Revized WoW-Pro Addon

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WoW-Pro's team is working on our very own addon! Though the initial use will be primarily for leveling guides, the addon will eventually encompass many of the guides which appear on this site.

This does mean we are no longer supporting or updating the old, Tour Guide based guide. In addition, we will only be providing limited support for the old guide files, since most of them will become obsolete when Cataclysm is released (Outland and possibly Northrend being notable exceptions).


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What we need from the community: First of all, patience. We will do our best to come out with an up to date, new addon quickly, but it will take time.

Secondly, we need input! Please post here with suggestions for features you'd like to see in the new addon.

Thirdly, we need help! The addon is currently in a closed ALPHA stage. Most features work but there are known issues and very few guide files have been converted to the new format. If you are a regular member of WoW-Pro, have some coding experience, and want to help out with alpha testing, please send me a PM.

Once the rest of the basic features have been added, and more guide files have been converted, we will release the addon for an open beta test by all our WoW-Pro users. Our goal is to have a finished, polished addon ready for Cataclysm.

Current Addon Features:

  • Check-able list of steps with detailed descriptions listed below step titles
  • Manual completion enabled for all steps
  • Auto-completion enabled for Accept, Turn-In, and Complete type steps.
  • Coordinate mapping for single coordinates supported through TomTom
  • Sort-able guide list showing zone, author, level range, and amount completed. Now has scrollbar (woopsie!)
  • Guide window is resizeable and can show number of steps from 1-15.
  • Guide list now correctly displays progress for all completed steps, not just manually completed ones.
  • Current guide pane which allows you to scroll through the entire current guide, completed and non-completed steps.
  • Addon automatically queries the server when you log in and updates a database of completed quests, so no progress will be lost even after a client crash.
  • Sticky steps! Used for "do as you go" steps, they appear above the normal step and stay there until completed.
  • New: Auto-completion is now supported for flight, hearth, run, boat, and get flight path steps.

Known Issues (to be fixed)

  • Coordinate mapping only works within the guide's title zone. Multiple zone support to be added soon.
  • Guide window resizing is not smooth and looks rather odd. It can also be resized to too small for 1 step (which means no steps display) or too large for 15 steps (leaving blank space).
  • Auto-completion not yet supported for partial quest complete, set hearth, loot, and use steps.
  • Next guide does not yet automatically load when you finish a guide.

Future Features:

  1. Need to add support for listing certain steps as dependent on multiple quests being completed to be checked off (steps to go to a questing hub, for example)
  2. Use item buttons. We're going with a look similar to quest helper, though may provide a move-able button or a keybinding for the current step similar to that in Tour Guide.
  3. Animation for checking off steps (a check mark appears, old quest fades out, other quests move up).
  4. Either integration of the arrow, or permission from TomTom's author to redistribute their addon, maintaining the author's name and the addon's original name (basically leaving the addon untouched).
  5. Support for area vs. patrol vs. player run path type coordinates.
  6. Display customization (font, font size, colors, amount of info displayed - ability to use mouse-over tooltips instead of displaying the full step)
  7. Support for step skipping (not the same as manual completion) - the guide knows you did NOT complete the quest and will not ask you to complete quests with follow ups. Perhaps has a confirmation message stating "Skipping this step will result in skipping X follow-up steps". Need to add support for quest dependencies for this to work.
  8. Auto-load a guide based on level
  9. A separate "shopping list" frame which can be opened with a button on the title bar, used for a couple things in the leveling guide but which will get the most use for profession guides.
  10. Improved logic/display for multi-objective steps. Not exactly sure how this would work, but perhaps have "substeps" which are displayed together, and checked off as they are completed.
  11. For guide coders, I'd like to see a little more formatting ability for the mouse over notes. There were many times I'd wanted to add new lines to improve readability, and was unable to.
  12. An optional target button, which allows you to target a named mob and places a raid icon above it's head. This will help locate wandering mobs. Ex: |T|Bjomolf| would find the wolf Bjomolf if he is in range, target him, and place a skull above his head so he can be easily located.
  13. Ability for the guide to double as a quest tracker (showing the current quest's completion status) as an option. Example: "Mobs slain: X / Y" would display underneath the |N| text display.

