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[Suggestion] Add Update All Characters Option on Profiles Page
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After seeing this announcement about updated attunement / progress tool for Legion and posting initial suggestion regarding this, I decided to use my super qualified "skills" on paint and attempt to draw something.
The suggestion is to add an option on profiles page to update selected / all toons from battle.net with one click. I believe it will actually simplify the process AND will have lesser load on server.
For Eg. I have 12 toons at 110 and right now if I want to update them all, I have to either, A) Do them one by one, B) Use multiple tabs to load few / many / all and then click update on every single page and then AGAIN reload every single page if I want to see the updated info right away ...
This not only adds the load on user's computer (any other device you are using) but also forces the wowhead servers to load the whole character page, including background pics / scripts / links / basically everything wowhead loads. All these resources from both sides, user and server, are being wasted just to "update" character profile.
Here are 2 screenshots I attempted to draw as mentioned above with my great skills ! First one is how currently wowhead shows profiles page and 2nd one I added an extra column for updates, which you can add at anywhere (preferably) at the far right end but I found most space to the left where I drew.
Added Update Option:
*Hint: This can be actually very useful for premium users since they don't get to have any ads so the page view counts don't matter anyway*
I sometimes try to open several characters at once to tab through them for an update, but something then often causes the browser to crawl to a halt, probably the 3D View, it helps when I immediately switch to another tab.
(Granted, my home PC's Firefox is running several extensions, with multiple tabs always open, saved between sessions, so I don't really blame the 3D View)
Got 12 chars as well, different classes at 110, plus an Alliance char to level when I find the time/get in the mood.
I think I suggested this as a Premium feature in some reply before, as that would justify the programming effort.
Most of the update process is server-side anyway, so the new button would simply trigger X queued updates - I myself would be fine with these being low-priority, no need to give Premium users a way to clog the pipes for regular users.
I've wanted something like this for awhile actually. I don't think we're opposed to it, just always so much going on. My ideal situation would just have a 'Update All' button that's locked to Premium subscribers only, and to be nice to everyone we could just add an individual Update button next to each one as well. It's a slight benefit for Premium not having to click 12+ times but having the update button next to each profile also prevents non-Premium users from needing to load each profile individually to update.
Your suggestion has been heard, and I'll see what I can do to try and make it a reality someday. Thank you!
Thanks for the positive response! No rush, take your time and see what you guys can come up with :+))
Great idea. I'm running 16 110 characters right now and it is a pain to update individually. But let me say a heartfelt THANK YOU to WoWHead for ALL that you already do. You are AWESOME!
My 27 alts and I support this idea!
Just a little bump. With new xpac, there's gonna be a lot of updating probably multiple times a day. Will be great to have something like this :)
I think this would be an awesome feature.....as it would certainly be easier to load all Alts in one go, instead of lots of tabs for each one, and then rinse and repeat. Hopefully we can see this implemented at some stage :) Thanks.
Another small bump as there has been at least 2 major overhauls of wowhead's design. Hopefully this "little" feature is still in the books!
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