GnomeWorks TradeSkill Frame

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GnomeWorks (r27)

GnomeWorks TradeSkill Frame -

a complete replacement for the blizzard trade skill frame.

early alpha just to test some things out.

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  • Avatar of alisonnic alisonnic Sep 15, 2013 at 05:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Blizzard has acknowledged that there is a problem, although they don't have an ETA for a fix:

    At least this implies that there has not been a design change, but rather a bug, which would mean that hopefully it's not permanent.

    I wonder if this is related to new/modified code for the newly implemented connected realms feature. Since referencing toons on a realm connected to your own will require that the realm name be appended to the character name (e.g. "Jane-Aerie Peak" instead of simply "Jane"), everything that addresses toons within a virtual realm has to be able to accommodate this. It seems likely that this particular bit of code was overlooked.

    I use GnomeWorks constantly and especially love the ability to queue items and then fetch mats from vendors and banks for crafting. I would strongly support the idea of a temporary limited version of GW that could be used to perform these core functions, until Blizz fixes the bug and allows re-enabling of all of GW's features.

    Last edited Sep 15, 2013 by alisonnic
  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Sep 12, 2013 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes


    Eliminating the parsing error is a very small part of the problem. The functionality previously provided by (a properly parsed) tradeskill link has been removed. As of 5.4 it is currently impossible for an addon or any other entity to create a working link to the tradeskill of a character who is not logged in and interacting with the recipient (i.e. alts).


    Having the ability on a single character to queue items to be crafted, fetch materials from the vendors and banks, and then process the items is, IMO, a major reason why Gnomeworks is my favorite replacement for the Blizzard tradeskill frame. I would very much like to see a feature-reduced version.

    If Blizzard's "fix" remains permanent, I would think that GnomeWorks could cache information about the tradeskills of alts and provide much of the current functionality. I understand that this is probably a major undertaking.

  • Avatar of yunohu yunohu Sep 11, 2013 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of hughescr hughescr Sep 11, 2013 at 17:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan: Go

    Sadly, it's really not at all straightforward to do so. It'd probably be easier to have a whole other utterly feature-reduced version as a separate addon until Blizz fixes this.

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Sep 11, 2013 at 03:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Is any attempt being made to make a 5.4 compatible version without the parts that depend on the tradeskill link?

    I've been using GnomeWorks for so long that the default tradeskill UI is at least five times slower (and infinitely more painful) to get anything done.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Aug 24, 2013 at 04:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @brykrys: Go

    wow, that's like... entirely feature breaking. basically, you can't spoof links anymore which is how gw generates full links to browse recipes and how it scans the database for level info and items of interest. maybe they'll reconsider. if/when this goes thru, it'll render a lot of gw inoperable and will take some major rewrites to get it all working again.

    honestly, i don't know why they just don't provide the info via the tradeskill interface. i'm talking about level data, full recipe lists, etc. i mean, most of that data is available. why make it hard for people to track it down and clunky for them to add it to their mods?

    Last edited Aug 24, 2013 by lilsparky
  • Avatar of brykrys brykrys Aug 22, 2013 at 11:36 UTC - 0 likes

    It looks like they may be changing the TradeSkillLink format yet again :(

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Aug 16, 2013 at 20:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem with inventory counts being off (way too high). What's the best way to reset that information so I can rebuild it? I know I could delete the saved variables file but that "forgets" other stuff that GnomeWorks has learned.

  • Avatar of Drashnar Drashnar Jul 31, 2013 at 23:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, just use the install button at the top right, and curse should open. Keep in mind if I use Chrome and click that link, curse won't open. I have to use IE if I want that link to work. But once installed it will update just fine.

  • Avatar of spiralofhope spiralofhope Jul 31, 2013 at 11:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @Sapien2: Go

    I believe you can set curse to allow alpha downloads for an addon.


Date created
Apr 15, 2010
Last update
Nov 03, 2014
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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