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RankWatch  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 1.09
by: Gronzig [More]
RankWatch will monitor the spells cast by you and other members of your party or raid and warn them if they are using a downranked spell.

While downranked spells were formerly used to save mana, this use is no longer supported, and while it is occasionally intended, the use of downranked spells is generally a mistake. Sometimes this happens when people forget to train at level 80, sometimes it happens when they spend talent points to obtain a spell which is not a base skill for the class (for example, a Death Knight's Frost Strike our Scourge Strike) but fail to train the ranks for the newly talented spell. In my experience, the most common cause is training while dual specced. For example, if you level up as a feral druid, you will train new ranks of Rejuvenation etc, but the new ranks will not appear on your bars when you change to the Resto spec.

There are a few special cases - Life Tap and Health Funnel are not reported, since Life Tap is often used by warlocks to proc the Glyph and stack trinkets, and Health Funnel costs less health at lower ranks. Polymorph is sometimes downranked to control the duration, for example, when a player is mind controlled. Rank 1 Frostbolt is used in pvp for the snare effect since its cast time is shorter. Two different ranks of Flamestrike may be alternated to allow stacking ground DOTs. Occasionally (Anub'arak in ToC for example) healers may down rank to control the amount of healing, I suggest you simply disable the addon for this fight. If you know of other valid uses of downranked spells, please let me know.

You can turn off the auto-whisper, ignore downranks from certain players, get a report of all the downranked spells seen, and of course, disable the addon completely.
Type /rankwatch for help.
Release 1.09
24 January 2009

Don't put a message in local chat when the downranking user is on the ignore list.
Add Power Word: Shield to the list of spells determined by minimum of target level and caster level
Fix times in "/rankwatch report" output
Fix a problem in code designed to prevent double whispers when there are multiple rankwatch users in the group

Release 1.08
6 January 2009

Fix nasty bug in reporting.

Release 1.07
2 January 2009

Localization (courtesy of Flyhard)
Fix a small bug in reporting settings
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Unread 10-29-10, 01:41 AM  
Smoke353
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RIP Rankwatch

No more spell ranks in Cataclysm. I suppose we could still yell at rogues using the wrong level of poison though.

It was a good addon when it was useful =)
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Unread 08-31-10, 11:50 PM  
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I hate to say it, but with the removal of spell ranks in Cata, I think this addon has seen the last of its days.

It was a great idea, and was needed.

Good job...
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Unread 07-02-10, 02:18 PM  
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Cure Poison/Abolish Poison

This is a bit of a grey area in some respects, but I would like to put forth the suggestion that the warning for Cure Poison being superceded by Abolish Poison be taken off the list. While the latter may be seen as 'superior' to the former, it is not a complete replacement for the former.

In the case of a single poison, they are equivalent. If one is expecting poison to be applied one can preempt it with Abolish Poison. However, In cases where there are multiple poisons/stacks of poisons that need to be removed off a given target, the druid would cast Abolish Poison so that that the poison removal tick attempt would happen every 3 seconds, and cast Cure Poison between those ticks (if another spell doesn't have priority of course), since 3 seconds is a long time to wait for the next poison removal attempt to happen.

It may be true that a druid could have learned Abolish Poison and neglected to replace Cure Poison on their action bars with it. But both spells have their legitimate uses, and quite frankly, a druid really should have both available and not just rely on Abolish. (Of course the other scenerio which is seen quite often... is a druid that never bothered to do the questline that gives the Cure Poison ability since it's not a trainer-given skill).
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Unread 06-13-10, 01:42 PM  
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Originally posted by Glayde
Moo.

