Raid Inviter

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Concept project to provide a Raid Leader inviting assistant pulling signup data from the Blizzard Calendar.

The fact that Blizzard added an in game calendar was great as you now no longer need addons that need to send data to everyone else in the guild to synchronise and have version incompatibility issues as all data is saved on the server and available via the Armory. The downside is that the default interface is hideous to use from the raid leaders perspective actually inviting people to a raid.

With the existing Blizzard Calendar you cannot see a persons class nor spec (eg: remind me is that druid a healer, tank or dps?) If you open the guild list to check the calendar closes. You also cannot see who you have invited so far to the raid, who has accepted, who has declined, who was offline etc. This proved an admin nightmare for 10mans and unusable for 25s.

Thus I felt there was a need for a fairly simple addon to bridge the gap. This addon will attempt to :

  • Pull the data from the calendar regarding signups.
  • Allow one button clicking to invite all confirmed or accepted members to the raid.
  • Allow individual inviting to raid
  • Show Raid balance stats - eg: Tanks/Healers/Ranged DPS/Melee DPS as well as class balance stats.
  • Show with a class/spec icon against a players name what class/spec they are
  • Show their invite accept/decline/offline status
  • If online and in the raid show where they are ie: are they in the raid zone, inside the instance or still to arrive - Aim is to log players ready and at the instance on time for raid.
  • Allow hover over name viewing of player and officer notes (if user has necessary rights)
  • Send /w invite messages to users invited but in group etc

This project is aimed initially to make my own life as a raid leader easier. I'll put as much or as little work into it as I feel is needed, although if it works and takes off I will dedicate time to maintaining it.

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  • Avatar of Jiminimonka Jiminimonka Jun 21, 2009 at 16:21 UTC - 0 likes

    GroupCalendar 5 - its still in beta at wobbleworks.com - is really fantastic - only officers need install it, it has flexibility for invites and roles etc. and works with the WOW Calendar.

  • Avatar of Pericles Pericles Feb 03, 2009 at 11:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the encouragement. If you note I have numerous projects the primary one being ShockAndAwe for Enhancement Shaman. As I've been raiding 3-4 nights a week and busy times at work I've really not had the sit down time to work on this project. Also I've not been doing the raid invites only the raid leading so the mess of the Blizzard calendar hasn't bugged me as much as it did initially.

    Where it is at present is that it can see events and populate the events box. I've written the code to populate the players list and this needs testing then populating the player list frame.

    Once that is in place it needs some functionality. eg: clicking to invite someone, then refreshing the list, or clicking to invite all confirmed or something. If I can get some free time to actually code I'll get back on it but at present the issue is when I'm not raiding I'm trying to actually get mats farmed to go raiding so its taking its toll on the coding time.

  • Avatar of stevenadeau stevenadeau Feb 02, 2009 at 23:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, I've been following this project from the beginning. It surely has a slow development rate but the feature list promises a lot.

    gogo Pericles!!! you can do it !!! :)

  • Avatar of Jiminimonka Jiminimonka Feb 01, 2009 at 00:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Its a Concept Project, early stages at the moment.

  • Avatar of Crazytoo Crazytoo Dec 19, 2008 at 22:51 UTC - 0 likes

    OK great idea but it isnt working at all. v. r10 When you go to the interface - addon and click config = nothing happens. Check debug and do /ri show and the window opens and in the dropdown it says No scheduled events today and there is. Tried it even with the guild window open and still zero. I am not getting any errors from it but the debug gives: RaidInviter:called undateInviteFrameGuildInfo and didn't find(any of the names)

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Date created
Dec 11, 2008
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Last update
Mar 23, 2009
Development stage
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