Still some questions

While checking through my code on Vashj'ir, some questions were I was never sure of, mainly of things were in different guides I saw different implementations and basically my question is what is the "recommended" way of doing this:

- Questtype like "Loot 5 of item x at location y, loot 3 of tiem z at location w"
- Questtype like "Kill 5 of mobtype x and kill 3 of mobtype y" (QO Tag? K Tag? Just a C tag?)
- What about mobs which are in several locations? A Good way to note down this?
- With QO's how "critical" is the correct writing of the QO? For example will it "break" on capitalization?

MagicSN

 

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Jiyambi's picture

1. QO tags are your friend

1. QO tags are your friend for this, and they don't have to have all of a particluar object complete either (example item: 3/5)

2. K steps don't auto-complete without something to tell them how, like a QO tag or L tag. If all the quest mobs are in the same general area, I'd just use a C step - use C steps as much as possible, when it makes sense to use them.

3. Mobs in several locations probably just means several coordinates. Separate sets of coordinates in an M tag with ;

4. It's very critical, it will indeed break if your capitalization is not perfect.

 

Hope that helps, feel free to ask anything further you'd like to know!

Crackerhead22's picture

QO tags I think need the same

QO tags I think need the same way as the completion is seen in the quest log (|QO|Eastern tower ablaze: 1/1). You could probably get away with the QO tags for just about all your questions I think.

How does a QO-Tag for a

How does a QO-Tag for a looted item look? If it is for example in the quest

Loot 5 Fragments.

Is it then

|QO|Fragments: 5/5|

?

MagicSN

Bitsem's picture

Yep! This should work as long

Yep! This should work as long as the actual item name is Fragments.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Yes, was just a question to

Yes, was just a question to ensure there is no "picked up" or "looted" required or something like that. Was not from an actual quest,

but more as an example. Thanks@all.

 

QO I am already using a lot, but as I saw guides which don't I wondered if it really works. But seems it does.

 

MagicSN

Jiyambi's picture

They have been a little buggy

They have been a little buggy but for the most part they are working. Some people haven't been using them because they are a bit more complex and not as easy to code as simple C steps.

Note that you can use a QO tag with a C step, and I encourage this rather than using an N step - it gives a better visual queue. You can change the title to whatever you want to, not just the quest name, as long as the QO and the QID are correct.

Ah, good. I have been using

Ah, good. I have been using QO-Tags with C Steps since quite some while. So this is then confirmation that I did it right ;-)

Bitsem's picture

I've had pretty good luck

I've had pretty good luck with Loot tags, but I don't know if they work for multiples. I've only used them when I needed one of something.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Crackerhead22's picture

There is an option just to

There is an option just to the right of where you put the loot ID# at where you can a quantity in. Or if you need to do it manually it just needs a space right after the ID#. Example - |L|60986 10|

Can I also use both the QO

Can I also use both the QO and the L Tag, or are they exclusive?

 

Crackerhead22's picture

One or the other, think it

One or the other, think it bugs out if you try to use both.

Ok, then I will remove the

Ok, then I will remove the occurences of using both before posting my next version of the Vashj'ir guide (I do not think I used this

in any of the others, but will recheck).

EDIT: I rechecked. In Uldum, Hyjal and Deepholme I always only used one of them, not both at the same time. And Vashj'ir I am currently re-editing anyways, so I will fix these issues there before sending the next (== last before Cataclysm) version.