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A Beginner's Guide to Eorzea (11/29/2010) - BazaarsFollow

#1 Nov 29 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
From the Lodestone http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=e752f2d11440e1efe5085cf80e921ab92461d5f6:

[Note - Full article has pictures which are not included here.]

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* This week's Q&A session seeks to assist newcomers to Eorzea by covering the basics of the bazaar system and how to go about selling and purchasing items.

Q: I'd like to try my hand at one of these so-called "bazaars." What are they, and how do I set one up?

A: Bazaars are small-scale, personal, mercantile endeavors that allow players to sell items in their inventory (Sell Item), offer payment to buy items they desire (Purchase Item), and seek out talented Disciples of the Hand to repair their damaged gear (Seek Repairs). In addition to those maintained by players, bazaars may also be set up and entrusted to retainer NPCs. Below we outline the step-by-step process of establishing a bazaar, covering each of the aforementioned three options. Further details on purchasing an item directly from another bazaar, as well as how to set up a retainer bazaar, will be covered in a future Topics post.

* Sell Item

Step 1
First, navigate to main menu » Inventory. From here, select the item to be sold, and then the Sell Item command.

Step 2
Select the quantity of the item to be sold.

Step 3
Select the manner in which the item is to be sold—in single units or in a set.

Unit Price: individual price for each item (Cost per unit)
Set Price: lump price for the all items together (Cost for a stack)

Note - Set Price cannot be selected when the item quantity is one.

Step 4
Set the sale price.

If Set Price was selected, the price input is the total cost for all of the items.

The tax levied on the sale of an item is determined when the price is set, and is automatically deducted when the item is sold. This means the final incoming gil amount will be the set sale prices minus the tax.

Note - Rates of taxation are reduced within market wards compared to other areas (basically anywhere outside of a Market Ward.)

Step 5
Once the quantity, method of sale, and price are decided, select Accept.


Items placed up for sale in this manner will be moved from a player's inventory to their bazaar. A bazaar may contain up to ten items at a time.

Putting an item up for sale in a bazaar will cause the bazaar icon (a little bag) to be displayed next to a player's display name.


* Purchase Item

Step 1
First, navigate to main menu » Inventory. From here, select the item to be purchased, and then the Purchase Item command.
* Only items already in a player's possession can be sought for purchase.

Step 2
Set the quantity of the item to be purchased.
* The sought quantity cannot exceed the quantity currently possessed by the player.

Step 3
Set the gil price or item reward to offer for the selected item and select Accept.

Seeking to purchase an item via the bazaar will move the offered gil or items from a player's inventory to their bazaar. The Purchase Item option requires two of a bazaar's ten slots.

* Seek Repairs

Step 1
First, navigate to main menu » Inventory. From here, select the item to be repaired, and then the Seek Repairs command.

* The Seek Repairs option cannot be selected for equipped or undamaged items.

Step 2
Set the gil price or item reward to offer to repair the selected item and select Accept.

Seeking to repair an item via the bazaar will move the offered gil or items from a player's inventory to their bazaar. The Seek Repairs option requires two of a bazaar's ten slots.



It definitely seems that SE are thinking about more new players coming in, if they are making guides about setting up a bazaar - this information and others before it will definitely help out those who are just getting started in Eorzea.


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#2 Nov 29 2010 at 12:04 PM Rating: Good
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GuiltyBoomerang wrote:

It definitely seems that SE are thinking about more new players coming in, if they are making guides about setting up a bazaar


But that is assuming that these "ask the devs" weren't made weeks/months in advance, which would be a logical action, especially for the guides discussing basic game mechanics that they don't plan to adjust.
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#3 Nov 29 2010 at 5:43 PM Rating: Good
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Player run bazaars = People AFKing all over the server = more lag(?), blocking building entrances, corridors, NPCs, aetherite camps (it's run run > stop [invisible/not loaded characters] all the time!).

Player run bazaars are a resurrected thing from the past of MMOs. It's an archaic system that worked good in some aspects, but was overall more tedious than any other.

Lineage 2 anyone? (loved the game, but this pic is just ridiculous): http://i52.tinypic.com/2eedf05.jpg

And L2 was 2003/2004, XIV is 6 years later, come on ;(
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