Guide File Updates:
Guide files will be needing some significant updates. You can help us out with these even if you aren't currently working on the addon.

  • Include quest tags for each step (not just quest steps) so they will be auto-completed properly (I understand this was already being done when the addon switch was initiated).
  • Our own coordinates for quest givers and turn ins.
  • Coordinates are no longer listed in the |N| section (that's just for descriptions of the step now). Instead they are listed in the |M| tag like so:

    A Your Place In The World|QID|4641|N|From the NPC in front of you.|M|43.3,68.6|

Possible Future Addons:

  • WoW-Pro Talents - Easy talent recommendations while leveling, for all specs. Possibly include rotation suggestions as well. For players jumping in partway through, it should be able to detect their current talent changes and adjust accordingly, or recommend a respec if the talents are too messed up. Talents should be prioritized to make sure people pick up the most vital ones. Recommendations of glyphs would also be nice.
  • WoW-Pro Dungeons - Guides to dungeons. Easy access while leveling, recommended dungeons for your level and gear. Include gear lists, etc. Step by step guides, preferably with pictures, includes boss kill strategies.
  • WoW-Pro Gold Making - Daily quests, gathering/farming circuits, perhaps even auctioneer advice.
  • WoW-Pro Reputation - Reputation guides created using the addon.
  • WoW-Pro Holiday - Holiday guides created using the addon.
  • WoW-Pro Achievements - Other achievement guides.

Please give us your input! We want to make this addon the best it can be for you, our users. Please let us know what you'd like to see in the new addon!

Comments

sticky tag

What is the tag for sticky steps and how is it used? I'd like to modify the 30-60 a bit as I go (I know they're being replaced, it's just to keep me from being completely bored until Cata drops) for my own personal use. Even better, could someone share a link with a full list of tags and their use if it exists?

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Check out this page:

Check out this page: https://github.com/Jiyambi/WoW-Pro-Guides/wiki/How-To-Contribute

Should have all the different steps and tags there Smiling

Once you get some practice with it, and Cata comes out, we can always use more people fixing guide bugs and such! Smiling

Be glad to help out. I

Be glad to help out. I already edit for a few online authors, and I'm a bit anal-retentive about details, so I'm perfect for the job! Laughing out loud

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Addon on WoW Interface!

I am pleased to announce that the WoW-Pro addon is now available on WoW Interface!

We may also list our addon on Curse in the future.

We hope that this will actually bring MORE users to WoW-Pro, as we get our name out there through the larger user-base of WoW Interface.

The current addon build can be considered a rough beta, it still has some known bugs.

Go try it!

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Addon Alpha - Version 0.12.1 - BETA CANDIDATE

Another round of bug fixes later, and it's that time again folks!

http://wiki.github.com/Jiyambi/WoW-Pro-Guides/

This time through, we had mostly bug fixes. The only new feature added is support for multiple profiles for your display settings, courtesy of Ace3 Smiling

Our addon alpha files have moved to github. Everything is still available in zip format for the many folks who aren't familiar with git, but we now to have a git repository available for the programmers out there!

Feel free to make an account over on github (it's free) and leave feedback there via the awesome issue tracker. However, I'll still respond to any feedback sent via WoW-Pro, email, blog, or twitter, just as I have been Smiling

Thanks for the hard work everyone, we are almost there!

In praise of Dugi (and his guide)

I am a new reader and subscriber to this forum and I mainly joined to reply to some of the comments made about Dugi and his guides.

First, I have to say that Dugi's guide works very well, I have never had any problems at all with anything, and I own them all.

Ok, many users of your guides may wonder why people buy guides. Well, you have to take into consideration that the price includes free updates forever, and the updates are quickly put into place. This is worth a lot in itself, I don't particularly want to wait months for an updated version to appear. (I had a quick look at one of the guides on this website, it still talks about "collecting wolf meat" at the beginning of the Human training quests. That is about six months behind the times) Its great having free guides but they are pretty useless if they are not up to date, particularly as your members see fit to slag off ones that are.

I have always found dugi and his team polite and very obliging when I have needed to contact them, that is also hard to find most of the time and worth payin for.

