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#1 Sep 23 2010 at 10:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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So I did some good bazaar picking this evening and I realized how stupid people on the Selbina server in LL are. Honestly, every retainer is jammed in the first ward...no one uses the other wards...for this reason, I believe if SE is to commit to this system they need to at least cap the amount of retainers allowed in a given ward. It would go a long way towards reducing lag and ultimately what SE intended anyway. Search function aside, the lag needs to be worked on here.
#2 Sep 23 2010 at 10:40 PM Rating: Good
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Chances are it's like that in most servers. I can only imagine what it will be like in a few weeks/months (if most don't get fed up and quit that is) when there are THOUSANDS of retainers up. A lot of people may even have multiple retainers! Did SE really think this through?

Once the search function gets implemented, and there's no way they can not do it, they may as well just scrap it for the AH. The lag will be crazy with hundreds of players + retainers!
#3 Sep 23 2010 at 11:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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RayneZ wrote:
I can only imagine what it will be like in a few weeks/months (if most don't get fed up and quit that is) when there are THOUSANDS of retainers up. A lot of people may even have multiple retainers! Did SE really think this through?


I don't think they did. I'm thinking they thought we'd be happy with a system like our mules parked out in Rolanberry. And, the retainers are a good idea, but extremely limited.
If they're aiming at more casual play, why do they think people will have hours to spend looking thru the retainers for the items they need to make a pair of boots. An AH is necessary.
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#4 Sep 23 2010 at 11:34 PM Rating: Good
They're going to make a centralized sales system or the game is going to die. Its that simple. What I mean is, I'm not too worried. They have to see the writing on the wall, right?

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#5 Sep 23 2010 at 11:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Of course everyone's going to jam themselves into the first ward. Everyone wants to be seen first. Who would bother sitting at the last ward thinking "eh, they'll eventually make it back here".
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#6 Sep 23 2010 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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I guess Square-Enix is leaning on us to get this system to work. Maybe they can give us a little help so we understand what was in their heads when they came up with it. I see that it has a lot of potential. Just it was implemented very vaguely.
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#7 Sep 25 2010 at 7:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Warlord Zalim wrote:
I guess Square-Enix is leaning on us to get this system to work. Maybe they can give us a little help so we understand what was in their heads when they came up with it. I see that it has a lot of potential. Just it was implemented very vaguely.


They could, but it would probably be in the form of a 5 minute video clip that zooms in on the chat log sporadically.
#8 Sep 25 2010 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
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Yes the ward system is not going to work until people become less retarded... The one thing I figure is the people who actually have something worth selling are most likely going to rent a shop. so those are all i check. Also, once I have my retainer set up I plan to have it's name and ward in my signature so atleast people in the zam community can see where it is and hopefully where it always will be..

The ward system only works if people aren't stupid... so basically... it will be a long time before it works. =/
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#9 Sep 25 2010 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah I stuck mine in the first ward too...why? cause with the amount of time it takes to browse through a ward, nobody is gonna go to the second. I don't blame people for this but I think eventually more of the others will fill up. Also FFXI origins is trying to start up a marketplace where you can browse for stuff and sellars.

What would be effective would be if either SE or the community decided to separate the wards off into armour/mats/food/weapons/crystals etc. Doubtful, but an idea.
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#10 Sep 25 2010 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I stuck mine in the first ward too...why? cause with the amount of time it takes to browse through a ward, nobody is gonna go to the second.


Wrong. I put my retainer in the third ward because I wanted her in the stall and that was the first ward with stalls available. In 12 hours she sold over 1000 gil of mostly random stuff.
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