This is a great addon, thank you for making it.
On the account of previous suggestions and reports i would like to add a minor addition.
First, the range check. Specially an adjustable one would be very handy for RBG leaders, for switching, crowd control, and adjustments.
Secondly, Maybe the option to have resource(mana/rage/runic) bars would be handy in some situations.
Thirdly, while the idea of having health bars may sound and look like a memory hog, if it is added combined with flag carrier(not so necessary as specs already show that somehow), the idea here is that even if it's a complete memory/cpu hog. You could simply add a special option for enabling it which has a mouse over red text that strictly suggests the nature of enabling it, with a UI reload action if needed.
Overall, this addon is great and i will definitely continue using it.
Suggestion: option to sort all the player names alphabetically rather than by class.
I've found that if I'm at the lumber mill in Arathi Basin I cannot see the approaching enemy because the hill hides him until he gets to the top but I can see his dot on my mini-map. Because the names are sorted by class it takes a while to match the name from the mini-map to a name on your addon. If the names were sorted alphabetically I could have the intruder targeted faster before he comes into view. the rest of my defenders can /assist me and we can ambush before he even dismounts. muhahahahaha!
Same thing in WSG. Sometimes a player will camp on the ledge above the graveyard. I can see him on my mini-map and have a name but can't mouse target him because the the ledge obstructs him. I could type /target XYZ but then I'm usually dead.
New in 40200-10:
- added health bar and health percent (DISABLED by DEFAULT) [read NOTES in BattlegroundTargets.lua for more information!]
- added scale slider for target and focus indicator
- improved button highlighting for target
- increased some option value ranges
- koKR update (Thanks Sayclub)
- ruRU update (Thanks AlexFlexy)
Feature Request: Please give the user the option when right-clicking an enemy frame to simply set the focus without targeting that enemy.
This is not possible, because this is restricted by the WoW API.
You can only set focus to your current target (or clear focus if no target).
And btw, it's not possible to set target, set focus and than set another target within the same task.
Such an action requires 2 tasks (2 user actions aka 2 clicks/2 keyboardpress or so).
This is true for inCombat/within SecureTemplate environment.
Correct me if this has changed or if i'm wrong...
- added enemy flag carrier detection
- enUS, deDE, esES and frFR: TESTED with Patch 188.8.131.5280 (LIVE)
- esMX, koKR, ruRU and zhTW: TESTED with Patch 184.108.40.20634 (PTR)
- zhCN: NOT TESTED
Eye of the Storm is bugged (or it's intended): no event is triggered if an enemy player pick up the flag.
zhCN is not available on PTR, so I could not test it. If someone has access to zhCN, please post the missing strings (check BattlegroundTargets-localized-flag.lua).
Localization status for the Configuration Menu: (which has no impact on functionality)
- enUS: complete
- deDE: complete
- esES/esMX: TODO
- frFR: TODO
- koKR: complete
- ruRU: 2 strings missing
- zhCN: 2 strings missing
- zhTW: TODO
You are welcome to update the -localization-* files via wowace.com svn repository OR simply post it here. Thanks.
Think you can do this for the friendly side too? I know there's a lot of raid frames but for PuG BGs, this would be great for healers. It's easier to see and determine if people need help, for DPS/tanks.
But BGT is so very nice for me (spriest) to target flag carriers to mind vision, when they have a bunch of ascii chars in their names.
ps. I see you used to work on Grid. Yours could be like Grid without the ridiculous configuration nightmare. BGT is so clean and simple, it would be great as a BG party/raid frame!
Thanks for the flag carrier feature. Its really helpful in WSG when the FC is surrounded by bodyguards and the nameplates are clustered close together. Selecting with your addon makes things much easier.
The sort names alphabetically speeds up target selection too after I get a name off the map. I'm sure the other side hates hunters even more now.
- added CombatLog-based Range Check (DISABLED by DEFAULT) [read NOTES in BattlegroundTargets.lua for more information!]
ATTENTION: I have tested this feature in multiple battlegrounds. BUT: Please give some positiv or negativ feedback, thanks.
- added test shuffler to health bar and range check
- the target/focus/efc/health/range option has now a random appearence in configuration mode
- optimized targeting (targetexact instead of target)
- optimized data display if 'player' is dead (better: disabled update if 'player' is dead)
- some minor optimizations
NOTES in BattlegroundTargets.lua:
-- # Range Check: --
-- [ VERY HIGH CPU USAGE ] --
-- - This feature enables one event: --
-- - COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED --
-- - This features is a compromise between CPU usage (FPS), lag/network --
-- bandwidth (no SendAddonMessage), fast and easy visual recognition --
-- (only: in range OR out of range) and suitable data. --
-- - Disable this feature if you have CPU/FPS problems in combat. --
You are welcome to update the -localization- files via wowace.com svn repository OR post it here OR send me a PM. Thanks.