Altoholic

Altoholic

Client Version: 4.3.4


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Altoholic is an Ace 3 addon written for people who dedicate most of their time to leveling alts, and who want to have as much information as possible in one addon. The main feature of the addon is the search functionality which allows users to search their alts’ bags or loot tables in an Auction-House-like frame (see screenshots). All this with multiple-realms/accounts support.

Features:

Account-wide data summary:
Characters’ talents: Full talent trees & glyphs are supported for both specializations.

  • Money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account.
  • Bag usage: see at a glance which characters should get bigger bags (bag size, free slots and types included)
  • Characters’ skills: skill summary on one screen, namely the 2 main professions + the 3 secondary skills as well as riding. I may add more if there’s demand.
  • Reputations: a list of all the reputations of the current realm’s characters. You can see at a glance if all your alts are at least honored with Honor Hold if you want to get the new 2.4 blue PVP set.


View containers (bags, bank, keyring) of all alts, on all realms.
Guild banks : You have 10 alts in 10 different guilds on the same server, all of them with access to a guild bank ? Not a problem, you can see them all here.

E-mail: allows you to see which alts have mail without having to reconnect them. The addon will tell you when mail is about to expire on a character. Threshold configurable (up to 15 days). Multiple realm support as well. Mails sent to a known alt (one you’ve logged on at least once) will be visible in the addon without having to reconnect it.

Equipment: See the equipment of the current realm’s alts in one screen. Very useful when purchasing stuff for your alts at the AH. Multiple realms supported. Right-clicking any equipment piece will allow you to find an upgrade, this feature is similar to the official wow armory feature, and is quite performant, even though it doesn’t match the accuracy of the official one.

Search: the most important feature of the addon, it uses an AH-like frame to display search results. You can either search bags on the current realm, on all realms, or a loot table.
The loot table is a table based on AtlasLoot, but which contains only item id’s, and therefore keeps memory usage minimal.

The Search menu allows you to find items based on their name (even partial), level, type or rarity, almost like at the AH. It is also possible to search known recipes.

Quest Log: See the quest logs of all your alts, as well as an indication of which alts are on a specific quest. Clicking on a quest link in the chat log will tell you which alts are on that quest.

Suggestions: Currently, only profession leveling suggestions are available when mousing over your current level in a specific profession. Suggestions are based on the leveling guides posted on the official US forums (credit goes to their respective authors). The addon also suggests you where to quest/grind xp depending on your character level.

Auction house: You can see which auctions/bids you’ve placed with an alt without being logged in or being at the AH.

Professions: You can browse all known recipes in a thotbot like frame (see screenshot).

Mounts & Pets of all your alts.

Guild Members: a list of your connected guildmates, along with their alts (if they’re using Altoholic too), and their average item level. Clicking their AiL will also allow you to “remotely” inspect their equipment.

Guild Skills: a list of altoholic users in your guild, along with their alts and direct profession links. All professions are available in one click.

Guild Bank tabs: a list of altoholic users and the time at which they last visited the guild bank. If you haven’t visited the guild bank for a few days, you can remotely update your local data without going to a capital city.

FAQ
Does the addon support multiple accounts ?

  • As of 3.0.006, the answer to this question is finally YES ! Refer to readme.txt for additional information.


I want to organize my bags differently, can I do it ?

  • No, I don’t intend to rework the “containers” frame. It’s clean, and its only purpose is to view the possessions of a character. The major feature of the addon remains the search feature. If you want to organize your bags, you’ll have to look elsewhere.


AltoholicWhen searching the loot table, some items do not seem to appear in the search results, why ?

  • After every major patch, the player’s item cache will be reset, which means that any item that has not been seen yet will not be listed. This is a restriction enforced by Blizzard, just like the items that cannot be seen in AtlasLoot. I intend to improve this in the future.


Should I get rid of AtlasLoot ?

  • No, certainly not. If anything, the search functionality of Altoholic would be complementary to AtlasLoot, but Altoholic does not intend to replace Atlas & AtlasLoot. I might add some kind of list per boss at some point, but it won’t match the quality of Atlas+AtlasLoot.


Do you support all the loots listed in AtlasLoot ?

  • Almost all of them. I’m on par with 5.03.02. Some quest items have been removed along the way.


Why are certain items listed more than once when I search loot tables ?

  • Simply because they can drop at more than one place, or because a specific boss drops a quest item that is related. Majordomo’s chest comes to my mind for the hunter & priest quests.


When inspecting other players, the source seems incorrect, why ?

  • The addon will look up the loot table and report the first drop location it finds. When inspecting another player, the only relevant info that you do not see in the tooltip is the itemID.

    The itemID is a unique identifier for the item, which means that it’s impossible to tell if the player got this item in the normal or the heroic mode of an instance (for example). 

    In addition to this, lua tables are stored in a totally random order in memory, which means that for the same item, the source could be displayed as the normal mode during one session, and the heroic mode during the next session.

    This is thus not a bug, and can’t be changed.


A recipe tooltip tells me that an alt could learn the recipe when he already knows it, why ?

  • In 3.0.007, I added a recipe database that tells me which craft can be made out of a given recipe. This will considerably reduce the possibility of being confronted to this problem. If a recipe is not found in the DB, the addon will try to identify the craft by parsing the tooltip, using the method described below.


Two possible reasons:

  • 1) You didn’t open the profession window for that character yet
  • 2) You opened the profession window for that character, but there was an active filter (like “have materials”, or a slot filter).
    • In both cases, the list of known recipes for that profession will be incomplete, you can check that in Recipes->Realm->Char->Profession


If you can see the recipe, then the problem is most likely this:

  • The addon tries to match recipe names and known crafts, but sometimes names do not match. This may especially be the case in non english versions (I’ve seen it in the French version).
    • example:
      • recipe name : “Schematic: Thorium Rifle”
      • craft name: “Engineering: Thorium Rifle”



If the bold part of these two names do not match exactly, then no match can be made. Working around this would imply keeping track of exceptions, which I do not intend to do, as this requires a lot of manual effort for little return.

If all this did not help explaining your problem, then there might be a bug to report 🙂