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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 373,590 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/12/2014
  • Created 09/20/2006
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.9.30
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About MonkeyQuest

Note: For easy configuration, download MonkeyBuddy!

About MonkeyQuest:

The MonkeyQuest AddOn for World of WarCraft displays quests and their objectives in a nice drag able frame in a very customizable way.


  • Mousing over quests shows the overview in a tooltip.
  • Option to display the quest overview if there's no objectives.
  • Clicking on quests brings up the real quest log with that quest selected.
  • Displays the quest level in the quest title.
  • Elite quests display a ' ' in the level of the quest.
  • Completed quests show a '(Completed)' in the quest title.
  • Quest area headers are displayed.
  • Clicking on a quest area header collapses or expands it.
  • Check boxes next to quests allow hiding/showing of that quest.
  • Check box to toggle displaying collapsed quest area headers and hidden quests.
  • Close and minimize buttons.
  • Quest objective coloring.
  • Quest objective coloring for special 'friendly/hostile' type objectives.
  • Special quest objective coloring for 'find an area' type objectives.
  • Nice font for increased readability.
  • No additional buttons or options are displayed in the real quest log.
  • Option to always hide quest area headers.
  • New slash command for hiding the border.
  • Key bindings for toggle hidden, minimize, and close.
  • Slash command to change the expand direction, up or down (thanks Diungo)
  • Shift-left clicking on quests to add the quest name to the chat edit box if it's open.
  • Shift-right clicking on quests to add your current quest objective data to the chat edit box if it's open.
  • Option to display the number of free quest slots.
  • Lockable frame.
  • Option to display quest titles colored by difficulty. (thanks Pkp)
  • Option to hide completed quests.
  • Option to hide completed objectives.
  • Ctrl-Left clicking on quests to share that quest with party members.
  • Ctrl-Right clicking on quests to abandon that quest, after a confirmation dialog box.
  • Integration with MonkeyBuddy for configuration.
  • Font size setting.
  • Option to turn off right-click to open MonkeyBuddy.
  • Option to hide the title buttons.
  • Quest Items now show up in tooltips. Mousing over targets you need for quests will show 'Quest Item XX/YY' in the tooltip. Same for items you need for quests.

    (** Currently doesn't update if MonkeyQuest is closed or minimized **)

  • Dungeon quests display a 'd' in the level of the quest.
  • Raid quests display an 'r' in the level of the quest.
  • Party members show up in the quest overview tooltip. If they have that quest they'll be displayed in the 100% objective color.
  • If the current sub-zone name appears in the quest overview, the quest will highlight.

Slash Commands:

See included ReadMe.txt for slash commands or use MonkeyBuddy to configure your MonkeyQuest.


  • Added option to disable quest items (still tainted)
  • Added option to toggle right click behavior
  • Fixed regex for non english objective descriptions


  • Changed options to global, only questlist per character
  • Added support for all quest tags (legendary, scenario, etc)
  • Added quest items to the abandon quest dialog
  • Tweaked open to quest log without MQL installed
  • Fixed issue with toggling quests via right mouse click
  • More fixes for work complete and more work sounds


  • Fixed work complete and more work sounds
  • Haven't received a donation since over two years ;)
  • If you like MQ, please consider supporting me!


  • Fixed open to quest log without MQL installed


  • Updated some vars from global to local
  • Fixed mouse over bag tooltip issue
  • Fixed WatchFrameItemButtonTemplate


  • Updated TOC for Patch 6.0
  • Added daily/weekly icon in tooltip
  • Fixed checkbox states (true/false)
  • Fixed GetQuestLogTitle API issues
  • Fixed regex for quest objectives
  • Fixed default objective color


  • Fixed getCVar("realmname")


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.4


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.3
  • Removed redundant mob tooltip text


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.1


  • Fixed quest sharing functions


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.0
  • Fixed party number API


  • Fixed API call errors (MoP)
  • Fixed FrameXML font issue
  • Added some nil checks
  • Removed BhaldieInfoBar (outdated)


  • Fixed FPS dropdown issue (you heard right)
  • Haven't received a donation since over a year ;)
  • If you like MQ, please consider supporting me!


