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Updated:06-14-13 10:38 PM
Created:11-18-08 06:27 PM
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GathererDB WoWHead  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 2.0.2013-06-15
by: Esamynn, dinesh, MentalPower, Nechckn, Norganna, norganna_uploader

WoWInterface is happy to announce that we have teamed up with Wowhead and the Norganna's AddOns Gatherer team to provide you with an exclusive downloadable Wowhead database for display in-game by Gatherer.

This addon will provide you with all the information currently in the Wowhead database showing all known locations of herbs, minerals and treasures. Now you can simply load up Gatherer, plug this database into it, and know what can be found in the zone you are in, without having to discover them yourself.

Wowhead will be providing regular dumps of their database to the Norganna team, who will then update the GathererDB Wowhead addon exclusively here on WoWInterface.


How it works
The import procedure is simple and painless. Once you have installed the AddOn and have reloaded the game, ensuring that both Gatherer and GathererDB_Wowhead are activated. When you finally log into the game, follow this procedure to import the new data into Gatherer:
  • Open Gatherer's configuration dialog.
  • Click on the red "Database" tab on the left-hand side of the dialog.
  • Click the import button in the main panel.

Make sure to add GathererDB-Wowhead to your favourites list here on WoWInterface and check back periodically to see if it's been updated, or get an email sent to you whenever they update it if you have those notifications turned on. Any time they update it, just re-download GathererDB-Wowhead and update your local copy.


Help improve the database
If you want to contribute your data back to Wowhead to continue expanding the database, please download and install the Wowhead client (available for both PC and Mac) and just follow the instructions on their site.


About Gatherer
Gatherer is an addon for herbalists, miners and treasure hunters in World of Warcraft. It's main purpose is to track the closest plants, deposits and treasure locations on your minimap.

The addon does not track like a tracking ability does, rather it "remembers" where you have found various items in the past. It does this whenever you gather (perform herbalism, mining, or opening) on an item, and records the specific map location in its history. From then on, whenever the item comes into range of being one of the closest 1-25 (configurable) items to your present location, it will pop up on the minimap.

When you view your World Map, you will also see the item locations clearly marked on each zone's map.


About Wowhead
Wowhead was created with one sole intent: to provide World of Warcraft players with an extensive database and tools to enhance their gaming experience. This website is our contribution to this wonderful game.

Our user community is a big part, if not the biggest part, of Wowhead. Almost all of our information comes from our users, through data uploads from the Wowhead Client, comments on database entries and screenshot submissions! The site also features forums, where users can ask questions, discuss important Warcraft-related topics, recommend and share favorite addons, and much more!
Updated to support Gatherer 4.0.4.

19 DEC 2010 Updated the node list and have included what data is available for the gigantic changes seen in WoW 4.x.

09 DEC 2009 Updated to the most recent set of nodes and updated TOC for WoW 3.3

18 FEB 2009 Updated to the latest nodes, including those recently renamed in 3.0.8.

29 DEC 2008 Corrected some inconsistencies between GathererDB and Gatherer. Included more node locations.

05 DEC 2008 Corrected issues in the script pertaining to Icecrown, node IDs, and a few more nodes included in the DB.

04 DEC 2008 Corrected Icecrown naming, items should now appear in that zone.

03 DEC 2008a The correct, expanded DB file and other changes.

03 DEC 2008 Added yet more Northrend and other WotLK node locations, formatting of file, et cetera.
Archived Files (15)
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2.0.2013-06-05
236kB
Esamynn
06-05-13 12:41 AM
2.0.2012-10-13
213kB
Esamynn
10-13-12 01:31 PM
2.0.2012-09-25
170kB
Esamynn
09-25-12 01:23 AM
2.0.2011-11-03
135kB
Esamynn
09-24-12 06:27 PM
2011.11.03
139kB
Esamynn
11-03-11 12:10 AM
2010.19.12
41kB
Nechckn
12-19-10 01:01 AM
2009.09.12
108kB
Nechckn
12-09-09 08:41 PM
2009.18.02
97kB
Nechckn
02-18-09 01:09 AM
2008.12.29
91kB
Nechckn
12-29-08 08:26 PM
2008.12.05
87kB
Nechckn
12-05-08 01:44 AM
2008.12.04
82kB
Nechckn
12-04-08 06:06 AM
2008.12.03a
82kB
Nechckn
12-03-08 05:43 PM
2008.12.03
32kB
Nechckn
12-03-08 05:27 PM
2008.12.02
31kB
Nechckn
12-01-08 11:58 PM
2008.11.07
59kB
Nechckn
11-18-08 06:27 PM


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Re: Older Data

Tft,

The data is obtained from people running the Wowhead client. There are a few nodes that no longer exist, but as of now, there is no better alternative. Out of the thousands, likely one to two hundred are either slightly off or removed.

