Release notes for FactionFriend

Switches WoW’s builtin reputation watch bar automatically and helps keep track of faction turnin items.

FactionFriend 7.2

Monday, April 10th, 2017
  • Several changes for Legion factions that allow earning reputation past Exalted (and towards lucrative rewards!) in WoW patch 7.2:
    • Chat messages for reputation gains no longer cause error messages (GitHub issue #22).
    • Fixes and UI improvements for the reputation watch bar and its tooltip on such factions.
    • The “Automatically mark Exalted factions as Inactive” setting no longer inactivates such factions. (If they’re already inactive and you want to track them again, you’ll need to reactivate them yourself.)
  • Now tracks several more tokens/turnins:
    • New Insignia for Legion factions introduced in WoW patch 7.2, including the Armies of Legionfall.
    • Commendations for Mists of Pandaria factions introduced to Timewalking vendors in WoW patch 7.1.5, and corresponding Timewarped Badge -> Commendation -> reputation conversions.
    • Various other Mists of Pandaria faction tokens that we didn’t have before.
    • Pungent Truffle for Sporeggar reputation. Just in time for the Glowcap Festival!

FactionFriend 7.0.3

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
  • Added Drowned Mana for Conjurer Margoss reputation.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Show enhanced reputation messages in chat” option would hide reputation gain messages for Conjurer Margoss (and possibly others).

FactionFriend 7.0.2

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
  • Now tracks items that increase reputation with Legion factions on use (e.g. Wardens Insignia, Arcane Tablet of Falanaar).
  • Removed AddonLoader support. (It was causing issues, and the trigger function for FF loading happens right on login anyhow.)
  • Updated French localization. (Thanks Irv1e3!)
  • Fixed typo in settings.

FactionFriend 7.0.1

Friday, August 26th, 2016
  • Added option to disable auto-switching reputation watch bar when gaining reputation with bodyguards. This option is on by default. (Thanks Dragonwolf!)
  • Now tracks faction Commendations purchaseable with Timewarped Badges (thanks Dragonwolf). Also tracks available badge -> commendation -> reputation conversions.
  • Now tracks Medallion of the Legion if you’re lucky enough to find one (or rich enough to buy a few at the AH).
  • Now shows a blue “!” in FactionFriend’s menu (right click the reputation watch bar) for factions where you have available reputation gains.
  • Fixed issue where the blue “!” we show in the default Reputation window (indicating a faction with available reputation gains) wouldn’t appear when it was supposed to.
  • Fixed failure to load when AddonLoader is present. (Github issue #10)
  • Fixed issue where choosing a recent faction from FactionFriend’s reputation watch bar menu wouldn’t work if that faction was marked Inactive.

FactionFriend is now also hosted on Github. Visit there to post bug reports, contribute enhancements, or just live on the bleeding edge.

FactionFriend 7.0

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
  • Updated for WoW Patch 7.0 and Legion. (Thanks Dragonwolf!)

FactionFriend is now also hosted on Github. Visit there to post bug reports, contribute enhancements, or just live on the bleeding edge.

FactionFriend 6.0

Monday, October 13th, 2014
  • Updated for WoW Patch 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor.
    • Added turnin info for the Steamwheedle Preservation Society. Remember, it belongs in a museum (that can pay top gold)!
    • Removed info for reputation boosts purchasable with Justice Points, as Justice Points are no longer in the game.

FactionFriend 5.2.1

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Fixed an error when mousing over the reputation bar for friendship factions in certain circumstances.

FactionFriend 5.2

Monday, March 4th, 2013
  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.2.
    • FactionFriend no longer needs to observe an increase in reputation to detect whether a faction has a Grand Commendation bonus.
    • Added turnin information for Sunreaver Onslaught and Kirin Tor Offensive (Tattered Historical Documents -> faction-specific insignia)
  • The Klaxxi turnin “Seeds of Fear” requires 5 Dread Amber Shards, not 20.
  • The feature that recolors reputation bars and related UI (such that, e.g. Friendly through Exalted use distinct colors instead of the same green) is now optional and disabled by default. It was causing “taint” and “blocked action” errors for some users, but if it causes you no trouble you’re welcome to enable it.

