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  • 328 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 240,289 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/18/2015
  • Created 09/29/2008
  • 686 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 2.4.1

About Livestock

Livestock: For all your companion needs

Now that your pets and mounts don't take up space in your bags, Livestock lets you manage them intelligently. This addon sorts your companions into land mounts, flying mounts, and vanity pets. Then, with the push of a button, you can randomly summon any of the three, or designate a favorite pet to have out on command.

You can also have Livestock always keep a pet by your side, and have it dismiss your vanity pet when you are in PVP battle and it would give away your position.

You can even tell Livestock to put you on a random land or flying mount depending on whether the area you're in lets you fly or not. Underwater or in combat, Livestock can also be configured to cast certain spells relating to travel, such as Path of Frost or Ghost Wolf.

You can even designate certain pets or mounts to be called in certain zones or subzones. Ride in style on a Frostwolf Howler while in Alterac Valley, and then switch to your favorite color of Mechanostrider while in Ironforge. Livestock will let you make sure that you have your good luck pet out whenever you're in Ulduar or Trial of the Crusader.

You can summon critters, land mounts, and flying mounts in various ways. See the ReadMe file for more information.

Localization Help:

Livestock currently only completely works for the enUS, deDE, eES, ruRU, and frFR clients. (The client is only localized completely for the enUS client, and assistance in localizing is always appreciated!) If you are on another client, Livestock will load but will show all English strings. If you are willing to help localize the addon for your language, please let me know - you'd only need to provide some simple translations and I'd do the rest. You can reach me through the Private Message system available here.

Slash Commands:

Slash Commands:

There are currently eight slash commands for the addon. View the ReadMe file for a more in-depth explanation. /livestock or /ls both work for commands.

  • Use "/livestock" to bring up the main menu bar.
  • Use "/livestock reset" to move the four Livestock Buttons back to their default positions.
  • Use "/livestock scale <scale>" to change the size of the Livestock Buttons.
  • Use "/livestock prefs" as a shortcut to access the preferences, described in the ReadMe.
  • Use "/livestock redo" to force Livestock to reset to default. Useful for squashing buggy behavior at the cost of having to reset your settings.
  • Use "/livestock [zone/subzone/party]" to designate a pet or mount for your current zone, subzone or party. For more information, check the ReadMe.
  • Use "/livestock [mount/nomount/pet/nopet]" to add/remove pets and mounts from the random summon list. Uses your active summon.
  • Use "/livestock debug" - Prints out useful debugging information that can assist the developers in solving problems. Use the command again to turn off the debugging output.

Livestock Options and Preferences:

You can find the options for Livestock in the Addons tab of the Blizzard Interface options menu. The "Livestock" tab has the major options, while options for pets and Smart Mounting are in sub-menus. You can read more about the preferences in the ReadMe file.

Bugs Reports and Feature Requests

If you find unexpected behavior in Livestock, especially in locales other than enUS, please check the FAQ at first to see if it has been addressed and if there is a possible fix.

Please report any bugs you find with Livestock, or feature requests you'd like to see, using the "Report Bugs" or "Feature Request" button underneath the Download button, up and to the right. I appreciate your feedback and support.

If you are reporting a bug, the following information is helpful: Any error messages that you saw, where you were (if you can give coordinates, that's excellent), what you were trying to do, what your menus looked like, and what class you play.


Well-deserved credit goes to the following people:

