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Ellipsis (Multi-Target DoT Timers)  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 3.0.4
by: Kith [More]
Ellipsis (indicating omission)
Typography - A mark consisting of three periods, colloquially known as 'dot-dot-dot'.


Ellipsis is an addon that features multi-target DoT and HoT tracking for spells that you cast on other people. It has support for all classes and can additionally be configured to track Cooldowns as well. Access the GUI by typing '/ellipsis' or by going to the WoW Main Menu, then Interface, then the Addons tab and selected Ellipsis from the AddOn list on the left; contained here are a rather large number of options to configure pretty much all aspects of the display (and a few functionality based options as well).

DoT's & HoT's
Ellipsis scans your target and focus for spells you can cast (as well as your pet's target and your group mates targets should you have either); and once found, it makes a timer for it. Timers are seperated onto their respective targets using the GUID identification system to provide full accuracy in determination of what goes where. Ellipsis additionally tracks your pets spells when cast on targets, tracks 'multi-target' spells like AoE's, and if your a shaman provides tracking of totem durations as well. You can also setup notifications (both audio and visual) for when your dots fade or are broken ahead of time.

Totems
Ellipsis also features a fairly minimal totem tracking ability. It will track totem durations no matter what happens to them when replaced, or destroyed early and you have a built-in option to ctrl click on a timer to cancel the associated timer as well.

Cooldowns
Ellipsis can also create cooldown timers on a single exponentially growing bar for spells, pet abilities and item (including worn equipment) usage. The maximum cooldown duration to track can be set as well as the ability to block certain timers from appearing and the bar itself can be set to show varying sizes of timescale. In regards to its exponential nature, this means that a timer will countdown quicker the nearer it gets to the '0' end of the scale (eg, it will cover the same distance between 0-10 seconds as it will between 11-60 seconds on the base timer display).

Installation
There are two 'mods' included with Ellipsis, the main mod itself (folder: Ellipsis) and the congfiguration options (folder: Ellipsis_Options). Only the first is required to use the mod, though you will not be able to change options without the latter; Ellipsis_Options is also Load on Demand and thus won't use up any resources until you begin changing options (which is also why its a seperate folder/addon).

Notes
On first install (or a new character/profile), the 'anchors' for both Targets and Prominent Targets (text on a light blue background) will be visible. After you move them to their desired locations, you need to enter the mod options and "Lock" the interface elements to hide these anchors otherwise there will be some overlap with the actual mod targets.
-- 3.0.4 --
- Updated ToC and Libraries for 5.3

-- 3.0.3 --
- Updated ToC for 5.1

-- 3.0.2 --
- Fixed raid marking related bug that caused a LUA error.

-- 3.0.1 --
- Release build for Mists of Pandaria (same as MoP beta build)

-- 2.2.1 --
- Updated TOC for 4.3
- Fixed (long-standing) bug with Cooldown bar showing when not wanted. To hide the bar just disable tracking of all 3 cooldown types, the bar will hide itself once all tracked cooldowns have expired (if any).

-- 2.2.0 --
- Updated TOC for 4.2

-- 2.1.0 --
- Added minimum duration options for auras and cooldowns (set in seconds as opposed to minutes like the maximums)
- Fixed spell cooldown groups showing the wrong icon for Hunter Traps and Shaman Shocks (they were flipped)
- Cleaned up tooltips and made it more clear when mouseover options are disabled by the 'Clickable' option

- Still To Do: For those who are able and willing, the following strings need translating in all available languages other than English (if you have a translation, please PM me it and the language it's in).

L.MinAuraDuration = 'Min Aura Duration'
L.MinAuraDurationDesc = 'Set the minimum duration of auras (in seconds) that will be tracked by Ellipsis.'
L.MaxAuraDurationDesc = 'Set the maximum duration of auras (in minutes) that will be tracked by Ellipsis.\n\nA setting of 0 will disable max duration checking, allowing auras of any duration.'
L.CDMinDuration = 'Min CD Duration'
L.CDMinDurationDesc = 'Set the minimum duration of cooldowns (in seconds) that will be tracked by Ellipsis.\n\nThis setting will not go below 2 dseconds so as to avoid all cooldowns showing up due to the GCD.'
L.CDMaxDurationDesc = 'Set the maximum duration of cooldowns (in minutes) that will be tracked by Ellipsis.\n\nA setting of 0 will disable max duration checking, allowing cooldowns of any duration.'

