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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,245 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 282,917 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/19/2013
  • Created 09/19/2012
  • 114 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.2.4

About NPCScanEx

Ex stands for Extension, in essence an addon for NPCScan and what it does is this: it injections many rare spawns not automatically added by the addon itself, and makes sure you are alerted no mater the level of the rare mob!

It's an experimental addon but it works. You can clean the existing database and then install the NPCs, or you can pick to only install missing NPC and leave the database as it is. If you are afraid then use the "Install only" option. ;)

The slash command to open up the menu is:
/npcscanex or /scanex

Note that each character keep their own list of NPCs to track, meaning you need to install the database on each new character, and re-install when a new update is released. It's not so bad if you take a look at the "/npcscanex auto" command, it helps you update automatically!

 + DB diff.
 + Fixed error related to using _NPCScan 5.4

 + DB diff.
 + Updated TOC for 5.3
 + Minor updates and additions. Theramore scenario rares removed (clones of the real world once).

 + Updated TOC for 5.3
 + Minor updates and additions.

 + Fixed typo in code.

 + Overhauled database generation, now easier to manage than before. Also added missing rares and removed obsolete rares. For those that wish to clean-up their databases it's easiest done by going to your \WoW\WTF\Accounts\<ACCOUNTNAME> folder then doing a search for files named "_NPCScan" and deleting those, this will reset all stored _NPCScan related settings - note that this will remove all customized _NPCScan options, but allow us to install a more appropriate database for your characters.
 + Only rares you can slay will be installed, for instance the faction rares in Krasarang Wilds won't fire if you can't slay them, not many NPC's are affected by this rule so you shouldn't worry that you are "missing loot" or something. I shall make this a GUI option in the future.
 + TOC bump to 50200.
 + Added a lot of new rares from 5.2.
 + TOC bump to 50100.
 + Added Zalas Witherbark, Goldenback, Hel'nurath and NPC's related to "Champions of Lei Shen" achievement from the PTR.

 + Added 147 tameable pets, oh boy... Thanks Veyska on WoWI for providing me with the list. Note that because of how NPCScan is made, I can't make it show the "Tameable" message, because these are hardcoded in the addon itself, and I can't access it from mine. But don't worry, this shall be addressed in a future NPCScan update, meanwhile you will at least be notified when you encounter the rare. :)

 + Added Brawler's Guild related rares.

 + Made the automatic update option also update NPCScan when database updates are released, so you only have to enable or disable the option (before you had to re-enable each time the database changed, but no more!)
 + Added Cursed Centaur (Maraudon, outside the instance.) Added Dart, Hayoc, The Rot and Lord Angler in Theramore's Fall (scenario). Added Ironspine and Azshir the Sleepless in Scarlet Monastery.
 + Removed Little Samras and Optimistic Benj from Old Hillsbrad Foothills, they are friendly and can't be killed. Also removed Vern and Alani since it's kind of pointless to fire the alerts when you encounter these rares.

 + Added NPCs for the achievement "Over Their Heads" for the daily "Dark Skies".
 + Added three more NPCs regarding the "Lost and Found" achievement.

 + Added Boahn (Northern Barrens) and Doctor Theolen Krastinov (Scholomance HC).

 + Added several new rares from Pandaria, and some from other places.

 + Fixing when data is injected, so far I think this is a much better approach.

 + Fixed a typo in one of the screens.

 + Updated for MOP (50001)
 + Added support for automatic installing upon login, this helps you keep all characters updated, without having to install each time. This feature can be turned on or off by using "/npcscanex auto". It's disabled by default.
 + Removed deprecated NPCs.

