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  • World of Warcraft
  • 549 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 162,150 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/27/2012
  • Created 05/06/2010
  • 160 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: Bloodhound 1.7

About Bloodhound

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 / Bloodhound. 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.

Update for Kung Fu Panda expansion. No other bug fixes.


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  • #147

    Agreed, the addon makes my game stutter and lag too

    Hi ^_^ / 

    I'm an author at The Noob Network.

  • #144

    Every time I enter Shrine of The Two Moons in Vale of Eternal Blossoms I get this error:

    261x Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.7.lua:287: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value)
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.7.lua:287: in function "CalculateForce"
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.7.lua:142: in function "UpdateMinimap"
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.7.lua:109: in function "OnUpdateScript"
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.7.lua:73: in function <Bloodhound\Bloodhound.lua:73>

    facing = 0
    cf = 1
    sf = 0

    By the way, when I am in this zone the map shows a generic Outland/Azeroth map as if the map does not exist. I think it might be related to that.

  • #143

    Could we get support for TomTom please?

  • #146
    Quote from livejamie »

    Could we get support for TomTom please?

    i would also love that, it would be much better tbh :)

  • #139

    One the previous comment page, user Zasurus wrote how to make Bloodhound compatible with HUD addons. Its actually the only thing preventing me from using this that I have to choose not to use a HUD.

    I hope you will add his modifications to your otherwise excellent addon.

  • #142

    Ah ok. I supposed it would work with SexyMap HUD as well. I will try his HUD then :)

  • #140

    I added his modifications quite a while ago.  It went in with version 1.6 on September 1. I verified that his changes work with his HUD, but I have no idea how it behaves with other HUDs.

    Last edited by Osmium on 11/1/2012 3:16:35 PM
  • #138

    there is alot of red dots on minimap but when i fly over there    there is nothing  some are there  but is it becouse it's shows herb too or 


    i know uninstalled it  it sucks

    Last edited by ratitax on 10/17/2012 1:43:36 PM
  • #141

    See description. "Potential node locations show as red gems on the minimap."  These are places where nodes are known to spawn, not places where nodes are currently spawned. Current spawn locations are not accessible to add-on code. Add-ons can only lead you to where they might be. 

  • #136
    dosnt work on my imac

    curse installed

    it would be  very useful when it works

  • #135
    HUD Display

    Does this addon work with and HUD addons?


  • #137

    I can't get it to work with SexyMap HUD. I really would love to see support.

  • #132

    It won't list "herbs (pandaria)" or "minerals (pandaria)" also showing nothing on minimap for pandaria.

    Is this the normal behavior, meaning an update is on its way?

  • #133

    Just updated. Give it a try now.

  • #129

    im getting this error when trying to use bloodhound, i also have no configuration in the interface part only an entry for bloodhound that is blank

    135x Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.6.lua:317: attempt to index global "L" (a nil value)
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.6.lua:317: in function "CalculateForce"
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.6.lua:142: in function "UpdateMinimap"
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.6.lua:109: in function "OnUpdateScript"
    Bloodhound\Bloodhound-1.6.lua:73: in function <Bloodhound\Bloodhound.lua:73>

    facing = 0
    cf = 1
    sf = 0

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