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04-18-08, 10:20 AM   #1
HyperGig
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Targeting Issues and Nameplate Clutter

When I pvp I always keep nameplates on so I can see who is the weakest to focus on as well as see who is casting for interrupting. Itís a crucial part of the game, especially in the arena. I also use tab targeting over clicking because clicking isnít always easy (esp if there is lag and the dude is particularly sparky) as well as to use my mouse to move around. Is there away to ONLY display player nameplates and/or allow tab targeting of REAL PLAYERS and not those of pets, vipers, tree things, and other totally useless (to me) critters I care not to see or attack? Nothing is worse than running over a hunters retarded viper nest thing and my whole screen fills up with completely useless nameplates and the hunters nameplate totally gets lost in the volume. Itís actually very annoying and Iím sure this wasnít intended by the game developers.

To further my point, nothing is more maddening than chasing down a player, hitting tab, and automatically targeting the stupid pet because it is usually closest to you. You hit tab again and now you targeted the a druids tree minions. So you go analog and try clicking the assumed target and WHOOPSÖ 500 vipers are all over the place and now its impossible to click anything but a snake. Come on, it shouldnít be so hard to simply target someone!

I know this is happening to other players. Ever since the expansion, almost every class (even my class) has a pet or a minion or something. There are more junk NPCs running around in a battle then they are actual players. They do have their purposes, hell I love my fire elementals, but Iím sure one of their ***intended*** purposes is not to make it difficult to target their owners and/or other REAL players running around.

So is there away to only see nameplates and tab target those who are only real players?

Thank You.
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04-18-08, 01:26 PM   #2
tehdoughboy
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For the nameplate issue, use Aloft. you can get it from http://files.wowace.com/

It has options to choose what kind of players / NPC's you want to show nameplates for.
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04-18-08, 02:37 PM   #3
HyperGig
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Wow that looks like exactly what i want.... can i keep the nameplates looking and acting the same, or will this mod make everything look like candy land?
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04-18-08, 02:53 PM   #4
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Aloft uses CandyBars. i don't think you can use the default nameplates with it (because its purpose, largely, is to replace/customize them).

you might check out AutoNameplates tho, as it just manages what and when is shown.
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04-18-08, 08:17 PM   #5
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Aloft does not use the CandyBar library. And to HyperGig, you can make Aloft look however you want it to.
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04-18-08, 10:47 PM   #6
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that's what i get for posting from work...
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