Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
Hello peeps,

Im a very new player to the Star trek online universe and there are a couple things i noticed that could need some improvement to make this amazing game even better, the one thing i really dislike in this game is how the current market/exchange works and feels.
there is alot of manual typing involved and it takes so much time to search for just the thing u need or to put stuff up on the exchange.

I come from another game which is also a space game mmo and to compare that market with this one its night and day.

in that other game u can right click items and check for that item on the market or right click and put it on the market, other windows open where u can enter the details at what price u want to item to be sold or how many items of that u want to buy.

Would it be even possible of an improvement of the exchange or do the current dev's feel that the exchange are up to specs for star trek online

heres a picture of that other games market, there are a lot of different items in that market, some might recognize it but this is just an example and will not discuss that other games name, competition and all that stuff

Example from a more sophisticated market
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,359
# 2
07-02-2014, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sensaia View Post
Hello peeps,

Im a very new player to the Star trek online universe and there are a couple things i noticed that could need some improvement to make this amazing game even better, the one thing i really dislike in this game is how the current market/exchange works and feels.
there is alot of manual typing involved and it takes so much time to search for just the thing u need or to put stuff up on the exchange.

I come from another game which is also a space game mmo and to compare that market with this one its night and day.

in that other game u can right click items and check for that item on the market or right click and put it on the market, other windows open where u can enter the details at what price u want to item to be sold or how many items of that u want to buy.

Would it be even possible of an improvement of the exchange or do the current dev's feel that the exchange are up to specs for star trek online

heres a picture of that other games market, there are a lot of different items in that market, some might recognize it but this is just an example and will not discuss that other games name, competition and all that stuff

Example from a more sophisticated market

*brain explodes* yeeaaaaah lets just keep STO the way it is, just drag an item to the exchange to figure out where it sells. Honestly, it functions, i can find what i need/want to sell, what i need/want to buy, how much each and the only thing missing for me is a chart of how they have been sellling and at what price, but that would destroy the point.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,791
# 3
07-02-2014, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jarodroto123 View Post
just drag an item to the exchange to figure out where it sells.
That's right, no typing involved for checking prices.

When buying things you have to type to find what you want, but that's not unique to STO.

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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 955
# 4
07-02-2014, 04:21 PM
It seems that STO has taken functionality out of the Exchange though. Like when searching for a particular device or console, you need to navigate to the device's category first, then select the rarity for that item, then it will find what you are looking for.

The rarity selection requirement was always there but until the last season of two, you didn't have to select the category.

I suspect that it done to reduce the load on the database by having more information supplied for doing the search.

IMO, don't expect them to put any effort into the Exchange when they are continually working many seasons ahead on creating more large story-arc missions with voice-overs and more ships and lockboxes, or whatever brings in the money.
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Captain
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 554
# 5
07-05-2014, 06:20 AM
well, i will love one more very important improvment - searching/filtering DESIRED traits - like if you want to look for guy/girl which have teamwork and resiliant trait at same time - it is real PITA to find it.
of course you can set any trait which you want/dont want - it will greatly improve feel.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 182
# 6
07-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Ascending per unit and descending per unit are still mixed up w/ one another. Please fix it! Ascending price per unit should display the lowest price first, not vice versa.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 182
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Originally Posted by czertik123 View Post
well, i will love one more very important improvment - searching/filtering DESIRED traits - like if you want to look for guy/girl which have teamwork and resiliant trait at same time - it is real PITA to find it.
of course you can set any trait which you want/dont want - it will greatly improve feel.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jarodroto123 View Post
*brain explodes* yeeaaaaah lets just keep STO the way it is, just drag an item to the exchange to figure out where it sells. Honestly, it functions, i can find what i need/want to sell, what i need/want to buy, how much each and the only thing missing for me is a chart of how they have been sellling and at what price, but that would destroy the point.
"Escorting Vehicles & Equipment Online" is NOT a model that STO should emulate! That other game has enough problems competing w/ Truck Driving School Online!
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by sensaia View Post
Hello peeps,

Im a very new player to the Star trek online universe and there are a couple things i noticed that could need some improvement to make this amazing game even better, the one thing i really dislike in this game is how the current market/exchange works and feels.
there is alot of manual typing involved and it takes so much time to search for just the thing u need or to put stuff up on the exchange.

I come from another game which is also a space game mmo and to compare that market with this one its night and day.

in that other game u can right click items and check for that item on the market or right click and put it on the market, other windows open where u can enter the details at what price u want to item to be sold or how many items of that u want to buy.

Would it be even possible of an improvement of the exchange or do the current dev's feel that the exchange are up to specs for star trek online

heres a picture of that other games market, there are a lot of different items in that market, some might recognize it but this is just an example and will not discuss that other games name, competition and all that stuff

Example from a more sophisticated market
"Escorting Vehicles & Equipment Online" is NOT a model that STO should emulate! That other game has enough problems competing w/ Truck Driving School Online!
Captain
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 554
# 9
07-06-2014, 04:31 AM
truck driving on line ? or you meaned tractors ?
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