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Amaras
04-01-2008, 11:52 AM
I would like to request a small confirmation screen on any bound raid loot. When giving the loot away and clicking on the name of the person whom you wish to give it to you get a popup thats says "are you sure you want to give this to <name>? yes/no?"

Reason: So many times have I seen people lag out at raids and accidentally click on the wrong persons name when trying to give over an item they don't need, and the person whom they did give it to has already recalled out of the quest. Thus no one is able to get the loot, and the gm's get called, wait 2h, the gm will say "sorry can't help you".

Dimicron
04-01-2008, 12:04 PM
/signed

Kaldaka
04-01-2008, 12:14 PM
/signed

I agree that there should be a "Are You Sure?" dialogue button, I mean raid loot is very rare and to have something drop and be given to you only to have it get "lagged" to someone who is no longer in quest is pretty bad. I've seen it happen first hand and its not a pleasant experience for anyone. This suggestion is one of the best suggestions I've heard of for this issue.

Rekker
04-01-2008, 12:20 PM
Yep...or at the very least double the size of the font in the drop down window.

Falco_Easts
04-01-2008, 07:27 PM
Yep...or at the very least double the size of the font in the drop down window.

Would agree to this but as to the OP - /Not Signed
It would just end up another click that people did without reading the text.

Mad_Bombardier
04-02-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm not one for more confirmations. How about "greying out" names of party members who have left the dungeon? In the meantime, you can ask that players who leave the raid drop group immediately upon leaving, so that gear cannot be transferred to them. That should take their name off the selector list.

Stanley_Nicholas
04-02-2008, 10:08 AM
One of the current problems is, if someone recalls out and drops group, the list of names on the transfer list gets shifted. More than once I've seen an item accidentally assigned to somebody no longer in the instance because someone dropped group just as the item was being reassigned.

Mad_Bombardier
04-02-2008, 10:28 AM
One of the current problems is, if someone recalls out and drops group, the list of names on the transfer list gets shifted. More than once I've seen an item accidentally assigned to somebody no longer in the instance because someone dropped group just as the item was being reassigned.Well, poo. So much for that idea... :(

Razvan
04-02-2008, 01:27 PM
Yes...that is what we need...more confirmation dialogues. Turn DDO into Vista!

What next? Hired help maybe to walk with you everyday of your life and when you want to cross the street they pull you back and ask you "Are you sure you want to cross the street? Yes or no!"....

ENGRAV0
04-02-2008, 04:21 PM
Yes...that is what we need...more confirmation dialogues. Turn DDO into Vista!

What next? Hired help maybe to walk with you everyday of your life and when you want to cross the street they pull you back and ask you "Are you sure you want to cross the street? Yes or no!"....


I like this (J/K).

To the OP: /Signed.

aldan
04-03-2008, 07:28 AM
/signed /signed /signed /signed /signed /signed /signed /signed /signed /signed

KiwiPhil889
04-20-2008, 04:14 PM
have exactly this prob before,think its as much the font size as anything,but if names move as well??? (didn't think they did) then font size change will not help at all,confirmation txt would be nice.No diff to confirmation txt on the AH for bids etc.

Tunes_Steele
04-20-2008, 04:18 PM
agreed and /signed

penumbra
04-20-2008, 07:32 PM
/signed ad infinitum+1 ;)

Kire
04-20-2008, 08:15 PM
Guys!!! SHHhHHHHHHHhhhhhhh! This is one of Turbine's way to make raid loot rarer. See the Companies steal our money.. Man.. The Man is always getting me.. So RAid LooOoOT!!! Thats like there venue for all the drugs they buy man. Don't you See? Then they put the drugs in our water so we cant see whats going on. But theres this other drug they also make so you're immune to it. I Call it Crack. Try it maan it opens your eyes. ANd your blood vessels!

~Kire

Spectralist
04-20-2008, 08:57 PM
I'm against it. Anything that adds another confirmation dialog is a bad thing.

How about making it so that if Raid loot is assigned to someone who is outside of the instance it is automatically opened it up for anyone to loot it. There's always the possibility that the wrong person will take it but that's better than no one getting it. And if i'm at all a representative sample(probably not;)) everyone will just click the confirmation dialog without reading it anyway.

Uska
04-20-2008, 09:00 PM
Yes a thousand times yes

Uska
04-20-2008, 09:01 PM
dang laggy double posts

Xalted_Vol
04-21-2008, 03:19 AM
Good idea.

Xyfiel
04-21-2008, 04:08 AM
Better yet, add the confirmation dialogue with a turn on/off in the options menu. Also, if said loot isn't removed within x minutes(say 5), it reverts back to it's original owner. Now if you misclick it but had dialogue turned off, all you will be out is 5 mins.

