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EU+US F2P Addon on curse/twitch

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  1. dragonsblood

    dragonsblood Grandfathered

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    Hello all,
    This post is mainly for all the new comers to the F2P scene and also some of the vets as the original thread didnt seem to transfer over from the old Twinkinfo.

    Download here F2PAddon 1.2.22
    Change log:

    • Fixed the options panel to open correctly. without crashing.
    • options panel now opens when /f2paddon is first called.
    • Added EYE of the Storm, Alterac Valley and Random Battlegrounds to the F2PQ system.
    • F2PQ system is working but a little buggy but will show who is queued for which battleground even random bgs as long as they have the latest version of the addon. this is good for solo queuing with other f2ps if no p2p is available to make groups.there are no guarantee that you will get same group but helps to know if others got the same pop as you.

    Below you will find the F2paddon description that is on curse/twitch. the original author has stopped development on this addon and i was given permission to update and fix any bugs the latest version can be downloaded from this link on curse/twitch F2Paddon link or you can use the curse client to just update it if you already have it installed.
    If anybody has any issues with the addon post it to this thread and i will take a look and see if i can fix it. the invite part of the addon was developed by me originally as a stand alone addon until the original author incorporated it into the f2p addon with a few additonal features.

    Introduction
    Originally WoW's trial accounts could chat freely, and invite people to groups, however, once gold sellers started using trial accounts to spam messages to paying players, restrictions were put on trials to prevent them from being used in this way.

    While there was a time limit on trials, those restrictions were not so much of a problem for the people using them, as they would not have long enough to form communities of trial players, but now that the time limit has been removed, groups of players are taking advantage of what the new 'Free to Play' Starter Edition has to offer.

    One such group is the F2P twink community who play on the Aerie Peak - US realm.

    This addon was made to support that community.

    How it started out
    Originally it started off as a simple macro, which sent the same whisper to everyone on your friends list (because trials can send whispers to people who have added them as friends). It progressed into an addon when the character limit on macros got in the way, and it was decided that seeing upward of 30 outgoing whispers in your chat window was a bit much, and they needed to be hidden somehow. Since then more basic functions have been added, and there is now a core of code that while not used to it's full potential, will allow many more functions to be added in future.

    What this addon does not do
    It does not allow trials to send unsolicited messages to any other players. The only people who can recieve a message from a trial running this addon, are other players who are running the addon.

    It is the author's understanding that unlike the trial's level, tradeskill and gold amount limits - which have always existed so that there is differentiation between trials and payed accounts - the restrictions on using public chats and being able to invite anyone to a party (and so message them in party chat), were put in place only to prevent gold spamming, and that so long as a trial remains incapable of gold spamming, any addon which allows them to chat and helps them form parties with the help of consenting paying players, should remain acceptable to the game's developers.

    Blizzard have been made aware of this addon. It has been reported to them as a 'bot' because the invite functions do automatically respond to invite requests. However, Blizzard's definition of 'automation', as far as the ToS is concerned, is very different from that of less informed players, and no action has been taken against players for using this addon.

    What this addon does do
    • Subscribes the player to the player made chat channel 'f2ptwink'.
    • If no chat frame is assigned to show messages from that channel, it assigns the default chat frame to show them.
    • Adds everyone who is in the channel to your friends list* (so that you can receive whispers from them).
    • Acts as a wrapper around the channel, so that while a trial may not actually send messages to that channel, they can send messages to the other people who are running the addon. It does this by:
      • Intercepting any message sent to the 'f2ptwink' channel before it triggers the 'you are not permitted to speak' message.
      • Rerouting that message as an addon-to-addon whisper, to everyone on your friends list.
      • Formatting messages received from other people's addons, so that they look almost identical to what a paying player's message would look like in the 'f2ptwink' channel.
    • If run on a paid account the addon recognises certain whispered commands sent by players as requests to be invited into a party, allowing trials to form groups with the help of a paying player, with next to no effort from that player required.
    • Assists with group queueing for battlegrounds, so that multiple groups can see when each other's queues pop, or if no paying player is online to form groups, individual players may see each other's queue statuses to synchronise their queues (being at the bottom end of a BG bracket, and having gear/enchant restrictions, it makes sense to go with friends).
    *IMPORTANT - the addon will also remove offline friends from your friends list, should it reach the limit of 100. Add a note to the ones you wish to keep permanently to prevent this. If they are users of the channel they will be re-added when they next log in, so this is not usually needed.

    How to use it
    Chat
    Chat just as you would in the normal /f2ptwink channel (if you're on a paid account you will be chatting as normal, as that part of the addon disables itself on paid accounts. You just need it to see what F2Ps are saying).

    Group forming
    Invite commands
    Whisper these to a P2P (pay to play) character to form groups (Hint: Open your friends list. The ones with levels over 20 are P2P).

