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Moniker is a very simple AddOn that lets you rename your RealID friends! Simply set a note of your friend and it will be displayed instead of the nickname whenever possible.
Sadly this addon does not replace all real names with nicknames due to limitations set by Blizzard, but the friends list, chat messages and toasts should work.
Note about 4.0.1 update!
Blizzard made some changes that prevents addons from accessing the real name of your friends, therefore the addon had to be signifigantly altered.
- Nicknames can now only be stored in notes instead of Saved Variables.
- Many frames that showed the nickname before is now only able to display the real name.
For addon authors!
If you want to integrate nicknames into your addon you can use the following functions instead of their Blizzard equivalent:
Here is a simple example:
local BNGetFriendInfo = Moniker_BNGetFriendInfo or BNGetFriendInfo local pid, firstname, surename = BNGetFriendInfo(i)