Welcome to the New Allakhazam!

No this isn't some optical illusion. You are not going crazy. This is the new Allakhazam. We have completely revamped the Allakhazam World of Warcraft site and are kicking off the revamp with a month long celebration of our community. Check out our new look and all of the new features and then join in the fun for a chance at some great prizes. Every addition to our wiki, forums or comments this month could make you eligible to win one of seventy-two sixty day game cards we are giving away, or one of three Wii Galaxy Bundles, or our grand prize, a gamer friendly Laptop Computer. Full prize descriptions and details on eligibility and how to enter can be found at this link.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and check everything out. This is not just a graphical update. We've added a pile of new features as well to make your experience even better. For a quick tour, check out the following links: Wiki, Quests, Items, Mobs, Zones, Factions, Maps, Zone Levels, Profiles and our Live Forum (must be logged in for the last two). Be sure to hit our dropdowns for even more information.

For a more detailed description of the changes, click inside and read on.


  • Newly Flexible Wikibase Pages. What do you get when you combine the searchability and stability of a database with the flexibility and editability of a wiki? A wikibase! All of our old database pages -- quests, items, mobs, zones, and more -- have been individually redone with a sleek new look that makes the data easy to find and easy to use, and gives you the community the ability to add your own content. Unlike other wikis, our wikibase updates directly from the game and is thus guaranteed to be up to date. Unlike other databases, our wikibase also gives you the ability to add and edit content directly to the wikibase page. This type of sleek, flexible, community driven content is meant to provide everything you could want on a subject all in one place.
  • Find More Content. Tired of clicking pages deep into searches hoping to find what you want? As part of our new flexibility, our users can add their own tags to pages to narrowly specify the content on that page for our search engine. This means it is more likely than ever you will find exactly what you want on the very first search. In addition, every wikibase page links directly to Wowhead and Thottbot, so if you don’t find what you are looking for here, you are just one click away from two more incredible sets of resources. Imagine looking up a quest and being able to access all three sets of comments with just an easy click back and forth.
  • New Profile System. Want to know how to improve your character? Upload your profile using our armory importer or through using wowreader and then pin your character. Afterwards, check out our profile upgrade search. This is a complex search that lets you tailor your upgrades to exactly what you want and then see how to get them. Pinning your character also adds your equipped item to every item page on the site and tells you exactly how your stats will change were you to upgrade to that particular item. And for sheer coolness factor, check out our 3D model viewer which shows you exactly what your character will look like in whatever set of cloths you want him or her to wear.
  • Expanded WoW Coverage. We’re not just a database any more. You may already have noticed our new user created blogs. We also offer a full wiki, complete MMO gaming news, an MMO game list, our great forum community and much more. Check out our expanded menu system, look around our new front page, and be sure to visit every day to not miss any of our exciting additions. Combined with our sister sites Wowinterface, Thottbot and Wowhead, we offer you everything you ever need to know about the World of Warcraft.

Haven't been here in a while? Welcome back! We hope you like what we have done enough to stick around and help us build on the best WoW community around.

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Quest Tracking horror
# Jun 08 2008 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I think the thing that bothers me the most is the lack of quest chains. Prior to the update, quests were not only organized by "Starting Quest" alphabetically, but the follow-up quests were then indented and listed as well. Now its just what ever quest happens to be tagged under that zone/instance/etc. I find this extremely ineffective. I am afraid that I will have to go else where to get the information I require, or simply just create it myself.

I have to agree with the previous poster who stated "If it aint broke, dont fix it!"

Edited, Jun 8th 2008 11:30am by bdinse
New
# Jun 06 2008 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
Created this account to say I understand you wanting to fresshen up the site but there is a great deal of lag time that didn't exist before, at least for me. Instead of 1-2 seconds now more like 7-8.

I like the layout and am willing to learn how to navigate around here, but there is the old saying, "If it ain't broke don't fix it."

Appreciate your efforts and will take some time to get used to this, but it's still better than Vista!

Later.
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# Jun 06 2008 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
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The new look is alright. Maybe a little better than the old, but I'm not to interested in the sites aesthetics.

