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If you have Find Herbs or Find Ore switched on, this add-on displays a red arrow on the minimap. Follow it and it will lead you to herb/ore nodes. Potential node locations show as red gems on the minimap. They're transparent so that you can see actual nodes.

The arrow points in the direction of "net pull" exerted by the nodes. The longer you go without visiting a node, the stronger it pulls. Once you visit it, the pull drops back to zero and the arrow points somewhere else. This will eventually lead you everywhere, but it's a dynamically updating system, responding to where you go automatically. Closer nodes pull more strongly, so it favors nearby clusters of nodes. If you choose to ignore the arrow and go somewhere else, the arrow will adjust to your new location which means you're not on a fixed track.

This mechanism is more efficient than a fixed route that visits all nodes in order, and also allows easy cross-zone farming.

The add-on is configurable in the Interface menu under Add-ons / Bloodhound. It allows you to select whether the cross-zone feature is enabled Never, While Flying, or Always.  It lists the zones in the current continent and lets you select which zones to include for the cross-zone feature. If that's disabled, it ignores nodes outside the current zone. It also lists the herbs and ore available on the current continent and lets you select the one's you're interested it. Unchecked node types don't exert any pull or show any indicator on the mini-map.

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  • Avatar of herballemon herballemon Nov 21, 2010 at 08:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Does it works on Traditional Chinese Client?

  • Avatar of Antivyris Antivyris Jul 03, 2010 at 01:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Out of curiosity, is there way way to get the gems to appear while using SexyMap's hud? With bloodhound and that hud combined, there's almost no reason to ever get routes or gathermate again.

  • Avatar of Meeshii Meeshii Jun 22, 2010 at 05:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi. My interface is not showing the ability to select which ores I am interested in. It only lists the zones and then has drop down menus for the cross-zone farm options. Where is the ore and herb types listed? Thanks.

  • Avatar of alkobra alkobra Jun 06, 2010 at 12:44 UTC - 0 likes

    it's a Good Addon



Date created
May 06, 2010
Last update
Sep 27, 2012
Development stage
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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