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pfnorz
12-01-2007, 09:49 AM
The list of all the retail games has gotten very long (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/games.php?type=Retail (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../games.php?type=Retail)). As a result, the page takes a long time to load. Plus it probably creates a lot of unnecessary traffic.

To make the list more readable and to reduce server load, the list could be split up alphabetically. For instance, when you open the page, all the games starting with "A" are listed. And on top of the page you have the whole alphabet where you can switch to other starting letters. I could also imagine grouping several letters, e.g., A-C, D-G, etc.

Adam Miller
12-01-2007, 11:31 AM
The list of all the retail games has gotten very long (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/games.php?type=Retail (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../games.php?type=Retail)). As a result, the page takes a long time to load. Plus it probably creates a lot of unnecessary traffic.

To make the list more readable and to reduce server load, the list could be split up alphabetically. For instance, when you open the page, all the games starting with "A" are listed. And on top of the page you have the whole alphabet where you can switch to other starting letters. I could also imagine grouping several letters, e.g., A-C, D-G, etc.

Not a bad idea but wouldn't that mean going through 2 loading screens to get to your game..so in the long run...

Also i dont think it takes that long anyway and for some games it would be awkward such as 2006 world cup would it be a number? F for Fifa? Or W for World cup?

It took me one day to find WWE Smackdown vs Raw or MGC because it was under S and missed out the WWE but that was a one off. :(

Minty
12-01-2007, 11:46 AM
Its easier the way it is.

Ctrl F isnt hard to use, plus this way means that you can ignore a genre you have no interest in- IE I have family and shooters minimised, therefore I dont see them and its a shorter page.

x TheGreatOne
12-01-2007, 12:39 PM
Yeah, the list is kind of long, but it isn't much to load. Most people these days have cable, so it really isn't a problem.

PerpetualHeaven
12-01-2007, 02:34 PM
I'm sure later down the road it will be implemented. It would only make sense to when the little scroll bar becomes a little tick. Right now the list isn't very long. It barely takes any time to load or scroll down.