In short I am happy with my Dugi's guide and see no reason to replace it.

I am not writing this as I have any axe to grind with this website or the ppl that run it, I will read it and I am sure there is much here that is useful. But I fail to see why there is any need to attack other guides.

Best wishes

Panther.

If by "collecting wolf meat"

If by "collecting wolf meat" you are referring to one of the first quests in the human starting zone, you still do that quest. Also, your post seems more like an advert for Duigi than a real critique of the WoW-pro guides.

That said, you do have one good point, the guides are way out of date and that is detrimental to new members enjoying this site. I don't refer just to the levelling guides, but to most of them. Perhaps when a guide has been on since before BC one might consider removing them?

Otherwise, I love this site.

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The post was in response to

The post was in response to a comment made almost two months ago now. Since the poster neglected to respond to that comment and instead posted here on the front page (and never explained why he did this), I am forced to conclude it was a simple attempt to get attention and sympathy for Dugi's guides.

Lets just move on, the above poster apparently already has.

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I am HUGELY impressed that

I am HUGELY impressed that as a TOTAL new reader who has NEVER visited this site before and is OBVIOUSLY in no way affiliated with Dugi has the commitment to trawl through literally hundreds of posts to find posts criticising Dugi, and raise your objections.

I salute your commitment in doing this for OBVIOUSLY NO PERSONAL GAIN WHATSOEVER, and purely out of a need to present fairly a paid guide which you have ABSOLUTELY no association with.

Correct

You are quite correct that I have no association with Dugi, I do not, other than using his guide, you are quite wrong that I trawled through the whole forum looking for comments about Dugi and his guide. I saw one which said tht Dugi's guide was a lot more expensive than Zygor. (It isn't) there were several replies to that comment.

What is it with people on this forum that they just want to slag everyone else off.

As far as I know there is nothing wrong with Dugi's guide and nothing wrong with the ppl who use it.

I'm not attaking this site or what you are doing here, as I have said before, it is fine.

Try to get on with folks.

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Eh, I think Brune was simply

Eh, I think Brune was simply defensive based on you coming to our forum, hunting through comments to find one about Dugi (and I'm sorry, that comment is on a page that isn't even visible anymore by default because it is so old, so I'm assuming you heard about it from someone on Dugi's site and hunted through to find it), and posted on OUR forum, "praising" (your words not mine) a competitors guides. Now, did we EVER come to YOUR forum and start "praising" Jame's guides? No - and if I'm wrong please correct me here.

On that note, I'm rather interested as to why you didn't reply to the comment that this whole conversation is actually relevant to. Posting on the front page instead of replying to the comment in question is rather inflammatory. I have to assume that you realized that comment was NOT visible, and wanted more attention paid to your "rebuttal" than is actually paid to the original comment. Meaning, you're muck dredging here, bringing something that's already been discussed and put to rest back up to the front. It honestly looks as if you are doing this purposefully to make us look bad, when in fact WoW-Pro responded politely and quickly and in a way MORE than reasonable to Dugi's requests.

I agree, it's fine that Dugi corrected the issue about the price. Did I delete his comment? No. It's still there, and anyone with the immense amount of free time and boredom necessary to hunt through several pages of comments to find and look at that old conversation can easily see his reply and correction. I took down the more inflammatory comment by one of our users that Dugi had also objected to.

I also notice you have no response to my comment below, where I clearly outline how Dugi has either come here himself or paid/asked others to come here and spam advertising. So please forgive us if we are slightly defensive regarding people coming here to talk about Dugi's guides - we've had bad experiences in the past with such.

Please try to understand that we have been MORE than fair to you and Dugi. I feel as though I've kept a fairly cool head despite criticism of our guides, our community, and the previous rudeness perpetrated by Dugi's guides here on WoW-Pro. And remember, this occurred MONTHS ago, so your sudden post is completely out of the blue. It's no wonder people are defensive.

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First, these guides are not

First, these guides are not "useless" - far from it. Some are a little out of date, this is true, but as a team of volunteers with limited time and energy it seems very foolish to update guides when they will be completely irrelevant in a few months (Cataclysm) - Instead we've focused our efforts on creating an awesome addon and preparing guides for the new expansion.

