My mother tongue is not English. Please forgive my writing.
I am a manufacturer and, of course, a trader. I spend most of my time in Jita. In the world of EVE, the players who like to manufacture and trade are small crowds. But anyway, we buy expensive blueprints and pay expensive taxes, helping EVE to reclaim ISK. We are an important part of the entire economic system.
EVE has a fully free market, we can set any price for goods, which is the basis of price strategy. The trading rules of market are very simple. If your order is in the first place, You have a better chance of completing the deal. Probably, I modify orders thousand of times every day. Steam says I’ve been playing for 5700+ hours since I created the game character (2018.03.16). To be honest, it’s not fun do the same boring things so many times. Sometimes I wonder why CCP doesn’t make trading easier?
Anyway, in order to make ISK, there are always people willing to do it. Who cares? I can’t feel the love from CCP, even despised by PVP/PVE players.
But what’s worse is that it’s not just boring, it’s also potentially dangerous. Every time an order is modified, the price must be carefully input. Whether it is more or less one digit or missing decimal point, it will cause significant losses. But we are not MACHINES. There’s a silly sell order on the market. Capital Core Defense Field Extender II, price 64B, That’s me. I missed the decimal point and EVE was happy to take away a lot of ISK.
2019.07.26 14:52:56 Brokers Fee -1,298,380,216 ISK 15,892,513,537 ISK Market order commission to broker authorized by: Orianna
It really hurts. I believe that I am not the only player who has similar experiences.
Why not add a simple option, if the order price range exceeds a certain proportion of the estimate value of the item (less than 10% or more than 1000%), the order can not be placed. Players who like aggressive pricing strategies can manually turn off the option.
Why not add a menu item to the right-click menu for orders - “put order first”. The price of the sell order will be modified to 0.01 ISK lower than the lowest price, and similar the buy order.
The fun of trading comes from analysis, decision-making, regret for missing opportunities, not from being like a machine for order modification. Why don’t we do something really cool?