Black Market Tracker

This project is experimental.

This project is only experimental and may change drastically between now and when it comes out of experimental status. It may even be disapproved once that happens, worst-case.

Be forewarned before downloading anything from this project.

* This addon is now abandoned, due to problems with realm time differences (even on the same realm but different maps), which makes it impossible to reliably synchronize the auctions between players (which was the main feature of the addon). *

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  • Avatar of jack445 jack445 Jul 20, 2013 at 11:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @Marthisdil: Go

    There are several problems with this though. Addon messages (hidden ones, done through SendAddonMessage) cannot be sent using such channel. This means that those messages will have to be sent publicly and I can already imagine the amount of trolls on such channel (remember, channel is available for everyone having the addon in one faction) posting fake info about auctions by simply typing in the incorrect information into the chat. To avoid this, I'd have to develop some sort of message obfuscation or at least CRC or so, as currently messages aren't really encrypted or encoded in any way. Such channel would also require one channel number, which some people might not have available. Also, unlike guild/whisper etc. chats, channels are subject of much more restrictive spam throttling, which would ruin the addon communication in its current implementation (even though so far the amount of generated messages shouldn't exceed the spam threshold, I don't like this idea when thinking about further development).

    Last edited Jul 20, 2013 by jack445
  • Avatar of Marthisdil Marthisdil Jul 17, 2013 at 00:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Would seem to be a lot better to share the BMAH info with others who use the addon and not just guildies/friends....with the addon communication channel seems like it wouldn't be too difficult.

  • Avatar of pdrayton pdrayton Mar 18, 2013 at 01:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Good addon, but bugs out with CRZ. If I see the item on my server, then group w. someone from another server so I get CRZ'ed to their server, I still see the same BMAH items (as I should) but BMT throws an error on line 483 in BMT_PredictedTimeGetDefaults, since the BMT_TIME_LEFT[timeLeft] is ? not a number.

    Ideally the packet of data sharing within guild would also track server/realm local time, so you can convert all times to UTC or something for comparison.

    CRZ is overpowered for bidding on PvP servers, it would be great to be able to use BMT to also get more accurate timers in these cases.

  • Avatar of jack445 jack445 Dec 09, 2012 at 14:12 UTC - 0 likes

    True, will fix this

  • Avatar of yoshimo yoshimo Dec 08, 2012 at 21:04 UTC - 0 likes

    If you run this addon on a toon that isn't in a guild you cause "you are not in a guild" messages being printed to the chatframe. You shouldn't use the addon channels for party, raid, guild, officer, bg if you don't have them available ;)

  • Avatar of jack445 jack445 Nov 21, 2012 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    If your guild is trying to get some raid heroic-quality item you want to know as much about the item as possible, such as the predicted time left (which will be narrowed with more searches such as sync ones). It's also good for those who are lazy and want to be up to date with what currently is up on the BMAH without having to move there. Once I add the configuation menu to the addon there will be an option to disable sync (completly, or to only send or only accept the items).

  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog Nov 21, 2012 at 09:21 UTC - 0 likes

    isn't sharing BMAH info counter-productive? guildy or not, the less that know the better

  • Avatar of jack445 jack445 Nov 10, 2012 at 14:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks, I'll take a look at it. Soon I'll have much more time to work on this addon ^^

  • Avatar of Znuff Znuff Nov 08, 2012 at 18:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Check the @debug@ and @end-debug@ packager tags so you don't keep forgetting debug turned on in code publishes :)

  • Avatar of jack445 jack445 Nov 06, 2012 at 22:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Yep, the past items aren't viewable yet, will have to add a tab or so for it, I'm also aware of the items not being linkable. Additionally to that, there are still some issues with syncing the items between people and quite a few features to be added. Thanks for your comment though :) Also, whoever gets absolutely any LUA error from this addon, please let me know when this happened as well as copy that error message, this will be very helpful for me.

    EDIT: Items can be now shift-clicked into the chat, or ctrl-clicked to be viewed on your character

    Last edited Nov 06, 2012 by jack445


Date created
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