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  • Allow Decimals

    29 37.18%
  • Remove Auction fee to list items

    28 35.90%
  • Create an 'Exchange' for mats & resources

    18 23.08%
  • Get rid of the 5 minute extension

    16 20.51%
  • Increased Auction slots

    28 35.90%
  • Search orders too

    31 39.74%
  • Copy Item Link

    32 41.03%
  • Portable Auction tool

    34 43.59%
  • Fix the 90% warning feature

    17 21.79%
  • Add "Favorited" or "Watched" listings

    32 41.03%
  • Email Notifications

    12 15.38%
  • Show avatar names on Orders

    25 32.05%
  • Re-think unreadable Market Histories

    28 35.90%
  • Split up Market History by planet

    39 50.00%
  • Time delay listings

    5 6.41%
  • Show items available in Shops

    30 38.46%
  • When not sold, make the Auction extendable

    25 32.05%
  • Auction Memberships

    13 16.67%
  • External API for Auction data

    25 32.05%
  • New search filters

    21 26.92%
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    Which Auction & Market History improvements would you like?

    A recent Poll in this forum found that Auction & Market History was the #1 interface that players want overhauled/improved, with almost 40% of participants in the Poll voting for it. (That poll can be found in this thread: http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...verhauled-next please vote if you haven't already)

    So as a follow-up Poll, I would like to ask what specific improvements you would like to see made to the current Auction & Market History. In order to compile a comprehensive list, I went through the Suggestions/WishList section all the way back to 2016 and identified what seems to be the 20 most repeated and popular features that players have asked for over time and put them all in this Poll so that you could vote on which ones you think really need to be implemented in the Auction system overhaul.

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    In this Poll, you can choose as many features as you want, you are not limited to just 1 choice. There is no time limit for voting in this Poll. Here are the choices, along with links to threads where these ideas were mentioned:

    1. Allow decimals instead of the current 1 PED increment for Startbid and Buyout. It can be especially annoying when creating an auction for a stackable item to try to figure out what quantity to auction in order to get the desired Markup.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...able-MU-freely

    2. Remove Auction fee to list: there would still be a fee when something sells. This would promote availability of rare, expensive items on the auction since listing them would cost nothing. As it is, listing an expensive unlimited weapon or amp can cost the seller 50 PED, with no guarantee of actually selling the item.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...able-MU-freely
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-16-Wishlist

    3. Create an 'Exchange' for mats & resources: Stackables could be handled in an exchange fashion where you add your quantity in and set a price. People buying can set how much they want to buy and their max price and it will buy that amount from the pool, starting with the cheapest and then up to your maximum, if available. That way there is no more need for undercutting wars, price fixing on small stacks, overbuying more than they need or overpaying by mistake. EVE Online comes to mind as an MMO which uses this type of system.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    4. Get rid of the 5 minute extension: Auctions would end at the time they are set to end and would no longer reset to 5 minutes with each bid. The idea is to solve the "let's spend the next 6 hours adding 1 ped to the price when there is less than a minute left", where one person is just hoping the other has to leave or drops connection so they can win the auction.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    5. Increased Auction slots: let everybody have a larger number of listing slots. 30 is just too limiting.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...-auction-slots!

    6. Search orders too: add a search function for 'Available Orders', rather then having to navigate the almost 700 pages of items to find the one you wish to place an order on.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    7. Copy Item Link: make it possible to grab item links from the 'Available Orders' page.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    8. Portable Auction tool: add Portable Auction house tools just like the Portable TT and Portable Repair.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...ouse-some-love
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    9. Fix the 90% warning feature: the 90% difference in markup warning needs to be fixed. Right now it pops up when it shouldn't and is completely pointless as it's not preventing people from listing 1000 AUD's for 70 PED total.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    10. Add "Favorited" or "Watched" listings: so you can quickly navigate to those Auctions you want to keep an eye on.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...h-auction-item