FactionFriend 5.1.1

Monday, January 14th, 2013
  • More handling of “friendship” factions (Tillers/Anglers NPCs and the Brawler’s Guild factions):
    • Friendship ranks appear appropriately on the reputation watch bar and in its tooltip.
    • Chat-window messages correctly reflect the amount of reputation until the next friendship rank.
    • The indicator for additional reputation available from turnins is correctly placed.
  • We now detect when you gain reputation with the bonus from a Grand Commendation; thereafter, estimates of reputation gain for that faction reflect the bonus.
  • Fixed an error that could occur when showing a faction report tooltip including info on purchasable tokens (e.g. [Sons of Hodir Commendation Badge]) when info for said tokens is not yet available to the WoW client. The names of such items are now in FactionFriend’s database (for English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian locales), and if we still don’t have the name for an item we’ll show its numeric ID instead of throwing an error.
  • Fixed an issue where we’d fail to detect the “Mr. Popularity” guild perk (which increases reputation gain) as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where we’d fail to recognize a reputation gain message for a faction to which a Grand Commendation bonus applies, and thus not do things we’re supposed to, like automatically switching the reputation bar. (This issue didn’t surface in English clients, but would on German and possibly other locales.)
  • Better late than never: we now track Writs of Commendation purchasable at the Molten Front. (So if you’re still sitting on some Marks of the World Tree, your Reputation window will tell you how much reputation you can gain with your faction’s racial cities.)
  • Some internal architecture improvements.

FactionFriend 5.1

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 5.1.
  • Added Huojin and Tushui for automatically switching the rep bar when the appropriate tabard is equipped.
  • Added turnin info for the following Mists of Pandaria factions:
    • Onyx Eggs for Order of the Cloud Serpent
    • Dread Amber Shards for The Klaxxi
    • Relics of Guo-Lai and the Thunder King for Golden Lotus
    • Favorite foods and gifts for each of the ten Tillers NPCs you can befriend
  • Fixed an issue where “gibberish” (color codes) could appear before text.
  • The reputation watch bar menu uses friendship-level names for friendship factions.

FactionFriend 5.0

Monday, August 27th, 2012
  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.0 and Mists of Pandaria.
  • Fixes errors which could appear when playing a Pandaren character who has not yet chosen a faction.
  • Fixes error when attempting to apply a glyph.

FactionFriend 4.3.3

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Fixed an error that could occur when gaining/losing guild reputation while not in a guild.

FactionFriend 4.3.2

Monday, June 18th, 2012

When calculating potential reputation gain, we now ignore rep gain from items purchased with currency unless no other turnins are available.

  • For example, if you are farming Relics of Ulduar for Sons of Hodir reputation, the reputation bar will show only the gains you can make by turning in those items, instead of obscuring that information by showing that you can gain lots of reputation by spending Justice Points on Commendation Badges. Once you run out of Relics, the bar will show how much further you can get using Justice Points.
  • Better customization and reporting for this feature will come in a future update.

FactionFriend 4.3.1

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
  • Now supports the Brazilian Portuguese localization of the WoW client thanks to data from (Only the client-specific strings needed for full functionality under Portuguese are translated; if you’d like to help provide a translation for FactionFriend’s own UI text, see the localization.lua file.)
  • Removed the Coilfang Armaments turnin for Cenarion Expedition, as WoW Patch 4.3 removed the turnin quest. (The items still drop and are still white, so maybe this is a bug and the turnin will come back later?)
  • Removed turnins from the old (before Patch 4.3) Darkmoon Faire as they are no longer available. You can get rid of your Evil Bat Eyes now.
  • Fixed database entry for Oshu’gun Crystal Fragments so that those items are properly counted for potential reputation gains.
  • Fixed an issue where certain kinds of turnins (including some from the old Darkmoon Faire) could be incorrectly counted as providing negative reputation.

FactionFriend 4.3

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 4.3.