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WoW-Pro is pleased to present it's brand new, custom coded addon! In the future this addon will be able to bring all of our awesome guides into the game, but for now it is only compatible with leveling guides.

The addon is designed to provide easy, streamlined questing and leveling in a completely customizable package.

More details about the new addon and awesome screenshots after the break.

Download

You can download our addon from:

REQUIRED Addons

The WoW-Pro addon currently REQUIRES TomTom (download here) in order to work properly.

INTERIM USE ONLY: Our addon will now pull coordinates from Lightheaded if none are provided. All coordinates WILL be provided in the future.

Features

Automatic detection of objective completion:

  • Detect quest accept, completion and turn-in
  • Detect travel (in any form)
  • Detection of flight point discovery
  • Detection of Hearth point change
  • Conditionals based on player's class, race, completed quests, and item possession

Completely customizable frame:

  • Size can be changed to display many steps or only one
  • Step explanations can be displayed always or only show on hover over
  • Text can be customized: font, color, and size can be changed
  • Spacing and padding of the guide window can be customized.
  • Border and background texture can be changed or removed
  • Background color can be changed
  • Titlebar displaying zone and progress can be removed

Other awesome features:

  • Integrated quest tracker (can be disabled if desired)
  • Integrated quest item buttons
  • Easily accessed view of entire guide
  • Sortable guide lists
  • Automatic mapping of coordinates with TomTom
  • LDB quick open/close button
  • Profile management for display settings
  • Supports step skipping (the guide knows the difference between a skipped step and a completed step)


The Guide Window


Minimalist View w/ Mouse-over Notes


Dropdown Menu


Sort-able Guide List

Current Version: 1.7.0

NOTE: This addon is still in a heavy development stage. It is recommended that you delete the WoWPro.lua file in your WTF folder when upgrading to the new version. However, this will result in the loss of manually checked off guide progress and display settings.

New Features

  • Several guide files have been updated
  • Keybindings added!
  • Custom print function tells you when it’s our addon talking to you

Bug Fixes:

  • Serious crash issue related to quest items fixed!
  • Issue related to getting quest objectives fixed
  • Issue related to getting quest entries from the log fixed
  • Taint issues introduced by checking party members fixed
  • Addon now checks if item exists before attempting to set it as a use item.

Known Issues:

  • Unable to check off item - the step probably doesn't have a QID, which means it's a mistake in the guide file. There are sadly still a lot of these around. Try right-clicking the check box, or listing it as sticky. We'll fix these as they find them but we have to be focused more on Cataclysm guides right now. Sorry!
  • Profession Quest Error: Profession-specific quests currently cause the guide to throw an error, because of the changes to the profession window. Will be fixed in the next version!
  • Occasional crash/DC - the addon is causing occasional crashes and DCs. We are working to find the source of this issue - please report any occurrences of this so we can determine the problem! It may have to do with conflicting addons, so if you do experience this problem, try disabling other addons and see if that allows you to continue.

How To Help:

If you'd like to help code, update, or test guide files, head over to our How To Contribute page on gitthub!

Though this addon is now in it's release stage, it's still new. There may be bugs. The best place to report them is on github, but I will respond here as often as I can. Thanks!

Possible Future Features:

  1. Animation for checking off steps (a check mark appears, old quest fades out, other quests move up).
  2. 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).
  3. Support for area vs. patrol vs. player run path type coordinates.
  4. Auto-load a guide based on level
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Possible Future Modules:

  • 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.
  • WoW-Pro Professions - Profession and tradeskill guides.

The Addon Dev Team
If I missed you or you think you should be included somewhere else on this list, please let me know! I'm very forgetful!

Lead Developers:

  • Core and Leveling Module: Jiyambi
  • Dungeon Module: Silvann

Development Team:

  • Gameldar
  • Gylin
  • Jiyambi
  • Silvann

Guide Writing:
  • Arixan
  • Bitsem
  • Gylin
  • Jame
  • Jiyambi
  • Kurich
  • Manovan
  • Snowflake
  • Svenn
Guide Coding:
  • Bitsem
  • Gameldar
  • Gylin
  • Jame
  • Jiyambi
  • Malorajan
  • Pretzl
  • Tarix
Testing:
  • AyaJulia
  • evl
  • Mezput
  • moraller
  • tash
  • toobulkeh
  • Tuluven
  • Twists
  • Zidomo

Comments

Waypoints

Hey guys, thanks so much for the new addon! I love the cleaner look.

One issue I'm having is that I am not getting waypoints with the guide for Icecrown. I don't know if it is an issue with the guide or if there is something stupid that I am doing to mess it up Sticking out tongue

I have tried both Carbonite and TomTom, (yes, the setting to emulate TomTom is checked in Carbonite).

Just wanted to see if anyone else was having this problem, and if so, how it was fixed.

Thanks again for the awesome guides!

Jiyambi's picture

Horde or Alliance? Let me

Horde or Alliance? Let me know and I'll check out the guide file and see what I can find.

Alliance. And after some

Alliance.

And after some more playing, I've noticed that I get a few arrows, mostly on active steps (go kill this, click this...).

Where I am really missing the arrows is when I am told to pick up a new quest, but there is no tooltip saying who to go to, and no arrow to point which camp the giver is in.

Thanks again.

