49 - Set "priorities" for coloring recipes

I have been using ProfessionsVault for a while and I love it, but there is one little feature that I think would be fantastic. I used to be able to do this many moons ago (don't remember what I used then). Basically, this is only super-useful for people with multiple Jewelcrafters or other professions that charge a lot (or a special item) for recipes.

What I would like to be able to do is go to the Jewelcrafting pattern vendor and ignore the "Learnable Self" 'option'.

Steps: (current build)
1. Check "Include Self" and "Include Alts" under Recipe Data Options
2. Go to a vendor
3. Look at the recipes

What happens:
If you can learn a recipe ("Purified Demonseye" for example) then the scroll will be colored just like in the default UI (since your current character can learn it), even though an alt already knows the recipe (as reflected in the tooltip).

What could be added/changed:
The simplest idea I had was a cascading priority-based coloration system, with the recipe being colored with the highest priority-tier that it matches. For example:
Priority 1: Known by alt - Blue
Priority 2: Learnable by Alt, not by current toon - Fuschia
Priority 3: Learnable by current toon - Normal

In this system the recipe for "Purified Demonseye" should be blue, even though it could be purchased and learned by the viewing character.

Basically, an option to color an item based on "You or another one of your characters already knows this so don't waste 3x Illustrious Tokens" would be super fantastic!

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  • Avatar of serious2 serious2 Sep 06, 2011 at 07:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I have multiple top-level characters. Some of them have the same professions. I also like collecting any recipes that exist in the game. One character is a dedicated tailor, another one is a leatherworker, another one is a blacksmith and so on. The coloring information that states that yet another toon can learn a specific recipe is a bit useless to me if one of the dedicated collectors already knows the recipe.

    I'd love to see an option "Color a recipe known at least by one toon". It is good to read the tooltip for a recipe or a crafted item and see that a certain character can learn it or make it but I would be immensely grateful if I could determine at a glance whether or not a certain recipe is already in my vast collection or not. Thank you for your time.

  • Avatar of daemonsan daemonsan Feb 18, 2011 at 23:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh very true, but I use my addons so I can be as absolutely lazy as possible! :)

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Feb 18, 2011 at 18:57 UTC - 0 likes

    It's also worth mentioning that the recipe coloring is really just to provide the "most important" bit of information for quickly scanning a large list of recipes. We can haggle about how to assign the "most important" property, but ultimately the user should probably check the mouseover tooltip for the complete information about a given recipe before making an expensive purchase :)

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Feb 18, 2011 at 18:52 UTC - 0 likes

    The easiest way to accomplish your usage example is simply to disable the "Include Self" checkbox in the profile of the current character. However I acknowledge that more flexibility may sometimes be desirable.

    The current version of PV essentially has a fixed, implicit priority order that (omitting disabled tiers) follows the order in the recipe colors configuration screen:
    Learnable by self
    Learnable by alt
    Learnable by other
    Learnable by cross-faction toon
    Skill too low self
    Skill too low alt
    Skill too low other
    Skill too low cross-faction toon
    Known by self
    Known by alt
    Known by other
    Known by cross-faction toon

    I've considered making this order user-tunable, but I'm worried about the complexity that adds to the config screen relative to the potential benefit.

    Let's see if other users vote for this.



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