Note: This is a sister-mod to Peek, so if you don't use that then you won't need this.
What is it, then?
You might have gotten tired of trying to get loads of information via Peek at once due to having to type a lot, or perhaps you've noticed that sending text has a character-amount limitation and you can't do a huge information grab in one line. Peek Alias exists so that one word can be bound to a bunch of Peek calls.
How do I use it?
Here's a basic example. One of the included aliases is weapon, you'd use it like this:
It goes to guild because the default designated channel in the weapon alias is guild, but you can change that if you like:
/peekalias weapon party
This outputs to party. And:
/peekalias weapon whisper playername
This whispers playername with the requests.
If the default channel is whisper (instead of guild, which it is with weapon) then you can simply override the person who the request is whispered to with:
/peekalias somealias playername
Now let's move onto adding aliases...
Here's a basic example of adding an alias:
/peekalias add rings whisper Bob fingera fingerb
This adds the alias 'rings', and when rings is called, it'll whisper Bob the request for the links of his two rings. So you'd get that information if you typed:
You'd also be able to whisper someone other than Bob, by doing:
/peekalias rings Notbob
And as above you could sidestep whispers altogether and siphon the requests into another location:
/peekalias rings party
/peekalias rings guild
You might be wondering at this point if there're ways in which you can delete and list aliases? There are indeed.
/peekalias remove aliasname
You can also get help by just using the /peekalias command with no arguments, or by typing:
Anything else I should know?
There are a few pre-defined aliases already included, check the list out in-game to find out what they are.
If you use Peek Alias then you might want to make use of the feature in Peek that allows you to hide your own output from sight. Peek is merely an alias system after all, and it channels one alias into a number of Peek requests (going in three at a time). It's been setup though so that if your own Peek output isn't showing, you won't see the requests from Peek Alias either.
If you have any questions at all about how the system works, please feel free to leave a comment and ask, I'm always happy to help!
1.0: I feel this mod has reached a milestone, in that it's achieved a level of stability to the point where (despite my efforts to break it) I haven't seen any bugs in quite some time. This milestone also implies that I'm unable to think of any relevant features to add at this time without bloating out this mod, and there's nothing left to do that wouldn't be superfluous. Thus, this mod will likely be left untouched until a new feature is desired, or until a new Warcraft patch breaks it (if that happens). As of now, this mod should be considered stable.