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Daeaorn (New Admin) 7/10/2004 6:44 PM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts

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/agree this would be a very nice feature to have
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537045639_Inactive (New Admin) 7/14/2004 3:45 PM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts
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/agree would love to have those options as well.
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 7/15/2004 3:09 PM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts
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Any projected time frame on something like this?

Or... you could give an XML roster feed like in olden times
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Whyah (Guild Admin) 9/10/2004 7:02 AM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts

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Alrighty.....first posting on the Admin Forums! I'm going to /ramble for a moment since it is.....please humor me.
I've been reading and re reading these forums ever since I found GuildPortal and I have to say......each and every one of you ROCK!! The fact that you are all so generous with your time and advice is quite impressive...and Aaron, the fact that you and Sandy are actually reading these things and RESPONDING?!?! Well.....after I recovered from the small fainting spell I had....I was thrilled! I have finally found a home for my guild!!
Now...all that said...on to the topic at hand. Being able to view the roster with Mains/Alts/and Main-Alt combo would be fantastic! As it is right now, we are having all our Mains go in and UNcheck their 'list as primary' box on the alts. It makes the guild look much smaller but the roster is much easier to read. It would be so nice to not have to spam email the members to get the alts unchecked so they aren't showing and just be able to pick which chars I want to see. And as a complete 'programming challenged' individual, it would be great to have it implemented for me. LOL
Just my 2coppers worth.
/ramble off

Whyah
web watcher for Crimson Warriors

Whyuh/Wyuh

Founder of
Warriors of the Crimson Keep (LotRO)
formerly Crimson Warriors (EQ)

 

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Whyah (Guild Admin) 9/10/2004 7:02 AM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts

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first one and i double post! DOH!

Whyuh/Wyuh

Founder of
Warriors of the Crimson Keep (LotRO)
formerly Crimson Warriors (EQ)

 

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Harmond (Guild Admin) 9/12/2004 1:18 PM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts
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Arron!  I'm coding retarded and I need your help on this one.  Despite my best efforts to get everyone to have in-game character names match gp names, it just isn't going to happen.  Having to find the name of only one main character for which I can associate in my measly short-term long-term memory would be so rediculously invaluable.

My next option would be to have everybody change their gp names to have their gp names in parenthasis next to their in-game character name.  Well, as you can imagine, that probably won't work either. 

At least with this option added as stated above, I could look at my roster and have some idea who is who.


 
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 9/13/2004 4:54 AM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts
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Hi there!

I'm looking at the original post when asking about this, specifically the sample output you'd like to see, Arathel.  Thank you very much for providing that -- often I'm on my own to interpret the requests, and frequently I get it wrong. 

Now, would the drop-down that appears at the top of the roster showing the different views be OK as the place to add the different choices for the roster view?  Also, your display sample shows “Main“ and “Alt“ before the names.  Is this something you want in the listing, or are those placeholders for the name?  I like the indenting as a way to differentiate between the mains and alts visually, so I'm hoping it's the latter!

I do want to let everyone know that this will not be a minor change.  The roster code is probably second only in complexity to the forum code.  A random estimate for the amount of time it will take to complete it would be a full day or two, and most of the time will be spent on performance and testing.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Harmond (Guild Admin) 9/13/2004 9:28 AM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts
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Just happy to know you're on it!  My lackluster character name memory thanks you heartily!  I vote for the indenting too!


 
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Arathel (Guild Admin) 9/14/2004 4:43 AM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts
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I think having the different choices of roster view in the drop down menu would be perfect.  Yes, those are placeholders for the actual names where I listed Main and Alt in the samples.  I also thought the indenting on the 3rd view sample would help it stand out more.  I figured this was quite a big project and just want to offer my sincere thanks to you Aaron for considering it. 
FIPPY DARKPAW:
Freiya 52 Barbarian Shaman - Liathano 46 High Elf Cleric - Mistical 19 High Elf Enchanter - Grianne 20 Wood Elf Druid - Izeult 20 Dark Elf Magician - Jihana 12 Human Ranger

DRINAL/MAELIN:
 Arathel Eideann 83 High Elf Cleric - Jihana Mytherian 75 Human Ranger - Katreena 55 Vah Shir Beastlord - Lysandre Lhoirran 52 High Elf Paladin
 Mysticol Illuzion 43 Dark Elf Enchanter - Raewyn 40 Half Elf Bard - Izeult 38 Dark Elf Shadowknight - Grianne 46 Human Druid
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Arathel (Guild Admin) 9/14/2004 4:55 AM EST : RE: Roster Views and Mains/Alts
Arathel
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Also, I just want to clarify why I listed 3 samples (Mains, Alts, Mains&Alts).  A listing of only Mains is pretty obvious.  A listing of Mains with all Alts listed underneath (and indented hehe) is also pretty self explanatory.  But some may find a separate listing of just Alts to be a bit redundant. 

Sample:
Roster View 2 (Alternates Only):
Alt   Main   Class   Level   Race   Magelo
Alt   Main   Class   Level   Race   Magelo
Alt   Main   Class   Level   Race   Magelo
Alt   Main   Class   Level   Race   Magelo

The reason I suggested this roster view is because some guilds, Mortis Gladius in particular, plans events for certain levels.  Since you allow sorting of the roster by column title Wiltan would be able to see how many alts MG has between levels 30-40 and plan an event for them.  With the Main's name listed next to the Alt's name he would also be able to tell if 4 of the 10 listed in that range belong to one person (one account) so he can only expect 1 of the 4 chars to attend in that case.  That's just one example of why this additional roster view would be handy.
FIPPY DARKPAW:
Freiya 52 Barbarian Shaman - Liathano 46 High Elf Cleric - Mistical 19 High Elf Enchanter - Grianne 20 Wood Elf Druid - Izeult 20 Dark Elf Magician - Jihana 12 Human Ranger

DRINAL/MAELIN:
 Arathel Eideann 83 High Elf Cleric - Jihana Mytherian 75 Human Ranger - Katreena 55 Vah Shir Beastlord - Lysandre Lhoirran 52 High Elf Paladin
 Mysticol Illuzion 43 Dark Elf Enchanter - Raewyn 40 Half Elf Bard - Izeult 38 Dark Elf Shadowknight - Grianne 46 Human Druid
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