TomCat’s AddOn Suite (formerly TomCat’s Tours)

TomCat’s AddOn Suite (formerly TomCat’s Tours)

Client Version: 2.5.1


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I have been developing TomCat’s AddOns but with very little financial support.  I develop these addons full-time.  Please help keep a roof over my head so I can continue to make the game a little better for you.  Contributions can be made via the Patreon or Streamlabs links below.  Crowd funding and Code-a-Thon goals coming soon.  For more information, please see my open letter to the WoW community here.  Thank you!

 

Features for Classic / TBC:

  • Retail Feature Pack for Classic (work in progress)
  • World Map is able to be minimized
  • More modern aesthetic 

 

Features for Retail:

  • Map markers for all rare spawns from BfA through Shadowlands
  • Various holiday toolkits

 

 

Support links, including live support, are available at https://www.TomCatsTours.com

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March 2, 2021:

The Shadowlands Rares features are now available within TomCat’s Tours!  To enable them, click the black cat icon or type /tomcats in your in-game chat window.  You can then ‘Enable the Beta Features’ from there.   

 

Frequently asked questions:

Q: What does TomCat’s Tours provide?

A: Primarily, TomCat’s Tours marks the locations of rare creatures and what notable loot they drop (mounts, pets, toys).  There are also additional features that show up during some of the bigger WoW holidays, such as currently, Love is in the Air, and Lunar Festival.  For the rares, you can expect to find everything you need for any of special patch content released during BfA starting with Arathi Highlands on forward.  For Shadowlands, you will have to enable the beta features.  See the control panel by clicking the black cat icon on your minimap or by typing /tomcats in the in-game chat window.

 

Q: Why are there strobing minimap buttons on my map (and how do I stop them from strobing)?

A: The strobe effect will only occur occasionally when there is special information or an event taking place, such as when the Love is in the Air and Lunar Festival holidays were taking place and features were enabled especially for these holidays.  Clicking the icon once when this happens will stop the strobing for that event.

 

Q: I don’t care about ______ holiday.  How do I hide its minimap icon?

A: Whenever a holiday becomes active, its minimap button will become available.  If you want to hide the button until next year, you can do this in the TomCat’s Tours control panel.  Type /tomcats in your in-game chat window to access these settings or click the black cat icon on your minimap.

 

Q: How do I access the control panel?

A: type /tomcats in your in-game chat window, or click the black cat icon on your minimap.

 

Q: How do I use the chat commands (slash commands)?

A: Currently there is only one chat command as it is a shortcut to the addon configuration panel. Type /tomcats in the in-game chat window to get there, or you can go to the game menu, then to interface, click the addons tab, and TomCat’s Tours is listed on the left side.

 

 

Q: Why did you do _______ the way you did it instead of ________ ?!?!?!

A: There is a lot of thought that goes into my designs, but there has to be a balance when figuring out what can be provided in X amount of time.  If you see room for improvement, there’s a good chance that I also already see it.   Most meaningful feedback arrives within a day or two of an addon update.  I have to consider how several hundred thousand players may try to use the addons.  I might guess correctly for the vast majority of players, but I won’t understand every player unless I get feedback from those I didn’t guess correctly for.  Sometimes it’s just a matter of having to take a few shortcuts (i.e. using a minimap button instead of a nicer control panel, or using slash commands) so that everyone can at least accomplish what they want to with the addon.  That’s first.  Second is making it so everyone can accomplish what they want HOW they want to do it.  Please remember this when wanting to give feedback or asking for help with the addons.  

 

Q: If I still have questions, what do I do?

A: You can send me a direct message here on Curseforge, join my Discord server, or visit me when I’m streaming live on Twitch.  The main purpose of the live stream is to be able to provide help to players in a more interactive way where I can show you what’s on my screen, but I also play WoW live, discuss other topics, and even develop the addons live… so please do stop by!  All links can be found at:

https://www.tomcatstours.com

 

The remainder of this page is the original addon description as it has evolved since 2018 and some parts might not be up to date yet.  See the previous Q&A for the latest:

 

For help:

Support links, including live support, are available at https://www.TomCatsTours.com

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