TrackQuestsUI

Complete all quest objectives and track only for a few minutes (new feature)

TrackQuestsUI (a.k.a. ShowQuestsItem) was made just to fix how Blizzard tracks quests. Luckily, we only had to fix one thing. After completing all objectives for a daily quest, we want to automatically track the daily quest for only 5 minutes, instead of letting Blizzard track it forever. Everything else Blizzard did with tracking quests in the MOP expansion finally works good now and does not need to be fixed.

-* * * We only need to fix daily quests. All other quests are shown by Blizzard like they always did * * *

INSTRUCTIONS:

The addon starts working when you turn ON Automatic Quest Tracking in the Blizzard interface options, objectives section. There is nothing else you need to configure in the addon.

Remember you start/stop tracking a quest anytime by using Shift Right click on the quest in the quest log.

Remember to remove any old versions of the TrackQuestsUI and ShowQuestItem addons.

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Why fix how Blizzard tracks daily quests?

-* * * Finish like 12 daily quests before having to run back to the npc,
and stop seeing those 12 every day on the screen forever just to turn them in * * *

Blizzard said to track quests for only 5 minutes after achieving an objective, but tracks them forever when completing all objectives and reporting back. For daily quests, tracking forever is useless because we do this everyday, so the addon will make sure reporting back to an npc is like any other objective to track for 5 minutes too. Finally frees up space to track many more daily quests before turning everything in to npcs. Finally keeps us from having to manually stop tracking the daily quest in the quest log if we need space for more daily quests to track.

Blizzard wanted us to,
- Automatically track quests with objectives forever as soon as you obtain them (good)
- Automatically track quests for only 5 minutes after achieving an objective (good)
- Automatically track all quests forever after completing all objectives and report back (good)
- Automatically track daily quests forever after completing all objectives and report back (bad)
- Automatically track quest when login later and remember if forever or 5 minutes (good)
- Shift Right click on a quest in the quest log to manually track quests anytime (good)
- Use just one interface option to track now instead of making us use two options (good)

All the addon changed was to,
- Automatically track daily quests for only 5 minutes after completing all objectives (new)

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Why not fix anything else that Blizzard tracks?

Because we do not have to anymore. Everything else Blizzard did with tracking quests after patch 5.0.4 in the MOP expansion finally works good now.

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OF NOTE:

  • This addon has nothing to do with tracking achievements and scenarios. As usual, just use blizzard's achievement window and scenerio finder.

SLASH COMMANDS:

/tqui

INSTALLATION:

  • In Windows XP, extract the ZIP file, to your World of Warcraft interface addons directory, which might look like,
    ...\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\TrackQuestsUI
  • Quest objectives in the blizzard interface options is affected.
  • Open blizzard interface options and turn on the automatic quest tracking option manually.

UNINSTALL:

  • Remove the game folder, .\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\TrackQuestsUI
  • Remove the game folder, .\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\ShowQuestItem
  • Remove variable file, .\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\%youraccount%\SavedVariables\TrackQuestsUI.lua
  • Open blizzard interface options and check the automatic quest tracking option manually.

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Why one bug can never be fixed?

- Because of Blizzard some characters might stop tracking a quest when login later. It is a timer in AddQuestWatch() and hidden on the Blizzard server. This addon can never fix it and never see status of the timer. I personally had this problem since 2011. Blizzard fixed it but I have the same problem again in the expansion now. E.g. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2973389964

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Change log:

(see "changes" section in website)

Facts

Date created
May 13, 2009
Category
Last update
Sep 29, 2012
Development stage
Release
Language
  • enUS
License
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Curse link
TrackQuestsUI
Downloads
7,184
Recent files
  • R: 5.0.5b for 5.0.5 Sep 29, 2012
  • R: 5.0.5 for 5.0.5 Sep 25, 2012
  • R: 5.0.4 for 5.0.4 Sep 24, 2012
  • R: 4.3.4 for 4.3.4 Sep 23, 2012
  • R: 4.3.0 for 4.3 Jan 14, 2012

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