I understand why people might want to pay for something that is updated more often by people who can devote time to it like a full time job, and I've personally never had a problem with that, though I feel that our guides have always gotten the job done for me.

Also calling our guides useless... then talking about how it's not cool to attack other guides... yeah.

Secondly, I lost ALL respect for Dugi when he or his toadies started spamming advertising here on our website. I am quite irked that he had the balls to come onto the site acting all high and mighty and offended by our talk comparing different guides on OUR site, but then sends in regular spammers to try to advertise here. For shame!

In any case, I'll take our community of active, helpful people above pay-for-use guides with annoying and pushy advertisers any day! Smiling

Not useless.

I didn't say all the guides on this site are useless, I said that guides that are out of date are useless, and they are, how can you work accurately from an out of date guide. But mainly I was making the point that part of the price of Dugi's guide is for quick and accurate updates.

I am not attacking the guides here, I'm sure they are very useful, as I said before. Tonite I started levelling a blood elf warlock with the ingame guide from here and it worked fine.

I think Dugi came on to this website because what had been written about his guide was just not true, I am refering to the price comparison between his guide and Zygor. Surely he was entitled to do so.

There is nothing wrong with Dugi's guide, or the people who use it, so what is the point in slagging it off and making personal attacks on other who happen to disagree with you.

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Panther - I was fine when

Panther - I was fine when all Dugi had done was come here to throw in his two cents in a discussion about different guides, paid vs. free guides, etc.

What you aren't seeing is the very frequent attempts at free advertising and customer sniping he or someone he employs post here on WoW-Pro. This occurs both through comments on our guides and through "guides" he (or his lackeys) post here that essentially say "Come to Dugi's site for the best guides!". Needless to say these posts are deleted when I find them, so unfortunately I cannot show you examples of this. But THAT is the behavior I am condemning, not his reasonably polite post here a few months back.

I AM still upset that he came on here with that "polite" post, acting as if he held a moral high ground, when at the same time he sends advertisers here to attempt to steal our customers. It's rude, underhanded, and not at all polite.

Users here may have been criticizing his guides (and please understand, the site owners NEVER did, that was simply one of our users who decided to try out other guides and post his OPINIONS here - which, if you bothered to check, we took down at Dugi's request). But no one from our site, at least as far as I have been informed, has gone over to his site and spammed advertising. If that HAS happened and I am mistaken, please let me know and I'll do my best to stop it. I'm not the owner of WoW-Pro, but I'll do what I can.

As far as I'm concerned, Dugi has done a whole lot of coming to our site and interfering one way or another. I'd really prefer you and Dugi and anyone else who uses his guides please just stay on your own site, we'll stay on ours, and we can agree to disagree about what makes a guide worth using.

As a final note - I am curious why you've decided to bring this issue up MONTHS after the comment you are referring to was already discussed and taken down. I read every comment posted on WoW-Pro and Dugi hasn't even been mentioned here since then, aside from his spammers. Is there a reason you suddenly have a bone to pick with us?

Well, I don't know what has

Well, I don't know what has occurred in the past between you and Dugi or anyone else.

As I have said I am nothing to do with Dugi, or any other site.

BUT, I find your attitude strange. You seem to be saying "anyone who disagrees with anything posted here can get off our site."

A forum is all about discussion. I joined this forum because I genuiely wanted to see what your guides were all about.

So far all I have seen is some rather rude and aggressive people who just seem to want to cause aggrevation.

This is all rather sad because the concept of free guides, written by players for players is a great idea. But if others get the welcome I got I dont see them staying long. Much like myself.

So I will wish you a fond farewell. (Or perhaps not so fond)

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*sigh* No, if that was my

*sigh* No, if that was my intention, I could simply have chosen not to publish your comment. I was indicating I'd like the advertising and "praising" of a competitor's guide to stay off our site, and I think that's perfectly reasonable. I somehow wonder that if I wondered onto Dugi's site and started "praising" WoW-Pro I would not be well-received.

As for this being all about discussion - if that's how you feel, I still don't understand why you didn't respond to the actual comment you were addressing, rather than bringing a completely unrelated issue to the front page of a topic that is supposed to be about our revised addon. It just seems to be a needless, drama-generating act to post here instead of as a reply to the actual issue.