But, **** it, why'd you have to take away MOTD and Snapshot? Other than looking up info, that was the only reason to visit the site. It sure wasn't for the "news", or more accurately, whiney douches complaining about their pansy guilds.

Bring back MOTD and Snapshot!
new Allakhazam!
# Jun 06 2008 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I have to agree to most of the post... The old Allakhazam was realy better.

My main complaint is about the drop-down menu. If for exemple you try to go to Alchemy... It could take forever to choose "Game info" professions, primary, and then Alchemy, without going a bit to high or to low so that the menu disapear and that you have to start again.

I'm 35, and still it take me 5-6 time, everytime, to go to the menu I want to go ! It might be funny to see my dad trying to go thru one of your drop-down menu !


Sorry guys, from my point of view, this is not Success... except if you have a deal with thottbot!!
Searches
# Jun 06 2008 at 5:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Search.. Filter.. Find.. Lookup.. I don't give a Furbolg's furry **** what you call it, just bring it back.. Search Bestiary. Search Items. Search Quests.

I liked the old look better because it gave Allakhazam a unique look and feel. The new look is okay, even if it is generic, but the ability to find whatever you wanted quickly and easily was what really made Allakhazam so much better than most other WoW sites, and that is gone.. ..But look at the good side, you will be saving more and more band width as fewer and fewer people come back to your web site...
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Sometimes fancy isn't necessarily better
# Jun 06 2008 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
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The new site looks pretty, but it's lost its useability for me. I used to be able to pop into Allakh to do a quickie search on whatever I was looking for--an item lookup, a quest lookup, a mob or NPC lookup--but now the pages take a *long* time to load (I did a search a little while ago and had to wait while 800+ items loaded before the page would open)and it takes me 3 or 4 tries to hit the side menu items off the drop down menus. This new site is very cumbersome. I don't like the quest lookup. I can't seem to find the info I want anymore. Why can't the Quest menu have a Search choice like the Items menu does? It is irritating me to have to jump through hoops going 3 menus deep looking for a place to search a quest name. Where is the quest chain info and the drop info? I used to use Allakh exclusively and recommend it without hesitation. I liked it better than Thottbot because it was more intuitive for me, but that's not the case anymore. I'm going back over to look at Thottbot again.

Edited, Jun 6th 2008 9:10am by Raffeik
And besides the lost premium account
# Jun 06 2008 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I really dislike your new format. Sorry. I knew the other one so well, I could fine everything I wanted to know quickly and easily. I could get all the information possible on an item or ingredient. Now... I don't know where the **** anything is!

I'd rather play my game than spend a lot of time figuring out your new setup. What the **** were you thinking?? This a financial decision? (Silly me, of course it is.)

A gradual change of format would have been better... as is done in most new software releases.

Nildy

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So what happened to my premium service?
# Jun 06 2008 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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It's gone. My account lists that it is not active, when it most certainly should be. I've done all that I can do per the info in your Premium FAQ.

You seem not to have any tech support address.

I liked your old format better, especially since I had paid to not be bombarded with ads, and here you are bombarding me with ads despite paying your premium fee.

Nildy
Your old quest pages were much better
# Jun 05 2008 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I can't believe your new quest pages don't show quest threads. IMHO your old style was so much better then this. I'm very sad to see it change. I will be searching for a site that does group the quests by their threads. I really do hope you reconsider your changes here. I find nothing better with theses changes and a lot far worse for the change.
Missing some fun features
# Jun 05 2008 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I have to agree with an earlier post; where are the quotes and player profiles? Thatose were really fun. Also NOT a fan of the new color scheme. I have a HD monitor and this thing is just about blinding.
As for features and searches, I reserve judgement until I've fiddled with it some more.
Overall, I don't hate it, but it's not the love of my life either.

Azanti
Thumbs up- overall
# Jun 05 2008 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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At first, I was like "new look?... meh." Now that I'm digging through it, it's growing on me. The pages do load faster. I'm not sure I like the search menu as much. It could be a little bigger in size and stay up a fraction of a sec longer when the mouse moves off of it. LOL, maybe I'm just used to the slow response of menues in Vista.

