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  • The Unreal Marketplace Improvement and Feedback Thread

    So now that the rating system has been included what else is everyone looking to get out of the Market Place. I think we're at a good place where we as a community can lay out our wants and desires for how the Market Place can best place to buy and sell assets.

    For me the biggest issue is the lack of control that creators have over prices and updates. This really makes the marketplace come off as hulking and inflexible. Hopefully this kind of flexibility and control can be implemented sooner rather than later as competition in the Market Place picks up and we have to respond instantly to new packs that might price themselves under what's already there. Moreover updates take way too long and some users have begun considering using gum road as a backup so that they can supply their supports with updates now rather than sooner. This is completely backwards.

    What does the community think? What is necessary for the Marketplace to be improved? Everyone should post their requests and I'll keep them updated here at the top of the thread so that Epic can keep track of what updates the community wants most.

    • Flexible Pricing Controls
    • Disproportionate Pricing to Quality Regulation By Epic
    • Incorporating Updates Sooner
    • Creators Can Set Items On Sale
    • Mandatory Videos & Demos for Items on Sale
    • Game Type Asset Usage Limitations
    • Marketplace Exclusivity vs. Origins
    • Mandatory Blueprint Previews
    • Model Viewer
    • Content Streaming For Previews
    • Sub-Categories For Searching More Specifically
    • Ability to Sell Individuals Items vs. Bulk
    • Submission, Voting, Content delivery, and General Response Times are Excessive
    • Market Place Voting Integrated Into The Unreal Launcher
    • Local-Currency Pricing
    • Statistics
    • New Ratings for Every Major Update + Ability to View Ratings for Previous Versions
    • Graph Showing Average Score Per Version Update
    • More Detailed Selling Stats
    • Ability to Leave Comments on Reviews
    • Content Providers Maintain Free Access to their Products
    Last edited by qdelpeche; 07-30-2015, 04:14 AM.

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    Please give us a way to somehow favorite assets on the marketplace in a seperate list that we can go through later and add entries from it to the shopping cart. Right now I have everything that is interesting to me collected in the shopping cart for thorough review or buying later, but since the temp limit cap, this isn't possible right now. It would make the process of collecting, evaluating and finally buying more straight forward anyways.

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    Could you please fix the cell phone market place "on sale" section. The discount covers the price. I work long hours and travel, and would like to see the price without clicking the item.

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    Alwin Unless Epic places a vote system to elect the best products in each category, which will turn the designation for a Top Asset more accurate. Maybe sending a pool with the assets which person purchased and ask for a rating there + a value from 1 to 10 to specify which was considered best among several in same category. That would work.

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    NilsonLima thank you for the reply!

    I think the most problem is that people just don't rate the products they purchase at all
    It's true that just a tiny portion of the customers actually give ratings, this is not unusual. If a product has a good amount of customers however who can recommend it, there will be enough ratings to give you an idea how how the overall quality of the product is. Ratings shouldn't be the only factor taken into account, that is true.

    Also, how an asset can be considered a Top one? Just for the number of sales?
    It's not an easy question, just sales and a lot of ratings shouldn't be the only factor. All those points you mentioned above determine the overall quality of the tool and can only be answered by humans. One option is that such products get hand-picked, and to make it fair maybe rotating them (like the current 'Featuerd' section) so that every creator has equal chances to have a product featured on the Marketplace or the category front page.

    If you look at Unity's Asset store front page, the first thing you get to see is Top Assets released in 2018. Quality is definitely a variable in there, and it makes the search for high quality assets so much easier. There is no reason this should not work with the Marketplace too, and it would a great way to give creators of high quality products the attention they deserve. It would also motivate creators (including myself) to improve their products to get featured for providing good quality.
    Last edited by Alwin; 03-19-2019, 02:52 AM.

