Published on Monday, 14 March 2011 13:13
Dear World of Warcraft raiders
This is the first update of how WoW Progress Tracker 4 is in development.
First of all I'd like to say I've added the Korean armory support as well as ALL the possible languages the armory is written in, this means de, en, es, fr, ko, ru! As some languages require more characters than others, you may have to edit the style.css and update the text size, or make the width and/or height bigger from the advanced menu.
I've added a simple progress text under the name of the raid (i.e. X / Y), it looks cleaner than the bar and it's pretty good in my opinion. To reply to some questions I've received, the tooltip appears wherever you move the pointer on the entire "block", not only on the title. Also currently the tooltip has no interaction, but you can mouse over it even if you go outside the raid block, thus if you want I may add some links or features, just ask me ^^.
I've made the system throttle policy-safe, this means your website won't get banned if you receive too many visits in the same second! ^^ It may slow down the page load by 1 second (10 seconds if 10 users visit the same page in the same time, but it's a really unfortunate case). In any case remember that the system has to download one HTML page per expansion, this means that it will instantly load the page only if you let the module (or modules) load a set of raids of the same content (i.e. Cataclysm), otherwise it will have to wait for one second to ask the armory for another page. I may decrease this wait time to 0.5 seconds to see if the server doesn't get me banned, I may insert an option up to you.
Not having the cache anymore will let you always have the most updated progress anytime!
Unfortunately this system doesn't provide the progress for the old content (Classic, TBC, WotLK), but can only get a summary of what you've done and what you didn't guild-wide (thus you have to redo Black Temple Guild Run to make it display under the TBC progress).