I'm not going to be one of the "OMFG!!! I'm never using this site again!!!!" guys. I'm sure that there will be tweaks coming in the future and I'm sure a lot of the complaints will lessen the more people get used to the new interface. It looks like a lot of work was put into the site. Like my subject says "overall, thumbs up".
The Old Site Was The Best, This Is Just OK.
# Jun 05 2008 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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The Old site was much easier to navigate and was much better. You should bring the old one back. A lot of other people feel the same way about this.

Edited, Jun 5th 2008 4:23pm by warriorownage
Guides
# Jun 05 2008 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I used the guides twice a week. Now most are gone. I like all of them even the ourdated and obsolete(to see how things were in the "old days") I want my guides to strath, scholo, and tanking.

Waaaaaa

Gerna Lvl 66 priest, Yayuh lvl 55 warrior Antonidas

Edited, Jun 5th 2008 5:22pm by ehinz

Edited, Jun 5th 2008 5:23pm by ehinz
See you later, won't be back
# Jun 05 2008 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Absolutely useless. don't mean to trash your great new ideas, but you lost all of your useable features that people enjoyed and came to your site specifically to use.

if you wanted to farm a specific item, you could look up the item, and see all of the possible drops. now you just show the mob with a percentage, not even where to find it, and percentages for mobs in different areas.

you can't track quests with their prereq's anymore. the old one could have been tweaked, but i won't be using this one anymore.
Why o Why????
# Jun 05 2008 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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this sucks,nuff said,Good Bye Kzam
Why o Why????
# Jun 05 2008 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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this sucks,nuff said,Good Bye Kzam
Another disappointed user..
# Jun 05 2008 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Dislike this a lot.
This color is just bland, font is too small, and I find myself squinting after just reading a few posts..I didnt think I need new glasses yet...

The old Alla had character, it was fun, it was WoW.
This is not.
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Hate it
# Jun 04 2008 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I created an account for the first time just to tell you this change was a mistake. I've used your site and Thottbot for 3 years now. I preferred this site for most things especially the AH data.

I will not be using this site any longer but will check in periodically to see if you make any changes.

What do I like about the site. Literally, nothing. Sorry for being so negative but this really is a major disappointment for me.

Regards,
Van
I luv ya Alla, but you suck now ....
# Jun 04 2008 at 5:12 PM Rating: Default
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WOW!,and I dont mean warcraft. You hit an all time low with that blog crap, seriously, if I wanna read some douche-bags blog then I will ... please don't make me look at it here (link it if you must, or read it yourself before posting it, and if you did then get off the pipe). This was a great site a week ago ,,,, blog WTF!?!?!! ... now this crap that is kind of a step behind in technology, are you using VISTA + HEROIN, it's the only reason I can think of. those that like the new set-up;enjoy. Me,Guess I'll take one for the team and go back to (spit) Thottbot .... Flame away creeps, embarass yourselves (LAST COMMENT NOT MEANT TO BE OFFENSIVE, unless you're a ********
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quips
# Jun 04 2008 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Where are those clever quips users used to submit?
It used to be at the upper right of the main page next to the user submitted pics.
I don't mind
# Jun 04 2008 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I've seen worse, but I have to admit, to me it's much easier to deal with. Granted I have to relearn where everything is at.
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Hmm not so sure
# Jun 04 2008 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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OK I love this site - before I log onto the game I put this up so it's ready and waiting for me when I need a hand - problem is that I'm in digital marketing and know you have to keep up and make changes to keep things fresh but really guys, what were you thinking; beige?

I wear glasses and do have problems with some sites as I find them very hard to read - if the font was larger or there were much bigger colour contrasts with things it would be better.

The other big problem is with missing the left hand menus that made everything so simple for myself and as I see from above, for others too - your front page is more narrow than other pages like this one so couldn't you leave the menu on there at least?

Also - where are the funny quotes and the reader supplied pictures - I use to log onto the site every day just to check those out and I know they hadn't been regularly changed for a while (maybe you were busy designing?) but now they have gone completely? Why would you do that??? I love those things!


