Diablo® III

I am a genious. Super easy fix to the comma dilemma

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07/29/2013 08:12 PMPosted by Nishi
Their iterative design process will lead to the perfect comma.

LOL... I guess it would look something like the following....

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8486/h7t4.jpg
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07/31/2013 12:35 PMPosted by Murasama
Their iterative design process will lead to the perfect comma.

LOL... I guess it would look something like the following....

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8486/h7t4.jpg


HAHA! Oh man...attempting to process that much awesome at once is actually causing me physical pain.
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When putting comas to make easier to read numbers in the game turns into a major development process and have to be explained why it maybe ll take some time to be in the game you realize how much the burocracy is big, in an evil way, in the company.
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07/31/2013 12:45 PMPosted by justhackitup
You could always do like people did in Counter Strike and put some masking tape on your screen where a comma WOULD be and draw one. lollll


I have a vinyl cutter and static cling vinyl...WHO WANTS TO BUY COMMAS? :D Based on the current gold prices they are only four for 50m!!!

I'll even do the mustache and bowler ones for a nominal service fee! :D
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A blue explanation solved this issue long ago. People in other countries may use symbols other than comma to separate digits. In fact, some countries group digits in twos or fours. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousands_separator#Digit_grouping

This is why commas are missing in the auction house. It's because Blizzard caters to an international community and doesn't want to confuse its customers. I am not originally from Murica, and before I came to this country, I know that if I saw a number like $1,000 I would have no clue what that meant. In fact, I am surprised Blizzard left the dollar sign there, given that many foreigners don't know / understand the dollar symbol. Yes, they could implement proper internationalization, by using region specific digit grouping and currency symbols, while also improving readability, but that's besides the point and not part of the development team's vision (tm).

So why do commas appear in some places but not others? The presence of commas in some part of the game is in fact a bug, and while they do not have any immediate plans of fixing it, they are aware of the issue. Just make sure you have your $60 ready so you can pounce on the expansion as soon as it is ready and this bug is finally fixed, by removing all commas from the game.
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Just noticed "genious". Classic.
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Why do we need commas? Did Blizzard raise the cap above $250?

:-P
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07/31/2013 02:40 PMPosted by whoopadeedoo
Just noticed "genious". Classic.


Subtle humor is the best humor!


I really doubt you meant to do that for subtle humor... That word is misspelled like that all to often.
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I am so goood....

Here is my Ultimate (?) Comma Project for DIII AH
http://jsfiddle.net/HainKurt/5aDxt/4/embedded/result/

you can see the source code, by right click, view source (20 lines of code, 15 minutes work)...

have a look, we can improve this and maybe D3 devs can use it sometime...

>>> new version here (where you can select seperator)
http://jsfiddle.net/HainKurt/kJpdw/1/embedded/result/


That's to hard to do. Unless you go down there, pay them and S their D, they won't add it since it takes to much work for them to copy and paste. Than again, they did that with the ubers.
Edited by ISmkPotatoes#1756 on 7/31/2013 5:28 PM PDT
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07/17/2013 10:49 AMPosted by whoopadeedoo
Make commas have a 50% drop rate chance from elite packs. Players then can use them in either the trade window or AH. Of course commas must be bound on account to encourage play time.

lol
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07/31/2013 01:31 PMPosted by Exile

LOL... I guess it would look something like the following....

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8486/h7t4.jpg


HAHA! Oh man...attempting to process that much awesome at once is actually causing me physical pain.
That image is truly glorious! ;)

I did want to jump back in and clarify that we do have concrete plans to add commas. As I mentioned previously though, it's a change that is likely to coincide with other changes relating to the Auction House and itemization, so we don't have an ETA to share just yet.
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