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Is there any documentation on how the API might be changing with MoP? Account-shared achievements, pets, and the like - how will this affect the Armory API? Will the data simply be replicated against each character, or will there be a way to extract a single bundle of information for a Battle.net account, and link the characters to it?
I'm assuming that due to the potential risks around publicly linking characters to accounts, that it would be the former - where the data is simply visible on all characters.
The reason I am mainly asking is I'm writing some pages that use this data currently, for our guild website. I am hoping to have some informative areas that show how characters and the guild are progressing in the first few weeks, including who got to 90 first and all who is closest to next ding. If the API changes dramatically though, this will likely all break - and I'll be forced to decide between fixing the code and joining the race to 90 with my guildmates. I know the code would come an easy second btw :)
Also - if it is changing, will there be a test area we can use to extract sample data to take a look?
I've been wondering about this as well. It'd be really nice if information about the API changes for the expansion was available before it actually hits so we can start updating our tools in preparation. Certainly the new talent/specialization changes will require some updates, and I'm really hoping the pet data I need (family and spec) will be easier to obtain so I can stop sc@#*@@! the HTML page for the information.
I'm hoping the info will be visable cross characters. One of the purposes of account-wide achievements seems to be so that we can link our progression on another toon when pugging on an alt (or it should be anyways), not having that info visible in the armory would sortof defeat one of the reasons to have account-wide achieves.
Yes we could just link our achieve in game, but with fake achieve addons and whatnot it makes its impact less effective if there is no way to actually armory check.
Edited by Saryia on 8/19/2012 10:02 PM PDT
The topic is the API, and the armory is a bit different thing.
If there going to be account-wide achievements, they should be separated somehow.
Now we have "achievementsCompleted" field, so there could be another field added, something like "accountAchievementsCompleted".
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