    11. Email Notifications: add an option for external email notifications when you are outbid or win an auction so players get an alert if they want to when not logged in. This would be brilliant for MA because it's also a great way to get people to log in more often. They get the email and they log in to adjust their bid and while they are in there why not do a quick hunt?
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    12. Show avatar names on Orders: some players would like to see who they are selling to on the auction. Allow people to see the names of those buying and allow them to choose who they sell to rather then the system deciding for them.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...ad-of-0-01-ped

    13. Re-think unreadable Market Histories e.g. >999999%: it can be tricky to decipher what the actual sales have been when dealing with numbers in the hundreds of thousands of percent, for example Strongboxes and Fruits. Sure, traders will take the time and figure it out, but many new players are daunted and often end up having to ask someone to be sure.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...-show-MU-in-TT

    14. Split up Market History by planet: Damage Enhancers might sell for three hundred something percent on Caly, but what do they usually sell for on Ark or RT? It's not possible to tell with the current Market History graph.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...up-information
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-16-Wishlist

    15. Time delay listings: give the seller 5-10 minutes to cancel his listing before it goes live on the Auction House, in case he/she made a mistake, e.g. listing 10 CLDs for 1,920 PEDs instead of 19,200.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...-offered-price
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...Fixing-Auction

    16. Show items available in Shops: add a section where all items available in shops are shown, along with price info and shop location. Make it searchable and user friendly. You'd still have to visit the shop to get the item.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...ry-search-list
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...rthwhile-again
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...Shop-directory
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...il-item-finder!
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...ouse-some-love

    17. When not sold, make the Auction extendable: extend your Auction 1 more week for a reduced fee (paramenters can't be changed if extended).
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...ouse-some-love

    18. Auction Memberships, for example: Adj/Imp/Mod/Aug/Perf memberships, prices 50/100/200/500/1000 PED (yearly), reduced auction fees 10/20/30/40/50%, extra auction days (+1/2/3/4/5), extra auction slots(+5/10/15/20/25), etc...
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...ouse-some-love

    19. External API for Auction data: provide external API data via website so external auction apps & tools can be developed by third parties for the community.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-16-Wishlist

    20. New search filters: e.g. SIB weapons, items with specific buffs, maxed weapons, DPS, efficiency, etc ...
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...ons-in-auction
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...val-in-auction

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    Feedbacks welcomed of course but please realize, none of these are MY suggestions, all I have done is try to compile this information from other people's threads on this Forum. I just figure having all of these in one place for people to review could be of benefit to everyone.

    Please take the time and vote on these features and let's see what the Community wants!

    Cheers o/

    Legends

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    Nice job, that is a pretty comprehensive list..

    One suggestion I would like to add that I didnt see (and the one I would like the most short of maybe the individual planet mu%) is this:

    A "go to my listing feature" - I want to be able to check my offers and from there easily head to their respective listings to see where my listings stack up against the other offers from other players without having to initiate a manual search to see what's up..

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    I think you missed one which was auction bid limits. I.e. you set the maximum you want to bid on a specific item (similar to order but not the same) and it bids incrementally up by 1 ped up to your max limit bid. I made a post about this before and shared a link to it below.

    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...nt)&highlight=
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan 008 Bond View Post
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    Nice job, that is a pretty comprehensive list..

    One suggestion I would like to add that I didnt see (and the one I would like the most short of maybe the individual planet mu%) is this:

    A "go to my listing feature" - I want to be able to check my offers and from there easily head to their respective listings to see where my listings stack up against the other offers from other players without having to initiate a manual search to see what's up..
    Thanks, spent all night on this, hopefully it's of some use. Yeah navigation in general in the current Auction House interface is clunky at best, I'm sure that it would be totally overhauled, even if only so as to implement some of these other improvements that people have been asking for.