 + Removed: Foreman Rigger (removed from the game)
 + Removed: Sentinel Amarassan (removed from the game)
 + Removed: Warlord Kolkanis (removed from the game)

 + TOC update (40300)
 + Added: Prince Lakma (tribute to Lord Lakmaeran)
 + Added: Lorgus Jett (found in Blackfathom Deeps and gives more XP)
 + Added: Little Samras (tribute to Big Samras)
 + Added: Optimistic Benj (tribute to Cranky Benj)
 + Renamed: Gluggle to Gluggl (not sure why the rename...)
 + Removed: Dalaran Spellscribe (removed from the game so you have to get your Cat Carrier (Black Tabby) in some other way)
 + Removed: Scarshield Quartermaster (Blackwing Lair attunement quest, almost no respawn time so not really a rare at all, just an incentive for newbies to go kill and loot him for the quest and be surprised)
 + Removed: Old Vicejaw (removed from the game)
 + Removed: Monnos the Elder (removed from the game)
 + Removed: Magister Hawkhelm (removed from the game)
 + Removed: Mugglefin (removed from the game)

 + Initial release.


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  • #18

    Considering blizzard changed the coding on how rares show up, is this addon even worth having in my list anymore?

  • #16

    Any chance you or someone else can take over the NPCScan project and update it?

  • #17

    Torhal did and he will be updating it, but it works as it is right now. :)

    Profile: WoWInterface | Wowhead

  • #15

    Seems NPCScan has been discontinued, but there is a healthy alternative at SilverDragon! ;)

    Profile: WoWInterface | Wowhead

  • #14

    okay where do i find the main NPCScan addon? cause i keep getting "not found" when i click on the name of it

  • #13

    It looks like the maker of npcscan has stop playing maybe you can take over the addon so that this great addon will work even better

  • #11

    At line 136 in core.lua, table_wipe() should be wipe() instead.

    Author of the TB Add-Ons Suite.

  • #12

    Thanks for giving me a heads up about my typo!

    Profile: WoWInterface | Wowhead

  • #10

    This is amazing, gaining a lot of extra experience than before. The only thing that bugs me out is when I go to my SW AH my NpcScan goes off quite some times because of tamed NPC's. Is there a possibility to filter those out if you are not in the correct zone like in the addon itselves too?

  • #7

    THANK YOU Vlad! I had been adding all the NPCS in the game manually zone by zone, bit by bit, ONE by ONE.......and it was a PAIN..... and when Pandas came out, i had a glithch, had to wipe and start with a clean install, and it WIPED IT... i forgot to save my database......i about DIED lol! So i cant WAIT to try this out! Hope it has all the old school rares ive been looking for! <3 Thanks! ~Nyxxiana~

  • #6

    Download, added to Addon directory, visible in Addon Manager, but... when I try /npcscanex or /scanex - nothing happens. Just tells me to type /help for commands. Am I missing something here?

    Last edited by systemx17 on 1/6/2013 7:17:11 AM
  • #9

    Sounds like it wasn't enabled, probably needed to check the "Load outdated addons" box or something, to make it load.

    Profile: WoWInterface | Wowhead

  • #4

    Not sure if u can do this but can you add a count of some kind of how many npc it added

    I really have to test this out by leveling a new toon in zones you know

    I flew out to Burning steppes and npcscan went off like 5 times some of the rares I did not even know about

    Also is there a way to get it to mark the world map as such to where the rare may be like npcscan does to the ones it tracks as it did not mark the map at all

  • #5

    Blizzard added like 50 new rares for Azeroth, Hunter rare pets using many skins otherwise not available in the wild low level zones.

    So far the addon doesn't provide more than just notification when you are near by, was considering making the overlay work, but it's a lot of work to implement and inject this data properly, most likely not even doable, the addons aren't made to be changed by external addons you see.

    I'd recommend SilverDragon, I think it has a map feature to show possible rare locations in addition to alerting you, it's a bit more advanced than NPCScan. Just saying. ;)

    Profile: WoWInterface | Wowhead

  • #2

    I checked your addon out and this is really cool it is


    Have to say it will be good if I was leveling a alt and wanted some extra xp as there are more rares in there

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