Sorry? What part of this confuses you, or disagrees with you?Quote from Zero(pS)Really? What kind of crap is that? Honestly, most of the time I'm a calm guy who doesn't mind the back and forth in an argument... but that kind of bullshit? I just can't... sorry, I can't...PoE trading is painful if one is unaware of various 3rd party search engines that can crawl through the official trading forums and list items by attributes, seller being online, seller having specified a buyout and so on.
If you're a total noob in PoE, trading is gonna be a mess, no doubt about it. If you enter the forums or speak to other people, you'll find that this is a thing. The people operating these sites report thousands of unique visitors each day so I'd say a pretty significant part of the population uses the search engines.
I'm not even making a point with that statement, I'm describing what the experience for players is right now, both for those in the know and those unaware.
Did you even read the rest of the post, did you even consider how far away the system I describe is from D2 days, and how far away it is from D3 AH days? I talked about what Blizzard could implement (and GGG won't or can't, so they allow the community to do it).
I have no idea what went through your mind about the tone of my post. You go on and on about how bad an experience chat/forum trading is, someone describes a fully implementable system that is very damn near an AH but doesn't involve automation OR mindlessly browsing random forum threads or chat channels for hours on end and... what? You go on a rant because PoE was mentioned? Or because it's the community that implemented the better workable solution and not the PoE devs? What is this, fanboys talking (and I realize you're a moderator and someone is criticizing 'your' game, but I thought you were better than that)? What do I care whether some devs did it right or 3rd parties?
As an aside, you'll notice that never do I mention botting. Neither did you. Botting is a different issue, and possibly important enough that extreme measures must be taken, such as disabling trading. GGG took extreme measures against cheating/botting, and lo and behold, desync is a thing in that game! Many people disagree with GGG about that, you know! They'd rather have a few cheaters around than have to deal with desync! Draw parallels to trading at your own discretion (or don't, I'm outta here).