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QuestRouterLite  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 0.9.4
by: Lyncks [More]
QuestRouterLite was inspired by addons like TourGuide, QuestHelper, and Carbonite. With the release of 3.3 and specifically Points of Interest for quests, it is now possible to shed libraries like LightHeaded, if all you want is simple quest routing.

QuestRouterLite only uses Blizzard-provided information, so the locations are accurate, and there's virtually no additional memory use.

If you want to simply and cleanly go from one quest to another, QuestRouterLite is your addon.

Update Modes
When I started this addon I tried to make something comparable to QuestHelper or Carbonite, only using the quest events - turns out this isn't really possible.

So now QuestRouterLite has two major modes. You can either run without the timed updates and use only the quest events, or use periodic updates much like the other major questing addons. Timed updates are on by default, as I believe this is closer to my goal and gives a smoother and more accurate experience. If you want to turn them off, you can. The updating itself is so minimal that even with this on, it barely chews any cycles.

Current Version
I have managed to get blobs tracking with the minimap - however, due to the way Blizzard handles the blob, it is a rather hacked method. Because of this, swapping between the world and minimap is currently glitchy, and without a masking feature in the WoW API, the blobs run off the minimap. It may be impossible to fix this, but I will keep trying. Use of the minimap blobs is at your discretion - and is off by default.

Please report any bugs, issues, or feature requests.

TomTom Required
While there is a feature that will automatically select the closest quest on your map, the addon relies on TomTom to provide easy navigation to the next quest.

You can get TomTom here: http://www.wowinterface.com/download...32-TomTom.html

Current Features
  • Shows you the closest quest
  • Automatic adding of quest to tracker
  • Automatic updates on tracking changes
  • Selects the quest in your map and watch frame
  • POIs on the minimap (can right-click to track)
  • Blobs on the minimap
  • Objective information on minimap tooltips
  • Cross-zone closest quest
  • Option to toggle including completed and in progress quests
  • Option to only search currently tracked quests
  • Option to skip closest quest
  • Option to use quest tracker sorting
  • Optional timed updating (mostly for multi-blob quests)
  • Minimally invasive (doesn't remove all TomTom or Astrolabe points)

Upcoming Features
  • Optional optimized quest pathing
  • Suggestions?

Known Issues
  • Minimap blobs are only correct at most zoomed minimap distance
  • Can get stuck on quests whose POI remains at the questgiver even if it isn't completed - you can temporarily skip the quest to avoid this

Usage
Install and go.

The TomTom arrow will update to show the direction to the closest quest after major quest events (getting a new quest, completing an objective, etc.)
The closest quest will also be selected in the quest frame on the World Map, and added to the quest tracker.

/qrl - Brings up the options screen.
/qrl force - Forces an update.
/qrl skip - Skips the current closest quest.
/qrl clear - Clears the skipped quest.
0.9.4
Fixed the map zooming errors
Now disabled in instanced areas

0.9.3
Not using current zone only should be fixed now
Should include minimap icons, waypoints and all
Fixed error when clicking on minimap POI

0.9.2
Added option to toggle adding closest quest to tracker
Fixed an occasional error when zoning instances

0.9.1
Fixed the minimap blob flickering
Added button highlighting to the watch frame

0.9
Option to use the top quest in the tracker as "closest" to use tracker sorting
Fixed a potential bug with the 3.3.3 stuff

0.8.4
3.3.3 working, new features coming soon
Fixed an error caused by a WorldMapFrame change in 3.3.3

0.8.3
Fixed scaling error when in instances

0.8.2
Fixed minimap blob scaling in zone, positioning should be correct for all zones now

0.8.1
Fixed bug when using WorldMapFrame_UpdateQuests() that causes the quest frame to blank

0.8
Minimap blobs
Turned off updating when dead so doesn't interfere with TomTom corpse pointer
Fixed weirdness with the minimap icons

0.7.1
Fixed displaying all quest blobs, it's also now correct

0.7
Reduced the wait time after quest progress to 1 second to improve responsive feel
This worked fine in my testing, but if it causes problems for anyone, let me know
Fixed blobs still showing after a quest was completed
Added skip feature
* Use /skip to skip current closest quest
* Use /clear to clear the skipped quest
* If you want to skip more than one quest, use the tracker
Added optional timed updating (mostly for moving around multi-blob quests) - disabled by default
Adjustable udpate time - default is 8 seconds
This really shouldn't be a whole lot heavier if you want to just leave it on, addon is light as it is

0.6.3
Ability to display all blobs on the world map at once (still in testing)
Fixed TomTom points being put on the minimap as well as POIs
Fixed the minimap POIs not working correctly when you don't have current zone only selected
This should have also fixed the sticking minimap POIs

