11/02/2012 12:14 PMPosted by LylirraSo, which decimal style do we use? That question is actually one of the main reasons we chose not to include commas initially, since it could be confusing to players in other regions outside North America.
One thing to keep in mind is that Diablo III is a global game, available in multiple regions around the globe. And, across those regions, the decimal style varies.
In the US, for example, decimals are identified with periods (ex: 1.23). Whereas in a lot of places in Europe, decimals are identified with commas (ex: 1,23). This means that a number like one million would look a bit different in each of those regions. In the US, it would look like "1,000,000" and in Europe it would look like "1.000.000".
So, which decimal style do we use? That question is actually one of the main reasons we chose not to include commas initially, since it could be confusing to players in other regions outside North America. We also didn't fully realize what kind of impact not having breaks would have on the user experience (and, yes, that's our bad).
That said, we agree that not having any method of breaking out values in the auction house isn't ideal, so we're currently discussing how best to address the issue (hopefully without creating other issues for players in other countries). We could just use commas, or we might do something more universal likes spaces.
11/03/2012 09:18 AMPosted by StuRedmanSo, which decimal style do we use? That question is actually one of the main reasons we chose not to include commas initially, since it could be confusing to players in other regions outside North America.
You can't be serious. You plague European players with your retarded American 10.17.2012 dates in the AH log and try to tell us you didn't implement this because you care about the type of comma to use?!?
Not to mention the "yards" in all the ranges...
Hey guys, this discussion is getting a little out of hand. =/ If you want to figuratively shoot the messenger (that being me), that's fine, but let's please try to keep the conversation as civil as possible.
Also, it looks some of my follow up posts may have been missed in the excitement, so I'm going to quickly reiterate a few points:
- We agree with your feedback and want to make it easier for players to tell the difference between 1000000 and 10000000.
- We have considered simply adding spaces.
- We have also considered just adding commas, since it's what the auction house already uses.
- We didn't originally add commas to begin with, because we were concerned about regional differences and didn't fully realize how not having separations would impact players. That may have been the wrong call, but we're looking to amend it.
The GetNumberFormat function formats a number string as a number string customized for a specified locale.
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