The mechanics and layout of AtlasLoot are much cleaner and easier to navigate. The dataset involved is such that moving to and fro easily is a requirement. It's not JUST about the instance you're in, it's about the data. If there are folks that like the status quo a handy checkbox could accomodate everyone. That's just how *I* use it hence the suggestion.
Not apples to apples, for certain, but I don't have the energy to make perfect shots right this second. Sorry.
One of the other reasons I prefer the Atlas(Loot) display is that it's a different scale than my "maps". When I look at my world map it's my world map 90% scale is great. When I look at an instance map I'm typically IN said instance and have to pay attention to my surroundings. My Atlas(Loot) window is less than 1/2 the size of my normal world map display.
The world turns, I've adapted from the MetaMap behavior (that did what I mentioned above) to just clicking my LocationFu in the appropriate manner to open the map or AtlasLoot depending on need.
Hope this is the right place to reply:
I figured it'd be nice to add PvP items and all those things (maybe even questrewards) to Cartographer. After some digging I found out that actually the loot is defined in PeriodicTable3. Say I wanted to add tables which list "generic loot" (Rep/PvP), and link them to places, how would I do that?
Well Cartographer_InstanceLoot works in the way that it takes the BossNotes, looks for the PeriodicTable of that bosses' loot, and then makes a special Ctrl-click tooltip from that, right?
So basically all we'd need is a new PT table (or a separate mod, but then I'd say we move InstanceLoot out of PT, too, in a PeriodicLoot thingy or something), which lists the loots of say Doom Lord Khazzak, or "Alliance Honor Rewards" or "Shaman Arena Sets". And then I could add some notes for that to the maps, and to InstanceLoot, and it'd link them (for all I understand).
To explain, Atlasloot works better, but Atlas as a whole misses such a plethora of features I need, compared to Cartographer (which is a proper MetaMap replacement, although Metamap's instanceloot was better :P ), that switching there ain't an option.
So I figured, might as well try enhance the InstanceLoot of Cartographer :)
Sorry for bumping an old topic but thought it best to add my interest for an enhanced version of InstanceLoot as opposed to opening a new Topic and repeating all that was said in here.
Has there been any further development in Cat InstanceLoot? Compared between the two, I would love to see Reputation, PVP items and so on added. Just overall AtlasLoot seems to do alot of the things I wont, I jst don't want the memory hogging associated :).