New crafting window layout

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  1. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx The West Team Marshal

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    Proposal
    A new layout of the crafting window, with some added functionality.

    Current Workaround
    Use the current window.

    Details
    I would like to propose a rework of the crafting screen to provide better usability and some added functions. A mockup of my idea can be found as a visual aid, I suggest you open it before reading further and use it as a reference.

    At the top of the window you'll have the search bar, your current leveling progress and a filter button.
    The search functionality currently only applies to recipe names, I would like to have this extended to also include materials and finished products.
    Clicking on the filter button will open a popup window where you can choose one or more filters, one filter to only show items for which you have the required materials, and one to only show items that have a chance to give you a crafting point. They can obviously be combined to only show items that you can craft right now and can give a crafting point.

    Below that there will be a list of items, colour coded using the current system (yellow/orange, green and grey). The list will be sorted in descending order based on the required crafting level to learn the recipes. After the recipe name, there can be a number indicating the amount of items you can craft, the current system requires you to open the recipe and do math, this would be a lot quicker.

    Finally, at the bottom, you will have a window that will (after selecting a recipe) show the product to be crafted, the materials, an option to select the amount of items you want to craft and a crafting button.
    The amount of items can be chosen through the use of 4 buttons (minimum, 1 less, 1 more and maximum) or you can fill in the number in the field yourself. The amount of a specific material that is required will also change, for example from 100/1 to 100/50 when the amount you want to craft goes from 1 to 50.

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    Summary
    A new layout of the crafting window, with some added functionality.

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    Does this idea meet the Ideas Guidelines & Criteria? Yes
    Does this idea appear on any of the Previously Suggested Ideas List? No
     
  2. lulumcnoob

    lulumcnoob Well-Known Member

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    With crafting improvements on the developers' scope for this year, It would be a perfect time to implement some changes to the crafting UI too. Great idea and proposal, looks both more functional and easier to use than what we have currently, and especially the option to craft multiple products gets a huge thumbs up from me.

    Needs more purple though.
     
  3. Gandalf Greyhame

    Gandalf Greyhame Well-Known Member

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    I love this. The streak of bad luck errors would be resolved entirely, it looks better, and it's much more intuitive. Definitely a large plus from me.
     
  4. Apelatia

    Apelatia Moderator

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    Nicely thought up idea Sly. I give it my support.
     
  5. TheBRADLey

    TheBRADLey Well-Known Member

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    I've stopped caring about Crafting. It's too ridiculous to level up in. I only make chopping boards now for the UPBs.

    But I agree with lulumcnoomb, needs more purple.

    Approved.
     
  6. Rebow

    Rebow Well-Known Member

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    Like it, got my vote.
     
  7. ViriM

    ViriM Well-Known Member

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    Yes. My vote for it.
     
  8. Nisa

    Nisa The West Team Marshal GM Master Deputy Sheriff

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    Yep, nice idea.
     
  9. fossil1999

    fossil1999 Well-Known Member

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    I vote for it too! :)
    Too many times I am crafting lots of things at once and I get the Streak of bad luck message. :hmf:
     
  10. supraxus

    supraxus Guest

    Got's my vote too.
     
  11. Snr Sarg

    Snr Sarg Well-Known Member

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    thumbs up from me
     
  12. antiyou69

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    Got my thumbs up to!
     
  13. Ripwise

    Ripwise Well-Known Member

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    I like it. Verry well thought and presented. You got my vote.
     
  14. MFRavenhawk

    MFRavenhawk Well-Known Member

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    Nice idea ...and if voted on, yes from me :)
     
  15. Thumbs up, I like it. The visuals are great, maybe an idea to also be able to sort on alphabeth in stead on crafting level.

    When crafting multiple items at once (which I like very very much), is it then still possible to double craft items and with the same chance? Because now the dice will roll for each crafting event... i think the calculation should stay like it is now.
     
  16. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx The West Team Marshal

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    That is the idea, yes. It would work the same as crafting the items individually, just with 1 click instead of a sore index finger.

    As for the sorting alphabetically option, would that be to easily find the recipe you're looking for? The search function would already serve that purposed, wouldn't it?
     
  17. zd3no

    zd3no Well-Known Member

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    This proposal will be submitted without a vote.
     
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  18. *Anoop*

    *Anoop* Well-Known Member

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    I like this idea.
     
  19. Nice work, you got my wote

    But while wee making this upgrade, why not let the craft scanning you inventory to count allready crafted off the particular buff, retuning the number in the courne off the buff like it does with you products...