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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.2.0
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  • Updated 08/07/2015
  • Created 08/25/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (LGPLv3)
  • Newest File: Learning Aid 1.12 Beta 3a
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About Learning Aid

Future

Hi guys, I'm working on getting a 1.12 maintenance release out. After that I want to do a refactor and redesign, which will lead to Learning Aid 2.0. This is what I'd like to put in the new versions.

1.12: Make sure everything that's still in works correctly

  • Learning new spells when leveling up.
  • Suppressing chat spam when swapping specs.
  • Searching for missing spells.
  • Putting unlearned and then relearned talent-based spells back where they were.
  • Putting lost and regained guild perk spells back where they were. This is currently disabled because it was causing problems.
  • Newly learned pet and mount detection, which was always kind of broken, got completely broken when the Pet Journal replaced the old moldy Pet and Mount UI. I have removed it.

2.0 and beyond: New, shiny features

  • LDB plugin.
  • Integration with the base UI's level-up display.
  • Filtering of level-up messages.
  • Finer-grained control of automatic placement of newly learned spells on action bars, from turning it off to controlling when and where it happens.
  • Highlighting options for the spellbook, such as making missing spells stand out in some way.

Purpose

Learning Aid is for all those times when you've just leveled up, retalented, or learned a new trade skill and you've had to page through your spellbook looking for all those new icons. When you learn a new ability or tradeskill, Learning Aid pops up a window with the new ability icon in it, ready to be dragged to your Action Bar.

Directions

  1. Learn a new ability!
  2. Drag it to your action bar!
  3. Click the close box to dismiss the window!

You can also shift-click an ability button to create a chat link, just like from the spellbook.

Learning Aid also filters the annoying yellow chat spam you get when swapping talent specs, resetting your talents or learning several talents at once.

Options

Right-click on the window's title to lock the window so it does not move. Learning Aid has a configuration panel in the Interface Options window.

Compatibility

Learning Aid 1.12 Beta 3a is compatible with World of Warcraft 6.2.0.

Latest Changes

v1.12b3a
Updated TOC to 60200 for Warlords of Draenor patch 6.2.0.
Added "Ignore Auto Attack" option.
Removed more dead Spam Filter code that was causing errors.

v1.12b2
Updated TOC to 60100 for Warlords of Draenor patch 6.1.0.
Fixed some global pollution found with Globe (https://www.townlong-yak.com/globe/).
Added checks for spells like Flying Serpent Kick that change ID on the fly.
Added initial visible support for action bar copy and paste.
Added support for flyouts to action bar copy and paste.
Added support for dynamic shapeshift bar numbering to action bar copy and paste.
Added named bar clipboards to action bar copy and paste, replacing the single implicit clipboard.

v1.12b1
TOC update for Warlords of Draenor patch 6.0.2. No significant changes.

# 1.12b3a

Updated TOC to 60200 for patch 6.2.0.
Added "Ignore Auto Attack" option.
Removed more dead Spam Filter code that was causing errors.

# 1.12b3

Tried to fix some broken stuff. Stuff was still broken.

# 1.12b2

Updated TOC to 60100 for patch 6.1.0.
Fixed some global pollution found with Globe (https://www.townlong-yak.com/globe/).
Added checks for spells like Flying Serpent Kick that change ID on the fly.
Added initial visible support for action bar copy and paste.
Added support for flyouts to action bar copy and paste.
Added support for dynamic shapeshift bar numbering to action bar copy and paste.
Added named bar clipboards to action bar copy and paste, replacing the single implicit clipboard.

# 1.12b1

Update TOC for Warlords of Draenor pre-patch 6.0.2

# 1.12a5

Talents that override existing spells, like Strangulate/Asphyxiate now
work correctly.

Retalenting spam filter is working, and now does not display redundant
entries for spells that are unlearned and then immediately relearned
when Summarize is selected.

Ignore list is still broken. Do not use.

SpellAPI is more comprehensive and robust.

Deleted a lot of old, commented-out code from previous expansions.

# 1.12a4

Mangle is working.
Flyouts are working.
/la search is working.
Ignore list is broken. Do not use.

# 1.12a3

Actually fixed the issue with spec-specific spells appearing in /la search
results whether or not they were on an action bar, for reals this time.

Added new object-oriented SpellAPI.lua which may become an independent
library at some point.

Pulled out a lot of obsolete code that has succumbed to bitrot.
There's still a lot left.

Known Issue: If you change specs, all the spec-specific spells for the
spec you didn't start the current game session in will appear. Probably
not that difficult to fix, but it's late and I want to get something at
least semi-functional out tonight.

# 1.12a2

Fixed the issue with spec-specific spells breaking /la search
[Update: Did not actually fix the issue with spec-specific spells]

# 1.12a1

Updated for WoW 5.0.4 (Pre-Mists of Pandaria patch)

Removed support for mini-pets and mounts due to persistent bugs.
If you want to see support for mini-pets and mounts return, please
contact the author at jamash.kj@gmail.com.