You have also neatly side stepped the many (valid) points brought up here by saying "Oh, you are all bad aggressive people". Is there some reason that you refused to respond to those points?

I for one am very sad that you seem more interested in implicating our site as being the "bad guys" than in talking about the issues at hand.

Regardless, I'm sorry we couldn't come to an understanding. Good luck.

Using the Guide

The guide was very accurate from 1-30ish but then fell apart. But 70-80 it picked back up and was on spot.

I figured out if I just random dungeon from 30-68 it would be easy, which it was.
I'm just guessing this guide is for the hardcore Quester out there cause random dungeoning just makes leveling quick and easy.

Maybe you could add a guide where if you do a few quest then, let say grind a dungeon, and come out higher level than the guide then there would be a option for a pick up guide from your level not one with pre chain quest. like part 2\2 of any quest. Considering you didn't do part 1\2, but instead went to a random dungeon. Sticking out tongue

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Skyward - thanks for trying

Skyward - thanks for trying it out and for the comment Smiling

The guides for 30-60 fall apart because they are extremely outdated, written in Vanilla WoW. We haven't been focusing out efforts on updating them because a lot of that content will be completely overwritten in Cataclysm.

You are correct that these guides were designed for leveling via questing. However we are hoping to add some new features which will allow you to skip certain sections manually (and then skip follow-ups automatically), or optionally have a setting indicating you'd like the guide to automatically skip some of the quests. This would be ideal for people using the dungeon tool, or people with recruit a friend or heirloom items.

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Auto-complete on level

I noticed that the addon does not support auto-completion based on level, like "Grind until level 2" (unless I missed it). Is it worth it in Cataclysm?

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It is not yet supported, but

It is not yet supported, but it will be Smiling The code will most likely be something like |LVL|2| for something that will show up until they hit level two. We also want to add one that will only show up after they are a certain level.

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Frame resizing/text messing up

I was wondering what caused this for a while, but then I realised that when you resize the frame or finish objectives while in combat, the frame messes up until you resize it.

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Yes, I noticed this

Yes, I noticed this yesterday as well. I'm fairly certain this has to do with WoW locking down frames during combat. I'm going to have to add a refresh for the guide for when you leave combat, and something to keep it from updating while you are in combat.

Maw's Guide - Waypoint bugs

I'm not sure where the best place to post this at, but since it seems to be related to the new addon I'll post it here.

Playing through Maw's guide for Loch Modan and Westfall, it tells me to follow the waypoints at three locations to get to my destination. The problem is only the first waypoint is created.

I'm not sure if this is a universal error, but it'd be great if it'd be fixed. Smiling

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Vent - this most likely has

Vent - this most likely has to do with the tool used to automatically convert one guide to another. In the future this issue will be fixed. I'll look into it just to make sure, but I'm thinking it's just a guide file issue and not something wrong with the addon itself.

Unfortunately issues with guide files are pretty low priority at the moment since most of them will have to be completely redone come Cataclysm anyways.

Thanks for the feedback, though, and keep it up Smiling

Thanks for the quick

Thanks for the quick response J, true enough. Smiling

Where should I post lua errors if/when I encounter them?

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Posting them here is fine,

Posting them here is fine, or you can send them to me via PM. If you'd prefer email, go ahead and PM me with a request (I prefer not to just post it here for all the spammers to find Eye )

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Addon Alpha - Version 0.12 - BETA CANDIDATE

Hi everyone!

Here's a quick taste of what's in the newest alpha build for the WoW-Pro addon:

  • Lots of vital bug fixes
  • |O| and |PRE| tags should now be operational (these need testing!)
  • Item button cooldowns
  • Mini-map button now can be hidden (and is a panda!)
  • ..and more!

See the full post for details. After we root out any bugs in this build, it's ready for beta. I'm hoping this coming weekend will be our big beta release!

New Addon

This new guide looks great. I'm using the old add-on now to level my Alli Pally. I can't wait to give the new one a try.

Thanks for all the great work!

