For The Love of God, Please Fix Vendor Search

Why does it go down all day everyday?  Are you guys not indexing database columns?  When it does work, it takes like 10 minutes to get a search result.  Not caching query results?

I don't think it'd be a big deal to people if it re-cached the queries every five-ten mins.

There's also no back button when you hit an empty page at the end of the results.  This should be like programming 101 stuff (there shouldn't even be blank pages of results).

Please please please put some focus on something everyone uses all day.
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  • ArchangelArchangel Posts: 420
    I fully agree, this would get an F in middleschool's computing 101!
  • Uriah_HeepUriah_Heep Posts: 915
    Just wait till we get all those people in here after the "Big Announcement".  It'll all be okay then, cuz we got new EM tools.

  • dvviddvvid Posts: 712
    I feel like it updates itself numerous times a day, each of which takes like 10 min or so.  During this, it says the search is too vague. 

    If anything, it should say like “Database is updating”

    It would just be incredible if the game itself was recorded entirely :/
  • FortisFortis Posts: 361
    with all the returning player due to covid-19 why not hire a new member for the staff.... they made way more money they were suppose to make...
  • Vendor search really needs work. Trying to search for say tailor bods is nothing but frustration. Searching for a specific SoT or SoA is a pain.
  • Lady_StormLady_Storm Posts: 400
    I swear every time we get a patch or a update the search goes haywire. This time you can grow old waiting for it to tell you cant find what your looking for.... So fix it already
  • It'd be really nice if there were:

    • Checkbox for exact phrase matching
    • Item ID Filter (be great for searching names but only deeds)
    • Hue Filter
    • Non-Gear checkbox
    • Wildcard phrasing allowed, such as - %Powerscroll%
  • MargeMarge Posts: 609
    When searching for blues and pinks try:

    For Blue - ala (skill)
    For Pink - trans (skill)

    This is what I do and have never had a problem finding the exact one.

    (Don't hate me but I've never really had a problem with VS - even on Atl.)
  • PawainPawain Posts: 6,327
    Marge said:
    When searching for blues and pinks try:

    For Blue - ala (skill)
    For Pink - trans (skill)

    This is what I do and have never had a problem finding the exact one.

    (Don't hate me but I've never really had a problem with VS - even on Atl.)
    What time are you searching on Atl?

    It has been really slow or unusable during prime time for days.  It is working right now. Try it at 7pm Eastern and tell us how great it is. 

    For power scroll:  scroll 120 (skill)  Nada.
  • MargeMarge Posts: 609
    I search at all hours of the day - yes even prime time.
  • Marge said:
    I search at all hours of the day - yes even prime time.
    There is an issue and it isn't the way we are searching, i search the exact same way that you do and sometimes it works, most times it doesn't.  
    A Goblin, a Gargoyle, and a Drow walk into a bar . . .

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  • Garth_GreyGarth_Grey Posts: 1,175
    I did a simple search for Gate Scroll...zero returns, changed it to Gate...every one was listed.
    You and Several Others like this.


    Please make the Grizzled Mare a 5 slot mount, it's incredibly rare and deserves it.
  • I did a simple search for Gate Scroll...zero returns, changed it to Gate...every one was listed.
    Garth, hate to point out the obvious, but a gate scroll does not have "scroll" in the name, it is simply called "Gate Travel" 

    A Goblin, a Gargoyle, and a Drow walk into a bar . . .

    Never be afraid to challenge the status quo

  • One of the problems is that the search interface lacks a lot of categories. UO also has the problem of so many different stats, etc to search for that many mmo's don't have. The search results also cannot be sorted by price or name, etc. The entire thing is better than what we had, but really needs a lot of work. I would rather see an auction house interface like most modern mmo's.
  • MervynMervyn Posts: 2,208
    edited August 2020
    The search results also cannot be sorted by price or name
    There are 2 ways of sorting by price, you can choose low to high/ high to low, or you can type in a specific range of prices you wish to search for. 

