Path of Exile: Is It The API to Be Accessible by Everyone?

In case you do not know, the good folks at Grinding Gear Games have released Whitelisting of the Trade API. We can tell you that many of the people we have spoken to who have come GM2V to buy Path of Exile 3.1 Orbs are very excited for this, as are we. As you're probably aware, there's an API that returns the contents of public stash tabs. Is it really necessary for the API to be accessible by everyone? Is it a good idea, that having a higher internet bandwidth with no limits should allow one to acquire higher ingame wealth thanks to item sniping? Let us see community thinks about it!

1) The most fair thing would be if established sites like poe.trade and poeapp.com or poe.ninja get to keep using the API because they are public domains that everyone has access to (everyone gets the same and fair chance at obtaining information/items). So as long as people make their domains public it should be allowed.

Thousands of people using private sniping tools that fucks the servers and gives some people an advantage shouldn't be a thing.

2) GGG can (and may be) change the API in a few somewhat simple ways that would support community sniping tools (and generally encourage development of other tools) without incurring a large load.

The current API is designed solely for snapshot based indexers ("here is a snapshot of every item available in a stash tab with updates snapshots of the tabs as they change"). This results in some limitations that have to be worked around for historical tracking, but more importantly it does not track changes. This is where the massive bandwidth comes from, and it requires a lot of extra processing.

If GGG provided an updated API that only pushed changes down the pipe to consumers (i.e. "this item was removed, this item was added") instead of the entire stash tab it would reduce the stream size by 90-95%+. If they offered a separate stream per league, the overall reduction would be extreme.

I'm interested in the announcement Bex mentioned, because if GGG just provides an official change based stream, it'll solve a ton of their issues.

3) I don't have a horse in this race, but to me it seems like closing down the API and making it only available to a few select sites seems to be the opposite of fair.
I don't really like private indexers either. That said you can basically get a template for one and build one yourself without much knowledge, if you really feel they are that unfair.

Should the servers have to be able to handle hundreds or possibly thousands of players running private sniping tools, especially in the beginning period of a league?
In my opinion opinion it would be best if just a few sites like poe.trade, poeapp or poe.ninja where whitelisted for the tradeapi. But i would be interested to know what the community thinks about it, if my thoughts are wrong and if not how it could be improved.

In my opinion opinion it would be best if just a few sites like poe.trade, poeapp or poe.ninja where whitelisted for the tradeapi. But i would be interested to know your opinion on this issue, if my thoughts are wrong and if not how it could be improved.
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