Quest indicator on mob nameplate
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04-10-13, 08:59 PM
A Rage Talon Dragon Guard
Join Date: Sep 2007
It's possible, but not exactly simple.
There are only two ways I can think of to tie a nameplate to a quest.
The first one requires that you see the GUID of one of the mobs either through hovering over one or through the combat log, then using that to construct a tooltip and checking if it contains quest text and building a table using the mob name for the key.
That way if you see a nameplate with a name that's in the table then you can be reasonably confident it's a quest objective.
The other way would be to just take the name out of the nameplate and search through your quest log's quest objectives for a match, which might be more reliable but probably more intensive.
There's an interface option in the game under Names, in a dropdown menu under NPC Names you can select Quest NPCs to make their names always appear, which makes them more noticeable.
edit: Actually the second option wouldn't work, you'd pretty much have to do tooltip scanning for this. The mob's name is not necessarily mentioned in the quest text at all.
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