HandyNotes Summer Festival Updated to Version 1.1

After a two-month long break from World of Warcraft, I return bearing gifts!

Today’s gift is a significant update to HandyNotes Summer Festival. While end users will likely not notice any difference, a lot the addon’s code has been changed in a similar way to a HandyNotes for Lunar Festival update earlier this year.

Most notably, the addon now has an “automatic on/off switch” that makes use of the in-game calendar. HandyNotes Summer Festival has gained sentience and is now able to detect when the event has started and will place marker icons on the worldmap and minimap without requiring players to log out or reload the user interface. Similarly, the addon will also hide the icons automatically after the event has ended.

The way the addon handles bonfires you have already visited has also been overhauled. Blizzard’s IsQuestFlaggedComplete() API has proven to be unsuitable for our needs, so the addon now uses an internal table of completed quests that is updated every time a quest is completed. This new method should fix marker icons remaining on the minimap after you visit a bonfire.

HandyNotes Summer Festival is available to download from its usual page on Curse. If you want to report an error or request a new feature then please submit a support ticket on either WoWace or GitHub, or leave a comment here or on the download page. I read every message I receive and do my best to resolve problems as soon as possible.

The 2015 Summer Festival began yesterday and will end on July 5th. Good luck!

Official Changelog:
v1.0.1 to v1.1

  • Flagged as up-to-date with Patch 6.1.
  • Added an “automatic on/off switch” to enable/disable the addon when the Midsummer Fire Festival begins/ends.
  • Added icons to show Zidormi‘s location in Dustwallow Marsh and the Blasted Lands. Talk to her if you can’t find the bonfires in those zones.
  • Fixed bonfire markers remaining stuck on the minimap after visiting that bonfire.
  • Fixed bonfire markers not showing on the worldmap due to terrain phasing.
  • Fixed TomTom waypoints not working properly.
  • Improved tooltip text slightly.
  • Removed Cartographer support.

HandyNotes for Summer Festival Updated to Version 1.0.1

The Midsummer Fire Festival is upon us once again and soon players everywhere will be flying all over Azeroth, honouring their faction’s bonfires and desecrating the bonfires of their enemies.

Version 1.0.1 of HandyNotes for Summer Festival is largely a maintenance release to bring the addon up to date for World of Warcraft Patch 5.4.8. Most (if not all) of the bonfires are displayed on the world map and minimap for both the Horde and the Alliance. Smart icons allow the user to see which bonfires belong to which faction, and will hide themselves after your visit so you will never end up at the same bonfire twice.

HandyNotes for Summer Festival is available to download from its usual page on Curse. If you want to report an error or request a new feature then please submit a support ticket on either WoWace or GitHub, or simpy leave a comment here or on the download page. I read every message I receive and do my best to resolve problems as soon as possible.

The 2014 Summer Festival begins today and will end on July 5th. Good luck!

Introducing “HandyNotes for Midsummer Festival”

Almost a week into the event, HandyNotes for Midsummer Festival is finally available for download.

Map of the Eastern Kingdoms
Locations of all the bonfires in the Eastern Kingdoms.

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