Glad you have time to be picky I don't. I do what I do, and I'm sure the rest goes with the others, because I lack time. Plain and simple. How? Oh IDK, maybe because I value my family life more than I do making sure a bunch of pixels are in an appropriate area. Please don't buy from me if you chose to be like that. I have a child, a husband, and some family members who are extremely ill...God forbid I have a few hours to actually play a video game >.>; and God forbid, I spend 30 minutes of that time to set up my retainer to PLEASE you, when the developers all along could have just installed an AH...God forbid...and here I was thinking that I was supposed to enjoy a video game...silly me...
Yes, they could have "just installed an AH".
The question is: do you understand why they didn't?
Personally, the only thing I don't like about this is the part where they're saying that they're going to indicate prices. I think that is bad. I say: do the listings, do the icons over retainers heads, those are great, people with little time can run in and hit the first marked retainer they see, get the item they need, and get out of the wards. People with more time can comparison shop and try to save a few gil. But just handing the RMTs the one thing they must have in order to function is a bad idea, just like a full-on AH would be.
Or perhaps, you are one of those people who have sooo little time to play, you also can't be bothered with spending time earning gil, so instead you pay an RMT for gil and help to wreck the in-game economy. That is, to the best of my knowledge, the #1 excuse given by gil/gold buyers. So maybe that is exactly what you want, and you don't give a **** how many other people get harmed as long as you get to have your gil on tap.
Yes I understand why they wish to do the ward system, and I really do commend them for trying to deal with the RMT, however, the ward system just isn't working well. I tried using it properly only to find that my items that I had just were not selling, until I put it in the first ward like everyone else.
And yes I am one of those people who do not have a lot of time, like I said earlier God forbid I actually care about my family and RL...hence why I'm fussing about having an AH...if I bought gil, I wouldn't care about the AH...I probably woudln't be participating in this thread...however I do care and value my time enough to fuss about not having one since the ward system for me and many others is just cumbersome.
I intend to address the problem of mixed sales by having multiple retainers. I'll keep one in the Lower Tailors Ward, one in the Tanners Ward and another in the Chirurgeons Ward. That way I cover all my main crafts for sales.
I do sympathise with people selling bric-a-brac though, since there's no 'miscellaneous' wards for mixed goods. It's a problem that definitely needs addressing, though I don't really have any workable suggestions as to how it can be done.
My husband and I are going to try this too once the search feature is set up...between he and I we have four retainers, so for the crafts we don't do, we are going to use one retainer and drop it in the proper ward, and the other retainers for other proper wards to see if it works...if not...back to the first ward -_-; I just prefer a AH...
digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
So. Instead of having a database with an interface where you search for an item, it lists them out, and you choose to buy a thing, and are able to post various things that are then able to be searched and sold, something extremely simple, shown so many times to work well, easy to just do and move on to making story and other new things, they
Add a system where you have to hire a guy, put stuff on it, but maybe only a certain type of stuff, or your stuff might not get searched, and then really hope that people stick them in the right room within a category, and then people have to go to an interface that then they search, and it'll point out a few guys than they then have to browse through and look at one price at a time
This is like if Toyota decided to make a new sports car, and instead of wheels, they made straw mats around a square block, and then since it didn't work they added some metal nails and bits of styrofoam and maybe a rope to pull it with, and then maybe some wooden planks around it, to make it slightly more round but you have to keep moving the planks in front of the car, ALL so they can just not make a wheel, because god forbid they just use what a bunch of other companies have used because it actually works well. No no, we can't do that.
The game is failing because this is the mindset they have had since the start. No we can't do the efficient straightforward way, we need to do all these weird extra arbitrary things to be unique special snowflakes. We'll take twice the time to do half the things just to be different, not to be better, but purely different.
Yes my thoughts exactly...however I hope it doesn't fail...I really hope this game isn't going in a failing direction because of this...I really enjoy this game, crappy economy or not...I will try and stick with it as long as my husband can tolerate it.