpler, more accurate pricing, and reflecting the direction the auction house has taken compared to how it was back when TUJ started over a decade ago. TUJ will stick around, and it will have some capabilities (over 2-week history, market notifications, 15% percentile market pricing) and some drawbacks (stepped weapon/armor item level pricing) which I don't plan to bring to Oribos Exchange. If things go well, I'll probably add localization to Oribos Exchange next, along with maybe some professions-related info? We'll see. I look forward to your feedback in this thread, and on Twitter in the future
One more link for those in the back: Oribos Exchange