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Market: Lets Make a Trading Website?Follow

#1 Oct 04 2010 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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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?
#2 Oct 04 2010 at 1:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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#3 Oct 04 2010 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Great! Wish I knew about this earlier!
#4 Oct 04 2010 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks so much for posting the Link for this. It HELPS so MUCH!!!!!!!!!
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#5 Oct 04 2010 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Great! Wish I knew about this earlier!
#6 Oct 04 2010 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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It's still a Beta too, item search bringing up the items in bazaar would be awesome
#7 Oct 04 2010 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
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It does bring up items in peoples bazaar. Search for Bronze Hatchet and it will show a list of all Characters and Retainers currently selling and for how much. As well as showed the people who are seeking and what they are willing to pay. Its not automated, you have to set your bazaar and seeking items yourself. But what a massive help this is. Already have found a number of items i was looking for thanks to this.
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Jasmine Otogi - Rabanster - Ul'Dah
22BNT ~ 18MRD ~ 16CRP ~ 13BSM ~ 10PUG ~ 8MIN ~ 8GSM ~ 5ARM
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Otogi - Siren Server (FFXI) Retired
75DRG ~ 75BLU ~ 75SAM
#8 Oct 04 2010 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
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Can we get this topic stickied or have ZAM make more people aware? This will be a huge help until there is a in game function that does so.

The more people that know about it and use it the better it will be.
spread the word people spread the gospel!!!!
#9 Oct 04 2010 at 3:36 PM Rating: Good
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Another good resource is > http://ffxiv.yg.com/

It's similar in features to the ffxivpro but offers a more graphical interface. Just another option!

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