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I am not an NPC. Maroos Bazaar needs UI Rework.


Kangarad
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Every few minutes there's some random coming up to me.

interacting.

I open the trade write "hi" in chat. they close it and just walk away is if nothing happend.

 

sometimes I get an answer minutes after they left.

"oh i thought you were an NPC*"

sometimes I get people crying:
 

"I am nwe to teh game can you give me plat for free?"

even more rarely like 1/50 I get someone saying

"I just wanted to know how this works. Sorry."

those last guys I can understand. and hey Ill even throw some essential mods at them and point them to some of the more helpfull clans or if one is online a guide of the lotus (which on the Bazaar in the eu channel ... never happens during prime time)

 

Why is this`?

Whenever someone goes into the Bazaar and there's more than 8 people in it the UI will break and all player names will freeze at the UI position.

OBV. this bug which is game breaking in the fact that it just ruins the bazaar option of showing of 5 items for trades or finding Maroo... or distinguishing players from NPC's.

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Maroo does not even have her name displayed btw. 

Sadly DE has said that this is not a priority to fix. a good working Bazaar would indeed drop the platinum prizes on items , meaning less plat in rotation and newbies needing to buy less plat to buy whatever they want... aka less income but srsly? This should be a priority fix or atleast not somewhere on the far end of the backburner. 

This bug has been arround for almost a year (starting dec 3rd 2015) and yes DE knows about it.

I am getting tired of these random people interacting with me and not even speaking or whatnot.

Yet declining every single trade would net me less platinum as there are those that just walk from person to person asking for that 1 thing they are searching for instead of just asking in the bazaar chat and those do have gotten me quite some plat.

*NPC= Non Player character for those that do not know what it means.

 

While writing this there have been 6 people non reply closing the trade after opening and 1 buying an ash chassis. aka 5 minutes ... srsly guys?

 

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2 minutes ago, AM-Bunny said:

I always thought the appeal of the bazaar was to be able to browse items without any hassle.

I mean, I guess it's not wrong to want to say hi or start a conversation, but I certainly wouldn't fault anyone for just looking and leaving.

yes, but looking and leaving does not mean starting a trade with a random person... since usually if it would not glitch every time you could see what people are selling above theyr heads without any interaction.

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1 hour ago, Kangarad said:

I am getting tired of these random people interacting with me and not even speaking or whatnot.

Im natively shy in 1v1, but i'll occasionally speak in open chat. The whole problem you discuss mostly stems from the fact that the Bazaar is not very well explained to players. When they open the chat do they have to speak/message? Does clicking a character immediately mean they have to barter?

It's also intimidating if you open trade with someone n suddenly you have to have a conversation with every trader in the relay. Especially when theres a potential for someone in the bazaar to have a bargain that if you're not quick might be grabbed by someone else.

I've been in there more than a few times and i still have no idea what im doing because of that "pressure" that comes with catching a bargain socialising and window* shopping.

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4 minutes ago, CarrotSalad said:

Im natively shy in 1v1, but i'll occasionally speak in open chat. The whole problem you discuss mostly stems from the fact that the Bazaar is not very well explained to players. When they open the chat do they have to speak/message? Does clicking a character immediately mean they have to barter?

It's also intimidating if you open trade with someone n suddenly you have to have a conversation with every trader in the relay. Especially when theres a potential for someone in the bazaar to have a bargain that if you're not quick might be grabbed by someone else.

I've been in there more than a few times and i still have no idea what im doing because of that "pressure" that comes with catching a bargain socialising and shopping.

its actualy a fairly relaxed place. you do not have the constant influx of the trade chat, and if the ui works you can see whatever someones offering

also you realy do not have to chitchat with people a simple wtb [item] in chat can get you offers for that item and then you can pick the best and just trade with em. 

or simply set shop and offer items with WTS [item] price.

 

WTT is want to trade and if your realy looking for something specific do wttf aka want to trade for [item] if you have no platinum.

you dont have to have a conv with every trader even tho it might help find a good trade... you could just ask for offer s in chat.. aka WTB [item] PM Offer and be done with that.

 

but yea it needs a better tutorial.

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Maroo's Bazaar could use some touching up in general. There is no easy way to look at what people have for sale except for looking at the cluttered screen that sometimes even bugs out, and there is no way to set up a 'WTB' shop (as far as I know). And aside from that there's not a whole lot to do there aside from the occasional Ayatan-related visits. In addition, Maroo's Bazaar looks really barren and kinda boring. So that's not working in its favor either.

It would be nice if it was done in a way similair to some other MMORPG's. To be able to set up shop, where you set up a little 'stall', where only a customized title is visible above your head. Then other Tenno can interact with you and 'enter' your shop and see what kind of stuff you have for sale. There would be a personal chat window opened for your stall where players could ask stuff. You could even extend this idea and make it possible for you to put in items into your shop as either a 'WTS' item or as a 'WTB' item.

Or, you know, some kind of an auction house-ish thing, which I personally think still isn't too bad of an idea.

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Just now, Kangarad said:

or simply set shop and offer items with WTS [item] price.

WTT is want to trade and if your realy looking for something specific do wttf aka want to trade for [item] if you have no platinum.

Yea, i know its really that simple but coming from other MMO's were trading is handled very differently. It's hard to untrain myself from rushing through shop to shop to find what i want. It's not a critical problem for me in warframe but i can see it being very annoying for any and everyone who has a desire to deal in trades.

Zerathos makes a good point too and something thats bothered me about the Bazaar since it first appeared which is, theres not much else to do in the bazaar.

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