Remember that the database shows where the spawn points are located but we have no way to know whether they are actually active, with a gatherable item, at a given time. The "yellow dot", supplied to the client by Blizzard, is a protected function and not accessible to any AddOns.

All that said, the original intent of Gatherer was to have people, guilds, and parties develop their own data sets. Most of us on the development team prefer the "challenge" of creating our own DB and only use the GathererDB when testing. The background of GathererDB is that it was created to satisfy the needs of those who lost their data or were just starting and lacked the history of the users who have a few years worth of data.

Best of luck to you and your guild mates, "doing it yourself" is much more fulfilling than downloading a pre-set DB. =)

Happy Gatherering,

Nikk

Originally posted by tft
I installed the DB last night then went to a few zones to check the accuracy and it seems that many of the mines from the old world are still in the DB.

In the Eastern Plaquelands the data was so off that I had to just remove that area from the DB to get a fresh look. I also noticed treasure chest in some very odd places.

Is it possible that I'm just pulling an older DB file down?

A good portion of our guild is now using Gatherer so we will start compiling a list of our own but it would be nice to have a fairly complete list already handy.
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Um

I've been trying to for an hour to get this to work and it just WILL NOT work. I put the Addon into my Addon folder from Warcraft/Interface/Addon and it wont show up under Addons. I have Gatherer, HUD, and Slidebar all on. Can someone help because this is seriously pissing me off.
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Re: Um

Kleborg,

Did you unzip GathererDB_Wowhead when you downloaded it? The rest of the steps sound about right.

When you click on "Addons" in the lower left of the Character Selection Screen, do you see GathererDB_Wowhead listed, and is there a gold check in the checkbox? If not, then you are not installing it correctly.

If you see it and you have the gold check, continue into the game and then right click the Gatherer icon on the SlideBar menu to open the Gatherer DB window, click "Configure" at the bottom right, and then select Database from the options on the left. You then simply click "import".

If you still do not get it to work, let us know.

Happy Sales,

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Originally posted by Kleborg
I've been trying to for an hour to get this to work and it just WILL NOT work. I put the Addon into my Addon folder from Warcraft/Interface/Addon and it wont show up under Addons. I have Gatherer, HUD, and Slidebar all on. Can someone help because this is seriously pissing me off.
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Hi Nikk!

I got a couple of short questions for you (sorry if you already answered them, but so far I havenít had the time to browse all the 168 replies already made below ).

First I simply wonder if GathererDB overwrites/deletes the Gatherer nodes you already made before installing it, or if DB just adds the nodes that youíre still missing?

I have also noticed that the DB nodes are a bit ďpinkishĒ until you actually collect herbs from them. After that they turn grey as the original Gatherer nodes. This means that you actually can tell the difference between DB nodes that arenít ďdiscoveredĒ yet and the ones that are, and I guess thatís your intention from the beginning. However, does this means that if you uninstall/turn off DB the pink nodes will disappear while the grey ones will stay?

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Greetings Candy,

Yes, it should simply add to your database, just as when a guild mate or friend sends new nodes to you via the Gatherer database view or automatically via sharing.

As to removing GathererDB, you surely can, and you will retain the nodes that were imported, but GathererDB provides the ability to track a few extra items not natively tracked by Gatherer. Believe they will still show, but may come up as unknown... really not sure, off hand.

The red coloring comes from Gatherer itself, simply distinguishing the nodes that were imported, as compared to those you actually plucked yourself. If you really want, you can change it, in the Gatherer options, so that all nodes appear the same, but many find it somewhat helpful to be aware of those they did not pick themselves.

Hope that helps,

Nikk

Originally posted by Candy
Hi Nikk!

I got a couple of short questions for you (sorry if you already answered them, but so far I havenít had the time to browse all the 168 replies already made below ).

First I simply wonder if GathererDB overwrites/deletes the Gatherer nodes you already made before installing it, or if DB just adds the nodes that youíre still missing?

I have also noticed that the DB nodes are a bit ďpinkishĒ until you actually collect herbs from them. After that they turn grey as the original Gatherer nodes. This means that you actually can tell the difference between DB nodes that arenít ďdiscoveredĒ yet and the ones that are, and I guess thatís your intention from the beginning. However, does this means that if you uninstall/turn off DB the pink nodes will disappear while the grey ones will stay?

Best regards,

Candy
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Okey, thank you for the information. Good to know.

