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Apr 2018
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 00:35 UTC
Hmm, was there a cache-control header on exchange before? I don't see it anymore, while others still have max-age=3600
I don't see it on some account / character endpoints either
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 00:46 UTC
Also, latest update on exchange, somehow 500000 and 2500000 have updated once at the exact same time, on 11 April between 15.19 and 15.24 UTC
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Apr 13 2018 06:27 UTC
New discussion in API Development:

Need Help With Google Sheets and API Refresh
by Multigun.9871 in API Development

Hi,

Okay, so I'm totally pulling my hair out over this. Way back in August/September, I created a lovely little Google Spreadsheet that was a simple sheet that called the API to get an item name, an item sell price, and an item buy price. I used various basic math formulas from there, and all was well. To get Google to refresh the cells, all I had to do was close down or refresh the page and everything would update.

Fast forward to now after a long break from the game, and the sheet no longer updates on its own. I have to delete or cut the info out of the cell, and then put it back into the cell in order to get the latest information. I have 80 + cells, I cannot do this every day, let alone every hour or however long it is that I last used it and need to use it again. Google research has been completely dry, the only things I can find are features that only affect Google's own integrated calls but not any custom ones. Can anybody offer a script solution or another way to get Google Sheets to simply refresh the cells?

Well.
Woke up this morning and my inbox wasn't blown up.
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:53 UTC
haha :D
Only found out about the banwave because an ex guildie asked if I'm being spammed by people with pitchforks :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:54 UTC
I have to say, I feel a little bit less confident about my addon loader that I haven't touched for a week now (having some trouble figuring something out)
I saw it popping up on some discord servers :)
it's in the wild now?
nice
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:56 UTC
Nah, unless someone actually managed to find my repo without me actually posting it somewhere
I mean, it's not hard
But I'm not well-known in the community to develop these kind of things
Besides, I haven't released binaries on that repo, yet
I wanted to make legacy addons compatible first, but... that's also the part I'm having issues with right now
i'm pretty sure your stuff had nothing to do with these bans
my guess is that there's a sab running bot out there
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:57 UTC
Otherwise I would've been banned too :')
you never know :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:58 UTC
Well I can still log in just fine :)
it was interesting to see that thread though
if you search for the word taco the page lights up like a christmas tree :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:58 UTC
Yeah
arcdps too
yep
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:59 UTC
But, I'm sure 95% of the people there are hiding something what caused them to be banned
or there are false positives
either way
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 06:59 UTC
The other 5%, well there are always errors.
taco's acceptance came a looooong way since that first thread
where i was almost threatened beause i'm "spreading malware"
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:01 UTC
right :/
I mean, everything can be malware :P
That's what making third party applications so hard to trust.
see, should have built a bitcoin miner in there, i'd be rich now. :D :D :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:02 UTC
There's just no sandbox environment in Windows like there is on Android for example.
Well, unless you count the new mobile environment something worth pursuing.
this is not a discussion i will get into 5 minutes before leaving to work ;)
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:03 UTC
Haha, yeah
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Apr 13 2018 07:03 UTC
New discussion in API Development:

Activity skills in need of whitelisting
by Azure Fang.8605 in API Development

All of these skills are part of the player controls for the RC Golem minigame in Auric Basin (formerly in Metrica Province).
8840 : Turn Left
8842 : Turn Right
8843 : Move Forward
8844 : Attack
8849 : Waiting
8874 : Your Turn

Thank you for your time.

Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:03 UTC
Sandbox environments are also not completely safe of course.
"Thank you for your time." somehow I thought it was the bot at first.
Thank yOOoooOO fooOOOooor yOooOOOor time
:)))))
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:06 UTC
Sigh, I will have to try contacting Chris again at some point.
pretty sure he's busy today :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:06 UTC
Yeah....
And probably the whole week and next week I'm sure
on the other hand this whole mess made me find his new comment that the dhuum timers some guy did in taco were fine
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:08 UTC
That doesn't surprise me. I mean, people were using Sabetha timers waaay back.
Or are Dhuum timers very different?
yeah but he did come out and say it on twitter with a small explanation that it only uses existing taco tech and it's fine
nope
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:09 UTC
Ah
haven't even set foot in that raid instance yet sadly... my raid group blew up just before pof
anyway
gotta jet to work
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:09 UTC
:(
I've done some of it, but I have yet to do Dhuum
We as a group don't really like wing 5
Alright :wave:
it's ok, it freed up my saturday nights :)
ok, bb :)
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:10 UTC
However, if you'd like, you can join our runs that take place on monday nights.
It's a fiesta, so...
well, maybe. but i never really followed the proper rotations and only played some variant of dps elementalist ever, which is why i wasn't really asked to join the more elitist group that formed from the ashes :)
i really have to get going though. bb :)
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 07:12 UTC
:wave:
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 08:43 UTC

Completely unrelated, but I love how fast some of the client crashes are fixed. The past few months I've encountered quite a lot of them, and every time they were fixed within a few days. The most recent one being the gathering tool preview apparently (I thought it had something to do with slotting glyphs into them while them being equipped).

But... I miss the crash related to previewing mail carriers. I literally made almost all of my guild mates crash during a raid while I linked it in chat, saying to not preview it :joy: it was hilarious

@BoyC yes, that's the kind of fiesta you can expect in our raids :D
(it was during downtime in raids though, not during an actual fight, i would never do that)
pf :D
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Apr 13 2018 14:15 UTC
New discussion in API Development:

Hero Points?
by rodadams.5963 in API Development

Looking at the API list in the wiki, I got my hopes up seeing that there was a heropoints extension to the characters API, since that was perfectly in line with a personal project of mine.