Ewood 64 NElf Rogue

Oops sorry guys - I may be in marketing but I'm still a bit of a doofus and have posted this twice!!

Edited, Jun 4th 2008 3:55pm by fruitgum
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Hmm not so sure
# Jun 04 2008 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
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OK I love this site - before I log onto the game I put this up so it's ready and waiting for me when I need a hand - problem is that I'm in digital marketing and know you have to keep up and make changes to keep things fresh but really guys, what were you thinking; beige?

I wear glasses and do have problems with some sites as I find them very hard to read - if the font was larger or there were much bigger colour contrasts with things it would be better.

The other big problem is with missing the left hand menus that made everything so simple for myself and as I see from above, for others too - your front page is more narrow than other pages like this one so couldn't you leave the menu on there at least?

Also - where are the funny quotes and the reader supplied pictures - I use to log onto the site every day just to check those out and I know they hadn't been regularly changed for a while (maybe you were busy designing?) but now they have gone completely? Why would you do that??? I love those things!


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Hmm not so sure
# Jun 04 2008 at 12:13 PM Rating: Good
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Long time user of the network in general, first time poster in WoW forums. I like the redesign and I personally have had an easier time navigating and even stumbled upon features I didn't know were here. After playing FFXI for 4 years and changing over to WoW and I kept my premium with Alla. I have seen many changes over the years with the Alla network and I think it keeps getting better and better. Keep up the good work!
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Right clicking on browse results
# Jun 04 2008 at 10:47 AM Rating: Good
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One issue I've found is if you are using the drop down menus to browse items (ie Items>Browse>Weapons>Swords) you are not given the option to open the links for the items in a new window or tab.


Edited, Jun 4th 2008 1:50pm by NeoJaecin
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Any way to get the menus back
# Jun 04 2008 at 10:13 AM Rating: Good
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I do like the new colours, but the site has become practically unusable as I have to search through each drop down menu to try and find what I wanted. With the old site all I had to do was scroll down the page or use the search function. Please revert or give us the opertunity of chosing the old standard layout
Design Still Needs Work
# Jun 04 2008 at 8:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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I own a web design company and am really disappointed that this re-design made it live without many fixes. I can understand code glitches happening with a major overhaul, but the main issues I have are with color and usability.

However, before I start listing them out, I want to start off by saying that I do see that the code is more properly crafted and uses valid syntax for a change (in many places) - at least on that score, it's an improvement.

Here are some of the first things I noticed when I started looking at the new design, please consider them as suggestions to improve.

Main Menu Area Problems:
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1. The search database box in the upper right is EXTREMELY small compared to the rest of the design items. It needs to be one of the biggest elements on the page since many gamers who are looking up something will be doing it by a search string.

2. The search box needs a closeby link to an advanced search. The advanced search page should include different sections for each different type of advanced search (instead of having to dig through the menus to find them). Right now I see a Wiki search page (off the wiki page), a Items search (item menu), a places search by drop value (places menu), and also the forum search for each individual forums (on each individual forum). Those things are too scattered around. We should have ONE advanced search link near the search box that brings up a SINGLE page showing all these different searches we can do.

3. The entire navigation bar at the top lacks enough color contrast (tan over cream is just not dark enough for the text) and the text size could be larger.

4. The Game Info menu heading is the only one that is not clickable. To keep it universal it should be clickable also and take you to a page where you can choose from all the sub-menu options.

5. When you mouse over the menu options the ads are pushed out of the way and then pop back in when you mouse off them. It causes an unpleasant flashing bit on the screen. Since this is a flexible width design, this happens with all of the menu items on a screen width 800px, and only the last two menu items at 1280px width.

6. When you click on 'Items' or 'Quests' main menu items, we should be provided with a screen that lets us choose from the sub-menu items under that category (but shown all on one page in different sections). Currently clicking on those takes us to a huge listing of items or quests (which is really useless unless you enjoy wasting days sorting through tens of thousands of items), and does not provide anywhere on the page those same menu options sitting under the 'items' main menu.


