Casualty

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This mod doesn't really do anything directly useful; it was just an itch I wanted scratched.

A few gamers may remember Bungie's amazing "Myth: The Fallen Lords" back in the mid-90s, which set the bar for small unit fantasy tactical combat (and a wonderful backstory/voiceover "feel" which imho has yet to be matched in any game since).

Anyway, one of its well-done (albeit depressing) features was that whenever one of your units died, rather than either glossing over it or dwelling on it, a neutral voiceover voice would just say "Casualty." And in a big battle where you were sweating bullets and your troops were dying in large numbers, having this horribly neutral voice chanting "Casualty. Casualties. Casualty." was both maddening and yet energizing. It added something.

Anyway, for no good reason I decided I wanted that in WoW, so I coded up this little mod. It's horribly incomplete (for one thing, it triggers when pets die, which I should fix, and may trigger on other things) but it did what I wanted, so I thought I'd share it. If I have time and anyone in the universe wants it to do more, I may add more flexible announcements, integration with SCT so you get a message zipping up the screen with the name of who died, etc. But right now, with its basic "casualty" message, it does what I wanted.

Note: What you have for a sound sample is me and a microphone, since the actual sound samples from Myth are not free for public distribution, so feel free to go through the trouble of replacing them if you wish.

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  • 7 comments
  • Avatar of durcyn durcyn Jul 15, 2012 at 16:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Aisenfaire: Go

    I added preliminary support for both arena and battleground toggles. You'll need to install the alpha, since it's not fully tested yet.

  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire Feb 25, 2012 at 16:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello,

    I wonder if you would consider adding an option to ignore deaths in battlegrounds? :)

  • Avatar of JaMoose JaMoose Aug 10, 2011 at 22:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Great idea! I had been looking for something similar recently but maybe that could be more of a feature request for you.

    What I was looking for was a mod that would alert me when either the tank or healer died in a party (5-man or raid). Being a DPS DK I hate missing an opportunity to use my B-Rez because I am focusing more on the fight than party member health. So if you could add an option to give alerts when tanks or healers die it would be just what I was looking for. =)

  • Avatar of Greltok Greltok Aug 10, 2011 at 18:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Please test r63.

  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire Jul 01, 2011 at 05:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Sadly no longer working in 4.2, opened a ticket on it. I miss this addon already <3

    Last edited Jul 01, 2011 by Aisenfaire
  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire May 13, 2009 at 11:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you.

  • Avatar of Kestrelio Kestrelio Feb 20, 2009 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    God bless you.

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Date created
Jun 18, 2006
Category
Last update
Mar 11, 2013
Development stage
Abandoned
License
All Rights Reserved
Downloads
8,765
Recent files
  • A: r74 for 5.2.0 Mar 11, 2013
  • A: r73 for 5.2.0 Mar 07, 2013
  • A: r72 for 5.2.0 Mar 07, 2013
  • A: r71 for 5.2.0 Mar 06, 2013
  • R: 5.0.0.01 for 5.0.4 Aug 28, 2012

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