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Simple Threat Meter  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 4.2.0
by: Amethyst [More]
Well, after 6 and a half years of WoW, I'm done. As of now, this mod won't be updated by me. If anyone else wants to take ownership of it and do any updates, they are welcome to do so.
DESIGN

Simple Threat Meter is a lightweight mod that displays your threat level on your current target as a bar. It's there when you want it to be and gone when you don't need it.

The bar displayed fills up from 0% to 100%. When it hits 100%, that's the point where you pull aggro off the tank.

This uses the BUILT-IN Blizzard threat values, so is guaranteed to be 100% correct, and is also based upon your distance to the target.

FEATURES
  • Displays threat in a single, visually pleasing, bar format.
  • Lightweight, uses Blizzard threat% values, rather than having to calculate all the time.
  • A number of configurable audio warning for when your threat level is too high.
  • Horizontal or Vertical bar modes, with various layout options for text.
  • Threat bar coloured based upon your current threat. Goes from green, through yellow to red.
  • Has many built in sounds & textures, to make sure it can fit in with how you like your user interface to look. Supports sharedmedia.
  • Highly configurable display conditions: solo/group/raid; with pet; in/out of combat and many more.
  • Can be set to automatically disable when you activate certain talent builds, so it switches itself off when you're tanking, but is on when you're in a dps role.

CONFIGURATION AND USAGE

To open the configuration panel, type the command: /stm or access through the standard add-ons configuration menu.

The configuration options themselves should be fairly clear.

The threat bars are also click-through when locked, meaning that they don't get in the way and stop you clicking on targets. You can also configure a transparency level, so you can see through the bars.

BACKGROUND

Omen does such a great job that I haven't seen many other threat meters developed, but with the complexity of some fights, I wanted something that doesn't take up much space on my screen and keeps me aware of my current threat level, but allows me to focus on the fight at hand.

So, Simple Threat Meter was born.

For reference, when using Omen or another threat meter, the values you need to be aware of:
110% - you will pull aggro from the tank if you are in melee range.
130% - you will pull aggro from the tank if you are further than melee.

With Simple Threat Meter, you just need to watch for 100%.

F.A.Q.

Q. Will you add support to show threat for multiple targets, such as offtanks or for my target's target for a healer?
A. No. That goes against the core design philosophy of this mod. It shows YOUR threat against what YOU are attacking.

Q. Can you make it so it goes up to 130%, as that's when I actually pull aggro.
A. Again, this is against the core design, that no matter whether you're at range or in melee, you only need to watch for the bar to go up to 100% to know where your danger level is.
SIMPLE THREAT METER
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Version 4.1.0
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CHANGE: Updated for patch.

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Version 4.0.1
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CHANGE: Updated for patch.

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Version 3.3.5a
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CHANGE: Updated for patch.

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Version 3.3.0c
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FIXED: Audio alerts were still active when the threat meter was not showing, due to conditional options. This is now fixed and audio alerts are only active if the threat meter is visible.

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Version 3.3.0b
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CHANGED: Huge overhaul of the options screen, dividing it into separate and logical pages.
ADDED: Additional options for the layout and display of text in horizontal mode.

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Version 3.3.0a
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ADDED: Option to hide STM when there is no current target.
ADDED: Option to auto disable STM per talent build (so off when tanking).
ADDED: A number of configurable audio warnings for when your threat is too high.
DESIGN: STM will continue to use the provided Blizzard threat%, so no support for mirror image / fade.

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Version 3.3.0
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Patch update

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Version 3.1.3b
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CHANGE: Fixed the issue with the background not switching to Horizontal mode.

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Version 3.1.3a
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CHANGE: Reduced the MINIMUM thickness allowed for the bar to a value of 10.
ADDED : Ability to configure borders on the bar.
ADDED : Optional color phasing.
TO-DO : Configurable warning triggers
TO-DO : Support for temporary threat suspension, such as mages using mirror
image.

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Version 3.1.3
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Fixed that problem where the position didn't seem to save correctly. It occurred if you were running a viewport mod that offset the bottom edge of the playable area. :)

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Version 3.1.2
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Added the option to display Absolute Threat defecit (ie. the value of how much threat is needed to pull aggro).
Optimised some calculations for better performance.

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Version 3.10.a
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Re-written from scratch to use Blizzard in-game threat values.

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Version 2.4.3.d
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FIXED : Minor update issues.

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Version 2.4.3.c
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FIXED : Threat was sometimes displaying to many decimal places. Looked messy.
CHANGE: Threat difference now displays a shortened value when over 1,000 threat.
ADDED : The PLAYER_TARGET_CHANGED event now triggers an update also.

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Version 2.4.3.b
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CHANGE: Now uses the updated version of libBars-1.0 supporting orientation.
CHANGE: Height and Width renamed to LENGTH and THICKNESS.
CHANGE: Text removed from the threat bar itself to a display outside the bars.
ADDED : Option to switch orientation between horizontal & vertical.
ADDED : "Reset Position" option to the config screen.
ADDED : Text now displays -AGGRO- when your target is targetting you.
ADDED : Option to display the "threat differential" as well as or instead of %.
ADDED : Option to colour the threat text as a warning, based upon a configurable
threshold level.
TODO : Option to select font using sharedmedia.
TODO : Option to automatically switch off when in a battleground.

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Version 2.4.3.a
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FIXED : Issue where the selected texture wasn't saving correctly.
CHANGE: Settings are now saved on a per character basis.
CHANGE: Layout of config page to make better use of space.
ADDED : Option in config panel to switch off displaying the tank bar.
ADDED : "Disable when solo" option.
ADDED : version tag to TOC. I'm using an alpha character appended to the
Blizzard release version.

