They want to see how the retainer system works.
AH please. :\
Should be kinda obvious that you have a bad system when you have to eliminate alternatives just to get people to use it. Edited, Sep 7th 2010 11:23am by bsphil
Idk, people are stubborn concerning change. For instance, the keyboards we use are horribly inefficient (if you notice all the most used keys are separate and off to the sides)but if someone introduced a more efficient keyboard people probably wont use it because they got used to the current one.
The developers want to force a new system in hopes of changing how buying and selling works in MMO's but they were also smart enough to know that they may need to change back to a regular AH down the road.
While I agree with the idea that people don't change unless you force them to, the way I see it the retainer system is a step (or 3) back. I played MMOs before Auction Houses. It was ****** and complicated.
Replacing the AH with a bunch of individual vendors is the equivalent of saying "the keyboard is complicated and flawed. Let's get rid of it and instead force people to type with their mouse." Just because something is flawed doesn't mean you should scrap it entirely. It's just the wrong attitude.
P.S., I reminded myself of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv6QYcA
"So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear,
Farewell remorse; all good to me is lost.
Evil, be thou my good."
-John Milton, Paradise Lost
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