So it's really dead ?
I think that is safe to say. Since they didn't add archaeology to Shadowlands, I guess we can definitely say this will not be rewritten.
Main page says:
ARCHY IS BEING COMPLETELY RE-WRITTEN
The old codebase was showing its age, so I'd been wanting to do this for awhile. With WoW 8.0, however, Blizzard forced my hand by completely replacing the map subsystem and API.
To reiterate: Archy is not dead; it's being worked on.
But after 2 and 1/2 years I believe it is DEAD!
Aww, it’s only been 2 years!
I just downloaded your add on and got this error just wanted to let you know
Date: 2019-12-04 19:26:52
Hi anntah, just wanted to let you know that this add on has not been updated, gue to the fact that it will require major rewrite, and I don’t think that is going to happen at this point. Disappointing to all of us. You might want to check out Minimal Archaeology and see if that will do what you’re looking for.
Archy had an indicator of how far you had moved from previous dig, showing Red/Yellow/Green to help you getthe correct distance.
What happens now, and I’m thinking this is the default. Though it may be the other add on. As you move in the direction shown, if you can’t judge the distance yourself, this makes it easy because it starts flashing over your head when you are in range. Give it a try, hopefully we will see Archy II.
To tell you the truth, it’s been so long since Archy worked that I don’t even remember what range display you’re talking about.
Yes, it’s been an adjustment, and while there were a lot of nice features in Archy, the profession is in no way majorly hampered by this add on no longer being maintained. Blizzard has made improvements, and the add on Minimal Archaeology adds some worthwhile features. I’m sorry for having to “promote” this in this forum, but don’t discount it.
Yeah and instead of doing the right thing and handing it over to someone who wants to actually continue development on it he's just gonna leave it for dead and ignore it like he has with all the rest of his projects.
While I am not happy that we have not seen a version to work with all the changes Blizzard has made to the maps and API’s, don’t dump on him like this. This isn’t a paid job, he wrote addons for a game he enjoyed. Let it go. If anything, write him nicely to see if there is anyway that you can help. Do you code, or know someone who does? Maybe make a suggestion instead of just tearing him down. He has a whole plateful of work to keep up with what he does for Curse.
I just wanted to say, that yes, while Archy did make it more tolerable, Blizzard did make some changes that makes it a little easier. I've been doing it again at least, using default interface and Minimal Archaeology, and it is possible. The biggest thing i miss is the tracking of the dig sites to point you in the direction of the closest one. I would just like to know one way or the other, do i go ahead and delete this addon, or do i keep hoping it will someday come up as having an update available in Twitch? (which i'm not fond of, miss curse client)
What are you talking about? It was last July when Torval announced the rewrite.
Calm down folks, I am really missing this addon, too. I am waiting anxiously, but i understand he's got more than 1 brand in the fire. I think it's just people getting frustrating because there has been NO info on how it's going, needing testers, etc.
Anyone know of a half decent replacement for this addon because quite honestly I'm tired of checking every week and seeing literally no update.