Suggestion: add item ID number as a vendor search criterion
The other day I was searching for some lava tiles on VS... you all know what happens: I enter my search and every item with the word lava in the name comes up. I have to make a couple of extra searches to comb through the result pages to find what I want.
Yesterday, the same situation occurred as I was looking for the old blood tiles. Entering "blood" yields every item with "blood" in it - and that's a lot of items. It took me 8 searches to find the cheapest blood tile from the bottom up.
If I search for the hanging chainmail leggings from the Underworld puzzle I get every piece of chainmail legs listed on VS - which often comes back with a "refine your search" result. This happens a LOT when searching for "of exceptional quality" items as well.
Then there is the biggest offender: rubble. Every day I look for the same pieces of rubble and I have to go through the entire list because rubble prices are so variable that the items could fall anywhere in the price ranges. It takes me 9 searches to go through the full list when all I am looking for are the short grasses. And I'm sure everyone here has felt the frustration of getting half way through the search results after 5 or 6 searches and then vendor search stops working.
I propose that adding item ID number as a criterion could potentially reduce the number of searches being performed, perhaps providing some relief to the VS system. In each of the above scenarios, if I were able to search the ID for lava tiles, blood tiles, and the specific rubble pieces I am looking for, I would avoid many unnecessary searches and save a lot of time.
Yesterday I searched for and bought the first Book of Lore from the Deceit event... I had been searching for about 2 weeks or so... and each time I searched for it, I had to go through the entire list of filled BoL and empty crafted ones. Not a huge amount of searches I'll concede, but still 5-6 searches when, with an item ID search, I could have found the book in one.
Item IDs are easy enough to come by, many (if not all?) are listed on the Stratics Wiki and InsideUO is an easy tool to find them as well.
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