These are chat archives for arenanet/api-cdi

23rd
Mar 2016
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 13:08
@lye: is it maybe possible to expose friends (and their status) via de web-api on semi realtime basis?
something like their status (online/away/offline), the nick you gave them, their AP maybe... basically everything in the friends window
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 13:10
only if you're both friends, right?
and not just one-way stalker-ish like collecting ANET devs in your friends list
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 13:10
well it should be API-key guarded, how is it different from being monitoring your followers list
I wanted to create a better friendslist, like annotate the one from GW2
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 13:14
like have groups!
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 13:14
yes!
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 13:15
ANET(20/200 collected)
Guildies(10/10)
PVP friends(20/30)
WvW Guild Leaders
yeah i want that
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 13:17
But semi-realtime should be good enough. (maybe because that websocket stuff might not happen soon enough :x)
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 17:42
is the gold stored in the guild banks in the API results?
nvm found it
@queicherius it's not on gw2 efficiency. at least i'm not seeing it
David Reeß
@queicherius
Mar 23 2016 17:57
@Coffee4cr good point, thanks! D:
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 17:57
;)
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 17:57
@queicherius, there's something i want to know if you can answer that, how much % of the people of whom you have the API keys, have the achievement for the shooting gallery gold? i'm interested in that data :p
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 17:57
lol
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 17:58
i seriously got to 39/40 twice
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 17:58
talking about adventures, I've started playing them
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 17:58
i hate that adventure
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 17:58
and man they are fun
until I reached... drone race?
I cursed like a mofo, and rage quit
hahaah
David Reeß
@queicherius
Mar 23 2016 17:58
@Archomeda I am not keeping that kind of data (yet), but I want to in the future! :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 17:58
i'm only missing 2 adventures, shooting gallery gold, and chak smasher gold i think
wait, that's called scar scrap rifle test or something
@queicherius, aw :(
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:00
@Archomeda maybe @lye can get that for you :P
I don't know why I haven't done more adventures.. maybe because they're closed most of the time I play in those zones
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 18:01
One thing I want to add to my guild site is a comparative achievement view, similar to how steam achievements show what you have and what % of other people have them.
David Reeß
@queicherius
Mar 23 2016 18:01
I want to make a page of the top 100 rarest achievements
Yep, exactly like that lol
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 18:01
the old yakslapper!
David Reeß
@queicherius
Mar 23 2016 18:01
That steam page is the only reason I went for some achievements :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:02
but yeah, there are three things i dislike about the shooting gallery:
  1. it's closed 80% of the time
  2. the rng screws up so many things (like having to walk back and forth)
  3. the environment limits your view
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:02
  1. YES!
the one I love the most is the pit
but that one is close all the time
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:03
i like the races actually
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:03
when you say shooting gallery, are you talking about the one down south? or the one with the flamethrower/
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:03
shooting gallery is the one south in VB yeah
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:03
k
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:03
at the nobles
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:04
yeah that one is always closed :(
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:04
yeah, you have to do 75% of the nobles events during daytime before it unlocks
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:04
That race in Tangle Depth by Ogre Lane, where you change into a spark is amazing
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:04
which takes at least 45 minutes if you're in a lucky instance
let me actually check what adventures i'm missing at gw2efficiency, that 39/40 twice made me ragequit gw2
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:05
April 19, things should change!
@queicherius needs to gather them all and create their own sub-section
@lye can we get our time, and leaderboards of adventures?
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:06
and indeed i'm only missing: Shooting Gallery: Gold and Scrap Rifle Field Test: Gold :/
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 18:06
I think that's on The List.
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:07
i hope that the Q2 update will change some of the adventures
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 18:08
I'd also like to see some new ones, or existing content (i.e. jumping puzzles) turned into adventures.
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 18:08
there are soo many adventures tho
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:08
There's no achievement for bronze
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:08
@Coffee4cr the ingame leaderboards are constantly bugging out for me with time/etc, so i'm not sure if the data is just corrupted or if the leaderboards are just not working, so i don't know if that would work :p
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:08
so i can't see those that i have bronze and not silver
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 18:09
Isn't there a meta bronze?
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:09
can't search bronze in GW2E
but Silver works
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:09
bronze has no achievements afaik, only reward
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 18:10
There's an achievement for bronze in all adventures in the zone
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 18:10
some leaderboards seem to be exploited as well, scores of 0:00
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:10
oh yeah indeed
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:11
