Okay I’ve been avoiding the associated learning curve that comes with installing & using the newest version of PetEmote. Like an old fogy (channeling my gran no doubt) I’ve been resisting change, comfortable with the existing personalities of my pets… not quite ready for them to become more dynamic.
This despite how awesome the upgraded version looked when I gave it a brief test – Jorna has put a lot of work into refining the program. I reverted back to the old version by copying the old addon folder (which I had safely stashed on me desktop) back into the wow directory when I realized it was going to take me more than two or three minutes to work out how to get the new version working silky smooth and just how I wanted it. I have the attention span of a goldfish some days. A spacey goldfish. [EDIT: See bottom of the post for an inelegant explaination of the goldfish thing.]
Seems like I was actually waiting for someone else to do the hard yards and then post about it… with pictures. (Gee I am such a slacker outside of my place of employment.) Big Bear Butt has given the hunter community a brilliant starter post (trials and tribulations) about how he got his version up and running custom emotes, its actually fairly straight forward when he describes it – Thankyee BBB /salute.
And so now I have some addon editing plans for this afternoon. mmmm and consider me coasting for posts on more complicated editing (with pictures), lazy sod I am… or maybe I’ll write one up if I get my act together.
EDIT: That goldfish thing
So urban legend has it that a goldfish only has a 3-5 second memory span. Which of course at some point sparked the household joke “So I guess the little plastic castle is a surprise every time” (which has actually made it into someones lyrics … I’ll add when I find.)
In anycase back in college, even before ‘Finding Nemo’ and the delightful Dory, an alcohol inspired semi-philosophic discussion degenerated into a half roomful of people running in circles like nutters exclaiming “Oooh look a castle!” every five seconds… oh yeah sadly hyperactive immature dorks we were indeed.
Anyway, given any opportunity over the following four years of education the line “Oh look a castle” was enthusiastically employed and I happened to cop it a fair bit … being prone to spacing out, and the metaphor (memory of a fish, attention span of a goldfish) just kinda stuck with me.
EDIT:A NEW GUIDE 😀
EDIT Check out Petopia forums for news about PetEmote 2010: http://forums.wow-petopia.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4212&start=0
EDIT Check out the Three Hammers for update on PetEmote 2010: http://forums.threehammers.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1571
EDIT: Efindel & ethancentaurai’s Updated PetEmote addon on Curseforge (FEB 2013): http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/petemote/files/10-v1-8-3/