I love the Auction house. I've got a mule parked there just specifically so I can log over periodically, scan, and then snap up any bargains and either stash them for tradeskills, send them to an alt, or resell them
if it's an item that has been severely under priced. (I can't tell you how many copies of the Savory Deviate Delight
recipe I've bought from the AH for 40s that I resold for at least 5g.) But I have to admit, I've never thought that the search interface was too terribly good. Then I saw a blue reply to a forum request for changes to the auction house that made me a happy panda. According to Eyonix:
...We're also working to improve our user-interface, which includes the auction house. Below are some of the changes slated to be implemented for the next patch.
- The Auction House now has a reset button that will reset all fields you have entered to allow you to quickly try a different search.
- When items are being put up for sale on the Auction House, if the item you are putting up for bid is the same item and quantity as the previous item you put up for bid, it will automatically fill in the price and buyout for you with your previous price.
- Gems are now searchable in the Auction House under the heading of Gem with the gems then broken up by color so you can search for all gems of a specific color.
I just wonder if the end version of automatic fill they implement will remember prices from when you were logged in before like Auctioneer does? Or will the auction house "forget" things as soon as I log out -- or perhaps even as soon as I close the auction house interface? It's not enough of a change to replace Auctioneer for me, but it's a step in the right direction at least.
And I lest I forget -- Hooray searchable gems by color
in case you missed it in the previous patch notes
[via the General forum