[Plugin] Tulkas v.2Tulkas, the strongest and most warlike 'Champion of the Valar.'
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Introducing the Tulkas plugin for LotRO, v.2.
What is Tulkas?
Tulkas is a plugin to help with itemisation. Through the built-in database of over 60,000 items, you can search by name, set name, item level, class, type, stats, and quality to find the items you need. Items can then be compared or added to hypothetical builds to preview the stat changes. Should an item be missing or entered incorrectly, Tulkas makes it easy for you to edit or add new items.
Why should I use Tulkas?
If like me, you often find yourself overwhelmed with the choices in equipment and uncertain in which to take, using Tulkas will help you determine which item will closer realise your stat ambitions, whether that be for a greater physical/tactical mastery rating, in-combat power regen, or just more morale etc. Tulkas breaks the stats down and converts them into the actual stats you would see if you were to equip that item. Case example: You are crafting a new cloak for yourself but with the different outputs, you aren't sure which one you would prefer. Load up Tulkas, search for the cloaks and add them to the compare bar, then hit the compare button.
You can also use Tulkas to preview entire builds, helping you get a better idea of which items you really want to go after.
Installation and loading:
Extract the zip file to your plugin directory. It should be as follows:
C:\Users\<yourname>\Documents\ The Lord of the Rings Online\Plugins\GaluhadPlugins\
You can load Tulkas in-game by either using the load command: /plugins load tulkas or through the plugin manager.
Current languages included: English, Russian
Not yet translated: French, German
If Tulkas has loaded correctly you will see the Tulkas icon in the top left corner. This can be dragged around the screen to a position that you prefer. Double click the icon to access the Tulkas menu.
Features and how to use them:
With v.2 the search window has been completely revamped. You can perform a simple search for an item by name or set name, or alternatively use the advanced search features to filter precisely the type of items you are looking for. You are now also able to search for alternate classes and armour types (light/medium/heavy) without restriction. You can search for multiple item types and quality types at once and Tulkas will return all items that match within the search parameters. However, Tulkas will only return items that match all selected stats, so if you get no search results try reducing the amount of stats selected.
For example, the above search will return all items between level 59 and 63 of type necklace, earring, ring or bracelet that are of quality rare, incomparable or legendary and with stats might and vitality.
There have been a number of improvements to the way the database and searching are handled in v.2, users will see a noticeable decrease in search times.
The search window will scale depending on screensize to occupy a larger space, making it easier to display multiple results at a time. Results are paginated to reduce load.
You will find a tiled list of items, displayed with the key item information. The icons work as normal and can be used for trying on an item in the dressing room or linking the item to the current chat channel.
At the bottom of each item result you have a set of buttons.
1) Item Options - Menu for edit item or edit set/add to set
2) Add Item to Build - Menu of build names to apply the item to
3) Compare Item - Adds the item to the compare bar (this will drop down from the top of the screen when items are added).
4) Bookmark Item - Save the item in your bookmarks to come back to later.
You are able to compare items individually or entire builds - however you cannot compare an item of one type (e.g. earring) to an item of another type (e.g. bracelet).
Items can be added for compare from the search results window. Builds are added through the builds window.
When an item or build is added, the compare bar drops down from the top of the screen. You are able to add multiple items for comparison, but must set one as being equipped (right-click on the item label in the compare bar). If you have set your equipped items in the build window, Tulkas will pull your equipped item automatically. Tip: You can set/update your equipped items at any time using the command /tulkas equipment.
The compare window gives the stat breakdown for the selected items/builds. You are able to switch stat calculations between classes if needed.
Items can be bookmarked for future reference. This can be done at a number of places within the plugin through pressing the star button (bookmarked items will have a yellow star).
You can view your bookmarked items either from the main menu, or by pressing the bookmark button in the search panel on the main search window. Unlike previous versions of Tulkas, you can no longer make notes for these items.
The builds window now displays the item info controls instead of item names. It was designed to closely resemble the character panel in-game.
As items are added to the build, the stat contributions for a selection of stats are calculated at the side of the window. This will make it easier when jumping between tabs to get a fast overview. Items are added to builds through the search results.
You can rename all builds except the equipped build, which Tulkas will always handle as being the build that holds your currently equipped items. You can update your equipped items using the 'Get Equipment' button. This will open a new window with instructions on how to load your items into the build. This button only appears on the equipped page, but you can copy builds from one to another. Note: Tulkas only stores information on the main stats, so you will find quite often that most set-bonuses will appear empty. This is not an error, just a design decision not to include things like "Skill x has a 25% chance to do z".
Items cannot be added to Tulkas without an ID. The only way to get a valid ID is through linking the items to a chat channel and filtering it, or via the item scanner (see below). Tulkas will log all items linked to any of the chat channels (this can be disabled). Items scanned from the chat logs will be added to the list on the Edit Items window where they can be selected. Each item will have an indicator as to whether it already exists in the Tulkas database.
Saved items will be listed on the left. Please help the community by exporting any saved items you have so the database can be kept updated.
Filling in the rest of the information is pretty straight-forward.
- Added 'Tactical Critical Multiplier' to the stats list.
- Fixed a problem preventing the Minstrel class icon displaying in the main window.
- Corrected a problem with items that contain '-' not showing properly when searching.
- Added more items to the database (Database size: 319 items).