Monday, June 29, 2009

Carbonite - Unexplored Areas

Recently the Carbonite add-on for World of Warcraft has gone from a subscription based app, to a shareware/freeware based model. This means that I am now willing to install it!

With that said, I can see that I ALMOST completed with the "Exploration" achievement on Warcraft. I was using Cartographer as a map replacement. It has a great feature to show the unexplored areas in a different color (than the default "fog". This means I could view my map and look for the bright-blue map areas to find where I hadn't explored.

When I switched to Carbonite, replacing Cartographer and Questhelper, I thought I lost this unexplored areas quirk. Last night, while trying to finish off the Midsummer achievements, I ran around the Draneii starting areas. While there I happend to right-click on the Carbonite map and got a popup menu. On this menu, select Show, and uncheck "Hide the unexplored areas." Now my unexplored areas show in the map and I can immediately pick them out. One note, it appears to take about a minute to refresh this map... Maybe that's also a setting??

Seems so obvious now! Now back to Northrend, I really want to get my last 90 fire blossoms to get that vanity pet.

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