Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

In Visions of N’Zoth, we’re completely replacing the Auction House with a much-improved new Auction House system. Please read on for the changes coming to the Auction House, and then after you’ve tested it in the PTR, feel free to give us your feedback in this thread.

Buying

Commodities (stackable items) cannot be bid on, and are no longer bought or sold in stacks. Now, you’ll enter in the number of a commodity that you’d like to buy and the AH will automatically select the cheapest available and give you a total price.

Copper is no longer displayed in the auction house, but is used for calculations behind the scenes.

Selling

The sell interface now displays the current market for your item, so you can easily know what to set your asking price at. For weapons and armor that vary in item level, the AH now shows auctions of all the item levels for easy price comparison. Additionally, there’s no longer any need to undercut by small amounts. Auctions at the same price point are sold last in, first out. As long as you match the current lowest price, yours will sell first.

The Auctions tab now shows you where your listings currently stand in the market. Within each price point, you can see the sell priority of your lots among your competitors’ lots.

Searching

The AH search function has learned some new tricks:

  • You can now search “Uncollected Only” to find items that have a collection UI associated with them:
    • Weapon/armor appearances
    • Mounts
    • Battle Pets
    • Toys
    • Recipes
  • You can now use advanced search operators, including exact match ( “iron ore“ ), exclusion ( -iron ), and OR ( iron | truesilver ).
  • There is now an “Upgrades Only” search, which finds upgrades for your class and active specialization. This is based on item level and number of sockets.
    • For casters, two-handed weapons are compared to one-handed weapons and off-hands by using the weighted average item level of the one-handed setup.

Playing Favorites

Your favorites list now appears immediately when you open the auction house and when you press the Favorites button. Favorites are saved separately for each character.

Work in Progress

We have a few areas where we’re still working on implementation issues. These are coming soon in a future build of the Visions of N’Zoth PTR:

  • Auction house mail for sold, expired, and won auctions are consolidated to a single mail if they are of the same item and price.
  • Currently in the PTR, favorites are shared among all characters and will reset when you exit the game.
  • Localization work is underway, and currently, searching only works in English.

Thank you very much for testing with us on the PTR!

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

To make testing easier on the PTR, the delay between the time of sale and when the proceeds are delivered is currently set to 5 minutes. During this 5 minutes, your sold auctions should appear in your Auctions tab at the top.

If this is not happening, it’s a bug. When Visions of N’Zoth is live, delivery of auction proceeds will have the usual delay of 60 minutes.

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

We think you can do this by using a combination of the “Uncollected Only” checkbox in the filter dropdown and the Armor/Weapon categories on the left.

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

Thank you for the feedback. We’re looking into changing this.

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

All versions of the same pet will be grouped in the same page. Since the auctions on that page will be mix of various levels, rarities, and stats, it’ll be up to the buyer to determine which pet they want to buy.

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

We haven’t been able to reproduce this error. Can you try again and see if it still does this for you?

Also, please try an exact search with quotes (example: “coarse leather”).

Thank you!

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

At this time, we’re continuing with the 48-hour max duration the WoW auction house has always had.

We don’t have wildcard functionality, but you can simply search for the first few words (example: Notorious Combatant’s Intuitive Staff) and it will return all items matching that.

Not at this time, but thank you for the suggestion.

The “Uncollected Only” filter will return all items that you don’t have the appearance for. As a result, you may see several items for the same appearance.

There is a “Usable Only” filter that will only show you recipes you can learn.

Not at this time, but thank you for the feedback.

Not at this time, but thank you for the suggestion.

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

Can you tell us more about this? Which pane do you see this on? Any info to reproduce this would be helpful.

Thanks! We’re aware of duration displays issues, and we’re working on that right now.

Kaivax
1 month ago
Feedback: Auction House Revamp

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback so far!

Here are some known issues that will be fixed in upcoming PTR builds:

  • Dressing Room support (CTRL click)
  • Linking to chat (Shift click)
  • Durations showing the wrong times
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