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Ara Broker SpecSwitcher  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: r10
by: Aranarth [More]
This data broker plugin:

- swaps your talent spec (and gear set) when clicked.
- suppresses chat spam caused by a spec switch.
- sets aliases (leave blank to remove).
- associates an Equipment Manager Set to the current spec.
- mirrors changes made with Blizzard's Equipment Manager.
- toggles the talent frame when right-clicked.
- provides an easy to use interface.

and other minor customizations and utilities...


Supports the following addons:
- AddonLoader (reduces load screen time).
- TipTac (SpecSwitcher mimic its appearence).
r10
- Fixed gear switch (was delayed or prevented).
- Fixed default huge size for high res (was not using UIParent as parent).


r9
- Rewrote gear association and alias interfaces for 4.1 compat.
- Added: Shift+Click a gear set or a spec with an associated gear set to equip it.
- Added: MouseWheel on tooltip to change scale.
- Reacts on Blizzard's equipment manager "Delete" and "Change Name/Icon" actions (mirrors).
- Attempt to mimic TipTac look if you have TipTac.


r8
- Took advantage of the gear manager interface to provide a user friendly way to (dis)associate gear.
- Added a dialog box to edit aliases.
- Within that dialog box you have the option to use the associated gear's icon & name instead.
- Shift+Click (gear manager) and Control+Click (alias editor) can now edit your off-spec using Shift+RightClick and Control+RightClick.
- Changed tooltip to be clear and concise.
- Fixed following issue: if your spec switch cast failed to complete, the associated gear was still equiped.
- Attempted to fix rare issues: gear set not equipping and/or chat spam not blocked


r7
- Added the possibility to associate a Blizzard's equipment manager set to the current spec. You will have to manually type the name of the set.
- Removed borders from icons displayed in the tooltip for a cleaner look.


r6
- Fixed an error that was occurring with StatBlockCore 2.61 when you mouse over the block in combat while "No Tooltip In Combat" is set.


r5
- Fixed login issue.


r4
- Added Middle-Click to toggle hints.


r3
- Added aliases. Control-click to set one. Leave blank to remove an alias.
- Added hints to the tooltip.


r2
- Added chat spam suppression.
- Removed need for timers.


r1
- Initial release.
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Aranarth
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Originally posted by fraenhawk
Love this addon since I started using LDB (chocolate bar) recently. It properly handles switching into a Titan's grip spec which is a plus. I just wish it could change stances too.
I would love that too. Always wanted to switch DK's presence on spec switch. But, last time I checked, it was not possible to delay that sort of thing (especially from a non secure LDB environment).

If this kind of thing is possible in a secure environment, I will probably make a secure version of this plugin, but you should note that the only LDB display capable of using secure plugins is StatBlockCore (I use it so it's no big deal on my side ).
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Love this addon since I started using LDB (chocolate bar) recently. It properly handles switching into a Titan's grip spec which is a plus. I just wish it could change stances too.
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Re: Cata updates

@wolftech:

Yup. In fact, I already have cata compatible versions.
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Cata updates

I use most of your LDB plugs and was wondering if you are working on Cata versions?
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Re: CTRL Click

Originally posted by Toabo
Perhaps this is just me, but whenever I CTRL Click, I just get my spec placed into a /Say chatbox. No idea what's causing it. *shrug*
Yeah, I'm sorry, it's ultra minimalist and use a command line instead of an input box. But the result is the same: you just have to type the alias.

For exemple, the chatbox pop with a line like "/spec 17/00/54 " and you just have to complete it like "/spec 17/0/54 DPS" and press Enter.


I currently have a version that switch equipment set on spec switch if an equipment set is defined. It works the same way so you have to know the name of the Blizzard's Equipment Manager set to type it correctly.

Not only it's not user friendly, but the tooltip display becomes messy as it could potentially show the spec's icon & name, the alias, the equipment set's icon & name, and the status (active/inactive).

So I think I will make a larger version for ease of use: less inputs, more straightforward, buttons to click instead of alt/shift/ctrl combos, more readable...
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CTRL Click

Perhaps this is just me, but whenever I CTRL Click, I just get my spec placed into a /Say chatbox. No idea what's causing it. *shrug*
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"I've been using this addon as well as several others of yours for most of the year, thank you."

I would also like to echo this poster's comment, and add that I have been using most of your LDB plug ins since the beginning of ldb, and I have always found them to be highly functional and well thought-out. (Tradeskills, for example, excellent.)

Thank you for your time and efforts to produce these polished accessories to the game.
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I've been using this addon as well as several others of yours for most of the year, thank you.

One issue since Tuesday's maintenance, is that it seems the chat spam is back.
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I'm having issues with my Aliases not saving. I can set a name for a current spec such as "Retribution" and it stays through logging and etc. but as soon as I switch from the spec the and then back to it my alias will default to blank and it'll show the ##/##/## instead of the alias. Am I doing something wrong?
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Originally posted by Zidomo
Bug with this in WoW 3.2.0 live. Ara Broker SpecSwitcher (ABSS) r5, StatBlockCore (LDB display) v2.61, USEnglish client/server, WoW 3.2.0 live.

In StatBlockCore's options, have ABSS set to "No Tooltip in Combat". Then in combat, mouse over the StatBlock block displaying ABSS. Error is thrown up:

["message"] = "...\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher.lua:74: Usage: GameTooltipTextLeft1:SetFont(\"font\", fontHeight [, flags]):\n...\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher.lua:74: in function `OnLeave':\nStatBlockCore-2.61\\StatBlockCore.lua:621: in function <Interface\\AddOns\\StatBlockCore\\StatBlockCore.lua:617>\n\n ---",
["type"] = "error",
["session"] = 1247,
["counter"] = 10

Error repeats every time you mouse over the block in combat.

Running a bunch of other LDB mods with StatBlockCore; none of them that I have set to "No Tooltip in Combat" have this problem. Only ABSS.
Thank you for the detailed error report. It's fixed in r6.

Funkydude may have forgotten something in the changelog because there's no error with 2.60 and 2.61 only update the ToC file.
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Bug with this in WoW 3.2.0 live. Ara Broker SpecSwitcher (ABSS) r5, StatBlockCore (LDB display) v2.61, USEnglish client/server, WoW 3.2.0 live.

In StatBlockCore's options, have ABSS set to "No Tooltip in Combat". Then in combat, mouse over the StatBlock block displaying ABSS. Error is thrown up:

["message"] = "...\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher.lua:74: Usage: GameTooltipTextLeft1:SetFont(\"font\", fontHeight [, flags]):\n...\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher\\Ara_Broker_SpecSwitcher.lua:74: in function `OnLeave':\nStatBlockCore-2.61\\StatBlockCore.lua:621: in function <Interface\\AddOns\\StatBlockCore\\StatBlockCore.lua:617>\n\n ---",
["type"] = "error",
["session"] = 1247,
["counter"] = 10

Error repeats every time you mouse over the block in combat.

Running a bunch of other LDB mods with StatBlockCore; none of them that I have set to "No Tooltip in Combat" have this problem. Only ABSS.
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Originally posted by Aranarth
I wasn't seeing this issue with AddonLoader
It's fixed in r5
Thanks. That fixed the problem.
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Just wanted to say thank you for your suggestion on my addon. I really do appreicate it.
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Originally posted by echobravo
I am experiencing the same issue each time I login.
I wasn't seeing this issue with AddonLoader
It's fixed in r5
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Originally posted by Farook
Being on my first spec on login, my display looks like this:

X 00|00|00

When I switch to second spec (shown correctly) and back to first, it displays it correct.
I am experiencing the same issue each time I login.
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