Thortok's Knowledge Base for MetaMapWKB.
This is a Database of NPCs and mobs, collected by and for use for the WKB aspect of the MetaMap addon by Urshurak. This is not the mod itself, simply a database for it.
I've seen lots of other people submitting their own versions of this, and every time I try to import one of their databases, there seems to be lots of errors with it, from inaccurate location data, to the inclusion of player characters instead of just sticking to NPCs/mobs. For this reason, I am not accepting submissions to be 'merged' with mine. However, I have enabled user patches, if you would like to submit your own knowledge base, feel free to do so in that manner.
This knowledge base may be small, compared to the others available, but I guarantee accuracy of every item in it. I'd rather have a small, 100% accurate database, then a large, less accurate one. All items in my database are collected via automatic tracking with 5 yard range, meaning the most precise data you can collect, plus I check to make sure nothing gets added to the wrong zone. There are also no players included in this database, there will only be NPCs and mobs.
I have a Blood Elf and a Gnome collecting data for the higher levels, as well as many low-level alts of all races of both factions. I intend to level my main two characters to 70, collecting data all along the way.
The current level of my characters is 24. You should expect to find most NPCs and MoBs from ~24 or less.
Data from the new zones for the Burning Crusade expansion are included.
For now, though, please post comments if there is any bad data, or wrong data, in this knowledge base, such as an NPC in the wrong zone.
I will be posting regular updates to this as I discover more NPCs. I keep both my Blood Elf and Gnome equal level, whenever I ding both of them, I'll update this database.
How to build your own database:
First, open your Knowledge Base. If you do not have a key bound to do this like I do, you will have to open your map, hit Options, then click on Knowledge Base.
Once here, hit the options button located near the bottom.
Turn on Auto Tracking and Add to Database. In this way, you can build your own database and any NPCs that were missed by mine can be included in yours!
I recommend you leave 'Show Updates' off. It can get really spammy. Even with it off, MetaMap will inform you when you have discovered an NPC never seen before in that zone.
For Targeting Range, pick your personal preference. As I mentioned earlier, I use 5 yards, meaning my data is very accurate; when I ask it to point me to an NPC I've already seen, it'll point me exactly to that NPC (or as close as possible) instead of just pointing me to that NPC's general area. The smaller your Targeting Range, the closer you have to be to the NPC when you mouseover it for it to be added to your database.
Due to limitations in the system, the mod does not actually record the location of the target, it actually records your location at the moment you mouseover that target. Which means, the closer your location is to your target's location, the more accurate your data will be.
That's not all though! If you want new data to get added to your database, you'll also need to go to the Options on the main MetaMap console, click Extended Options, and then go to the Modules tab. Here, you need to make sure that MetaMapWKB is enabled. If it is not, then the 'automatic tracking' won't start until the first time you open the database after logging in.
How to Install:
Simply install the file below to your WoW/Interface/Addons directory. This will put MetaMapEXP.lua in your MetaMapCVT folder, where it belongs. Now, go into the game, and open your map.
Click the options button, and then the Extended Options. Next, click the Database tab. Click on the Imports Module button, then click 'User File', then UserWKB.
My data will promptly merge with the data you have already collected for yourself, and a summary will be listed at the top of the options window. And you're done!