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This is why you must have Master Merchant and Awesome Guild Store mods


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I've been telling players in ESO about Master Merchant (and Awesome Guild Store) for months now, and some of them just can't seem to grasp how important and useful they are. I played without them for well over half a year, and now it feels to me like the game never should have been released without them in the first place. Without them, you are just guessing and "shooting in the dark" when buying or selling in the guild stores (a.k.a. "kiosks"). You just can't fully conceive of what they do for you until you see it for yourself. So I am posting this here, to refer players to, so they can see before they install the mod. I am not one of the modders, I am just a player that uses the mods, and the modders are no friend of mine either; so plz don't post requests for fixes/help here, go to esoui.com, where you can find these mods, to do that. Unfortunately, I don't think these mods are available on consoles.

First, lets get your attention, with a screenshot (click on it to see it larger):

   

I added the red sloping line, and the green oval, to point out some features. But before I tell you about those, I need to tell you why you really need Master Merchant and Awesome Guild Store mods.

Master Merchant - A "must-have" for everyone that is in a guild. Gives you info to determine sale prices, and what is a good purchase price as well. Pays off big-time in just a few weeks - you need that long for it to get accurate prices - unless you type "/mm missing" in your chat window and wait a while for it to get the last 10 days of sale data from your guild(s) (do not change maps nor enter dungeons while mm is doing this, you can watch the progress in your chat window). It even gives you a historical graph of the item sale prices, with dots colored the same as you set your guild colors (ESO Settings --> Interface --> Social). Not just your sales, but everyone's sales in all your guilds. It also shows you exactly what you sold from where, and how much, to help you plan your next items for sale, and keep that guild store full. For instance, I keep 2 stacks of 2 (for 200g), and one stack of 30 stinkhorn (for 1,650g) stocked at all times in all of my guild stores; when they sell it shows on the report and I use that to restock the store. And it even defaults the per unit listing prices - that you are about to list in the store - to the last used listing price, per unit (watch that though sometimes it's off).

I added the red line above to highlight the downward price trend on this item, it is clear to anyone paying attention to the chart. When this happens you need to adjust your selling price accordingly (guess at where it will be when you make the sale). Don't always just assume the average price, reported by Master Merchant, is the price you should sell it at - in fact you often can sell things for more, just look at the dots that are above the average to estimate your maximum selling price, if you aren't in a hurry to sell.


Awesome Guild Store is a mod that works in the ESO guild store to help you with searches for items/stacks. The ESO interface sometimes is just not good enough to let you get to what you want in a timely fashion. One great example is looking for Psijic Ambrosia recipe fragments (currently worth 50,000 gold each). Right now ESO does not categorize them as "Consumable" (the potion icon) like the other recipes in the game, nor recipes (in the AGS menu). Instead, without the mod you would have to page through dozens of pages of 100 stacks to get to them - who has the patience for that. Instead, set the Master Merchant setting "Auto advance to next page" to "ON" and set the category and filters as shown below:

   

Viola (after waiting for the pages to advance to the final page, page 12) there is what you are looking for. Notice I put the text "Psijic am" in there, so the filter ignored all pages without matching text; and the filter looked for only purple quality items, then Master Merchant auto-advanced to page 12 (one at a time, you must wait for it).

What's more, it has more options for reducing unwanted items from the results:

   

You see, I have selected "Materials" (the hammer icon),"Woodworking" (the log icon), and under "material type" on the left, the text "Beech," "Material" as opposed to "raw material" or "Tannin;" this filters out "Raw Beech" and leaves only the "Sanded Beech." It's awesome, just as the name implies. You can also set more criteria, like the "deal range," or a range of required levels - A MUST if you are looking for weapons or armor - and/or exact armor/weapon types!

For instance, if you are looking for any VR-14 light armor, with the nirnhoned trait:
   

And if you are looking for any Breeches (light armor) with the nirnhoned trait (for researching the nirnhoned trait):
   

Fast and concise. Shows you exactly what you want to find, quickly, and without a bunch of unwanted stuff to wade though to find your best deal.

And remember, you don't just use it when buying, also use to to see what's there and what the listed prices are for an item you are about to sell - you don't want to list an item for 50g when others have listed stacks for 30g, it will not sell.


I should also mention, if you don't turn on "Auto advance to next page" (off by default), you need to pay attention to the text at the bottom that says "next," if it is there then you need to press it to see all the results even if the page appears to be empty. You see the filter only BLOCKS out showing the things that don't match, there are often still 100 stacks on the page, it just isn't showing them to you since they don't match your criteria. So use it smartly. FYI. GL to you and happy gaming.
This post was last modified: September 13th 2015, 10:32 AM by HalloweenWeed


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This is a very good to know however I have one question to ask beforehand and that is do you know if any of these mods are good for the other consoles like PS4 and XBox One? I notice that you are doing this on what looks like the PC side and I would love to get these mods installed so I can save some money like you in the long run.


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Unfortunately, I don't think these mods are available on consoles.

I just edited in that sentence too, thnx for letting me know I should do this.


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(September 13th 2015, 10:33 AM)HalloweenWeed Wrote: Unfortunately, I don't think these mods are available on consoles.

I just edited in that sentence too, thnx for letting me know I should do this.

No problem just thought that I would ask. You never know right until you do.


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