    If you want a group of less than 5:
    • 'inv' - to request an invite.
    • 'lead' - to ask to be made the party leader when the inviter leaves. The default person who lead will be passed to is the first one invited.
    • 'close' - ask the inviter to leave.
    If you want a group of 5:
    • 'inv' - to request an invite.
    • 'lead' - to ask to be made the group leader when the inviter leaves. The default is the first person to be invited.
    By default the inviter leaves automatically after they have invited 5 people (they also automatically switch to a raid before inviting the 6th). You will need to switch your raid of 5 back into a party to be able to use LFD. BGs can be queued for as a raid of 5 though.

    For P2Ps running the addon
    The invite functions will be disabled whenever you are using LFD/BGs/Arenas/PvP zones (queued or actually in them), or when you are in a group but not the leader, so that people requesting invites do not kick you out of queues or mess with groups that you are already in. Otherwise, if you want to disable the inviting functions, you can use the slash command '/f2pi' to enable/disable them.

    Also, for the Stranglethorn Vale fishing competition, there is a mode for the invite system where up to 39 people can join a raid with you, so that they can see each other's locations on the map (and spread out to maximise pool respawns) but they can no longer ask you to leave, or take over leadership. '/f2pi fish' will enable/disable this mode.

    Synchronised queueing
    The slash command '/f2pq' will alternately:

    • Open both the BG queueing window and the F2PQ window.
    • Close just the BG queue window.
    • Close the F2PQ window.
    It is recommended to make a macro of the command, so that you have a button to click (and you could bind that button to use the keybind normally used for the BG queue window).

    This allows you to queue up with others who aren't grouped with you, and then watch everyone's queue status to see if you all have queue pops at the same time (to maximise your chances of getting into the same BG. Alternatively you can queue up 2 or 3 groups, and try and get a 10 man premade into Warsong Gulch, or a 15 man premade into Arathi Basin.

    Sometimes entries will remain in the window, as people will have logged out while queued. To clear the window use the slash command '/f2pq reset'.

    Changing the chat channel that the addon uses
    The slash command '/f2paddon channel newchannelname' will change the chat channel that the addon uses, for your current realm and faction (but not any others. This will also cause you to leave the current channel that the addon uses).

    You will need to follow this up with a '/reload' to restart the addon completely, and will probably have to set a chat window to display messages from the new channel, once the reload has happened.

    Alternatively you can just use the options panel for the addon in the main game options.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2017
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  2. Hashbrowns

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    Hey we were looking at this the other day and I had a few things:

    -If you are p2p you can't see your own messages in the channel.
    -I think there was a button you used to be able to check from the options that would fix this, but trying to load the options menu from interface>addons crashes the game
     
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    whats F2Padoon :confused:
     
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    thanks for that was in a rush did this on lunch break.
     
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    okay thanks ill take a look tonight and see if i can recreate the issue.
     
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    It's a great addon, for sure. I have to redownload all my addons, since I just started playing again two weeks ago, and on new hardware.
     
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    Update: the not seeing your p2p's messages might just be a chat box setting and not f2paddon specific. i was on my 90 p2p and was chatting with my f2p 20 in the f2ptwink chat channel just fine. the options box is still being worked on. it doesnt crash with me and still gives the options but it does throw errors that bugcatcher is catching and notifying me that there are errors.
     
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    I thought I remember this being an issue for vets... Maybe because they are the same level or something. Didn't you guys add a check box for vet accounts to fix this? I was unable to load the options to check if it was there, like straight up crashes the game and I can't exit, had to reboot. And my machine is no slouch. I was talking with a person that was 20 sub on and he was saying he couldn't see his chat @Activate
    Overall this isn't a huge issue, still works and going strong!
     
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    Yes the veteran fix is in the options panel. if I can't get the options panel to work correctly I might just add a slashcmd to trigger the fix.

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    I have fixed the options panel so it doesnt crash. I have posted a link to download the new addon from curseforge. /f2paddon and /f2paddon help both work properly now.
     
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    Addon has been updated and is available for download through the curse client or at the top of this post.
     
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    Thx bro for your work on this! Nice to know its still alive.
     
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    Does the add-on still show everyone's alts names?
     
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    it should if you haven't uninstalled it and only update it. i just logged on with two different toons on my same account and the tooltip showed both when hovering over the name with one of my other characters.
     
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    Ok. When that was added it ruined the add-on and AP for me. Couldn't play the game on a unknown alt without someone wanting me to run them for gear on my main.
     
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    theres a options to turn off the alt recording in the options panel. it will still have the old alts but if unchecked and a new alt is made it wont record it.
     
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    Bug fix to f2paddon queue window. update available on curse.
     
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    Hey man any way you can add a feature to clear non btag friend's list out? I think everyone that's not battletag would be fine to clear. I'm full, addon can't add people and I have to remove one at a time.
     
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    addon is suppose to clear friends to make room for new ones automatically. I'll take a look at it.

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