    And how can they sort by name? it either has the words you searched for in the object or not.

    i think the interface is pretty good. It’s really up to the players to think about how they’re searching and experiment. 

    The vendor search absolutely does go down sometimes, it’s not always elven error.
    I tell you the truth, tis better to do 10 damage on the right target than 100 damage on the wrong target.

    Breaking in the young since 2002


  • TimStTimSt Posts: 1,475
    The equipment list should include weapon, shield, scroll, spell book.
  • SethSeth Posts: 2,401
    TimSt said:
    The equipment list should include weapon, shield, scroll, spell book.
    Yes, the other day I was thinking it would be nice to select one or two handed weapons, or based on weapon type like sword or mace or bow. 
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 
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  • dvviddvvid Posts: 712
    I like how you can be really specific but get the message the search was too vague. Then you search something really vague and get a lot of results. :/
  • Lord_NabinLord_Nabin Posts: 200
    I use this daily with no problems , Once you get use to the flow and how it works errors are usually from the user. Like searching for a spellbook slayer while you still have "head" selected on the right side because last time you used it you were looking for a hat. 
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  • CinderellaCinderella Posts: 1,466
    On Atlantic, I will do a Search for SOS
    I go to the first few locations and buy what they have.
    but then when i try to search again, I usually get the too vague message.
    I will wait and then try again later, same message.
    but on the next day, it will work the first time.
    but second search will receive too vague.

    now after i get the too vague mesage, I can find it on another account but they don't have the funds. So i give them some gold and then when they search, that char also gets the too vague.

  • VladimirVladimir Posts: 41
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE , PLEASE, PLEASE
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE , PLEASE, PLEASE
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE , PLEASE, PLEASE
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE , PLEASE, PLEASE
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE , PLEASE, PLEASE

    FIX THE THIS PROBLEM










  • VladimirVladimir Posts: 41
    BUT MAYBE IF WE TRY AGAIN, MAYBE WILL WORK!
    BUT WAIT FOR:

  • PawainPawain Posts: 6,327
    Marge said:
    When searching for blues and pinks try:

    For Blue - ala (skill)
    For Pink - trans (skill)

    This is what I do and have never had a problem finding the exact one.

    (Don't hate me but I've never really had a problem with VS - even on Atl.)
    Try right now.  Nothing works.
  • VladimirVladimir Posts: 41
    Than people complain about those that prefer to buy on alternative websites!!
    because this is very very annoying , that We have to Beg them to fix VS.
    Why release something public without properly testing????
    Hire someone that can fix!!!

    until them I will be posting my new slogan for the game!




    Maybe if we all send an email to @Mesanna and use the same subject:


    and she open the email and see  1000 emails with same subject, they may address the issue.

  • Pawain said:
    Marge said:
    When searching for blues and pinks try:

    For Blue - ala (skill)
    For Pink - trans (skill)

    This is what I do and have never had a problem finding the exact one.

    (Don't hate me but I've never really had a problem with VS - even on Atl.)
    Try right now.  Nothing works.
    indeed, it is completely broken. 


    A Goblin, a Gargoyle, and a Drow walk into a bar . . .

    Never be afraid to challenge the status quo

  • Uriah_HeepUriah_Heep Posts: 915
    Just a random question, does Bleak still exist?  I've been told he doesn't come to the M&G's anymore...
  • Lord_NabinLord_Nabin Posts: 200
    yep he is around

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    Ancient Conclave of Wisdom

    ICQ 248-636-691
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  • SethSeth Posts: 2,401
    Just a random question, does Bleak still exist?  I've been told he doesn't come to the M&G's anymore...
    @Kyronix just asked me to @Bleak when we post bugs, as he is always fixing something under the hood of EC...


    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 
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  • Lady_StormLady_Storm Posts: 400
    In CC vendor search has been very slow or not working at all   no matter the way you request the item
  • VladimirVladimir Posts: 41


    again and again and again

    PLS
    PLS
    PLS
    PLS
    PLS
    PLS
    PLS
    FIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX THIS DAMN THING!!!!!


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