669 - Account-wide preferences

Since Pandaria made accounts go account-wide, would it be possible to set up a feature that applies GoGoMount settings to all/multiple characters? Currently I just copy my settings from one character to the rest in the files, which works out fine, but I need to do it every time I alter my settings if I want it to apply to all characters. It would be awesome if it could work for all of them.

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tiker May 30, 2013 at 15:34 UTC Changed status from Accepted to Started
tiker Jan 29, 2013 at 15:16 UTC Changed status from New to Accepted
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  • Avatar of tiker tiker Aug 09, 2016 at 13:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @Kanegasi: Go

    I'm working on rewriting a major portion of GoGoMount. One of the sections is around the GUI options to collapse the 4 different option windows into 1, add searching capabilities and account-wide options.

    I'm also designing a different way to store the information to make it cleaner.

    The current plan is to release something before the next major Warcraft patch (7.1) but it could be sooner or later, depending on time, testing, etc.

    Want to chat? You'll find me here if I'm online:
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  • Avatar of Kanegasi Kanegasi Aug 09, 2016 at 02:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Any update for this?

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Feb 07, 2014 at 04:46 UTC - 0 likes

    The standard way to handle this problem is with the AceDB library, which lets you store all addon settings within a "profile". The user then has the ability to use the same centralized profile for multiple characters, or use a separate profile for each toon as they desire.

    This is notably better than the "template copy" proposal tiker mentioned, because it allows users to have a truly centralized account-wide profile that all characters can use and update, without requiring copies back and forth every time you change a setting.

    Last edited Feb 07, 2014 by oscarucb
  • Avatar of zanitha zanitha Feb 02, 2014 at 00:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Adding to this. Only have a handful of mounts I actually want to use, on any character, and having the option to just chose Default for instance, and it'll all be same on the characters I do this on, would be a .. well if not a life saver, at least time saver.

  • Avatar of tiker tiker Jan 29, 2013 at 15:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, here's how I think it's going to be done.

    Setup preferences, excluded mounts, preferred mounts, etc.

    Press a button that says "Export to template".

    Log on next character.

    Press button that says "Import from template".

    Everything should be set.

    GoGoMount already contains code to remove mounts set as preferences which characters can't use such as engineering mounts without engineering skill.

  • Avatar of tiker tiker Jan 28, 2013 at 19:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Somewhat declined.

    Having preferences account wide for everyone won't be good for those who like separate groups of mounts for different characters like myself.

    I've been thinking of a way to add an option to copy settings from a character or some sort of option to create "template" set of settings which can be imported for each character but I haven't quite determined how I'm going to do it yet.

  • Avatar of yunohu yunohu Jan 28, 2013 at 02:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Thirded? :P

  • Avatar of tal2410 tal2410 Dec 25, 2012 at 11:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Seconded, would be very useful, especially global exclusion list (I never want to see a hawkstrider again ;'( )



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