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12-12-18, 08:37 AM   #1
maqjav
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How to know map phase

Hello.

Since the beggining of BFA and the new map API, I can't tell which version of a map I'm seeing. For example, in Silithus there is the old map version and the Legion version, but both of them share the same MAPID. I cannot find any function that will help me to know in which phase I'm at the moment.

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12-14-18, 09:45 PM   #2
Nimhfree
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The way I detect the "phase" of the map is I check for a buff given by Zidormi. If you have the buff you are time traveling back to the old "phase". Note there are a few zones that have Zidormi, but I have found that I cannot do the same trick in Dustwallow Marsh since no buff seems to be applied.
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12-15-18, 01:38 AM   #3
maqjav
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Originally Posted by Nimhfree View Post
The way I detect the "phase" of the map is I check for a buff given by Zidormi. If you have the buff you are time traveling back to the old "phase". Note there are a few zones that have Zidormi, but I have found that I cannot do the same trick in Dustwallow Marsh since no buff seems to be applied.
That's a smart solution. Does it apply the same way for alts? I mean, if you are playing with a level 60 at Silithus, I guess that you won't be able to see Zidormi, right?

I cannot believe that Blizzard didn't think of a solution for this simple and more often common problem.

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12-18-18, 10:47 AM   #4
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The map phase can be ascertained by evaluating the mapArtID:
Lua Code:
  1. local mapArtID = C_Map.GetMapArtID(mapID)

If you're unfamiliar with mapIDs and how they're obtained, this should help.

Last edited by Talyrius : 12-18-18 at 10:53 AM.
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12-23-18, 01:27 AM   #5
maqjav
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That's exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
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