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Retainer Icons - They listened!Follow

#1 Oct 15 2010 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
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About two months back I posted this on the Beta Feedback -

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8935/ffxivretainerexample.jpg

Basically giving retainers a set number of icons that would allow us to easily see who had what for sale. Today SE stated on the planned updates the following:

SquareEnix Lodestone Site wrote:
Icon display to identify retainers selling sought-after items


I'm not sure how many other people mentioned the same idea, but it's good to see something that I mentioned being implemented!

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I created the image, that is not an actual in-game image that SE has released, nor how the icons will actually look.

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 2:02pm by SleeplessMickey
#2 Oct 15 2010 at 12:04 PM Rating: Excellent
My understanding of that was that you could open up some sort of menu, and select an item you are searching for, and then it would display an icon next to each retainer who was selling that item.

Example: Go to battleward, select Brass Spear, little icon pops up next to each retainer selling a brass spear.

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 1:05pm by Lamnethx
#3 Oct 15 2010 at 12:06 PM Rating: Good
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Lamnethx of the Seven Seas wrote:
My understanding of that was that you could open up some sort of menu, and select an item you are searching for, and then it would display an icon next to each retainer who was selling that item.

Example: Go to battleward, select Brass Spear, little icon pops up next to each retainer selling a brass spear.

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 1:05pm by Lamnethx


After reading the Ask the devs further it does seem that is what they are doing. But it is a similar idea :)
#4 Oct 15 2010 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I just hope the are not using the system like "Seeking Bazaars" where you actually need to have the item before you can search for it >.>;

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Fixed Signature... again

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 11:47am by JamesX

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 11:48am by JamesX
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#5 Oct 15 2010 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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Still you have to wade through a sea of mannequins (I hate mannequins, they look like us but they don't move!) and see if there is an icon. When you go to the first market ward, it takes a little time for the models to load, so your can have a bunch of retainers you don't care about on your screen and/or you have to walk around to find a retainer with the icon you want. Well, at least it eliminates three steps (click retainer, open menu, browse items) so it makes shopping somewhat faster. I'm a bargain hunter, so I'll still be going through bazaars looking for the better deal. I wonder if they can do something like only load the retainers that match my search (or load them first).

Edited, Oct 15th 2010 2:56pm by VelvetJ
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