Basically the title.
Eve is almost or over 16 years old. And we still have to check market orders with 3rd party tools OOG, or alts, or through chat channels.
We really should be able to do this on our own, with a built-in market query tool by now. It should help traders to find better deals around the cluster without having to rely on 3rd party tools or requiring you to get at least 5 alts for market hubs, and I think would make market PVP a bit more interesting, with a higher probability of someone snatching that sweet deal just in front of you - and possibly finding great opportunities outside of hub regions.
To reduce server load, it could be limited to one query per account for like every 15 seconds or whatever would make most sense. If you’re not a robot or a savant, it should take that 15ish seconds at least for you to compare prices and calculate/guesstimate a profit margin anyway.
I’m looking forward to hearing why this would be a bad idea and would ruin the game.