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Version 20400
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Initial release version.

To open the configuration panel, type the command: /stm Additionally, if you
have the mod unlocked, you can access the options screen by right-clicking on
the drag bar.

The configuration options themselves should be fairly clear. Click on the
"Show test" button to see what the threat bars will look like in use, with the
options you have configured.

The threat bars only display in combat (you don't need them outside combat, so
why leave them there?) though you can show test bars using the config panel.

The threat bars are also click-through, meaning that they don't get in the way
and stop you clicking on targets.

Lastly, you can configure a transparency level, so you can see through the bars.
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Well, after 6 and a half years of WoW, I'm done. As of now, this mod won't be updated by me. If anyone else wants to take ownership of it and do any updates, they are welcome to do so.
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Pretty great, and simple

I haven't tested in combat yet... waiting for a LFD queue to pop. But I'd love to see the option for a screen flash when you hit your warning threshold, ala Omen.

Also, to input a path to an existing WoW sound rather than only have the choice of the .wav/ogg files in the mod directory.

And finally, a text only option, where a bar is not displayed but the percentage threat is. I'd really like to be able to park a percentage threat indicator next to my target unitframe and leave it at that, with all the warnings and conditions options still available
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Re: Re: Bugs

Originally posted by Amethyst
Heya, just updated and you shouldn't see any such issues (though I couldn't find that problem at all myself). What class are you playing and are there any aggro-adjusting abilities in use at the time?
I play a shadow priest and it was happening often while raiding (25 man).
I won't try out the new version now because i made my own skin for basic threat bar whitch works fine and even shows more info e.g.for tanks
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Re: Bugs

Originally posted by Tonyleila
Hey Amethyst i hope you read this as your Last Activity is one month ago.
I used STM for a long time now but since cata it often shows up 180% aggro or 140% and the bar is coloured dark gray... can you maybe fix this?
Also i woud appreciate a better "test" funktion because if i enabled all the filters to hide the threat bar the test doesen't ignore them and so i can thest STM only in combat while in a group...
Heya, just updated and you shouldn't see any such issues (though I couldn't find that problem at all myself). What class are you playing and are there any aggro-adjusting abilities in use at the time?
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Hey Amethyst i hope you read this as your Last Activity is one month ago.
I used STM for a long time now but since cata it often shows up 180% aggro or 140% and the bar is coloured dark gray... can you maybe fix this?
Also i woud appreciate a better "test" funktion because if i enabled all the filters to hide the threat bar the test doesen't ignore them and so i can thest STM only in combat while in a group...
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Originally posted by Roenigk
Hey Amethyst. Long time user of your threat meter. I'ma fan of the 100% is 100%, not this 110 or 130 crap. lol.

Anyways, just 2 simple questions.

1. How could I have the border show as the actual tooltip border and not the "fuzzy black" border.

2. How could I disable the text backdrop / shadow?

Just a couple things I'd like to be able to adjust to fit it in better with my new UI I'm working on.

Again, great addon. Keep up the great work and take care.
Heya, thanks for the feedback! There's no option to change the border without editing the code right now. It's on my list of things to do, but I can't promise when, as it's been on that list for a while now!

As for the backdrop/shadow, you should be able to just edit the colour and set the transparency to entirely transparent.
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Hey Amethyst. Long time user of your threat meter. I'ma fan of the 100% is 100%, not this 110 or 130 crap. lol.

Anyways, just 2 simple questions.

1. How could I have the border show as the actual tooltip border and not the "fuzzy black" border.

2. How could I disable the text backdrop / shadow?

Just a couple things I'd like to be able to adjust to fit it in better with my new UI I'm working on.

Again, great addon. Keep up the great work and take care.
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Originally posted by Toran
For some reason, this addon isn't detecting my SharedMedia. All other addons are.
If you mean for bar textures, no it doesn't, as shared media doesn't support vertical bars.

I actually wrote the code for shared media to do so (it's in the code for the mod) and submitted it a couple of times for inclusion in Shared Media, but never got a response.
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For some reason, this addon isn't detecting my SharedMedia. All other addons are.
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Originally posted by Toran
Would be great to have an option to only trigger sounds when in an instance. Or even a "Show When" "you are in an Instance" option.
I'll check, but the sounds should only play when the threat meter is active, which can be set by various different conditions.

"Only when in an instance" is something I can add though.
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Would be great to have an option to only trigger sounds when in an instance. Or even a "Show When" "you are in an Instance" option.
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Originally posted by Friko
Hello.

Is it possible to decrease the number for the step of values, to somthing like "1"? (great if you want to fill a custom UF for ex)
And the min value for the thickness too ?

Apart that ...
already adopted. Thanks
this please, and lower than 10 for width

For those that want to do it yourself, just go to line ~129 in core.lua and make the changes there.
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Hello.

Is it possible to decrease the number for the step of values, to somthing like "1"? (great if you want to fill a custom UF for ex)
And the min value for the thickness too ?

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Originally posted by Noggog In your FAQ you said it's against the core idea of this mod to label the max as 130% for casting range.
Yup, however the design decision on that belongs to the Blizzard API development team.

The Lua API calls that return the player's current threat on the target return a percentage where 100% is the point where aggro is pulled.

There are API calls that return the exact threat value of the player, however to make that useful my mod would then need to determine the current tank, check their threat value, determine the current range to the target and then do the maths to calculate the percentage.
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