Minion says all addons are up to date, ESO says otherwise
So currently Skyshards and Research Assistant are "Out of Date" according to ESO, but Minion says I don't have any updates for them. Automatic update is not on. I tried reinstalling them both and it fixed Skyshards but not Research Assistant. Either way, I shouldn't have to reinstall addons to update them. Any suggestions?
ResearchAssistant was last updated in 2016 so the API version in the addon is not the one that ESO currently uses.
The "game" says the addons is outdated due to the non matching API version strings.
But the addon is working fine. So the author did not udpate the API version in the addon as it is a pain in the ass to update several 100 addons just because of a string that has to match!
If the addons are working just fine and you got no problems please just click the "Use out of date addons" inside the game's addon manager list and you are fine.
If a popup says you that addons are out of date just use minion to check and update them.
This might have been a problem with your minion.xml file where the current versions and addons are stored. Sometimes the best software got such problems
In 99% of the cases Minion is correct and tells you which addons you are able to use and which have to be updated.
This miht happen if you updated minion, reinstalled it, reinstalled pc or ESO, moved ESO folders or during the download of a file the server or your client was not communicating correct (due to internet connection loss etc.), or the archive extraction of the downloaded addon couldn't take place correct due to any reason windows was telling the software...