For the time it is taking to load, Can I conclude that you are not catching the data you get from blizz?
It could be either my CDN catching up, or the fact that an average realm would download about 750k of data to build the page. A bit unavoidable, given the depth.
Hm, realm population of members of guilds with at least one active auction seller.
I suppose that gets a decent, yet indeterminate, fraction of the active population.
It's not perfect, and it won't ever be, but with Cataclysm's renewed interest in encouraging guild play, I figure it's a pretty decent guess that most players will be guilded.
01/23/2012 11:21 AMAny chance you would be willing to share the name/realm/region part of the data for level 85 characters? You actually have more than I do on some realms!
Posted by Chaud
If you watch the requests in Firebug, you'll notice that the realm data is actually a JSON structure. You can pull that down. I haven't mentioned that yet, in case I need to change the structure for some reason, but that's the plan.
01/23/2012 11:39 AMThis data updates in real time or it's about a specific date and time?
Posted by Aztarun
Check out the "When" bullet point on the front page of the site!
Nice site. Wondering how it works with getting the info. This guy was not showing up until i filtered down to horde->male->blood elf->rogue. Now I see him on a more generic search.
Another toon I was looking for did not show up and I still can not get her to show up even if I do the same filtered search.
Just wondering why some show up and others do not.
1) The lists of characters/guilds is just to drive home the point that I'm not making these numbers up, that they're really based on something. The list maxes out at 250 names just so your browser doesn't freak out about displaying a huge table.
2) Looks like I haven't seen Lailu yet. Maybe by next week! Data collection goes on continually and more and more characters will get discovered over time.