  • Khanthal (Uldum), for the original idea and being our MT so often!
  • A BIG thank you to Sbo (UI and Macros forum, Live) who helped me figure out what was the issue with Dalaran and Wintergrasp as well as suggesting the way to get around it.
  • Grimgear (UI and Macros forum, Live) for helping troubleshoot a bug, pointing me to keybindings, and suggesting rotation speed. Also for pointing out how best to adjust my GUI to compensate for localization.
  • Lunessa (UI and Macros forum, Live) for pointing me to Blizzard's instructions on creating panels in the Interface menu.
  • Xelron (UI and Macros forum, Live) for helping construct debug messages to get more information and indirectly convincing me to make my own dropdowns.
  • Ro (UI and Macros forum, Beta) for the 3D model viewer idea. Ro also originally suggested making my own custom dropdowns, which I thought was beyond me!
  • Elloria and Tgulics (WoWInterface) for helping spread the word and test the addon in its earliest stages and for suggesting highlighting the buttons when they're clicked.
  • The MVPs (UI and Macros forum) for providing the resources needed to accomplish this one as well as stepping in and answering my questions from time to time. Special thanks to Alestane and Iriel for helping me with secure handlers.
  • kdkunde (WoWInterface) for helping translate this mod into German so far!
  • Vastilia (WoWInterface) and Yorgl (Curse) for helping translate into French!
  • madbit (WoWInterface) for the Spanish translation.
  • simply (Curse) for the Russian localization.
  • Certainly not least, Brenkite (Uldum) for being my personal troubleshooter and moral support.

Version 2.4.1

- Added favorite mounts and pets for parties

Version 2.4.0

- Enabled flying in Draenor

Version 2.3.9

- TOC update for patch 6.2

Version 2.3.8

- Fixed Nagrand garrison mounts

Version 2.3.7

- Added support for Chauffeured Mekgineer's Chopper and Chauffeured Mechano-Hog

Version 2.3.6

- Added Aspect of the Cheetah to combat forms

Version 2.3.5

- Corrected Garrison Ability to support other languages
- Flying Carpets now only require 300 tailoring

Version 2.3.4

- Support for Dustmane Direwolf and Creeping Carpet

Version 2.3.3

- Fix for silly LUA errors (coding too fast)

Version 2.3.2

- New option to use Travel Form in land areas

Version 2.3.1

- Restrict Nagrand option to not use siege tanks and only use mounts if learned

Version 2.3.0

- Added Garrison Mounts option for Nagrand

Version 2.2.7

- Restrict autosummon pets while in vehicles to prevent issues with vehicle buttons

Version 2.2.6

- Will once again summon flying mounts underwater in flying zones
- Fixed issue with pet auto-summons and barbershops
- Druids now only summon travel form underwater if they are moving
- Moonkin form now supported when canceling travel form (while moving)

Version 2.2.5

- Fixed macro errors (re-create macros or assign an icon to fix issue)

Version 2.2.4

- Fix for Druids in Draenor

Version 2.2.3

- Fix for Draenor mounting

Version 2.2.2

- Fixed interactions with Monk Zen Flight

Version 2.2.1

- Moonkins now remain in moonkin form when mounting (fix for non-combo button)

Version 2.2.0

- Fixed dragging pets into the Zone/Subzone screen
- Disabled dragging mounts into the Zone/Subzone screen (use the command line)
- Better handling of the new flying mounts in land menu setting
- Moonkins now remain in moonkin form when mounting

Version 2.1.0

- Hide mounts from the opposite faction

Version 2.0.5

- Fixed flying dismounts for non-druids

Version 2.0.4

- New Option: Include flying mounts in land menu
- More druid fixes

Version 2.0.3

- Fixed Death Knights and Paladins
- Additional fixes for Druids

Version 2.0.2

- Support Flight Form when using Glyph of the Stag

Version 2.0.1

- Fixed error on non-hunters

Version 2.0.0

- Support for patch 6.0.2
- Fixed some issues with druid forms
- Low level druids will use cat form until they learn travel form
- Aspect of the Hawk removed (can cancel AotC/AotP when mounting)

- Change log up to this version removed from hosting site and archived in Change Log.txt


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  • #631

    Why doesn't this work?

    /livestock zone [Swift Frostsaber]

    Its too cumbersome to set this. I come from a zone where i have set it, open the interface, it says no mount is set for this zone (true), it shows me a picture of the mount from the previous zone, but its not the one it uses in this one. There should be a button called "use this mount" so i could just click it. Instead i have to find it in the mounts log, drag it to a button and then to the interface. too fiddly


     Also, there is a  HUGE problem with layout.