Also I thought you would be able to see scores of only guildies
but it seems mix n match
which sucks
I don't care about others, I just want to compete with guildies
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:11
@Nabrok but i only see that in VB
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 18:11
It might just be in VB
I still need to get flying circus apparently
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:12
i think the leaderboards are a mix of people in your friendslist and guild
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:12
yeah there's an achievement for bronze in all the VB one
blob
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:12
but those leaderboards don't really mean anything for me actually, just do gold once and forget about it
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:12
oh wow, thanks for not making this huge gitter
@Archomeda I'm the type of player that if i'm on the top score of my friend, I won't touch it until someone beats me. I'm a huge Pinball FX 2 fan, own most of the tables (thanks humble bundle), and I'll play every table to get my best score, then I'll only replay the tables if someone from my friends beat my scores. any other fans of pinball FX 2? I need competition
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:15
hmm yeah, it depends for me, if i'm already struggling to get gold on an adventure that i don't like, i'll never come back to that one once i've finished it
or if that adventure is closed 99% of the time...
if it's an adventure that i like and i'm close, i might do it again, but that's rare
there's also the fact that the ingame leaderboards windows are just lacking data to have "proper" competition
but yeah
if the api will expose this data at some point, then we might have a better leaderboard somewhere else than ingame for better competition
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 18:20
oh, but nope, i do not have pinball fx2 :p
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 18:32
you should, it's addicting
:P
@windwarrior RE: friend data; yeah, it's possible to do that on a real-time basis. I am a bit worried about a potential negative reaction within the community though.
@Coffee4cr RE: adventure leaderboards. I've looked into it a bit, and it actually shouldn't be too difficult. There's some nasty bits in the implementation but overall it's doable.
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 19:22
@lye nice :) so then I can post my own leaderboard
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 19:23
/v2/maps down?
Uhh I hope not
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 19:23
Not loading for me
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 19:26
not loading here either
sec, I wonder if a hotfix has gone out or something
Apparently there are issues with API-specific backend servers, people are already looking into it.
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 19:33
hmm @lye, can understand
because it is easy to add people to your friendslist and monitor them passivevly then right?
Yeah, pretty much. I can think of creepy things that could be done with it, and I don't want to have to back out changes due to community outlash.
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 19:34
that's why I think to get the info, you should be on each other's friendlist
That would settle my issues.
I'm pretty sure the contacts backend isn't set up to have that constraint, so it'll take some finangling to make it work correctly.
Edgar Doiron
@Coffee4cr
Mar 23 2016 19:35
well you can see if someone is following you, without you following them
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 19:35
What would be a good timeout value for api requests?
iLovePorkDumpling
@iLovePorkDumpling
Mar 23 2016 19:37
Is achievement api down? I got a 502 response for request like this one: https://api.guildwars2.com/v2/achievements?ids=2026
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 19:37
Yeah, there's an issue right now. They're looking into it.
David Reeß
@queicherius
Mar 23 2016 19:37
:fire: Everything is fine :fire:
tempted to make a forum post "The API is fine (but also on fire)"
David Reeß
@queicherius
Mar 23 2016 19:39
@lye For the tracking if people are online or not - I am not sure you can ever implement that without a certain part of the user base opposing it. I think most would be fine with the "Friends only" tho. Maybe an additional option in the settings (but I know that that's hard to get)
iLovePorkDumpling
@iLovePorkDumpling
Mar 23 2016 19:39
@Nabrok - thanks man
Honestly I can't see any complaints from only allowing tracking from mutual friendships (and even then, only while you're not flagged as invisible).
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 19:40
well I jsut want access to my friends because the friendslist is lacking ingame
actually I'm wrong about invisible.
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 19:40
mine is too crowded
mutual friends bypass invisible iirc
@windwarrior yeah I definitely agree. There's a lot of cool stuff that could be done.
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 19:41
A way to categorize or tag friends is sorely needed, preferably in game, but 3rd party through API would help.
Especially since iirc the online/offline data also includes map id and rough coordinates
so you could plot your friends on a leaflet.js map in semi-realtime
David Reeß
@queicherius
Mar 23 2016 19:42
Uh that would be very cool
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Mar 23 2016 19:44
or, I can find who does what boss in raids
Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 19:46
API seems to be up again now
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 23 2016 19:46
@lye Mutual friends bypass invisible? I don't remember that..
there's a trick to it
they still show up as invisible/offline but you can see their location in the friends list
(and you can also still whisper them)
it's weird
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 23 2016 19:48
Huh. Guess I've never had a mutual friend be invisible while I checked my friends list
iLovePorkDumpling
@iLovePorkDumpling
Mar 23 2016 19:50
@Nabrok - thanks for update
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 20:59

I've never had a mutual friend

@Eearslya i read it as this first :P

Nabrok
@Nabrok
Mar 23 2016 21:00
You can tell your mutual friends by removing them and seeing if they show up under "followers"
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Mar 23 2016 21:05
Yeah, I know, I've just apparently never seen them while they're shown as invisible
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Mar 23 2016 23:26
woot! @queicherius if you are ever going to pursue your rarest achievements or adventures achievements overview, i'll have that shooting gallery gold :D
rngesus was in my favor :D