It seems as though you are not really a Guild Wars 2
player until you have had a good rant about the trading post at some point. Those rants might become scarce with this month's patch, as ArenaNet
has reworked the game's auction house to be more user friendly.
"The first iteration of the trading post didn't do a great job of exposing its offerings to users, and that's something we've worked hard to improve," the team posted in a new features pack dev diary
. To facilitate this desire, the team rebuilt the trading post using a new browser engine.
The improvments to the trading post include a revamped user interface, faster loading, better browsing and search functions, clearer categories, and a cleaner buy/sell screen. The end result is "an objectively better product" for all users, according to the studio.