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Updated:12-03-12 10:57 AM
Created:10-20-12 02:36 AM
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Categories:Warrior, Tank, Combat Mods
Shield Maid
Version: 1.3.7
by: Twattle [More]
Introduction

Shield Maid is a tracker for the two Warrior abilities Shield Barrier and Shield Block. The addon helps decide what ability gives you the best mitigation for your rage points.

The addon adds an icon for each of the two abilities. The icons mimic buttons in indicating whether you have enough rage for each ability. When active, the icons show remaining duration for the buffs. The Shield Barrier icon shows remaining absorb value and the Shield Block icon shows total damage absorbed for the duration of the buff.


Mitigation estimates

The addon calculates the estimated value of Shield Barrier if cast, by looking at your current rage, attack power and stamina levels. The addon also keeps track of incoming, blockable, damage and uses this information to estimate how much your Shield Block ability will mitigate if activated.

The most feasible ability is highlighted with a glow to make it easy to choose where to spend your rage.

NB: When comparing estimated mitigation values, the estimated Shield Barrier value at 60 rage is compared to the estimated mitigation from block (including critical blocks) of the last 6 seconds of incoming damage. This means that the Shield Barrier icon will glow even though the estimated Shield Barrier value is less than the estimated Shield Block value if the mitigation to rage ratio is higher for Shield Barrier.


Configuration

No ingame configuration is available, but a few configuration variables can be adjusted in the Config.lua file.


Changelog

1.3.7:
  • Updated for patch 5.1.

1.3.6:
  • Added an option to hide the frames out of combat. Credit goes to Mock for implementation tips.

1.3.5:
  • Added a frame for the icons. The set the frameAlpha-variable to 0 if you wish to hide it.
  • Changed the name of the spacing-variable to margin. The variable now also controls the width of the frame.

1.3.4:
  • Loading and unloading should now work for players using other locales than enGB.

1.3.3:
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the addon from loading.

1.3.2:
  • The addon now dynamically loads and unloads depending on your class and spec.
  • Added a configuration option for frame strata that defaults to MEDIUM.

1.3.1:
  • Fixed a small bug that would pause logging of blockable damage while Shield Block was active.

1.3.0:
  • Changed the way Shield Block value is estimated. The addon now looks at incoming blockable damage and keeps a moving sum over the last 6 seconds.
  • Added an overlay bar that shows remaining Shield Barrier absorb value.
  • Changed when the glow indicator is shown. The indicator is now only visible when you have enough rage for the preferred ability.
  • Changed the default alpha of inactive icons.

1.2.2:
  • Changed the default font again. Finally satisfied.
  • Changed the default color for information text.
  • Changed the default color and opacity on the glow.
  • Added number truncation, ie. 12345 --> 12k.
  • Added an option for spacing between the two icons.

1.2.1:
  • Fixed a bug in the configuration option to hide the glow.

1.2.0:
  • Changed the font to a monospace font.
  • Removed the decimals from the countdown text.
  • Added an estimated block value which is set to the total amount blocked during the last Shield Block.
  • Added a glow effect that indicates what ability is most feasible. This can be turned off in the Config.lua-file.

1.1.0:
  • Icons are now always visible. Set the inactiveAlpha-variable to 0 in the Config.lua file if you wish to hide icons when the buffs are not active.
  • Icons are now tinted when you have insufficient rage for the corresponding ability.
  • The Shield Barrier icon now shows a predicted absorb value when the buff is not already active and you have sufficient rage.

1.0.3:
  • Added configuration options for anchor and scale.
  • Added several more configuration options for the two types of text.
  • Added an option to show thousands separators.

1.0.2:
  • Identifying spells by id instead of name to avoid localization-issues.
  • Split the config and core code into two separate files.
  • Set the frame strata to "HIGH" on icons to avoid overlap-issues.
  • Bug fixes.

