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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Introducing “HandyNotes for Lunar Festival”

The Lunar Festival will be starting again soon and we’ll all be launching fireworks into the skies and flying around the world visiting Elders to receive Coins of Ancestry.

Map of Borean Tundra.
Locations of Elders in the Borean Tundra.

This addon is a continuation of my old “TourGuide for Lunar Festival” addon, re-written as a plugin for HandyNotes in a similar style to HandyNotes for Hallow’s End. It is designed to make finding the Elders easier by placing marker pins on the world map and minimap, and will hide pins for any Elders you have already visited this year.

HandyNotes for Lunar Festival is now 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!

This year, the Lunar Festival will start on January 27th and will end on February 9th.

I hope you find this addon useful. Good luck!

Introducing “HandyNotes for Hallow’s End”

Hallow’s End has begun once again in Azeroth, and with the recent release of Mists of Pandaria new candy buckets have been added to the world for players to find.

This addon aims to make finding all the candy buckets as easy as possible by adding huge marker pins to the world map and mini map.

Map of The Jade Forest
Locations of the Alliance candy buckets in The Jade Forest.

In addition, this addon will hide the markers of the buckets you have already visited, so you won’t end up going to the same bucket more than once!

This feature, as well as the size and transparency of the markers, can be changed in HandyNotes’ config window.

Options
Basic configuration.

Currently this addon is in beta stages of development and only has Alliance data, but data for the Horde will be added soon.

Also, there is a problem with the candy bucket in Arathi Highlands which is causing it to not appear for players. Blizzard are aware of this bug and a hotfix is due soon, but until then the map marker for this bucket will not appear.

HandyNotes for Hallow’s End is currently available for download from Curse and requires HandyNotes to function. It will be on WoWinterface in the near future.

If you have any feedback regarding this addon, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I read every message and investigate every bug report I receive.

I hope you find this addon useful!