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#1 Sep 05 2013 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Like in FFXI, you could just do /sea whatever. In FFXIV the /sea function works but I can't figure out how to add parameters. Anyone know how?

For example if I wanted to find myself, I would normally type /sea bacc for local and /sea all bacc for world. If I wanted to search SMN, it would be /sea smn or /sea all smn.

Any help would be awesome!
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#2 Sep 05 2013 at 5:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Type in /search. That will bring up the search menu where you can enter in your parameters and whatnot.
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#3 Sep 05 2013 at 5:44 AM Rating: Good
Its kind of strange. It seems that when you type /sea or /search it will just bring up the search box no matter what else you type after that command. After you have the search box up you can then put in your parameters. I still haven't found a way to just type /sea all <name> and get the results like that, for instance.
Once I type that it just brings up the box and I have to choose first name or whatever in the parameters. Had anyone been able to just execute a search by typing it initially in the chat box without the added step of the search box popping up and filtering from there?
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#4 Sep 05 2013 at 5:48 AM Rating: Good
ATM no. I to have to just type /sea to bring the search box up, and then search 1st or last name or w/e I'm after.
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#5 Sep 05 2013 at 5:52 AM Rating: Decent
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It's still a bit flawed though.

You cant seek partial names. Atleast i couldnt for the ones broken apart by a ' sign.

So if someone is called "abc'def ghijklm" for instance, and you search on first name and type in "abc" you wont see them. I dont know if it's due to the ' in the name or not, but it's mildly anoying with all the weird names going around.
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#6 Dec 31 2013 at 8:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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you would use forename and surname in the /search command in order to search for names.

For example:
/search forename "john"
/search surname "smith"

for partials, just leave out letters... ie, /search forename "joh"

I haven't figured out wildcarding the player search from the beginning of the name opposed to the end though. Anyways, hope this helps.
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#7 Dec 31 2013 at 8:59 AM Rating: Good
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http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/playguide/win/text_command/

USAGE: /search [condition]
Executes a player search based on the conditions given. Multiple conditions should be separated with a space. Conducts default search if no conditions are specified.

>>Conditions:

【PC Name】
forename "PC name" - Search for a specific first name.
surname "PC name" - Search for a specific last name.

【Online Status】
leader, away, busy, battle
event, lookingforparty, lookingtomeld

【Class & Job】
GLA, PGL, MRD, LNC, ARC, CNJ
THM, ACN, CRP, BSM, ARM, GSM
LTW, WVR, ALC, CUL, MIN, BTN
FSH, PLD, MNK, WAR, DRG, BRD
WHM, BLM, SMN, SCH
Searches all jobs and classes if none specified.

【Level】
[number] - Search for that level only.
[number 1]-[number 2] - Search for players with levels between number 1 and 2.
Searches all levels if none are specified.

【Grand Company】
"Maelstrom", "Immortal Flames", "Order of the Twin Adder"

【Location】
"Limsa Lominsa", "Gridania", "Ul'dah"
"La Noscea", "The Black Shroud"
"Thanalan", "Coerthas", "Mor Dhona"
Searches all locations if none are specified.

【Language】
JA, EN, FR, DE
Searches all languages if none are specified.

>>Example:
/search GLA 20-30 "La Noscea"
(Searches for all gladiators in La Noscea between levels 20 and 30.)



I think the forename / surname thing is a clumsy way to handle the player searches. Could have sworn that it used to be first / last. Do we really need to stay in the "old english" dialect even when typing commands?

Edited, Dec 31st 2013 10:01am by OnyxFFXI
#8 Dec 31 2013 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
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OnyxFFXI wrote:
I think the forename / surname thing is a clumsy way to handle the player searches. Could have sworn that it used to be first / last. Do we really need to stay in the "old english" dialect even when typing commands?

Agreed!
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