A couple of weeks back, I was privileged to appear on the DDOCast podcast. I can’t imagine that anyone reading this doesn’t already know everything there is to know about DDOCast, but just in case, Anne and Sigfried Trent host a bi-weekly hour-or-so that is smartly done, professionally edited, and all about our beloved game DDO.
Turbine employees are frequent guests, the community is encouraged to submit segments – and often does – and there is no better place to get tips, tricks, and expert knowledge about any DDO-related topic.
But I digress. This is not about DDOCast, this is about the DDO Store.
One of the questions asked was how we use the DDO Store. My answer was easy, raise cakes. I live and die by them (so to speak). But I do have to buy other things now and then and I wondered if I had been entirely accurate. And more, I wondered if there was a way to tell.
I vaguely remember a release note mention, some time ago, I have no idea which release, that a history feature had been added to the DDO Store. Time to check it out!
It took awhile to find it but I did:
- First, open the DDO Store while in-game
- Click on the “My Account” link in the upper right corner
- A panel will appear titled “Your Info”
- In the panel, locate and click the link “View Purchase History”
There you go, a scrollable history of your last 60 days of DDO store activity, including Turbine Points earned for favor as well as purchases.
It is possible to select the history and Ctrl-C copy it, but I could not get it to paste into a spreadsheet without de-formatting it into uselessness. In fairness, I didn’t try very hard, there may be a way to do it if one is properly determined.
I was a bit disappointed to see that it only goes back 60 days. I would have liked to have seen my history going all the way back to 2009. This limits the effectiveness of my analysis – I can no longer determine what my largest purchase is, but rather am only able to tell what my largest purchase has been recently.
Okay, that is still a sample, and one works with the data one has.
First, a total cost comparison by purchase type:
DDO Store Purchases by cost
No, I did not spend more on Raise Cakes than anything else. The True Heart of Wood outcost my raise cakes all by itself. Surprising! But no.
Next, a quantity analysis:
Purchases by quantity
Ah HAH! Just as I thought, more Raise Cakes than anything else. In fact, there are nearly as many raise cakes purchased as there is everything else, combined! Nearly.
I wonder what it is about charts and analysis that seems so … definitive. But whatever. I love them and am not ashamed to admit it.
So now I know how to use the DDO Store history. And I know a little bit more about how I play the game. And I got to play with some charts too.
A good day.
🙂 😀 🙂