So I have it where I'm fetching the completed heropoints for my characters, but it appears the list is truncated to 200 results. I tried tricks like ?ids=all and then looked pagination, but ?page=2 returns the same list, and the X-Page-xxx response headers are missing, so it doesn't look like that endpoint supports pagination.

Any thoughts on how to get the complete list of completed heropoints? There's currently over 280 challenges, so 200 isn't enough.

Anyone else using this endpoint, and can attest if it's actually useful to continue hacking at?

Thanks.

Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 14:55 UTC
@darthmaim question ^ how does your character have maguuma hero points, and my character apparently not, even though I have gotten all the hero points that are available...
also, since when did hero points have string ids? i recall them having only numbers before, or am i crazy?
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 14:55 UTC
/shrug
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Apr 13 2018 14:55 UTC
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 14:57 UTC
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 14:57 UTC
no idea
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 14:57 UTC
i'm sure not all of them are daily repeatable right?
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 14:58 UTC
uhhmm, not sure
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 14:58 UTC
and... crystal desert has 2-<id>
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 14:59 UTC
maybe because I don't have all of them and there is some bit packing magic again that the API can't handle
just guessing
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 14:59 UTC
hmmm
that is a valid point
i'm gonna log in and check which characters don't have maguuma fully unlocked
you might be right:
  • Reiga has all HoT and PoF points, not showing up
  • Kyrix has all HoT points, not showing up (does not have PoF)
  • Archomeda only has 4 HoT points and do show up
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:05 UTC
I guess thats it then
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:05 UTC
and i have the issue with more characters
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:06 UTC
do we have an issue for PoF heropoints not showing up already?
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:06 UTC
on to a new issue it is then, if it doesn't exist already
hm?
in /v2/continents or /v2/characters/:id/heropoints?
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:06 UTC
characters
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:07 UTC
dunno
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:07 UTC
guess not
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:07 UTC
lol #502 apparently the ids have been that for a while, i even added it to the repo
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:07 UTC
:D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:08 UTC
/facepalm
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:08 UTC
Are you creating the issues or should I?
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:08 UTC
eh, if you're already working on it, you can do it :)
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:08 UTC
:P will do
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:10 UTC
bitpacking is hard apparently :(
oddly enough, it does seem to work for core
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:10 UTC
might be a new feature added for HoT
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:11 UTC
maybe
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:11 UTC
and might be something different than bitpacking, I just know we had some issue with that somewhere else in the API
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:11 UTC
i actually have never checked if HoT did work at some point
yeah
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:11 UTC
well, HoT is not working now
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:11 UTC
that was related to achievements i think?
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:11 UTC
yeah something like that
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:12 UTC
yeah indeed, both HoT and PoF are broken in this regard right now
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:12 UTC
PoF is never showing up though, while HoT at least works when you don't have all unlocked
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:13 UTC
oh
that's what you meant with PoF then
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:13 UTC
Because I think my char is also missing 1 or 2 PoF HPs
well, maybe I do have all?
let me check ingame :D
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:13 UTC
i never caught that since the character i linked has all PoF points
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:13 UTC
I think mine is missing some
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:13 UTC
and all my other characters never set foot in the desert, except my thief for a short time
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:15 UTC
yeah my char is missing 5 heropoints in PoF
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:15 UTC
:(
so two bugs then
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:16 UTC
I'm using 2 of you chars as example in the issue
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:16 UTC
sure
they won't change, the ones that have all points can't progress further, and i don't play anymore on the one that doesn't have all of them
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:18 UTC
#618 and #619 :tada:
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:19 UTC
even more fixes to do for our apoch and/or dsnider (lye you still there? :cry:)
@darthmaim unrelated, but do you remember if cache-control was sent on every endpoint?
it doesn't appear for most endpoints for me anymore
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:22 UTC
I think it was (supposed to be) on all endpoints
never checked all of them though
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:23 UTC
maybe apoch has been messing around with it a bit? dunno
why do i get a feeling that caching is going to get more broken over time
tokeninfo of the api key has a name that i changed to API issue #618 longer than 5 minutes ago
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 15:27 UTC
well, 5 minutes is the minimum cache time
well, not even that
the api caches for 5 minutes, but the backend systems might cache too
so if the backend also caches for 5 minutes, worst case it takes 10 minutes to update in the api
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 15:28 UTC
eh, i guess that's possible
or it's somehow set to an hour, or it actually never updates the name at all
/shrug
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Apr 13 2018 15:31 UTC
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 16:33 UTC
oh it updated, must be an hour then i guess
or maybe somehow less, i dunno; haven't really monitored it
ChieftainAlex
@ChieftainAlex
Apr 13 2018 20:03 UTC
bit late, but yes, hero points were always identified by continent-id
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 22:34 UTC
@darthmaim doing work :smile:
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Apr 13 2018 22:35 UTC
:P
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Apr 13 2018 23:03 UTC
just looking at https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/35500/api-unique-account-name-to-guid again, i'm still wondering how account names work internally for it to be possible to have a chance to literally break everything on an account when changed
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Apr 13 2018 23:03 UTC

[API] Unique Account Name to GUID
by jurtjee.8943 in API Development

Hey,

I have a question, but I do not think it is possible.

But the question is: Is it possible to get a user through his unique account name his GUID without his access key? The reason for this is because you can not rely on his unique account name because it can change.

Sincerely,
Jur Dekker