Battleground

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Objective timers for battlegrounds in a HUD style around the Blizzard battleground status.
WIP screenshot:
http://connected.dnd.utwente.nl/~wouter/battlegroundhud.jpg
Currently Supports:
Alterac Valley - fully tested
Isle of Conquest - needs further testing
Arathi Basin - fully tested
Eye of the Storm - needs extensive testing

Syncs with (receive and transmit):
- Capping for AV and IoC

TODO:
- WSG module
- Wintergrasp module
- Carrier buttons for WSG and EoTs
- IoC extra sync for capping based on unitaura of the siege engine?

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  • 6 comments
  • Avatar of Mutterkorn Mutterkorn Dec 20, 2009 at 17:01 UTC - 0 likes

    A Feature that i would like is seeing my honor earned in the ui.

  • Avatar of Ammo Ammo Oct 08, 2009 at 08:11 UTC - 0 likes

    That numberspam was leftover debug drek. Sorry.

  • Avatar of Dajova Dajova Oct 02, 2009 at 17:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Been using this the past week now and i gotta say, it's even better than Capping :)

    Only problem now after the latest version (r65), it starts to spam the chat (no channel, just the chat) with the number of players on each side... here's a ss of how i mean:

    http://i33.tinypic.com/2monkuc.jpg

    Since you dont have a ticketsystem, i post it as a comment :D

    Last edited Oct 02, 2009 by Dajova: added version

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  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Sep 19, 2009 at 23:41 UTC - 0 likes

    been using sspvp since switching from alar (which always seemed so kludgy to me).

    might consider adding galv/belinda status to av.

    i'm a little concerned about the size of the display.  an option to use abbreviations would be helpful (or even turn off names entirely as an expert mode).  north/south and east/west would need some id  (maybe a letter -- n/s/e/w -- right on the icon itself).  keeping in mind that i also know what the numbers next to the horde/ally icons mean so the word "reinforcements" could also be nixed in a compact/expert setting.

    might also consider bumping down the alpha of positions that are not in play to help keep the important info more visible.

    having an option for occasional warnings based on timers could be nice.  like "tower point will be destroyed in 1 minute".  or maybe something more subtle like blinking icons and/or timers for critical points.

    do you plan to have status sharing for the bosses?  that is a nice touch and can help get people moving if they see that the opposing faction is serious with their engagements of the boss.  obviously, health status would not always be available.

  • Avatar of Nandini Nandini Sep 16, 2009 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm giddy. I actually shiverred sitting in my chair here. This is the most intuitive visualization I have ever seen for these data.

    At first I thought for the AV layout it would be good to move the Irondeep Mine and Coldtooth Mine POIs to the center, since they both start out neutral and can convey additional reinforcements to either faction. But then I realized you've arranged the POIs by their geography rather than by starting faction or function.

    I think the way you have it provides a better overview at-a-glance of each team's progress. (And I think doing it any other way would be extremely confusing in other batlegrounds.) I can imagine this would also be a huge help for new players who don't know all the landmarks to learn the "typical" progression through a battleground.

    While the project's name lends itself to easy searching (and obvious functionality), my only concern is that when I begin recommending this addon to my friends, they may be confused when I say, "You guys absolutely HAVE to get Battleground!" or ".. the Battleground addon." I hate cute names, but something like "Battleground Buddy" would probably still keep it at the top in auto-complete-style alphabetical searches, and at or near the top in keyword searches for "battleground". Perhaps you can come up with something less cutesy sounding than "Battleground Buddy", but still less generic than "Battleground". ("Battleground Objective Display" maybe? Then it could even have a geeky acronym, "BOD".)

  • Avatar of Skizelli Skizelli Sep 16, 2009 at 07:36 UTC - 0 likes

    This looks really promising. I'm looking forward to its progress. I've been searching for a good BG timers mod for what seems like forever, and DBM just isn't cutting it for me anymore. I'd rather use something that uses Ace. Keep up the good work.

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Date created
Sep 14, 2009
Category
Last update
Apr 05, 2013
Development stage
Abandoned
Language
  • enUS
License
All Rights Reserved
Downloads
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Recent files
  • A: r77 for 5.2.0 Apr 05, 2013
  • A: r76 for 3.3.5 Sep 19, 2010
  • A: r75 for 3.3.5 Sep 17, 2010
  • A: r74 for 3.3.0 Jan 11, 2010
  • A: r73 for 3.3.0 Jan 08, 2010

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