In the latest versions of the game, Blizzard has been rolling more and more “dynamic” content that makes datamining hard to do if you do not have a real WoW database. The old one on db.mmo-champion.com isn’t aging very well and isn’t really built to be a full-scale database in the first place. This is why we decided in February to just start a new project and go with a full-scale approach from the beginning.
The current project is a late alpha/early beta, at the beginning of last week the entire WoWDB.com website didn’t exist and the dev team managed to release an insane amount of features considered the short timeframe we had.
Obviously, there is still a lot of things to improve, we will definitely include comments and user-submitted data in the near future but for the moment the goal is mostly to make sure that everything works on the Beta before we ramp up.
I’m pretty happy to see how the project is advancing, we’re by far the most advanced database when it comes to Mists of Pandaria spell parsing and we support 95% of the new features brought by the beta. We still have a couple of key issues to tackle before we start working on the UI and making it more usable for users, we will also refresh the design to get something much cleaner and usable.
Blogs and websites willing to use our database and get tooltips on their MoP beta item/spells/achievements links can use the script below to enable them. (We might change the link in the future, but for now this is what we use on MMO-Champion without any problem)
Our tooltips are already pretty good, and are the best you can currently find when it comes to Mists of Pandaria class spells parsing and important things we need now. I also have a couple of interesting improvements for the future. I obviously can’t reveal all the plans yet, but I’ll definitely try to get it to you as soon as possible.
This is my first serious attempt at making a WoW Database, and I plan to make it right. There’s definitely some room for improvement in the field.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions in comments, and point out any bugs/features suggestions in the Contact Form of the blog. We’re early in the development process and your feedback is extremely valuable.