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  • 332 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 186,848 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/12/2013
  • Created 09/29/2008
  • 674 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.9.8

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]" to designate a pet or mount for your current zone or subzone. 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 1.9.8

- random() changed to fastrandom() for 5.4.2 patch

Version 1.9.7

- TOC update for patch 5.4

Version 1.9.6

- TOC update for patch 5.3
- Now uses flying mounts underwater (instead of land)

Version 1.9.5

- Performance improvements

Version 1.9.4

- Two new options for Aspect of the Hawk
- New option: New mounts are disabled by default

Version 1.9.3

- Fixed Aspect of the Pack in groups

Version 1.9.2

- Updates for patch 5.2

Version 1.9.1

- Fixed flying detection code for Outlands
- Slight update to the new scrolling code
- Added /ls as a shortcut for /livestock

Version 1.9.0

- Added Azure Water Strider option
- Added Zen Flight option
- Added scrollable mount/pet lists
- Fixed code that detects flying skill level and area
- Cleanup Abyssal Seahorse code
- Cleanup localizations
- Removed Crusader Aura

Version 1.8.0

- Updates for patch 5.1
- Another fix for SetWidth errors
- Fixed Aspect of the Pack

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


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  • #611

    PREDEBUG: 'nil' is mount-type, state is '4'
    POSTDEBUG: 'FLYING' is mount-type, state is '4'
    MOUNT: '75' is mount-index, flying mount is 'Green Proto-Drake'

    I did the debug when in Arathi Highlands (I'd been getting land-instead-of-flying there and also in Wetlands).

    2. Mounts in mount journal are now in a semi-random order... sometimes there are groups by type (several rams are collected, several nether rays, several elekks, mechanostriders), but some are just jumbled around (example, the blue and green qiraji battle tanks are next to each other, but the yellow is listed far away).

  • #610

    1. "MOUNT: '2' is mount-index, flying mount is 'Great Purple Elekk' " - I was in Wetlands.

    2. Random order.

  • #608

    Having the same issue with ground mounts only. It seems to be fine as long as I log in and stay in areas like Stormwind or Darkmoon Faire; as soon as I go out and about in the world to lower populated areas to do some Arch I lose the ability to summon a flying mount, I keep getting land-based ones. May be coincidental but I only notice a problem after I see the skill text referenced here pop up on my screen:

    Hope that helps, I love my random mounts, I'm a bit sad I've had to choose a single one to add to my action bar so I can fly.

  • #605

    I just had an odd occurrence.  I took my hunter to Outland to get a water strider class pet from Zangarmarsh. Once I tamed one and tried to mount back up, I was only getting random selections from my chosen land-based mounts, nothing from the Flying set. I had to use my other keybinds to force a Flying selection.

  • #606

    The pet journal is a little unstable at the moment. I've seen reports from other addons that sometimes the mount lists resort themselves for no known reason. This could cause Livestock to act a little weird. If you can recreate it in a certain situation that'd be helpful. If not, I'll just keep my eyes open for strange issues.

  • #618

    Seems to happen when you cross realm zone.

  • #604

    Thanks so much for changing this to work with moonkin form!

    Last edited by patscal on 9/3/2012 2:16:16 PM
  • #601

    Loving the addon.  One of the few I can't seem to live without.  I do have one feature request however.

    With the changes to mounts and pets becomming account wide, it would be really nice to have the option to select the available pets and mounts that get randomly selected just once, instead of having to go through the list for every character.  Additionally it would be really nice to only summon non-combat pets that have been marked as a favorite in the journal.


  • #623

    There are actually pets that are also not account wide (Guild Page, Guild Herald) making the situation all that more annoying.

  • #615
    Quote from mpeton »

    With the changes to mounts and pets becomming account wide, it would be really nice to have the option to select the available pets and mounts that get randomly selected just once, instead of having to go through the list for every character.  


  • #602

    The problem with making them account wide, is that not all mounts are account wide. Some only show up on certain characters or classes.

    The favorites from the journal is very doable. I'm currently thinking about a complete UI overhaul since the massive amount of pets now make the old one not workable. I might put the favorites in for now or wait until I figure out how it's all going to work in the future.

  • #616
    Quote from Kharthus »

    The problem with making them account wide, is that not all mounts are account wide. Some only show up on certain characters or classes.


  • #599

    Wow, that was fast! You rock!

  • #597

    This addon is perfect.  Keep up the good work ^_^

  • #595

    Can you add the option to turn off or turn on smart mounting that won't cancle form when you attempt to mount while in Moonkin form. Moonkin can now ride mounts in both Moonkin form and the new stars glyph. Maybe set it up so you can turn on and off the cancle form for Moonkin only so it'll still cancle if you are in bear/cat?

    Last edited by kouroth on 9/1/2012 9:51:31 AM
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