I've been keeping an eye out for new recipes on the Test Realm through the Auction House and I spotted a nice little change that snuck in under the radar. It seems that the Devs have added the recipe skill level to the display of the list. Where "Level" used to be it now shows the skill requirement. Here's a pic I took of the new display:
This is a great change for me and I'm sure for many of you as well. Unfortunately the search options at the top are not yet supporting this new functionality and I'm not sure the necessary changes will make it into this build. But as far as I'm concerned, even being able to see and sort on that information is terrific.
Even better is that this new feature has made its way into some of the other auction categories as well. Here's a pic I took of the "Container" section:
You can see that in this category the information is shown for bag slots. These changes are also being used in the Consumable category, which now shows level requirements for each consumable. The Glyph section is also showing level requirements for glyphs. The gem section is showing level requirements for each type of gem, someone even gave Classic gems a level. Even the Miscellaneous section with the mounts and pets is using this new system.
Personally I think this is an awesome change and I'm glad to see the Devs making little quality of life tweaks like this. Modifications of this type tend to be overlooked, but they are a big deal when they aren't there. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to shop for enchants for my lower alts and it's impossible to swim through a sea of scrolls that are all marked "1". You pretty much have to search for each enchant by name, which means you have to find a web site to show you which enchants your toon can use. Definitely not user friendly.
I hope they manage to get the search options working before 5.0 drops. I guess that means I should get over to the PTR forums and let them know the filters don't work ;)