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LibTourist is a library that provides information about zones, instances, transports and more.

For zones, instances, complexes (like Caverns of Time), arenas and battlegrounds, LibTourist can provide level range, faction, location and connections with other zones, as well as instance group sizes, instance entrance portal coordinates, battle pet level ranges and required fishing skills, if applicable.

Color-coding for level ranges and zone names is available.

Relationships between zones can be provided, i.e. which instances are located in a specific complex, and in which zone resides the complex, vice versa.

The library contains information about known cross-zone transports: zeppelins, boats, portals etcetera. It can also be used for distance calculations between coordinates.

An extensive API allows the addon developer to query LibTourist in many ways.

LibTourist supports localization.

See the API Reference page for detailed information.


A few notes about the fishing skills in LibTourist:

- All fishing skills are now set to the skill required to fish 100% junk-free. If your skill, including the effect of lures and other enhancements, is below that, you will catch a certain percentage of junk, which can be up to 100%.

- These values are valid for open water, because fishing pools requires skill 1 since WoW patch 3.3.0, regardless of the zone they're in.

- If multiple values apply for a zone, generally the lowest is used. For example, for Northern Stranglethorn a higher skill is required to fish the South Seas (300) compared to other waters (150), so it's value in LibTourist is set to 150.

- Zones that have a fishing skill of 1, allow fishing in lava or acid only. Don't expect to catch anything useful here, except for an incidental Elemental Fire from lava.

- Zones without a fishing skill should contain no fishable water.

- Fishing in Draenor works differently. Depending on your skill you will catch Small, 'normal' or Enormous fish. For all Draenor zones the fishing skill is set to 950, which is the skill required to catch nothing but Enormous Fish.

- Currently it is assumed the mechanism used in Draenor also applies to the zones on the Broken Isles continent (WoW Legion).

Source: El's Extreme Anglin'

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  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Aug 29, 2012 at 16:29 UTC - 0 likes

    From LibBabble-Zone: Consider using the GetMapNameByID API instead of Babble-Zone, it'll work magically! Babble-Zone will be faded out in the future.


  • Avatar of Odica Odica Aug 08, 2012 at 09:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @burny_dd: Go

    Maybe I could, but I think it's a lot of work. At the moment compatibility with MoP has priority. I'd like you to create an 'Enhancement' ticket so I can take a look at it after the MoP upgrade is completed and tested.

  • Avatar of burny_dd burny_dd Aug 08, 2012 at 09:07 UTC - 0 likes

    For an addon I'm working on I need the information of all adjacent zones. IterateBorderZones(zone, zonesOnly) is based on paths which can be traversed 'on foot' and leaves out neighboring zones that can be reached on a flying mount. Any chance you could extend the library to provide that information?

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  • Avatar of Odica Odica Mar 17, 2012 at 14:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @ABCdario007: Go

    LibTourist uses LibBabble-Zone for localization.

  • Avatar of ABCdario007 ABCdario007 Mar 17, 2012 at 08:59 UTC - 0 likes

    do you plan any localization? if so, i would be redy to help with spanish ES/es


  • Avatar of Odica Odica Dec 10, 2010 at 12:55 UTC - 0 likes

    A few notes about the fishing skills in LibTourist:

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    Last edited Apr 05, 2012 by Odica
  • Avatar of Odica Odica Dec 09, 2010 at 08:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Caused by some missing localization (problem does not occur on English client). Should be fixed in r102.

  • Avatar of kaeras kaeras Dec 09, 2010 at 01:10 UTC - 0 likes

    german client 4.0.3a

    using version r101 .... every Login:

    1x LibTourist-3.0-90100 (_Libs):4102: attempt to index field 'Stormwind City' (a nil value)



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