Release notes for FactionFriend

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

FactionFriend 4.0

Monday, October 11th, 2010
  • Updated for compatibility with WoW Patch 4.0.1 (and Cataclysm Beta).
  • Updated French localization by Guillaume De Cesare.

FactionFriend 3.3.1

Monday, April 5th, 2010
  • Added an option to automatically move factions to Inactive status when the player becomes Exalted with them. This feature is disabled by default; when enabling it in FactionFriend’s options panel, any already-Exalted factions will also be moved. (Inactive status has no effect on game mechanics, but hides the faction in the default Reputation UI and FactionFriend’s menu so you can focus on other factions.)
  • Redesigned the menu which appears upon right-clicking the reputation watch bar:
    • Current standing with a faction is displayed as right-justified text in the menu item.
    • The highlight graphic seen when mousing over a faction in the menu shows the player’s current progress with the faction.
  • The option to automatically switch the reputation watch bar when entering zones with associated factions is now off by default, as this confused some users. (It can still be enabled if so desired.)
  • Updated reputation values for Sons of Hodir turnins to match changes in WoW Patch 3.3.
  • Tweaked color values for reputation levels to be more distinct.
  • Fixed an issue where reputation gain messages in chat windows could fail to appear.
  • Fixed an issue where faction standing labels (“Revered”, “Exalted”, etc.) wouldn’t always match the player’s gender (in relevant localizations).

FactionFriend 3.3

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 3.3.
  • Reimplemented the “Show enhanced reputation messages in chat” feature; enhanced messages will now automatically replace normal messages in whichever chat windows are configured to display such.
  • Fixed issue where the options UI for enabling the above feature failed to appear.
  • Updated French localization by Kehrsyn of Culte de la Rive Noire (EU).

FactionFriend 3.2

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 3.2.
  • Added an option to disable the reputation watch bar’s right-click menu while in combat.
  • Fixed an error which could appear upon login or when right-clicking the reputation watch bar.
  • Updated value of Shadow Dust turnin for Sha’tari Skyguard.
  • Updated French localization by Kehrsyn of Culte de la Rive Noire (EU).

FactionFriend 3.1

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 3.1.
  • Now uses Ace3 library for saved settings and options UI (any previously saved preferences will be reset to default).
  • Fixed value of Qiraji Lord’s Insignia turnin for Cenarion Circle.
  • Fixed availability of Relic of Ulduar turnin for The Sons of Hodir.
  • Fixed an error that could occur upon login.
  • Fixed an issue where having a champion tabard equipped would reset the reputation watch bar to that faction upon logging in or zoning.
  • Switching the reputation watch bar upon equipping a champion tabard can now be disabled in the Interface Options window.

FactionFriend 3.0.5

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
  • Champion tabards (e.g. [Tabard of the Kirin Tor]) now show the relevant faction’s current status in their tooltips.
  • Equipping a champion tabard will set the reputation watch bar to the relevant faction. (But it won’t prevent gaining reputation with other factions or entering zones with associated factions from changing the reputation watch bar while the tabard stays equipped.)
  • Added Nesingwary Lackey Ear turnin for Cenarion Expedition.
  • Corrected value of Runecloth turnin for Silvermoon and Exodar.
  • Fixed an error that could appear when mousing over the reputation bar.

FactionFriend 3.0.4

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
  • Fixed a couple of error messages that could occur if the “show gains to next level” feature is turned on: when losing reputation with a faction, or when gaining/losing reputation with a newly discovered faction.
  • Fixed an issue where the reputation bar would not switch (if it otherwise should) upon gaining reputation with a newly discovered faction.

FactionFriend 3.0.3

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
  • Added Relic of Ulduar turnin for Sons of Hodir.
  • Corrected value of Vrykul Bones turnin for Knights of the Ebon Blade (it’s only 250 for the first turnin, 10 for the repeatable quest).
  • Added Silithid Carapace Fragments turnin for Brood of Nozdormu.
  • Fixed a couple of error messages that could appear when generating the reputation watch bar’s faction menu or switching the reputation bar.
  • Updated French localization by Kehrsyn of Culte de la Rive Noire (EU).

FactionFriend 3.0.2

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
  • Fixed a bug where reputation icons in the menu could be an incorrect color.
  • Added an option (off by default) to enhance the default UI’s reputation messages in the chat window with a calculation of remaining repeat gains to reach the next reputation level. (e.g. “Reputation with Sporeggar increased by 750. (13.1 equal gains to Revered)”)
  • Includes a possible fix for a rare issue which could cause WoW to lock up.

FactionFriend 3.0.1

Monday, October 20th, 2008
  • Updated Timbermaw turnin values to reflect changes in WoW Patch 3.0.2.
  • Added preliminary support for Wrath of the Lich King factions:
    • Zone-based automatic reputation bar switching for the Strand of the Ancients battleground.
    • Repeatable collection turnins for The Sons of Hodir and Knights of the Ebon Blade.

FactionFriend 2.4

Monday, March 24th, 2008
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 2.4.
  • Reputation levels are now color-coded using a scheme similar to that on Blizzard’s Armory site. (For example, the four levels of Friendly through Exalted are no longer all displayed as the same shade of green.) This change also applies to the default UI’s Reputation panel and other UIs that use its color table.
  • Fixed an issue where Argent Dawn and Zandalar tokens were likely to show in the reputation bar tooltip as “Unknown Item #”.
  • Configuration controls are moved into a pane in the new Interface Options panel provided by the default UI.
  • Updated German localization by “Zara”.

FactionFriend 2.3

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 2.3.

FactionFriend 2.2

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 2.2.
  • Updated info for Argent Dawn, Cenarion Circle, and Timbermaw Hold item turnins to reflect increases to their reputation gain in WoW Patch 2.2.
  • When you have enough Scourgestones or ZG coins/bijous to turn in, we now also count the reputation gain from using the resulting [Argent Dawn Valor Token]s or [Zandalar Honor Token]s towards the total potential gain shown in the reputation bar.
  • When the reputation tooltip shows several available turnins, they’re now sorted into sensible categories.
  • Fixed some bugs with calculating reputation gain for quests involving multiple items (e.g. The Thorium Brotherhood’s Fiery Flux quests, Argent Dawn cauldrons).

FactionFriend 2.1.1

Friday, July 20th, 2007
  • Added quests introduced in Patch 2.1 for tracking potential reputation gain from item turnins.
  • Uses a simpler, more reliable means of hooking item tooltips.
  • Added support for the Ace AddonLoader — when that addon is present, FactionFriend will load in the background shortly after login (reducing initial load time).

FactionFriend 2.0.6

Friday, April 13th, 2007
  • Fixed an issue where multiple turnins for the same faction involving the same item wouldn’t always be calculated in the proper order.
  • Fixed error when watching The Sha’tar faction.
  • It’s now more easily possible for third-party addon authors to make use of FactionFriend’s ability to calculate potential reputation gain from turnins (which may be useful for other addons that show reputation bars). See “API NOTES” at the bottom of the readme.