Addon Authors: A Request
Posted 24 July 2007 - 07:44 PM
So, here it goes. (Banhammer inc if my research sucked)
I am looking for someone to author, or at least theorize with me a bit what kind of coding would need to go into, a mod which displays a clickable list of all hostile npc targets within range of a character, Showing their raid icon, if available, would be a huge plus as well. Basically a 'Main assist' mod. Something so that large hitboxes or strange camera angles don't affect your ability to target things for your raid to assist to. (If you've ever tried to target an eye tentacle not in your quadrent on C'thun, you know exactly the kind of frustration I'm talking about.) If this could be expanded to include players of the opposite faction, that would be even better, as trying to click a gnome with nameplates off is a PITA.
I am nearly 100% convinced this mod does not exist, and am interested in the challenges that trying to create such a mod would impose. If I'm mistaken and this mod does exist somewhere, accept my apologies for being clueless. I've spent almost a week looking.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 07:51 PM
Made a nice box on your screen with a target list, populated with targets with raid icons, or being targetted by tanks. What I'm not sure about were it's limitations. I vaguely recal it only worked to populate the list if at least one person in your raid was targetting a mob, and of course mobs with the same name probably threw it for a loop.
A quick google search turned this page up:
WOWDaily.info * World of Warcraft blog ** POOH.CZ * Add-on tip - Perfect Targets
but, again, this might have been broken totally int he expansion. GL.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:08 PM
Edit: It was hosted on wowace.com originally, and used libraries from the original Ace framework. Still no luck finding it though.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:24 PM
Basically: 2.0 changes made what you want impossible.
Viator> I really don't want to go all Kalman here.
Bury> Just imagine what the world would be like if you used your powers for good.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 09:10 PM
It's still somewhat useful as an information display, as when half your raid is targeting star and the other targets only have one person on them each, it's pretty clear what you're supposed to be DPSing.
It can't pick up units that nobody's targeting, though, which makes it not quite the situational awareness addon that you're looking for.
I've been using the RaidTarget display in Pitbull for actually doing assists, personally. It has the downside of not being a nice concise list, as it can't compact raid1target..raidNtarget down into a unique list, but it's clickable at least.
Edit: Unit names.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 09:27 PM
Based on all this guessing however, you could concievably tie in the cool useful features of Perfect Targets (The raid numbers targetting each mob, the raid icon parts, etc.) with the pre-fight population and clickability of one of the arena mods.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 04:06 AM
Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:50 PM
Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:54 PM
From that point on, any time someone mouses over or retargets someone on the list, it will update their health and mana totals. This happens frequently enough in the arena that it seems seamless. Unfortunately, such a method would not generally be useful in a PvE pull of multiple same-named targets.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 03:00 PM
Posted 25 July 2007 - 03:27 PM
Posted 25 July 2007 - 03:44 PM
Perfect Targets creates a list of what your group members are targetting. There are no mods, as an api to do this doesnt exist, which create a list of all hostile creatures near you.
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