HandyNotes_Vendors on Minimap with Tooltip


HandyNotes_Vendors allows you to track Vendor locations in HandyNotes. This is sister project to HandyNotes_Trainers which can help you track Class and Profession Trainers and HandyNotes_CityGuide which can help you track bankers, auctioneers and other important NPCs.

HandyNotes is base addon allowing other addons add icons to your worldmap. HandyNotes_Vendors is addon adding one icon for each Vendor you visit. Each Vendor has one of three different icons so you can easily find proper vendor for you.

  • Food icon for normal vendors
  • Anvil icon for vendors which can repair items
  • Hearthstone icon for innkeepers

How you can help

  • Localization
    • Use the wowace's Localization tool and provide any localization phrases.
    • I'm interested in: Korean, and Latin American Spanish.
    • Alternatively send your translations in UTF-8 encoding to my email: zarevak [a] gmail [point] com
  • Feedback
    • All feedback is greatly appreciated! Leave a comment ;-)

Frequently asked questions

Why it doesn't work?
Please check if you have HandyNotes installed. Also note HandyNotes_Vendors doesn't come with preconfigured database. You can help me create one by sending me your SavedVariables file to my email: zarevak [a] gmail [point] com
Will it work with my Map addon (Mapster, Cartographer, ...)
Yes, it will. HandyNotes are written independently on any Map addon and if your addon doesn't screw up, it will work.
Will it work with Cartographer?
Cartographer notes use Cartographer_Notes addon as base for its note system. HandyNotes are using their own system independently on Cartographer. HandyNotes icons will be shown on your Cartographer, but they won't be available to addons working with Cartographer notes.

Planned features

  • More detailed vendor types: Food & Drink, Poisons, Ammunition, Reagents
  • Filters to display only vendors of certain types
  • Favorite and Meaningless vendors, which you'll be able to filter independently on category filters

Rejected features

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  • Avatar of Baelmah Baelmah May 28, 2011 at 08:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok... something I've noticed... some areas, when you go in a building the icons for vendors, trainers, and city marks (bankers & auctioneers) disappear from the minimap, but come back once you leave the building.

    Still no word on why the icons aren't working at all in Ironforge though.

  • Avatar of zarevak zarevak Jan 09, 2011 at 16:02 UTC - 0 likes

    HandyNotes_Vendors has been updated for Cataclysm. Use the new version 1.6.0 with the official HandyNotes 1.2.0 and it will work correctly.

  • Avatar of warcraftic warcraftic Dec 18, 2010 at 03:21 UTC - 0 likes

    The vendors (and other NPCs) aren't appearing as markers/notes anymore automatically. There's a tempfix version of HandyNotes over at wowinterface that fixes some of the issues but this one remains... this issue is across all HandyNotes plugins.


    Last edited Dec 18, 2010 by warcraftic
  • Avatar of fixitman fixitman Nov 22, 2008 at 03:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry about taking so long to reply. I've been quite busy, and totally forgot about my comment here. I completely understand why you haven't included AH icons. Looking back, I see that is really pointless. Now that poisons are no longer a "profession", it would be helpful to have an icon specifically for poison vendors (the vendors aren't always near a trainer). It would also be helpful to have a new icon for vendors that deal in trade items (dyes, threads, spices, etc).

  • Avatar of zarevak zarevak Oct 28, 2008 at 15:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi fixitman, do you have any special requests for additional icons?

    When I was playing WoW I mainly needed to know, where is nearest vendor to sell loot to or where is nearest "armorer" to repair my weapons and armor.

    When I needed reagents for poisons, I knew I was able to buy them near the Rogue trainer and used HandyNotes_Trainers icons. Similarly I've used HandyNotes_Trainers icons for other vendors as well.

    As for the auctioneers icons: I planned to add them, but then I realized, this addon is just about vendors. If I would to create Auctioneer icons, I would create special addon, but creating one addon for just 7 (4 faction + 3 neutral) icons is overkill. Also you can use HandyNotes_Directions to display Auction Houses. Just visit a city guard and ask him for Auction House and the icon will be placed on your map.

  • Avatar of fixitman fixitman Oct 28, 2008 at 06:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Are there any plans to have more icons for better sorting of vendor types? Icons for auctioneers would be helpful too :)



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Apr 23, 2008
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