With the turn of the new year it’s time to a bit of spring cleaning, and as such I am officially ceasing development of two of my favourite projects…
TourGuide: Lunar Festival and TourGuide: Midsummer Fire Festival.
This has not been an easy decision to make but there are a number of reasons why it had to happen.
Firstly and most importantly, these addons are dependant on another addon called “TourGuide” which was created as an in-game power-levelling guide. TourGuide was abandoned by its author shortly after the release of World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm expansion pack, and was eventually killed off due to changes in the API in the Mists of Pandaria pre-patch back in September 2012. With TourGuide dead and its author nowhere to be seen, these plugins can no longer function.
The second reason is flying mounts. The routes provided by these plugins were the fastest and most optimal paths back when flying mounts were only allowed in Outland and Northrend, but when flight came to “old Azeroth” in Cataclysm this was no longer the case.
It is never easy to cease development of some of your projects after all the time and effort you’ve put into them, but sometimes you need to prune the metaphoric bush of dead wood in order for the rest of the plant to survive.