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GatherNow - Gathering Level Helper

GatherNow aims to be a lightweight gathering profession assistant. Its soul purpose in existence is to provide a small visual queue for what resource to gather and where to gather it best.

The helper was designed from the point of view of a high level character skilling up a gathering profession. It is intended to provided the fastest possible route to max level as possible.

More details below:


  • Supports Mining, Herbalism and now Skinning!!! (Thanks Dridzt)
  • Interface provides a small icon for the resource(s)you should be gathering and the location(s) they can be found
  • Mousing over the resource will tell you it's name and suggested zone for farming it. The suggested zone may change as you skill up, alternate zones included for some but not all resources.
  • Display level as you skill up
  • Remind you to train when available with a chat message and a sound
  • Uses some ACE3 Framework
  • When possible the recommended zone is based upon your current location. (This is mainly used in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms)
  • Setting your tracking on the mini-map will enable the mod to track your resource.
  • Clicking one of the GatherNow tracking buttons will enable tracking of that resource on the mini map.

IMPORTANT Things to note:

  • Suggestions are based upon information gathered on Wowhead
  • Rare resources are not required to level therefore currently do not exist in the helper
  • You may come across ore or herbs that are not suggested to gather in order to level. This does not mean you shouldn't gather it. The suggestions are based solely on getting to max skill as soon as possible.

In Planning but might take some time to happen:

  • More adjusting and clarification of the frame. Current resourece icons are too close together on the window.
  • Way Point to next zone, map overly of where to find the resource in a zone
  • Gathered material values, scan all gathering prof mats in the AH and give list of prices and suggested farming for profit

Things this add-on won't do:

  • Track nodes or routes - there are already several great add ons available for doing this and I do not wish to reinvent the wheel in that aspect.

Known Issues:

  • Currently modes must be toggled by using the buttons on the gui. Tracking interaction hopefully will work in the future
  • Does not remember your tracking on reload of UI (this includes login), therefore you currently have to select the toggle for what you are farming

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  • Avatar of Valdarix Valdarix Oct 24, 2012 at 17:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @tedebearnc: Go

    Will fix the dual window issue.

    Also commands and configurations coming in the new version I am working on. This release was just to get current with the game version.

  • Avatar of tedebearnc tedebearnc Oct 21, 2012 at 04:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I have two windows that show for this addon. One looks like the window in the screenshot, the other has the parchment background with a Blizzard style title bar but it doesn't do anything but say "I work" in chat when you click on the buttons. Is it supposed to do something and if not, how can I get rid of it? It's on the top 'layer' so it can't be placed behind anything.

    Also, it'd be nice to at least have /command to hide the window when not in use.

    Last edited Oct 21, 2012 by tedebearnc
  • Avatar of Valdarix Valdarix Mar 01, 2012 at 20:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @cyberyahoo: Go

    I'm sorry I don't understand your question(s).

  • Avatar of cyberyahoo cyberyahoo Feb 29, 2012 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Add something different addon do I need?

  • Avatar of cyberyahoo cyberyahoo Feb 29, 2012 at 18:12 UTC - 0 likes

    welcome to gathernow open anything that should not trace what's going on?



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