Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

Auto-Sort and Auto-StackFollow

#1 Sep 15 2010 at 10:50 AM Rating: Default
**
782 posts
I'm cross posting this because this forum seems a bit busier and I feel the question is more likely to be answered by someone here... anyway the link is:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1284568940289521395&page=1

and question is:

Quote:
Could someone who has been playing (FFXI) since before NA release or right at NA release shed some light on something for me?

Auto-Stack was recently added (1.5 to 2 years ago) where a received item would be placed on the stack of other like items.

Auto-Sort (available from the inventories sub-menu) stacks all items, then sorts them placing crystals on top, gear by slot, and consumables/crafting items.


The question is, when was the auto-sort added? Has it always been there? added before NA release or after NA release?
#2 Sep 15 2010 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Hmm, I might be mistaken, but stack have always been a side effect of sort. When sort became auto, so was stack.
#3 Sep 15 2010 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
*
216 posts
I hope they add it. I'm tired of scrolling all the way down my menu for gear I want to equip. I'd like all my weapons to be near each other. kthx
#4 Sep 15 2010 at 12:26 PM Rating: Default
**
782 posts
Quote:
I hope they add it. I'm tired of scrolling all the way down my menu for gear I want to equip. I'd like all my weapons to be near each other. kthx


You didn't read the post at all did you?
#5 Sep 15 2010 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
**
782 posts
Quote:
Hmm, I might be mistaken, but stack have always been a side effect of sort. When sort became auto, so was stack.


You are. The question wasn't about how the mechanic worked. I'm well aware of that. The question was when was the ability to sort (view inventory, <+>, auto <enter> (not auto-stack) added.
#6 Sep 15 2010 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
**
327 posts
windexy wrote:
Quote:
Hmm, I might be mistaken, but stack have always been a side effect of sort. When sort became auto, so was stack.


You are. The question wasn't about how the mechanic worked. I'm well aware of that. The question was when was the ability to sort (view inventory, <+>, auto <enter> (not auto-stack) added.


I would like to know myself TBH. I remember when the game first came out, it didn't leave Japan for about a year. There were a ton of issues at the games beginning, what exactly, I have no idea. I just remembered by the time we got the game stateside, the first expansion for it had already been released, and was prepackaged with the game. I wouldn't be surprised if the feature wasn't there from the start.
____________________________

FFXI - LordDVS <Bismarck> BLU75 DRK75 SAM75 BST75 PLD75


#7 Sep 15 2010 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
*
216 posts
Quote:
You didn't read the post at all did you?


Or maybe I was just making an off comment while being perfectly aware that I wasn't answering your question?
#8windexy, Posted: Sep 15 2010 at 1:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Seems pointless... whats worse is you've been voted up to good on both posts... such a retarded karma system.
#9 Sep 15 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
***
1,131 posts
windexy wrote:
Seems pointless... whats worse is you've been voted up to good on both posts... such a retarded karma system.

Seems as valid as posing a question about FFXI on the FFXIV board, and honestly a logical step from your question as the only way it would pertain to FFXIV would be in relation to whether such functionality might be added to FFXIV at some point (which I'm sure everyone would like to see).
____________________________
FFXI: Triane [Caitsith], Retired
DRK75, THF75, RDM71

FFXIV: Triane Rhiga [Besaid]
Pugilist, Marauder, Fisher
#10 Sep 15 2010 at 2:09 PM Rating: Default
**
782 posts
Quote:
Seems as valid as posing a question about FFXI on the FFXIV board

Except you'll notice I acknowledged that fact and provided reasoning.

Quote:

I'm cross posting this because this forum seems a bit busier and I feel the question is more likely to be answered by someone here... anyway the link is:


A little disclaimer on the previous comment would have been appreciated since they admit to it being off-topic to begin with.
#11 Sep 15 2010 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Quote:
Quote:
Hmm, I might be mistaken, but stack have always been a side effect of sort. When sort became auto, so was stack.


You are. The question wasn't about how the mechanic worked. I'm well aware of that. The question was when was the ability to sort (view inventory, <+>, auto <enter> (not auto-stack) added.


NA release is my guess as I remember it always being there. Thats why I got confused as when I read auto-sort, I thought you meant sorting without having to do <+>, auto <enter>, but without stacking.
#12 Sep 15 2010 at 2:16 PM Rating: Default
**
782 posts
Quote:
NA release is my guess as I remember it always being there. Thats why I got confused as when I read auto-sort, I thought you meant sorting without having to do <+>, auto <enter>, but without stacking.


Thanks, for some backstory.... I started just a few months after and have always known it to be there.

But someone made some comments that had me doubting whether it was there for NA release or from the beginning with JP release. I'm 99% sure it was there from the beginning and certainty before NA based on what you guys are giving me for feedback.
#13 Sep 15 2010 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
***
1,131 posts
windexy wrote:
Quote:
Seems as valid as posing a question about FFXI on the FFXIV board

Except you'll notice I acknowledged that fact and provided reasoning.

Except I did notice and it's still not really the "proper" place for an FFXI question, regardless of disclaimers. ;) (Certainly worth a shot, but posting about such a topic on the FFXIV boards, you'd have to expect someone at some point to tie it in to FFXIV, especially since it is an area that is lacking right now and you didn't disclaim the topic so someone might come in thinking you're referencing FFXIV instead of FFXI.)

Seems like much ado about nothing, honestly. Just ignore the post (or rate it down) if it doesn't advance your line of inquiry, but really it seems just as on-topic as it ties your question into FFXIV. That may not be what you want, but it seems reasonable to have happened. *shrug*


More on your topic, I do seem to remember the sorting "always being there", but we did lag behind the JP launch quite a bit so it's entirely possible for such a feature to not have been in at the initial launch but put in by an update later on. I wonder if there's archives of the updates from initial launch somewhere around. (Best thing would be for someone who played the JP client since launch to see and comment.)
____________________________
FFXI: Triane [Caitsith], Retired
DRK75, THF75, RDM71

FFXIV: Triane Rhiga [Besaid]
Pugilist, Marauder, Fisher
#14 Sep 15 2010 at 3:02 PM Rating: Default
**
265 posts
I'm very sad I read this thread. It doesn't belong here and it went nowhere.
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 17 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (17)