17 minutes to scan and post 128 auctions.This used to take 2-3 minutes, after 8.3. This isn't a minor change, this is huge, and completely ridiculous, someone who just posts say, pets or mounts is going to get nailed with it, let alone people who post transmog or crafting mats in bulk.
Whats the point of making a change if it only effects the minority? Seems like some Dev got upset when playing the game....This reminds of of how Comca$t justified adding data caps. They pretty much said data caps were not bad because only a small amount of people went over 1 terabyte per month. If that few people effect the services why implement the change anyway? If very few are crossing that line it's a better reason to not implement a change. Also the players blizz is making this change for are suddenly not going to use the auction house more. Using the auction house addons is a choice and if a player doesn't use them that's their loss.There's a few people saying this is good. Just gonna say don't come crying to the gold makers when we quit and the prices of your items go up cause there's less competition.
This is lame... fix your dog!@#$ servers first maybe? They making these fixes for slower the game play also!
TSM has been downloaded 26million times. Thats the minority of players? Lies. Play smarter not harder.
I am sorry to inform you, but using an addon to post auctions is not cheating nor is it botting. This seems like a ploy to stop people from getting the brutosaur without buying tokens. It doesn't affect the auction house. It doesn't affect anyone else's play. I posted my auctions today and noticed a significant difference in canceling and posting. This is utterly ridiculous. My usage of the auction house and the use of an addon is a concern and a problem? But the multiboxers taking all the herbs and mining around all the zones and posting 100k+ herbs/ore at a time aren't a problem? I am a lowbie auction poster. I make like 5-20k a day. The whole point of using an addon is to not spend and entire day checking AH prices, dragging it to the sell tab, adding it, changing the price, and posting it. Which takes like 2-3 minutes at a time. ONLY TO DO THAT 100+ times. If you want to spend your ENTIRE day posting auctions and having the "classic" experience, GO PLAY CLASSIC. The rest of the players do not want to spend an entire day posting the auctions that immediately get undercut by all the other people wanting to get gold.You know why I am playing right now? I am trying to earn gold for a mount that is being put on the Blackmarket. One that shouldn't be put on the Blackmarket. 5 million gold isn't typically obtainable by people who do not use the AH or have 700 USD to spend on tokens. Please. Be honest with the reasoning. Fix the real problems with this game.And if you are posting messages like "Good, it's cheating," think about that. Addons are NOT cheating. They don't affect you.
Great fix, ty Blizzard
just advertise your stuff by /y in Orgrimmar and trading the items directly to your clientswe going anarcho-primitivism boys
I don't view it as cheating, but I can understand how someone might feel that addons give an *edge* over others. My thing is I don't really like blizzards outdated UI and not being able to move/place things from the UI (e.g. Placing the buffs/debuffs on the left hand of the screen instead of near the minimap) where I'd like them, or having better unit frames for healing. If blizzards ui wasn't so, imo, sloppy I'd be fine without using addons. The same thing stands with the AH as well, before blizzard made the AH overhaul it was just a disaster trying to sift through all the single items people would place, having a different *UI* for the AH made it a little easier to navigate.
must be a lot of Richards working at Blizzard
really trying to make it impossible to get that longboi eh?this is greedy blizzard
If Blizzard is this concerned about AH abuse, why did they make an AH mount and put a ridiculous price on it, which virtually requires learning how to manipulated the AH in order to make enough gold to purchase? That kind of logic makes no sense. I'm 3.3m on my way to buying the mount and had a plan laid out to make it before the pre-patch. That plan isn't 100% dependent on the AH - more like 80% dependent on it - and now they just took away the whole point.Normally I'm not bothered by these kind of changes for overall balance to the game, but putting this up out of nowhere and for illogical reasons...gotta disagree with this move Blizz.
What Blizzard fails to recognize is that people sell more than just gathered mats and potions. Transmog and pet listings are taking absolutely forever since there's a roughly ~27 items per minute limit on scanning and ~10 items per minute limit on posting. It's not just TSM either, as it affects everyone wanting to post more than 10 items on the AH.
Excellent. imagine 1% of players generate 90% AH traffic. AH on some full realms are basic useless with horrible lags.
At this point, I'm trying to decide how I want to go forward. I post a bit of transmog/old gems/old enchants, about 500-600 auctions a day. Its not a huge money maker, maybe 10k a day. I usually only cancel scan once or twice a day, but at this point, if it takes an hour to do that, I don't see it as profitable. To put it in perspective, I've seen many videos about people raw gold farming old raids. I tried it once. I made about 8 or 9k in an hour. I can work a real job and make more than enough to buy 2 or 3 tokens, or around 300k an hour. It wasn't worth my time. This change to the AH basically makes it as bad as raw gold farming. Who will this hurt? Well prices will probably go up on the AH, because there will be less competition for those who continue. Old world enchants, gems, pets, glyphs, and transmog will more than likely be more expensive. Being this close to the end of the expansion, I probably spend the majority of my time on the auction house, but I refuse to spend my entire time on it. I'll see how it pans out this week, but for right now I'm pretty concerned that this change is just deflating any interest I have in the game.