Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
It will be interesting to see how the search feature possibly changes this. I do tend to agree though. Just NPC that marmot meat, people.
I go one better, actually.
Until they get the retainers and market system up to snuff, I NPC everything but crystals/shards.
Those I only sell on my bazaar while I'm playing.
Lot of good stuff I could have sold for good gil. But not wanting to mess with the hassle of the current system along with my utter refusal to leave my PC on all day/night just to sell crap from my bazaar AFK has made me decide the most efficient and expedient way of clearing my inventory is to simply vendor everything so I can get back to the game.
I agree it could use some improvement, but it's really not as god awful as you're making it out to be. If you have an item/items that actually sell well (mind you, they sell well... People, you still need to know what the going price of an item is, or whether it's in demand, the only thing that's slightly harder to figure out is the going price, and there are enough websites to help you with that) and you place them up in the proper ward for a decent price, you're going to move that product.
It doesn't actually take any longer to run to the market ward and place the items on sale on your retainer than it would to place them on sale on an Auction House, on the Auction House they might sell marginally faster, but you are being saved from the incessant undercutting. This post isn't about Auction House vs Market Wards though, I don't care if you wanted a croissant for breakfast, we all got cereal, nothings going to change that, especially not you taking a **** in it.