0.6.2
Another shot at fixing the iffy progress events

0.6.1
Should have fixed not catching some progress/complete events

0.6
Changed update event (should catch more events)
Added checking player position is valid
Auto-updates on quest tracking change
Tooltips now work even when map is closed

0.5.2
Auto-tracking closest quest fixed (when not using tracked only)
Can now right-click on the minimap icons to track quest
Fixed an instance of not checking if TomTom was avaialable

0.5.1
Fixed a nasty bug when completing a quest

0.5
Returned the map to it's original page when searching continent
Which fixes not selecting quest on map as above
Fixed a bug in the config that wasn't toggling/displaying current zone only correctly
Added icons to minimap (doesn't work 100% in continent mode)
Added icons to world map for different zones (only TomTom right now)
Added option to only search through currently tracked quests
Added an option to display a warning when there are no more quests in range
Fixed some weirdness with which quests were actually completed

0.4
Can now look for closest quest on continent

New Options
* Can toggle including completed and in progress quests
* Can toggle zone or continent for closest quest

0.3
Fixed an issue with waypoints sometimes not updating correctly

0.2
Automatically adds closest quest to tracker
No longer clears all waypoints from TomTom
No longer updates map, tracker or TomTom if location hasn't changed
Added workaround for the fact there's no event that fires when quest actually completes

0.1
First version
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Old 04-10-10, 02:32 PM  
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sigh

death by fatigue

WTB: a better tracker

(back to the old fashioned way)
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Old 04-10-10, 08:47 PM  
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Lyncks, with the new Blizzard tracker is there a setting we should keep it at? Does using "Proximity" or "Manual" impact QRL at all?

Also, I'm still getting completed quests disappearing from the tracker. Only addons i'm using are this, Mapster, TomTom, and Who Framed Watcher Rabbit (which confirmed is not doing this). Any idea? Doesn't make sense that it would be QRL...
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Re: sigh

Originally posted by Tweeker
death by fatigue

WTB: a better tracker

(back to the old fashioned way)
It's impossible for any addon (including this one) without a predetermined questing circuit to magically avoid fatigue areas. I'd suggest using your discretion when following the arrow...

Originally posted by Toran
Lyncks, with the new Blizzard tracker is there a setting we should keep it at? Does using "Proximity" or "Manual" impact QRL at all?

Also, I'm still getting completed quests disappearing from the tracker. Only addons i'm using are this, Mapster, TomTom, and Who Framed Watcher Rabbit (which confirmed is not doing this). Any idea? Doesn't make sense that it would be QRL...
There's an option to use the order of the Blizzard quest tracker, but if that option is off then no, the order will have no bearing on QuestRouterLite.

I really don't know what could be doing that. I don't even have the RemoveQuestWatch() function anywhere in the code. Do you have Include Completed quests on?
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Old 04-11-10, 07:31 AM  
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Re: Re: sigh

Originally posted by Lyncks

There's an option to use the order of the Blizzard quest tracker, but if that option is off then no, the order will have no bearing on QuestRouterLite.

I really don't know what could be doing that. I don't even have the RemoveQuestWatch() function anywhere in the code. Do you have Include Completed quests on?
Is that option part of QLR or part of the tracker's new dropdown options? If it's the tracker drop down should that be left at "manual"? I have "include completed quests" checked.

I did a sarch for RemoveQuestWatch() function in all of my addons running - Notepad++ didn't find it anywhere.

EDIT: I understand, ignore above. The default tracker, doesn't really remove completed quests, but changes the quest to a completed state with the objectives removed.
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Taint issues

Not that this is terribly bothersome, but it looks like there's a taint issue with the WorldMapBlobFrame. I can't be sure (other than combat) what specifically triggered it. I did not have my world map open at any time during this session.

