To make up for the lack of an in-game auction house, players have set up a makeshift marketplace on the TESO Elite forums for buying, selling and trading goods, services and other such commerce.
Developer ZeniMax has recognized this trading space via the The Elder Scrolls Online official Twitter account, which pointed out the market forums in a tweet earlier this week as a way to set up these in-game transactions. On the forums, players are asked to post their item and clearly label whether they want to sell it, trade it or are looking to buy it, as well as provide what platform they are playing on and what their in-game username is.
Last fall, developers explained that The Elder Scrolls Online would not have an in-game auction house in order to protect the value of the game's most powerful gear.
"You don't necessarily want to do a global auction house for a game with one giant server because that generally leads to all the best gear being available at very, very cheap prices," gameplay designer Nick Konkle told Shoddy Cast. "A lot of times that can trivialize the game. You cannot have a healthy economy when there are no restrictions on getting the best stuff in the game."
The Elder Scrolls Online launched earlier this month for Mac and Windows PC, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions set to launch in June. Check out our Overview video for a look at the MMORPG in action.