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537049546_Inactive (New Admin) 12/22/2004 1:50 PM EST : WoW Character Info...

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Zomgawsh Poster

Ok hey aaron im just wondering if your working on getting a section to feed our char info to guild portal for wow. I know this is possible The cosmos UI mod cosmosui.org feeds char info directly into thottbot.com so there has to be a way to do it since neither of these progs are from bliz. I have one of my programer members disecting the ui to se what calls its making and info it is passing will try to get more on it latter. Source for most of there info is listed officialy here http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/board.aspx?fn=wow-interface-customization by blizard.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/23/2004 7:10 AM EST : RE: WoW Character Info...
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Now is this something that each person has to run to export character data, or is it a guild-wide thing?  The problem with 3rd-party software like that is we really have to stay away from anything that isn't provided directly by the game developer/publisher.  Reason for it being, it has to be something reliable; we can't build code around something that's being done by someone in their basement which could disappear or have excessive delays in updating when the back-end (game data) changes.  That probably sounds strange coming from a home-run shop, but we know we'll be here a month from now...
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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537049546_Inactive (New Admin) 12/25/2004 9:04 AM EST : RE: WoW Character Info...

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Zomgawsh Poster

The UI info that gets pulled is available to ANYONE thats why the link to there site. However ive taken it a step farther. My guild programer is gonna write a customized UI addin that exports all the data according the the Blizzard stats then he is going to write an Agent for your pc that wakes up ever 30 minutes and uploads to a DB he is going to open source it at that point ill make it available to you to look over. The agent would upload all the XML data to a data base for viewing.
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Szleynix (New Admin) 1/1/2005 12:25 PM EST : RE: WoW Character Info...
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Zomgawsh Poster

Have you found any links to the actual character data? I was searching for xml etc., but seems WoW doesn't have it yet.  From what I understood, the various progs out there require you to log into game, access the character info or guild page, then exit game.

The prog captures the data and reports it to a file, which can then be used to display Guild/Character data on a website.

But ofc, we need live data feeds :/
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 1/1/2005 6:00 PM EST : RE: WoW Character Info...
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Aaron Lewis
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Well actually even the DAOC feeds are cached on Mythic's side, and then in turn cached on our side (to avoid hammering their servers).  Hopefully they (Blizzard) will release some of that guild-wide data in a format that external sites can use.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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