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AlarBGHelper  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 4.3.2b
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Assistant for battlefields
Displays a small window with status information.


NOTE: In Alterac Valley, bosses' health depends on synchronization. If you are the only user of ABH in your BG you cant have any info other than what is already available to you, so only if you are really near to one of them (by near I mean just outside or inside the bunker) you can see the data changing even if you are not targeting the boss

Arathi Basin
Left clicking a base button asks for help, Right clicking inform that the base is now safe
Clicking on "Ally/Horde wins in .." line, announce it in chat
Same for the "We need .. bases to win"
Time left and bases needed will be meaningfull onoy when at least one base has been taken by horde or ally
Besides each contested nodes you will see the time left to cap.

Warsong Gulch
Shows 2 big button with carrier's names. Click to target, shift-click to announce.
Extending the window (click on the >> button) discovers some more button. They work with the left-click ask for help, right-click announce safe rule.

Alterac Valley
Objectives' names works with the left-click ask for help, right-click announce safe rule.
Besides each contested nodes you will see the time left to cap. Clicking on time will announce it in chat.

Common feature:
Extimated resurrection timer. I need some feedback on this one, cause it looks like the interval is not exactly 30 seconds.. or maybe some lag is involved.. I hadnt time to figure the right timer, so I use a 30 seconds cyclle starting from your first resurrection inside a BG


Planned feature:
Syncronization: make things so when you join a bg, you can get timers from other users of my mod. Basic code is already in, i just need to test it a bit more
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Unread 01-31-08, 12:01 PM  
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Originally posted by alar
I suppose you are not on Bloodlust EU cluster.. otherwise we could manage to join the same av.. so I can have some testers
My wife is the worst Beta tester ever: she forget to upgrade addon, only thinks about topping killshot chart while in AV...
<lol> Well mine always wants the top healer spot... And often gets it... Sometimes just from healing her kamikaze-hunter husband <lol>


Are you using wowaceupdater? If yes, i can change a copuple of things and you can check them sooner than if I have to post here a full new release
No... I tend to get too much beta stuff that way... I think I have your latest, but I'll make sure tonight before I run AV again...

Is there anything I can do to help?
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Originally posted by Vetus
Alar, I respect what you're trying to do with this, but it's not working... My wife also uses the addon and she also never sees anything except 100% (for either boss) even while we're both in the room attacking Drek...

Didn't you used to have it so we could left-click on Drek's (or Vann's) health bar and that info would be broadcast to the chat window? That would be very helpful... True, I wouldn't see Vann's health, but I'm not seeing it now anyway...

I suppose you are not on Bloodlust EU cluster.. otherwise we could manage to join the same av.. so I can have some testers
My wife is the worst Beta tester ever: she forget to upgrade addon, only thinks about topping killshot chart while in AV...

Anyway.
I never made anything with standard health bar. Chat spam has always been done via my panel clicking.
Regards you never see Drek/van changing, that's strange.
I noticed sometimes health g0o back to 100 for a while, but being consistently 100 while fighting him.. never seen.
Maybe the problem is in the fact you actually run with another ABH user (your wife) and a broken (because I never got the chanche to really test it) intraaddon communication is overwritung the (95% working) raid scan.

Are you using wowaceupdater? If yes, i can change a copuple of things and you can check them sooner than if I have to post here a full new release
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Alar, I respect what you're trying to do with this, but it's not working... My wife also uses the addon and she also never sees anything except 100% (for either boss) even while we're both in the room attacking Drek...

Didn't you used to have it so we could left-click on Drek's (or Vann's) health bar and that info would be broadcast to the chat window? That would be very helpful... True, I wouldn't see Vann's health, but I'm not seeing it now anyway...

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Re: Drek health not updating...

Originally posted by Vetus

but there's a problem with Drek's health showing correctly... I was in Drek's room, attacking him, with his health at 22%, but his health in the Alar window still showed 100%...
I need to clarify Drek/Van management.
As you know, since WOW 2.0 there is no way for an addon to change your target.
To get information related to Drek/Van, ABH scans the whole raid, checking
raidntarget and raidntargettarget, i.e the target of any member raid, and the target of the target of any member raid. (It does it using a corouitine so the spped of the scan Iis CONSTANT. To be more specific: being 10 or 40 people in raid, the time devoted for the scan in each second is the same).
So, you can think, nice, If just one raid member target Drek/Vann we are fine? Nope. There is a range check on blizzard side. To be able to get information about a raidmember target you need to be quite near to him. In Drek case.. you need to be just outside the building or closer.

