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Gladius  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 1.2.0
by: Proditor, Rinu
What is Gladius?
Gladius adds enemy unit frames to arenas for easier targeting and focusing. It shows a health bar, a mana bar below the health bar (optional), a cast bar below the mana bar (optional), a class icon to the left side of the health bar (optional) and important buffs and crowd control durations (optional, overlays the class icon). The frame resizes itself to the current bracket (optional).

Gladius uses the 3.0.2 arena unit ids, therefore it'll add units automatically to the frame (byebye targeting macros) and you'll always be able to target/focus the enemies, regardless of if they are added when you're in combat. The cast bars and the buff/debuff timers should be 100% correct.

You can add important buffs and crowd controls in the auralist.lua file. You will have to select a priority for it. If a buff/debuff is already displaying when the spell is cast it'll only show up on the class icon if the priority equals or is higher than the current one displayed.

More features:
Arena enemies targets (optional): displays the class of the arena enemy's current target in a small frame on the health bar to the right.

Trinket status (optional): has a few different display options, but in general it shows if the PvP Trinket is ready for the arena enemy.

Slash commands:
/gladius ui, config, options - displays the configuration screen
/gladius test1-5 - shows a test frame with the chosen amount of test units
/gladius hide - hides the test frame
/gladius trinket - simulates a trinket being used for the first arena target

But.. but.. this is very similar to Proximo and SSAF?
Yes, I simply created this as a learning project for Lua. I actually didn't plan on releasing it but in the end I thought it turned out pretty good and decided to give it a go. I do not expect to start competing with the big boys, but perhaps someone else is interested in using it.

Thanks:
Thanks to Proximo, SSArena Frames and their respective developers for working as both inspirational and informational sources.

Note: If you find any errors or bugs, please report them to me via http://proditor.wowinterface.com/
tag v1.2.0
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Tagging as v1.2.0

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Rinu:
- updated AceGUI-3.0-SharedMediaWidgets
- added secure frame for arena enemy's target (click to target enemy's target and usable for mouseover macros)
fixed DR icons not being straight
fixed aura gain announcement
- fixed DR icons + cooldown bug when disabled
- added more options for the DR tracker (margin, anchor, icon size, disable DR type, no cooldown count, toggle text)
added cast bar background color
added cooldown sound option
fixed unit display and cooldown display bug, caused by my stupidity
fixed cooldown announcement not working when cooldown icons are disabled
fixed cooldown and DR icon reset on UpdateFrame
- new feature: DR Tracker
fixed some random bugs
sorted the cooldown list a little bit
- updated toc
- new feature: enemy cooldowns
added parrot support for the announcements
added self print support for the announcements
added raid main assist border (ticket #10)
added cast bar position option (ticket #26)
added aura position option (ticket #31)
added aura gain announcement (ticket #15)
added font option
added health bar color option
added another arena button, so we can handle the unitId arena6 (hopefully)
fixed secure frame position
fixed (hopefully) not appearing enemies
fixed new profile and reset profile also resets the frame
Archived Files (20)
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1.1.0
187kB
Proditor
02-05-10 05:35 AM
1.0.5
181kB
Proditor
12-26-09 03:15 PM
1.0.3
181kB
Proditor
12-16-09 10:27 PM
1.0.2
172kB
Proditor
08-04-09 09:39 PM
1.0.1
169kB
Proditor
07-31-09 10:31 AM
1.0.0
169kB
Proditor
07-29-09 10:04 AM
1.0.0
177kB
Proditor
05-27-09 03:48 PM
r27
177kB
Proditor
05-23-09 05:28 PM
r26
177kB
Proditor
05-22-09 08:43 PM
r25
169kB
Proditor
05-09-09 09:09 PM
r24
168kB
Proditor
04-17-09 08:04 PM
r23
161kB
Proditor
03-19-09 04:32 AM
r22
161kB
Proditor
03-19-09 03:54 AM
r21
159kB
Proditor
03-17-09 08:04 AM
r20
156kB
Proditor
03-13-09 08:13 AM
r19
151kB
Proditor
02-09-09 10:16 PM
r18
140kB
Proditor
01-11-09 11:10 AM
r17
140kB
Proditor
01-09-09 05:39 PM
Beta r16
137kB
Proditor
12-18-08 10:46 AM
Beta r15
137kB
Proditor
12-16-08 10:31 AM


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Old 01-10-09, 05:42 PM  
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Re: Re: Feature request

I'm sorry for this rather blunt question, but how does this addon compare to proximo?
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Old 01-10-09, 05:10 PM  
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Re: Feature request

Originally posted by MAD111CAT
I have used addon "Arena Unit Frames" before this one, it had all the features this addon have and even more, except the trinket timer. Saddenly author no longer updates it. Arena unit frames was informing about party members silences, have better options for mouse clicks over frames(allows to make a macro for mouse click), remembers enemyes from all of you last games(if you played vs rogue and priest, it will show rogue frame immedeatly in the next game if you see the priest), have option to Play Sound files when you need to zerg someone or your party member is silenced, range to enemyes. Would you consider adding this features into your addon?
I do not intend to include information about your own party in this addon, it's for enemies only. Macro support for clicks is something that I have on my to-do list as I've seen many people requesting it. A low enemy health alert was added in r17. Having sounds play on alerts is something that I MIGHT, just MIGHT add in the future...

