On the advice of users and guildies alike, I finally broke down and installed GemList. I'm not one of those people who likes to add lots of plug-ins to my WoW interface, I prefer to keep the clutter to a minimum if I can. I also have concerns about bogging my computer down with all the extras, since it has a tendency to be laggy sometimes.
But after a dozen or so times of getting questions from my guild about a certain type of gem and me manually zipping through my list to find matches, I decided to take the plunge and see how GemList might help out. I've been using it for a few days now and I'm pleasantly surprised at how handy it has been. I didn't expect to use it as much as I have and there are two features that really made the difference for me.
The first feature that I really like is that it will work regardless of which toon you are currently playing. So if I'm leveling Kaliope (she's a leatherworker as well as my main toon), other players can still send !gem commands and my mod will spit back the results. I find this a very smart way to increase the usefulness of this mod, because I'm not forced to log Krystella in everytime someone wants to know about gems.
The other thing I really like about GemList, which wasn't even mentioned on their site, is that I can send !gem commands to myself. Sometimes the people asking me questions aren't comfy with the command line system or don't remember that I have the mod. So I can request a list of gems for them and just link them into chat. All I have to do is send myself a tell with the gem command and it will spit the matches back to me just as if I were another player. I kind of assumed that the chat interface would barf when I first tried it, so I was tickled that it actually worked.
So for the rest of you Jewelcrafters, I highly recommend GemList if you deal with other folks on a regular basis. I don't advertise my wares in the trade channel like some players do, but I do get questions from my guild a few times a week. And even for me this mod has been very handy. Thumbs Up!!
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