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5.4
Altoholic  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 5.4.009
by: Thaoky [More]
Hi, my name is Thaoky, and I'm an Altoholic

Altoholic is an Ace 3 addon written for people who dedicate most of their time to leveling alts, and who want to have as much information as possible in one addon. The main feature of the addon is the search functionality which allows users to search their alts' bags or loot tables in an Auction-House-like frame (see screenshots). All this with multiple-realms/accounts support.

Paypal donations accepted at : thaoky.altoholic@yahoo.com



About the addon & the author

I've been playing WoW since the European release, and I used to rely on addons like character viewer to check my alts' inventory, but since it was more or less abandoned and not always stable for me, I decided to write an addon myself and to improve the search feature as much as I could. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do

The addon has been in development since December 2007 and was officially released in late March 2008. It's still not final, and although it has considerably evolved since the initial release, there are still a lot of things I haven't had time to implement yet.
Please note that this is my first addon, and that English is not my native language.

Features:

- Languages supported: enUS, frFR, deDE, esES, ruRU, zhCN & zhTW.

- Account-wide data summary:
  • Characters' talents: Full talent trees & glyphs are supported for both specializations.
  • Money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account.
  • Bag usage: see at a glance which characters should get bigger bags (bag size, free slots and types included)
  • Characters' skills: skill summary on one screen, namely the 2 main professions + the 3 secondary skills as well as riding. I may add more if there's demand. Profession cooldowns included.
  • Reputations: a list of all the reputations of the current realm's characters. You can see at a glance if all your alts are at least honored with Honor Hold if you want to get the new 2.4 blue PVP set. Suggestions on how to gring reputations will be available soon.

- View containers (bags, bank, keyring) of all alts, on all realms.

- Guild banks : You have 10 alts in 10 different guilds on the same server, all of them with access to a guild bank ? Not a problem, you can see them all here.

- E-mail: allows you to see which alts have mail without having to reconnect them. The addon will tell you when mail is about to expire on a character. Threshold configurable (up to 15 days). Multiple realm support as well. Mails sent to a known alt (one you've logged on at least once) will be visible in the addon without having to reconnect it.

- Equipment: See the equipment of the current realm's alts in one screen. Very useful when purchasing stuff for your alts at the AH. Multiple realms supported. Right-clicking any equipment piece will allow you to find an upgrade, this feature is similar to the official wow armory feature, and is quite performant, even though it doesn't match the accuracy of the official one.

- Search: the most important feature of the addon, it uses an AH-like frame to display search results. You can either search bags on the current realm, on all realms, or a loot table.
The loot table is a table based on AtlasLoot, but which contains only item id's, and therefore keeps memory usage minimal.

The Search menu allows you to find items based on their name (even partial), level, type or rarity, almost like at the AH. It is also possible to search known recipes.

- Quest Log: See the quest logs of all your alts, as well as an indication of which alts are on a specific quest. Clicking on a quest link in the chat log will tell you which alts are on that quest.

- Suggestions: Currently, only profession leveling suggestions are available when mousing over your current level in a specific profession. Suggestions are based on the leveling guides posted on the official US forums (credit goes to their respective authors). The addon also suggests you where to quest/grind xp depending on your character level.

Suggestions were also added for the most recent factions. More to come later.

- Auction house: You can see which auctions/bids you've placed with an alt without being logged in or being at the AH.

- Professions: You can browse all known recipes in a thotbot like frame (see screenshot).

- Mounts & Pets of all your alts.

- Achievements are tracked for all you alts (see screenshot).

- Guild Members: a list of your connected guildmates, along with their alts (if they're using Altoholic too), and their average item level. Clicking their AiL will also allow you to "remotely" inspect their equipment.

- Guild Skills: a list of altoholic users in your guild, along with their alts and direct profession links. All professions are available in one click.

- Guild Bank tabs: a list of altoholic users and the time at which they last visited the guild bank. If you haven't visited the guild bank for a few days, you can remotely update your local data without going to a capital city.

