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SaneLFG (fine tuning for the LFG window)

Version: 30200.15
by: Coren [More]

A smallish addon that started out with a third option in the LFM window (players/groups selection, added "all"), but then grew into sticky LFG/LFM while relogging, dinging and grouping with the option (via button on the LFG pane) of pausing your LFG/LFM choice and restoring it to the previous setting with one click.

It also tries to parse the comment of groups for "# heal"/"heal"/"# tank"/"tank"/"# dps"/"dps" and fills that into the columns. (And it parses a special comment "?D#T#H#-" into the columns, but doesn't offer a way yet to set that up via buttons...)

WARNING:
This addon does inevitably cause taint and blocked action messages due to Blizzard's (still faulty) dropdown menu implementation. There's nothing about it that I can do besides completely duplicating the whole LFG interface, and that's currently quite some more work than I'm willing to put into this.
It seems that you can avoid being blocked on all other unit frames by being blocked on one, therefore I suggest to focus *yourself* (with the menu of your player frame) to force the Blizzard code to initialize itself properly - then your target/party/raid frames should be working.

FLFTAQ (Frequently lazily failed-to-ask question):
"I just want the 'all' thing, can I avoid the other stuff?"
If you enable the storing of pause mode across sessions (with '/sanelfg config pausesave' or the cycle button menu), clear your LFM and your LFG choices, and then enable pause with an empty LFG/LFM sheet, then it won't do anything further besides the 'all' feature.

Future plan: Include a more comprehensive mixed mode where you select *multiple* dungeons and *all* are shown. (I.e.: Looking for trial of the crusader, normal or hero => show all groups for both.) This is not that simple due to some restrictions on the server side (hardware event requirement).

(see Changelog.txt in archive for older entries)

30200.09:
- Pause status is now stored per char instead of globally
- added cycling through stored LFG set
- fixed incomplete level-up handling when in Pause mode
- initializing to "all" now also happens if started in Pause mode
- if a comment is set, a small "+" is shown left of the level column
- on only viewing groups, the member # has been corrected to the original position
- SaneLFG LFM entry tooltip: added an option to always use this routine, even if not in full mixed mode
- SaneLFG LFM entry tooltip: comment color can be set (to differentiate it more clearly)
- cycle tooltip: now shows immediately the first time you hover over the button, the following times delayed 5 seconds
- added the cycling function in key bindings

30200.10:
- heroic instance names should now be properly setup
- added output to LFM restore to inform the user if LFGQuery() could (not) be sent

30200.11:
- after leaving a party, the restore is now delayed by 30 seconds
- when paused, a tooltip on the button on the LFG tab indicates which state will be restored
- tooltips: should now output " -- none -- " for no selection (instead of ?0)
- corrected a bug when checking if all LFG data is available
- full-mixed-mode: cycle button can now work off the custom LFM set
- full-mixed-mode: now honors role filters
- full-mixed-mode: fixed not functioning scrolling

30200.12:
- colorization: dungeons/raids that are currently in lockout are colored red
- menu: separators now state what the scope of the next block of options is (global/per char)
- menu: option for cycling in mixed mode named more clearly

30200.13:
- lockout colorization: now also for the LFM tab
- workaround #3 for Blizzard's inconsistency in lockout name vs. LFG name of a dungeon...

30200.14:
- workaround #4 for Blizzard's inconsistency in lockout name vs. LFG name of a dungeon...

30200.15:
- added new per-char option "On login, start with PAUSEd LFG" (default: no)
- on restoring after leaving a group, instances the char is saved to are dropped, unless the new global option "Keep LFG entries, even if saved to it" is on (default: off)
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10-16-09 04:52 PM
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10-16-09 05:45 AM
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10-11-09 08:34 PM
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10-08-09 01:00 PM
30200.10
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09-29-09 12:51 PM
30200.09
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09-21-09 08:01 AM
30200.08
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09-14-09 07:50 AM


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Can you please do something about it placing you into the LFM queue as group leader? At least make it so it only does so once and doesn't continue to as long as I'm leader.
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Originally posted by Coren
It would lose its impact though when I get to add that LFG drops locked-out instances, which is planned for the near future.
Thank you for added option, really nice of you to add it. If having locked out LFG will just kick you out of LFG completely - this option will, indeed, become obsolete.
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Originally posted by Coren
when I get to add that LFG drops locked-out instances, which is planned for the near future.
Will this addon serve a purpose when 3.3 hits?
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To answer the implicit question why I made LFG sticky:

The most common reason to go to a specific instance is for gear. And usually you go into the very same instance set, until you get the gear you want (unless you're lucky and get everything the first time you go anywhere).

