In what should be a rather unsurprising turn of events, oQueue has been resurrected and is now working with Patch 6.0.2. As such, Broker oQueue has also been resurrected.
Today’s update to Broker oQueue is only a small maintenance update to mark it as up-to-date with the Warlords of Draenor pre-patch. No new features have been added this time and all existing functionality remains the same as the previous version.
The new update is available for download from Curse and is now also available on Solid ICE! If you have any questions or feedback then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
With the announcement of Patch 6.0 going live on October 15th, I am officially discontinuing three of my smaller projects. As of today, Broker oQueue, FuBar uClock and Colourblind Mode are now in an end-of-life state and will no longer receive updates.
The futures of oQueue and Broker oQueue were already in question and today’s announcements confirm that oQueue is officially dead. Because of this, Broker oQueue will no longer have a purpose and will cease to function.
A similar fate has befallen FuBar uClock, with FuBar itself recently being removed from Curse due to lengthy inactivity. FuBar has not received updates for a very long time due to the rise of LibDataBroker-based alternatives such as Bazooka and Titan Panel. FuBar uClock has been succeeded by its own LibDataBroker alternative, Broker uClock.
Colourblind Mode has also succumbed to the many changes arriving in Patch 6.0. Blizzard have decided to discontinue support of colour shaders in preference to a completely text-based solution. Colourblind Mode therefore also no longer has a purpose and will cease to function.
Broker oQueue, FuBar uClock and Colourblind Mode now join TourGuide: Lunar Festival and TourGuide: Midsummer Festival in happy retirement. They leave behind a legacy of satisfied customers.
I never like discontinuing projects but sometimes I have little choice. On the plus side however, it does free up some time and resources which I can apply to my other active projects instead. All of my other projects will continue to work fine when Patch 6.0 goes live next week and will continue to receive regular updates when they are needed.
A new version of Broker oQueue was released this afternoon, hot on the heels of Patch 5.4.2 for World of Warcraft.
I was recently asked how to hide oQueue’s minimap button as the option to do so is rather obscure. There are no checkboxes anywhere in oQueue’s configuration screen and up until now the only way to hide the button was to use a hidden slash command: /oq mini
Broker oQueue has been updated to fix a small graphical error.
As of Version 1.1, the dropdown menu is now “clamped” to the screen. This means that if you have placed the broker object near the left side of your screen, the dropdown menu will no longer partially disappear off the edge.
Even though it was released little over a month ago, Broker oQueue has been downloaded almost 18,000 times already. Thank you all for your amazing support!
The update is available for download right now from Curse. As always, if you have any questions or feedback please do not hesitate to get in touch. Enjoy!
A little thing that I discovered recently is the World of Warcraft addon oQueue, which allows users to create “pre-made” groups for Battlegrounds, Arenas, Raids and the like.
I have known of its existence for a long time but only recently installed it after it became available on Curse. I have to say, even though I have not yet created or joined a group using it I am a fan of the idea.
The only problem of course, is that accessing oQueue’s user interface largely depends on its minimap button. I am ok with this, but I’d prefer to have a “broker object” that I can attach to Bazooka and hide it from the screen when I don’t need it.
Thus, Broker oQueue was born.
This is an incredibly light-weight addon (only 30 lines of code!) that does one thing and does it well. Its sole purpose is to emulate oQueue’s minimap button, which allows me to hide the minimap button and keep my World of Warcraft user interface as clean as possible.
I have made Broker oQueue available for public download in the hopes that other users also find it useful. It is available to download right now from Curse.
You will need to install oQueue as well as a “broker display” addon for Broker oQueue to work correctly. I personally use Bazooka, but there are plenty of alternatives available including Chocolate Bar and Titan Panel. Use whichever one you like!
If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch.