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LibTourist is a library that provides information about zones, instances, transports and more.

For zones, instances, complexes (like Caverns of Time), arenas and battlegrounds, LibTourist can provide level range, faction, location and connections with other zones, as well as instance group sizes, instance entrance portal coordinates, battle pet level ranges and required fishing skills, if applicable.

Color-coding for level ranges and zone names is available.

Relationships between zones can be provided, i.e. which instances are located in a specific complex, and in which zone resides the complex, vice versa.

The library contains information about all known cross-zone transports: zeppelins, boats, portals etcetera. It can also be used for distance calculations between coordinates.

An extensive API allows the addon developer to query LibTourist in many ways.

LibTourist supports localization.

See the API Reference page for detailed information.


A few notes about the fishing skills in LibTourist:

- All fishing skills are now set to the skill required to fish 100% junk-free. If your skill, including the effect of lures and other enhancements, is below that, you will catch a certain percentage of junk, which can be up to 100%.

- These values are valid for open water, because fishing pools requires skill 1 since WoW patch 3.3.0, regardless of the zone they're in.

- If multiple values apply for a zone, generally the lowest is used. For example, for Northern Stranglethorn a higher skill is required to fish the South Seas (300) compared to other waters (150), so it's value in LibTourist is set to 150.

- Zones that have a fishing skill of 1, allow fishing in lava or acid only. Don't expect to catch anything useful here, except for an incidental Elemental Fire from lava.

- Zones without a fishing skill should contain no fishable water.

- Fishing in Draenor works differently. Depending on your skill you will catch Small, 'normal' or Enormous fish. For all Draenor zones the fishing skill is set to 950, which is the skill required to catch nothing but Enormous Fish.


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  • Avatar of next96 next96 Sep 04, 2012 at 10:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @Odica: Go

    thank you

  • Avatar of Odica Odica Sep 02, 2012 at 21:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @next96: Go

    Try r146.

  • Avatar of next96 next96 Sep 02, 2012 at 09:49 UTC - 0 likes

    4x LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90145.lua:2113: table index is nil LibTourist-3.0\LibTourist-3.0-90145.lua:2113: in main chunk

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    Please help me

  • Avatar of Odica Odica Aug 30, 2012 at 08:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @ iceeagle: You have PM...

    @ Ackis: GetMapNameByID can not be used as an alternative for all names in LibBabble-Zone, so it's not that magical. Babble-Zone contains a lot of translations for zones/areas that have no mapID, 28 of these are used in LibTourist.

  • Avatar of iceeagle iceeagle Aug 30, 2012 at 07:07 UTC - 1 like

    @Odica: I finished updating my addons and still have some free time. If you can delegate some tasks so I can help you update this for MOP let me know in a PM.

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Aug 29, 2012 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    From LibBabble-Zone: Consider using the GetMapNameByID API instead of Babble-Zone, it'll work magically! Babble-Zone will be faded out in the future.


  • Avatar of Odica Odica Aug 08, 2012 at 09:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @burny_dd: Go

    Maybe I could, but I think it's a lot of work. At the moment compatibility with MoP has priority. I'd like you to create an 'Enhancement' ticket so I can take a look at it after the MoP upgrade is completed and tested.

  • Avatar of burny_dd burny_dd Aug 08, 2012 at 09:07 UTC - 0 likes

    For an addon I'm working on I need the information of all adjacent zones. IterateBorderZones(zone, zonesOnly) is based on paths which can be traversed 'on foot' and leaves out neighboring zones that can be reached on a flying mount. Any chance you could extend the library to provide that information?

    The first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club.

  • Avatar of Odica Odica Mar 17, 2012 at 14:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @ABCdario007: Go

    LibTourist uses LibBabble-Zone for localization.

  • Avatar of ABCdario007 ABCdario007 Mar 17, 2012 at 08:59 UTC - 0 likes

    do you plan any localization? if so, i would be redy to help with spanish ES/es



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