Any guild doing progression runs into the issue with wipe recovery and getting people back to the front line.
I'd like to write/develop a mod and am asking for the help of the community to do the following. I've never written a mod, and my coding history consists of reverse engineering vbul. I really have no programing expierence but see this as a challenge which shouldn't be difficult for me to overcome in the slightest.
I'd like to have a timer where I can create text that displays a custom message in a channel of my choosing that includes the time which I start and stop.
So for instance...
Raid leader calls wipe. "Timer Starts/stops by clicking"
People die by killing themselves/whatever run back.
Click to stop.
Right click options:
Report "Custom message" took XX:XX minutes "in channel of choosing"
- Save time in log "custom name, maybe read from raid session"
I'll update this first post with any code needed to create the mod and will update it with valid (non "cluttery") ideas and would like to get the mod going soon. I just don't know where to start =D
Could you elaborate what the usage of this mod would be atall? Besides knowing that people that are slowasses are really slowasses, which you knew before already.
Or did you just search a stupid example for the usage of a Timer mod?
Basically, many guilds have just enough members to progress in the game and this game requires everyone's attention participating in the raid in order to progress. Now, not every person sitting behind their computer is a bot, but since they play a game they are competitive. People returning faster to the front and seeing that we as a whole are able to do something faster would be something for everyone to work for and would do.
I tried this last night in our progression raid with a simple timer mod. I was starting it and stopping it and posting in /ra how long it took. Surprisingly enough, it worked... People were trying to beat the time they took to wipe and recover previously.
imho, get incubator and just watch the timers for respawns and announce them at regular intervals.
tends to put ppl on end when you announce in raid that they got 10mins before they hit the respawn wave and that they'll have to start over at the beggining of a wing for further boss attempts.
With 2 hour respawn timers, it's kind of hard to motivate people. I'd like to get the sense of urgency from the beginning of the raid rather then be trying to beat a timer and waste two hours of my life.