Elitist Group

This project is abandoned.

Whether this project is out of date or its author marked it as abandoned, this project is no longer maintained.

If you wish to take this project over, please report it and state your intentions.

User info

Elitist Group's goal is to shift focus away from single scores which don't tell you anything about the users choice of gear. Instead of a single score, Elitist Group shows you a variety of data from the players experience per dungeons and raid (can be broken down by boss), to whether their choice of equipment, enchants or gems fit their spec. You can still see the players average item level as well, but it's not the primary focus and only there to give you an idea of a players gear.

All user data will be compressed on logout to keep the database size more manageable. However, a variety of database management options are included to delete data after a certain period of time, or not save data on people from another server.

Interested in people being able to see your mains experience or request your data, but don't want the entire addon? Take a look at Elitist Group Sender, which does nothing more than respond to experience or data requests.

Slash command: /elitistgroup (/eg) use /eg help for a list of slash commands.

Bugs? Suggestions? Items flagged wrong?
Easiest way to report anything is through the ticket tracker. Should you be reporting an item being flagged incorrectly, make sure you include as much details as to why it's wrong.

How are items categorized?
Based on stats. Spell Power is a caster item, Hit is for DPS, Strength is only for melee dps, Defense for tanks and so on. As you can see in the screenshots, you are given what an items type is. Whether an item is allowed or not is based on spec, meaning Holy Paladins will be flagged for wearing Retribution gear, but a Retribution Paladin will not.

If somebody is missing an enchant or gem, Elitist Group will also tell you that.

To speed up checking out your raid or dungeon group, you can use /eg summary. It will quickly inspect everyone in your group and give you a summarized report on the status of their gear, enchants and gems.

Player notes
Finished a dungeon, was your tank amazing? Notes will allow you to rate him 1 - 5 and leave a comment for future reference, these can even be synced between your friends or guild. You can leave one note per person, with your most recent note being used. Use /eg rate to open this.

Dungeon experience
Quickly see how much experience a player has in a particular dungeon or raid, broken down by hard modes and even by pass. For raids, players are experienced after roughly 3 clears and for 5 mans it's around 6 (combined runs, not 6 of each). The scoring is setup to reward full clears. That way, somebody who can only clear the first 4 bosses of 25-man Trial of the Grand Crusader will have to do a lot more clears to be considered experienced, compared to the person who can full clear it.

To make it easier on players, achievements are factored into the experienced weighting. For example, A Tribute to Insanity and The Immortal will count for a full clear. Even doing 25-man Uldaur hard mods will increase your 25-man Ulduar normal mode experience.

No reason your alt should be left out of the fun because you haven't done a dungeon on the character yet. As of v1.5, you can setup a character as your main and whenever people request your data in Elitist Group they will see your mains experience. No more being left out because of an inexperienced alt!

Item level
To stop 200 item level blues being worth the same as 200 item level epics, simple modifiers are applied to item level based on quality: -0% epic, -5% blue, -10% green, -40% white, -50% grey. Heirlooms are considered 187 item level blues at 80, or 2.22 item level/per player level.

Suggested dungeons are the lowest item dropped -11% for 5-mans, -10% for normal 10 and 25 mans and a -9% modifier for heroic 10 and 25 mans.

Addon communication
Notes and player data can be synced. Players can request your gear or notes at any time; however, you can disable all communications entirely so you will not send or parse to them. Finer control over what channels to monitor is also included in /eg config, you can set it to not listen for gear requests from party or raid, but still in guild.

While in combat, you will not send or parse comm messages.

To prevent people from corrupting your database, Elitist Group will not accept other players gear data unless the player themselves sent it (Johnny can send his gear data, Steve cannot send Johnny's unless Steve is on your trusted list).

As of v1.5, more complicated syncing has been added to allow you to send your entire user or notes database, see here for information.

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  • Avatar of eridius eridius Oct 21, 2010 at 06:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Really sad to hear this isn't being updated anymore. Is nobody else available to take over the project?

  • Avatar of gogoraider gogoraider Sep 08, 2010 at 17:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Sad to hear ElitistArmory will no longer be around. I was a huge fan, and it was very helpful for me in organizing PUGs. Thanks for doing this while you did it, wish there was something I could have done to help.

  • Avatar of luckton luckton Sep 07, 2010 at 20:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry to hear that, Shadowed...really enjoyed the functions that EG and EA brought to the game. :(

  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Sep 06, 2010 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes

    EG won't be updated with Cataclysm since I haven't really been playing for the past year or so. Normally I would keep EA running up until CC came out, but I need the server for other projects and EA uses more resources than it's worth to keep running.

  • Avatar of Gorilivan Gorilivan Aug 07, 2010 at 20:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Will you have my .lua babies? I love this. I am converting everyone I can from GS to this.

  • Avatar of silentdonkey silentdonkey Jul 28, 2010 at 15:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there supposed to be a difference between my EG info when I just look at myself outside of a group, and when I see myself on the raid summary? I have 100% good gear for my spec when I'm by myself in dal, but when I'm in a raid, it's only 5% good. It even says things in the bad gear summary like "Caster, DPS", or whatnot, which confuses me because i'm a DPS caster.

  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Jun 29, 2010 at 23:21 UTC - 0 likes

    CobraA1: It's more of a forewarning so I don't get blamed if people see lots of throttle messages. I don't expect anyone to actually uninstall it, although I'll be amused if they did.

    Raz: Correct, that was debug code that I forgot to remove.

  • Avatar of CobraA1 CobraA1 Jun 29, 2010 at 22:43 UTC - 0 likes

    "and blaming Gearscore if you see an unexpected amount of inspect throttled messages"


    ohhh . . . . man.

    I so like this addon better, but soooo many people want me to use GS.

    At least the addons cache the results.

  • Avatar of -Raz- -Raz- Jun 29, 2010 at 22:10 UTC - 0 likes

    guess that was just the debugging then, upgrading to 1.7.5 it stopped

    looks like i went crazy a bit to early, was just a bit annoying getting the timer every time i moused over someone, lol

    Last edited Jun 29, 2010 by -Raz-
  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Jun 29, 2010 at 21:03 UTC - 0 likes

    No, there isn't any plans to add a way of disabling it. You only (as the description says) get it when using /eg to inspect.


Date created
Dec 11, 2009
Last update
Sep 06, 2010
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