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Sep 2018
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Sep 27 2018 07:34
New discussion in API Development:

Lore Text on WP and Points of interest
by cyhadam.3082 in API Development

What would be the easiest way for me build a plugin that would present in-game lore text upon getting a point of interest or waypoint unlocked? Furthermore, is there any way to pull GW2 wiki information and make that presentable in-game upon walking over certain parts of a map. I think it would not break game immersion and help build game lore.

Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Sep 27 2018 11:19
New discussion in API Development:

Calculating API Lag
by Dash.3179 in API Development

I'm working on developing a drop rate tracker, however I'm bumping into an issue with lag from the api.
When I retrieve data from api.guildwars2.com/v2/characters/Character_Name/inventory, the data is out of date... historically by anywhere between 30-50s (estimate).
So far I've been getting around this by setting a 60s countdown timer, however recently this lag has been getting worse, and is now almost always over a minute out of sync.
I realise this is simply the nature of managing a server such as this, and want you to know I'm not complaining about it... but when you have to wait 5 minutes for the cache to clear, actually testing to make sure this timer is right in-program is basically impossible.

Is there any way to find out the current lag for endpoint requests in the api?
Would it be possible to include a timestamp on requests? That way It'd be possible to automate the countdown timer to sync with the server on first request.