This gives the people who don't want dialogue the option, people who do an option, and covers a few other situations as well.

Vhlad
04-21-2008, 05:25 AM
Saying "are you sure" doesn't cut it.

Any pop up would HAVE to include the name of the person you want to give it to. Otherwise it's pointless, since you may not even realise you missclicked. You may think, yes, im sure I want to allocate the loot to someone else, and go ahead with it, only to find you clicked on the wrong person.

Another way is just add a timer to re-allocated loot. i.e. if it's not looted within 2 minutes, then it goes back to the person it originally dropped for.
Or, when you re-allocate, instead of replacing your name it just adds another. So both you and someone else can loot the item.

So we have:
a) pop up confirmation with name included
b) timer to pop the item back to original looter
c) keep the original looters ability to loot the item

Djinni
04-21-2008, 05:34 AM
/sign


Also, if said loot isn't removed within x minutes(say 5), it reverts back to it's original owner.
This suggestion could lead to the same problem if the original owner recalls; hopefully they wouldn't leave until they saw the new owner pick it up. I'd agree with Vhlad's twist on this that both new owner and original owner could loot it, but that seems like it would be harder to implement.


Saying "are you sure" doesn't cut it.
Agreed. It would need to be like OP said and include at least the target player's name. Perhaps also the name of the item, though this doesn't seem to be as big of an issue. "Are you sure you want to assign <item> to <name>?"

Delaz
04-21-2008, 05:43 AM
Another way is just add a timer to re-allocated loot. i.e. if it's not looted within 2 minutes, then it goes back to the person it originally dropped for.

I totally agree with that option. No extra confirmation click, no extra work. If somethings goes wrong you just sit down and wat a bit. And we could even extend that system to all loot. How about 1 minute for bound items and 2~5 for regular stuff. Bound stuff need to be shorter sice many will be waiting for a chance to loot.

So it would look like:


Sword of Shadow
Reserved for: Delaz (56 seconds remaining)

sirgog
04-21-2008, 06:07 AM
I like the idea. Had this happen when I pulled a Ring of Lies, transferred it, lagspike (probably caused by someone dropping as stated before) and OOPS - left it in the box for the wrong person.

/signed.

Yvonne_Blacksword
04-21-2008, 09:56 AM
I thought a box to check, next to the person's name...

Better yet, can we have a way to give multiple items to people...

i know, you are all talking about raid loot but aI quest more than I raid.

have the drop down box stay open
have a box to check next to each item
right click opens to an assign to window
assign to window has a confirmation button
next to confirmation button is an add all items button
one of the options when chosing a name is "free for all" as in free to good home as in you can have it as in up for grabs..ever have that guy who says he will take anything no one wants and you look in the chest and it is full of scrolls and thowing items and...stuff you cannot will not use?

would be a good way to make wure some one can loot your cast offs without being called back to the chest multiple times..
and the up for grabs thing...just makes sense.

Spectralist
04-21-2008, 10:27 AM
It would probably also help if when someone transfers you an item it would have a pop-up saying "so and so has given you such and such [item's icon]". And maybe have it auto-cancel your recall countdown timer if you are in the process of recalling.

JosephKell
04-21-2008, 11:01 AM
Instead of that, how about have people's names get removed from the allocate list if they are out of the instance?

ahpook
04-21-2008, 11:56 AM
While a confirmation would be a minimal acceptable solution (if it lists the user being assigned the item in large bold font), I think a better UI can be developed that doesn't require one. Coming up with a different layout for the user list could help avoid misclicks. Rendering a static list that doesn't modify and jiggle when people drop group would probably really help (I think that the suggestion to remove players from the allocate list is part of the problem as it can change the list right when you click). Players not in the instance or who drop group after the assignment dialog is displayed can be disabled (but not removed) but that doesn't help with the people who are recalling or clicking on the ddoor right when you are assigning.

I also like some of the other suggestions that people have posted here:

Use a check box instead of a simple click.
A reversion model so that items return to a user if not claimed (perhaps this could be extended to allow items to revert to the last member of the party/in the quest for things unclaimed?).
Receiver confirmation with an auto "cancel assignment" timer.

EazyWeazy
04-21-2008, 02:22 PM
I think this is a great idea.

Yuhjn
04-21-2008, 05:54 PM
/signed

I find it really funny that people object to this because "it's another dialog box i dont want to click on".

They obviously say that without thinking much...

How often do you actually trade BOUND RAID LOOT to another player? Once a week? Once a month?

So lots and lots of people are getting burned and wasting their bound raid loot because of this "bug" and we can easily fix it with a dialog box you have to click once a month, and people are *****ing about adding ONE CLICK A MONTH?

That's hysterical.