# 1.11

Updated for WoW 4.0.1 (Pre-Cataclysm patch)

Includes new "Train All" button on skill and class trainers.

Interface updated to 40000

# 1.10.1

Chinese localizations added (zhCN and zhTW), kindly provided by wowuicn.

# 1.10

The Learning Aid window now grows wider when there are too many
abilities on it to fit in one column.

Korean localization added, kindly provided by talkswind.

# 1.09

The "Find Shapeshift forms" toggle was backwards.  Fixed.

New Ignore Ability function.  Ctrl-click on an icon in the Learning Aid
window to ignore that ability when using the Search feature.

You can also use /la ignore Ability Name and /la unignore Ability Name

/la unignoreall to reset the list of ignored abilities

When the option "Show Learn/Unlearn Messages" is set to "Summarize",
spells that are unlearned and immediately relearned while swapping
talent specs are not printed to the chat log.

# 1.08

Added an option to toggle whether to search for Shaman totems when
searching for abilities missing from action bars.

Fixed wrong companion bug (again).

# 1.07.3

Fixed a bug that caused incorrect text to appear on the context menu.

# 1.07.2

Added German translation kindly provided by Freydis88.

# 1.07.1

Fixed long-standing bug that caused the wrong companion to appear when
learning a new companion under laggy conditions.

# 1.07 Completed Features

When the player unlearns a spell or ability due to a talent reset,
remember where on the player's action bars that spell or ability was.
When the spell or ability is relearned, put it back on the player's
action bar in the same place, as long as that slot is empty.

Same as above, but due to a server-side talent reset.

Remember multiple sets of unlearned ability to action bar button
mappings.

Filter "You have learned" and "You have unlearned" spam down to two
lines, saying "You have unlearned A, B, C." and "You have learned X, Y,
Z."
  Dual Spec Swapping: Complete
  Unlearning Talents: Complete
  Batch-learning Talents with the Talent Preview system: Complete
  Batch-learning Talents with an addon: Complete
  Singly-learning Talents with multiple ranks: Complete
  Pet Talents: Complete

# Future

Rewrite event handlers using the new 3.0 Secure State system.

Fix macro scanner to work with spells that have parentheses in their
names, such as "Swipe (Bear)".

# Possible

Rewrite entire spell learn / unlearn system to use the system chat
message event instead of caching and diffing.

Comments

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  • #59
    GOOD NEWS EVERYONE

    I got my computer fixed-ish (limping along but usable) after all this time, so I can start working on Learning Aid again! I also have a new job and more of a social life so my time will be somewhat limited, but I'll try to keep you posted on my progress.

  • #61

    Continuing to limp along. Further updates as events warrant.

  • #60

    Thank you.  This is one of my main addons. 

  • #58

    So it's safe to assume that this addon is dead :(? Does anyone know any alternatives to this one? I really liked it ._.

  • #57

    "/la search" shows spells that I do have on my toolbars.  It does this for all my toons.  Not all spells.  I can drag the spell from the spell book or from the results of "/la search" and it will still show that I don't have the spell on any toolbar.

  • #55

    I did some small changes and that seems to fix the major errors:

    Change GetActiveTalentGroup to GetActiveSpecGroup.

    Change LearnPreviewTalents to LearnTalents.

  • #56

    Just to help with this fix; it does work, but you need to do it in both LearningAid.lua and ActionBar.lua.

  • #53

    Any updates on a 5.0.4 version?

  • #54

    Soon™

    Unfortunately I've been really busy at work and also with my 3DS which is not a good excuse I know >.>

    I haven't abandoned Learning Aid, I've just been having trouble making time to work on it.

  • #50

    Currently, whenever I learn a new pet or mount, it pops up with a huge window of all the pets/mounts I have. Is there a way I can have it not do this?

     

    (Actually, if I could disable the autopopup in general, it'd be rather nice; I have this addon mostly for the ability to summarize spec changes)

  • #51

    There are some timing issues with companions and mounts, which means that if the game's WDB cache gets cleared, which happens every patch, Learning Aid thinks all companions or mounts are new. I'm working on a fix, but I could definitely include an option to not show new pets and mounts.

  • #52

    Cool, that would be awesome.

    Thanks for all the work you do!

  • #49

    I just uploaded a new alpha (r12) that might fix the guild perks appearing at random issue.

    Guild perks disappearing at random is (as far as I know) a Blizzard UI issue and happens to some people whether or not Learning Aid is installed.

    Last edited by Jamash on 3/21/2012 12:09:39 PM
  • #48

    r8 keeps removing my guild perks from my hotbars and popping up with the LA window filled with guild perks everytime I log in or change continents. Is this addon dead - if so, does anyone know of any alternatives?

    Die by the Arrow

  • #47
    FrostFire Orb is showing when I run "/la search" even though I have it on a standard blizzard toolbar
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