9999 - common knowledge.
Pretty sure he's pointing out the part where you can only trade or bazaar 999 at a time, not that the cap is now 9,999.
Nevermind, just saw where he said he didn't know the new cap, even though his SS shows 1046/9999
But that was also in the patch:
Edited, Oct 17th 2010 1:04pm by Ilmoran
- The maximum numbers of crystals and shards each character and retainer is capable of carrying have been changed to 9,999.
* With the maximun numbers of crystals and shards that can be transferred at one time through trade and bazaar will remain as 999.