    In blizzards menu System/Advanced the user can increase the UI scale, up to "High" - this is because some of us (like me) can't read the small text.

    BUT if we change this, your mount menus became so long they are way outside the screen - ie, its not possible to select many mounts because they are outside the screen.

    Perhaps a scrolling list would be better? At least more user friendly.


    Last edited by IceHunter on 9/30/2012 9:17:10 PM
  • #632

    Are you saying the command line option to set zone mounts isn't working? The [mount] portion needs to be an itemlink, not just text.

    I'm aware of the UI limitations and am investigating a complete UI revamp to make it work better with the huge number of mounts/pets now available.

  • #645

    Item link or just typing the name in brackets with 1.6.8.

  • #644

    Works if it is an item link yes

  • #639

    version 1.6.8

    You can now type /livestock zone [Black War Bear] and it will work correctly.

  • #634

    Turns out we can use it in a macro, this for instance:

    /livestock zone \124cff71d5ff\124Hspell:60118\124h[Black War Bear]\124h\124r


    That works (If you have the Black War Bear that is)


    Last edited by IceHunter on 10/1/2012 4:16:31 PM
  • #633

    No it is working, I just didn't realise it was supposed to be an item link, I though the point was we could make a macro out of it. (You can't use item links in macros, right?)

    Perhaps we could use the item number, like 458 for a horse? (Can be looked up on wow head)


    Thanks for doing this btw, its still a much needed addon :)


  • #627

    Awesome addon.

    I have a request thought. Can you put an option to prefer casting AotC rather than AotP in a group.

  • #638

    It's on the list of things to add, I just havent' gotten around to it.

    Update: Fixed in 1.6.8.

    Last edited by Kharthus on 10/5/2012 4:29:06 PM
  • #626

    I noticed that everytime I checked "not collected" in the pet journal filter menu, it would uncheck itself. I just went though my addons one by one to see which one was causing this, and it appears to be Livestock. With Livestock disabled, the option stays on until I disable it, but with Livestock enabled, it will not stay on.

  • #628

    Blizzard doesn't have a way of accessing the mounts/pets list without changing the filters. Livestock has to change the filters to get an accurate list of the mounts/pets you actually own. This behavior is normal and intended until some future time that Blizzard updates the Pet Journal.

  • #630

    Yep. The PetJournal seems rather rushed. Addons really just need access to the list of mounts/pets without messing with any GUI settings, but at the moment that's not possible.

  • #629

    Well, that sucks. I understand why now that you've explained it, but it's a pain having to constantly toggle the "not collected" filter back on. It seems Blizzard has a few things regarding the pet journal that cause addons to do wonky things, so hopefully they get it all ironed out soon. I'd rather deal with an annoying filter than not have my Livestock!

  • #624

    Works fine, thanks a lot for your work.

    One wish: Could you please replace hard coded 30 items per menu and height 18 for each item with local variables at the top of the file? I have 145 mounts and 193 pets, so I prefer 45 items per menu and only 15 for each item. That way I can see all mounts/pets on my screen. In a future version this could be configurable within WoW interface, but two variables within script instead of hardcoded values would be very helpfull as a first step.


    if currentMenu == 1 and MENUS > 1 then 
                menuframe:SetHeight( ( li_colPerMenu + 3 ) * li_buttonHeight + 21 )
            elseif currentMenu ~= MENUS then
                menuframe:SetHeight( ( li_colPerMenu + 1 ) * li_buttonHeight + 21 )
            elseif MENUS > 1 then
                if (mounts or critters) % li_colPerMenu ~= 0 then
                    menuframe:SetHeight( ( ( mounts or critters ) % li_colPerMenu * li_buttonHeight ) + 21 )

                    menuframe:SetHeight( li_colPerMenu * li_buttonHeight + 21 )
                menuframe:SetHeight( ( ( (mounts or critters) + 2) * li_buttonHeight) + 21)

  • #625

    Looks good. I put it into v1.6.6.

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