If any of you guys actually trade a lot, you'll have noticed by now that trading as it is is incredibly frustrating since everyone you encounter in the actual trade room is trying to sell their items for keys and there is no real way to look for specific items other than blindly asking around. Keys are scarce, hoarded by the rich old timers and only spent en masse on high tier snipers. The few keys you might accumulate over several months of trading are hard to spend on something decent even when you do have them, and when you are looking for specific items there's no guarantee that whoever has these items is even online. What I propose be added to the game is a marketplace not unlike the websites www.tf2outpost.com or trade.tf. These websites were created to catalyze trading in the game Team Fortress 2, and have been very effective in doing so. On them, players can propose trades showing what they are selling and what they would like in exchange, and posts can be made on the trades themselves to negotiate terms of the deal. I, being a long time TF2 (and deadzone) player know firsthand how much faster it is to trade using one of these websites on which you can search for things you would like to trade and propose trades of your own without the hassle of shouting over obnoxious low level players and spammers in a single chat room. This doesn't have to be a secondary website, it could be implemented directly into Dead Zone as another window you can browse, like you would the alliance window, bounty window or your compound lists.
A change like this would revamp people's abilities to trade massively and would allow for a much more free flowing economy. Without it trade, or at least the chat, is like a room full of shouting and crying kids trying desperately to get some keys while the old players sit in the shadows and hoard them all until they see something profitable.
EDIT: I know that third party, unofficial trading websites like this have been created already, but what I'm suggesting is merely that an official in-game trading board be added on which users can propose trades, comment on other proposed trades, search for specific items and ultimately speed up the whole trading process. This should not be a place where actual trades take place, merely a place where users can come into contact with other users who have specific items much more easily than any of the current chat rooms allow us to. From there they can contact each other via chat and trade normally.
TL,DR: Implement a marketplace into the game to make trading less idiotic than it is.
Edited by FLoor, 28 November 2015 - 05:39 AM.