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Trader Improved Sorting of Trades

Discussion in 'Ideas and Suggestions' started by CleverAngel777, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. CleverAngel777

    CleverAngel777 Conjurer

    Oct 19, 2018
    I have a suggestion on how to change the current sorting of trades to group similar trades together and make it easier to find what we want and help others with their trades. Currently, I have 42 pages of trades and it became very difficult to find the trades I would do.

    So my suggestion is to change the star rating or remove it and use this sorting order:

    3 star: offered amount > demanded amount

    2 star: offered amount = demanded amount

    0 star: offered amount < demanded amount
    Kaliartis likes this.
  2. pompeywolf

    pompeywolf Seeker

    May 17, 2017
    is this not what already happens.
    RainbowElvira, Timneh and m4rt1n like this.
  3. CleverAngel777

    CleverAngel777 Conjurer

    Oct 19, 2018
    It would make sense if it was, wouldn’t it? But no, currently the trades are sorted based on 16:4:1 ratio. Better than that is a 3 star trade, worse than that is a 0 star trade. That means that I have to go through a lot of cross trades before I get to 1:1 same tier trades – the most frequently traded type of trade.

    Edit: Adjusted for removed posts.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
    Wowwie likes this.
  4. Dizzy Lizzie

    Dizzy Lizzie Co-Community Manager Elvenar Team

    Feb 2, 2017
    Posts about filtering trades moved into a separate thread. @CleverAngel777 , you might like to alter your post to remove references to filtering so this thread stays on-topic:
    Improved Sorting of Trades
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  5. Lelanya

    Lelanya Shaman

    Aug 28, 2016
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  6. SoggyShorts

    SoggyShorts Enchanter

    Nov 13, 2018
    Anything that has the best trades at the top gets my vote.

    I find it silly that a trade like
    10,000 for 9,999
    is above
    9000 for 5,000

    Top ratio should be on top. I don't care if it's a tiny 100 for 50 trade, it's better.
    All cross tier trades starting after same tier 0 stars sounds great too. Sentients can even go after those since your needs there are probably rather specific and you can double filter to get what you need.
  7. CleverAngel777

    CleverAngel777 Conjurer

    Oct 19, 2018
    I'd love it if it was based on % rather than a fixed amount (eg 100 for 50 should be higher on the list than 10,000 for 9999). At this moment, I have to do rough calculations in my head which trade is better.
  8. SoggyShorts

    SoggyShorts Enchanter

    Nov 13, 2018
    With the discount % displayed and best first, or just in that order? I like either way.
  9. BrightBlazeBlade

    BrightBlazeBlade Spellcaster

    Jun 9, 2018
    this would be an awesome feature, as some players make '3 star trades' such as 9999 planks for 10000 marle just to appear at the top of the trader.
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  10. yo momma love me

    yo momma love me Conjurer

    Jul 31, 2017
    i'm not a math teacher or an accountant. i mostly do warehouse work. but i'm glad they don't list trades based on the % of discount or markup. this gives me an advantage over the people out there who need to take their shoes and socks off to add 5 + 15. i'm not worried about them changing it either. you'll probably have better luck trying to get ozzy osbourne to stay clean and sober for the rest of his life than to get anyone to change anything by using this suggestion thread on the forum.
    but a decent and simple fix might be to use the ignore list that they already have to include trades. ( this is the same list that i've used to ignore the trolls that all seem to belong to the same fellowship and some of the same trolls that were harassing people on the "are they making tournaments harder" thread. if you don't like a player's trades then you wouldn't be able to see them.
    BrightBlazeBlade likes this.
  11. BrightBlazeBlade

    BrightBlazeBlade Spellcaster

    Jun 9, 2018
    that would be a great fix, as you could find the culprit and block their trades,
    or, even better, a way to select what trades you block from a player, such as an option to only block 1-star trades or something like that.

    that would also be a great filter in general, not having to worry about 1 or zero star trades flooding the list.