Attributes search? (in General)


Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 20 2009 10:06 AM EST

Right now if I click "character attributes" and let's say, HP, then there are 450+ pages to click through if I want to find where my character stands. (Since it stands quite low.)

Any way to quickly search where you stand for a given attribute? I'm not going to be in the top pages for any of them in the near future, but I'd like to see my progression.

(If that is impossible, it could be great if we had an attribute search engine implemented?)

Also, I'd love to be able to see where my pieces of equipment are in the standings, beyond the top 50...

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] November 20 2009 10:43 PM EST

That would be nice. It's fun to see where you measure up if you're not on the first page without searching forever. A stats page with all your trained spells/abilities and their ranking number would be pretty sweet.

iBananco [Blue Army] November 20 2009 10:58 PM EST

And thus, on the seventh day, God developed the manual binary search.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 21 2009 7:40 PM EST

I'm sorry D7, but I have not practiced my Moonspeak in a while, and it's rusty.

"manual binary search"? Sorry, what?

How does one master that technique?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 21 2009 8:06 PM EST

Go to the middle of the list. Compare yourself to that person. If you're higher, do it again with the upper part, if you're lower, do it with the lower part.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 21 2009 8:13 PM EST

Ah, got it. Tedious, though.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 21 2009 8:20 PM EST

I was trying to figure out a way to implement something like this using all character and equipment stats, here is the best I could do:

Player Search

^ is a prototype, it doesn't work, I just made it as a mock up of what I would kinda like.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 21 2009 8:25 PM EST

I can't seem to make it work :( Pressing search does nothing. Maybe I'm just being stupid? Are there any search constraints that HAVE to be present so it works?

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 21 2009 8:35 PM EST

Sorry, I updated it to mention that it's just a mock up, it doesn't actually work . ;)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 21 2009 8:42 PM EST

Hah! That's a bummer. It would be a very interesting tool...

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 21 2009 8:45 PM EST

Assuming your character has more than 7k HP (you only have to look through 64 pages) , it will only take at most 7 clicks to find the page with your guy on it.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 21 2009 9:01 PM EST

However, checking multiple attributes every day will make the amount of clicks needed very big. Even worse when the server slows down.

The current way to display standings is just not efficient. I'm not dying because of this, but it still in not efficient, and makes searching tedious :P

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 21 2009 9:06 PM EST

Well, it should be very easy (I could do it if I knew how to read info off the web and back on) to program it. I'm sure verifex can have it done quickly.

AdminNightStrike November 23 2009 9:04 AM EST

Once you know where you are in the rankings, you can just go right to that spot each time (you won't change by 75894543 pages in a day).

But yes, your idea has merit.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 23 2009 4:29 PM EST

I'm absolutely aware that this is nitpicking ;)
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