I noticed today that on the homepage the Favorites and Continue Playing sorts were merged. This is likely behind an AB test to determine if this is a good idea or not, so I am making this thread to explain why it is not a good idea.
I would prefer the Favorites sort remain separated, but perhaps sorted within by most recently played.
The top three games in this image are games I played once today to see what they were like. I am not at all interested in playing them again, so this space is wasted when it could be showing me games I have favorited and would rather play.
I and many other people use favorites as a way to keep track of games I like or wish to return to later with ease. By combining these sorts it is now impossible for me to find these games on my homepage without digging through a massive pile of other games I have recently played mixed in with my favorites. It is a mess and defeats the purpose of my favorites, which used to be a nice organized sort that I personally curated myself.
The games I have recently played are distinctly different from the games I have favorited - my recent plays I often don’t wish to return to since I am an explorer, and my favorites I wish to return to sporadically or infrequently, since I have only a few games I really like. Combining them almost completely defeats the purpose of showing favorite games on the Home page; I cannot easily find these games anymore.
In fact, some of my oldest favorites don’t even show up in the new Home sort at all.
On the Home page, it used to be one click to see my most recent favorites. Now, if I want to find games I have favorited without sifting through a list of recently played games and games I’ve favorited, and without missing games that are mysteriously absent from the sort, I have to go to my profile, scroll down, and then click on “Favorites >” so I can see them all in my inventory. This is a problem because this area is completely separate from where all other user-tailored game sorts are, the inventory UI is not as friendly to use as the sort UI, and getting here is a really convoluted and uncomfortable path. This is not at all accessible or user-friendly.
Please do not combine these sorts.