Create a toggle for collection quests
Request: Provide a toggle to skip gather quests.
In the multiboxing community gather quests are a big pain. If you’re boxing 5 characters at a time instead of 10 items now you need to collect 50. Conversely, on the other quests if one character completes the quest, they all get credit at once. Needless to say, you would earn the love of the multiboxing community, and some subscriptions, if you could provide a toggle to ignore gather quests. Special consideration might go to gather quests that are part of a chain, but all in all, multiboxers hate gather quests.
While multiboxing you often have it set up to auto accept quests, so if you toggle gather quests off, could you simply purge them from the log after the dialog closes?
This would be great! I'm thinking of dipping my toe into multiboxing and an automatic way to skip over these would be sweet. Unless they're already flagged, though, I expect this would be a lot of work.
If you do start multiboxing, use ISBoxer. It's easy to set up but incredibly powerful. Very dedicated support as well.
Originally Posted by gardibolt
it would be hard to skip gathering quests in 1-60 zones and 80-85 Cataclysm because it would ruin a lot of chains. But for level 60-80 and level 85-90 zones its kind of possible.
And there isn't any easy way for the addon to automatically identify "gathering" type quest, we would have to tag them in our guide manually and that would take quite a bit of time. Its not something that we want to do unless there is a high demand for it.
Well as gpierce1 say, it will become extremely useful for multiboxer if we had that options, gather quest sucks so damm hard, it can be a real pain when you have to collect 50 wood on each toon, or 12 rare drops from a mob that only can be looted 1 time. I love the Dugi Guide, it has made WoW life allot easier and fun to lvl toons up, that also why I have changes to multiboxing, for trying something new, while having fun.....but Gather quest is a lesson in patience. and I will for sure, pay for a multiboxer guide, and I'm very sure that I'm not the only one either
Pardon the necromancy...
I would add two points to this discussion that I believe may be helpful.
First, I can't speak for all multiboxers but I would gladly accept the trade-off of broken chains for the ability to toggle off gather quests. I don't think the argument was clearly articulated earlier in the thread that "gathers are SO painful that chain dependency falls on the sword of sacrifice". Some multiboxers RAF, others instance, and others still just quest the possible... but yes, I believe the consensus is multiboxers all hate gather quests (accepting them, doing them, or dropping them) -- AND let's take it to the next level; the rest of the world REALLY benefits when nub multiboxers are not clogging precious gather bottlenecks because they are following a guide.
Second, if in the course of business, tagging the quests is deemed to be to laborious to justify applying talent to the task, then please -- by all means -- crowd source the solution! Take a modest amount of time to give the community the ability to tag quests and feed that tag data back to you. Consider this a "big think" suggestion with larger potential.
This has been a FreeConsulting(tm) moment. No invoice is inbound. <wink>