Trade Manifesto

Void_Seer wrote:
The more believable reason they wont bother implementing an AH is because people currently use etc and GGG doesn't need to deal with upkeep and maintenance of one of the biggest parts of their game.

The alternative is the cost of implementing something that already exists (albeit in a horrible form) and be responsible for bug fixing etc when things inevitably go wrong.

All of the arguments against an AH are irrelevant when it's put in context that etc already exist and that trading already occurs.

The logical conclusion therefore is that despite overwhelming desire for a better user experience, GGG doesn't care and instead would prefer to continually release the same game mechanics over and over again with different coats of paint while strongly ignoring the major flaws in their game. :P

Chris's arguments against an AH are just fluff. I also think PoE as a whole has run away from GGG to the point they have no idea how to fix the flaws in this game (AKA one shot, poor flasks system, reliance on uniques, defenses etc) and will just ride it out till PoEs end. I'm pessimistic though. I wish Blizzard would do Diablo justice with D4, achieving success to the point it forces GGG to actually work on their game. But Blizzard haven't made a good game since 2003 so I'm not expecting anything to change for the better here haha!

yo dude, check this out first:

Turns out a better trading experience is already developed. Just not for us...
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On the trade market, we're experimenting with the opposite end of the trade spectrum, where it's very easy to complete trades but more difficult to find the exact item you're looking for. You can search broadly by a specific item class or type, but have to look through a lot of search results to find the one you want to make an offer on. This system intentionally makes the search process harder and the trade process easier, for quite a different trade experience. We're not planning to bring it to the international PC version of Path of Exile.

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People who are heavily engaged in trade perform fewer item upgrades to achieve their final build. They get there in fewer steps, because they can easily buy items that are close to what they need. Simply put, their character progression is more about trading than it is about getting items from monsters. We believe that it is more fun to slowly and iteratively upgrade a character over time and to have a longer journey to gear a character up. Knowing that a monster could drop something that improves your character is a great motivator for playing one more level!

Complitely wrong, the game is not about "getting items from monsters for your gear" at all!
Pls, play your own game more than 1 hour.
Last edited by IlluminatusII on Oct 23, 2020, 12:41:21 PM
Pls, play your own game more than 1 hour.
He did, and even got to Mud Plains - it was fun! Then he spawned tabula with console and did the same, and it was too easy. Ergo, getting stuff easy is bad.
Organic chemistry is a weird thing. If you add a spoon of shit to a barrel of jam you'll get a barrel of shit.
Last edited by Oblitus on Nov 18, 2020, 2:25:36 AM
As far as I am concerned any efforts to complicate and discourage botting are perfectly cool with me.

Botting and RMT culture has completely runied this game for me. SSF only from now on. It is specifically the trade culture... the gate keeping, the sniping of build upgrades via, and the "I got mine so eff you" mentality about this games player base is honestly the only thing keeping me from wanting to play the game. the trade economy is a showcase of the ugliest parts of capitalism and human nature... I hate it.
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2 BIG problems with your trade system:

1-> its bad to spend a map portal to going back to ho for trading.
2-> even worst to be 10 minutes sending pms to players and get no response.

Sometimes it gets me so mad about it that i just quit the game untill next day, even now i was trying to purchase some counter-thaumaturgy contracs and the first 30 pms had been ignored. I really like this game but the trade system and lack of joystic support makes me think if it worth my time and money(for the cosmetics).

Anyway if you are the people that let people in vacuum when they send trade porpouses, i wish u cancer.

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