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|Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:10 pm Post subject: Heads up: patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar will break Census+
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As of this time the info I'm getting from PTR testers, wowinterface.com, Battle.net forums.. indicates that if we do nothing.. our data collection will get corrupted.
This will require a minimum version change for the website to block the current version of CensusPlus when 5.4 goes live.
Uploaders don't hold your updates.. Sunday, Monday make sure you get them pushed to WarcraftRealms.com since we probably won't know the exact day it goes live until it happens... On the other hand.. I"ve not seen any preload updates being pushed out by Blizzard
The problem is that Blizzard isn't being very forthcoming on the changes with Virtual Realms, PTR test forums are full of people (I presume addon authors) complaining about the lack of info.
What Padanfain discovered for me is that currently in the PTR doing a /who will generate info not only for the current realm, but for all characters connected via CRZ at this time (as indicated by * found in their name plates.) Apparently no one has actually seen anyone with the announced # Virtual realm tag.
What he may not have realized is that instead of adding a realm field to the output as show in the Friends Frame (aka Who window) they have attached and display the realm as part of the name field.
This means instead of getting Player we would start seeing Player-OtherRealm.. currently since CensusPlus assumes you know what realm you are on, it gets the realm info as a separate function for the who scan.. except for the special Target frame and mouse over functions.
At a minimum I will probably have to do some string functions to split PLayer from Realm... Blizzard has the following "REALM_SEPARATORS = "-@#*"; --Interesting globalstring, seems more than just '-' will be used." Quote from Dridzt a very experiences programmer from the Developers forum on Wowinterface.com this is from Data mining he has done on the PTR builds.