Perhaps it should be thought of as an event broadcast. With a publish/subscribe pattern applied to it. For example, if someone who is running this yet-to-be-written mod, opens a book (or placeholder equivalent), the mod would toss it out a common channel between all individuals running this mod. If you run the mod, you subscribe to the event channel. The data it would publish would incorporate the book name/location and a date/time stamp associated with the event of opening the book.
Based on that event, it could be predicted within a reasonable timeframe, when the book would respawn. Since it is a random spawn time within a well defined range (say 3.5 hours +/- .5 hour) a cooldown bar could be used to visualize the countdown.
If the events were logged, offline analysis could be done to see if the spawn times could be better predicted and thus the mod could be dialed in better to the events.
I'm just throwing ideas on the wall to see if they would help some clever coder solve the problem.
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Jan 19, 2009I would appreciate some enterprising coder to take up the challenge of writing a mod that would track the book spawning times for the Higher Learning achievement. This would involve the following:Posted in: Addon Ideas
- Mod should broadcast spawn times and book titles to others players that are using the mod via a data exchange channel.
- Mod should create entries that could update a guild calendaring utility.
- Mod should be able to throw timer bars and scrolling text detailing upcoming spawns and alerting when achievement books show up as opposed to placeholder items.
I've done searches but can't find anything like this. Have I missed one?
Apr 9, 2008Are there any plans for an Export/Import capability so folks can share their "World's Best Bar Layouts" with others? For example, if some very smart and clever individual makes up the perfect set of Mage bars that do all things wonderful for a mage, would they they be able to gift the rest of the community with their configuration? Say by attaching them to a forum message or download a "library" of layouts via an ACE updater utility?Posted in: General AddOns
Actually, I'm just lazy and want someone else to do the hard work and just leech off their efforts. That's why I want to snag their "really cool bars" to see if I like them.
What say ye?
Aug 14, 2007Is anyone aware of a online/offline mod that will search through your character's inventory and suggest what equipment they should use based on specific preferences? I have a lot of equipment in my bags and bank and sometimes wonder if I'm using the right combination of stuff.Posted in: Addon Ideas
For example, a mage wants to maximize +damage and +spell critical strike stats. The mod would let you select these "goals" and then calculate what items in your inventory would give you the best combination to make that happen.
This could also extend to enchantment planning where the equipment could be suggested by the mod along with best choice enchantments that can be applied.
This suggested equipment loadouts could then be saved in "sets" that could be used by ClosetGnome or Outfitter for swapping.
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