FAQ

The FAQ has been moved here : http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=372&a=faq


Credits

- I'd like to thank my guild, Odysseüs on EU-Marécages de Zangar, for assisting me since the earliest phases, thanks guys for everything you've done
- Thanks to the wowace community, you've been very helpful and this addon would not be there without the technical answers you gave me (especially Xinhuan, author of BankItems)
- Thanks to all the guys who are behind AtlasLoot, keeping the loot table up-to-date is a tremendous work, and the search functionality of Altoholic would not be what it is without your hard work.
- Thanks to Ayindi (wowace) & sLiz3r (curse) for the German translation.
- Thanks to NightOwl (wowace) for the zhTW translation.
- Thanks to Wang (wowace) for the zhCN translation.
- Thanks to Hellbot for the ruRU translation.
- Thanks to Laumac for the frFR translation.
- Thanks to IrregularByte for the esES translation.
- Brykrys for the LinkWrangler support.
Join the #altoholic IRC channel on Freenode : irc://irc.freenode.net:6667/

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're upgrading from 4.x :

- Make sure you delete the addon's databases in SavedVariables. ie: Altoholic.lua and all DataStore*.lua.
- Make sure to delete the old addon directories (Altoholic & all DataStore modules) as many files have changed/moved. A patch like this one is always a good opportunity for a fresh install.

5.4.009 (08/08/2014)

- Uncommented the code that actually deletes linked realms.. silly me !
- DataStore_Crafts: reworked the processing of events that actually trigger profession scanning.
Note: The current implementation is based (not 100%) on how professions are scanned in Ackis Recipe List (thanks Ackis :D).
So far the tests I have made show a serious improvement, but the way events are triggered may not be 100% consistent, especially with regards to the TRADE_SKILL_UPDATE event.
The addon should no longer miss scans (please report if you notice problems).
- DataStore_Mails: fixed some problems related to merged realms, it should now work without problems anymore.
- DataStore_Mails: fixed issues where mail attachments (sent or returned) could be saved twice in the recipient's mailbox.

Changes by ckaotik (Huge thanks !)
- DataStore : Read addon version from .toc
- DataStore : Current character/guild key can now be used by character/guild based methods
- DataStore : added a few methods to support overriding methods
- Many minor fixes in DataStore_Achievements, Agenda, Containers, Crafts, Inventory, Mails, Talents
- DataStore_Quests : fixed tracking of completed quests

5.4.008 (27/07/2014)

- Fixed MoP factions showing up as numbers.
- Suggested leveling zones are back in the account summary.
- Added an option to reset links between merged realms (some realms were marked as linked though they were not)
=> DataStore dropdown in the Account Summary
- Added an option to completely reset the DataStore databases, without having to manually delete the files in the SavedVariables folder
=> DataStore dropdown in the Account Summary

- Added an option to remember the faction filter across sessions. (Grids -> Reputations)
- Added an option to remember the currency filter across sessions. (Grids -> Currencies)
- Added an option to remember the companion filter across sessions. (Grids -> Companions)
- Added an option to remember the mount filter across sessions. (Grids -> Mounts)
- Added an option to remember the tradeskills filter across sessions. (Grids -> Tradeskills)
- Added an option to remember the archaeology filter across sessions. (Grids -> Archaeology)
- Item counts for guilds on merged realms should now be visible too (sorry can't test this myself).


5.4.007 (24/07/2014)

- Added missing faction "Emperor Shaohao".
- Altoholic: removed LibBabble-Faction
- DataStore_Reputations: removed LibBabble-Faction.
- Fixed lua error when using the search function.

5.4.006 (22/07/2014)

- Fixed double item counts in the tooltip.
- Improved the search functionality to be less restrictive.
- DataStore_Containers now triggers extra events for client addons.
- DataStore_Inventory now triggers extra events for client addons.
- DataStore_Auctions now triggers extra events for client addons.
- DataStore_Mails now triggers extra events for client addons.

5.4.005 (21/07/2014)

