I wanted to present to you a brand new AddOn that will totally simplify your needs in Enchantment, Tailoring, Engineering, Alchemy, ... or whatever profession you are interested in! Crafts is an AddOn made to offer to its users an easy way to know the crafts that the members of the guild can do. It is aimed to answer to at least these questions:
Who can make this item?
What are the needed reagents for this craft?
Is an offline player able to make the item I want?
When using Crafts, you auto-magically share all your professions to other players running the AddOn, and they do as well. You can then easily search within all this data and find your needs in a few seconds. The only required action on your side is to open from time to time your tradeskill windows (once very two weeks!). Opening them for crafting also triggers an update.
Now that you have a quick overview of the AddOn in mind, let's see more precisely what it can do:
Complete crafts auto-update, no need to ask for offline players data, it is automatically synced.
Auto purge of old data (tested with 3.3 patch).
Synchronization is supported through different locales (enUS<->frFR<->deDE for example).
No load time at login.
Small & very fast search.
No need to reload anything after a synchronization with another player.
A few less important functionnalities:
Crafts are filtered out. You will not see useless Crafts at level 80 in the list.
Simply change the main locale in which Crafts is used.
Choose the location of the tooltip detailing the crafts on the AddOn.
Intensive code documentation (for developers!).
At the moment, synchronization is limited to players running the AddOn in your guild. However, this behavior is subject to change if the need to synchronize your data with players outside the guild is asked by a large majority of users. Remember that you may still ask members of any other guild who knows how to make a particular item ;)
If you are interested in testing the AddOn, feel free to download it with your Curse Client v4 or find it @ WowInterface or WoWUI (see below).
Install Crafts with the Curse Client v4, or download it on:
If you're still having some questions after installing the AddOn, type
to get some... help! Below, you will find some information copied from there (in its current version).
How do I share my professions?
The AddOn must first gather your data before being able to send them to other players. To do this, simply open your different tradeskill windows and make sure your crafts appear in the main window. Starting from this point, everything is magic: your professions will be synchronized with your guild mates automatically.
When are professions synchronized?
Your data will be synchronized once every hour. Even if this amount of time seems huge, it has been chosen in order to avoid too much spam on the AddOn channels. Don't forget a lot of other AddOns need to send data as well. You will however permanently receive synchronization data from other players, and thus your AddOn will be up-to-date very quickly.
All of my crafts aren't synchronized?!
In order to avoid too long and huge synchronizations, only most wanted crafts are synced. Some of the most wanted crafts are manually chosen in the 'Favorites.lua' file by the community and are forced to synchronize; YOU may want to modify this file to add a craft. Feel free to do so, but please follow the recommendations at the top of the list.
It is not possible to share your crafts outside of the guild yet.
A message saying you are not guilded may appear from time to time when playing with an unguilded character and the AddOn activated. Disabling Crafts in that case is the preferred method. We're working on it.
There is no way to disable the AddOn in raid. However, there has been no reports of some performance or latency issues yet. If you think this is a problem or if you have any stability issues while raiding, please temporarly disable the AddOn and report the error on WowAce or Curse.