- Published on Sunday, 07 November 2010 14:08
Dear World of Warcraft raiders
I was once emailed by one of you who bought the extension sending me the code to insert the Lich King in the heroic modes of Icecrown Citadel. I thanked him, but I was not sure the entire module worked as intended with heroic modes. Unfortunately I saw there were systematic errors when an achievement was done in heroic mode, as the normal one is "inglobated" in the new one.
I thus decided to completely rewrite the extension core, and that drove me crazy! Eventually I came up I couldn't automatize all the process, and thus I made separated files for each progress. This lead me to think to optimize the code too, and now you've got a faster and smaller* extension! I stress-tested locally with one player and the execution time was under the half of a second (but the one-per-day download of the XML files), pretty good, isn't it?
The next step is to create a Joomla! component page where to know more in detail the progress, player per player. It will be included in version 4.x, and the price will rise up a little (up to 3.47€). Of course, who has bought the extension won't have to pay the difference, all the updates are for free!
I invite you to download the extension again, and while you can upgrade the module as allways, please uninstall the component before upgrading it (there may be some files outdated and unused anymore).
*smaller: being split in different files, the component will only call for the single progress part, reducing the execution time!
Cheers and good raiding!