- Fixed bugs related to full names (name+realm) in the Guild tab.
- Added a pane in the account summary to show the PVE & PVP currencies.
- Added tooltip support for connected realms.
Note: DataStore needs to learn about connected realms, to do so, send 1 mail to an alt on a connected realm.
The connection is understood both ways (realm A to B, and B to A) with a single mail.
If you are connected to more than 1 realm, send 1 mail per link.
Ex: for 3 realms, send 1 mail from realm A to B, one from A to C, and one from B to C.
The mail can consist of just text, no attachment or gold required.
- Added an option to show/hide item count from connected realms.
- Added support for mails sent to/returned from alts on connected realms.
Note: Realm names are packed ("Marécage de Zangar" => "MarécagedeZangar") by Blizzard, this is supported.
If you notice something weird with your realm, please report it.
- Altoholic: removed LibBabble-Zone
- Updated the internal loot table and removed duplicate entries also found in LPT.
- DataStore_Inventory: removed LibBabble-Zone.
- DataStore_Reputations: removed LibBabble-Zone.
- Removed leveling suggestions from the character level tooltip in the account summary, as this information is now part of the game's world map.
- Updated the AiL tooltip, level 60 & 70 dungeons are now commented (tooltip was getting long), and level 90 was added. (Thanks Pseudopath on WoWinterface)
- Fixed issues related to scanning void storage (Thanks Lombra !)
- Several minor fixes (Thanks Lombra again !!)

5.4.004 (07/10/2013)

- Fixed showing the item source for crafts in the tooltip.
- Fixed LibCraftInfo.

5.4.003 (06/10/2013)

- Created and added support for 3 new libraries : LibCraftInfo, LibCraftLevels, LibCraftReagents.
These libraries intend to replace the lost functionality caused by tables reset to zero in LibPeriodicTable.
I now have my own dataminer, so these tables should be easier to maintain when a patch hits.
I also cleaned up some hard coded tables to now use the libraries instead.
Overall, the addon now consumes a little bit more memory, but the data sources are way more complete than before.

- Replaced the internal list of recipes by LibCraftInfo.
- Fixed the Characters -> Profession pane no longer showing reagents due to LPT changes.
- Fixed the Grids -> Tradeskills pane no longer correct due to LPT changes.

5.4.002 (17/09/2013)

- Fixed profession levels reported as 0.

5.4.001 (11/09/2013)

- Added new 5.4 achievements.
- Removed a call to GetArenaTeam in DataStore_Stats.

5.3.003 (01/08/2013)

- Added missing reputations (Thanks Daovan !)
- The source of an item is no longer read/displayed in the tooltip if combat lockdown is active.
- Fixed a risk of profile reset when DataStore_Agenda is disabled.
- Updated glyphs (Thanks Zartsoft)
- Implemented RGriedel's fix for profession cooldown, hopefully they should be correct for both US & EU now (Thanks RGriedel!)
- Fixed a tainting issue in DataStore_Talents. (Thanks Warloxx!)

5.3.002 (29/05/2013)

- Fixed skill levels reported as 0.

Note: The problems does not fix itself with this new version. To fully fix it, you need to populate the database with new profession links.
To do this, log all your alts one by one, open their tradeskills, and ONLY THEN, open the skills pane in Altoholic to see that this character's
skill levels are ok. If not, it is merely a refresh issue.

As I said, the problem comes from the format of the profession links which has been changed by Blizzard, reload the whole thing, and you will be fine.


5.3.001 (28/05/2013)

- Fixed recipe colors at the Auction House (Thanks Elandril !).
- Fixed a lua error when DataStore_Agenda is disabled.
- Fixed profession cooldowns warnings, they are now hardcoded at 3 am (the game sometimes still returns midnight).
- Added a total AiL per realm in the account summary.

5.2.001 (12/03/2013)

- Added new pane in the 'Grids' tab to track dailies across all alts. Dailies are stored in DataStore_Quests and reset at 3am.
- Added 5.2 achievements.
- Added 5.2 pets.
- Fixed a bug while scanning reputations (Thanks Sylvannis !).
- Fixed a Lua error in the tabards pane.
- Added a safeguard to prevent tooltip errors when mousing over a recipe, this seems to be caused by other tooltip addons/libs.
- Added the Mantid archaeology race.
- Fixed scanning quest history.


Note: I have tried to look into an issue where profession cooldowns are announced at the wrong time, mostly for people playing on US realms.
Unfortunately, I could not make any solid tests (UK realms return me the same realm time as other EU realms .. weird).
If anyone can provide me with more info, I would gladly help.

Places to check in the code:
Altoholic\Events.lua: as of line 427
DataStore_Agenda\DataStore_Agenda.lua: look at how I set the variable clientServerTimeGap, see if results are consistent.

5.1.002 (24/02/2013)

- Updated both Achievements & Grids tab to show 11 characters per realm.
- Support for tabards is back.

5.1.001 (29/11/2012)

- Fixed 5.0.003 archive, DataStore_Achievements was missing.
- Fixed .Toc files not updated for 5.1 in previous release.

