Post by Nulgar
spoilers attract trolls though - mostly so that they can spread that spoiler without spoiler tags, but still :P
First off, I tried Carbonite for a while some years ago, never got around to like it, it did too many things fundamentally wrong in my opinion, and had too much stuff that was enabled by default but that you'd hardly need, practically pioneering "bloated addons". I know, you're just naming it as an example, but just like I found individual and better addons that provided the functionality of the few things that were useful in Carbonite, I ask you to consider breaking down your ideas of this behemoth into smaller parts.
Many of these features are available through addons already anyway:
Accurate and complete quest information including "Step 1", "Step 2", etc.Are you talking about the steps of a single quest? These rarely are more complex than "kill/gather something, maybe talk to some NPC before or after, then turn in". Also, this would have to be manually written, with a manual check of every quest there is. For questions about how to complete quests in general, there's LightHeaded
as an ingame alternative to alt+tabbing out to the browser.
If you mean the steps of a questline, say the individual quests that form it, I don't think there's an addon in the style of LightHeaded for that, but like the comments, it's just an Alt+Tab away, on Wowhead. Not that this data is very reliable (not Wowhead's fault) for anything that's just slightly non-linear.
All known node locationsGatherMate2
- the latter has weekly updates of node data pulled directly from Wowhead.
- TomTom style arrow for objectives (maybe the Goblin/Wowhead rocket?)
- Doubleclick map to place a map marker (counts as a trackable objective)
You said it yourself, TomTom
- a custom arrow isn't worth it. For permament markers, I suggest HandyNotes
, which integrates well with TomTom and GatherMate.
In-Game quest profiler so you can keep track of those (maybe put a new tab in the character pane)Not quite sure what you mean by that. Quest profiler as in tracker, the thing on the right that Carbonite mangles into... eh, too much opinion, sorry.
Option to show missing recipes/mounts/companions in respective windowsThe companion window will do that in 5.0. For recipes, there's AckisRecipeList
"Discoverable" subzone checklist (All of them, not just achievement ones)For a list of all subzones, it's on Wowhead's to-do list
. An addon could then use that data, but only effectively if a character's "true" exploration progress could somehow be read ingame or from the Armory.
Always consider: "There's an addon for that"
I mentioned the $10, right?Even in the times of Kickstarter, if you allow me the half-sarcastic remark, you can't solve problems by throwing money at it ;)
Post by Nulgar
Quest profiler as in the character profiler on Wowhead, showing all the stuff you have or haven't completed. The 100% checklist!Quest Completist