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.3


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.2


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.1


  • Added experience amount to MonkeyQuestLog
  • Added quest visibility toggle via right click


  • Fixed (hopefully) last nil errors with those bugged quests


  • Fixed multiple nil errors with quests without header
  • (Some instance quests after Patch 4.0.1)


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.0
  • Changed "getglobal()" calls to _G[] calls
  • Fixed rare nil error with strLeaderBoardText
  • Included remaining this,event,arg# fixes


  • Fixed this,event,arg# to prevent issues with future patches
  • This also makes MonkeyQuest work in Cataclysm!


  • Fixed insertion of quest links into the edit box
  • (Insertion broke with the latest Client Patch 3.3.5)
  • Fixed nil error which sometimes popped up after login
  • Fixed default color (light blue) for "Finished Objectives"
  • Hide title buttons option now works in Blizzard Style


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.3
  • Added clickable buttons for activate-able quest items
  • Added some options to be able to look like blizzard tracker
  • Check-boxes only show if you check show hidden
  • (Thanks to Wraithstrike for his help!)


  • Fixed stacked work complete sound after login
  • Fixed lua error after abandoning last quest
  • Clicking show hidden in MQ now updates MB setting
  • Supports new slider value display in MB


  • Fixed GetQuestLogTitle issue with suggestedGroup
  • Added Support for new Zone Highlight Alpha option


  • Fixed OnClick lua error after clicking on a quest
  • (only happened with disabled MonkeyQuestLog)


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.2
  • Fixed GetDifficultyColor lua errors
  • Fixed MonkeyLibary lua errors in debug mode


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.1
  • Added new sound for partial quest completion


  • Fixed misaligned rewards in MonkeyQuestLog
  • Fixed self lua error in OnEnter event (MQL)
  • Updated MonkeyLibary to allow font shadows
  • Fixed detection of unavailable MonkeyBuddy
  • Some smaller enhancements here and there
  • Cleaned up and rearranged localization


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.0
  • Fixed several lua errors


  • Updated TOC for Patch 2.4
  • Now interacts with Blizzard options
  • Added new Blizzard quest links
  • Added daily quest counter (requires MonkeyBuddy)
  • ESC key now closes MonkeyQuestLog
  • Fixed work complete sound spam
  • Fixed highlighted zone alpha
  • Fixed refresh after font change
  • Adjusted default settings


  • Added optional work complete sound (default on)
  • Added a color for finished objectives


  • Fixed misalignment issue


  • Updated TOC for Patch 2.3
  • Fixed annoying free space issue
  • Added daily tag to pvp, heroic & dungeon quests


  • Fixed itemtooltip info in own bagslots
  • Added simple daily tag and heroic tag


  • Added suggested group number


  • Updated TOC for Patch 2.2
  • Added quick fix to prevent itemtooltip error


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  • #1051

    i'd love it if you could add achiev tracking at some point :)


  • #1047

    Produces an error when you mouse over a quest and you're in a group.  Looks like when it tries to tell you if other people in the group have the quest is when the error happens.

  • #1046

    I noticed that there are no options for the questlevels, raid, dungeon, group, or any other kind of indicators. Were these removed for a particular reason? I hope they make their way back in...


  • #1045

    Had to put my nostalgia goggles back on after finding this on here - used to use it and the clock way back in vanilla....


  • #1043

    thanks for the update as always you got my support :)

  • #1042

    Thank you for taking the time to look in to it Jim-Bim!

    This addon has always been very stable and worked great; I never noticed the FPS issue until I got achievement goggles last week and started tracking them...I just updated via the curse client this morning and will check it out.

    Again, thanks for supporting this free software for for the community. It sseems like us "end-users" post something only when something is broken or to complain and rarely take the time to give constructive feedback or compliment addon developers talent/time and effort :-).  I imagine we'd all be stuck with a crappy SWTOR-like UI in WOW without good people like you. THANKS!

