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ItemAge
Version: 0.14
by: ybe [More]
Records how long you have had an item and displays it in your bags/bank and/or tooltip. Stacks of equal items will have separate ages. Notes for items can be attached to tooltip. Counts how many times an item has been on auction.

New in ItemAge v0.14
[changed] WoW4

The addon
I made this addon because my bankers are always loaded with items and I loose track of how long I have had the different things in my bags. ItemAge will keep track of items' ages for you. It tracks individual items/stacks, so two equal items or stacks may (and will) have different ages.
The age can be displayed directly on the item in your bags, and/or in the item's tooltip.

Auction
ItemAge will also track how many times you have put an item up for auction. This is displayed in the tooltip alongside the item's age.

Notes
You can attach your own notes to items. Even separate notes for equal items. Personally, I use this facility remember how much I payed for an item and sometimes where I got it from. A nice feature if you for example buy stuff from the auction-house just for resale.

To use notes, you must set up a hot-key in WoW's "Key Bindings" from the game's option-menu. Find the section for ItemAge near the bottom, and set a key for notes. When this has been done, you can press this key whenever you mouse-over an item to open a dialog-box where you can enter text. The entered text can be as long as you like.

Supported items
Most items in WoW is trackable. However, items you have bought from a vendor will basically never be trackable. This is due to how WoW generates the items. A vendor-bought item will be generic and undistinguishable from another vendor-bought item.
There are also some add-ons out there that will change all the in-game item-links to such a degree that it removes the Blizzard-supplied trace-data. If this is the case, it will make most (if not all) items untrackable.

Options
The options are available with the command "/age". These are:
bags -> Bag-display on/off
bank -> Bank-display on/off
gbank -> Guild-bank on/off
tooltip - Display in tooltip on/off
Note that guild-bank does usually not show anyway because of WoW's handling of these items. Some items does however display.

ItemAge can also be assigned a key so you can press a key to show/hide the display whenever you want to check the ages. This is very handy for non-banker toons, and can be assigned from WoW's standard key-binding interface.

Stacks of items
Many items are stackable, like leather and cloth. If you already have a stack that is not full and you receive one more item, WoW will merge the new item into your old stack. The "new" stack will be registered with the age of the old stack.
This is particularly important to notice when retrieving unsold items from the AH and you already have a half-full stack in your bags of the same item.
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04-21-10 11:52 AM
0.10
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ybe
04-09-10 01:16 PM
0.06
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ybe
08-01-09 05:33 AM
0.04
5kB
ybe
01-07-09 10:53 AM
0.03
5kB
ybe
08-25-08 12:06 PM


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Old 08-21-08, 04:39 PM  
Jaim Sandar
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Cool idea...

The age would be nice to know, but of more use to me would be an indication of how many times an item has been put up for auction. I wonder if that is possible to do in an AddOn.

I used to keep a paper log on my desk of each item as I put it in the AH, to keep track of starting prices and buyouts as well as to track each item's auctions in case it didn't sell the first time. That got too cumbersome once I got to where I had bankers on several realms. I ended up with stacks of paper for each banker; a real pain looking up items.

Auctioneer solved the pricing part of that and I gave up the item tracking.
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Old 08-21-08, 01:06 PM  
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I like the idea of the addon. Unfortunately it doesn't play nice with Bagnon mod
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Old 08-21-08, 10:13 AM  
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There's the new version uploaded, and it should also fix your problem if you do not have an addon conflict.
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Originally posted by Zidomo
Fantastic idea. Ran into a bug on first use of v0.01 on WoW 2.4.3 live, though.

Logged on to my AH alt. The time for items in backpack started. Got a couple things out of mailbox, went to the AH, started a KC_Items scan (also running CensusPlus on the AH alt; it was doing its own scan as well).

During the session (using standard Blizzard bags), the item timer on the items in the bags stopped counting down. It froze at "5m". So did a "/age bags" twice, toggling the timer on and off. It finally came up with the proper time (18m), but threw an error: <string>:\"*:OnUpdate\":1: 'end' expected near '<eof>'\n\n ---. Recorded it with the BugSack/BugGrabber mods.

EDIT: further testing, this error currently occurs at every logon. Disable ItemAge, it no longer occurs. Enable it (with the other-mod load) and it occurs. Hope to see the bugs out soon .
Hmm... I found a thing that could potentionally produce that error, but it's all sorta weird that I don't have the same problem.
Anyway - I have made a first version with support for age in the tooltip, and that version will most likely fix the problem. I will try to get that posted in a few hours.
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Old 08-20-08, 04:37 AM  
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Fantastic idea. Ran into a bug on first use of v0.01 on WoW 2.4.3 live, though.

Logged on to my AH alt. The time for items in backpack started. Got a couple things out of mailbox, went to the AH, started a KC_Items scan (also running CensusPlus on the AH alt; it was doing its own scan as well).

During the session (using standard Blizzard bags), the item timer on the items in the bags stopped counting down. It froze at "5m". So did a "/age bags" twice, toggling the timer on and off. It finally came up with the proper time (18m), but threw an error: <string>:\"*:OnUpdate\":1: 'end' expected near '<eof>'\n\n ---. Recorded it with the BugSack/BugGrabber mods.

EDIT: further testing, this error currently occurs at every logon. Disable ItemAge, it no longer occurs. Enable it (with the other-mod load) and it occurs. Hope to see the bugs out soon .
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Old 08-19-08, 03:15 AM  
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Originally posted by ybe
Heh... I haven't tried, but I doubt the numbers will appear there.

The tooltip idea is great
I'll take a look at that.
Yep, addon didnt work with arkinventory. But if you make it work with tooltip text instead then you could make it bag addon independent I recon.

Feature id: maybe some groups for the addon to count/not to count item age for separate type of items? for instance I would like to see the mat age, possible quest item age, but definitely not soulbond items and gear and potion age, etc, etc.
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Old 08-18-08, 09:07 AM  
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Heh... I haven't tried, but I doubt the numbers will appear there.

The tooltip idea is great
I'll take a look at that.
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Old 08-18-08, 04:24 AM  
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Great Idea, already downloaded it, checking out tonight.

Is this compatible with arkinventory?

Feature request/or just question: could I turn off the text on the bags and turn on for the tooltip instead? I got crazy amount of items in on my chars and I feel the tooltip text would make the items more visible in the bag if no text on them.

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