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[PROPOSAL] Overview sorting

Katie Frost
#1 - 2012-01-06 05:35:18 UTC
Not sure if this has been suggested before, but here goes:

I can currently set up my PvP overview to only display enemy ships, stargates and the sun (for those panic warp-out moments). What is annoying however, is that these can be sorted by bracket, name, type, distance, velocity (whatever you have selected as your overview columns) and only that one column. And even this at times screws up and you have things popping up to top of your overview or to the bottom for no apparent reason (not to get into overview bugs).

What would be useful is for my overview to show the Sun on top, Stargates below it and then enemy ships below -> which can generally be achieved by sorting by 'Type' BUT also to show each category by it's respective distance to me - so to be able to sort the overview by 'Distance' as well. So, for example the enemy ships that are the closest to me would appear on top of their respective category but still below the Sun and the Stargates.

Hope that made sense, but tl;dr is allow for overviews to have more than one column sorting option (i.e. 1st sort by type; then sort by distance).
el alasar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2012-01-06 05:38:57 UTC
so to summarize you would like a customizable way to define the sorting? maybe also a finer granularity? possibly each tab retain its own sorting?

also have a look here...

check the moderated 10000 papercuts evelopedia page! comment, bump(!) and like what you like

Katie Frost
#3 - 2012-01-06 05:52:36 UTC
I feel that my explanation of the issue was far... superior... Big smile

Perhaps your silly topic could be replaced by my awesome one on the wiki thingy you linked? P

But in all seriousness yes, it's the same idea. It's unfortunate that it received no replies or attention from DEVs. Seems like such a small fix to make... at least to me.
el alasar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2012-01-06 06:03:39 UTC  |  Edited by: el alasar
little ideas tend to get lost in the fast pace of this forum. thus i started to maintain the evelopedia page. whether a dev saw something or not is really hard to tell until some of them posts Ugh

although most of those little things would prove beneficial to all players, only few visitors in the forums post on such. only if it touches balancing or their style of gameplay they feel the need to get involved. (there are some few exceptions though)

and once a dev posts somewhere, everyone seems to be reading the thread... also, the more views or likes a thread has, the more it is viewed... sad, but true...

check the moderated 10000 papercuts evelopedia page! comment, bump(!) and like what you like

Elemental One
Infinitum Intelligence
#5 - 2012-02-17 20:59:04 UTC
I would like to state my support for more customization options in the overview. Specifically in the sorting department.
Joe Risalo
State War Academy
Caldari State
#6 - 2012-02-17 21:56:08 UTC
This is similar to what I see in the market.

You can sort by price, or by distance, but if you sort by price, than the best price might be the furthest distance.
If you sort by distance, than the best price for each distance doesn't show up.

You could set it by distance and have 5 different sales show up in your station, but the best price is typically not the one on top.

So essentially what i'm saying is sort it by price and distance.

Which is similar to what you're saying where you wanna sort it to have sun and gates on top, then distance below that where all your enemy targets are so that they're not all getting jumbled up together.
Elemental One
Infinitum Intelligence
#7 - 2012-02-20 01:11:04 UTC
I would like to see more than just being able to sort by two things.
What i would like to see is that if you choose to sort by icon you should be able to choose what icons appear and where.
Like say I wanted to sort my overview to display combat/hostile targets, then stations, then gates. Then later i wanted to make gates, and planets appear above stations. They should make it so there is a way to customize it like that.