Player Features and Ideas Discussion


Change price warning dialogue mechanics

#1 - 2017-03-20 08:16:23 UTC
Currently there's a warning dialogue when creating or changing market orders if price is too high/low of regional average. But these messages are completely useless on majority of orders that are selling outside regional average and noone reads such warnings.

The real problem comes when you misstype the price and automaticly confirm that annoying dialogue because it always appears on that particular unit. So i suggest to change it's mechanics to appear ONLY if your price is far hihger/lower than nearest order on the market! So people actually receive usefull warnings instead of current spam.

P.S. I didn't loose much because of misstypes yet ~100m or so. And this is complitely my fault. But i'm afraid i could make a typo when my orders will be billions worth What? and i want to receive informative warnings about that instead of useless spam.
Goonswarm Federation
#2 - 2017-03-20 18:30:06 UTC
But you'd still just click through every time without reading (or turn the message off like a normal person) because of those people who list a rifter at a billion isk in whatever system you're selling in.
#3 - 2017-03-20 18:35:36 UTC
Double check your orders and read the warning instead of clicking through it.

As much as I'm a fan of functional UI and removing UI related errors wherever possible this isn't a UI issue, this is a 'player is moving too quickly and not double checking' issue. Otherwise known as 'user error'.

The 'outside of regional average' warning is there for newbies more than experienced players. It exists as much to stop newbies buying stupidly marked up modules as to assist market traders from making mistakes. Changing it to work how you're suggesting would remove that functionality since if I've bought up all of the Meta-whatever modules of a particular type and re-listed them then no warning would be generated.

CCP could change it to 're-type the intended price' instead of just an OK button and people would just complain that that takes too much time.
#4 - 2017-03-21 17:29:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Shadowlance
Cade Windstalker

Yes, if we're talking about direct buying/selling stuff(not about setting buy/sell order) - current mechanics makes sense, especially for newbies. So it could be leaved as it is now. My point was about setting/changing buy/sell orders - that's completely different case.

Danika Princip

That's not the case(even if it could be). Majority of buy orders are set below regional average. And many sell orders on items like skins, apparel etc. are set above regional average - so these useless warnings appears everytime. And yes many people just turns it off - because they're useless in all those cases.
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