After a bit of opinion searching and discussions with my guild we all agreed that an Addon to provide an easier way of placing, or rather activiating, the "Smoke Grenade" Style World Markers introduced in 4.0.1 would be a nice thing to have.
Obviously I understand that the actual placement, by way of using the Green Target on screen, must be controlled manually but the process of activating them can be a little cumbersome if needing to place one whilst on the move.
Most of my guilds members preferred the idea of perhaps a simple, movable panel containing the four colour options that can be placed somewhere on screen which would allow them to be activated by clicking the corresponding colour would be a viable solution. Another option, rather than a graphical solution, and my preferred approach would be an addon that allows the four colours to be bound to 4 different keys and activated by a keypress.
Maybe even a mix of the two.
I'm sure one of the very gifted individuals of this forum has already thought about this or one of the creators of the Raid Icons addons has thought about adding the markers to their existing ones, but on the off chance that it's not been considered yet I thought I'd just throw it in the mixing pot.
Looking at Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameManager.lua, it uses PlaceRaidMarker(arg1, arg2) with arg1 in 1 to 5 depending on what colour you want and don't know what arg2 should be, maybe nothing. Can't test this right now but I'm guessing that a macro containing something like this could work:
ClearRaidMarker(1) should clear it or ClearRaidMarker(nil) should clear all.
Can't test this right now but I'm guessing that a macro containing something like this could work:
Thanks Olog. Sadly attempting that script gives the standard "script has been blocked from an action only available to the Blizzard UI." message. Would have been nice if it had worked, it's a lot cleaner looking than the other Macro.
One of my addons is hiding the new Blizzard raid panel where you can use these markers. I have a feeling it may be oRA3. Thats a god thing btw. since I want it hidden. However, can this macro only work if the raid panel is showing? I´m asking, because I tried it earlier today and could not get it to work.
- PlaceRaidMarker is protected.
- /click CompactRaidFrameManagerDisplayFrameLeaderOptionsRaidWorldMarkerButton
macros or addons that try to run those macros off secure buttons or whatever,
taint and get action blocked static popups.
Only way to make them work for that session is to open the compact raid manager
and manually initialize the dropdown (show it) once.
After that the macros will work for that session.
Reload, d/c and relog or exit and you're back at square 1.
Bottom-line there is no working solution at this moment.
As for addons that hide the raidframes/manager sRaidFrames was recently changed to do that by default.
(bad choice imo but whatever)
There is thankfully an option to bring them back so you can have the full functionality as a raid leader or assistant.