5.0.003 (28/11/2012)

- Re-fixed searching for heirlooms (Thanks JCinDE !).
- Scanning tabards is temporarily disabled, as it triggers an error I cannot fix right now.

5.0.002 (06/10/2012)

- Integrated the Void Storage to the container's UI (Characters -> Containers).
- Added Mists of Pandaria factions (Grids -> Reputations).
- Added Mists of Pandaria archaeology artefacts (Grids -> Archaeology).
- Added Mists of Pandaria crafts for each professions (Grids -> Tradeskills).
- Fixed a few Lua errors related to Battle Pets. They are temporarily NOT scanned at the Auction House.

Some features related to Battle Pets are now fully working, this is on my (neverending) to-do-list.


5.0.001d (13/09/2012)

- Fixed tooltips sometime being incorrect in Grids -> reputations & currencies.
- Fixed potential tainting issues due to the usage of the underscore in the code.
- Cleared a few source files that were no longer used.
- Fixed scanning of partially completed achievements.
- Fixed Lua errors that appeared in 5.0.5 due to a wrong spell ID for fishing.

Note about achievements:

Achievements partially completed on one alt. They will now appear a bit differently in the UI (especially when part of a series).
This is due to the values the game is returning.
Sometimes, the results may seem weird, BUT THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO TO FIX THAT !

It also makes no sense for me that some achievements in a series are character based, while some others are account based.
Ex: 100 HK is character based, but 25000 HK is account based ?
If you too think there is a problem here, then complain about it to Blizzard, as I will not write code to work around those inconsistencies.


5.0.001c (03/09/2012)

- Fixed tooltip showing "No data" for herbalism in the Skills pane.. for good this time !
- Fixed a Lua error when scanning glyphs.. for good this time too ! (Thanks Sylvannis)
- Fixed a Lua error when clicking on glyphs, blaming DataStore_Crafts and/or DataStore_Achievements.

- Note: About pets & mounts. I know that they are now account wide, but I will leave things as they are for a little while, that is at least until the expansion launches.
I want to see how things actually turn out to see what has value or not, or what could be modified to remain useful.

5.0.001b (02/09/2012)

- Fixed a Lua error when trying to scan glyphs on a low level character.
- Fixed a Lua error when scanning Inscription.
- Fixed invalid profession spell id's for Fishing & Herbalism.
- Fixed version number in .TOC
- Fixed a Lua error when mousing over a specific cell in the guild members pane.

5.0.001 (02/09/2012)

- Added support for itIT. If you can help with the translations, please go here: http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/altoholic/localization/
- Updated Achievement lists, please advise if you notice errors (especially for horde players).
- Fixed many issues related to changes in MoP. Too much to list.
- Talent pane is temporarily disabled. It will be back soon.
- Changed all drop down definitions to prevent tainting (Thanks ckaotik !)
- Fixed a Lua error in Grids->Reputations when selecting guild reputation.
- Added missing Tol Barad achievement : Occu'thar (Thanks Daveo77)
- Fixed a few UI issues related to account sharing.
- Fixed searching item upgrades based on iLevel
- Moved the sumary tab into its own module, this is in preparation of future new features. If you encounter a problem due to this, please roll back to 4.3.003b. (Should be ok though)
- Fixed pets not sorted alphabetically in Grids->Pets.
- Added back the All-in-one view in Grids->Pets.


Older patch notes : see changelog.txt
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Unread 04-18-09, 01:08 AM  
Thaoky
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Originally posted by Meloric
When using the "target" method, Altoholic would generate a lua error after a few transfers........\altoholic\com.lua: 415: bad argument #2 to 'format' (string expected, got nil).
I'll check this one, thanks for reporting.

Originally posted by Meloric
I did see a few "skipping item #" messages during the transfer but noticed they seemed to occur for data that may have already been transferred during the previous failed attempts.
The items that are skipped are reference data for talent trees, i.e.: how to draw the talent tree for a specific class. If you transfered, say, a priest from account B to account A, and your altoholic DB already knew a priest, then reference data for the class priest was skipped.
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Originally posted by Thaoky

The items that are skipped are reference data for talent trees, i.e.: how to draw the talent tree for a specific class. If you transfered, say, a priest from account B to account A, and your altoholic DB already knew a priest, then reference data for the class priest was skipped.
That makes even more sense . I have some classes that are on both accounts so that explains the skipped messages. Thanks again.
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Is there any way to purge the guild skills data for people that have left the guild?
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Hello,

i got some strange behavior. When i hover over a unit i got a blank line in the tooltip for a second. See the pictures:



After a second the line is gone:



I use the ToolTip-AddOn TipTac. When i uncheck the option 'show counters on gathering nodes' in Altoholic everything is fine.Any idea for that ?


