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I was browsing the auction house for a new 1 handed crossbow and decided to sort by DPS, clicking on the DPS and getting the arrow pointed in the right direction.

To my surprise I noticed several of the entries were out of order. Page 2 had weapons with more DPS than page 1. After the first couple of pages however, things seemed to be correct, overall.

Does the auction house use some method other than DPS to sort when I sort by DPS (ie is it considering a speed increase or some other factor)?

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Any chance you could post a screenshot of it? I have never had any issues with it so I'm curious to see. – BcnDoge May 22 '12 at 15:39
@BcnGehrke Done – Tharius May 22 '12 at 15:45
Most likely it's sorting by base damage. It's not including the extra dps provided by affixes, such as +*elemental* damage. – Frank May 22 '12 at 15:46
I've noticed that sorting can definitely go wonky if you sort by something else (like, say, buyout price) and then later try to sort by DPS. – Sterno May 22 '12 at 16:07
@Stephen I'm not saying that my method is the only way of screwing it up. :) – Sterno May 22 '12 at 16:21
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Normally in game when you socket a ruby into a weapon it will update the displayed DPS to account for the increased damage but in the AH when people post weapons already socketed with rubies it is not updating the tooltip. The sort by dps does seem to be taking the socketed ruby into account though.

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If thats the case then its a bug and should be reported. There are ways to verify this :-) – Ramhound May 23 '12 at 11:35
also, sorting by dps doesn't work when you are searching for a legendary – l I Sep 6 '12 at 13:40

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