Vanas KoS

KoS List Vanas KoS is a Kill-on-Sight notifier, that uses every possibility, to detect nearby KoS targets, and notifies the user in different ways. Additionally it records PvP-Stats in outdoor PvP and shows these in the tooltip (configurable).


  • KoS List for Players and Guilds
  • Nice list
  • Hate list
  • Sorting of these Lists
  • All Lists are saved per realm
  • PvP Event Map
  • PvP Statistics
  • Golden Dragon around player portrait, if Player is on KoS List, Silver for Guild-KoS List, Red for Hatelist, Green for Nicelist
  • Modifies the Tooltip with the Reason you (may) give on adding a Player/Guild
  • Notifies you if a player on your KoS list is doing something near you (fight/buff/talk) in Chatframe, Upper Area and via Sound
  • Warning Frame that helps you to track hostile or friendly activity around you
  • Nice GUI - try /kos
  • Command line interface for managing KoS lists
  • Distributed Tracking - Other People help you tracking down your KoS-Targets
  • Minimap Button
  • Import of 'Ultimate Book of the Dead' KoS data
  • Import of 'Opium' KoS data
  • Import of 'Shim's Kill Map' data
  • Can dock itself into the Friends Frame.
  • Automatic synchronization with people on your guild
  • LibBroker support
  • Can add a context menu to the player portrait
  • Saves a list of the last attackers for easier adding via minimap button or libBroker
  • Automatic synchronization with others you request
Official wowace forum thread



Q: Why aren't my entries showing up after Update?
A: Open VanasKoS-Configuration, goto "Import Data" and select "Old VanasKoS"

Q: How can I backup my KoS-Data & Settings
A: Copy the file WoW\WTF\Account\*YourAccountName*\SavedVariables\VanasKoS.lua to a safe place of your choosing.

Q: I found a LUA-Error/Bug, What shall I do?
A: Goto and describe what you did to cause the problem (or when it happened) and post the lua-error-message. As we may have additional questions, please check back in/have a valid email at curse for ticket updates.

Q: I have a great idea for the addon! Want to hear it?
A: Goto and post your idea.

Q: I like living on the edge. Where can I get the latest alpha version?
A: Use these versions at your own peril:


Q: How can I add some additional mp3 sound files for notifications?
A: You can either send them to me with a license disclaimer that allows the distribution/packaging with vanaskos (if you own the rights) or You can add your own sounds by modifying WoW/Interface/AddOns/VanasKoS/modules/Notifier.lua The list of sounds is at the top of that file. Just put your extra sound files somewhere inside the WoW directory. VanasKoS uses LibSharedMedia-3.0 so it also has access to any other addon's sounds. (One reason Xilcoy created an addon called JukeBox :) )"

Distributed Tracking:

Q: How does the Distributed Tracking works?
A: Fine, Thanks!

Q: I see weird messages in my Chat Window on the Channel CrbZ????, What's up with that?
A: You can disable the displaying of that channel in the settings for the chat window. Just uncheck it there.

Q: My channel-numbers are all screwed up
A: It seems that your computer is too slow. VanasKoS joins the Distributed Tracking Channels 20 seconds after login/changing the Zone. You can modify this value manually in WoW\Interface\AddOns\VanasKoS\modules\DistributedTracker.lua under "JOIN_DELAY".

Help the Addon/Authors:

Q: How can I help with localization?
A: Goto and get started!

Q: How can I support the authors and development of this addon?
A: You can either use the "Donate"-Button on the curse VanasKoS-Page, or get a curse-premium Account. Curse gives a part of their earnings through the premium-program back to the addon-authors.

Q: I can code in lua and want to develop xyz?
A: Write me a PM with your idea and experience - I'll review the idea and if it's finished include it in vanaskos, or if you want to develop more add you as a co-author.


Q: How much do you make with this addon?
A: Near to nothing - My (Vanas) payment/hour for VanasKoS is less than 10cents, don't worry though - it's a hobby for the authors, so the revenue isn't a factor for development, but it also means that the real-life job is more important, so bear with us when answers/development take a little longer.