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    Originally posted by Alwin View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I wrote this into a different thread but just found that there is a Marketplace improvement thread. My suggestion
    ís a Top Products section, I think a lot of creators could benefit from it:

    I was just browsing the Marketplace and noticed there is no way of searching for best rated or most popular assets. Wouldn't it be great to have a 'Top Products' section on the front page of the Marketplace? I think this would have a lot of advantages: on one hand, creators of high quality assets would get the attention they deserve and customers would get exposed to the best products. My current impression is that quality is not really a variable in there. I see a lot of assets that are either featured, free or new packages which have one or two ratings in total. The newest products of course also deserve a lot of traffic, but why not have a Top Products section in addition?

    What do you think?
    I think the most problem is that people just don't rate the products they purchase at all, so if you see an asset with 6 ratings with 5 stars and in the marketplace around 1 year, you can be sure that it has sold at least 10x that if not more. Also, how an asset can be considered a Top one? Just for the number of sales? Purchase here is a lot of matter of research, so goes my two cents:

    1 - does the asset have a demo video?
    2 - does the asset have a playable demo?
    3 - does the asset have nice pictures? does the pictures show shader complexity in case of materials?
    4 - does the asset have a good description?
    5 - which is the asset support? Does it have a forum thread? Does it have a discord server?
    6 - in case there are lots of comments on the asset page, read them all
    7 - in case there is a forum thread, check for user doubts, how much time creator took to answer?, etc
    8 - in case there is a discord server, how many people are there? how is the creator diligence in answering questions?

    Takes a lot of time to consider a purchase.

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    Hi everyone!

    I wrote this into a different thread but just found that there is a Marketplace improvement thread. My suggestion
    ís a Top Products section, I think a lot of creators could benefit from it:

    I was just browsing the Marketplace and noticed there is no way of searching for best rated or most popular assets. Wouldn't it be great to have a 'Top Products' section on the front page of the Marketplace? I think this would have a lot of advantages: on one hand, creators of high quality assets would get the attention they deserve and customers would get exposed to the best products. My current impression is that quality is not really a variable in there. I see a lot of assets that are either featured, free or new packages which have one or two ratings in total. The newest products of course also deserve a lot of traffic, but why not have a Top Products section in addition?

    What do you think?

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    I leave the marketplace tab open and refresh and switch from New to Sale. Eventually the black navigation bar at the top that lets you go to the forum goes away and you can't get it back. Additionally, eventually the New and Sale sections will cease to load. They'll stick on loading animation.

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    Don't know where to put it. There's a bug on UE marketplace: fullscreen image view is cut off on 2560x1920 display.

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    Could we get sorting fixed before the next sale?
    even with current general "sale" the last four pages ive seen show the same content among these four pages and is annoying.
    Not to mention somewhat unfair.

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    Originally posted by Antidamage View Post
    There is a rule like that, you're not seeing the same assets always on sale. I think we get something like a maximum 4 weeks on sale for each asset each year.
    70 days in fact.

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    There is a rule like that, you're not seeing the same assets always on sale. I think we get something like a maximum 4 weeks on sale for each asset each year.

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    I've been thinking about it for a while, so here it is.
    It would be nice if there was a rule that the same asset can't be on sale more often than once per like 2-3 months. It is getting old to see the same assets no one buys constantly on sale. Nearly every time I visit the sale page I see the same assets. Dude, if your stuff doesn't sell even on sale, just reduce price even more or something, stop abusing the system (especially if it still doesn't really help sales).

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    Save as Draft needed (even if the full form is not completed) in case upload fails or web browser sticks. It's happened a couple times on chrome so far.

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    This could have an added benefit of additional sales revenue for content creators as less people will miss out on a sale if they plan ahead (wishlist item sale notifications could be the net step)

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  • replied
    Originally posted by Evgeniy Babush View Post
    bug in Reports Sales, The number of copies sold is displayed incorrectly.
    Hi Evgeniy Babush The Marketplace uses a US date format of MM-DD-YYYY. The date showing 03-02-2019 refers to March 2, 2019. If you change the date range to March or Month 3, you'll see the sale there. Hope this helps! Please email us with any other questions - marketplace-support@unrealengine.com

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