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hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited June 4, 2019 in API Development

I would like to know if we have an endpoint for knowing the location of our characters if not I request it to be added: like
Giving location in world map x and y like for pois/waypoints plus map name and region name?

My second request is about Npcs: something like, that would in that case, return all npcs (allied and foes) names and races present in queensdale.

You will ask me why.
I want to make a map using the api that allows players to discover insolite places and dialogues it would allow me to add them on the map: eg: meppa rata sum, come while affiliated to order of whisper. Your current location: mount maelstrom.

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  • Archomeda.6472Archomeda.6472 Member ✭✭
    edited June 4, 2019

    There's no such thing as a web API for character locations. Simple answer: the API has caching, and it'll update too slow for it to be viable. The only thing that has real time location updates, is the Mumble Link API. For that, you'll need to create a client sided application since it's local.

    An NPC endpoint would be too much work for little gain I imagine. There's so many NPCs in the game, and not all of them are standing in one place either. So there's probably a lot of data that's dynamic or done with scripts. Then again, I'm just a community member; I don't know how difficult it would actually be.

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