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ESN Rare  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 0.9.5
by: EnSabahNur [More]
About ESN_Rare:
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ESN_Rare scans the combat log, nameplates, your target, the creature cache and your mouseover target for rare mobs. When it finds a rare mob in your vicinity it will alert you with a message or sound notification and create a Macro (Out of Combat) to target the Rare Mob.
The macro will be called "RARE" and can be found in the General Macros tab. It will target the last found rare Mob and will make it easier to find it in a huge group of mobs.
It supports HandyNotes for Mapnotes and should work well on German and English Clients.


Configuring ESN_Rare:
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The addon settings can be changed in the Interface options and you can open them with the chat command /rare.
To see a list of all rare mobs in the cache use: /rare cache


The Cache:
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ESN_Rare checks your creature cache for rare mobs. There is one catch to this technique however: Once a mob is “found”,ESN_Rare won't be able to find it again until your cache is cleared. If you find a rare mob's corpse you would have to clear your cache before ESN_Rare would find it again.

CLEARING THE CACHE
To clear your cache, follow these steps:
1. Exit World of Warcraft.
2. Delete the “Cache” sub-directory inside your World of Warcraft folder.
Example: “C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Cache”

WoW will recreate your Cache folder after you log in again.

LIMITATIONS
The only problem for ESN_Rare are tamable beasts. Even when you run across the tamed version, ESN_Rare gets tricked and displays a found alert. In order to prevent those false positives you can disable the "scan for tameables" if you want.


Credits:
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This addon was inspired by SilverDragon from Kemayo and NPCScan from Saiket. Some parts of the code were borrowed from SilverDragon.
Thanks to Bl4ckSh33p (http://www.Bl4ckSh33p.de) for his help.
0.9.5 Changes
- 3.3 Compatible
- Macro set Raidtargeticon


0.9.3 Changes
- add Gondria as Rare Mob
- uppdate Ru Locale

0.9.2 Changes
- fix Toc
- fix Libs

0.9.1 Changes
- added UnitPlayerControlled()
- updated enUS Locale

0.9 Changes
- added Cache Scan (Thanks to NPCScan from Saiket)
- added new chatkommand: /rare cache - displays all rare mobs in cache
- updated and optimized Localization and Rare Mob tables (German and English for now)
- added scanning of party targets - if a party member targets are rare mob you get a notification
- overhauled the options screen
- added Minimap Tooltip scans (for tracking, may be CPU intensive)
- added option to enable/disable scanning methods (most of them require a Reload UI right now)
- added options to HandyNotes Plugin Config to configure the min distance between icons
- added flashing screen warning to Output options

0.8 Changes
- add HandyNotes support for Mapnotes

0.7 Changes
- add LibSink for notification message

0.6 Changes
- fix Toc
- add russian localization

0.5 Changes
- add LibSharedMedia support
- rearranged Options

0.4 Changes
- Nameplate scanning
- Options cleaned up
- improved code for combat log

0.3 Changes
- option to create a Macro to Target the Rare Mob

0.2 Changes
- warnings are disabled in combat when fighting a rare mob now
- added english translation
- added icon to chat and screen alert
- added option to prevent warnings from dead mobs
- removed mob type and added source info (combat log, mouseover, target)
- improved detection code for combat log
- updated Libs
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EnSabahNur
05-06-09 01:57 AM
0.9
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04-09-09 12:51 PM
0.8
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0.7
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EnSabahNur
03-30-09 05:41 AM
0.61
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03-29-09 03:04 AM
0.6
411kB
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03-29-09 01:58 AM
0.5
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0.3
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0.2
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I do not understand from the description how this addon is intended to be used... It does not incorporate any kind of automatic attempt to /target rare mobs based on the zone the player is in?

What it does do is constantly check the cache data to see if a previously uncached entity is now cached - indicating that the mob has actually spawned somewhere near the players current location? If so, then the recommended way to use this mod is to delete the WDB folder on first install, and again everytime a rare is found?

The cache checking mechanisim should bypass the need to do any kind of automatic or manual /target poll? Just flying near a spawned rare should be enough to trigger an alarm?
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Can you contrast this with SilverDragon?

What are the differences?

http://www.wowinterface.com/download...verDragon.html
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Thanks a lot for this addon... it's awesome

Used it one week and found 3 rare spawns already thanks to the alarm system

Found 3 rares before using this addon in the 5 months since the WotLK release, so I can only say ESN Rare does a wonderful job.

Want to report a small issue: Since the last release the options menu is written in german when playing on an english client.

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Originally posted by kasca
I been useing your addon and love it. But with the last update iam getting all kinds of errors. So far it been with old world rares. Havnt run itno anything in norend,yet =)
Hi! Have you enabled creating Mapnotes in the Options? If it is enabled try to disable this option if you don't use HandyNotes. This error should be fixed in the next version.
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I been useing your addon and love it. But with the last update iam getting all kinds of errors. So far it been with old world rares. Havnt run itno anything in norend,yet =)
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Originally posted by nickyjean
Hi, I love your new additions with the sounds. I was wondering if you could explain the out of combat macro. I have it enable but not sure how to access it.
Hi! The macro option will create a new macro called "RARE" in your General Macros tab. You can drag it to your action bars and click on it (or bind a key to it) to select the latest rare mob you have found. This will make it easier to find a rare mob in a huge group of mobs.
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Hi, I love your new additions with the sounds. I was wondering if you could explain the out of combat macro. I have it enable but not sure how to access it.
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Originally posted by EnSabahNur
now you can use MikScrollingBattleText or any other SCT Addon or the Blizzard Text to show the Warning
Ah, that's much easier to understand Thanks!
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Originally posted by vpr
I'm sorry but what does that mean in lay-mens terms?
now you can use MikScrollingBattleText or any other SCT Addon or the Blizzard Text to show the Warning
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Originally posted by EnSabahNur
in 0.7 I added LibSink for notification message
I'm sorry but what does that mean in lay-mens terms?
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Originally posted by vpr
Can you add an option to pass the information to MikScrollingBattleText to handle the notification? MSBT has the ability to have other addons hook into it. I'd really appreciate this!

in 0.7 I added LibSink for notification message
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Can you add an option to pass the information to MikScrollingBattleText to handle the notification? MSBT has the ability to have other addons hook into it. I'd really appreciate this!
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Originally posted by Codex
That meow scared the !@#$ outta me!!!
I added SharedMedia support so you can choose another sound.
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That meow scared the !@#$ outta me!!!
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Originally posted by kasca
Question a freind loaded this and it dose not show up. Is there anything need besides this mod??
It should work with all clients and without additional addons but you can try to download and enable the ACE 3 framework .

The addon settings can be changed in the Interface options and there are no other windows or config available. When it finds a rare mob in your vicinity it will alert you.
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