Research Point Accumulation Formula

The RP that you will accumulate are based your field-specific skill level and the agent level.

RP/day = Field multiplier * (1 + (20 + 5*N)/100) * (SS + AL)^2

N = character’s Negotiation skill level
SS = character’s specialist science field level (eg “Quantum Physics”)
AL = Agent Level

* From Research_agent#Research_Points

Swift Lovebird

Hynjoku and Swift Lovebird

Hynjoku and her Swift Lovebird watching the Auction House in Orgrimmar.

Fix for Headless Horseman Crash

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of crashing every time I mouse over the Pumpkin Shrine during the Headless Horseman event. One workaround that seems to have worked is the following.

  • When you enter the dungeon, issue the following script command in your chat window:

    /script GameTooltip.Temphide = function() GameTooltip:Hide() end; GameTooltip:SetScript(“OnShow”, GameTooltip.Temphide);

    This will disable tooltips.

  • Once you’ve finished the encounter, you can turn tooltips back on with the following:

    /script GameTooltip:SetScript(“OnShow”, GameTooltip.Show);

Here’s the blue post on the problem in the enormous Headless Horseman thread.

WoW 4.0 Nameplate Fix

Until recently, I was one of the people suffering from disappearing enemy nameplates in World of Warcraft since the 4.0.1 patch. Fortunately, I was able to find a fix. Copy and paste the following commands in your chat window:

/console bloattest 1
/console spreadnameplates 0
/console bloatnameplates 1
/console bloatthreat 1

You can find more info on the WoW forums.

Warcraft Pet Collection Tracker

Breanni - Pet SuppliesOne of my little side hobbies in World of Warcraft is collecting vanity pets. These are the little companions that run around behind you and offer absolutely no value to you other than their looks. Any pet collector knows that the definitive guide on minipets is Brianni’s WarcraftPets.com.

Brianni (AKA Brian Brolin) has added an excellent pet collection tracker to the site. The tracker allows you to see what pets you have and which you still need. Additionally, the collection tracker can be updated by plugins, saving you the tedium of updating the site each time you get a new pet, or more importantly, the first time you start using the site.

If you’re curious, check out my collection.