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Dynamic Alternatives!
2018-07-01 17:52:24
PAGE UPDATE - BY ARANESH
Another update already!
This one went much smoother than I expected, and I'm super happy about it. It is feature 2 of 3 core things I need to complete before Battle for Azeroth hits the shelves. That gives me another 6 weeks from now to finish up and have Xu-Fu ready for the next addon. Yay!

Here's what's new today: dynamic alternatives!

The page started out without the possibility to have more than one strategy for a fight. Rather quickly it became necessary to add more, so I created the system that has been active for almost 3 years now. It first supported up to 9 alternatives, but that soon became too few and I extended it to 15. And now, with the plans I have, that won't do anymore.
This release removes the limit entirely. But with more alternatives, a better sorting system needs to be in place and that's what you will notice immediately.
The list of strategies is no longer set by myself or a moderator. Instead, when you open up a fight, all available alternatives are checked for a few criteria:
- is it one of your favourite strategies?
- do you own the pets?
- are there good or bad tags on it?
- what is the rating of the strategy?

According to that, the page will pick the highest one to show you, and the alternatives menu shows you all the others in the order of their likely importance to you. Some of that you can control directly:
- if you set a strategy as favourite for example, it will always be shown first.
- In your Settings you can also select which tags are important to you and which you dislike - if you don't mind TCG pets for example, move it to the ones you prefer and more of these strategies will show up.

Likely, giving a strategy a fitting rating is now so much more important and will help you and everyone else to have a better experience.

This is quite a big change in how the page works and I am very curious to hear your feedback. Please let me know what you think of it.






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findufin#2407

wrote on 07/05/2018

Very nice looking ! And it allows to have a summary view with only one click.

But there is one little "bug" : the wowhead tooltip with pet names is not the translated one. For me, everywhere on this site, the pets names are right translated (in french), and not on this new view.
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Aranesh

wrote on 07/21/2018

Thank you! I'll look into it. The whole localisation aspect is a bit lower priority right now because of the BfA release soon, but I'll definitely fix that :-)
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Telepatra

wrote on 07/04/2018

I'm in love with this update! Thank you for all your hard work. Best site on the internet that isn't Google :)
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Matt wrote on 07/03/2018

Nice update - is there a way to show the comment about the strategy in the mouseover? For most I doubt it's too important but for the Erris / Kura section I used to like being able to see the comment of "this strategy is for Dusty/Spores/etc" - makes it easier to find which one I'm looking for when those NPCs can have like 5 teams. As it is now you have to click on them until you find the right group - unless I'm missing something. Thanks for the site!
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Aranesh

wrote on 07/03/2018

That's not part of it, but perhaps I can add it as an additional mouse-over within the mouse-over ^^ I'll tinker with it. Great idea!
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Solshine

wrote on 07/02/2018

Fantastic Idea! I would love another "preference" tag - Has a TD script! Thanks for your work :)
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Aranesh

wrote on 07/03/2018

Great suggestion. I've added a "TD Script" tag :)
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Amilmadien

wrote on 07/01/2018

This is pretty fantastic! Thank you for your hard work. It will take some getting used to but I'm liking the potential. :)
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Zottelchen

wrote on 07/01/2018

Nice.