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#1 Feb 07 2004 at 5:23 PM Rating: Good
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Hello, this is my first post for a suggestion/feedback heh so here goes:

Proposal for a New FFXI Bazaar Forum

This forum will help us to trade things with other players more efficiently. Sometimes you have this particular item but it just hangs around the Auction House for too long, you know someone out there is willing to buy your stuffs but you just don't know who. Maybe by posting your sales in the Bazaar Forum, people can arrange a meeting online and trade. This way, waiting time for items to be sold will reduce, and you can sell more things in a shorter span of time.

This will benefits many other crafters too. For example, those with Gils to burn/power level the crafting skills, they can make a huge quantity of those crafted items, and not sell them to NPC at below cost price with only a pathetic 7 stacks out of 30 stacks items made waiting to be sold at the auction house. This way crafters can get replenish their capital and continue burning, while same time the buyers of the crafted items can put those stuffs to good/desired use. Insect Paste goes out of stock? silver ingots are overpriced? Perhaps you can turn to the forum.

Morever, for those adventurers who started on Oct 28th, most of them are level 50+ and above already. Sometimes the good items never appear on the AH? Your level 40 gears are taking longer to sell because your auction house is maxed already? Perhaps the forum could be the solution.

I'm not sure if this will really work that well, but generally I think this idea could be quite beneficial for some of us (imo ^^)

So umm....what do you think?

Edited, Sat Feb 7 17:24:11 2004 by LeapingLizzy
#2 Feb 08 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I second Leaping Lizzy's motion for the Bazaar forum.
#3 Feb 08 2004 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a cool idea, lizzy has my support.
#4 Feb 08 2004 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I third it, and hope to see it :)
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#5 Feb 16 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I noticed that there is a Classifieds section for Everquest, but none for FFXI. Is this in the works? I have been debating recently about whether or not to get a paid account here. The only good reason I can see right now is to show support for hthe forum. But, I spend time here to help the people visiting the forum with info they might find relevent to the game. I use it for the information on quests and items, etc. So what is my incentive? Smilies and an avatar? Meh! Maybe in 6th grade that might have attracted me! Do you have any good reason(s) why I would want to fork over my $30 / year?

(Note: If allakhazam was in dire need of money, all the good data would be pay-only, but that would go against the goal of the forum I assume)


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Q: Does it cost anything to sign up for an account?

A: No. It is free to sign up for an Allakhazam.com account. The free account lets you log onto the site and post under the same name, rate other people's posts, and take advantage of a number of other free features we include. All accounts may optionally be upgraded to premium accounts for a very small fee, which provide you with a number of very nice additional features.



In a nutshell, what are these "number of very nice additional features".

Thanks in advance!
#6 Feb 16 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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I noticed that there is a Classifieds section for Everquest, but none for FFXI. Is this in the works?


It's something we've been considering. The main issue here is that FFXI has a very good in-game system of item sales, which makes anything we can provide in a web based forum somewhat obsolete.

So, were we to put one in, what would you need it to do? why would you need to use something out of game rather than the rather excellent in-game system?

The EQ item sales section pre-dates the bazaar which is why it's there. Honestly, we wouldn't have it if we were building up the site today.

Anyhow, there are some new searches coming to the FFXI site soon™, wait and see is about all I can suggest.
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#7 Feb 17 2004 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the feedback on the Bazaar forum Illia.

Do you have feedback on the other question regarding what the "number of very nice additional features" are?

Ty ^^

Elderon
#8 Feb 17 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Illia, one other thing to consider, I think that the Everquest is nice and very elaborate. Really, what would be great is just a simple interface to list wants / needs with an item name, price, server and username to send a tell to. The only problem would be keeping the data current - as in the onus is on the user to un-list an item that has sold. I would love a search funtion where I could type "Custom" + choose server and return a list of all the people who are looking for Custom gear, and those who are selling on my server, then I could send a tell to that person immediately and both partys are happy. That's my thoughs anyway.


Cheers,
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