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What is Lootvalue?
Lootvalue is another show-the-vendor-price-of-items-in-the-tooltip addon, but it also knows about what items are used as reagents for other items via your tradeskills, and so can show you what items are used for. So if you've ever wondered what tradeskills those items in your bags can be used for, Lootvalue can help!
Lootvalue was written to minimize memory usage and to be as non-invasive as possible, so it should run safely on everything capable of running WoW. It is also a learning addon, so it will always learn about changes in prices and usage from the game as you play.
Lootvalue now contains its own built-in set of about 26,000 item prices (courtesy of Informant and SellFish primarily) along with a selection of usage information for various tradeskills (helpfully supplied by various members of The Applesauce Gang, the tradeskillers in the Doomhammer alliance trade channels, and Maldivia's Tradelinks addon). A user's own data will be used to compliment this built-in data set, and will always be used automatically in preference if it differs from the built-in data.
By default, Lootvalue will show the stack size of items (if they have one) in the top-right corner of the tooltip. If you prefer, you can tell Lootvalue to show the stack size on its own line using the /lootvalue stack line slash command, or not to display it at all using /lootvalue stack off. To restore to the default corner position, just use /lootvalue stack corner.
The sell price to a vendor is shown at the bottom with gold, silver, and copper values shown as colored text fields, by default. You can disable this, or set it to show in the normal blizzard "coin" style using the /lootvalue price command.
By default, Lootvalue only shows the item usage when the ALT key is pressed, but you can change that to always show it through the /lootvalue usage on command, or you can change it to another key using /lootvalue usage ctrl (control key) or /lootvalue usage shift (shift key), but leaving it at alt is recommended because the control and shift keys are used by the default client for other meanings.
You can change what tradeskills are shown in the tooltip when displaying the usage of an item so that it shows only those skills known by the current character using /lootvalue usage self, all those known to Lootvalue but with only those known by the current character shown in color (which is the default as seen in the image) using /lootvalue usage color, or all tradeskills known by Lootvalue in their appropriate colors using /lootvalue usage all.
Colors in the usage list reflect the rarity of the item for which the tooltip'd item is a reagent for.
You can also tell Lootvalue to not show the usage for a particular item at all through the /lootvalue ignore slash command. You'll still see the vendor sell price though!
One other feature that you might like is that when you visit the auction house, Lootvalue will (optionally) show you the bid and buyout price of each item in the tooltip as you mouse over it, and will show you those prices per item when the item is a stack, making it very easy to compare prices between stacks of different sizes. Note that there isn't any historical data associated with this (i.e., Lootvalue isn't an auction scanning addon), it just provides you with the current information on a per item basis to make it easy to compare prices and determine which stacks to spend your gold on.
Integration with Lootcounter
If you have Cirk's Lootcounter installed, Lootvalue can automatically show which of your characters have the item shown in the tooltip, and how many of them they have. This is controlled by the /lootvalue count option, and defaults to on if Lootcounter is present.
Importing data from other addons
The 2.3 version of Lootvalue starts off with a built-in set of item prices and some initial tradeskill usage information. Lootvalue will learn further tradeskill information simply by you opening your tradeskill windows, but vendor pricing it learns as you gain items and then visit a vendor or merchant. One way to quickly get a large database of vendor prices is to use Lootvalue's /lootvalue import slash command. The import command currently knows how to read data from Telo's Lootlink, from Informant (which is the component of Auctioneer that handles vendor price information), and from any other addon that provides the GetSellValue API.
Importing data from Lootlink happens immediately when you run the command. Importing from Informant and from other GetSellValue providing addons takes a few minutes, but this happens in the background so it shouldn't stop you from doing anything else that you'd normally do. Lootvalue will print a message when it is done, but if you miss it, or are wondering if it is still importing, just do /lootvalue import again and Lootvalue will tell you whether it is still importing or whether the import completed! (Lootvalue remembers the version of the information you last imported in the case of Informant, so it won't try and import it again).
Once the importing is done, you can (optionally) logout and disable Lootlink or Informant or the other data providing addon, and then you can log back in and let Lootvalue work for you instead. Of course if you need features that Lootvalue doesn't have but those other addons do then you'll need to leave them enabled.
Lootvalue can show you what recipes are used to create items if you have the item link or ID (from a chat channel), have the item shown in the item tooltip (by clicking on a link), or can mouseover the item in question using the /lv id command. This command will also show you the level of an item if you want to know this.
Lootvalue slash commands
Lootvalue supports the following slash commands:
/lootvalue on enables LootvalueYou can also use /lv instead of /lootvalue.
/lootvalue off disables Lootvalue
/lootvalue ignore stops showing usage information for the item under the cursor
/lootvalue restore restore usage information for the item under the cursor
/lootvalue ignore <item> stops showing usage information for the specified item
/lootvalue restore <item> restore usage information for the specified item
/lootvalue stack on show item stack size in tooltip
/lootvalue stack off don't show item stack size in tooltip
/lootvalue stack line show item stack size on its own tooltip line
/lootvalue stack corner show item stack size in the tooltip's top-right corner
/lootvalue usage on show item usage in tooltip
/lootvalue usage off don't show item usage in tooltip
/lootvalue usage alt show item usage only when ALT key is pressed
/lootvalue usage ctrl show item usage only when CTRL key is pressed
/lootvalue usage shift show item usage only when SHIFT key is pressed
/lootvalue usage all show all known item uses"
/lootvalue usage self show only item uses for the current character
/lootvalue usage color show all known item uses but color only those for the current character
/lootvalue price on shows item prices in the tooltip using Lootvalue's format
/lootvalue price coin shows item prices in the tooltip using Blizzard's coin style format
/lootvalue price off stops Lootvalue from showing item prices in the tooltip
/lootvalue counts on show the count of the current item found on each of your characters (requires Lootcounter, default if present)
/lootvalue counts off does not show the item count data from Lootcounter.
/lootvalue auction on show bid and buyout prices in tooltips at auction house
/lootvalue auction off stop showing bid and buyout prices at auction house
/lootvalue id provides item details (including spell links if crafted) for the item shown in the item tooltip or under the mouse cursor
/lootvalue id <item> provides item details for the specified item
/lootvalue import import item prices from other known addons
/lootvalue importall import all item prices from other known addons (replacing your own price data)
/lootvalue status shows the status of Lootvalue