That said, if you target directy Drek/Vann it should be correct BUT I indeed didnt managed Drek/Vann being your target as a special case., so when it comes to scan, maybe the addon get inconsistent informations from different members and just assume he cant determine Drek/Vann health and resort to display 0.

To be always informed about the true status of Drek/Vann even if you are not close to them, there should be at least another guy with ABH close to him.
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Drek health not updating...

Alar, I can click on Drek's health to send it to the chat window, so that part is working correctly...

but there's a problem with Drek's health showing correctly... I was in Drek's room, attacking him, with his health at 22%, but his health in the Alar window still showed 100%...

I checked it several times on several AV runs and never saw it go below 100%...

I have a screen shot, but no way to get it to you...
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Originally posted by alar
@Fedarion: waterfall (the library I use for the guy) has a little problem: after you modify a filed you need to press the ENTER key to save it. If you just move to a different field with your mouse, nothing is saved. It happened a lot of time to me too, before I figured it
Ah. Yes, that worked for the location names. That's working great. Unfortunately, the new messages ("Their carrier exits from", etc.) aren't quite working -- the updated string is in the right place in the configuration, and the update appears next to the buttons, but the old message is still used when I click. This continues even after I've re-logged.
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@Vetus: Clicking on derk/vandar status works on my PC. You should se the yellow highlight when you hover on them with the mouse. Are you really using 3.2.2 R 59046?

@Fedarion: waterfall (the library I use for the guy) has a little problem: after you modify a filed you need to press the ENTER key to save it. If you just move to a different field with your mouse, nothing is saved. It happened a lot of time to me too, before I figured it
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WSG customization

The options for customizing the names of WSG locations & messages doesn't seem to work -- rather, the changes aren't saved when I close the GUI. When I go back to look, the old messages are right back where they started.
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Re: 3.3.2 UP!

Originally posted by alar
This one should fix "everything"
Installed it... Used it.... Loved it....

No more resizing FTW!!

But I noticed to be able to spam Drek's HP into the chat window still doesn't function (Or I don't know how to do it)

If we could get that back, life would simply be perfect...
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3.3.2 UP!

This one should fix "everything"
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Display problem in AV

Originally posted by alar
AV autoresizing BUG fixed
Thanks Alar.... I'll put it on when I get home tonight... I have tried several other add-ons for the battlegrounds, but yours is still the best...
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Not sure how to fix this, but..

Hey, Alar.

I really want to use this addon, but when I installed it tonight, I get the following error message upon logging in:

...Interface\Addons\AlarBGHelper\AlarLib-2.0\AlarLib-2.0.lua:4689: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)

Not sure what I have to do to fix this, but hopefully it's something simple that I'm overlooking.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Display problem in AV

AV autoresizing BUG fixed
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Display problem in AV

Originally posted by Vetus
Well I turned it on but when the window resizes, the only thing that showed up was the orange messages 'The battleground will start in one minute' and 'The battleground will start in 30 seconds'. The window resizes at the same time those messages appear but nothing else comes up.

I know the debug was on and working because other events showed up...
I am going to upload on wowace a new release. (drek/vann health clickable, spam all timers splitted), so I'll take the chance to add some dignostic code just to track this problem. Btw, coould you find the time to run some other BG and confirm the problem is ONLY in AV? I never experienced it but in AV, .. but even in AV i experienced it just once, so i prolly have something different from you in my setup
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Re: Re: Re: Display problem in AV

Originally posted by alar
Indeed feature is missing . I'll reimplement it as left-click, as usual.
Btw, still cant figure what's happening with AV.. Do you think you could run an av with loggin turned on AND debug (/abh debug) on too? It will be really spammy, but maybe i can take a clue)
Well I turned it on but when the window resizes, the only thing that showed up was the orange messages 'The battleground will start in one minute' and 'The battleground will start in 30 seconds'. The window resizes at the same time those messages appear but nothing else comes up.

I know the debug was on and working because other events showed up...
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