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Bloodhound2 Minimap View

IMPORTANT NOTE: The latest updates (2.0.3 and 2.0.4) changed some of the settings. Not everyone will encounter errors, however if you do, please exit the game and delete the "bloodhound2.lua" and "bloodhound2.lua.bak" files from the SavedVariables folder and reinstall the addon. If you still encounter the error after doing this please file a ticket on the wowace site. Additionally versions prior to 2.1.0 (r17) will not work properly in Pandaria after the release of patch 5.4 because of additions of new zones.

This is a continuation of Osmium's original Bloodhound (his last version can be found: I decided to take over the project (with his permission) because I hated how clunky the other gathering addons were and I wanted something that was lightweight but also found the best route for me. Bloodhound was perfect, but by the time I got around to using it, the Author stopped updating it. If you have any concerns/bugs/feature requests for this addon, please file a ticket on the WowAce portal.

Bloodhound/Bloodhound2 Description: If you have Find Herbs or Find Ore switched on, this add-on displays a red arrow on the minimap. Follow it and it will lead you to herb/ore nodes. Potential node locations show as red gems on the minimap. They're transparent so that you can see actual nodes.

The arrow points in the direction of "net pull" exerted by the nodes. The longer you go without visiting a node, the stronger it pulls. Once you visit it, the pull drops back to zero and the arrow points somewhere else. This will eventually lead you everywhere, but it's a dynamically updating system, responding to where you go automatically. Closer nodes pull more strongly, so it favors nearby clusters of nodes. If you choose to ignore the arrow and go somewhere else, the arrow will adjust to your new location which means you're not on a fixed track.

This mechanism is more efficient than a fixed route that visits all nodes in order, and also allows easy cross-zone farming.

The add-on is configurable in the Interface menu under Add-ons / Bloodhound2. It allows you to select whether the cross-zone feature is enabled Never, While Flying, or Always. It lists the zones in the current continent and lets you select which zones to include for the cross-zone feature. If that's disabled, it ignores nodes outside the current zone. It also lists the herbs and ore available on the current continent and lets you select the one's you're interested it. Unchecked node types don't exert any pull or show any indicator on the mini-map.

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  • Avatar of tartarusspawn tartarusspawn Nov 03, 2014 at 17:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @only1yzerman: Go

    Glad to here you will be updating this for warlords. this addon is by far better than using routes. and i just sat down and figured out how to get farmhud to work with it...

  • Avatar of Meriadin Meriadin Oct 27, 2014 at 08:58 UTC - 0 likes

    That works just fine for me :)

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  • Avatar of Meriadin Meriadin Oct 27, 2014 at 08:57 UTC - 0 likes

    This is for you who feel like changing the code:

    In file Bloodhound2.lua:

    change line 81 to: if isInInstance == nil or isInInstance == true then

    and line 337 to: if (active == true) then

    Hope you like this post ;)

    [email protected]

  • Avatar of ballewd ballewd Oct 26, 2014 at 10:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @only1yzerman: Go

    only1yzerman, would it help if someone paid for a subscription for you? Say a 6 month subscription? If so, I would be willing to do so to.

  • Avatar of only1yzerman only1yzerman Oct 26, 2014 at 10:36 UTC - 1 like

    I am sorry, my WoW subscription ran out, I should be able to get the addon back up and running depending on the work involved using a trial account. I probably won't be activating my account again until the launch of Warlords, but I will do what I can to make sure it works before than. I should have something to release later today.

  • Avatar of retnuo retnuo Oct 26, 2014 at 04:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Only1yzerman, can I offer some assistance in getting this addon back in shape and updated for use in 6.0.2?

  • Avatar of liur liur May 14, 2014 at 06:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Sairled: Go

    I have the exact same problem on my DK... the addon works perfectly on my herbalist but on my DK that is a miner it won't work... i tried A LOT of things already

  • Avatar of Sairled Sairled Mar 19, 2014 at 11:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I am having problems with this it works fine on 3 chars. but on my druid it does not work at all can anyone help me with this



Date created
May 08, 2013
Last update
Oct 10, 2013
Development stage
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Recent files
  • A: r21 for 5.4.0 Oct 10, 2013
  • A: r20 for 5.4.0 Oct 09, 2013
  • A: r19 for 5.4.0 Sep 18, 2013
  • R: 2.1.0 for 5.4.0 Sep 10, 2013
  • B: r17 for 5.4.0 Sep 09, 2013