FFXIV Ask The Devs (1/24/2011)


Today's Q&A session over at The Lodestone pertains to one of FINAL FANTASY XIV's hottest topics—the Markets.

Read on for details or discuss in the ZAM FFXIV Forums.



Markets and Me

Q. The Market areas seem to be quite unstable. Is anything being done to fix the problem?

We are fully aware of the inconvenience caused by frequent crashes occurring in these areas, and offer our sincerest apologies. We have made alleviating this issue our top priority, and currently have a team working on a solution.

Q. What type of changes/adjustments can we expect for the Markets in the near future?

Our immediate focus is to ensure players can easily and efficiently locate the items they seek, and have therefore been working on further improving the recently introduced item search feature. From there, we will proceed in revamping the Markets system, addressing issues such as stand functionality and the possible opening of auction houses.

Q. Many players have chosen to sell their wares in the Middle Tailors Ward/Row/Den, causing these areas to fill up quickly with retainers. Will this issue be addressed?

While only temporary measures until the market system is revamped, we currently have several fixes planned to address these issues, including area reformatting and an increase in the number of retainers that can be stationed in any single location.

Q. When will players be able to hire more than two retainers?

Currently, we intend to allow the hiring of additional retainers once all planned system changes have been executed. The ultimate date of implementation, however, may change depending on player response to the changes.



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# Jan 25 2011 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
I love how every ******* and complains about this game, but they STILL HAVENT MOVED ON TO THEIR "bigger, better games".
market ward woes
# Jan 25 2011 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Looks like they still want to make the present system work. An AH in each major city like FF XI is probably a last resort. I don't think they mean to create mini AH's all over the place for each category. That would really be suicide.
# Jan 25 2011 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Why auction houses? Don't tell me I will have to go to a different AH for every category of items. Don't tell me that because I'll cancel this useless piece of crap right now.
# Jan 25 2011 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
After reading that, SE basically said, yea we know about it, were just gunna do maintenance and put an auction house, so it doesnt matter. There you go.
# Jan 24 2011 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Happy to read that auction houses is considered an option.
# Jan 24 2011 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Way to dance around every question and really say nothing at all.
# Jan 24 2011 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
I am glad to hear that they actually know about the issue and are working to fix it.
woo hoo
# Jan 24 2011 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
see this is great news to hear!! thanks SE <3
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