G4L01 Posts: 14 Registered: 12/16/2019
gamerforlife21
# 1 - Posted on 2/6/2020 2:47:10

Hello,

I'd like to get your (and perhaps others') thoughts on adding a new status. As I've been putting my collection together, I find myself wanting to differentiate between games I retired after significant play and games I simply tried and gave up on.

This is how I've been using the statuses and where I think Tried could fit:

Incomplete - haven't played or haven't beaten
Finished - finished golden path
Completionated - finished 100%
N/A - lot of play but no end/golden path (sports, MP only, etc)
Retired - has golden path, didn't finish
Tried - played briefly and retired
Never Playing - not interested in trying

Thoughts? Or other ways to categorize?

Drymonema Curator Backer Posts: 362 Registered: 5/31/2016
drymonema
# 2 - Posted on 2/6/2020 14:36:02

You could use Tags or Notes alongside Retired or Never Playing for more meticulous categorization. You can filter your collection with Tags.

G4L01 Posts: 14 Registered: 12/16/2019
gamerforlife21
# 3 - Posted on 2/6/2020 19:28:38

Ah thank you! I think that could work. Is there a way to filter out by tag (i.e. show items that do NOT have this tag)?

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1755 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 4 - Posted on 2/6/2020 23:06:33

Hrm, no I don't think there currently is. What use case were you thinking of that would need this? There might be a different way to approach it using the existing filter mechanics

G4L01 Posts: 14 Registered: 12/16/2019
gamerforlife21
# 5 - Posted on 2/8/2020 22:01:59

So if I filter by the Retired status and go through and tag games as 'Tried', filtering out all games with that tag would let me see if I missed any. Otherwise right now I'm thinking that I may need to double check each individual one, and that would compound if I start using a couple tags per status and want to see if everything has a tag.

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1755 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 6 - Posted on 2/9/2020 4:43:30

Yeah, if there were no other tags besides "Tried" in your retired games, then you could use the filter by "No Tags" option towards the bottom right of the filter menu, but that will only work if there are no other tags besides 'Tried'. Otherwise, I can't really think of a good way to do what you're looking for without checking everything individually.

G4L01 Posts: 14 Registered: 12/16/2019
gamerforlife21
# 7 - Posted on 2/15/2020 14:41:34

Oh perfect, I completely missed that option. At this point I'm not concerned with filtering out specific tags, filtering by tag and then filtering what has no tags is just what I needed. Thank you!

Post Edited on 2/15/2020 14:42:21