I noticed two weird things about the auction chest I wanted to pass on.
www.dropbox.com/s/22lioc7zkjk6lk8/auction-bug2.png?dl=0 A) I bid on a "Barbazu's Wrap", and it seems the auction script got confused about which one. There were two "Barbazu's Wrap" in the auction chest - one with, and one without augs. The tell told me I bought one, while the chest would only let me pick up the other. In the chat log you can see it asked me for a price when I picked up the aug one that the tell told me I bought.
How could that have happened? Are the market chests just old and buggy and I should be grateful they're working at all, or what?
account name: "maltelau" character name: "Tritone Troldmanden" or "Singing a Tritone" time: issue A) happened just now, my screenshot is from sun 29 sep 2019 13∶13∶06 CEST I took the screenshots for B) thur 26 sep 2019 19∶11∶12 CEST
As to A, I suspect this is user error of some kind. I see the tell you received, but you haven't posted screenies of the item you got vs the item you thought you bid on, so it's a bit difficult to say more. The likeliest explanation is that you thought you had bid on one, but had bit on the other. If you post screens, or have a DM pull the item vars ingame from the cloak you actually got, we may be able to tell better what happened. Generally speaking, the market had all the bugs hammered out of it years ago - one advantage of it being 'old', as you put it.
As to B, The priced and auction chests can't overlap. Some items don't have many randomization options, so it's not impossible they were identically rand'd.
Thanks for letting me know Sanne, I uploaded the screenshot somewhere else.
A) It might very well be on me, I am just a bit mystified. I don't remember which one I bid on, but the confusion remains: The market tell told me I had bid on and bought "Frostbitten Barbazu's Wrap of the Lizard". When I tried to pick that one up, it kept it and asked for a price as if it was still on auction. When I tried to pick up the "Barbazu's Wrap", it let me take it, as if that was the one I bought.
I'm currently wearing the augless "Barbazu's Wrap" on my toon "Tritone Troldmanden". Feel free to ask to see it ingame / ignore it / whatever you need to do. Screenshot of its randomized stats are here if that's what you mean. www.dropbox.com/s/15iqjkp9d2xi9uy/barbazu-cloak.png?dl=0
Meanwhile, the "Frostbitten Barbazu's Wrap of the Lizard" is still in the auction chest for another 4 days, with no bids registered.
B) It makes a lot more sense when you say they don't have many randomization options. I was imagining all stats could be randomized to let's say 10 levels, which would already be on the order of 10^10 = 10'000'000'000 possible variations.