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Trading sucks so hard in this game that there are undoubtedly many players who ignore trading as much as possible. These players might sell the 50+ platinum drops when they find them, but everything else gets kept in their inventory or turned into ducats. If there was an easy way to sell gear, some number of these players would take advantage of that.

 

I use warframe.market to sell this kind of stuff. There's no way I'm wasting time spamming trade chat with mods that sell for 2-5 platinum, but I can easily sell a dozen of these in a day through the site. If you take that convenience and roll it into the actual game so that everyone knows it exists and can access it super easily, there's just no way it won't massively boost the amount of items that are put up for sale.

 

I see this as a fantastic thing, but there are plenty of people who think the opposite. Typically these are people who equate something changing with something being ruined. There's not much you can do to argue with flawed thinking like that. There are valid arguments against the effects an auction house will have, though. You just have to decide whether the perceived negatives (lower prices, higher availability of items, etc.) are actually negatives to you. I tend to see those perceived negatives as positives.

Like you yourself pointed, you dont want to sell cheap as F*** stuff. You think how much price on 5p stuff can drop, surely it wont drop below 1p per ducat fodder which is already a thing on trading.

 

Then really, so many things outright require plat to be gotten in reasonable amount of time that nearly everyone needs to trade.

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Like you yourself pointed, you dont want to sell cheap as F*** stuff.

 

You somehow completely failed to understand me. I'll give explaining it another shot.

 

Trading in Warframe as it is now is incredibly horrid. Chat spam is a terrible relic of the past that DE have inflicted on players in the present. THIS is what is not worth bothering with. It should be incredibly clear from the fact that I explicitly stated that I sell many 2-5p mods that I very much consider selling them to be worth my time. I do want to sell cheap stuff. I just don't want to deal with such an awful method of doing so, which is why I use the vastly superior warframe.market.

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trading is so broken. the amount of people who spam the chat and the amount of toxicity is insane. we should really  get an auction house which everysingle trading person would want to make trading less of a nightmare. the trading relay did nothing to help trading and an auction house would make trading much easier forever.

 

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If done correctly, then yes, it could end up being good. HOPEFULLY...it doesn't end up the way D3 did with its auction house, with people just playing the auction house and flipping items and whatnot.

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i want this to be added cus theres alot of stuff i want (nezha, loki deluxe skin, event puncture set, etc) and its impossible for me to get plat now as everything i have which used to be expensive is now quite cheap :/ and i have to suffer grinding for plat just to get them :/

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I want to play Warframe, not Tradeframe. I have extra stuff that is junk to me, but someone else could use it, and the plat I could get for it wouldn't be worth the time spent finding buyers. Automate transactions and it would be worth it.

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Trying to find good offer on trade chat... Fat chance as the spam on trade chat is ugh and argh when you try to sell something

So auction House please

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DE's issue is. Making Trade too easy will detract from people using money to purchase plat. As plat will keep getting circulated. I can see a functioning Auction House resulting in a large decrease in the number of people who purchase Prime Access, which I think is their main source of revenue.

 

DE is likely trying to find a way to make trade less messy but not to easy. That is likely what they tried to do with Maroo's Bazaar, but from what I hear, that its not very good.

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I don't usually do trading much unless i need something... I know DE has introduced a trading relay around Earth... how is that ? I think it may be better than the chat tab... though i have not traded recently as of yet, but i always thought of having a trading post would be a good idea, because the trading tag posts move so fast like the text based intro of a computer booting up.

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That is likely what they tried to do with Maroo's Bazaar, but from what I hear, that its not very good.

 

Yea it's only on its infancy tbf, helps greatly for peps that aren't in clan/lack trade post. 

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As long as auction tax will be credits only.

Hmm, I minor Plat tax could be something I could understand DE doing. Like You setup an auction for X time, and it costs a certain amount of plat to do it. Like 12 hours 1 plat, 24 hours 2 plat. Things like that. If the plat in minor (like under 5) I think it would be acceptable. But I don't trade much so I could be wrong.

 

That way DE is pulling a little of the plat out of the market and in DE fashion you're paying plat for the convenience of an easier time selling.

 

Maybe if you sell  for over a certain amount like <10plat is credits, over 10 plat is a 10% plat charge. Or base item type like Prime Parts auctions require plat to sell it, but mods only cost credits to auction.

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I agree that a solution that might satisfy both DE and the players would be auction house features with a low trade tax of platinum. Regular trade chat could still coexist and be a way to avoid the trade tax but with less conveniance. A trade tax of 5% of the platinum value might be ok.

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The chat is great choice if you want a good laugh. AshP set 450p always brightens my day.

Personally I love the trade chat it's fun. I love how there is no instant gratification like an auction house and you have to work to make a good deal.
I love the interactivity with the other players , seriously it's the only place where you must interact with your fellow players.

P.S : It's the best part of warframe.

-900p

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welcome to the human race and the internet your stay will be long and painful. Seriously though man up, accept the bile and look to trade with the guenuine gamers who are out there just looking to make a trade the scammers liers and cheats are in every walk of life.

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DE's issue is. Making Trade too easy will detract from people using money to purchase plat. As plat will keep getting circulated. I can see a functioning Auction House resulting in a large decrease in the number of people who purchase Prime Access, which I think is their main source of revenue.

 

DE is likely trying to find a way to make trade less messy but not to easy. That is likely what they tried to do with Maroo's Bazaar, but from what I hear, that its not very good.

 
I think making trading easier would actually be good for DE, because the price of traded items that are anything less than ultra-rare would reduce to a minimum due to undercutting.  Eventually all plat will end up spent(by somebody) in the market on items that can't be traded and increases the relative value of plat by its' being removed from circulation. This would make it harder(but not impossible) to acquire higher priced items from the market, thereby increasing the attractiveness of just paying for plat without directly strong-arming free players into buying.

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trade tab is the ultimate choice do i buy xyz or do i go farm it myself ?

no one makes you trade you can play the whole game without every buying anything from trade tab ninjas play free.

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I think making trading easier would actually be good for DE, because the price of traded items that are anything less than ultra-rare would reduce to a minimum due to undercutting.  Eventually all plat will end up spent(by somebody) in the market on items that can't be traded and increases the relative value of plat by its' being removed from circulation. This would make it harder(but not impossible) to acquire higher priced items from the market, thereby increasing the attractiveness of just paying for plat without directly strong-arming free players into buying.

So wouldn't value of prime access also be decreased by all prime parts costing basically nothing? Also wouldn't this basically allow players to buy 500 plat for example and buy all primes in game?

Ultra rares - legendary cores, primed chamber?

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+1

 

I very much want a WoW style auction house. The trade chat as it is right now is worse that EverQuest 1 tunnel trading from back in 2001.

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The chat is great choice if you want a good laugh. AshP set 450p always brightens my day.

Personally I love the trade chat it's fun. I love how there is no instant gratification like an auction house and you have to work to make a good deal.

I love the interactivity with the other players , seriously it's the only place where you must interact with your fellow players.

P.S : It's the best part of warframe.

-900p

not everyone is an extrovert.

I see it as the worst part of the game.

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