(sorry, I initially posted this in the Omen thread in Raid Addons, but then found this forum. Please excuse the double post).
We're having an issue with Omen on one of our Paladin tanks. At the beginning of a fight, his threat is reported to the raid correctly... for about 10 seconds. After that, it stops updating to the raid, although it is displayed correctly on his screen. At times, it will update the correct value to the raid, making his threat jump from 80k tps to 0 (things like that), but by and large, it's not updating.
Does anyone have any ideas about what could be causing this? I have a wild ass guess that it might be some addon he has spamming the addon comm channel, so that he's getting throttled, but I don't really have enough knowledge of how addons actually communicate to know if this is the case. I also don't know what other addons he runs, so don't know if there's something that could be doing that. I just know enough to be dangerous. Smiley
I'm trying to find out info to get this figured out because he's not as motivated to fix it as others think he should be. Any ideas?
also without a list of other addons there is not much we can help with but have a look at some of the spammier once like group calendar and other scheduling/forum type addons that constantly talk to each other
The issue sounds like the threat updates are not as frequent as the remainder of the raid would like. Threat-2.0 (the library behind omen) sends out threat updates to the raid every 1.5 seconds for tanks (currently defined as everyone of the classes paladin, druid and warrior) and between 2.5-4 seconds for everyone else (this depends on how much people is in the raid).
Try doing what Yssaril suggests, and have your paladin tank disable other addons that perform addon communication to see if that helps.
Sorry for the long time between responses. We've noticed some other issues with it. The same person, on a different character, will have the same issue happen... but only when he becomes the highest person on the threat list. He'll update fine until he gets to the top, then stop updating.
Here is a list of the addons he's using. Sorry for the length. He's also reduced the list a couple (turned off Threat 1.0 and KLHTM)
A good number of addons in that list are outdated, no longer function, and should be deleted. Your friend is advised to delete all his addons and restart building his addon list from scratch.
GemList (replaced by CraftList2)
There are also a lot of duplicated addons that perform similar functions, leading to conflicts or slowdown.
Bigwigs - DBM
Threat/Omen - KTM
FuBar - Statblocks
Cartographer_<Prof> - Gatherer