  • #1041

    I finally got the time to investigate the fps issue. It took some hours, but it was worth it - I managed to find the issue and fixed it. It was a bitch to track down ;). I already uploaded a new release on CurseForge, which should be available here soon.


    PS: Thanks for all your comments related to the fps dropdown and sorry for the time it took me to fix it. Please remember that I'm doing this in my free time =)

  • #1044

    You have no idea how happy this makes me! I've been waiting so long to be able to use this addon again. Thanks to you, I think I can stand playing WoW again. :D

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • #1040

    Confirmed to be related to tracking achievements, as the posts indicated farther below this thread. Solution that worked for me: Untrack achievements and FPS remains optimal when Monkeyquest pane is visible in the UI. Sorry for the false alarm. Thanks!


  • #1039

    Like the poster in post #1038 (DaTryz), I too now have a staggering frame rate when monkeyquest is displayed on my UI. It doesn't affect the FPS until I view the monkeyquest pane. But frame rates go from 85fps down to 14fps the moment I do.

    I am not sure if this is related to the 64-bit client or that I recently started tracking achievments in the same general location of my UI (using the in-game default tracking system), but re-installing has not solved the issue.

    On a positive note, this has been one of the most reliable and helpful addons I have used over the years, I hate to disable it. Thanks for any advice!


  • #1038

    I have been using monkeyquest for a long time along with monkeybuddy. Love the addon and am lost without it. But I am suddenly struck with a strange issue.

    I did a race change a few days ago and my framerates plummeted. I could not get above 14 fps. I reinstalled wow and all my addons and problem was still there. So I took all addons out and put them in one at a time to see which one caused the issue. Unfortunetly it was monkeyquest and monkeybuddy. 

    Why would this occur with a race change and is there anything I can do to fix it?


    Thanks for the help.

    Last edited by DaTryz on 2/5/2012 7:09:49 PM
  • #1036

    not a bad addon but jim-bim you are lucky that i am smarter than the average dum fauk when it comes to xml and lua script. i just have to understand why monkeyquestlog wouldnt have adjustable strata or frame level within the monketybuddy config? i know you know how to do that but if i can help ya hit me up! other than that rocking add. Im just wondering if there is anyway to link it to sexy maps so that the quext appears on the via icon or quest area and links back to monkeyquest and log? lets do it brava! Thanks for your hard work. i hope my comment only makes it better from here out.


    Last edited by 420psilo on 11/30/2011 11:18:47 PM
  • #1037

    MonkeyQuestLog never got out of beta, thats why there are no options for it. There is a work in progress  v3 of MonkeyQuest (like MonkeySpeed and MonkeyClock, which are already released), so I haven't put much work into the v2 branch anymore. Only bug fixes and some v3 feature backports, but those happened a year ago, since then only TOC changes so MonkeyQuest won't show out of date. If you have the time to add MonkeyQuestLog options to MonkeyBuddy, feel free to do so. Once you send me the changes I will integrate them into a new release. There is no ETA on v3, just be patient ;)

  • #1035

    Just a comment for those experiencing FPS problems. I have also seen this in the past, but for me it seemed to only happen when there was a usable quest item (so monkey quest would show the item icon next to the quest) and if I was using the games Achievement tracking UI to track my progress on some achievement (like quests done in a zone).  I don't think I've seen the problem in a while, but then I've also developed the habit of keeping the achievements I'm tracking collapsed/hidden most of the time.  Anyway, if you hit the FPS problem and you have achievements up, try hiding them while finishing that quest and see if it helps.

  • #1034

    I was wondering if there is a setting for the tracking arrow that appears in the minimap with the standard blizzard quest tracker? It was appearing when I opened the map and manually selected which quest i wanted to track, but it would disappear as soon as I closed the map. Now it's not showing at all. I want to be able to track which direction my quests are in without having to open my map all the time (as I usually end up walking into a group of mobs)

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