Introducing “HandyNotes: Azeroth’s Top Tunes”

Among the new changes made to World of Warcraft in Patch 6.1 was a new jukebox that can change the background music while in your Garrison. Seven of the current total of 31 music scrolls are given to you for free on completion of the jukebox, and the rest must be bought or looted from all over Azeroth.

There are even two achievements for collecting ten and twenty music rolls, with the Azeroth’s Top Twenty Tunes achievement awarding a portable jukebox toy on completion.

This new addon is designed to help music collectors everywhere by adding marker pins to the worldmap and minimap in a similar style to my existing HandyNotes plugins for the Lunar Festival, Summer Festival, and Hallow’s End in-game events.

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Introducing “Redprints”

It’s been little over a month since Warlords of Draenor went live and I am loving my Garrison. I really enjoyed living on upgrading and maintaining Sunsong Ranch in Pandaria and the Garrisons are a welcome addition to the game. In fact, I currently have three characters above Level 90 who are all faffing about inside running their Garrisons and keeping up with buildings, missions and working orders.

The only thing that bothers me is the blueprints vendor. I find it a bit confusing searching for that one blueprint I recently unlocked amongst all the others on sale. To help alleviate this, I created Redprints.

Redprints
Known and Locked blueprints are highlighted in red, making unlearned blueprints easier to find.

When browsing through the blueprints available at the blueprints vendor, Redprints will highlight all of the blueprints you already know in red. Any blueprints you have not yet learned will keep their default colour, making them easier to find.

This addon was largely inspired by a feature in ProfessionsVault that coloured tradeskill recipes green if your character can learn them.

Redprints is available for download from Curse and WoWinterface. If you have any questions or feedback then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Enjoy!

Introducing “Broker oQueue”

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.

Broker oQueue
Broker oQueue, as displayed using Bazooka.

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.

I hope you enjoy using Broker oQueue!

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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