The 'Places' main Page and Each zone Page
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1. First off, your tabbed options are not backwards compatible (accessibility issue) if Javascript it turned off. I know quite alot of WoW gamers who strip down their browsers (flash / JS off) while they also have their game open and playing, and trying to run vent or chat at the same time. It just helps manage computer resources better, and the tabs are totally unusable if javascript is off.

2. In the places main page, the expandable sections are not needed. First off, if you're going to have expandable sections, have them closed onload. It's really annoying to close sections that are open by default. Aside from that, you don't need them anyway because none of the pages have content so long that it would force any significant scrolling. It is less annoying to scroll a few lines (which is only as long as the longest of all the pages go past the bottom of my screen) than it is to open and close expandable toggles.

3. The rounded tabs need to go. They do not fit in with the design scheme for the rest of the site. Nowhere else on the site, except on the places main page and the zone main pages, and 2 lonely tabs on the main page do you see round tabs. All the rest are rectangular. Make the site look cohesive.


Other Page Issues
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1. On the searching issue again, for all the pages with the 'Add a filter' text - change that to be more usable text. It should say something recognizable and less technical like 'Refine your search' or 'Advanced Search'.

2. On the items and quests main pages, where you see the text 'You may want to add some filters.' not only should that text be changed per my previous note, but it should be a link to do the action it is suggesting.

3. The level sort option on the item list page is totally useless if it only sorts by the things on the current page (and there are 75 pages of items). If I want to see level 1 items, and it defaults to level 70 items, I should be able to click 'level' to sort and it should bring up the lowest level items to the top, not just those on the page. It should not require me doing a search to achieve this.

4. On that note, page navigation is WAY too small. There needs to be padding around the page numbers of items, and the text needs to be made larger so we can easily click on the page we want. Also, the next and previous links need to be directly right and left of the page numbers, not at the far sides of the table.

5. Take a look at the main Items page and look at the padding to the left of the item name (between the name and the picture). Then open up any quest that has item rewards and you'll see there is no padding at all. That should be cohesive.

COLOR
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Color on the new design is a huge issue. I understand that you're going for an antiqued / parchment sort of look, and that's fine. But the readability is very poor. There is not enough contrast in most places in the design.

Additionally, you have ads that have a bright pure white around the edges of them, and it only makes the design look 'dirty' instead of 'antique'. Adjust the ads so that they blend in with the design more.

As an example of color issues. The main http://wow.allakhazam.com/ page is a good example. Your blog post titles should be black instead of brown. The tags should be under the 'More...' link. Additionally that link should be on the right hand side, larger in font, and black to encourage clicking.

If you want people to comment, make the comment count more visible so that people are encouraged to add. You can do that by adding a white'ish background to the link or by making the text black.

The tag 'vote up vote down' buttons need a color alteration so they mesh with the site more. Your site doesn't use that teal and bright red in the header. Add some richness to the color and make the green a forest green and the red a deeper orange/red that matches the hue of your graphical site header.

The links on the main page within the blog post content previews is way too light. Darken. You want people to click links, not have them disappear.

Padding on the main posts. If you do click to read a story / blog post, the whole post is nearly filling to the very edges of the box. Add padding top/right/left. Bottom is fine.

Comments... the colors here are just a mess. The titles with that olive brown look really bad with the rest of it. The main content backgrounds for the comments do not provide enough contrast to the text. The people who are flagged 'scholar' show their links in bright blue (which matches nothing else in the site) - make it a rich navy or something instead.

Also, when you hit 'preview message' to post a comment, the 'Go Back' link in the top left is nearly invisible. Just noticed that as I went to post this.

Overall: Text color needs to be readable, and the only truly readable content sections are the ones with the very pale tan background and the black text (and on those the links are too light). All the rest have problems.

Hope this helps.