1.0.1:
  • Bug fixes.
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10-29-12 05:53 AM
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10-28-12 09:50 AM
1.3.3
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10-28-12 12:59 AM
1.3.2
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10-27-12 11:27 PM
1.3.1
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10-27-12 07:48 AM
1.2.2
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10-24-12 12:33 PM
1.2.1
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Twattle
10-23-12 10:46 PM
1.2.0
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10-23-12 02:57 PM
1.1.0
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10-22-12 02:11 PM
1.0.3
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10-21-12 08:52 AM
1.0.2
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10-21-12 01:16 AM
1.0.1
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Twattle
10-20-12 09:41 AM
1.0.0
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10-20-12 02:36 AM


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Old 10-21-12, 01:21 AM  
Twattle
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Originally Posted by Gallahead
great idea!
every protection warrior who wants to tank as good as possible will use this mod. keep on working.

i want to suggest some things:
  • seperate the absorb and block amount every third position with a dot.
    5.845 is way better readable than 85845.
  • add
    shieldBarrierIcon:SetFrameStrata("HIGH")
    shieldBlockIcon:SetFrameStrata("HIGH")
    to avoid overlay issues.
  • please, please, please add a lua option for a black, simple, square border with configurable bordersize.
    or add masque support.
    but i think the first one is alot easier and less time consuming.
  • seperate config and core code into 2 different *.lua files.
    this way we don't have to paste and rewrite all our changes on every shieldmaid update
  • use spellid's instead of names so we don't have to translate the skillnames

i got the following error:
Code:
Message: Interface\AddOns\ShieldMaid\ShieldMaid.lua:106: attempt to compare number with nil
Time: 10/20/12 17:26:43
Count: 8
Stack: Interface\AddOns\ShieldMaid\ShieldMaid.lua:106: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldMaid\ShieldMaid.lua:99>

Locals: self = <unnamed> {
 0 = <userdata>
}
event = "COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED"
eventType = "SWING_DAMAGE"
target = "Gallahead"
playerName = "Gallahead"
spellName = -1
blocked = nil
(*temporary) = 16
(*temporary) = 1350746807.186
(*temporary) = "attempt to compare number with nil"
shieldBlockIcon = <unnamed> {
 0 = <userdata>
 durationText = <unnamed> {
 }
 hasShieldBlock = false
 infoText = <unnamed> {
 }
 totalBlocked = 23617
 texture = <unnamed> {
 }
}
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I have uploaded a new version with some of your suggestions. I haven't found a clever way to add thousands separators in the numbers since lua's string.format-function doesn't support it, but I'm looking into it. Also, can you tell me how to add Masque support?
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Great little addon needs some tlc though and some in game scale and anchor abilities as well. Simple yet effective look forward to seeing future updates
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Oh nice. A shield block damage comparsion against shield barrier value.
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great idea!
every protection warrior who wants to tank as good as possible will use this mod. keep on working.

i want to suggest some things:
  • seperate the absorb and block amount every third position with a dot.
    5.845 is way better readable than 85845.
  • add
    shieldBarrierIcon:SetFrameStrata("HIGH")
    shieldBlockIcon:SetFrameStrata("HIGH")
    to avoid overlay issues.
  • please, please, please add a lua option for a black, simple, square border with configurable bordersize.
    or add masque support.
    but i think the first one is alot easier and less time consuming.
  • seperate config and core code into 2 different *.lua files.
    this way we don't have to paste and rewrite all our changes on every shieldmaid update
  • use spellid's instead of names so we don't have to translate the skillnames

i got the following error:
Code:
Message: Interface\AddOns\ShieldMaid\ShieldMaid.lua:106: attempt to compare number with nil
Time: 10/20/12 17:26:43
Count: 8
Stack: Interface\AddOns\ShieldMaid\ShieldMaid.lua:106: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldMaid\ShieldMaid.lua:99>

Locals: self = <unnamed> {
 0 = <userdata>
}
event = "COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED"
eventType = "SWING_DAMAGE"
target = "Gallahead"
playerName = "Gallahead"
spellName = -1
blocked = nil
(*temporary) = 16
(*temporary) = 1350746807.186
(*temporary) = "attempt to compare number with nil"
shieldBlockIcon = <unnamed> {
 0 = <userdata>
 durationText = <unnamed> {
 }
 hasShieldBlock = false
 infoText = <unnamed> {
 }
 totalBlocked = 23617
 texture = <unnamed> {
 }
}
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