So, the Market Place.
(WARNING!! If you hate long blocks of text, this might not be for you)
I think we’ve all been to USWest2 once, and seen the absolute insane number of players there. Like most people, you usually get your Sell/Buy message ready, and try to find an open spot where your screen isn’t bombarded with messages and spam. Now all you do is wait in your one corner until someone notices, buys or sells you their item you want, and you go back to fighting in the realm.
This isn’t the most “effective” way to trade, not by a long shot. Not including annoying facts such as…
-For most people, even going on that server is a nightmare with all the lag
-You can barely see any messages clearly before they get hidden under another message
And by far, most annoyingly…
The fact that you don’t know if someone /tell you in chat. Let me explain.
So, lets say I post a trade offer in Realmeye, and I’m selling an Acclaim for 3 Life. Now, usually, I would go to my usual server (USWest) And play in the realm until someone messages me, and I’m constantly waiting for that blue text to pop up on my chat. This is a flawed system, but it works and its fast. But here’s the problem.
If you are trading massive amounts of items, or you want to just spend your day trading and such, you would go to USWest2 like many others to just sit there, and trade away. But you still have your offer on Realmeye, and even when a player looking to trade with you messages you, YOU CANT SEE THEIR MESSAGES! The massive amount of text in the chat makes it impossible to know if someone messaged you or not, making posting trade offers on Realmeye a little “useless”, for lack of a better word. Yes, you could use it if your casually trading for a life, or any other item. But it is very frustrating when you go to USWest2, and someone messages you but you don’t respond, finding out later on that indeed someone did message you but you couldn’t see their /tell because of the amount of chat there was on screen.
Okay, so where am I going with this, you ask?
I want to introduce my new idea for RotMg, the Market Place.
The basic idea is to eliminate the cluster of people that stand around and spam text. Basically.
So how do I think I can get rid of that?
The “Market Place” would be an area at the Nexus (or somewhere else where every player, new or old can access) Where there would be many, many “Booths”, or places where players could stand. Right next to/Above them would be a billboard-like-Item that showcases their trade offer. (Buying Acclaim, Selling Life, etc.) But because its a billboard, players could copy+paste their message onto the billboard, and never have to spam in chat. This would be much more effective, clean and fast, since…
-There is no spam in the chat, so you can see it someone is talking to you or if someone is /telling you
-The Market Place would be a very organized area, so any player could easily navigate the market
-Players that want to Buy/Sell items, would just have to copy their message on to the billboard that is “assigned” to their booth, and just wait it out!
I think this would be very interesting and cool if it was added into the game, and trading would be much more clean, fast, and effective for any player, new or old.