before going on with reading, you should know that I'm a noob ;)
I want to know, how I can create permanent way points, which can be used on every character/account I play!
I got a power level guide for WoW(Joanas) and I hate Alt+Tab'ing to desktop all the time, so i want to create waypoints ingame, which wont be deleted after I reach my destination, just disappear.
It would be hard work to create the waypoints each time i play a new character^^
So please, if anyone knows about this TELL ME :>
[Rate my english(1-10), I'm german:P]
a menu where i can select which waypoints to hide/show would be greeeaaat, is there any? :/
I mapped out all the quests in the Outlands in Excel and then put them as notes. I would download Cartographer_Quicknotes from www.wowace.com/files to help with these steps. It's not critical, but I found it helped with keeping things orderly.
OK...here is what I did...
I wrote down all the xx,yy coordinates for the OBJECTIVES of my quests. I didn't bother with the quest giver as other addons help manage this and I didn't want to clutter up my maps.
I wrote the format as follows:
For title, I put the Quest Name at the front. For quest chains, I put a (a1),(a2),(a3) at the end to signify how far in the chain the quest is. For example:
60,41 A Head Full of Ivory
65,47 Clefthoof Mastery (a1)
51,30 Clefthoof Mastery (a2)
68,39 Windroc Mastery (b1)
50,60 Windroc Mastery (b2)
This allowed me to see which is a chain and which is not a chain. This next part is pretty important. NEXT-- I used the following slash commands (from Cartographer_Quicknotes) to create map notes.
/pnote = purple
/rnote = red
/gnote = green
/ynote = yellow
I then went and marked all my ACTIVE quests with purple notes:
/pnote 65,47 Clefthoof Mastery (a1)
/pnote 60,41 A Head Full of Ivory
/pnote 68,39 Windroc Mastery (b1)
And all the quest I didn't have yet with green notes:
/gnote 51,30 Clefthoof Mastery (a2)
/gnote 50,60 Windroc Mastery (b2)
When you have six or seven notes on your screen, this color distinction is pretty meaningless. BUT--If you have ALL the quests in a zone mapped out, it getting pretty hard to tell which ones are currently active. That's when the color coding comes in REALLY handy. It does require that you be very dilligent about changing color status when you complete a quest (I turn mine red) and when you accept a quest (manually turning it from green to purple).
What's really handy about this method is that you see quest GROUPINGs. In other words, you look for bunches of purples together. If you see 1 purple and a bunch of greens around it, then wait for that area to turn mostly purple before going to it. This allows you to maximize your time by going to areas that have the most quest objectives for you.
OK...so how do waypoints fit in? Well--once you have this stuff mapped out, you just right-click on the NOTE you want to travel to and a waypoint is created. If there are a series of waypoints (go here then here then here), just keep adding them to the queue. My advice is to start with the one you want to go to LAST as the first one you right-click and the FIRST one you want to go to as the FIRST one you right-click. This is because, by default, new waypoints are always put at the front of the queue.
ALSO-- There is a new addon called Cartographer_Quest Objectives that marks where you complete objectives and puts them on your map. The cool thing here is that it remembers across alts and can be shared with guildies and party members. Even though your first run at these may not have the objectives mapped, I suggest recording them out for posterity.
Not sure what other information to provide. I last updated less than a day ago. I've been having irregular (but reliably so) disconnects which are a pain in the arse - couldn't be causing the problems, could they?