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Oct 2018
xvwyh
@xvwyh
Oct 12 2018 08:42 UTC
Is the items endpoint seriously still broken? How are people faring by?
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Oct 12 2018 08:43 UTC
?
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Oct 12 2018 08:46 UTC
yep, thats still an issue
xvwyh
@xvwyh
Oct 12 2018 08:46 UTC
Any workarounds? Secondary source for API queries, database dumps?
Silver Golden
@Silveress_Golden_gitlab
Oct 12 2018 09:47 UTC
@xvwyh what is that item? Is it currently unobtainable?
Silver Golden
@Silveress_Golden_gitlab
Oct 12 2018 09:59 UTC
I dont think ye can actually obtain it anymore
xvwyh
@xvwyh
Oct 12 2018 09:59 UTC
It may not be obtainable now, but isn't the API supposed to flag items that are seen in the game, as opposed to obtainable? This item is clearly "seen", as it is in my bank, so there's no reason for it to be hidden.
Silver Golden
@Silveress_Golden_gitlab
Oct 12 2018 10:00 UTC
that si teh whitelist
things are only added to teh whitelist when a player obtains them, and a while back the whitelist got deleted and thus had to be rebuilt
so while ye have it you havent obtained it recently
xvwyh
@xvwyh
Oct 12 2018 10:01 UTC

Here's a list of items from my bank that aren't queriable currently:
Guild Weapon Stations
Guild Armor Stations
Super Weapon Box
Ultimate Wintersday Gift
Potion of Wolf Transformation
Kite Fortunes
Tassi's Relay Golem
Investigation Kit
Krait Obelisk Shard Transcriber
Captain's Council Commendations
Oscillating Diaphragm
Focusing Crystal
Translocator Beacon
Positional Relay Beacon
Mysterious Soggy Bag
Marjory's Journal
Mad Memoires I: Boyhood
Mad Memoires II: Friendship
Mad Memoires
Mad Memoires: Complete Edition
Mad Memoires: Complete Ignition

Some of them, sure, look like unobtainable items. But then again down at the bottom are the new rewards from last year's halloween, so what gives. Also many items that are from the same era as the aforementioned ones are properly on the API. As an example, there were three items you obtained consequently during the Southsun Cove intro:
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Map_Fragment
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Map_of_Southsun_Cove
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mysterious_Soggy_Bag
First two are valid on the API, the last one isn't. You mean to tell me someone obtained the first two? Or the rest of my bank that's overflowing with ancient item from days long gone?

Silver Golden
@Silveress_Golden_gitlab
Oct 12 2018 10:02 UTC
the Mad Memoires ones havent been obtainable since last halloween, they will probally be added to the whitelist in a few days
(tuesday)
(also how long were ye typing up that list?)
xvwyh
@xvwyh
Oct 12 2018 10:03 UTC
(just a couple of mins)
Silver Golden
@Silveress_Golden_gitlab
Oct 12 2018 10:04 UTC
it was a few months ago that the whitelist got rebuilt, until a full year has passed some of teh seasonal stuff wont be added
xvwyh
@xvwyh
Oct 12 2018 10:04 UTC
But it's inconsistent at best and completely broken at worst
All items that are in players' inventories and banks should be whitelisted upon login. Unless those are dev accounts, the players must have obtained them at some point. Some are no longer obtainable, sure, but that's not a reason to exclude them from the API.
Silver Golden
@Silveress_Golden_gitlab
Oct 12 2018 10:05 UTC
Map of Southsun Cove is obtained via a mail so its plausable that someone had it in their mail since then
and only picked it up recently
xvwyh
@xvwyh
Oct 12 2018 10:06 UTC
Try to explain Map Fragment with that logic.
Silveress_Golden_gitlab @Silveress_Golden_gitlab shrugs
Silver Golden
@Silveress_Golden_gitlab
Oct 12 2018 10:09 UTC
@dsnider-anet something else for the endless list then
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Oct 12 2018 14:40 UTC
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