K

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LOVE the add-on! Saves so

LOVE the add-on! Saves so much time instead of having to scan over the guide again and again! Bravo Jiyambi and all who are working to keep it nice... it really is awesome!

Comment me on my blog. http://kostada.blogspot.com/

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I'm really glad you are

I'm really glad you are enjoying it Smiling Let me know if you have any problems with it or suggestions for new features!

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Addon Alpha - Version 0.10 - BETA SOON!

Hi everyone!

Here's a quick taste of what's in the newest alpha build for the WoW-Pro addon:

  • Fully functional item buttons, for sticky frames as well as normal frames
  • TONS of customization options
  • Tooltip/hover over style notes if you don't want them always displayed
  • Mini-map button and double-click-titlebar functionality to allow you to quickly hide the guide when needed.
  • ALL NEW FEATURE: A built in quest tracker for the quests associated with each step!
  • Click the step to open it's quest in your log (if you have it).

See the full post for details. Hope you guys are as excited as I am, if all goes well we'll soon have a fancy, stable beta build posted here on the site!

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Might be something stuffing

Might be something stuffing up on my end, but if I don't have a guide loaded and click on the checkbox next to 'no guide loaded' my client locks up.

Like this a lot more than the mess there was previously with no guide loaded though Sticking out tongue

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Ouch, I know why that is.

Ouch, I know why that is. It's trying to load the next guide after NilGuide, which does not exist. I'll fix that ASAP, thanks much Brune as always.

EDIT: Actually I had it trying to load itself infinitely. Fail. Will be fixed in the future, for now, DON'T CHECK THAT OFF! >_<

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Well that does explain it

Well that does explain it Sticking out tongue

Another issue which you may not be able to get around with coding is that, for quests such as Disrupt their Reinforcements (http://www.wowhead.com/quest=10208/disrupt-their-reinforcements) in HFP the addon calls for you to collect 4 Demonic Runestones, Disrupt Xilus, collect 4 more and then disrupt Kruul. Unfortunately, in quests like this, after you get the first 4 the second 4 removes itself from the to do list too. Since the coord of the second (in this case) demon gate is linked to the second gathering of the demonstones, you also lose that information when it happens.

Don't really know much about the addon, but presumably the fix is telling you to collect 8, go here when you have 4, then go to the next one (which appears after you reach the first tomtom coord) and get another 4.

That makes about as much sense as I can make it, hope it's understandable Sticking out tongue

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It is, and I think at this

It is, and I think at this point that's the best solution. Otherwise we'd have to code it so the loot tag only autocompletes the very next step, which is possible I suppose, but it may cause later steps not to complete correctly if the user already has the items needed to complete them. I think it would be much more complicated and generally a bad idea - lets use the work around you suggested for now.

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It's looking pretty nice,

It's looking pretty nice, good job Jiyambi! I don't really have free time right now, but eventually I'll be able to help with the future WoW-Pro addons. Once the WoW-Pro addon is in beta and when I have more free time and such, I'll send you a PM to see if you need further help.

~ Silvann

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Thanks very much Silvann! I

Thanks very much Silvann!

I *just* uploaded a new alpha build that's packed with features! If all goes well, it will be posted here on WoW-Pro as the beta next week, or a week later at the latest.

I need to update this page with all the latest info but I think I will go ahead and wait until we get a beta build to do that Smiling

Another request - quick hide/resize

This was sort of requested before, but I am going to modify the request. I was playing today and got in a battleground and the guide takes up lots of room. One could resize the box by using the bottom right, but a "-" in the top right would be better, when clicked it would do a quick shrink to just that icon which then changes to a "+" which restores it to the last set size. This way a minimize in Battleground/Dungeons option doesn't need added to the options with the logic for it, just a quick minimize and restore button.

Speaking of said menus though, it would be nice if eventually you could set the default size in PvE/PvP areas, Battlegrounds and Dungeons. The last two we don't want to always hide the guide (we probably do if the Battleground and Dungeon modules aren't loaded, and for now until those modules are created) as when it enters one of those it should switch to the correct module and load up the guide for that Battleground/Dungeon. The menu would give the option to always minimize, set a default size in each, etc.

Quest tracking I would also push up the priority list, so we can track "mob x of y killed".

