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Since this games release, there have been threads popping up here and there about people who accidentally salvaged their weapons, armor or some other item they were using at the time. Though I've never personally done it, I have swapped items with my active gear while attempting to salvage what was in my inventory, but caught it in time. So it can happen even if your careful.
I have seen numerous ideas on this subject, active item lock being the most talked about. Well I think this idea is a good one:
Haedrig has his own "Stash" in the salvage screen, capable of holding multiple items you wish to salvage.
Pretty simple, you "right click" the items you want to salvage, (similar to right clicking items to the trade box), and when you fill up his "Stash", you have a chance to review your equipped gear and make the final decision to salvage all. ("All" being the items you have transferred to Haedrigs "Stash")
Below is a rough picture just to clarify the concept. Excuse the crudeness of it, my paint skills are lacking:)
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This seems like a double win to me, you don't have to click and confirm each and every item you wish to salvage, thus speeding up the process of salvaging, and you can double check your gear before making a costly mistake.
Edited by RagingKoala#1984 on 2/18/2013 2:05 PM PST
Thanks Koala, yeapers this happened to me today. 500M MH gone in a click. I have no idea how the mouse cursor even went up there to it while I was salvaging items in my stash. I guess the only thing that I am thankful for is that it didn't salvage the gem too.
Personally I am done salvaging, at least if you vendor it you can buy it back.....heck I would have paid 100M just for the ability to have gotten it back.....GOLD SINK ANYONE?
BTW....I watch what I do, I have been making items for a long time and salvaging items just to get that good roll on the one item I need. If my profile wasn't one of those that doesn't work right now you could see that most of my characters have crafted items on them of some kind....so this is not something I am new at. Like I said, I have no idea how the mouse cursor went there instead. This is the reason I am no longer using my Naga because it would occasionally glitch.
Unless you're salvaging a blue item, you are required to confirm that you want to salvage your item.
Salvage protection is already in the game so why is this even a topic?
Another creative but useless idea. He starts out on how it would save us from salvaging our good gear and then upps "So you don't even like the idea as it will speed up the process of salvaging?"
Already stated in the OP it is beneficial for both.
What other screen? Its already a screen that pops up when you salvage, its just an addition to that screen, and it doesn't add anything, It fills up empty space actually.
All you would have to review is your gear equipped. Once you review the identified/ or other items in your inventory, you right click them to send them to the salvage screen, then review your main gear at the end before clicking salvage.
Edited by RagingKoala#1984 on 2/18/2013 2:03 PM PST
When you craft an entire stash full of what ever item you're creating for either yourself or someone else and salvage the rest that doesn't meet the criteria you are looking for you often use the shortcut "click, spacebar" for quickness....I guess that in itself speaks for itself, however, I have done this thousands of times before....I guess ultimately I was gonna get got.......it was just my turn right. Maybe the cursor thing was because of latency issues or something...who knows, though I have a very fast internet connection and still have latency occasionally which I am sure isn't on my side.
How about this..
Fail. The OP wants to salvage everything at the same time.
Generally what I do is I salvage all the blues. Then I hold my left hand on "Enter" and click all the yellow items while hitting "Enter" which automatically chooses to salvage the item. It's fairly quick that way.
I like the idea. Sorry I didn't read all the replies, but want to suggest that only rare or better items should be kept in the blacksmith "salvage queue" (stash). Then the prompt could be removed for salvaging these items and a new "salvage ALL blue items" could be added.
The only technical problem I foresee is that this would require blizzard to increase their data storage space on their servers.... though I can't imagine that would be a large amount of data - even with millions of accounts (or x10 max if per character) times the number of items - ?24? - plus backups of that data - even if each item required 512 bytes of space, for 20 million accounts, 10 char's per account, and 24 items you'd have about 2.2 terabytes of data -- which for a company like blizzard is nothing.
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