TradeSkillInfo Updated to Version 2.2.18

I am a bit behind with posting news updates here, but things are calming down now and I hope to get on top of things soon.

Today, I released v2.2.18 of TradeSkillInfo. This version includes a lot of updates to the recipe database and finally fixes a few bugs that I have been tearing my hair out over.

Please note that v2.2.18 will be the final stable update before a database overhaul that I have been planning for months. Unfortunately, this does mean that TradeSkillInfo’s saved settings WILL BE RESET as of r688-alpha and onwards. With Warlords of Draenor officially going live at midnight on November 13th, now is the time to finally put my plans into action.

If you do not want to have your settings reset, then please set your Curse Client installation to download “release” type packages instead of “alpha”. The next big stable release package will be v2.3.0 and is planned for release on November 10th.

I apologise for the inconvenience the reset will most likely cause, but due to the nature of the changes there is no possible way to convert existing settings or provide backwards compatibility.

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TradeSkillInfo Updated to Version 2.2.12

TradeSkillInfo was updated to Version 2.2.12 earlier today and is my first official release of 2014.

This new version includes a handful of bugfixes and adds data for several new recipes, including most of the new recipes that were added to World of WarCraft in Patch 5.4.

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TradeSkillInfo and the Siege of Orgrimmar

I have recently been made aware that the format of tradeskill hyperlinks will be changing in Patch 5.4, “The Siege of Orgrimmar”.

Tradeskill hyperlinks are the clickable yellow profession names you often see in various chat channels (i.e., [Engineering]) which present a list of the craftable items that player can create.

The hyperlinks are being simplified slightly and will provide less information inside them:

5.3 format: |Htrade:(playerGUID):(spellid):(rank):(maxrank):(databits)|h[profname]|h
5.4 format: |Htrade:(playerGUID):(spellid):(??)|h[profname]|h

Most notably, the (databits), (rank) and (maxrank) fields are being removed entirely and all data will be fetched dynamically from the server based on player GUID in the link. The contents of the (??) field is usually a three-digit number and the relevance of this field is not yet known.

The implications of this change are that most addons that parse the (databits) field of tradeskill hyperlinks will need changes for Patch 5.4.

So what does this mean for everyday users? Probably not much, but addons that provide “All Recipes” hyperlinks, such as Professions Vault and Ackis Recipe List, will need to remove that feature as those links can no longer be created.

Thankfully, TradeSkillInfo and its features should be completely unaffected by this change as TSI does not use tradeskill hyperlinks to manage recipes. That said, I cannot guarantee that TSI will be error free when Patch 5.4 goes live as I have not downloaded the current PTR. I will keep an eye out for any bug reports that come in and act on them accordingly.

First Few Updates for Patch 5.2

Patch 5.2 “The Thunder King” for World of Warcraft was released three weeks ago and Patch 5.3 “Escalation” has already appeared on the public test realms!

I have been a very busy little bee since the release of Patch 5.2, buzzing around the new content and stinging any addon errors that cropped up.

Several of my projects have received a number of updates over the weeks including TradeSkillInfo, Chinchilla Minimap, SignOn and BottleCap. The website itself also got a new coat of paint and plenty of tweaks have been made behind the scenes.

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TradeSkillInfo Updated to Version 2.2.7

Version 2.2.7 of TradeSkillInfo was released a few days ago with numerous updates to the recipe database and a small fix for the search feature in the Browser module.

This version is mostly a maintenance release and does not yet have the new Blacksmithing recipes in the database. The information will be added in Version 2.2.8, which is currently scheduled for release shortly after World of Warcraft is updated to Patch 5.2 in a few weeks time.

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