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Track It or Frak It!

February 14th, 2013 10 comments

If you’re a beta player, you’re already enjoying the recently added Quest-Tracker in it’s purest and most prototypal form we could offer you. Although working hard on getting it done for the just released 2.03, we had to postpone it to 2.04. Despite the fact that it basically works sufficiently, we felt it still needed a little bit more love regarding its feature-set and looks. Therefore we sat down, read your first impressions and collected your features-requests. As always, we couldn’t add everything but I hope we found a good middle ground.

Quest Book

How do I activate the Quest-Tracker?

It’s activated by default and every quest you accept will be automatically added to the Quest-Tracker.

If you want to add already accepted quests, just go to your beloved quest book and tick the new shiny check box.

How do I deactivate the Quest-Tracker?

If you manage to keep track of all the requirements by yourself and remember everything, you can deactivate the Quest-Tracker completely via

Settings -> Interface -> Quest-Tracker

You could also remove all the wachted quests but this would only last until you accept a new one of course.

Quest-Tracker Remove Quest

How do I remove a quest from the Quest-Tracker?

You can either deselect the check box in the quest book or hover over the quest’s title in the Quest-Tracker. You should see a little ‘x’ appearing which will happily remove the quest from the tracker.

How many quests can I track / will it overlay with the TaskQueue?

As many as you can accept which is currently 15 quests. However, depending on your screen size, you will get a scroll bar sooner or later. This is the only proper solution we came up with to avoid issues with other elements of the user interface.

The dynamic size calculation of the Quest-Tracker might need some adjustments, so let us know how you feel about it. As a last resort, you can always drag the window to another place (although the position is not saved).


Can I collapse the quests?

Yes, you can also do that in the current version but now it also saves the status of the single quests but it takes about five seconds till the status is transferred to the back-end.

So don’t instantly refresh your browser after (un)collapsing to prove me wrong, please :-).

Does it update itself?

Yes, it does update itself most of the time. However, since we have a lot of quest requirements, the Quest-Tracker doesn’t react to every requirement out there. If you encounter a requirement which doesn’t trigger an update, tell us. We’ll have a look and might implement it afterwards.

Some requirements are not implementable though. Also, the update might take up to five seconds. If it hasn’t updated itself, you can always reload the Quest-Tracker manually to get the latest status.

Anything else worth mentioning?

Well, the little quest book next to the label “Quest-Tracker” will open the quest book. A click on the quest’s title will open the quest (unfortunately, this doesn’t work for quests whose quest-giver are located on the map (like Waupee)).

Oh, and you can minimize the Quest-Tracker (I just added this feature while I was writing this blog post … I’m too lazy to take new pictures though, bear with me!).

That’s it for today. I don’t know when we gonna update the beta servers to 2.04 yet.

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