Q: Vana...Vana.. I seem to remember this name from Lineage2
A: You are right, I worked on a popular (and the first) lineage2 drop-database back then.

Q: License?
A: VanasKoS is mostly licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Note: Soundfiles/Graphics/Libraries used may be licensed differently.

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  • Avatar of BJRubino BJRubino Dec 20, 2009 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, Is it possible to stop VanasKOS from joining the custom chat channel "CrbZ202011"? I use a number of other addons that also use chat channels, unfortunately, I have run out of channels to use. I have disabled the sharing feature, but it still joins the channel. Is there another way to prevent this?

    Thanks, BJR

  • Avatar of glithramir glithramir Dec 09, 2009 at 22:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there. getting some errors after 3.3 patch.. Hopefully you can fix it. Thanks. =)

    Date: 2009-12-09 23:26:48 ID: 8 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\VanasKoS\modules\Notifier.lua line 723: attempt to index global 'TargetFrameTexture' (a nil value) Debug: (tail call): ? (tail call): ? VanasKoS\modules\Notifier.lua:723: ?() ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146: ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146 [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4: [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4 [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:13: ?() ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: SendMessage() VanasKoS\modules\DataGatherer.lua:403: ?() ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146: ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146 [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4: [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4 [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?() ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: Fire() ...ace\AddOns\TomTom\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120: ...ace\AddOns\TomTom\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119 [C]: CameraOrSelectOrMoveStop() [string "CAMERAORSELECTORMOVE"]:4: [string "CAMERAORSELECTORMOVE"]:1

  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Aug 26, 2009 at 06:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @tjhighlndr: I updated to the latest libtourist library. Let me know if r426 fixes it.

  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Aug 20, 2009 at 22:32 UTC - 0 likes

    The data gathering module should always be turned off in Battlegrounds. Are you actually having a problem with it? Or are you just looking for the option to turn it on or off?

  • Avatar of tjhighlndr tjhighlndr Aug 19, 2009 at 22:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Seems I cannot find the have KoS ignore data from Battlegrounds, yet i remember it in prior versions...

  • Avatar of Vana Vana Aug 09, 2009 at 18:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @freydis: Shame on me... Seems like I really forgot some germans translations :) Thanks!

  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Aug 08, 2009 at 22:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah sorry about that. I was experimenting with the locale app that's built in to wowace. I've decided it's best to specify every English string, rather than let the app take care of it. All other languages will use it though.

  • Avatar of fyrye fyrye Aug 08, 2009 at 13:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Currently with r416

    [2009/08/08 08:44:32-2895-x1]: AceLocale-3.0: VanasKoS: Missing entry for 'Enabled modules': VanasKoS-4.11-$Rev: 415 $\VanasKoSGUI.lua:75: in main chunk

    [2009/08/08 08:44:32-2895-x1]: AceLocale-3.0: VanasKoS: Missing entry for 'Enable/Disable modules': VanasKoS-4.11-$Rev: 415 $\VanasKoSGUI.lua:76: in main chunk

    [2009/08/08 08:44:32-2895-x1]: AceLocale-3.0: VanasKoS/MinimapButton: Missing entry for 'Configuration': VanasKoS-4.11-$Rev: 415 $\modules\MinimapButton.lua:266: in main chunk

  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Aug 08, 2009 at 04:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks Freydis! I just created a new alpha release about 10 minutes ago, so you should be able to see your changes in it.

  • Avatar of Freydis88 Freydis88 Aug 08, 2009 at 04:01 UTC - 0 likes

    German translation is done.

    Greetings from Germany :)

    George Orwell:

    "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,

    and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind."


Date created
Aug 21, 2008
Last update
Oct 18, 2014
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  • R: 4.46 for 6.0.2 Oct 18, 2014
  • A: r526 for 6.0.2 Oct 18, 2014
  • R: 4.45 for 5.2.0 May 19, 2013
  • A: r524 for 5.2.0 May 19, 2013
  • A: r523 for 5.0.5 Sep 30, 2012