Want to Buy system
I've been away from WOW for some time, playing EVE online. One thing I've always thought WOW needed, more so since playing EVE, is buy orders on the AH. I doubt Blizz would implement it but I wonder if it would be possible for an addon to do.
Its probably more a project for a new addon but so much of it would use existing parts of TSM. Here is how I envision it;
Buyer add items and a buy price to his addon.
Addon communicates with other users addons.
Sellers can search their addon for a list of what people want to buy.
Sellers use their addon to COD mail items to the Buyer.
Buyer opens mail and pays COD.
Addon either removes one off orders or relists standing orders.
Addon calculates and reports how quickly Buyer collected their COD.
(this is because a seller may not want to wait three days for payment. statistics for Buyers would show if they usually collect CODs quickly)
Addon would track returned COD mails as a negative on the Buyers statistics.
May need to limit number of Buy orders per user. Its basically a p2p network of buy orders and data transfer may get significantly large. may need to protect against bad data in the network from malicious user.
This has been discussed before and it wouldn’t be feasible for an addon to do this as it would require a large number of people using it to be of any use.
not sure how the TSM desktop app works but possibly offloading WTB orders to the app and storing it on your servers would solve the bandwidth and malicious data problems.