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    Telaran FalledAngel's Avatar
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    Angry Some thinking about API functionality

    Hi devs!

    Tell me pls how possible to develop a good addons without right and full data about items, minions, adventures, etc.?

    1. invalid data about cost of minion adventures, for example: premium 4h adventures cost 250 aventurines or 117 credits, but via API I got 250/130, why? New introduced adventures runned only with credits and having cost 45 and 135 for 5/15 and 8h respectively, but via API they cost 0 credits!
    2. no data about attractor, chain, event, "credit" and other types of minion adventures
    3. no data about shuffle cost of minion adventures
    4. no data about requirements of minion adventures like reqired some specific minion or stats or level
    5. no data about attractor of minions
    6. no data about orbs, runes, enchants on items, so no way to split stats and no way to get quality of orbs, runes etc.
    7. no data about sigil, inserted essences, rune
    8. no data about item upgrade pathes and reqired resources
    9. too weak event system: no event for FULL load of game, when all data about character, environment, items, minions etc. is available, similarly no event for additional loading, for ex. when switching between shards, or changing zone via teleporting etc., in this time we got empty data about character, targets, minions etc. Just introduce system flag indicates loading operations or something like this, when some data about character can be unavailable or wrong
    10. no way to perform simple operations like runebreak, salvage etc. with consuming a hardware event to function, currently we can only destroy
    11. no data about loot in loot bag and no commands to give loot item to other character when master looter is turned on and no events about selected action "need", "greed", "pass" and no commands to perform this action
    12. no data about direction of view of character and other units
    13. no access to soul trees, so no possibility to gain build and available abilities and for example in-game share build to other peoples or correct determine available list of raid buffs or combat-res
    14. no access to planar attunements
    15. no data about soulwalk cooldown
    16. no data about artifacts like available sets

    And this is just the first thing that comes to mind.

    Please start thinking about the players and addon developers!
    Last edited by FalledAngel; 02-11-2016 at 01:20 AM.

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    1. a) Patron discount b) Too new

    Sounds like the API could use some love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forbiddenlake View Post
    1. a) Patron discount b) Too new

    Sounds like the API could use some love.
    The entire addon system needs a lot of work, and unfortunately that is unlikely to happen any time soon. The one developer that built the addon system hasn't really worked on it very much for close to 1.5 years now due to him being the main person working on improving the rendering engine. So I doubt there will be much updated to the addon api any time soon.

    Heck, even stuff that used to work isn't working correctly now.

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    +1 for this, I don't have any experience with AddOn development, but I see the impacts of the limits within the AddOns I use. It would be nice if you provide those hardworking people with the right tools and data, so they can create more awesome stuff for the community (and maybe eben provide you with creative ideas for future improvements/new in game features).
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    So, one more year has passed, and what we have: nothing Nothing changed.

    Oh no, my mistake, new functionality was added: fragments, legendary abilities, etc.
    But again, functionality without thinking about API:
    17. no access to ability version, currently we have only one ability that merge normal and legendary version into one, but we can't understand what version is available
    18. we still can't access to soul tree to get current build, we can't get data about passive abilities to manually calculate build, we can't get info about masteries and legendaries or info about available points to spend in souls, masteries or legendaries
    19. we can access to equiped fragments but no to fragments inventory
    20. we can access to equiped wardrobe but no to available

    So no new API functionality or fixes during last year, perhaps you just disable API if you don't want to extend or maintain it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FalledAngel View Post
    19. we can access to equiped fragments but no to fragments inventory
    Perhaps you meant the other way

    Quote Originally Posted by tynaut View Post
    - Inspect.Item.List, now includes the fragment inventory (You can use "f" for just the fragment inventory)
    Code:
    local fragments = Inspect.Item.List("sf")
    Last edited by ScannaIT; 02-28-2017 at 06:21 AM.

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