Jiyambi's picture

Ah, this is probably a

Ah, this is probably a holdover from when we were using Lightheaded for these things. It's probably a guide file issue then and not a mistake within the addon's code.

Since IC won't be getting destroyed in Cata, hopefully we can get someone to correct those steps soon Smiling

I have the same issue, for

I have the same issue, for me it's alliance.
Will try other zones later.

Zone names on non EN clients

I am currently testing it on a French client. It works wonder so far, safe for the "Zone not found. Using current zone" message that appears after each completed step (commenting the line #30 in the WoWPro_Mapping.lua file works fine to prevent it from being printed).

I was wondering if something could be done to localize the names of the zones without rewritting all guides for a specific language? Otherwise, could an option be added to hide this error message?

Thanks for all your work, your guidesof this site were already incredibly helpful, but this little addon is utterly full of win.

Jiyambi's picture

Thanks Gzou! Another user

Thanks Gzou!

Another user from WoWInterface has already got me started on making a localization file for this. I'll also add the option to turn off that error message, or perhaps automatically turn it off if the translation is not available with a warning on start up that the coordinates may not be correct.

Cataclysm

Since you now are hosting the addon on wowinterface and curse, is it possible to get the addon contributors beta keys?

Jiyambi's picture

We are signed up for a key

We are signed up for a key from both Curse and WoW Interface. At the moment, the key font has run dry - Blizzard hasn't awarded any addon-related keys since July 22nd. We can only hope they award more soon.

Gylin's picture

Not that addons can be used

Not that addons can be used in the beta yet anyway.....one of the 1st things I'm going to try and find out off a GM, who wants to bet againist the answer being "soon" Laughing out loud

Jiyambi's picture

Addon - v1.0.0 - Release

New version of the addon is available for download here, on github, WoW Interface, and Curse! Download links in the above article.

Current Version: 1.0.0 - Release

Bug Fixes:

  • Core addon and module are now independent
  • Core addon libraries now load correctly (can be loaded without errors if no TomTom)
  • Quest tracking text will no longer sometimes remain after the guide has moved on from that quest
  • Quest tracking objectives will now update while in combat. However the main guide will wait until after combat to update.
  • The LUA error caused on start up with some guide files should no longer occur - this had to do with a error in the optional quest code.
  • The Profiles option pane will no longer conflict with other addons - it has been renamed "WoW-Pro Profiles"
  • Guide now checks your zone on load, as well as when entering a new zone
  • Steps should no longer get "stuck" - this was due to an error in the loop skipping optional and hidden unsticky steps.
  • Waypoints will now correctly reset when steps are completed while in combat.
  • Getting a flight point will no longer cause a LUA error.

Enjoy!

Jiyambi's picture

Thanks Ralpb! You inspired

Thanks Ralpb! You inspired us to get started on it, so I'm glad you are pleased with the final (ish) product Smiling

We are still going to add a lot to it, but I think the next thing I will work on is a guide recorder/editor.

What should I use?

Puzzled
I've been using the [im assuming] outdated? wow-pro leveling addon..
Is this release a replacement?
If so, will it be able to catch up with where I am on the old addon?
And, is it worth it? Or should I stick with the old one?

Jiyambi's picture

Yes, the old one is

Yes, the old one is outdated.

This is a replacement.

It will catch up *roughly* to where you are, though you'll need to select the guide that you are currently on. Basically the addon checks what quests you have completed and checks all of those off, but a couple of steps might not automatically complete.

Is it worth it? Definitely. There are a TON of new features and you'll need to switch over for the Cataclysm guides eventually anyway since we're not going to be writing them for the old addon anymore.

Recruit a Friend System (RaF)

In the listed features I see that it says the program works with xp adjustments such as, RaF and Heirlooms. However I cannot seem to find a configuration in the pogram for these features. Please Help.

Thanks In advanced.

Emmaleah's picture

I think what that is

I think what that is referring to is setting your Rank setting to Rank 2 or maybe even 3.  This allows you to auto skip some of the quests, and focus on the main quest line of the zone.  Since you are getting extra xp from the heirlooms / RAF you will be outleveling each zone if you do every quest, which is what Rank 1 setting does. 

Emmaleah == bravely leading the way since ... um a long time ago... Smiling

thanks :D

Ok thanks Jiyambi :]
I was nervous about which I should use..so thanks for clearing that up!
I'll start using it immediately, lol.

RamoroK's picture

Some guides disapeared...Maybe

Ok, when i go in the Addon, i don't see anymore guides between lvl 20 or so till lvl 60 around.

Well, i have 4 lvl 30 character that can go to STV, eastern side and do the old quest at the 1st camp, in the north (not in Booty Bay ... don't remember right now the camp name...). The shimering is dead now (that was the lvl 30+ place to lvl up, Western continent).*IT IS BETTER TO BE LVL 25 AROUND TO DO QUEST THERE, lvl 30 = grey and green colored quest.

lvl 34-35: wpl, Andorhal

Just want to give this info cause i was stuck till i found myself what to do...

***RamoroK***, just for u all XD

question

wonder what to set in difficulty/completeness for lvl 80-85 if someone  want to rush to 85 fast  1 2 or 3?

Help

Sorry to take ur post but onyl way i can  commit i cant get this add on to work  when i downloaded it it said i need to   get tomtom  i did that and now i cant seem to get teh  questin guides up for some reason can some oen help me