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Battle Pet - Quality Notifier

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,996 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 236,841 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/12/2012
  • Created 09/29/2012
  • 343 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Battle Pet - Quality Notifier 1.3.0

About Battle Pet - Quality Notifier

What's It do?

Simply displays some information about the wild pet in your chat window.

It displays
  • The quality / rarity of the wild pet
  • If the pet species is an upgrade in quality (Upgrade)
  • If you don't have that species (Not Owned)
  • World tooptips show what you currently have in journal when mouseover wild pets. This includes quality and level
Command Line settings: (1.3.0)
  • /bpqn display default - Display text in the default chat window
  • /bpqn display current - Display text in the current or active chat window


(Image: Quality via coloured pet name and 'Not Owned' tag)


(Image: World Tooltip - 1 Rare Level 7 Dusk Spiderling already in journal)

Added command line settings /bpqn display default - Display text in the default chat window /bpqn display current - Display text in the current or active chat window


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  • #118

    It seems that the line near the end


    should be changed to


    That prevents the infinite loop.  The data doesn't always show for me, but that could be a collision with another addon.

    I am noting this in case anyone else is having the infinite loop problem.  Someone on the Blizzard forums said that OnUpdate is better to use anyway.

  • #117

    I have narrowed the problem down to the hooked function at the end being called repeatedly:


    This only happens in some cases, but seems to add the information forever on each update.  I don't know WoW LUA enough to know why this is happening.

  • #114

    Will that also fix the tooltip?  I am being told it is not in the journal and that I have one in the same tooltip.

  • #115

    The text wasn't garbled when I looked at it, but I replaced it anyway.

  • #113

    Thanks for this.

  • #111

    What a pity many addons can't be better supported. I came here having read what a great addition this would be only to read many many comments discussing how the library is out of date, and seeing few or no responses from the author. The author might want to look into the fact that WoW is actually patched up to 5.3.0 as well... the addon seems to be lagging behind on simple toc version updates as well. Hate it when good addons go unsupported, but it sounds like my best bet is to look elsewhere. Sorry the author is unable or unwilling to keep this addon up to date. Thanks for coming up with the idea so others can (hopefully)  implement it more effectively.

    Last edited by MacDubhgal on 6/1/2013 8:49:25 AM
  • #109

    Man do I LOVE this addon.... I can't live without it.  That's why I'm really bummed that it's not in the AddOn folder at the WOW character login.  I've installed it several times... and finally got it to show up in Wow AddOns.  But when I exited game and came back later it was gone.  It's in my /interface/addons  but doesn't show up where it has to, in the WOW AddOns folder at the character log in.  I hope I've been clear :)

    BTW, I'm one who supports addon developers.  I love this addon and would donate to you.  Why don't you have a donate button on the download.  I've paid auctioneer $10/month for a year, I'd pay you too.

    Last edited by cadred1 on 5/13/2013 12:15:55 PM
  • #108

    I am having an issue with this, and I am not sure if it's me or what. 

    Basically, it seems like the addon isn't communicating with my pet journal. It never sees that I have any pets captured at all. And it says I have none in my journal. I am also not sure if it's this add on or Pet tracker, but I cannot see the rarity of the pets by hovering over them. 

    I have done the replacing of the libpetjournal-2.0 , but that didn't seem to resolve either issue in either addon. 

    Is the addon conflicting with another addon, or does anyone else know of a solution to this. 

    I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling a few times. Maybe I am installing the Lib incorrectly, but I just did what Madar said about replacing the file with the downloaded one, and it's not working still 

  • #107

    @madar2252 Thank you my addon was doing the same 

  • #106

    A while ago the addon not really know which wild pet do i have already, and which not, and writing for every pet: (not owned), even if i have it already. However, since i updated the LibPetJournal-2.0 library, it's work again smooth, and know what do i have. (delete the LibPetjournal-2.0 folder under the \BattlePetQualityNotifier\ , then download the new one, and put there)

    you can get the library here:

    If the author reading this, a simple repack would help a lot with the new library, so ppl would able to auto-update. Even if the official frame is tell you now you have this pet or not, that still dont tell the quality, and i love as this addon send a short list into the chat at combat start.

    Thank you for the addon, and thank you for the library too for endx7.

  • #110

    Thank you so much for this. It solved my issue!

  • #103

    Date: 2013-03-12 22:11:45
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\MyBattlePetNotifier\sharedvar.lua line 335:
       Usage: GetPetStats(ID)
       [C]: GetPetStats()
       MyBattlePetNotifier\sharedvar.lua:335: SearchZoneForPets()
       MyBattlePetNotifier\sharedvar.lua:391: BuildTree()
       MyBattlePetNotifier\sharedvar.lua:443: in main chunk
    (*temporary) = nil


    Last edited by flopsygamer on 3/12/2013 10:14:52 PM
  • #105

    I am not sure this is a good solution as it seems to leave stuff not setup for later.  I may just have to disable this until I find out if it is fixed.  :(

  • #104

    It looks like petID is coming back nil.

    Change line 335 to have these 2 lines:

          local petID, speciesID, isOwned, customName, level, favorite, isRevoked, name, icon, petType, creatureID, sourceText, description, isWildPet, canBattle, isTradeable, isUnique, obtainable = p.GetPetInfoByIndex(i)
          if ( petID ~= nil) then

    then duplicate line 373 ("end").

    I am not sure if that breaks anything else, but it seems to work for me.

  • #102

    Ther's an error in BattlePetQualityNotifier.lua:

    Both calls of 'GetPetInfoByPetID' should be of the type

            local speciesID, customName, level, xp, maxXp, displayID, isFavorite, name, icon,
                   petType, creatureID, sourceText, description, isWild, canBattle,
                   tradable, unique = C_PetJournal.GetPetInfoByPetID(petid)

    i.e. you forgot the argument 'isFavorite'.  Therefore 'name' gets the value of this argument and messes up the result of 'in journal:'.

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