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  • World of Warcraft
  • 961 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 14,832 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/10/2013
  • Created 05/07/2013
  • 14 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 2.1.0

About Bloodhound2

IMPORTANT NOTE: The latest updates (2.0.3 and 2.0.4) changed some of the settings. Not everyone will encounter errors, however if you do, please exit the game and delete the "bloodhound2.lua" and "bloodhound2.lua.bak" files from the SavedVariables folder and reinstall the addon. If you still encounter the error after doing this please file a ticket on the wowace site. Additionally versions prior to 2.1.0 (r17) will not work properly in Pandaria after the release of patch 5.4 because of additions of new zones.

This is a continuation of Osmium's original Bloodhound (his last version can be found: I decided to take over the project (with his permission) because I hated how clunky the other gathering addons were and I wanted something that was lightweight but also found the best route for me. Bloodhound was perfect, but by the time I got around to using it, the Author stopped updating it. If you have any concerns/bugs/feature requests for this addon, please file a ticket on the WowAce portal.

Bloodhound/Bloodhound2 Description: If you have Find Herbs or Find Ore switched on, this add-on displays a red arrow on the minimap. Follow it and it will lead you to herb/ore nodes. Potential node locations show as red gems on the minimap. They're transparent so that you can see actual nodes.

The arrow points in the direction of "net pull" exerted by the nodes. The longer you go without visiting a node, the stronger it pulls. Once you visit it, the pull drops back to zero and the arrow points somewhere else. This will eventually lead you everywhere, but it's a dynamically updating system, responding to where you go automatically. Closer nodes pull more strongly, so it favors nearby clusters of nodes. If you choose to ignore the arrow and go somewhere else, the arrow will adjust to your new location which means you're not on a fixed track.

This mechanism is more efficient than a fixed route that visits all nodes in order, and also allows easy cross-zone farming.

The add-on is configurable in the Interface menu under Add-ons / Bloodhound2. It allows you to select whether the cross-zone feature is enabled Never, While Flying, or Always. It lists the zones in the current continent and lets you select which zones to include for the cross-zone feature. If that's disabled, it ignores nodes outside the current zone. It also lists the herbs and ore available on the current continent and lets you select the one's you're interested it. Unchecked node types don't exert any pull or show any indicator on the mini-map.

2013-09-10  only1yzerman  

Updated for 5.4
Added new zone to the Bloodhound2 Database (Timeless Isle).
Fixed Bug 7: Fadeleaf absent from Feralas Database.
Updated zone data to fix issues on the PTR with certain zones not placing rubies properly.
Updated Herb and Ore Databases.


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  • #29

    Do I need the first Bloodhound for Bloodhound2 to work?

  • #30

    No.  They are 2 separate addons.

  • #28

    Big thanks for this Add-on,  I tried it out for the first time just now. BH2 was FAR more efficient for me than running static routes.  All I did was let it lead me around Hellfire, the results were fantastic. It did send me in a circle once or twice, but it also lead me to a lot of nodes I would have missed otherwise. 


    As for mem use, it averaged 3.87 for me with a spike to 10 occasionally and it was still less than the Undermine Journal most of the time and that is a static add-on.  I imagine you can dial it down a bit by narrowing what it is loking for and disabling cross-zone. But I haven't tested.. It's fine like it is for me. 

  • #27

    Is this supposed to be utterly massive?

    18 MB of memory. Sometimes it shoots up to 30.

  • #26

    When finding Herbs, the red dots on the minimap will disappear once I get into a certain distance, but when looking for Ores it just slowly becomes transparent. Why isn't it also like Herbs :(

  • #25

    I love the arrow in the addon. Much better then following a static line like in Routes. I'm not quite so crazy for the big red icons on the minimap. I feel like they may hide some active nodes that may be a little outside the route, but would still be visible normally. Is there any way to adjust them like make them smaller or a bit more transparent? Thanks for your time and hard work!

  • #24

    My add on doesn't work? At settings it shows blank

  • #22

    I don't want to file another ticket at Ace because you specifically told me to file it when I have an error to report. I still have 0 errors and it doesn't do anything.

    Last edited by mute91 on 9/30/2013 3:41:03 PM
  • #23

    Check your ticket again mute91. I updated it after you replied with further details. It is a localization issue - Something that I want to get fixed however I need your help doing this.

  • #20

    Quick question: does this mod use data from other sources, like Gatherer or the WoWHead DB, or does it have its own database made up only from what you've actually visited? I've got a pretty large DB in Gatherer already, would hate to be reduced to a smaller set of data.

  • #21

    This uses the data from wowhead. If you have specific nodes that are in your gatherer db that you've personally visited they may or may not be in my database, but thats not really how the addon works. This addon basically pushes you to the next node that you havent visited in a while, so if one or 2 are missing, you likely won't notice. However if you find that there are numerous nodes out there that haven't been included, I would welcome you to install the Wowhead Client as that is where I and many other gathering addon authors get our node information from, so sharing your data with Wowhead is the best way to ensure that whatever addon you decide to use is up to date with the nodes you find. 

  • #17

    Make 4.3.4 version plss

  • #14

    liza214 delete bloodhound2, delete its saved variables, and re-install it from scratch.  Should fix it... worked for me.

    Last edited by Oxhart on 6/26/2013 12:57:43 AM
  • #16

    Thank you very much for that Oxhart, I had a hard time narrowing down what was causing this error.

  • #15

    That did fix it! Thank you.

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