-- 2.0.3 --
Fixed glitch with mages due to Water Elemental now being permanent or nothing rather than a talented duration buff.

-- 2.0.2 --
- 4.0.3 release.

-- 2.0.1 --
- Class Data changes made. I'm sure I missed some as I haven't been properly following the class changes for 4.0.1 so please let me know if anything errors, isn't tracked or has the wrong timer. Note: this is only for AoE spells and Totems, single targets are all handled via direct interaction with the game so should update properly.

Warlock:
- Howl of Terror: 6 -> 8 seconds
- Shadowflame: 8 -> 6 seconds
Death Knight:
- Removed Unholy Blight
Priest:
- Removed Shadow Fiend
Hunter:
- Removed Flare
- Added Ice Trap
Mage:
- Blast Wave: 6 -> 3 seconds
- Removed Water Elemental
- Added Time Warp
Warrior:
- Thunderclap set to 30sec duration
Shaman:
- Removed Cleansing Totem
- Removed Fire Nova Totem
- Removed All 4 Resistance Totems
- Removed Sentry Totem (awr, I liked this one)
- Removed Totem of Wrath
- Searing Totem set to 60sec duration
- Tremor Totem: 120 -> 300 seconds
- Added Elemental Resistance Totem
- Added Tranquil Mind Totem
Paladin:
- Consecration: 8 -> 10 seconds
Once again, i'm sure i've missed some (probably newly added abilities), so please let me know if any problems occur.

-- 2.0.0 --
- Base update for compatibility with 4.0.1. No in-depth testing done due to lack of available time though most things should work. Things that are likely to be broken will apply to new/changed spells that had special requirements (such as some AoE's and shaman totems). Please let me know of any issues with these.

-- 1.5 --
- ToC Update

-- 1.4 --
- Fixed bug with detecting cooldown of Holy Shock & Penance (thanks Jzar)
- Fixed bug with Searing Totem duration detection (I swear there weren't 10 ranks last time I played!)
- Updated internal Libs to most recent versions

-- 1.3a --
- Corrected some missing translations in the zhTW Options locale.

-- 1.3 --
- Actually removed the Poison Cleansing Totem entry instead of just claming to.

-- 1.2 --
- Made the following changes to ClassData (internal spell ID references):
- - Divine Hymn: changed ID
- - Disease Cleansing Totem: replaced by Cleansing Totem
- - Poison Cleansing Totem: removed
- - Polymorph: added serpent, cat, rabbit and turkey

-- 1.1 --
- Made compatible with 3.1 LUA changes.

-- 1.0 --
- Full release.

-- 0.78 RC2 --
- Updated totem durations to new values.
- Added Feral Spirit to 'aoe' timer tracking.

-- 0.77 RC1 --
- Missing translations fixed.
- You can now add 'Do Not Track' entries by drag-n-drop on spell and item icons and all non-needed information should be stripped to ensure the setting works correctly
- You can now Ctrl+Right-Click on totem timers to destroy that particular totem.
- Shifted check for mage talents in regards to water elemental. Talent data was loading 'after' my check initially. Mages should get an accurate timers for water elemental now if they have the appropriate talents.

-- 0.76 --
- I'm an idiot and left debugging code in the WOTLK version, its gone now.

-- 0.75 --
- Will now track timers on target dummies.
- Cooldowns will now be announced to raid when in a raid group, and not party
- Rewrote notification system to handle locales better.
- Translations added for German (by Eltorrato@Kil'jaeden) and French (by Markam@Chants éternels).

-- 0.74 --
- Changed a Blizzard function call after its name was changed in a recent build to allow options to work properly again via /ellipsis
Note: The next version will most likely be 0.75 for both WOTLK and LIVE when required, as 0.74 is a WOTLK-only update.

-- 0.73 --
- Rewrote totem destruction handling to use a new event-based system (via an event I never previously knew existed), totems timers should now properly update when destroyed whether its manually, via Totemic Call or by going out of range.
Important: Needs testing on WOTLK servers as i'm unable to do it myself (no Shaman :<)

-- 0.72 --
- Added the option to colour target identifiers based on the class of the target.
- Cleared player, pet and aoe timers appropriately on death.
- Default location for the Prominent Targets anchor shifted slightly so it does not overlap the Targets anchor.
- Fixed an error that was causing announcements to goto party chat instead of raid chat when in a raid.

