Submitted by Michael Oliver on 2013-03-04 02:21:37
Website lets you track MapleStory Mesos spending and earning
MapleStory fan site Basilmarket.com has introduced a new item trade tracking
that lets you record the items you bought or sold and for how much. When done over time, players can get a clearer picture of how much
MapleStory Mesos goes in or out of their wallet via item trading. In the future the data logged by users might even be used to create a live price
list for the benefit of the community.
The new tracking feature was designed with convenience in mind. Players can quickly add item trade entries including details like the type of
transaction (buying or selling) and for how much MapleStory Mesos. The system then generates a daily list of the items bought and sold.
“The focus is on ease of use and being able to quickly add entries,” explained admin poster mrbasil, also adding that there are convenient edit
and delete options should you make a mistake with the recorded entries.
mrbasil also explained that the new tracking feature can be used for other means. Market players can use it to scout out prices trends on a specific
item that will give them a gauge on how much to buy or sell that item in the future.
“Technically speaking the items you add don't even have to be yours,” said mrbasil. “If you're just looking for a place to log what others are
selling in free market (to track prices over time or to make a note of someone selling an item you're after) this is a great way to do it.”
mrbasil plans to introduce future upgrades that will expand the feature’s utility to the broader community.
“I have some ideas on making it more useful (ie, tabulating earnings so you can see your earnings/losses in various time frames) but will use the
beta phase to see how and if people use it… If this proves to be popular, I have an idea wherein we could have the data from select (ie,
trustworthy) users that volunteer to have their data be public to create a live price list,” he said.
Opportunistic players though will likely attempt to use the feature to manipulate the free market prices. “The trick will be weeding out people who
put in fake data as well as those who are looking to raise prices for their own sales,” said mrbasil.
Community reaction has been mostly cautiously welcoming on the new feature. The majority are willing to give the new feature a try while it is still
in beta to see if it does work as planned.
Should the feature develop into a community prices list, users see it as potentially helping out a lot of beginners who have no clue for much
MapleStory mesos they should buy or sell their items.
“I support this idea. It will cut down on the amount of price check threads and give the community some valuable information, resulting in less
people getting ripped off and a more informed public when buying and selling, knowing what a good deal is and knowing when someone's trying to screw
them over,” said user xXSyKoXx in the official response thread.