The add-on in fairly stable, and I think nearly ready for Beta, once the guide loading issues that remain are resolved (and lots of those were still in the TourGuide version anyhow), and we get a quick minimize/restore (the quest tracking would be nice, but not needed to push to Beta).

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Thanks very much for the

Thanks very much for the suggestions, Brian. I like them both!

The plan currently is to push the guide to Beta once it does all the things Tour Guide once did for us. So we still have two high priority things to fix - add the last few auto-completion types, and the item button. The former should be done this week. The latter may take more time. Once those two things are done, I think the addon works well enough to release to the general public. However, I think I'll still keep the alpha site around for the possibly less stable builds where brand new features such as the ones you suggested are added Smiling

Item button? Is that the

Item button?
Is that the part that puts an icon of the item next to the stop so when it comes up you just use it without having to go to your bags?

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Indeed. However, I'm wanting

Indeed. However, I'm wanting to do something more similar to questhelper so you can have several buttons available at once.

New Tag Suggestion

May I suggest a |P| tag for Profession for profession level quests? I am using Manovan's Night Elf Starter, and one of the steps is available only if you are an alchemist. Both Manovan's and Taralom's Night Elf guides have a quest that is available only if you have the Cooking profession. Both guides have a note right before to get Cooking to get the quest, but if somebody closes out of it and goes on, then the quest wouldn't show up. The tag would work just like |R| for Race and |C| for Class.
So a step might read:
A Recipe of the Kaldorei |QID|4161| |P|Cooking|
If the API even allows for knowing a character's professions (I am guessing it is in the TradeSkill Functions, probably GetTradeSkillInfo, but I am too sleepy to read everything at this point).

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Addon Alpha Build: 0.6

A new build is ready for testing on the addon alpha's website! See the news post there for information about the new features and bug fixes in this version. There are also a few other announcements there.

Thanks for the hard work everyone, keep it up! And remember, if any new features occur to you while you are testing, please let us know. We aren't just looking for bug fixes, we are making this addon from scratch so that it can be the best it can be!

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New Addon Alpha Build

For those of you participating in the addon's alpha test, there is a new build available! See the news post on the alpha site for more information, new features, and known issues.

I'll be busy all this week and coming weekend - moving week is here at last! I'll be back the following week and have a new version of the addon ready for the next weekend. I probably won't be able to respond to comments or PMs during this week, but I might be able to sneak a little computer time in here or there.

I hope the move went well.

I hope the move went well.

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It did, thank you. Still

It did, thank you. Still settling in to the new place, it's much different living in a house with several other people, especially when those other people are college kids. It makes me feel old to realize how different my boyfriend and I are from them - I'm used to having a fully equipped, *clean* kitchen with hot water that works without having to reach under the sink, for one thing >_<

Anyways, I am back and working on the addon again, new version should be released tomorrow. I want to get the multiple coordinate support done by then but I've hit a few snags so that may not happen. However several other fixes *will* be in the new version, so that is good Smiling

Dungeon Leveling Guide

Hey, I've been playing wow for about 3 years and recently found your site, and already got an elemental shaman to 80 in 6 days played!! I'd love to make a dungeon leveling guide (horde). I'm not into coding but I can make a text version that you can transfer into the new addon.

Ricoo

BOA's

One thing i would like to see with the new addon is the ability to chose different guides if you have the BOA gear with the bonus XP vs the normal guide. I have leveled 3 toons with BOA gear and you normally out level the guide so your doing parts that are grey with little XP or your jumping from guide to guide without complete one that leads to another.

I only wish this thing would work....

Puzzled I have XP and Vista. Two computers, and have played wow for a little less than 3 years, have installed numerous add-ons, and i found this one. I have yet to get the thing to install as shown on your website. If anyone can give some advice on how this addon works as shown, let me know. I check this and e-mail daily.

I am the voice of reason.
I am the purveyor of the odvious.

I am the voice of reason.
I am the purveyor of the odvious.

Planned release date?

Hi guys,

I used the guides + the first add-on you had and I am eagerly waiting for the new add-on. When do you think it will it be ready? Do you think you can have an estimated release date in the top section?

Thanks!