Think it would be useful to report claw at levels higher than 50 for druids to inform them to use Mangle instead?
Only problem with that is that Mangle is a talent whereas Claw is a base spell.
What if a Balance or Resto druid switched to Cat for a bit for some reason? Say because a mob is immune to magic or to help finish off something.
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Unread 06-07-10, 05:43 PM  
klickybunty
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language

hi, is there an option to change the language?

my problem is, that i have an english wow client, but im playing on an german realm. i would like to send the messages to other players in german :>

ive tried to delete the other languages in "local" folder, but that brought only error messages, and im not well versed in programming :<

anyone an idea?
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Unread 06-01-10, 01:01 AM  
Bareno
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Originally posted by aceman67
Was just the victim of this addon after I leveled in a random on my Druid.

I was immediately besieged by at least 7 PMs in succession letting me know that the spell I was using wasn't the best I could be for my level.

I don't need an addon, being used by another person no less, to tell me how to play my class.

A Spammer addon with the best of intentions is still a spammer addon.
Lol @ bolded part, so you want to be gimp? Just deal with it, after the run is over you can make sure you've got your ranks bought and put on your alt - specs bar, and walaa, no more spam.

And also...

Originally posted by Tinuviel
Is there a way to unignore people on Rankwatch? /rankwatch unignore player doesn't work.

Also, I had trouble today with this ignoring someone from a different realm. I put them on ignore (using the /rankwatch ignore XXX-Server) but it kept whispering them regardless.
Having the same issue
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Unread 04-25-10, 05:21 AM  
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Was just the victim of this addon after I leveled in a random on my Druid.

I was immediately besieged by at least 7 PMs in succession letting me know that the spell I was using wasn't the best I could be for my level.

I don't need an addon, being used by another person no less, to tell me how to play my class.

A Spammer addon with the best of intentions is still a spammer addon.
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Unread 02-10-10, 06:50 PM  
InfernalDark
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Originally posted by dusknoir
Is it possible to disable the message showing the chat box if the message is also sent to party, whisper or other?
I would like to know this too.
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Unread 02-06-10, 04:37 PM  
Tinuviel
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Is there a way to unignore people on Rankwatch? /rankwatch unignore player doesn't work.

Also, I had trouble today with this ignoring someone from a different realm. I put them on ignore (using the /rankwatch ignore XXX-Server) but it kept whispering them regardless.
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Unread 02-02-10, 11:16 AM  
Gronzig
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Updated

Sorry about the delay in posting the updated version here. I manage the addon at Curse now, so comments there will probably be seen more quickly, but I'll try to remember to post updates here, too.

I think it does pretty much what is needed now. Since ranks are going away with Cataclysm, I don't intend to put a huge amount more work into this addon, but I will make small updates if needed.

Claw v. Mangle - yes, reasonable suggestion, it would have to make sure they were specced into Mangle. Yes, every level 50 feral druid should be, but I don't want to get into telling them how to spec.

Amplify/Dampen Magic rank 1 are ignored. Hellfire Rank 1 as well.

Gizim - I think the addon is working fine. Just because you have it trained doesn't mean that you have the highest rank on your bars (or macro or clique set or w/e)
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Unread 01-28-10, 04:24 PM  
Glayde
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Moo.

Think it would be useful to report claw at levels higher than 50 for druids to inform them to use Mangle instead?
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Unread 01-22-10, 01:13 AM  
Gizim
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This addon is no longer working correctly giving false data saying that Flame Tounge, Wind Fury and Chain Lightning are low along with others but going to the trainers everything is up to date. Also it is no longer sending Whispers or Party messages.
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Unread 01-19-10, 05:03 PM  
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Is it possible to disable the message showing the chat box if the message is also sent to party, whisper or other?
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Unread 01-16-10, 07:36 PM  
huurkalol
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good addon, but can you make it ignore frostbolt rank 1?

ops i mean dampen magic/amplify magic rank 1
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Unread 01-15-10, 03:16 PM  
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Rejuvenation may be fine.

Rejuvenation may be fine.

After further testing, it seems rank 14 rejuvenation was somehow added to Clique's OOC spell set.

That would explain why it was triggering for me, but this is happening to A LOT of druids I've grouped with.
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