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    I think you missed one which was auction bid limits. I.e. you set the maximum you want to bid on a specific item (similar to order but not the same) and it bids incrementally up by 1 ped up to your max limit bid. I made a post about this before and shared a link to it below.
    Hi Hypnotyk, yes I remember reading that, I believe you and Angel O2 Mercer were arguing back and forth about it. I don't want to start that argument in this thread but it already works that way in the current auction house. If you set an Order on an item that you already have a bid on, it will function in that exact way you mentioned, but I agree that this is not well known and maybe it's a bug... In the end though, I had a limit of 20 items in the poll and there were a few other things I would have liked to add but could not.

    Cheers o/

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    Why do people want more auction slots? aren't the MUs low enough yet? xD

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    Sales / Markup history per planet rather than universe wide

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    Voting results so far are pretty interesting I think. It's plain to see that simple functionality issues such as like being able to search the Orders section or being able to Copy Item Link from the Orders section as well resonate with a lot of people and I can see why. These are simple functionality issues that we all expect should be available, and yet they are not and it's can sometimes be quite frustrating. Splitting up the Market History data by planet is another popular one.

    The one that surprises me a bit is "Fix the 90% warning feature", so far, only 4 people (about 26% of voters at this point) have voted for that one. I would have thought that almost everyone would have agreed that this feature is not working as intended and needed fixing, but I guess the majority of voters are either not aware that it is not functioning properly, or simply don't care.

    Keep them votes coming, let's find out what the community wants!

    Cheers o/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legends View Post
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    3. Create an 'Exchange' for mats & resources: Stackables could be handled in an exchange fashion where you add your quantity in and set a price. People buying can set how much they want to buy and their max price and it will buy that amount from the pool, starting with the cheapest and then up to your maximum, if available. That way there is no more need for undercutting wars, price fixing on small stacks, overbuying more than they need or overpaying by mistake. EVE Online comes to mind as an MMO which uses this type of system.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again
    Thats an feature I would like to have for shops, where you just type the amount of a stack you want to buy and then get exactly that amount from the stock.
    For auctions I see this not optimal as normally the comon miner/hunter want to sell his complete stock.
    Could be very anoying if you have left 10 of this and 5 of that.
    For traders it might be very good, but for traders there is shops.
    In combination with a shoping directory this feature would be awesome for shops.

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    1. Allow decimals instead of the current 1 PED increment for Startbid and Buyout. It can be especially annoying when creating an auction for a stackable item to try to figure out what quantity to auction in order to get the desired Markup.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...able-MU-freely

    4. Get rid of the 5 minute extension: Auctions would end at the time they are set to end and would no longer reset to 5 minutes with each bid. The idea is to solve the "let's spend the next 6 hours adding 1 ped to the price when there is less than a minute left", where one person is just hoping the other has to leave or drops connection so they can win the auction.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-Great-Again

    19. External API for Auction data: provide external API data via website so external auction apps & tools can be developed by third parties for the community.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...on-16-Wishlist
    Hope you can see the problem if this 3 things will be implemented in combination.
    Nobody could get anything decent at a good price anymore, as resellers auction sniper bots would always outbid you in the last second by just 1 pec.

    No API to support auction boting!
    I am strictly against external API !

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNi View Post
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    Thats an feature I would like to have for shops, where you just type the amount of a stack you want to buy and then get exactly that amount from the stock.
    For auctions I see this not optimal as normally the comon miner/hunter want to sell his complete stock.
    Could be very anoying if you have left 10 of this and 5 of that.
    For traders it might be very good, but for traders there is shops.
    In combination with a shoping directory this feature would be awesome for shops.



    Hope you can see the problem if this 3 things will be implemented in combination.
    Nobody could get anything decent at a good price anymore, as resellers auction sniper bots would always outbid you in the last second by just 1 pec.

    No API to support auction boting!
    I am strictly against external API !
    That is some very good feedbacks GoNi, thank you.

    Perhaps the API data should only contain expired auctions information, that way it couldn't be used the way you said it could be used.

    But nice Market History graphs could be derived from it and this could be useful to everyone.

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