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#1 Sep 03 2010 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm finally in (it only took 3 days :P) but one thing i have noticed is the lack of an AH, have SE mentioned the implementaion of an AH in retail?
#2 Sep 03 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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No, but they did mention that they WONT have an auction house at retails and that it'll slowly make its way into the game - they have some plan for the economy, we just gotta wait and see how it works out. There is a market ward which btw was a very successful way of doing things in Ragnarok online (it didn't have an AH and it worked fine) i guess they're going for something like that to start out and who knows what happens next.
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#3 Sep 03 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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they have said there will not be an AH at release, but that they may think about adding one if its needed. Right now they're pretty into the retainer idea.
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#4 Sep 03 2010 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
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retainers can be cool but they need work with it if they want it to happen. If they put an ah in from the get go, retainers would be ignored pretty much instantly. I am interested int he idea and willing to work with it, I hope they can iron it out to be an interesting/different system.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2010 2:23pm by Silverwyrm
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#5 Sep 03 2010 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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They now have market wards. I noticed though that if you stand in the center, you can select just about all of the bazaars in the room without having to run to each one. While this speeds up the process a little, I still wish there was an easier way :(
#6 Sep 03 2010 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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They never said that there would be an AH for sure. They said they've thought about implementing one, and that IF they do it will be after release.

However, they have stated that they will be adding a search function to the Market Wards at some point. Hopefully that's there at launch. I think if they add a search function there would be no need for an AH.
#7 Sep 03 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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They dont need an AH if they just implemented a way to search through retainers for a specific item!
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#8 Sep 03 2010 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
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1000 gil says SE will put the auction house in in the first major update.
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#9 Sep 03 2010 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Regarding auctionhouses:

Regarding Final Fantasy XIV and the market system is something we would like to consider the equivalent to the auction house we had in Final Fantasy XI. Only that you'll also be able to fix your equipment and things like that. It is something we really want people to enjoy. Also after the release of the game we will see how it goes and for example find out what kind of search options players will want and need and improve the situation. We don't really want to introduce the auctionhouse from the beginning because that is going to determine the economy system. So we want to improve it slowly and adjust it accordingly.


Source: http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/11066-gamescom-2010-coverage/
#10 Sep 03 2010 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Oenos wrote:
1000 gil says SE will put the auction house in in the first major update.


I'll take that bet and say that it won't be until after the CE release. :)
#11 Sep 03 2010 at 1:06 PM Rating: Good
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I meant first update after release, lol.
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#12 Sep 03 2010 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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1000 gil says SE will put the auction house in in the first major update.


I would be more willing to bet that they won't introduce one and that the Market Ward will just be greatly redefined as time goes on.
#13 Sep 03 2010 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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They clearly want the Market Ward to be the hub of activity. The problem is that it can take about 15 minutes for everyone to appear. In conjested markets some retainers may never appear.

The search system needs to also be able to make a potential seller have priority on the displayed characters models list. Who knows how its prioritizes people now. Randomly?

I remember thinking that sending someone a /tell in FFXI (or a party invite) should automatically make them appear.
#14 Sep 03 2010 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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RufuSwho wrote:
The problem is that it can take about 15 minutes for everyone to appear. In conjested markets some retainers may never appear.


That's why there are like, what, 6 market districts, in each city...? I think that won't be an issue.
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