So, from that point it makes a lot of sense to be LFG for the same instances today as you were yesterday, and the day before, and the day before, until your sword_of_uberness finally drops - then you drop that instance off your LFG choices.

(Not to mention that low level instance groups are very very hard to find (primarily due to the egoistical-annoying "boosting" ruining chances to find people), which is the original reason why I started with this addon... Oops, now I mentioned it anyways. )

From what I see, most people doing high level instances actually do only one per day: the heroic of the day. There sticky LFG makes admittedly not much sense.
It would lose its impact though when I get to add that LFG drops locked-out instances, which is planned for the near future.
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Re: Re: NeverLFG option? :)

Originally posted by British
I just have to make sure that I'm not in LFG for an instance when I log out...
Well, this is a certain possibility, but firstly, circumstances are not always up to remembering LFGs and secondly, I'm not sure that keeping same LFG between sessions is nice idea at all due to alot of reasons. I know this is only me and my wishful thinking, but I really hope to have such option
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Originally posted by Jimmerz28
This would be awesome. Coloring it red is a very nice addition too, but not allowing the LFG to put you into an instance you are locked out of would be great.
Yes, this is by far the one thing I'd like added.

Otherwise, very nice addon.
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Re: NeverLFG option? :)

Originally posted by YujiTFD
Only one thing is bothering me: very rarely, if ever, I wanted to LFG same instance (if LFG at all) I had before logging off. So when I login, I keep forgetting that I had some LFG on and keep getting whispers and invitation, which is a bit frustrating.
Could you, please, add an option (a checkbox or whatever) to disable LFG on logon?
Thank you in advance.
That's probably not what you're asking, but just in case, the one way I use to check the LFG while not being bothered with/for instances is to LFG to a zone.

I just have to make sure that I'm not in LFG for an instance when I log out...
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TLDR: When leaving a grouped after being in lfg, I'm in that same lfg for the same instance again.

Any way to "fix" that ?
This would be awesome. Coloring it red is a very nice addition too, but not allowing the LFG to put you into an instance you are locked out of would be great.
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NeverLFG option? :)

Hi!
Great addon, thanks alot!
Only one thing is bothering me: very rarely, if ever, I wanted to LFG same instance (if LFG at all) I had before logging off. So when I login, I keep forgetting that I had some LFG on and keep getting whispers and invitation, which is a bit frustrating.
Could you, please, add an option (a checkbox or whatever) to disable LFG on logon?
Thank you in advance.
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Changing the color of instances/raids to red for ones your saved to is a great idea. Nice addon.
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Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me, Starfury !

My LFG is obviously alway open, but when I'm invited to a raid *and* made leader, I get whispers for the instance/raid I was looking at in LFM (or simply that I was browsing prior to receive leadership).

And it can't be changed afterwards
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I've noticed that if I'm the leader of a group and leave the lfg queue, sanelfg is putting me as LFM for one of the LFG queues I had setup. I'm not sure how often it is doing it, but it seems very often.
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Hello there,

I love the addon, but as your spider-sense should have told you already, I have some "issues"...

The first one is about the same cawfee have (had ?) down there, with a little variation: whenever I leave a group after finished an instance I was in LFG for, the addon kicks back and puts me in the state I was in before getting grouped.

TL;DR: When leaving a grouped after being in lfg, I'm in that same lfg for the same instance again.

Any way to "fix" that ?


My second issue is not one per se: any chance you populate your change log from the bottom, instead of from the top ?
More user-friendly that way
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Originally posted by mythrilgolem
does this mean that version 30200.05 would have none of the additional functionality?
No. The first version on my disk started that way, but the first release to WoWI did already include persistant LFG/LFM storing/pausing.
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A smallish addon that started out with a third option in the LFM window (players/groups selection, added "all"), but then grew...
does this mean that version 30200.05 would have none of the additional functionality?
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