Relevant portion of taint log:
Code:
4/16 00:11:56.685  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from QuestRouterLite - WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()
4/16 00:11:56.685      Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1458 WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests()
4/16 00:11:56.685      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:436 <unnamed>:SetPOIMap()
4/16 00:11:56.685      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:377 <unnamed>:SetClosestPOI()
4/16 00:11:56.685      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:350 <unnamed>:Update()
4/16 00:11:56.685      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:621
4/16 00:11:57.693  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from QuestRouterLite - WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()
4/16 00:11:57.693      Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1458 WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests()
4/16 00:11:57.693      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:436 <unnamed>:SetPOIMap()
4/16 00:11:57.693      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:377 <unnamed>:SetClosestPOI()
4/16 00:11:57.693      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:350 <unnamed>:Update()
4/16 00:11:57.693      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:612
4/16 00:12:00.741  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from QuestRouterLite - WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()
4/16 00:12:00.741      Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1458 WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests()
4/16 00:12:00.741      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:436 <unnamed>:SetPOIMap()
4/16 00:12:00.741      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:377 <unnamed>:SetClosestPOI()
4/16 00:12:00.741      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:350 <unnamed>:Update()
4/16 00:12:00.741      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:112
4/16 00:12:00.979  An action was blocked in combat because of taint from QuestRouterLite - WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()
4/16 00:12:00.979      Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1458 WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests()
4/16 00:12:00.979      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:436 <unnamed>:SetPOIMap()
4/16 00:12:00.979      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:377 <unnamed>:SetClosestPOI()
4/16 00:12:00.979      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:350 <unnamed>:Update()
4/16 00:12:00.979      Interface\AddOns\QuestRouterLite\QuestRouterLite.lua:117
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Question QRL + TomTom Question

TomTom uses the lightheaded addon to supply info as far as I know so in order to use QRL do I need to have lightheaded? I'm trying to find a questing addon that doesn't need alot of memory to run and still helps me out... anyways if you don't need lightheaded to run QRL and have the arrow of tomtom point the way that would be awsome....

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Re: QRL + TomTom Question

Originally posted by mageice3
TomTom uses the lightheaded addon to supply info as far as I know so in order to use QRL do I need to have lightheaded? I'm trying to find a questing addon that doesn't need alot of memory to run and still helps me out... anyways if you don't need lightheaded to run QRL and have the arrow of tomtom point the way that would be awsome....

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LightHeaded is not required to run QRL.
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With current zone only checked, and timed updates checked. If you are in an area where you have no quests you get a pop up on every timed update asking you if you want to open the options window or not.
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Old 05-23-10, 11:35 PM  
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I really love the concept behind QRL, but I'm scared to use it. When I grabbed my first escort quest, I was spammed with lua errors and my framerate nosedived to the point that I couldn't do anything but disable the addon (luckily I run addon manager). Here's the error - I'll try to use a small font so it's not massive. The quest for reference was
Escaping the Tomb

Edit: got the same error spam and framerate drop from the wintergrasp quest "taking the battle to the enemy" (alliance side).
Code:
Message: Interface\FrameXML\QuestPOI.lua:200: attempt to index local 'poiButton' (a nil value)
Time: 05/23/10 23:27:44
Count: 1
Stack: Interface\FrameXML\QuestPOI.lua:200: in function `QuestPOI_HideButtons'
Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1633: in function `WorldMapFrame_UpdateQuests'
Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1444: in function <Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1443>
[C]: in function `WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests'
Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1521: in function `WorldMapFrame_UpdateMap'
Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:175: in function <Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:168>
[C]: ?
[C]: in function `SetMapToCurrentZone'
Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:142: in function <Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:132>
[C]: ?
[C]: in function `Show'
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1973: in function `ShowUIPanel'
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1964: in function `ToggleFrame'
[string "TOGGLEWORLDMAP"]:1: in function <[string "TOGGLEWORLDMAP"]:1>

