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!

State of Development – June 2014

The observant among you will have noticed that I haven’t been very active lately.

The truth is, I needed to take a break from WoW for a while. I had a disagreement with a high-ranking guild member after a failed Heroic Firelands fun run and haven’t logged in since. My disappearance has nothing to do with a certain sexist article from a certain Blizzard employee, although it definitely didn’t help.

I also moved house in February and we’re still unpacking and decorating. But the computers are set up and we have carpets! And furniture! And stuff!

So what does this mean for the addons I maintain? I haven’t given them the regular maintenance I usually do but I haven’t forgotten about them either. I have received several feature requests for MogIt Highlighter and I would love to integrate them. And with the Warlords of Draenor expansion due for release in December, the majority of my addons will need a patch to bring them back up to date.

I will return to WoW one day. I miss playing and I have some exciting updates I want to make to my addons (well, they’re exciting for me at least). For example, TradeSkillInfo now has a working dataminer so maintaining the recipe database will be a hell of a lot easier!

This is not “goodbye”. It’s more of a “be back in a bit”.

SignOn Updated to Version 2.4.1

SignOn has had a long overdue update this morning, bringing it back up to date and fixing a serious bug caused by the arrival of Patch 5.4.7.

SignOn uses “hyperlinks” embedded in the logon/logoff messages to obtain a player’s name, which is then used to obtain additional character data such as class, level and notes. Patch 5.4.7 changed the way these hyperlinks are constructed and this caused SignOn to be rendered useless. Thankfully there were no Lua error messages caused by the changes, so SignOn could remain installed and enabled without causing any harm to anything.

Read more SignOn Updated to Version 2.4.1

HandyNotes for Lunar Festival Updated to Version 1.1.5

Today’s update to HandyNotes for Lunar Festival is a fairly minor one which adds some quality-of-life changes to make finding the Elders even easier than before.

As of Version 1.1.5, the addon now displays the locations of Elders inside dungeon instances on the zone and continent maps. The marker pins are placed either at the dungeon entrance itself (for example, Zul’Farrak and Gundrak) or at the entrance of the cave where the dungeon entrance is located inside (for example, Sunken Temple and Maraudon).

The new version of HandyNotes for Lunar Festival is available to download from Curse and requires HandyNotes to work.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Official Changelog:
v1.1.4 to v1.1.5

  • Marker pins for Elder NPCs inside dungeons now appear on the zone and continent maps.

HandyNotes for Lunar Festival Updated to Version 1.1.4

The Lunar Festival will be starting again soon and a new version of HandyNotes for Lunar Festival was released this morning in preparation for the upcoming event.

The biggest change in this version is that the marker pins for the Lunar Festival Elder NPCs now appear on the world map at continent level, similar to how the bonfires are displayed in HandyNotes for Midsummer Festival. The pins will disappear from the world map as you visit each Elder, so you no longer need to click on each individual zone to find any Elders you may have missed.

Locations of every Elder NPC in Northrend.
Locations of every Elder NPC in Northrend, displayed on the Northrend map.

There are currently no options to turn this new feature off, but if the community requests it I will look into making one.

The new version of HandyNotes for Lunar Festival is available to download from Curse and requires HandyNotes to work. Please note that the map pins will only appear while the Lunar Festival is active!

The 2014 Lunar Festival will start on January 20th and will end on February 2nd. Good luck!

Official Changelog:
v1.1.2 to v1.1.4

  • Flagged as up-to-date with Patch 5.4.
  • Increased the accuracy of the map pins and fixed a few misplaced ones.
  • Marker pins for Elder NPCs in zones and capital cities now show on the continent map.
  • Fixed Elder Morndeep’s pin to appear in Blackrock Depths, where he is, instead of Blackrock Caverns, where he isn’t.
  • Fixed Elder Morningdew’s pin not being removed from the map after collecting her coin.