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Character Log In Screen Suggestion - Fixed Character Positioning

As a player with 19 characters on my account, I feel like the current character log-in screen is disorderly. You know, where it always places the most recently logged in character as displayed on the left. Maybe I'm just a bit OCD about organization but it would be great to have an option in that character log-in screen, that allowed players to organize the positioning of their characters themselves and to set it so they don't move out of that set order when logged into.

This would be a great function to have, for those of us who have many characters.

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  • Zeefa.3915Zeefa.3915 Member ✭✭✭

    While I don't have quite as many characters, I do agree this would be nice.

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Personally, I would rather have characters to be able to display their weapons and backpacks instead of only displaying the armor.

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Character Selection Screen needs a TON of work. Just to be able to see the feet of my characters would make me happy...

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I agree, it would be nice to be able to keep them in a fixed order, or switch between the current system and a fixed order as needed.

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  • DeanBB.4268DeanBB.4268 Member ✭✭✭

    I typically log in each of my current 42 characters each day to grab some sort of reward, and the "move to the left" system helps me remember who is next -- if it works. But I'd be in favor of other options to organize so long as the current option remains.

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  • Edelweiss.4261Edelweiss.4261 Member ✭✭✭

    I only have 13 characters at the moment, but fixed positioning wouldn't work well for me. I tend to play with one character for an extended period of time before switching to a different character for an extended period of time. I do this as moving my gathering equipment and salvaging equipment requires multiple switches between characters. As such, fixed position would be really annoying for me.

  • Trevor Boyer.6524Trevor Boyer.6524 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Trevor Boyer.6524 said:
    This would be a great function to have, for those of us who have many characters.

    No. It would be a great function for those of you who want your characters to stay in the same order. The number of characters is totally irrelevant.

    And for reference, I have beyond 40 characters, and I prefer it the way it is.

    Examples of use:

    • Keeping characters in birthday order
    • Organizing in terms of map completion
    • Organizing in terms of class/build played for the purposes of quick log-outs log-ins while running games in spvp
    • Organizing in terms of mains on left, alts on right, doesn't matter

    Number of characters is definitely not irrelevant. The more characters I make, the more disorderly it gets when trying to sift through for whatever reason.

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Trevor Boyer.6524 said:
    This would be a great function to have, for those of us who have many characters.

    No. It would be a great function for those of you who want your characters to stay in the same order. The number of characters is totally irrelevant.

    And for reference, I have beyond 40 characters, and I prefer it the way it is.

    OP is suggesting the OPTION to fix the order. If implemented, you could simply not opt to do so.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ardid.7203 said:
    Character Selection Screen needs a TON of work. Just to be able to see the feet of my characters would make me happy...

    Absolutely. With up to, what, 70 slots, the character select screen could certainly take a note or two from MOBAs, and add some sorting tools:
    Profession
    Race
    Last Played
    Crafting
    Creation Date
    The ability to "tag" them with certain game mode specs (WvW, Raid-tank, etc) would also be useful.

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  • @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Trevor Boyer.6524 said:
    This would be a great function to have, for those of us who have many characters.

    No. It would be a great function for those of you who want your characters to stay in the same order. The number of characters is totally irrelevant.

    And for reference, I have beyond 40 characters, and I prefer it the way it is.

    OP is suggesting the OPTION to fix the order. If implemented, you could simply not opt to do so.

    Correct, but OP's assertion was "for those of us who have many characters", almost as if everybody with many characters would of course want the feature, and I don't really care one way or another. Well, except when I want to go round all my characters (as I do every three weeks in SWTOR) and log in to each one of them, in which case the option to have them in most-recent-on-the-right (bottom in SWTOR) would be useful.

    OK, never mind. Option it is. ;)

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    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tzarakiel.7490 said:
    I want a grid on the left side of the log in screen that shows all my characters. Being able to directly click the character I want to use without having to scroll forever.

    By the Six, praise Joko, for the Legions, YES. I've got 30+ and 3 blank spots. Desperately in need of a faster selection method. Even having keybinds for faster scrolling instead of having to boop the arrows would help a ton.

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  • YES YES YES. I want to be able to rearrange my charcters! :D Make it happen!

  • Fixed locations might be nice. I'd also love a portrait feature on the login screen where you can see all of your characters standing together for a group picture. Asura in the front to Norn in the back. Smile!

  • Trevor Boyer.6524Trevor Boyer.6524 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, the filter organization tools sound like a good idea but I still want a flat static organization. There are lots of reasons during different types of activity phases, that I ask myself "why is there no sorting tools in this screen?"

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 13, 2018

    Class them by the order joined too (whisper-priory-vigil) never know who is who.

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Trevor Boyer.6524 said:
    As a player with 19 characters on my account, I feel like the current character log-in screen is disorderly. You know, where it always places the most recently logged in character as displayed on the left. Maybe I'm just a bit OCD about organization but it would be great to have an option in that character log-in screen, that allowed players to organize the positioning of their characters themselves and to set it so they don't move out of that set order when logged into.

    This would be a great function to have, for those of us who have many characters.

    The CSS needs many fixes, updates, and new QoL features. Doesn't look like the devs are interested in implementing any (or at least fix the current bugs, like the awful racial and gender-related size-scaling).

    But hey, they updated the character icon's region backgrounds recently, so yay! <--sarcasm ;)


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  • Trevor Boyer.6524Trevor Boyer.6524 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Trevor Boyer.6524 said:
    As a player with 19 characters on my account, I feel like the current character log-in screen is disorderly. You know, where it always places the most recently logged in character as displayed on the left. Maybe I'm just a bit OCD about organization but it would be great to have an option in that character log-in screen, that allowed players to organize the positioning of their characters themselves and to set it so they don't move out of that set order when logged into.

    This would be a great function to have, for those of us who have many characters.

    The CSS needs many fixes, updates, and new QoL features. Doesn't look like the devs are interested in implementing any (or at least fix the current bugs, like the awful racial and gender-related size-scaling).

    But hey, they updated the character icon's region backgrounds recently, so yay! <--sarcasm ;)

    lol, I actually thought that background update looked pretty good :P

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  • I personally would love the option of arranging by profession, as I havie multiple of each one, each specc'd for different aspects of the game. For me, it would make it much easier switching between characters, depending on what I wanted to do.

  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wouldnt mind a grid with portraits to select from. The order has always been a bit finicky to me (since it doesnt always register which character you logged onto if its only for a minute or so) but last logged in always helped me whenever I wanted to check each character at least once.

  • Trevor Boyer.6524Trevor Boyer.6524 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @FrizzFreston.5290 said:
    I wouldnt mind a grid with portraits to select from. The order has always been a bit finicky to me (since it doesnt always register which character you logged onto if its only for a minute or so) but last logged in always helped me whenever I wanted to check each character at least once.

    Some form of a big square grid would be amazing. I could probably actually see ALL of my characters at once again with that.

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