In-game Documentation

ARL In-game Documentation

We have developed some In-game documentation.

ARL Interface Options -> Documentation

Command Line

Ackis Recipe List has recently changed to use a GUI for change parameters. Type /arl to open up the GUI. Acceptable commands include:

  • Opens up the about panel, listing information about the mod:
    /arl about
    • Opens up the sorting options:
      /arl sort
      /arl sorting
    • Scan a profession:
      /arl scan profession
    • Opens up in-game documentation regarding ARL:
      /arl documentation
    • Opens up display options:
      /arl display
    • Opens up profile options:
      /arl profile
    • Prints out a list of all the profession tradeskill links:
      /arl tradelinks


Ackis Recipe List will behave differently depending on which modifying keys you use to click.

Scan Button

This is the functionality that occurs when you are clicking the scan button.

  • Normal Click
    • Performs a scan of the current tradeskill displaying recipes in a new window.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates a text dumping of the current tradeskill in a format (CSV, XML, BBC) specified by the user.
  • Alt Click
    • Removes all waypoints on the World Map and Mini-map generated by ARL.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Provides development code for use when updating trainers, vendors, etc in the recipe database.


This is the functionality that occurs when you click on a recipe.

  • Normal Click
    • Expands or contracts the recipe acquire information.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates an item link of the item that the recipe will make into your default chat box.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Generates a spell link for the recipe you clicked.
  • Alt Click
    • Adds or removes a recipe from the exclusion list.
  • Ctrl-Shift Click
    • Adds the specific recipe acquire methods to the World Map and Mini-map.

Map Integration

ARL relies on TomTom to add icons and waypoints to the World Map and the Mini-map. You can customize these by going to the ARL configuration menu and scrolling to the display options. If you do not have TomTom installed, nothing will be added. Auto-adding icons is disabled by default.

If you wish to add a single recipe's acquire methods to the maps, you can Ctrl-Shift click on the recipe.

Using Filters

Filters may be toggled on or off. There are two types of filters: one which will prevent the recipe from showing up at all, and one which will prevent a specific type of acquire information from showing up. With the first type of filter, these match the proprieties of the recipe (ie: binding). If you toggle ARL to not show BoP recipes, no recipes that are BoP will show up in the scan. The second type of filter deals with acquire information. If a recipe is available as a mob drop, or from a vendor and you toggle to not show vendor recipes, the recipe will still show up but vendor information will be hidden for it. The reason is that there is still another way to acquire this recipe (mob drop) so it should still be included in the scan. Please note that the tooltips will always hide the opposite faction methods of acquiring a recipe. This has been done to save space in the tooltip since they can get quite large.

Exclusion List

To add a recipe to the exclusion (ignore) list, just alt-click on it from the recipe window. To get this recipe back, open up the ARL options and set the toggle of "Show Excluded Recipes" to be on. This will show all the recipes you've excluded in your scan during your next scan. Once you have done this, Alt Click on the recipe again to remove it from the exclusion list.

Reporting Bugs

When reporting a bug, please make sure you do the following:

  1. Download the latest version, available from
  2. Make sure there is not a bug report filed for your issue already. You can check these at
  3. Disable addons such as Skillet or ATSW.
  4. Read the bug reporting documentation at
  5. If your problem is not listed and you are using the latest version verify your addon settings. Verify filters, profiles, etc.
  6. You have found a bug that no one has reported before. Create a new ticket at with a descriptive heading about the problem. In the ticket make sure you include the error message that you received (just the error message, we don't need a listing of the addons you use), the recipe/profession you were working with, and any other info that you think may help. When posting a bug report, do NOT include all of the addons that any error catcher may list. This just makes it difficult to read. If you want a good error reporting mod, get BugSack. Do not post errors/missing recipes in the comments, or send them to an author via a PM. Post them as a ticket which we can address and track easily.

Common Issues

Please refer to these common issues before submitting a bug report.

  1. Recipe X does not show up! - Check your filter settings to make sure that the recipe is not being filtered.
  2. Inscription is missing so many glyphs! Why aren't they listed? Turn off your 'classes' filter.
  3. I don't want to see opposite faction recipes! Turn off the factions filter. This will set it up to only display your factions obtainable recipes. If something still shows up and it shouldn't, please submit a bug report.