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TOPIC | AH Search Parameters: TICKYBOXES
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Disclaimer: I looked through the 5 most recent pages of this forum and I didn't see any suggestions like this, so if someone has already posted something like this, my apologies!

So.

Right now, when I go on the AH and am shopping for a dragon, I have the option to choose a single parameter (ie: "Primary gene: iridescent") or to leave it blank (ie: "Primary gene: All").

My suggestion is that instead of a drop-down menu, wherein each menu allows the choice of a single option... Tickyboxes.

Here's an example of that in action:
My clan is built on a theme of characters from one of my favorite book series, so when I go to buy dragons, I often have some very specific parameters in mind -- for example, I am in the market for a dragon for the god Gandolo. I want the dragon to be a Skydancer or an Imperial; male; with either ripple, bar, or iridescent; with either shimmer, current, or seraph; with gembond; primary color in the red range; secondary color in the red range; tertiary color in the yellow range; element is irrelevant.

To find this dragon on the AH, I have to do dozens of searches, checking every possible combination and permutation of these search parameters, since I can only search for one from each category at a time:
First search: Skydancer, iri, shim, gembond
Second search: Imperial, iri, shim, gembond
Third search: Skydancer, ripple, shim, gembond

and so on and so on, ad infinitum. If I make the search too specific ("skydancer, iri, shim, gembond, crimson, red, gold"), then I run the risk of turning up nothing and wasting a lot of time. If I don't make it specific enough ("skydancer, iri, shim, gembond"), then I have to comb through pages and pages of dragons and... waste a lot of time.

It'd be so much easier (and it would cut down on site bandwith, I believe!) to set up the AH search parameters with tickyboxes, so that I can simply select:
Breed: Skydancer, Imperial
Gender: Male
Primary Gene: Iri, Ripple, Bar
Secondary: Shim, Current, Daub

and so on. Then it would show me ALL the potential dragons of ALL possible combinations, in one place, with one search, and everyone goes home happy having spent way more of their treasure than they had originally planned.

Thank you and good night!


EDIT: (added from a later post of mine on this thread) I've noticed a lot of people wanting color-range searches, but you know that the tickyboxes would pretty much eliminate the need for a separate color-range search, yes?

Cause then instead of selecting red range, you'd just select red, maroon, crimson, tomato, rust, blood, carmine. The problem with having a separate search parameter for ranges is that some of the colors are quite subjective: Is shadow in the black range or the purple range? Is aqua in the blue range or the green range? Is rust in the red range or the brown range?

Also, what if you hate half of the red range? I would advise a famous programmer's proverb: KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly). ;)
Disclaimer: I looked through the 5 most recent pages of this forum and I didn't see any suggestions like this, so if someone has already posted something like this, my apologies!

So.

Right now, when I go on the AH and am shopping for a dragon, I have the option to choose a single parameter (ie: "Primary gene: iridescent") or to leave it blank (ie: "Primary gene: All").

My suggestion is that instead of a drop-down menu, wherein each menu allows the choice of a single option... Tickyboxes.

Here's an example of that in action:
My clan is built on a theme of characters from one of my favorite book series, so when I go to buy dragons, I often have some very specific parameters in mind -- for example, I am in the market for a dragon for the god Gandolo. I want the dragon to be a Skydancer or an Imperial; male; with either ripple, bar, or iridescent; with either shimmer, current, or seraph; with gembond; primary color in the red range; secondary color in the red range; tertiary color in the yellow range; element is irrelevant.

To find this dragon on the AH, I have to do dozens of searches, checking every possible combination and permutation of these search parameters, since I can only search for one from each category at a time:
First search: Skydancer, iri, shim, gembond
Second search: Imperial, iri, shim, gembond
Third search: Skydancer, ripple, shim, gembond

and so on and so on, ad infinitum. If I make the search too specific ("skydancer, iri, shim, gembond, crimson, red, gold"), then I run the risk of turning up nothing and wasting a lot of time. If I don't make it specific enough ("skydancer, iri, shim, gembond"), then I have to comb through pages and pages of dragons and... waste a lot of time.

It'd be so much easier (and it would cut down on site bandwith, I believe!) to set up the AH search parameters with tickyboxes, so that I can simply select:
Breed: Skydancer, Imperial
Gender: Male
Primary Gene: Iri, Ripple, Bar
Secondary: Shim, Current, Daub

and so on. Then it would show me ALL the potential dragons of ALL possible combinations, in one place, with one search, and everyone goes home happy having spent way more of their treasure than they had originally planned.

Thank you and good night!


EDIT: (added from a later post of mine on this thread) I've noticed a lot of people wanting color-range searches, but you know that the tickyboxes would pretty much eliminate the need for a separate color-range search, yes?

Cause then instead of selecting red range, you'd just select red, maroon, crimson, tomato, rust, blood, carmine. The problem with having a separate search parameter for ranges is that some of the colors are quite subjective: Is shadow in the black range or the purple range? Is aqua in the blue range or the green range? Is rust in the red range or the brown range?

Also, what if you hate half of the red range? I would advise a famous programmer's proverb: KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly). ;)
THIS PLEASE^^

I've been thinking on this myself, recently, although my thoughts were specifically on searching for multiple colors over multiple genes/breeds.

I also would not mind an option to search for either a hatchling or a full-grown dragon. Going through thirty pages of baby dragons when you're specifically looking for an adult is a major pain.
THIS PLEASE^^

I've been thinking on this myself, recently, although my thoughts were specifically on searching for multiple colors over multiple genes/breeds.

I also would not mind an option to search for either a hatchling or a full-grown dragon. Going through thirty pages of baby dragons when you're specifically looking for an adult is a major pain.
I support this! I frequently become suddenly, unexpectedly obsessed with a particular color/gene/breed combo, only to find that it will be a bit of a long haul to breed one myself. This would be a lovely quality-of-life improvement over having to search for every single possible combination individually.
I support this! I frequently become suddenly, unexpectedly obsessed with a particular color/gene/breed combo, only to find that it will be a bit of a long haul to breed one myself. This would be a lovely quality-of-life improvement over having to search for every single possible combination individually.
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OH GOSH I WANT THIS SO BAD! There are breeds I wish I could exclude entirely from searches, and sometimes you just want an option to check "all genes but basic', amirite?
OH GOSH I WANT THIS SO BAD! There are breeds I wish I could exclude entirely from searches, and sometimes you just want an option to check "all genes but basic', amirite?
YES THIS SO MUCH SUPPORT.
Also, related: search color ranges. We need both of these so badly. ;___;
YES THIS SO MUCH SUPPORT.
Also, related: search color ranges. We need both of these so badly. ;___;
I've been supporting this for a long time (and level, age and RTB).
I've been supporting this for a long time (and level, age and RTB).
Please, please don't ping me.

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This. I can see myself using it for color ranges I happen to be looking for.
This. I can see myself using it for color ranges I happen to be looking for.
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support!! that would be really useful and i could definitely see the reduced number of searchs freeing up bandwidth
support!! that would be really useful and i could definitely see the reduced number of searchs freeing up bandwidth
[quote name="Nenya" date="2014-09-25 15:09:32"]OH GOSH I WANT THIS SO BAD! There are breeds I wish I could exclude entirely from searches, and sometimes you just want an option to check "all genes but basic', amirite?[/quote] OH my GOD yes, this.
Nenya wrote on 2014-09-25 15:09:32:
OH GOSH I WANT THIS SO BAD! There are breeds I wish I could exclude entirely from searches, and sometimes you just want an option to check "all genes but basic', amirite?

OH my GOD yes, this.
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