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Quest Log Problems

Altoholic is causing the Quest Log headers to expand when any quest is updated, a new quest is accepted, a quest is abandoned, or if the Altoholic window is accessed. I verified it was Altoholic by a complete UI reset (cache, wtf, and interface folder removed) and Altoholic as the only add-on.

I keep the area headers collapsed except for the area I'm questing in and any time a quest is updated (ie. completed, an objective updated), a new quest is accepted, a quest is abandoned, or I access the Altoholic window all the headers expand. I have the quests/objective tracking for the Blizzard tracker all turned off. I don't know if this is a new problem or just started happening with the 3.1 patch since I've only been using Altoholic since the patch went live. If this is new it may be tied to the quest/objective tracking Blizzard implemented with the patch.
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Originally posted by Craker
Is there any way to purge the guild skills data for people that have left the guild?
I've implemented an automatic clean-up for these, it will be in the next version.
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Originally posted by Shabazza
Hello,

i got some strange behavior. When i hover over a unit i got a blank line in the tooltip for a second.
Yes, tooltip management can be tricky, and I intend to review this in a few versions (I think for 3.1.003 or 004).
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Re: Quest Log Problems

Originally posted by Meloric
Altoholic is causing the Quest Log headers to expand when any quest is updated, a new quest is accepted, a quest is abandoned, or if the Altoholic window is accessed. I verified it was Altoholic by a complete UI reset (cache, wtf, and interface folder removed) and Altoholic as the only add-on.

I keep the area headers collapsed except for the area I'm questing in and any time a quest is updated (ie. completed, an objective updated), a new quest is accepted, a quest is abandoned, or I access the Altoholic window all the headers expand. I have the quests/objective tracking for the Blizzard tracker all turned off. I don't know if this is a new problem or just started happening with the 3.1 patch since I've only been using Altoholic since the patch went live. If this is new it may be tied to the quest/objective tracking Blizzard implemented with the patch.
Expanding headers is required to scan the quest log, otherwise the content of collapsed header can't be read. I'll check if I can adjust this a bit to prevent the issue.

Edit: fixed
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altoholic v3.1.001b slow sharing data + not saving pref's

1. not saving preference to allow account sharing while logged in.
it's necessary to log out and then back in to save this preference

2. it is an utter nightmare to synchronize accounts tonight
i've had to go through hours and hours and hours of waiting and restarting and resending data. USUALLY i just send to a name or target someone and wait and that's enough -- even for a first time use. it may take 15-20 minutes but it finishes. With this version/post patch, it doesn't seem to finish. it lags out after about 1/3 of the new data and stops. This is after working around the various nil string errors mentioned below. I've gone to a 'quiet area' in a out of the way place (backwater city to be able to be side by side), out in a quiet zone, etc. It looks like it goes through about 1/4 to 1/3 the data and then just stalls out. Usually when sending a character type template that isn't on that other account. Then I restart it and zooms along and eventually it finishes -- but this is taking like six hours to synch.

3. I also have the "issue" (which seems to be working as intended/designed like with opening mail) for the quest log headers. based on your explanation I understand why it's doing it but it'd be great for UX / user experience if it'd re-collapse it after reading it.
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Unread 04-20-09, 02:06 AM  
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Raid IDs and a General Note

Oh a general note -- after discovering your wonderful addon (25+ alts actively played) I have of course fallen in love with it and convinced my guild and friends of how wonderful it is. Most of us being alt junkies, we're most all now avid users. So thanks for the insanely clever user design.