Locals: parentName = "WorldMapPOIFrame"
buttonType = 4
buttonIndex = 4
numButtons = 5
poiButton = nil
buttonName = "poiWorldMapPOIFrame4_"
(for index) = 4
(for limit) = 5
(for step) = 1
i = 4
(*temporary) = <table> {
 BuyButton11Highlight = BuyButton11Highlight {
 }
 ContainerFrame5Item7 = ContainerFrame5Item7 {
 }
 MultiCastActionButton6Cooldown = MultiCastActionButton6Cooldown {
 }
 MerchantItem9ItemButtonStock = MerchantItem9ItemButtonStock {
 }
 GetTrainerServiceTypeFilter = <function> defined =[C]:-1
 UNIT_NAMES_COMBATLOG_TOOLTIP = "Color unit names."
 KBASE_NUM_FAKE_CATEGORIES = 1
 Recount_MainWindow_Bar6 = Recount_MainWindow_Bar6 {
 }
 SetTrainerServiceTypeFilter = <function> defined =[C]:-1
 MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameHonorTexture = MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameHonorTexture {
 }
 TutorialFrameLeft19 = TutorialFrameLeft19 {
 }
 MultiCastActionButton2Cooldown = MultiCastActionButton2Cooldown {
 }
 ERR_TRADE_EQUIPPED_BAG = "You can't trade equipped bags."
 PVP_RANK_6_1 = "Corporal"
 MultiBarLeftButton7 = MultiBarLeftButton7 {
 }
 OPTION_TOOLTIP_SHOW_MULTIBAR4 = "Toggles an additional optional actionbar on the right side of the screen."
 InterfaceOptionsDisplayPanelShowAggroPercentageText = InterfaceOptionsDisplayPanelShowAggroPercentageText {
 }
 VideoOptionsFrameDefaults = VideoOptionsFrameDefaults {
 }
 MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameItem1Text = MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameItem1Text {
 }
 BINDING_NAME_NAMEPLATES = "Show Enemy Name Plates"
 IsReferAFriendLinked = <function> defined =[C]:-1
 MAIL_LETTER_TOOLTIP = "Click to make a permanent
copy of this letter."
 UnitFrameManaBar_UnregisterDefaultEvents = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\UnitFrame.lua:298
 ContainerFrame1Item22Cooldown = ContainerFrame1Item22Cooldown {
 }
 CHAT_CONFIG_OTHER_COMBAT = <table> {
 }
 BT4Button22Flash = BT4Button22Flash {
 }
 CONSOLIDATED_BUFFS_PER_ROW = 4
 TutorialFrameRight19 = TutorialFrameRight19 {
 }
 MoneyFrame_OnEvent = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\MoneyFrame.lua:184
 WatchFrameItem_OnEvent = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\WatchFrame.lua:1206
 InterfaceOptionsCombatTextPanelFCTDropDown_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsPanels.lua:1080
 BuyButton6DetailName = BuyButton6DetailName {
 }
 LFGTeleport = <function> defined =[C]:-1
 SpellButton6Cooldown = SpellButton6Cooldown {
 }
 ChannelMemberButton10Name = ChannelMemberButton10Name {
 }
 PetStableMoneyFrameGoldButtonText = PetStableMoneyFrameGoldButtonText {
 }
 VOICEMACRO_4_Sc_1_FEMALE = "Help me attack!"
 VideoOptionsPanel_Cancel = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\VideoOptionsPanels.lua:36
 PetPaperDollFrameTab3Right = PetPaperDollFrameTab3Right {
 }
 ChannelMemberButton10SpeakerFrameOn = ChannelMemberButton10SpeakerFrameOn {
 }
 EventTraceFrameTitleButton = EventTraceFrameTitleButton {
 }
 BINDING_NAME_RECOUNT_TOGGLE_MAIN = "Toggles the main window"
 SecureCmdItemParse = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:923
 SLASH_STOPATTACK1 = "/stopatta
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Old 05-24-10, 08:37 AM  
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@trclocke that is bizarre. I've been experiencing some fps stutters lately, and determined it was the "timed updates" feature of QRL. I disabled those and all is much better now.

EDIT: Ok I lied. Even with timed updates off, I still get a stutter due to QRL. Disabled QRL completely and now it's really gone.
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Old 05-24-10, 09:10 AM  
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Originally posted by Toran
@trclocke that is bizarre. I've been experiencing some fps stutters lately, and determined it was the "timed updates" feature of QRL. I disabled those and all is much better now.
Yeah you'd think that'd be part of it, but shockingly no. I had timed updates off when I accepted the quest. It was immediately upon accepting that I dropped to 1 or 2 fps.
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Old 05-24-10, 09:17 AM  
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Lyncks - a really nice feature for me would be to let right-clicks, or double-clicks, or some combination of clicks on the numbered minimap trackers, automatically update the tomtom arrow to that quest. I know with timed updates on it wouldn't stick, but for those of us that keep timed updates off it'd be helpful.
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Old 05-25-10, 03:17 PM  
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I'm getting a message in chat ever so often:
Interface action failed because of an AddOn.

I grabbed devtools and turned on chat monitoring... this is what devtools tells me for that message:

event="ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED"
arg1="QuestRouterLite"
arg2="WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()"
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Old 06-07-10, 07:39 AM  
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Originally posted by trclocke
Yeah you'd think that'd be part of it, but shockingly no. I had timed updates off when I accepted the quest. It was immediately upon accepting that I dropped to 1 or 2 fps.
Curious, any improvement on your end? I had to disable QRL as it was causing me massive slowdowns also. Didn't use to, just in the past few weeks.

For example, doing [Taking Battle To The Enemy] in Tournament area results in a lag effect / stutter when killing mobs and looting them. Try that to reproduce.
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haunted

I turned this on and immediately it turned itself on, then off, then on, etc, it would not stop. Disabled all addons but this and Tom Tom, it still did it. Disabled all except this, same thing. I have no clue, lol, would have been a nice to use it, I think.
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