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  • World of Warcraft
  • 181 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.1
  • 64,316 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/03/2013
  • Created 12/25/2006
  • 700 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 22

About FriendsShare Resurrection

FriendsShare Resurrection is an AddOn that lets you keep the same friends list across characters, on a per server basis.

If you add or remove someone from your friends list and relog to an alt, that person will be added/removed from the alts friends list as well. Also, any entries on that alts list which isn't in the global list, will be added to the other characters whenever you log them in.

Basically, you never have to manually rebuild your friends list when creating alts, or worry about keeping them current on all your alts.

This all works seamlessly without any user intervention.

As an additional plus, if Blizzard decides to clean out the friends list, this Addon will automatically rebuild your friend list. This clean out happens sometimes during server maintenance. :-)

Known issue: If you try to add someone to your friends list and the server won't let you do it (say, if a Horde char tries to add an Alliance char to the list, or you misspell the name), that entry will still end up on the global list, and so you'll get the error message you got trying to add it, every time you log on. So, if this happens to you, do '/friendsshare rebuild' and the global list will be rebuilt from that char's list, and all invalid entries discarded.

This Addon was written originally by Oystein, all credit belongs to him.

Please check the main page of FriendsShare Resurrection here.

Version 22

  • Replaced GetCVar("realmName") with GetRealmName() (thanks danidaf)
  • Updated TOC for WoW 5.4.0

Version 21

  • Updated TOC for WoW 5.3.0
  • Synchronize the friends list even if the ignore list cannot be loaded by WoW.
  • Stop retrying to synchronize after some time.
  • Only report 3 retries at most to cut down on spam.

Version 20

  • Updated TOC for WoW 5.2.0

Version 19

  • Updated for MoP.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause infinite add user spam.

Version 18

  • The sync is now delayed for 20 seconds after logging in.
  • If syncing fails it is run again indefinitely one every minute.

Version 17

  • Updated TOC for WoW 4.3.0

Version 16

  • Updated TOC for WoW 4.0.1
  • this is no longer defined

Version 15

  • #5 - Fixed a case where the character name was not correctly converted to lower case before writing to the database.
  • Updated TOC for WoW 3.3.5
  • Discontinued XML file.
  • Removed FriendsShare_ prefix on local variables

Version 14

Version 13

  • Does no longer remove empty notes on every login.
  • Player names in the console output are now correctly capitalized.

Version 12

  • Sync ignore list
  • Updated TOC for WoW 3.1.0

Version 11

  • Sync notes

Version 10

  • Updated TOC for WoW 3.0.2

Version 9

  • No longer tries to add itself to the friend list.

Version 8

  • Updated TOC for WoW 2.3.0

Version 7

  • Switched back to PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD in the hope that this
    solves the crash problems.

Version 6

  • Use the ADDON_LOADED event instead of PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD to see
    when we are ready to go. This event seams more appropriate.
  • Do not try to sync the friend list if it failed within the last
    5 seconds. This should hopefully save the sync failed SPAM loop.

Version 5

  • Updated TOC for WoW 2.0.3

Version 4

  • There was a problem when you target a player and add him to the

Version 3

  • Way better event handling (resolves the race condition during
    login which could crash the WoW client).
    Inspired by "Friend & Ignore Share v1.3, thanks Vimrasha.
  • Fixed the "gfind" Lua 5.1 syntax change problem.

Version 2 (based on 1.1 from Oystein)

  • Catch the case where the friend list is not yet loaded from the
    server. Try again later if the list was not ready the first time.
  • Mention which chars were added or removed from the friend list.
  • Delete first, then add new friends.
  • Lua 5.1 syntax change (had to use pairs())
  • added suffix FriendsShare_ to global variables
  • removed myAddOns code


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  • #167

    hello, does this addon include ignore list?

  • #169

    If the ignore list is loaded by the WoW client, the ignore list is synchronized. Blizzard added a bug in 5.3 which made the ignore list unloadable by the WoW client in some cases.

    My account isn't active at the moment but if this bug is resolved the ignore list will synchronize. If the ignore list cannot be loaded, we can't synchronize it.

  • #172

    The bug is still there.  Problem is blizzard's fault.  If you ignore someone, and the char gets deleted, your ignore list gets an UNKNOWN entry.  That entry is there forever, cannot be removed by you or blizzard support, and you can get more of them.  One of my chars has like 30 unknowns.

    This causes this addon to display a few error lines about not being able to access the ignore list, then it gives up.  This happens each time you load a char.  Another addon, holofriends, figured out a way to ignore the unknown entries and work around it.

  • #165

    With patch 5.4.1 (today) i get this error:

    Date: 2013-10-31 02:01:10
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\FriendsShare\FriendsShare.lua line 298:
       table index is nil
       FriendsShare\FriendsShare.lua:298: FriendsShare_SyncLists()
       FriendsShare\FriendsShare.lua:385: f()
    retval = true
    (*temporary) = <table> {
    Der Mithrilorden = <table> {
    Die Aldor = <table> {
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = <table> {
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "table index is nil"
    Realm = nil
    friendsListSynchronized = 0
    ignoreListSynchronozed = 0

  • #166

    ok..i found the solution on your project site:


    Edit FriendsShare.lua and go to line 421:

    Realm = GetCVar("realmName")

    Change it to:

    Realm = GetRealmName()

    Save and reload.

  • #171

    Thank you :o)

  • #170

    I've uploaded a new version (22) with this fix. Thanks.

  • #168

    thanks for posting the fix - also fixed same error in Factionizer

  • #163


    friend and ignore share added your alts, just remove them, log, and they shouldnt come back.

    @kring / oystein

    and thank you very very much for this addon, I used friend and ignore share forever, it had its flaws.  annoying flaws, like having to manually edit the list, sometimes unwanted adding and removing with improper sync, but it did its job, which was very valuable to me, being someone with max  level max char slots on a few servers.

    friend and ignore share stopped working completely, just broke with the most recent patch (worked well for a year or two with no updates).  then I say, damn, hopefully there is an alternative, and here it is, and from what I've seen done in a much better method  : D  TYTYTY

    Last edited by sognard on 7/1/2013 2:47:29 AM
  • #164

    i don't want them back on my list lol I use postal so there's no need for them to be friended.

  • #158

    does this addon have an option to not add alts to the friends list?

  • #159

    It only synchronizes the friend list, it doesn't add your alts. Or did you add them for some of your characters and don't want them synchronized? Then, no, it doesn't haven an option for that.

    But if you did, why did you add them to your friends list? If it's only for mail autocomplete I can suggest Classic Auto Complete to you:

  • #162

    I just want to prefice this post by saying I love your addon; however I have experienced the issue of my ignore list not synchronizing and in previous messages in-game it has stated it should correct itself in a week or two, but it's been well over a month and I was wondering if there was any near future fix for this?

  • #160

    I was just looking through some other friend sharing addons and I think Niselma30 is asking this just because they were complaining about it on another addon's page. The problem is more about addons that add your alts automatically, you don't want that taking precious list space when you have addons like Classic Auto Complete or Postal.

    In my experience, FriendsShare Resurrection is the best addon of its kind, so go ahead and try it! Even when it acts up it goes back to taking care of synching and not losing any info (I used another addon before that deleted all my settings)! It survived patch changes pretty well for me so far, and there's updates often. :) All you need to get used to is typing the /friendsshare rebuild command whenever you fix something or a player leaves the server!

    Thanks Kring and keep it up! :D


    Last edited by Nunc92 on 6/19/2013 12:51:09 AM
  • #157

    I was about to ask about the ignore list.
    It's great that you're on top of that.
    I hope it can also be synched, at some point.

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