So today I was browsing Abyssal items on Contracts, and was pleased to see that you have the ability to see the stats on Abyssal items at a glance, however, there doesn’t seem to be a way to filter these items based on stats. Maybe you want an abyssal module with much better PW usage, but you have plenty of CPU so you don’t care about that stat, or maybe you have plenty of fit space available but you really want the range or some other stat. The point being that each use case for Abyssal items is different, and we need a way to quickly find the exact item we need for the task at hand.
Path of Exile has a third party website: http://poe.trade/ (they have an in-house version as well) that handles this well. It allows users to query for items based on their requirements and returns results along with the ability to contact the player holding the item.
In EVE’s case, I think a second tab on the contracts page would fill this role. I keep calling it the “Flea Market” in my head, but there would have to be a better sci-fi name for it. Maybe the “Souq” or “Bazzar” or something. Anyway…
It basically needs the following functionality:
-Place items for sale (like the market does now). Set price, auction, buyout, etc.
-Query forms/drop downs (start typing to select from available options):
Players can add as many requirements as they want to the query to filter down results. For example, you want a Warp Disruptor with minimum 24 Km range, max 20 GJ activation cost, max 40 CPU, and you’re willing to pay up to 100M for it. The query returns a few results, you pick the one you like, you buy it/bid on it from that screen.