The update is awesome, the AH debate is finally dead!
it unfortunately will never die as long as people want one
even if those people dont play(which i know many posting about it arent) they will still whine and troll about it(i do realize some people do really want one regardless and are playing, but lets face it, NOT gonna happen)
I play, and I've been a major proponent of getting an AH. I will say that the new ward search is nice. Its helped me find a few items I've needed in a very short period of time. I also believe that this would be a lot more effective if there were a lot more people involved (i.e. more people that played the game).
All that being said, I am not a crafter, and can not see myself ever attempting to make any sort of a profit trying to sell stuff in wards. It seems like too much of a hassle for me. I want to spend my time on the game having fun (or attempting to, by ranking up in preparation for actual content), not price checking and comparing to find market values, then strategically setting up my market to sell up to 2 item types (then moving the retainer to sell another item type once one has sold). For this reason, I'm still in favor of an AH. Buying in this game has become much more friendly, but selling seems like it is still horrible, although slightly
less so now.
well my comment about the trolls comes from the fact that alot of the names i see posting about "AH or the game sucks" have stated they quit muliple times, and how they are never coming back, but continue to post about wanting an AH....(and wanting everything else the game doesnt have, even some pretty rediculous stuff"
I myself, see this update as awesome though
I am a crafter, I also do all 8 crafts(if you cant tell by my sig) and I am making tons of stuff all the time
as far as crafters needing multiple wards to sell stuff? not really, youll have those who make weapons, thats 1 ward, those who make armor(which is usualy a certain type) thats 1 ward, and for the bric a brac type crafters, it still falls under 1-2 main types of stuff they sell, especialy when they make alot of it at a time so they may even need all their slots on a retainer to sell it(in which case if they do multiple sell items, they can sell all of 1 type, let it sell out then switch to the next item and so on, but also we have 2 retainers so that works that way too).
Id moreso like to hear about peoples experiences with it then "hypothetical" of what is going on, and alot of what i hear people saying they dont like it for, is all hypothetical.
the battlers i can understand having it a bit rougher with selling, but even then if they are truely farming a ton of mats, they will probly be able to fill most of their sell slots with those types and sit in at least 1 of the correct wards waiting for the more expensive stuff(which is what im guessing theyd want to sell first) stuff to go before moving