The only repeated request I'm hearing from guildies is this one:

raid IDs -- not necessarily the numbers themselves if there's an issue recording those, but at least knowing what toon has been in what instance. if you're in dalaran and a 'lfm heroic naxx' or whatever comes up, it's nice to be able to check really quickly to see which toon has a free raid id this week. the weeks to bleed together. (VoA and OS might be better examples) and heroic dailies etc.
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Re: altoholic v3.1.001b slow sharing data + not saving pref's

Originally posted by khynnea
1. not saving preference to allow account sharing while logged in.
it's necessary to log out and then back in to save this preference
Bug indeed, I just fixed it.


Originally posted by khynnea
2. it is an utter nightmare to synchronize accounts tonight
i've had to go through hours and hours and hours of waiting and restarting and resending data. USUALLY i just send to a name or target someone and wait and that's enough -- even for a first time use. it may take 15-20 minutes but it finishes. With this version/post patch, it doesn't seem to finish. it lags out after about 1/3 of the new data and stops. This is after working around the various nil string errors mentioned below. I've gone to a 'quiet area' in a out of the way place (backwater city to be able to be side by side), out in a quiet zone, etc. It looks like it goes through about 1/4 to 1/3 the data and then just stalls out. Usually when sending a character type template that isn't on that other account. Then I restart it and zooms along and eventually it finishes -- but this is taking like six hours to synch.
With the current public version, a normal character (lv 80, full professions, bags etc..) takes around 80kb to transfer, so it may indeed take 15-20 minutes if you have 10 fully loaded alts. The good news is that in the next version, I've reworked the way certain data is stored in the DB and won a lot of memory.

To give you an idea, my own database (10 alts) went from 4.15 Mb down to 3.34 Mb. Transferring an alt now takes around 40kb instead of 80kb. So there will be a real improvement in the next release. And all that is without compressing data (will come later, I need further tests to ensure a flawless transfer, which was not the case in my earlier tests), so there is still room for improvement


Originally posted by khynnea
3. I also have the "issue" (which seems to be working as intended/designed like with opening mail) for the quest log headers. based on your explanation I understand why it's doing it but it'd be great for UX / user experience if it'd re-collapse it after reading it. [/b]
As answered to Meloric, this is now fixed.

.. and if you wonder about the date of the next release, I'll strive to do this next weekend, but it depends on whether or not I can reach the targets I've set for 3.1.002.
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Re: Raid IDs and a General Note

Originally posted by khynnea
Oh a general note -- after discovering your wonderful addon (25+ alts actively played) I have of course fallen in love with it and convinced my guild and friends of how wonderful it is. Most of us being alt junkies, we're most all now avid users. So thanks for the insanely clever user design.
Glad you like it, suggestions are welcome in case you do have any, nothing is really set in stone

Originally posted by khynnea
The only repeated request I'm hearing from guildies is this one:

raid IDs -- not necessarily the numbers themselves if there's an issue recording those, but at least knowing what toon has been in what instance. if you're in dalaran and a 'lfm heroic naxx' or whatever comes up, it's nice to be able to check really quickly to see which toon has a free raid id this week. the weeks to bleed together. (VoA and OS might be better examples) and heroic dailies etc.
Raid ID's are there already, you can see them when mousing over an alt in the account summary. This is not the best place, but it's the best I could do due to time constraints back when I added them. That said, they will be moved soon to a more convenient place, but that's for 3.1.003 (or 004, priorities may always switch).
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Does not show Ebonweave cooldown... >.<
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I really like Altoholic, it replaced several addons I used to use, and I will continue to use it despite two shortcomings. However, I'd like to find out if we might be able to get two shortcomings "fixed." I realize that for most people these will probably be low priority, if they even view it as a bug as opposed to intended behavior, but I'd just like to point these out.

Whenever you earn any reputation while Altoholic is installed and active, all the reputation "folders" get expanded to reveal everything. Not just the Altoholic rep view, either, it happens to the base rep window as well. It's kind of annoying to have to recollapse the pre-NR reps several times each session if I'm working on my dailies for multiple factions.

Second, a very similar problem with the quest log, in that picking up any new quests (and it seemed to happen even if a party member picked up a quest) would expand all the quest nodes in the quest log, making it hard to find the quests you're actively working on.

I just noticed the second last night, but I rather thoroughly tested the first. With all addons but Altoholic disabled, the reputation would get expanded, with all addons but altoholic enabled, the reputation would stay as I last left it, so this isn't a different addon causing this, or even interaction with another addon.
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The way you describing your problems rings a bell in my efficiency checking department.
Ever heard about RepWatch and QuestHelper?
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