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GTN - Can't list all items anymore? MUST search?

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GTN - Can't list all items anymore? MUST search?

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Sledgeweb
05.10.2012 , 10:38 PM | #1
I've noticed lately on the GTN, I can't just select a category and filters and see all items that result. I HAVE to enter a search term of a few characters and then press SEARCH. The problem with that is, I may not really know what I'm looking for specifically. I might just want to browse all head armor, for example. But, right now, I have to go, and say... type in "helmet" in the search term field, and then I can see all results that match my filters with the word "helmet". But, not all head gear contains the word "helmet". Previously, I could just look at ALL available head gear, and narrow down the results using the filter. Is this a bug? Two major problems with this method 1) I can't necessarily find the best pieces available for my character on the GTN, unless I know exactly what to search for and 2) Some of my stuff may not be selling for these reasons. Seems like a pretty big problem? Any word about this from Bioware? Any workarounds?

Thanks!

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DeutschGamer
05.10.2012 , 11:12 PM | #2
All you have to do is select armor, whatever class of armor (lite/med/hvy), and then head in the slot field. The GTN does the quality thing automatically now.

Not sure what your problem is unless one of these selections aren't working for you, then that's a bug.
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Asfrid
05.11.2012 , 12:41 AM | #3
Hello,

Last week you were required to enter at least 3-letters into the search string field.
But the latest patch (?) fixed this, and you can press search after selecting the main category.

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Owsley
05.11.2012 , 09:45 AM | #4
A recent patch introduced a bug where "ANY" doesn't work anymore. The workaround is to select something other than any. Also you can no longer use a substring to seach by name. It has to be an exact left justified match. It really sucks because you can no longer narrow your search, for example, looking for the suffix "Augmented"
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Sledgeweb
05.11.2012 , 09:49 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by DeutschGamer View Post
All you have to do is select armor, whatever class of armor (lite/med/hvy), and then head in the slot field. The GTN does the quality thing automatically now.

Not sure what your problem is unless one of these selections aren't working for you, then that's a bug.
That definitely doesn't work. It use to be like that, but now I can't even hit the SEARCH button unless I type some characters in the keyword field. The search button is inactive, and then lights up only after entering a few characters in the search field. This is as of yesterday, 5/10/12. I'll try messing with the quality filter, thanks.

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Owsley
05.11.2012 , 10:01 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Sledgeweb View Post
That definitely doesn't work. It use to be like that, but now I can't even hit the SEARCH button unless I type some characters in the keyword field. The search button is inactive, and then lights up only after entering a few characters in the search field. This is as of yesterday, 5/10/12. I'll try messing with the quality filter, thanks.
You now must select "quality" for it to work. "Any" doen't work anymore.
I submitted a /bug about 10 minutes after the patch was released.
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Eternalnight
05.11.2012 , 10:27 AM | #7
Never seen a situation where I had to write anything there.

It did change from having to choose just category and sub-category before pressing search to having to also choose quality (or rarity whatever you call it) before pressing search

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HaloLtd
10.02.2012 , 10:09 AM | #8
I found that some characters it works for me flawlessly. While on other characters it definitely seems bugged.

No matter how broad I make the search terms, it simple says 'No Results'

I haven't found any commonality on why it works smoothly on some characters and not others.

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DPCummerbund
10.02.2012 , 11:16 AM | #9
This thread would be more useful in the Customer Service, Suggestions, or even General forum, rather than here in the New Player forum.
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Mayeh
10.02.2012 , 11:21 AM | #10
Also, necrobump from May.