Oh man, I remember Cosmos. I couldn't play without it and I had to take a break after each broken patch. I guess that was my ElvUI back in the day. Now, with years of Lua experience, I just patch stuff and update later.
Covering a discovery that is related to a WoW emulator? Color me surprised, and very happy! This is such a cool discovery, and I LOVE seeing things like this
imo, they devs could have retained the "person-to-person exchange of goods" where rather than automating the auction house process where the item/gold is removed from your inventory and sent to the other person's in-game mailbox, thus being an impersonal/anonymous exchange of goods, if instead it acted more like this beta addon, where you go to the auction house to bid on posted items, however the exchange of item/money must be done face-to-face, where you have to meet up with the seller/buyer in world, at the very least arrange a CoD via mail.
Holy hell Ropetown! I remember those guys back in the TBC days! Seeing them in Shattrath the top tier gear inspired me to get into raiding back then. I miss the sense of community from those days, especially on the realm forums and such.
"This belongs in a museum!"
Auction House is definitely preferable to only player-to-player trade, or similar implementations - I once played an MMO where you could set up a shop where others could buy selected items from you - but you had to stay online for that! (Fishing was similarly automated, but again, you had to stay in the game) At the time, I was still on an internet connection I paid by time spent online, so, yeah... The main "city" was basically plastered with those shops, you couldn't even find the regular NPCs anymore.
I mean I get what the Devs were going for with the social aspect, but that would have been terrible. If you wanted to sell stuff how would you have any time to enjoy the rest of the game?