Im interested if some one could create a simple addon for use mainly in pvp but would be good anywhere.
the situation is, when you go into a battleground with a mate or friend there is a good chance that you will lose your friend in the middle of battle.
But what if there was a way to put an icon on your mates head? like marking a boss with a skull etc. So when your in battle you can see your mate as they enter your screen with a big icon on there head. and maybe it could also show there icon that you set on the main map.
I know that when you add a friend to your friends list there name plate will be a different colour, but some times thats to hard to notice, so i think an icon on there head would be great.
Im not sure how this could be done, but i was thinking maybe you set up your friends icon from your friends list, so there icon will always stay the same. Also a choice of any icon in the game would be good also, not a generic one for all friends.
what do you guys think? can this be done? and how can bring it to life?
There are only two ways you can attach an icon to a unit in the 3D world:
(1) Actually mark your friend with a skull or other raid target icon. The downside of this method is that the icon will be visible to everyone in your battleground group, which means that anyone can remove it (and probably will, either because they want to use that icon to mark an actual target, or because they don't know why it's on a teammate and assume it was accidentally put there).
(2) Add a large icon texture to your friend's nameplate. The downside of this method is that the icon will only be visible if you have friendly player nameplates shown (which means you'll see nameplates for all friendly players, not just your friend) *and* your friend is close enough to you that his nameplate is visible (which kind of defeats the purpose of having an icon in the first place).