Good post - This should clear up some confusion.Also first post.
That's a good guide! I'm not sure whether brand new wowheaders would be able to follow how you got to the first step though... maybe it would be good to have a screenshot or two that shows where to click right from the start? (eg. choosing a category from the "Database" dropdowns and the "Create a filter" link)
I love the filter option, it is very handy, and very well programmed (like the rest of this site really - as a developer I'm a huge fan).I'd love to be able to specify the join clauses, ie stuff like: (added in burning crusade and epic) or (added in wotlk). I do realize that might not be easy to make safe though, just thought I'd mention it.
Wowhead really is an amazing way to research the game. I swear I spend more time on wowhead than I do in-game. I use the filters almost every time I come here. The filter truly are an amazing tool and very well implemented (and fast).
I started using wowheads filter a month back or so when started to gem up for endgame raiding, it's very handy and it makes you find whatever you are looking for in a jiffy.
I used wowhead filters, never had issues with them. The time I used them most was for finding PvP gear while leveling.
Think the only time I go "grrrrr" with the filters is the lack of being able to seperate the Dailies from regular quests. When I am working through Icecrown for the Achievement I have to keep looking beyond Dalies, wish you could filter those out :(
Thanks for this one. It helped me a great deal.(too many options for me =) )
The only problem I am having is with filtering permanent/temporary enchants on weapons and cloaks/shields/rings. there is no way we can do this for the moment.
however, when i wanted to make a list of all faction-restricted cooking recipes - i couldnt do that with given filthering system and ended in opening all recipes 1 by 1, checking who's selling them or which quest rewards them.
Ya, we can only get so close with what we have... For some silly reason, Extended Search isn't enabled on much.
To the powers that be,I would like to see NOT options to the filters. Actually, the best method I can think to implement is as such: Right now, each filter has 2 drop downs, first is the type of filter, and the second is the value of that filter, some have "><=" as well, but we will ignore those. Just add a drop down to the very left of all of them with "AND" "OR" "NOT". So for example: we can say we want gear from <"heroic dungeons" or "10 man raids" or "vendors" not "purchasable through frost emblems"> And while at it, can we be given more than the current limit of I think 5 filters?
I love using the filters, etc. but I have trouble when I am looking for dungeon drops for my low-level (<60) alts. For some reason "from a dungeon (normal)" doesn't list lowbie dungeons.If anyone could point me to the option that does, you have my thanks. ^^Edit: Never mind, I just realised I could set it to BOP only and max level as 60. *Blush.*