I am looking for an addon that will allow players to identify guild members and friends easily among other friendly players. Two main reasons for this:
1. Identify your mates in BGs, when you go as a pre-made group and want to stick together.
2. Identify your guild members and friends in croweded places like cities. For example, when you want to trade/inspect/emote them.
I thought that a good way would be to use the name plates feature: hide all friendly players plates excpet for guild members/friends. I tried to suggest it to the author of Tidy Plates - Threat plates, which I use and love, but got no repsonse until now.
Perhaps another way is to somehow highlite or color the default wow names. I mean those that appear in green above players heads and state name+title+guild.
What we do now in BGs is ask for leader/assist and put raid marks on ourselves. This is a bit annoying thought.
I have searched addon sites and google for this kind of an addon, but couldn't find anything. Any help is appreciated.
If you're talking about the text above the player's toon, the one that just shows their name in blue, green, or red with their guild name below that, then you're out of luck. That is part of the 3d game world. You'll have to settle for a nameplates mod like one of these (search results for "guild nameplates") - I haven't looked at any of them.
I have already looked at these when I googled it. Couldn't find an addon that do what I ask for and still maintained.
Aloft seems to have the feature I asked for ("You can hide friendly pets, out of guild players, and lots more"), but this addon is inactive for a year now...
In addition, I don't want to dump threat plates addon, it is very important to me when I tank.
Perhaps there is another solution you can think of?