Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Finder

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Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Finder

Post by henninkn » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:51 am

Hey,

I would really like to request a change in how the search results are displayed when for instance searching for resources with the resource finder.

I find it extremely useful to quickly know how old a resource is, so that for example when a new one spawns, I can quickly determine how long it's been since the last good spawn. This information is already available, when you click each individual resource, but it would be nice to see it in the search results as well. For example, it could be added as a separate column to the far right, or the "Available" column could show number of days since despawn instead of just "No", which really isn't helpful at all. To help distinguish it from those in spawn, a color coding can be considered, eg green text for in and red for out of spawn.

What do you guys think? :-)

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by Monty Burns » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:15 am

I thought it already showed this if you click on the "No" link in the AV column.

For Example:
Juwekusium - Alantium Carbonate Ore
CR=328
DR=33
HR=409
MA=346
OQ=309
SR=40
UT=278

Corellia - Unavailable for 299 days
Dathomir - Unavailable for 299 days
Naboo - Unavailable for 299 days
Rori - Unavailable for 299 days
Tatooine - Unavailable for 299 days

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by Savacc » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:42 am

Wow, I did not know we could do that. :shock:
That is very useful. :mrgreen:

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by Monty Burns » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:27 am

Savacc wrote:Wow, I did not know we could do that. :shock:
That is very useful. :mrgreen:
Yep I used to use it a lot, I am not sure why it is stored in a separate location like it is and possibly the AV column could just read as days unavailable to make life easier.

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by henninkn » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:56 am

Lol, I didn't know that either, is extremely useful, thanks!
Also, I agree with your suggestion for the AV column.

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by Sobuno » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:46 am

Monty Burns wrote:
Savacc wrote:Wow, I did not know we could do that. :shock:
That is very useful. :mrgreen:
Yep I used to use it a lot, I am not sure why it is stored in a separate location like it is and possibly the AV column could just read as days unavailable to make life easier.
The problem here is that the AV column is actually sorted by the spawn date, not the despawn date, so some numbers would be out of order when ordering by it.

... And I can't believe you guys didn't know about that feature, it's been there for quite a few years now :P

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by henninkn » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:44 am

Sobuno wrote:The problem here is that the AV column is actually sorted by the spawn date, not the despawn date, so some numbers would be out of order when ordering by it.
Might it be changed?
When you click on it it says time since Unavailable anyways.

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by Sobuno » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:40 am

henninkn wrote:
Sobuno wrote:The problem here is that the AV column is actually sorted by the spawn date, not the despawn date, so some numbers would be out of order when ordering by it.
Might it be changed?
When you click on it it says time since Unavailable anyways.
The time since Unavailable is actually the time since Unavailable, it's just the AV column that is sorted by spawn date.

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by henninkn » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:01 am

But would it be possible to change AV to UAV and have it both display the number of days since Unavailable in the search results and sort by this as well?

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by Monty Burns » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:32 pm

Sobuno wrote:
Monty Burns wrote:
Savacc wrote:Wow, I did not know we could do that. :shock:
That is very useful. :mrgreen:
Yep I used to use it a lot, I am not sure why it is stored in a separate location like it is and possibly the AV column could just read as days unavailable to make life easier.
The problem here is that the AV column is actually sorted by the spawn date, not the despawn date, so some numbers would be out of order when ordering by it.

... And I can't believe you guys didn't know about that feature, it's been there for quite a few years now :P
What do you mean I knew it was there even if I did not know why it was structured the way it was.

To be honest I am not sure about its usefulness given that spawns are random and not on a cycle in terms of quality so all it tells you is that a "good one" hasn't spawned in X amount of time but that knowledge doesn't guarantee one will spawn in the near future.

I used to use it a lot in the past but it was really only in the hope that because a decent one hadn't spawned for 2 years that the chances were growing for the next one, the best use I found for it was in setting the value of resources I was selling or trading.

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by Savacc » Wed May 01, 2013 12:54 am

I think he was talking about me, Sobuno couldnt believe I didnt know about that feature :roll:

Cuz everything is always about me, ya know :mrgreen:

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Find

Post by henninkn » Thu May 02, 2013 9:47 am

Monty Burns wrote:To be honest I am not sure about its usefulness given that spawns are random and not on a cycle in terms of quality so all it tells you is that a "good one" hasn't spawned in X amount of time but that knowledge doesn't guarantee one will spawn in the near future.
It'd be extremely useful, precisely for the reason you stated. This site is for crafters, and in crafting, pricing is paramount. And in pricing, time since the last good spawn is absolutely critical!

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Re: Feature Request: Time since Unavailable in Resource Finder

Post by sindyciaray » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:35 pm

Its just the AV column that is sorted by spawn date.

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