The Auction HouseFebruary 27, 2012 at 9:58 am | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 18 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
This image from this video (at about the 9 minute mark) has been floating around various sites. It is our first look, as far as I or others can tell, of the auction house.
As you can see the UI is dominated by various categories of items. These categories essentially lay out what is going on in trade. Interestingly most of the visible items appear to be crafting items with few exceptions. Of note is the grumble cake, which I assume is some sort of consumable.
Of course a beta event is hardly an indicator of long term use of the auction house but it is intriguing nonetheless.
And of course much has been promised of the auction house.
Here you can see that at least one person has been able to post that they want 98 piles of glittering dust, also a crafting item and a nice throwback to the original Guild Wars.
Buying and selling appear to take up the first two tabs of the interface leaving another two tabs. What those function as is up for debate, but one might expect this would be where you place orders to buy things.
The UI generally seems more simplified than other games. We don’t get to see the filters for search but we do get to see a few options for selling. Matching your lowest competitor or selling to the highest buyer. That seems much more user friendly than some games I’ve played.
I am left with some questions. What is that 4th tab for? The UI is suggestive but I’m not speculating this time. What does the diamond represent? Why is there a diamond in the lower left corner of the UI? Zero what? If I didn’t know any better…
And finally they seem to have ditched the moniker “The Marketplace”. If it were still in use they would not have “Trading Post” in big letters at the top of the UI. Why on earth they haven’t just used Auction House I don’t know.
Example of a completely useless conversation.
“Trading Post? What’s that?”
“It’s the auction house.”
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