AddOns Enabled in the Warlords of Draenor Beta

In the beta test of the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion pack AddOns were completely disabled to allow Blizzard to discern between client errors (bugs in their own code) and third-party errors (bugs in addon code). It has been a while since the beta started and in a recent update addons were re-enabled to allow addon authors to make sure their projects will work when Patch 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor go live.

In a pre-Warlords of Draenor patch, there will be a number of updates and changes to functions that affect how User Interface Add-Ons will work. Add-Ons in the Beta client has been enabled and will allow UI Add-On authors will have a chance to work on updating their Add-Ons and test these changes out.


I have not yet received a beta invite for Warlords of Draenor but when I do I will make sure everything will work. Looking at the current list of changes suggests everything will work fine at present, so hopefully any necessary changes will be minimal (although the new C_Timer.After() API is an interest).

Should you run into any problems before I am invited to the beta feel free to contact me on Twitter, or file a bug report on GitHub, WoWinterface or Curse. I read every message and investigate every bug report I receive.

Happy testing!

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.