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docsleazy 03-26-11 12:36 PM

Nameplates (Not sure if it's possible)
 
I was wondering if there was some way to have nameplates off but, when targeting a Player Character or NPC if the Nameplate for just that Target would appear to make finding who I am targeting easier. I have recently gotten into pvp and in BGS it's rather hard for me to chase down who I am attacking with all the nameplates off. Or if there is maybe some sort of targeting addon or some way to make the target stand out more... Please no flame :].

Thanks in advance.

Duugu 03-26-11 01:21 PM

It's not possible to enable nameplatess one by one. It's a all or nothing thingi.

It is possible to modify the nameplate of your target to be mor distinct. (highlight, size, frame, font, whatever)
I would say almost every nameplate addon is capable to do this ... more or less.

kraftman 03-26-11 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duugu (Post 232981)
It's not possible to enable nameplatess one by one. It's a all or nothing thingi.

It is possible to modify the nameplate of your target to be mor distinct. (highlight, size, frame, font, whatever)
I would say almost every nameplate addon is capable to do this ... more or less.

I don't see any reason why you couldnt hide the nameplates for every player except the target.

Duugu 03-26-11 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kraftman (Post 232982)
I don't see any reason why you couldnt hide the nameplates for every player except the target.

The reason is, if you hide them all there's nothing left for these units.
The standard names/guild names/whatever are disabled if nameplates are enabled, or not?

docsleazy 03-26-11 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duugu (Post 232981)
It's not possible to enable nameplatess one by one. It's a all or nothing thingi.

It is possible to modify the nameplate of your target to be mor distinct. (highlight, size, frame, font, whatever)
I would say alm]ost every nameplate addon is capable to do this ... more or less.

I have been looking at TidyPlates I'll have to give that a shot.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kraftman (Post 232982)
I don't see any reason why you couldnt hide the nameplates for every player except the target.

Any idea of anything or anyway to do this if you think it's possible? I am fairly new to the UI changing and PVPing also.. and I get lost in bgs so easily lol.


Edit: I figured it out XD Thanks.. In tidyplates it has an option to make Target Opacity to 100% and Non Target to 0% so when I have a target they all disappear.

Duugu 03-26-11 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duugu (Post 232983)
The reason is, if you hide them all there's nothing left for these units.
The standard names/guild names/whatever are disabled if nameplates are enabled, or not?

I did a short test to prove this. It's exactly as expected.
Enable nameplates, place youself in front of 2+ units. Target a unit and use the following code snippet
Code:

for i = 2, WorldFrame:GetNumChildren() do
    local frame = select(i, WorldFrame:GetChildren())
    local glowRegion = frame:GetRegions()
    if glowRegion then
        if frame:GetAlpha() < 1 then
            frame:Hide()
        else
            frame:Show()
        end
   
    end
end

Nothing left except for your target. Not very usefull imho.

docsleazy 03-26-11 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duugu (Post 232985)
I did a short test to prove this. It's exactly as expected.
Enable nameplates, place youself in front of 2+ units. Target a unit and use the following code snippet
Code:

for i = 2, WorldFrame:GetNumChildren() do
    local frame = select(i, WorldFrame:GetChildren())
    local glowRegion = frame:GetRegions()
    if glowRegion then
        if frame:GetAlpha() < 1 then
            frame:Hide()
        else
            frame:Show()
        end
   
    end
end

Nothing left except for your target. Not very usefull imho.

It's usefull for me easier to follow when i have about 10-15 other enemies around and I am trying to focus on one target in pvp... so when the person is running from me easier for me to chase them down.

Duugu 03-26-11 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by docsleazy (Post 232987)
It's usefull for me easier to follow when i have about 10-15 other enemies around and I am trying to focus on one target in pvp... so when the person is running from me easier for me to chase them down.

Well then give me a few minutes to set up a short code snippet you could add somewhere.

docsleazy 03-26-11 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duugu (Post 232988)
Well then give me a few minutes to set up a short code snippet you could add somewhere.

Ok =] Thanks a ton.

Duugu 03-26-11 03:20 PM

Just uploaded a small addon for this: http://www.wowinterface.com/download...lateHider.html

docsleazy 03-26-11 03:22 PM

Thank's i'll give that a try as soon as I get home.:D

Dawn 03-26-11 07:08 PM

You should NOT tunnel vision like that in PvP.

Just one simple example for why hiding all other nameplates is stupid: You tunnel vision your selected target, while there's at least one other LOW health target nearby that would have been dead if you switched.

Seriously, if you only want a "nameplate" for your selected target you could aswell put your target frame in the middle of your screen and don't use nameplates at all. :p

Besides, having to use un-throttled OnUpdates for such a stupid thing is a waste of resources.

Crissa 03-26-11 07:52 PM

But it certainly would help for when your target jinks through other players/objects and you're trying to finish them.

-Crissa

Dawn 03-26-11 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crissa (Post 233024)
But it certainly would help for when your target jinks through other players/objects and you're trying to finish them.

-Crissa

How? If it's in range, it's in range. On top of that, a selected plate is more visible than others already.

Rigorous 03-26-11 10:47 PM

Yeah! We can't have people personalizing their UI for their own tastes and desires. That would be stupid!

/sarcasm off

While, as someone who has spent more time in BGs than doing anything else in WoW, I may agree with what Dawn is saying...I'm a little fed up with how it is said...when did seemingly everyone in WoW become a PMSing 13 year old girl?

The OP could have just gone to the official forums if they wanted to be called "stupid" repeatedly, despite the fact that the extent of their failure is simply to be a bit of a PvP noob, which we all were (or will be) once. Dawn, give them a little time to learn the error of their ways on their own before you go insulting their intelligence, eh?

Duugu 03-27-11 03:13 AM

I made some changes within the addon. It now resets the nameplates for all units that are not your target to the basic non-nameplate view instead of simply hide them.

That should be much more usefull.

Dawn 03-27-11 04:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rigorous (Post 233036)
Yeah! We can't have people personalizing their UI for their own tastes and desires. That would be stupid!

/sarcasm off

While, as someone who has spent more time in BGs than doing anything else in WoW, I may agree with what Dawn is saying...I'm a little fed up with how it is said...when did seemingly everyone in WoW become a PMSing 13 year old girl?

The OP could have just gone to the official forums if they wanted to be called "stupid" repeatedly, despite the fact that the extent of their failure is simply to be a bit of a PvP noob, which we all were (or will be) once. Dawn, give them a little time to learn the error of their ways on their own before you go insulting their intelligence, eh?

I agree, that I might have gone a little over the edge.

I'm sorry for that, didn't meant to insult the OP.

It's just that tunnel vision like that is happening all day in battlegrounds/PvP which makes me just very ... sad. And it is really not something that should be supported, imho. Better? :)

Aprikot 03-27-11 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawn (Post 233016)
...if you only want a "nameplate" for your selected target you could aswell put your target frame in the middle of your screen and don't use nameplates at all.

I agree. Namplates = situational awareness for me. Be it instant class recognition when an enemy and I simultaneouly arrive at an herb node, or as was mentioned, prioritizing targets in combat.

Also for tracking druids around pillars. /cry

Edit:

Quote:

Originally Posted by docsleazy (Post 232980)
to make finding who I am targeting easier.

I get what you mean now. Yeah i can see this being helpful in crappy terrain or huge crowds, or whatevr. Also against 5+ undead rogues named xxlawlxx


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