HandyNotes Hallow’s End Updated to Version 1.2.4

Hallow’s End will be upon us in the next few days, and the HandyNotes plugin for the world event has been updated in preparation for its arrival.

Similar to recent updates to the Lunar Festival and Summer Festival plugins, HandyNotes Hallow’s End now features an automatic on/off switch and a one-click waypoint feature. Please note that the plugin now requires the core HandyNotes addon at Version 1.4.0 or newer to work correctly. Attempting to use an older version of HandyNotes will create a message in the chatbox warning you that the plugin will not work until you update.

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Introducing “No More Outlaw”

In the Legion pre-patch, the Combat specialisation for rogues was renamed to Outlaw as part of the talent overhaul. While some people welcomed this change, others did not like it and were not entirely happy about being considered outlaws.

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TradeSkillInfo Updated to Version 2.3.10

The Legion expansion pre-patch is upon us and as usual with a massive update such as this a whole load of addons will need a whole load of updates.

It has been a very long time since the last news article about a TradeSkillInfo update (despite the amount of updates the addon has received since then) and today’s post marks the first working version for Patch 7.0.3.

There has been quite a large number of changes with the Legion pre-patch. The professions UI has been completely redesigned into a “double-wide” window for easier navigation and now has “Learned” and “Unlearned” tabs that show all of the available recipes in the game as well as an idea where to find them. This change does make some features in the Browser module somewhat redundant however. Action will be taken in the future to discern which features can be ported to use Blizzard’s new API or which ones could be pruned altogether.

Unfortunately not everything is good news. The skill level and profit margin labels have been disabled on the professions UI for the time being. This is a temporary change while I figure out the best way to make it work with the new window and the info is still available on the Browser module.

The datamining script used to gather recipe information also received some love. The script now only retrieves information from WoWhead instead of GetBuffed as their database has proven to be unusable as of late especially with the Legion pre-patch. A huge thanks goes to WoWhead and the staff who allow me to abuse their website like this. I will be making more tweaks over time to speed up and streamline the mining.

You can download this new version of TradeSkillInfo from Curse or WoWinterface. As always, if you find any problems feel free to get in touch.

See you on the Broken Isles!

Official Changelog:
v2.2.18 to v2.3.10

  • Marked as up-to-date with Patch 7.0.3.
  • Updated the dataminer to only retrieve information from WoWhead instead of GetBuffed.
  • Updated the recipe database.
  • Fixed a bunch of startup errors caused by changes in the API.
  • Fixed an error that occurred when using your hearthstone with the tradeskill window open.
  • Converted the development repository to Git from Subversion.
  • Removed the skill level and profit margin displays temporarily from the tradeskill window.
  • Removed some redundant code.

Colourblind Mode and Legacy Quest Log Discontinued

Today I regret to announce the discontinuance of two of my lesser known projects; Colourblind Mode and Legacy Quest Log.

The decision to do so was not easy, however this does free up some resources that will allow me to continue work on my other addons.

The reasons for discontinuing these projects is relatively simple. Colourblind Mode was made redundant in Patch 6.2 as Blizzard added colourblind options of their own into the main game. Legacy Quest Log however has been succeeded by another addon, Classic Quest Log by Gello. His addon is what I wanted Legacy Quest Log to become and instead of competing with Gello with near-identical addons I will support him with his project.

I have been granted access to the Legion beta realms and, whilst my computer isn’t very happy about it, progress will be made to bring my other current projects up to date for when Patch 7.0 goes live in August this year.

Chinchilla Minimap appears to be ok so far. The “blip map” art file will need to be updated to support the new minimap icons arriving in Patch 7.0, however this should be a simple task and won’t cause errors in the meantime. TradeSkill Info however will need some extra attention as Blizzard have overhauled the built-in tradeskill interface and the recipe database will certainly be incomplete for the first few days. Redprints and the HandyNotes plugins should only need minimal maintenance thankfully and I will need to contact Aelobin soon to find out what he wants to do with MogIt now that Blizzard have added their own version to the game. I suspect that MogIt Highlighter may become a stand-alone addon but I’ll worry about this when the time comes.

Progress may be a bit slow to begin with as I have been in full time employment since August 2015 and don’t have as much spare time as I used to, but it will be made. Please bear with me. I hope to see you all on the Broken Isles soon!

HandyNotes Lunar Festival Updated to Version 1.4.2

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2016 has been kind to you thus far.

Today marks my first addon update for the year as HandyNotes Lunar Festival received a reasonable update well in advance for this year’s Lunar Festival in-game event. While there hasn’t been very many large changes, the code is now in line with my Hallow’s End plug-in which received several updates in October last year.

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