Having the addon remember old enemies feels rather risky (what if someone changes partner, not that likely but anyways) and not very important. Usually you remember what partner the last teams you played had anyhow and most likely you can tell it by the buffs. Feels like a lot of code for something rather unimportant.

Range check.. why?

This is by no means the ultimate arena all-in-one addon and I'm not intending to try to make it that.

Anyhow, I saw that the author is actually going to update the addon again, just that it's going to take a while, so I guess you should return to using it if you really want those features
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Old 01-10-09, 02:41 PM  
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Feature request

I have used addon "Arena Unit Frames" before this one, it had all the features this addon have and even more, except the trinket timer. Saddenly author no longer updates it. Arena unit frames was informing about party members silences, have better options for mouse clicks over frames(allows to make a macro for mouse click), remembers enemyes from all of you last games(if you played vs rogue and priest, it will show rogue frame immedeatly in the next game if you see the priest), have option to Play Sound files when you need to zerg someone or your party member is silenced, range to enemyes. Would you consider adding this features into your addon?
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Old 01-10-09, 08:46 AM  
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Re: Auto Hide/Show

Originally posted by GeminiStrider
Thanks for this Mod, I'm currently trying it out as an alternative to Proximo. Is there anyway that I can have Gladius auto hide/show when I leave/enter an Arena match?
Should do that automatically... :O
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Old 01-10-09, 05:32 AM  
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Auto Hide/Show

Thanks for this Mod, I'm currently trying it out as an alternative to Proximo. Is there anyway that I can have Gladius auto hide/show when I leave/enter an Arena match?
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Old 01-09-09, 05:45 PM  
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Originally posted by Valustria
I definitely agree with that second bullet. I need my arena frames to grow upward from where I position them on my screen.

But everything else about this mod is stellar! Great work!
Added in r17
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Old 12-26-08, 03:55 AM  
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Originally posted by abzinthe
Some things that might be nice for a future revision
  • Ability to change the font.
  • Ability to change the growth direction of the frames.
I definitely agree with that second bullet. I need my arena frames to grow upward from where I position them on my screen.

But everything else about this mod is stellar! Great work!
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Old 12-22-08, 06:15 AM  
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This mod is wonderful

I play 2v2 with a rogue and this mod is absolutely fabulous thank you.
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Old 12-18-08, 03:22 AM  
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Originally posted by dantae
I enabled the Announce Enemies option and it prints the enemy name to the chat twice. I also got a LUA error once, but don't know what it said, so that's pretty much useless.
Alright, thank you for reporting. I haven't tested this function much at all. I'd suggest you to not enable it for anything serious while I'm looking for the error.

edit.
fixed so it doesn't announce enemies twice, cant really do anything about the unknown lua error
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Old 12-17-08, 11:18 PM  
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I enabled the Announce Enemies option and it prints the enemy name to the chat twice. I also got a LUA error once, but don't know what it said, so that's pretty much useless.
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Old 12-17-08, 01:21 PM  
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Originally posted by questarey
i havent been able to test it yet, but so far i cant imagine how this addon does not beat proximo? its so annoying when a druid is going stealth and you cant target him anymore.. this seems to work then.. besides proximo is really outdated atm.. im gonna download and test it today
It's simple. Basically, Proximo has been abandoned and still bugs out on DK's.

The decent alternatives are Gladius and SS Arena Frames.
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Old 12-17-08, 02:23 AM  
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i havent been able to test it yet, but so far i cant imagine how this addon does not beat proximo? its so annoying when a druid is going stealth and you cant target him anymore.. this seems to work then.. besides proximo is really outdated atm.. im gonna download and test it today
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Old 12-17-08, 02:22 AM  
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Thanks for making Gladius, its the Addon of Choice for "feels the love" PvP Guild (Glutstrum #1 in S4)

It would still be so nice if a DR-Timer would be in, like proxdim (its broken for a while now)
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Old 12-15-08, 10:30 AM  
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Some things that might be nice for a future revision
  • Ability to change the font.
  • Ability to change the growth direction of the frames.

Very nice addon, good work!
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Old 12-11-08, 06:19 AM  
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I was thinking the same thing as Mooky, these would be nice unit frames outside a BG.
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