-- 0.71 --
- If you cast a totem of one type while another totem of the same type is active, the timer should be destroyed as appropriate.
- AoE list updated for WOTLK version undoing a mistake made when 0.70 went live that prevented tracking of all 'wotlk only' aoe and unique spells.

-- 0.70 --
New Features:
- Prominence: You can now make No Target (AoE), Player and Pet timers promienent, that is, attach them to a seperate anchor from the rest of your aura targets.
- Cooldown Offsets: You can now offset cooldown timers (icons) from the main bar, either with or without a 'tag' linking them back to their position on the bar.
- Transparency: You can now make certain gui elements transparent via their colour pickers, these include most of the cooldown bar elements and the background for aura timers.
- Pet Tracking: You can now track buffs you cast on your pet (used to be a package deal with player tracking).
- Profiles: Profiling options for settings have been included, if you are updating from a version of Ellipsis prior to 0.7, then the default profile for everyone is "Default", for new users, an individual profile will be generated for each player. In either case, you will need to change settings if you wish the alternative behaviour.
- LibSink: Ellipsis now uses LibSink for visual notification output for expired and broken timers, this includes options to output to all main Blizzard locations (raid warning, error frame, chat etc) as well as Channel, SCT and MikSBT options.

Fixes:
- Redone the options panel to be more informative and to better group option categories.
- Aura scanning re-written to more accurately track the status of player, pet, target, and focus timers. Please give this extra attention when testing.
- Aura Target Layout re-written to fix a few glitches and to improve performance, please give this extra attention (mainly the Configure Target Display and Max Targets options, please try as many combinations as you are willing).
- Fixed many other glitches and errors (hopefully all now, but I doubt it :p)

Known Bugs:
- When using offset tags for cooldown timers, the tag will bulge slightly while in motion, this is an artifact of how WoW renders the textures and there is no fix I know of for the time being. It is less prominent the further a timer moves, so the larger your bar and the shorter the timescale, the less pronounced it will be.

-- 0.68 --
- Fixed bug in Secondary Scanning which was causing lua errors (and for it not to work).
- Fixed a few spelling errors in the options.

-- 0.67 --
- Added the option to show raid icons on timer targets (needs additional testing that it accurately updates timers when icons change mid-combat)
- Fixed a few bugs introduced by the 'show stack in text' option.
- Moved cooldown icons 'behind' the timescale text to allow for reading the times.
- Fixed config updates to recognise the 'trackPlayers' setting properly.

-- 0.66 --
- Fixed a glitch where stacks weren't showing up properly for stackable spells (eg, Lifebloom)
- Hopefully fixed a glitch with cooldowns for some spells not showing up.
- Added an option to display spell stacks as part of the name display on the timer (this option will result in no stack being shown if your using icon mode as it has no spell text).
- Fixed a glitch where the secondary scan was picking up debuffs regardless of your options.

NOTE: For additional testing of the cooldowns on spells, added a debug option which will give you internal feedback about what the mod is up to. To activate it, type "/run Ellipsis.db.profile.debug = true" (without quotes) and to disable, the same but substitute 'true' for 'false'. If your not getting spell cooldowns showing up, please enable this and see if a) the spell missing is listed as being tracked and b) that its picked up when a cooldown event happens (obviously one of the above is failing).

-- 0.65 --
- Fixed a small glitch which was preventing some timers showing up.

-- 0.64 --
- There are now two versions of the mod, one for LIVE servers and the other for the WOTLK beta, please download the appropriate one for your game installation.
- Cooldown functionality now implemented.
- Can toggle ability to track auras (buffs) on player.
- Moved the 'lock' button for gui movement to a more prominant place.
- Numerous other tweaks and fixes.
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2.2.1
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Unread 12-27-10, 05:24 AM  
Kith
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Originally posted by Nu7a
Any thoughts into setting a minimum for aura tracking. Playing a DK so when runes are on cooldown there is a few spells that come flying bye. Not exactly sure how you coded it, so I can understand if you cant implement it (will make all the spells under a certain amount not show past the min amount).

Thanks for the great addon though.
Done! Will be added in the version i'm uploading right after typing this.
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Hi!

I've been using Ellipsis for a while now and I'd like to say it's a fantastic lightweight alternative to all the other dot timers I used in the past.

There is a small issue that I was wondering about though: If I unload Ellipsis, then enable it for the character and log in again, it doesn't remember all its placements and all the bars appear in the default position.
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Nice addon!

Can you please add the possibility to filter spells/abilities to monitor?