Edited, Jun 4th 2008 12:32pm by mistycabal
I hate it!!
# Jun 04 2008 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!!!!!! Please go back to the way it was. This new look and site is horrible.
Change......
# Jun 04 2008 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
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For the most part people in general don't like change of any kind. Personally? I like the new look and so far looking things up are just as easy here as the old site. Thanks for trying to upgrade your site!!!
redesign
# Jun 04 2008 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry to say... but the redesign is just horible. I use this site for quest lookup and the forums, for all the other info there much better sites like wowwiki.

I appreciate the redesign try… but in my opinion its not an upgrade at all.
Where are the quest chains/
# Jun 03 2008 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Whether the change is for the better or the worse I cannot yet say.

But I used allakhazam primarily for quest-tracking and where to find items.

The chain info on the quests is almost completly gone.
It used to be easy to see the chain by its indention (in the quest lookup page, that is): gone!
The "prequest" tag in a quest's description page is also gone.

The old search page was nearly perfect.
The addition of zone/instance is a plus, but why are the results so incomplete? What hidden/implied filters are also used?

And when I do a sort, I want the resultset sorted, not only the displayed set. And when the resultset of the query is to large, refuse and ask to apply more filters before honnoring the sort request.
Sorts on numerical values (lvl) should be number sorts, not string sorts(100 is not lower than 2).

I hope these little bugs can be addressed.

yours truly
Olivijn, WoW-mage and RealWorld-DataWareHouseDesigner
Where are the quest chains/
# Jun 03 2008 at 5:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Olivijn wrote:

And when I do a sort, I want the resultset sorted, not only the displayed set. And when the resultset of the query is to large, refuse and ask to apply more filters before honnoring the sort request.
Sorts on numerical values (lvl) should be number sorts, not string sorts(100 is not lower than 2).


What page exactly is sorting incorrectly?
Searches
# Jun 03 2008 at 2:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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The searches are still there. I think the problem is that you don't realize that the search is now called a filter. Click on Quests at the top of the menu. Then where it says filter click add. Voila. The same works for items.
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Menu Sucks
# Jun 03 2008 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I appreciate the idea of redesigning the page... but to this, i preferr the old one. I can hardly find anything. Id sugest moving the menu from the top back to the side, and making it more detailed like the original. Thats the only thing i really dont like.
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Good and Bad
# Jun 03 2008 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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Just started to go to this site and loved it, I still like it now but there to me seems like a lot of flaws (hard searching etc) but how everybody hates it pretty much now they should just think, Change happens to everything and you need to get use to it. But I still think you should make some sort of skin changer so you can either have this page style or the old one. I think then you would be keeping all of you users happy.

Just my two cents that will probably never happen. (Like most things in our world)
In addition
# Jun 03 2008 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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Heck, I chose Alla BECAUSE it was so different from databases like wowhead and thottbot. I hate that it's the SAME THING as those sites now. What makes Alla special anymore?? Absolutely nothing.

Great, where do I go now? I want my old Alla back... T-T
I miss everything about the old Allakhazam.
# Jun 03 2008 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I created an account to comment that I absolutely despise the new layout; I can honestly say I can't find a single thing I like about it. The old layout was perfect the way it was: simple, attractive, and familiar. I've been using this site for a long time, but now I feel the need to go out and find a different one, one similar to the old site. I refuse to use Alla now, unless the old design comes back.
Horrible
# Jun 03 2008 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I must say that I absolutly hate the redesign. I have been a Premium member for a long time because of the ease and speed with which I could find the information I needed. It now takes me way to long to run a search. I am not saying that I won't renew my Premium membership. But I am saying I will be looking elsewhere ...
blog?
# Jun 03 2008 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Where's the link to the blog page? Love the new look but I'm beginning to think I'm going blind.
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# Jun 03 2008 at 2:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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For now, you can find the last 5 blog posts by using this link.
New things always hard to accept, but....
# Jun 03 2008 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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So far I like it......
Me likey likey
# Jun 03 2008 at 9:56 AM Rating: Good
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Not sure if this is a new thing or it have been here before.. but I tried it today and I must say, I kinda like it..


I use Mozilla Firefox, and have always(almost atleast) had Allakhazam as startsite, or whatever it is in english, just cause I wanted it to be easy and quick to search up on stuff if I was unsecure..

