FlaskMinder

2012/11/27 v5.1.0.001
So, I haven't updated this description in a while... so here's the current status.. the official release is v5.0.4.002 but I've got 5.1.0.001 ready to roll out as soon as patch 5.1 hits (it's just a TOC change as they're not adding any new flasks or elixirs as far as I know)

2011/04/26 v0.2.1e
Don't know where D went... oh well - tested with patch 4.1... all seems well. Updated TOC

2011/01/05 v0.2.1c
Apologies for the multiple quick releases - There was a critical error in esES and exMX localization files that was breaking the addon... I fixed those and then while running an instance with my updated version, I got warned even though I had an elixir that I ~thought~ I had included. Turns out I had use the Item name instead of the spell name. Many flasks and elixirs use same name for both, but dome do not.

Went through a couple rounds of that before I got everything.

Again, sorry, but I think we're good now.

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2009/11/18 v0.1.1
Localization support enabled for esES, esMX, and deDE

For deDE, it's a combination of help from the user Lesyde, de.wowhead.com, and good ol' google translation

For esES and esMX, there's really no distinction. I made it so that the flasks and elixirs would proc, but all configuration pages currently show in English as I haven't had time to translate anything.

Due to Russian, Chinese, and Korean being completely incomprehensible to me, they may not happen for some time.
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2009/11/12 **  v0.1.0_beta
Localization support enabled for enUS and frFR.

Granted, it's kind of bad GoogleFrench for the descriptions and such, but the important bit (the part that detects buffs) actually should work with the French client. Hoping to get a few other languages working soon.
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FlaskMinder is an addon that will remind you when your flask (or elixirs) and (optionally) food buffs about to expire

With the recent changes to flasks (changing from 2 hr to 1 hr) my guildies and I have been noticing a lot more frequent "oops didn't notice my flask ran out"

Make sure to play with the configuration options (Blizzard Config options: FlaskMinder or chat command /fm) to set up how / when you are notified.

By default, it will check your buffs every minute when you are in a raid instance.

If its too spammy, I'm thinking of doing a "don't bother me if in combat", though I LIKE to know that my flask / elixir is up in combat as well. It already doesn't bother you for food buffs in combat since you can't do anything about it then anyway.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
This should be really simple and lightweight. Just automatically monitor time left on flask/elixir and food buff and do some complaining if they're about to run out.

FUTURE EXPANSION
Maybe have some kind of option to remind if you enter into a boss fight without a flask buff too, though this would have to be configurable since some folks might not want this distraction. Also, if it's not easy to detect that you're IN boss fight (I know DBM does it, but I don't know how much work it would be to mimic that functionality, or maybe I could make it receive comms from DBM?)

Maybe make it provide a grayed out button for use flask / use food that would ungray 5-10 minutes before buff ran out? Don't know if I could manage all that right now, but might be a way to go in future.

Possibly make a raid leader version that would check food/flask of others and warn them, though this could get spammy and/or annoying.

Maybe add rogue poisons too

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  • Avatar of DigitalSorceress DigitalSorceress Nov 18, 2009 at 17:17 UTC - 0 likes

    ashopedies,

    It's certainly possible... at lest as of 3.2.

    The biggest hurdle is figuring out how to put it in the config page without it getting too cluttered:)

    Will see what I can do.

  • Avatar of ashopedies ashopedies Nov 17, 2009 at 23:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Would there be a way to make a filter for 10 and 25 man raids? I know addons like Loggerhead somehow recognize the difference between those two instances and while in 25 man raids I need a flask in 10 man pugs I often don't.

  • Avatar of DigitalSorceress DigitalSorceress Aug 12, 2009 at 22:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Just stubbed out a Vehicle Filter. This will allow you to keep FlaskMinder from bothering you while you're in a vehicle such as in the Flame Leviathan or Trial of the Champion.

    Some folks may want a warning (like those who are gonna be launched), but others may not (my priest ISN'T SETTING FOOT OUTSIDE HER SALVAGED SIEGE ENGINE until Leviathan's good and dead, thank you very much) :p

    This was due to a suggestion on curse from Eviloz.

  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire May 14, 2009 at 14:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh. o.O I set it to alert me for both, although I never seem to run out of food buffs anyway (due to never-ending fish feasts), so I never realized. :p Thanks for the heads up.

    On another note, would it be possible to maybe implement the option to have it only check for flask/ food buffs when you're in an instance?

  • Avatar of DigitalSorceress DigitalSorceress Apr 30, 2009 at 16:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Aisenfaire,

    I just realized... so that you know, due to the fact that you can not actually do anything about missing food buffs while in combat, it will NOT alert you to missing food buffs if that is the ONLY option you have set.

    at the very least, you can set the "ready check" option so when the raid leader (or yourself) initiates a readyCheck, it will test. Since these usually happen when out of combat, it will give you a chance to notice a missing food buff when you can do something about it.

  • Avatar of DigitalSorceress DigitalSorceress Apr 28, 2009 at 16:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Aisenfaire,

    Thank you for the encouragement. I'm still working out how to make it "remindful" enough without being "spammy". My gut instinct says that with the new filtering for instance/group stuff, folks will probably set it up to be fairly "spammy" and have it only warn them when in raid instances. In those cases, I suppose it's not the end of the world as the whole point is "hey, you said you wanted to make sure you have your buffs on, well you don't so either turn me off or get buffed".

    For myself, I have it set to read on exit combat as well as checking every minute, but I have it set to only monitor when I'm in a raid instance. Since it's coded NOT to bother with food buffs during combat (since you can't do anything about food buffs when in combat anyway), the every-minute warning serves to make me click my flask as soon as I have a GCD available.

    Thanks again for the positive feedback. Please let me know if you encounter any issues... this addon is still young, and most likely needs a few tweaks yet.

  • Avatar of Aisenfaire Aisenfaire Apr 28, 2009 at 02:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Just wanted to say, thanks for this addon! It's exactly what I needed as I was forever not noticing when the old flask ran out. I used it in a raid the other day with no issues. :) (Had it set to remind me on entering combat about food and flask buffs.)

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Date created
Apr 20, 2009
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Last update
Sep 30, 2013
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  • deDE
  • enUS
  • esES
  • esMX
  • frFR
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