A few details regarding market ward improvements and the introduction of a player search feature included in the next update to Final Fantasy XIV have revealed. According to Massively, market wards will include functionality similar to Final Fantasy XI's auction house, and will contain transaction history as well as an option to buy directly from the item search screen. The player search feature will soon allow players to flag themselves as looking for group, and allow players to indicate which classes and questlines they are needing. Players will also be able to sort by a variety of criteria when looking for potential party members, making things much easier and streamlined than the current system in place.
FFXIV Patch 1.20 is expected to hit on December 14.