There's a lot of confusion going about the Marketplace these days and I thought I'd clear up some of the air. First I'd like to cover when to use the marketplace and when not to use the marketplace. These should be pretty obvious but with so many new faces I can never be too safe. Remember, the Gaiscioch Family is about Honor, Respect, Integrity, and Fellowship. From the day you start in the family we begin conditioning you to stop putting your own personal gains first and start thinking "We" instead of "Me". Together we are strong, together we can share, together we make amazing things happen. Alone, you are limited to what "You" can do. "We" are only limited by our imagination and drive. There is nothing "We" can't do.
Proper Uses for the Marketplace
- To Better Equip Yourself
- To Provide An Item to A Friend
- To Fill A Item Request
- To Fill A Materials Request
- To Help Improve Your Crafting Skills
What the Marketplace Should NOT Be Used For:
- To Sell To Merchants or on the Auction Hall
- To Pad a Friends Points
Remember, The Marketplace is here so that people can become better equipped and crafters can get resources. If you request 200 resources and turn around and sell it that's 200 resources and a ton of time gathering that just got wasted for your personal gain. This is the exact opposite of what the system was built for. Please do not request materials unless you intend to make something with them. Turning a profit by flooding the market only delays the people who actually NEED things from getting them on a quick timeframe. So you would be benefiting financially at the expense of your family. This is not a Selfless act, this is not even a Ethical act, This is the exact kind of unethical behavior that we frown upon and look to remove from the gaming experience. I ask that you only request items YOU intend to use or give to someone.
Requesting An Item
You can request an item by clicking on the Marketplace icon at the top of the page. Once on the page select from one of the many categories we have. Be sure you have at least 1 character claimed or you will not be able to request anything as there is nobody in the system to send the item to. Next to the item name you will see the Level that is required and how many Family Vault Credits are required to request the item. Choose the character you would like to have the item delivered too and then click "Submit Request". You will see a 1 appear in the "My Request" column denoting that you have requested an item. Once an item is claimed by a crafter they will have 5 days to complete the order. You should receive an email when the item has been claimed and when the item has been sent to you. (So long as your email is not Microsoft based email eg. @msn.com, @hotmail.com, etc.)
To request materials you will first need to convert Family Vault Credits into resources. At the top right of the Marketplace page you'll see a box with "Funds Available". This will tell you how many Family Vault Credits and how many Resources you currently have. Below that box you can convert each Family Vault Credit to 100 Resources. Once you have resources in your funds available you can click on "Request Materials" and place an order for the materials you need. First you will click on the header of the material type then choose the Quantity you Require. Select the character you would like it sent to and then click "Submit Request". Once an item is claimed by a crafter they will have 14 days to complete the order. You should receive an email when the item has been claimed and when the item has been sent to you. (So long as your email is not Microsoft based email eg. @msn.com, @hotmail.com, etc.)
Filling A Work Order
So your an aspiring crafter looking to earn a bit of Family Honor Points and some Contribution to boot. The Open Workorders tab is where you want to be. Here you will see all item requests organized by the crafting specialty required to create the item. If you can create the item then click "Claim Request". This will move the item to "My Workbench" where you will be able to fill the order. Once you have the order ready to ship go to "My Workbench" and send the item to the name provided under "Send Item To" and then click "Sent Item". By Clicking Sent Item you will be awarded the point value of the item and you will be able to take another request. With Each Artisan level you gain you will be able to take on one more order up to Level 20 where you can take 20 at a time. If you accidentally claim a item you can not make go to "My Workbench" and click "Cancel Claim".
Filling Materials Requests
Don't fancy the life of a crafter? Or do you just have too much surplus materials? The Materials Request section is where you can see what materials members need. By filling materials requests you can gain Resources which earn Family Vault Credits twice as fast. To fill a request simply click "Claim Request" next to the request you wish to fill. You then have 5 days to gather the necessary materials and ship them off to the "Send Item To" name provided. Once you have completed the order go to "My Workbench" and click "Sent Item". If you accidentally claim a request you can not fill go to "My Workbench" and click "Cancel Claim".
If you have any questions please feel free to ask below and I will do my best to answer them as they come in.