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Wow the Auction House is really having an effect

HelsaHelsa
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edited November 30, 2018 in General Chat
I'm on Alexina, which is regarded as the most populated server. Estimates are around 43% of the entire NA population. So any changes in selling should first show effects here. Since the Auction House went online a few months ago. Belfast channel one is almost a ghost town in terms of personal shops. Dunbarton channel one has the town square at much less than half what it used to be with few if any outside the west gate by the moon gate. Kiosks seem to be hanging on but are noticeably reduced in number. At this rate what will be the point of the old guild castles and neighborhoods?

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  • TNinjaTNinja
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    I still welcome it. It'd really save the computer environment, and people can now stop having their machine running on 24/7 just to sell some gems.
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  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    That's amazing considering that someone can have a total of 12 sales/purchases combined at any given time. Must be very liquid with high transaction volume on Alexina.
    I haven't been in Mari Belvast in a while, but Dunbarton shops are around the same. And I still open shops to get volume out.

    But AH is a good alternative to having to leave shops open 24/7 and the risks of lagout/logging off.
  • HelsaHelsa
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    edited November 30, 2018
    I forgot to mention the most dramatic thing. The housing market used to be hundreds of pages long now it's around 50.

    Don't get me wrong, I like AH.
    KensamaofmariJayy124
  • GTCvActiumGTCvActium
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    I get booted off frequently when I afk so I started using shops less and less. Plus Avalon raids are still a thing right now so being tethered to a ch is not ideal.
    pawcalypseKensamaofmari
  • AlshianAlshian
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    GTCvActium wrote: »
    I get booted off frequently when I afk so I started using shops less and less. Plus Avalon raids are still a thing right now so being tethered to a ch is not ideal.

    The times when i do not feel like raiding having a raid take place compared to not finding it in my channel during a different channel, i feel like ch6 and ch1 had frequent spawning when i am not in a raiding mood....
  • THICCthighssavelivesTHICCthighssavelives
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    edited December 1, 2018
    Good riddance to all that Belvast nonsense. >:D
    There should be ZERO reason to ever step foot on Belvast Island.

    edit* Ok ok, Belvast isn't that bad. I'm just overreacting because everything there is so spread apart, moongates included.
    Kensamaofmari
  • EraleaEralea
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    I know a guy who went on hiatus, came back, saw Belvast empty and proceeded to freak out.
    "Wow no one at Belv this game is DEAD everyone must have finally quit"

    I told him exactly how much of an overreacting dummy he was being and showed him where to find the AH.
    GretaKensamaofmari
  • YuoichiYuoichi
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    Lol i love surfing in ah ;DDDDD dunno why but I enjoy it
    BUT
    there are no shops in belvy which is bad in my oppinion
    Kensamaofmaripawcalypse
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    As always game needs balancing.
    Bronzebreak
  • HarukariHarukari
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    yay AH killed belvast and dunby shops, even though AH is pretty sluggish itself on ruairi.
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Yeah on Mari maybe 45% of usual capacity
  • DragoolfireDragoolfire
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    AH would be better if it wasn't so anonymous and if you could buy how many of an item you want instead of an all or nothing.
    THICCthighssavelivespawcalypseKensamaofmari
  • HelsaHelsa
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    AH would be better if it wasn't so anonymous and if you could buy how many of an item you want instead of an all or nothing.

    I like the second idea. But I like that it's anonymous, as it limits social engineering distorting the markets.
    KensamaofmariKingEphyPolicroma
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Helsa wrote: »
    AH would be better if it wasn't so anonymous and if you could buy how many of an item you want instead of an all or nothing.

    I like the second idea. But I like that it's anonymous, as it limits social engineering distorting the markets.

    Yes, would prefer to see that we get to choose an amount to buy so we only buy what we need instead of the entire lump of the listing.
  • RoxwellRoxwell
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    AH would be better if it wasn't so anonymous and if you could buy how many of an item you want instead of an all or nothing.

    But then the dead bee sellers secrets would all be revealed. : O
    Kensamaofmaripawcalypseroseangel
  • HelsaHelsa
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    Roxwell wrote: »
    AH would be better if it wasn't so anonymous and if you could buy how many of an item you want instead of an all or nothing.

    But then the dead bee sellers secrets would all be revealed. : O

    True but then the dead BUYERS aren't. :P
    Kensamaofmari