what they need to do it is bring FFXI's search/party menu back that thing was about as good as they come.
^^ Right there. Why mess with something that was good? While I understand the whole concept of XIV being 'different' from XI, I still can't help but feel they should have took some of the things from XI to be placed as (at least) an idea, then made into something better if possible.
Anyway, I frankly do miss having an Auction House as well. Since I've started using a retainer I haven't sold a single thing.
I don't craft (yet).(I don't want to start crafting until I have decent money saved up so I can buy materials and farm them as well)
I just farmed up some materials and tried to sell cheap like 70g for shards as an example. I haven't had a single buyer yet. Some things are good to sell to the NPC vendor but, I'm just not feeling the love.
What I'm hoping for is a big big big
change in the retainer system, or an AH that is tweaked to satisfy.
In either case, whatever they do decide to do,
I would like a fast, easy, efficient and less troublesome form of selling items to other players so I can spend more time doing what I want to do with the game that I will pay for each month D: Oh, and also eliminate the troublesome task of running around for hours trying to find said item for the buyers. :) Is that so much to ask?
I've come to find that the retainer system was a neat idea on paper. However, instead of just a little search house, we have massive retainer bodies some of which don't load up... which means people are missing them.
I don't want to have my 'income' based on this half-baked thing and leves. I'm patiently waiting for improvements and using leves for money for now.