Now the new look have came, I dont like the color.. but who cares? I dont judge by color. ;)

And anyway, Mozilla have had this cool feature for a long time(that IE also have now) that you can have a search-engine window in the toolbar at the top, you can add some website's up to there and voila... Wherever you are on the internet, if I type something in it and press enter. it will open a new(or redirect me, can't remember atm.. and I think you can choose yourself also) window with the search result on that webpage.


That stuff works on Allakhazam now also.. So no need to have it as startsite anymore.


so, I'm glad with the change.. now I can have something else usefull as startsite, like.. https://www.wow-europe.com/en/index.xml

xD

///SweeXic..
Sigh
# Jun 03 2008 at 8:19 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah, I understand the changes and what not.

"Those who work in the corporate world will recognize that reference.

Nobody likes change. That's human nature. But, accepting and adapting to change is the key to success."

The only problem with that, is that this isn't the corporate world.
Most people who come here play an online game that has virtually nothing in common with the sort.

Yes, most will have to accept and adapt to the change if they want to work the site.
It just sucks to wake up one day, want some info, and then go to your favorite search site and find this.
You wanted to spend a couple minutes to look up a quest, and now you're running all over the place.

I LOVED the way it was before. I've gone through everything, the new features, and honestly, the site is
conforming to all the others around it. The simplicity of the old site was why I loved it.
People would recommend sites like thottbot, and I turned them down. I hated those sites.

Allakhazam was my favorite,and after seeing all of this nonsense, well, I'm taking my business elsewhere, so to speak.

It's been a fun ride, but this is a huge disappointment. The new look is great, I just don't like the functions, or the features.
Before I could come here and pick it up, easily, now it's like I need an instruction manual.

So, good job on ******** things up, new people who don't know the difference will be your best bet now.
Good luck in the future.

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Who moved my cheese?
# Jun 03 2008 at 6:54 AM Rating: Good
Those who work in the corporate world will recognize that reference.

Nobody likes change. That's human nature. But, accepting and adapting to change is the key to success.

With that said.. kudos, Zam! I love the new changes. I've explored many of the new features and am impressed.

-SpyderBite
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Skeptical at first...
# Jun 03 2008 at 6:36 AM Rating: Decent
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I was skeptical of the changes at first, simply because of how new it is. But this seems to already load a LOT faster on my computer than the old design. I'm not a huge fan of the colour changes though having gotten so used to the dark brown. But hey, you've helped me a long way since then so I'm damned grateful for the opportunity. New colour scheme or not.
Nice
# Jun 03 2008 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm liking the new look. I like the new colours, the site is a lot more professional looking and I haven't had any troubles with the search features yet.
New Format
# Jun 03 2008 at 4:50 AM Rating: Decent
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I miss the old format Allkhazam, it was my favorite search site. When I was new to the game, your website was the easiest for me to navigate, now I am not sure how to use the searches, they are for really specific things. Can we have the old allakhazam back, or does this format make it easier for you to update the website?
New Site
# Jun 02 2008 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry, but it's absolutely awful. I presume that there is no way you will change it back, so I guess I'll be off then - to look for a new site!
Can I set it to the old way?
# Jun 02 2008 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
Is there a way to set the site to show the original interface? I know someone worked very hard on this but I really don't like the feel of it. I liked the old one.
Switching to Wowhead
# Jun 02 2008 at 8:38 PM Rating: Default
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That's it- I've used this site for years, but after crawling thru all of the popups (kingdom, location, city or countryside, smoking or non-smoking, irritating or more irritating)and finally getting to the quest I wanted (after several failed attempts, because, you have to stay within the little narrow windows or lose it), I'm switching to Wowhead until the old search interface is restored. Or maybe I won't bother. I just did a search on Wowhead, and it gave me all I wanted, so why bother coming back here?
Old searches were better
# Jun 02 2008 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I agree that the old searches were better- you didn't have to follow a tree down to the type of item you wanted- the new one is as bad as the phone trees that everyone uses now. I tried entering something in "Search database" and it hung up my browser. Bring back the old search!!
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