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Is it clear when there will be an update of the database?




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I donít think there will be until thereís another xpac. Its just one of those good intentions spoiled with too many great ideas and not enough people to implement.

What would be nice is if wow head allowed for the upload of gatherer files and parsed the data on there side integrating it with the existing info and then providing a continually updating download. Itís completely capable of being totally automated, but it either hasnít been thought of it yet, they donít know how to do it, or they just donít care about this anymore.
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ZyphoZ,

Once new areas are added with new nodes or the old areas are updated to move or change the locations, then we will be more than happy to release an update.

As of right now, the nodes that existed at WoW 3's release have not changed and there have been no added locations.

Happy Gatherering,

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Is it clear when there will be an update of the database?




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Tharien,

There have been no new areas added since the last update and the old areas have not had their node location moved or removed. Once either thing happens, we will release an update once the data is in and verified.

As for your suggestion, the Wowhead client uploads all such locations and then, once the data is correlated between a number of users, it is "standardized". After any such changes, we obtain that "standardized" data and then provide it here.

Happy Gatherering,

Nikk

Originally posted by tharien
I donít think there will be until thereís another xpac. Its just one of those good intentions spoiled with too many great ideas and not enough people to implement.

What would be nice is if wow head allowed for the upload of gatherer files and parsed the data on there side integrating it with the existing info and then providing a continually updating download. Itís completely capable of being totally automated, but it either hasnít been thought of it yet, they donít know how to do it, or they just donít care about this anymore.
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hello there. as always thanks for supporting a great addon.

question regarding the pinkish nodes referred to below. as was stated, when we import the gatherer DB, these nodes are pinkish to distinguish them from nodes that i have picked.

however, i'm finding that when I gather a node that I have never gathered before, but there is a gathererdb node there, the result are 2 nodes.

1 being my node, and the other being the gathererdb node.

is it meant to work in this way? I thought that once I manually collected from a node, it would delete/replace the gathererDB node that was there?
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Shamino,

It should update to "white", as you say, once you have gathered a node, all depending on the distance. There are some areas where there are nodes closer together, such as around UC and in Elwynn Forest, for sure- and likely others, too. For those, if you collect one, then another could well be next to it, just simply not active at the time(s) you have run through.

If you notice this happening with every node, then there could well be some issue; let us know.

Happy Gatherering,

Nikk

Originally posted by Shamino
hello there. as always thanks for supporting a great addon.

question regarding the pinkish nodes referred to below. as was stated, when we import the gatherer DB, these nodes are pinkish to distinguish them from nodes that i have picked.

however, i'm finding that when I gather a node that I have never gathered before, but there is a gathererdb node there, the result are 2 nodes.

1 being my node, and the other being the gathererdb node.

is it meant to work in this way? I thought that once I manually collected from a node, it would delete/replace the gathererDB node that was there?
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after playing with the filter in the config frame, i think the issue is this.

i found a node in the basin, that gathererDB has 3 nodes for. It can either spawn saronite, rich saronite or titanium. I confirmed this by unchecking those 3 filters and then checking them 1 at a time to confirm which 3 nodes they were.

I then gathered the node, which happen to be a saronite node. The gathererdb saronite node was replaced as expected, but the other 2 nodes (rich saronite and titanium) remained.

I assume this is 'working as intended', but it is confusing. My preference would be to see a single node "circle" that represents all 3, as opposed to 3 seperate node circles, which all blend together.

any thoughts on that ?
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Shamino,

Ah, see what you mean. We will take a look and see if there is not some better way.

Were you to gather them manually, they should be the same spot, just simply change depending on the latest thing you pulled from that location.

The DB is a bit different, as it adds everything prior to Gatherer's real start up, so there is little interaction.

Can see how that would be odd, though, and will talk more with the main Gatherer developer to see if there is something we can do to address the issue.

Happy Gatherering,

Nikk


Originally posted by Shamino
after playing with the filter in the config frame, i think the issue is this.

i found a node in the basin, that gathererDB has 3 nodes for. It can either spawn saronite, rich saronite or titanium. I confirmed this by unchecking those 3 filters and then checking them 1 at a time to confirm which 3 nodes they were.

I then gathered the node, which happen to be a saronite node. The gathererdb saronite node was replaced as expected, but the other 2 nodes (rich saronite and titanium) remained.

I assume this is 'working as intended', but it is confusing. My preference would be to see a single node "circle" that represents all 3, as opposed to 3 seperate node circles, which all blend together.

any thoughts on that ?
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Thanks Nikk, appreciate the time spent looking into it.
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