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5.4
QuestPlates
Version: 0.7
by: semlar [More]
Experimental addon to add quest progress text to nameplates.

Current slash commands (/qp or /questplates):
  • TEXT - Toggles quest text on or off
  • ICON - Toggles quest icon on or off
  • MOVE - Allows you to adjust the icon and text position
  • RESET - Returns everything to the default settings

The icon QuestPlates puts on the nameplate indicates the number of mobs you still need to kill/loot or will have a question mark if there's some other objective.

The icon will have a yellow background (filled) if the quest has a usable item associated with it or will otherwise be dark.

I hope I've explained this well enough, leave a comment if you have a suggestion or notice an issue!
0.5 - Just a toc update for 5.3
0.4 - Removed all custom nameplate support, added the ability to manually reposition the elements. Added compact icon summarizing quest text.
0.3 - Added tentative support for tidy plates, kui and infinity plate addons
0.2 - Added slash command, display of quest items, fixed display while in a group (probably) and tweaked efficiency
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0.6
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semlar
10-07-13 05:51 AM
0.5
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semlar
06-01-13 07:49 PM
0.4
6kB
semlar
04-21-13 09:55 PM
0.3b
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semlar
04-16-13 02:47 PM
0.3
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semlar
04-15-13 09:53 AM
0.1
2kB
semlar
04-11-13 11:10 AM


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Unread 05-20-14, 12:49 PM  
meljen
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I hope this stays updated for WoD too. This is so cool. :-) Nice utility!
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Unread 05-07-14, 01:53 PM  
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Looks fantastic! Hope it stays updated for next expansion (cannot remember last time I did quests after leveling my last alt a while ago)
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Re: Feature Request

Originally Posted by LeStat
Any way to add the ability to hide the oval badge thing through a switch?
I added a "/qp icon" command.

Sorry I've sort of neglected this addon since I built the functionality into a custom nameplate addon I've been working on.
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Feature Request

Any way to add the ability to hide the oval badge thing through a switch?
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Originally Posted by kaiden
Could we possibly have a way of setting the font and font size and font flags for the quest plates text easily in the config?
I could see about adding some more configuration options but it might take me a little while, it's kind of a pain.
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Could we possibly have a way of setting the font and font size and font flags for the quest plates text easily in the config?
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Rather than try and make it work with all the different nameplate addons I've added the ability to manually reposition QuestPlate's elements so you can just put them where you want.

Unless I run across any issues this is going to be the final version after some minor tweaks and code cleanup.
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Originally Posted by ComputerNerd
Had used 0.2 with Kui without any obvious issues.
It would work with all nameplates in the sense that it will attach the text to the original nameplate, but what most of these nameplate addons do is hide the original nameplate and make their own on top of it. So while the quest text is there, it's not in the right spot and it doesn't have the same font so it looks out of place.

I'm trying to detect the changes these addons make so that I can style it accordingly.

Originally Posted by ComputerNerd
Could there be future options for alternative formatting, such as perhaps just numeric progress counts or icons to indicate quest objectives with perhaps the full text appearing only on mouseover, since it is a bit unwieldy with multiple in close proximity and long text.
I've been working on adding an icon to the nameplate, but I didn't want to do it before I figured out how to integrate it with the other nameplate addons.

Here's an image to illustrate the problem:

The top image is the original nameplate with the exclamation point attached to the end of the name.

The middle image is tidyplates with it still attached to the original name, and the bottom image is more or less how it's supposed to look.

I can't make it look like the bottom image without detecting the changes that tidyplates has made and I didn't want to make it unusable for anyone using a nameplate addon by making the changes just for the blizzard nameplates.

As for the text being in the way, I was considering completely hiding it when you get into combat and leaving the quest icon next to their name. Possibly adding some indicator of progression when the status changes.

I might just hide the text from the ones you're actually in combat with if that's possible to detect from nameplate glows and leave the text enabled for the ones you aren't fighting.

I'll probably shrink the "usable item" texture too since it's kind of big in those pictures.

I really don't like how hackish it is trying to detect these nameplate addons, so I may just try and come up with a solution that doesn't require this.

Actually I've made up my mind, I'm dropping all of the detection code. I'll add the ability to change how it looks through the interface and I'll come up with a way to indicate that it's a quest mob without relying on knowing where the nameplate elements are.

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Originally Posted by semlar
I've just added some very tentative support for tidy plates, kui and infinity plates.

I haven't done enough testing to know how well it'll behave but hopefully I didn't break anything in the process.

edit: Looks like there's a conflict with tidy plates that could cause an eventual slowdown, I'll fix it in the next version.
Had used 0.2 with Kui without any obvious issues.

Could there be future options for alternative formatting, such as perhaps just numeric progress counts or icons to indicate quest objectives with perhaps the full text appearing only on mouseover, since it is a bit unwieldy with multiple in close proximity and long text.
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I've just added some very tentative support for tidy plates, kui and infinity plates.

I haven't done enough testing to know how well it'll behave but hopefully I didn't break anything in the process.

edit: Looks like there's a conflict with tidy plates that could cause an eventual slowdown, I'll fix it in the next version.
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Works just fine with Tidy Plates - been using it all afternoon. I did parent the text to above the name of the mob as it was a touch low. That also alleviated the "jumping" when the mob would cast.
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Originally Posted by Zuedama
Is this addon compatible with TidyPlates?
It should be, but I do have it reattach the text to the cast bar if it gets displayed, so if the cast bar gets moved from the bottom of the nameplate it might not display correctly.

I'll see how it behaves with some of the plate addons and try and make it look right if it doesn't.

I haven't tested it with other nameplate addons yet, so I can't say what it will do.
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Is this addon compatible with TidyPlates? Cuz I LOVE what this does and would love to use it.
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