I'd like to use it just to track CC durations and some fears too..
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Unread 12-30-10, 05:09 PM  
Kith
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Originally posted by Aisenfaire
Hi!

I've been using Ellipsis for a while now and I'd like to say it's a fantastic lightweight alternative to all the other dot timers I used in the past.

There is a small issue that I was wondering about though: If I unload Ellipsis, then enable it for the character and log in again, it doesn't remember all its placements and all the bars appear in the default position.
That was due to me (foolishly :<) letting WoW save positioning in its layout-cache file in each character's WTF folder. The upside is its less coding, the downside is its per character regardless and if you disable/re-enable WoW clears its settings as you've found.

I'll see what I can do, when I get some time, to change it over to storing settings in the DB like everything else so it'll carry over through both profiles and reloads.
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Kith
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Originally posted by Ranas
Nice addon!

Can you please add the possibility to filter spells/abilities to monitor?

I'd like to use it just to track CC durations and some fears too..
Not sure what you mean? You can already filter spells to not show up at all (as well as cooldowns). You need to enable 'Clickable' under options, and then I believe its CTRL+Right-Click on an active timer to block it from ever showing up again. You can also manually add the spellname into the options to stop a spell with that name showing up.
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Missing spells on CD monitor.

The Priest spell "Archangel" (specifically the SP version Dark Archangel) isn't being tracked.

Normal version is a 30 second CD

SP version Dark Archangel is a 90 sec CD


Priest pet spells (shadowfiend ability "Shadowcrawl") isn't showing either


Edit:

Shadowfiend cooldown is off aswell for SP's due to the "sin and punishment" talent.
This talent causes the CD to be redused by 10sec every time MF crits so the CD check for shadowfiend has to update over the duration.
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Originally posted by Kith
3) You can make the bars/targets grow upwards under Aura Targets 1 -> Grow Targets (last option) and Aura Timers 1 -> Grow Timers (next to the bar/icon selector)
Any chance of an option to grow targets to the right but have the bars grow up?
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Didn't see this anywhere in the several pages I scanned, but if answered somewhere please let me know where..

If I cast something such as Moonfire on multiple targets, then target something without moonfire on it, the timers vanish until I target them again, any reason why or ability to stop that?

Also, Is there a way to change the names/layouts of the names because I'd rather have them disabled if possible.
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Is it possible to completely disable the cooldowns showing?
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Originally posted by Kith
I'll have to take a look at that (no promises though as I don't actually know any priests to test on). Ellipsis has a very general cooldown monitoring system, it basically scans your spellbook on login for anything with a cooldown and notes it down for later; i'm assuming due to the mechanics of chakra that the spell has 'sub-spells' which the mod will never see as they don't actually exist. Will need to do some tinkering (and look at the othe mod) to fix that.
Now doing raids, its become critical to be alerted to the actual Chakra cooldown as opposed to its effect's cooldown. So have had to disable Ellipsis and use something else (the mod I mentioned previously that handles it properly as well as another).

And as noted by Kerecha below, Ellipsis not tracking the Archangel effect (for both Discipline & Shadow priests) also decreases the utility of the mod substantially in raids. Archangel, like Chakra, has "sub"-spells to track.

Hope you can resolve these issues.
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I think an amazing addition to this addon would be target frames. IE when I lay moonfire/insect swarm into a target instead of just having their name it has a clickable target frame making it much easier to switch back to the correct target in a multidotting situation.

I'm sure someone else has posted this but I didn't see it on the most recent few pages, I actually made an account on WoWInterface for the purpose of posting this.
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Originally posted by vicious270
I think an amazing addition to this addon would be target frames. IE when I lay moonfire/insect swarm into a target instead of just having their name it has a clickable target frame making it much easier to switch back to the correct target in a multidotting situation.

I'm sure someone else has posted this but I didn't see it on the most recent few pages, I actually made an account on WoWInterface for the purpose of posting this.
Thats not possible cos of secure frames, an addon can not create a clickable frame while in combat so the frame would have to exist before entering combat for it to be clickable.
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Unhappy Please allow the cooldown tracker to track Archangel

I already had Ellipsis to track my dots on my warlock, so I thought I'd use it to track cooldowns on my priest. But Archangel is one of my key cooldowns, and I can't get it to appear on the cooldown bar.
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Having trouble loading Ellipsis_Options--anyone else?
Thanks btw for this cool addon!
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