Add-ons Seriously Needed
I could really use some in-game tools or add-ons to help manage the furniture shop I’m running in EQ2 Extended. An in-game calculator, notepad and permanent wallet history, ala EVE Online accessories would be very nice in deed. I use the player made notebooks to keep track of inventory, customers and orders but it’s a hack attempt at best. I was using a spreadsheet but I didn’t like alt-tabbing out of the game. It breaks the RP feel of what I’m doing. Not that I’m some big RP person but I like how connected this character feels to the world of Norrath – like she lives in that world. As a result, I don't want the jarring exercise of popping in and out of game using programs.
Besides having something like the WOW add-on, Auctioneer for seeing the range of prices for an item, a permanent list of your sales crate information would be very useful. Right now what we have is a scrolling log of past sales where things fall off the list as new items are sold. The information provided such as the item sold, cost and purchaser is very valuable. First off, it helps me to understand my optimal price points so I can adjust accordingly. I rarely price items based on what everyone else is doing even though I often check our of curiosity. I prefer go by the tier, whether or not there was a rare component and the uniqueness of the item. If I went by what I see many others doing, I’d be selling for less than the fuel costs, which I simply do not understand.