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Version: 3.0.2
by: amnith [More]
Fishbringer is a lightweight addon for helping out when leveling fishing. It shows helpful information regarding how much skill is needed for the particular zones with data gathered from WoWWiki's "Fishing skill requirements by zone". It shows how much skill you have and how many fish you are going to need (at most) to get the next skill point. The image to the right should be quite explanatory.

To toggle Fishbringer, either equip a fishing pole or type /fishbringer, /fb* or /fbr. To move Fishbringer, hold down <Alt> and drag it to where you want it.

*: If Fishing Buddy is loaded, /fb will be unavailable.

Please report any issues to me and I will try to fix them. If a zone is marked with 0 in skill and it is possible to fish there, please notify me. I have not been prioritizing localization of the addon... yet. Resultingly it will only work on English clients.
3.0.2
- Added Shadowmoon Valley to zones. Fishing skill required: 280 (375 gives 100% catch rate)
- Added slash /fb if Fishing Buddy is not loaded, and resultingly an OptionalDeps to Fishing Buddy.
- Added slash /fbr.
- Minor fixes, nothing worth giving any more thought to. :)

3.0.1
- Added Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole to known fishing poles.
- Removed the slash /fb for compatibility with Fishing Buddy.

3.0
- Initial release for Wrath of the Lich King; First public release \o/
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Old 05-12-09, 11:37 AM  
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Just to let you know, i have updated Fishbringer on Curse, as i don't have permission to upload files here i will just provide the link

http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-a...shbringer.aspx
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Old 03-23-09, 08:28 AM  
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Originally posted by Twidget
Hi,
Is there a way to increase the size of the text?
My eyesight isn't the best and it's a bit hard to see.

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Twidget
NVM...
I modified the lua file myself and up'ed all the font sizes by 2.
Now I can read it just fine.
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Old 03-20-09, 10:30 AM  
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Hi,
Is there a way to increase the size of the text?
My eyesight isn't the best and it's a bit hard to see.

Thanks,
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Old 02-23-09, 09:15 PM  
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I picked up this addon just before I put my nose to the grindstone and decided to level fishing and cooking. I've been very pleased with its minimalism and information density. It's quite elegant.

That said, there are two things I'd like to suggest, for your perusal:
  1. Make the frame "click-through" when it's locked. If you do that, I can actually move it to center screen and not worry about avoiding it.
  2. Add something like /fb goal # where you calculated the number of casts, per the cast level scale, you have left to make before fishing skill #. It may be depressing, but at least you'll be able to to see something like "600 casts to 350" and watch it count down.
Thanks again for this. I'm loving it .

EDIT: Well, I figured out how to do the clickthrough thing, but it in-elegant-izes the movement method you've set up now as without mouse interaction turned on, the enter/leave events don't fire meaning you have to have a lock toggle, as far as I can see.

Adding the goal thing would probably be fairly easy, but it would also disrupt the minimalism of the code. I might get to 450 before I care enough to make the change :|.
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Old 02-15-09, 10:52 AM  
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Originally posted by Scae
Grizzly Hills doesn't have any fish data. Says I need 0 skill and have a 100% catch rate
This should be fixed in the upcoming update. :-) Grizzly Hills requires 380 fishing, for the record.
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Old 02-14-09, 05:45 AM  
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Grizzly Hills doesn't have any fish data. Says I need 0 skill and have a 100% catch rate
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Old 02-13-09, 07:41 AM  
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Be that as it may, I've had the same. Leveling from 5 fishes, where Fishbringer said I needed 7 (~230 skill). I figured Fishbringer was off. However, after logging out and in again, I need 7 fishes. Seems like a Blizzard bug?

Edit: Actually, I need a varying amount of fish. Did they change that? It's 5 - 7, and not influenced by lure, at least, not that I can see.

Edit: I take it back, and I need to l2read. Missed the (at most) part.
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Old 01-22-09, 02:04 AM  
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Originally posted by Fonjask
There's quite a big bug in this.

My fishing is 286. With a +5 rod and a +100 lure this makes Fishbringer show this:

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286(+105)/375 fishing skill
9 fish needed at this level
This is not true, I only need 5 fish to level, I need 9 fish to level at level (286+105=) 391, but not at level 286!

Love your addon though ^^,

s, Fonjask
The formula for number of fish needed to skill is:
Code:
math.ceil((skill - 75)/25)
where skill > 75 or 1 otherwise.

For 286 we have:
Code:
math.ceil((286 - 75)/25) = math.ceil(211/25) = math.ceil(8.44) = 9
For 391 we have:
Code:
math.ceil((391 - 75)/25) = math.ceil(316/25) = math.ceil(12.64) = 13
Thus the addon is correct, as far as Blizzard has not made fishing easier to skill up.
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Old 01-16-09, 10:07 AM  
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There's quite a big bug in this.

My fishing is 286. With a +5 rod and a +100 lure this makes Fishbringer show this:

Code:
286(+105)/375 fishing skill
9 fish needed at this level
This is not true, I only need 5 fish to level, I need 9 fish to level at level (286+105=) 391, but not at level 286!

Love your addon though ^^,

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Old 12-29-08, 04:00 PM  
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Re: Addition to EnSabahNur's German Translation

Originally posted by Bl4ckSh33p
The "Fishing" skill must be translated, too. The German word is "Angeln".

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if(skillName == "Angeln") then
Thank you! Keep the translations coming!
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Old 12-27-08, 04:29 PM  
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Addition to EnSabahNur's German Translation

The "Fishing" skill must be translated, too. The German word is "Angeln".

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if(skillName == "Angeln") then
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Old 12-25-08, 05:55 AM  
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Originally posted by Phanx
Yes, unless FishingBuddy's folder name isn't "FishingBuddy" (I don't use it), in which case you'd simply need to change "FishingBuddy" to whatever it's folder and TOC are named. GetAddOnInfo does not depend on an addon being loaded or even enabled. It isn't checking for any global object created by the addon; it's checking for the same information WoW checks for to display the addon list at the character screen.
Alright, thanks for the clarification! I'll remove the OptionalDeps the next patch, but I don't think that patch will be here before 2009 though.
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Old 12-24-08, 03:27 PM  
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Originally posted by amnith
Are you sure? My tests showed that Fishbringer was loaded before Fishing Buddy, and thus the check seemed to return false all the time (since the code is run when Fishbringer is loaded).
Yes, unless FishingBuddy's folder name isn't "FishingBuddy" (I don't use it), in which case you'd simply need to change "FishingBuddy" to whatever it's folder and TOC are named. GetAddOnInfo does not depend on an addon being loaded or even enabled. It isn't checking for any global object created by the addon; it's checking for the same information WoW checks for to display the addon list at the character screen.
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Old 12-24-08, 02:22 AM  
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Originally posted by Phanx
You don't need the OptDep; select(4, GetAddOnInfo("FishingBuddy")) will tell you whether FishingBuddy is installed and enabled at the character screen regardless of whether or not it's actually been loaded yet.
Are you sure? My tests showed that Fishbringer was loaded before Fishing Buddy, and thus the check seemed to return false all the time (since the code is run when Fishbringer is loaded).
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Old 12-24-08, 12:11 AM  
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Originally posted by amnith
I'll look into it using one of the suggestions written below (particularly I'm intrigued by the one checking if Fishing Buddy is loaded). Don't expect an update before this weekend though.
You don't need the OptDep; select(4, GetAddOnInfo("FishingBuddy")) will tell you whether FishingBuddy is installed and enabled at the character screen regardless of whether or not it's actually been loaded yet.

Also, I see now the name is an Ashbringer reference... I originally thought it was a Wishbringer reference.
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