A few suggestion that would get the marketplace in a better place than it is now.
- Remove case sensitive search.
- Keep accumulated trades persistent after server restarts.
- Keep current price persistent after server restarts.
- Continue to reset recent price after server restarts.
- Allow buying cheapest item when recent bid has ended but not claimed.
- Display Blue+ PEN items even if none have ever sold.
- Implement Pre-ordering.
-50% chance to go to bid.
-100% chance to go to pre-order on PEN items. (Maybe?)
-Pre-order goes to highest bidder.
-Display last pre-order price as recent price.
- Adjust Min/Max value on enhanced gear, retail NA formula would probably be a good start. Currently way to low.
- If possible increase marketplace sale slots.
These changes would put the marketplace near retail. Which I personally feel is moving in a good direction.