its funny only crafters are the one complaining about the item search now showing prices.
Why only crafters? Wouldn't anyone, regardless of class, be angry to be misinformed by leaving out important info, ex: better items at good prices?
if someone is willing to take 5 min they can see if their is a + item for sell. but if they just want a regular item then your still SOL. the wards are still being worked on and this is just one of the patches for them. i'm sure in the furture they will show + items for sell.
I agree that if buyers spend 5mins to browse, they might find HQs at good prices. But even with the old item search system, players were still frustrated where buyers weren't browsing to the point that a lot sellers quit or didn't bother selling, to the point where there are enough complaints for SE to seriously consider the implementation of an AH. And now the wards pretty much function as an AH where NQ and HQ items are lumped together and the lowest priced item sells first regardless of quality.
I also agree that things will be fixed in the future. But how many players are willing to wait for the "future"? Those who quit since the release could have waited for that future, especially since its free to play so its free-to-wait.
EDIT: I don't agree with the OP's tone, and would like to point out to the OP that the development team is exactly the same. It's management that has changed.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to have a malicious tone. The part of my post which contained f-word was quoted from an actual player who was shouting in the wards. However, the comment about the dev team was all mine. I'm frustrated when I see how SE designs updates without considering the consequences. They were the ones who stressed item quality by dividing them into NQ, +1, +2, and +3s. How could they overlook such a simple consequence?
Overall, I think SE implemented great updates. However, they simply need to take a little time to test the system before it goes live.
I really didn't want to reply to you since I blacklisted you on Wutai in Uldah when you shouted, "Japanese pay 100% pay price, Americans 150% and Germans 50% off!" It might have been a joke, but I really hate racist jokes.