I am aware that SQEnix will be rolling out categorized Market Wards for each item type and some search functionality, but I wanted to start a discussion on the feasibility of making a fan-built FFXIV market coordinating website. Or is there already one?
To ZAM Admins: Does ZAM have any plans to develop something like this on this website? That'd be awesome since there is already so much item data here already.
To everyone else:
The FFXIV interface is already quite slow, even if Retainer Search was implemented and specific market wards set up I wonder how thorough the retainer search will be, it will have specific item search, I wonder if it will compare prices etc... Like the old AH in FFXI.
I'm an experienced UI Developer with a full-time position, and if anyone else is thinking, hey we could make something better reply away. Some features I am thinking.
1. Update your retainer location/items/prices
2. Item cross linking to compare prices
3. WTB/WTS trade setup, allow people to search WTS listings and request a trade time/location.
4. Retainer/character rating eBay style - allow good sellers to accumulate points and use those points to make featured WTS ads etc
The main reason I'd like such a system is that a lot of the time I'm away from the game, or at work. It'd be great to browse items, find the items I want thru a web browser, arrange trades and then go home open the game and pick up my items =)
Plus do u remember in FFXI that b4 u listed an item u had to find out the current price, and the FFXI interface was pretty slow too, I hated this. Why not find a ballpark price on ur dual screen and use that?