With the full release of the raid next week we will also be seeing the return of the market stalls! We’ve spent some time revamping the system since “Preborn” and this thread is to go over some of those changes prior to the system’s release.
We’ve eliminated the old bidding system and moved over to an automated system utilizing the auction house. A player who is interested in purchasing a market stall will simply visit their favorite auctioneer, select the Items category (Runemage Reagent icon) and bid on the current market stall auction. Market stalls will be auctioned off in series instead of all at once, meaning only one market stall auction will be active at a time. Each market stall auction will last for 3 days before it is replaced by the next stall in the sequence.
There are currently 10 market stalls available in the game, meaning each owner will have their stall for 27 days before it reappears on the auction house and 30 days before that next auction listing ends and ownership of the stall could change hands. Players are able to rebid on the stall they currently own, but are not allowed to bid on any other stalls. If a player does repurchase the auction stall they currently own then their items and dram remain in the market stall chest and sales continue as they were. If a new player purchases a stall already owned by another players then any remaining items or dram belonging to the previous owner will be returned to their delivery and auction chests respectively. If an auction stall does not receive any bids it will be vacant until it comes back up for bid.
The current starting bid on market stalls is 10,000 dram and bids placed on a market stall are exempt from the 2% convenience fee normally added to auction house bids.
In addition to this items that are currently listed for sale at a market stall will also appear in the auction house as single stack buyout only options. Items purchased from a stall via the auction house will still be subject to the 2% convenience fee and these items will be delivered to the purchasing player’s delivery chest. Dram from items listed in a market stall that are sold through the auction house will not be subject to the 4% seller’s fee and that dram will be sent to the seller’s market stall chest.