RaidWatch 2

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Raid Watch 2

Raid Watch is an addon for tracking events during boss fights in both raid and 5-men dungeons. It will keep track of important boss cooldowns, warn for events that requires the users attention and inform about some things that happen around him. It will do this in the form of timer bars, sounds, big warning text accompanied with a screen flash for the most important stuff and small text messages for less important things, direction arrow and more.
Raid Watch also have some functionality that is useful outside of boss fights, such as in game eqDKP display.

I have decided to disable the comments on since they are hard to keep track of, so instead:
For comments, suggestions, bug reports and general chat please post in the Raid Watch forums


From version 1.46 there is now a new module that handles the new alternate power bar that blizzard added. This bar is used in a few encounters and quests so far, for example Cho'gall for the corruption and Atramedes for the sound bar. This new plugin let you position it, or hide it completely and instead show a normal bar using the multi-purpose bar plugin that is used for health bars and other small things atm. The options for this plugin can be found under Plugins -> Alternate Power Bar.

How To


  • Timer bars Gives an easy overview of given events during an encounter
    • All timers will move between 2 or 3 anchors depending on their the length of the duration they have left. These anchors can be moved freely and placed individually. You can also configure at what duration they should move to each anchor.
  • Personal warnings Easy to react to message that is only shown to yourself when it concerns you
  • Messages Messages show about events happening to the raid or the boss in question.
  • Health frames Shows the current health of the boss, and also npcs when usefull. Can also be used to show other things besides health. One example i the Blood Power stacks in the Deathbringer Saurfang encounter.
  • Raid marking Automatic raid marks for important events that happen to players or NPCs.
  • Directions For some events you will get arrows pointing towards the point of interest.
  • Customization
    • Each event that is tracked in an encounter have detailed settings where you can turn of messages, timers and icons individually depending on your current role.
    • Colors and sounds can be individually set for each type of warning for each event.
    • Fonts, textures and colors can also be set on a global space to be able to make fast changes and have a uniform look of all objects.
  • Statistics You can see how many times you have done each encounter, how many times you defeated it, how many wipes. You can also see your fastest kill so far. All this is recorded separately for 10- and 25-men raid and also for normal and heroic.
  • Load on Demand All boss mods are in their own modules and are not loaded into memory until they are needed, and this will be done automatically. But can also be loaded manually if needed for configuration before raids.

Including mods for

  • The Ruby Sanctum
  • Icecrown Citadell
  • Crusaders Coliseum
  • Ulduar
  • Vault of Archavon
  • 5-men
    • Forge of Souls
    • Pit of Saron
    • Trial of the Champion


Raid Watch 2 is fully or partially translated to most languages, but could use some more people to help with the translation as they are important to make the mods to work for all languages. At any point where boss emotes or yells are used as triggers it will or may not work on other clients. But things that only rely on combat log events will still work.

If you want to contribute to the localization simply go to the Localization page or click the localization tab up top and then on your language and start translating. It is open for anyone as long as you have an account here.


  • Ideas and Inspiration: DBM, BigWigs
  • Ulduar Mod: Mcslein
  • Bad Omen For testing and feedback.

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  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Feb 07, 2010 at 09:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah I am doing some changes to make it not load so much when you log in, but rather when you enter an instance that RW have mods for. So the latest version that will work for now is v1.19b-release. The new structure will be working in by the end of today or tomorrow hopefully.

  • Avatar of dlopez79 dlopez79 Feb 06, 2010 at 15:32 UTC - 0 likes

    yea your alpha's normally worked pretty good :) Thanks for the versions that are working ill check those

    Btw love the addon .. I changed from DBM and i love it.

  • Avatar of Mcslein Mcslein Feb 06, 2010 at 14:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, alpha is alpha :)

    Use release if you never want to be bothered by not working versions or beta if you feel a bit more lucky. Alpha can break from time to time. r292 or 291 should be the newest working version for now.

    Last edited Feb 06, 2010 by Mcslein
  • Avatar of dlopez79 dlopez79 Feb 06, 2010 at 12:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Just curious I had a few errors so I downloaded the new version I saw. All the folders are renamed and I cant even get into the config anymore. Not sure if you were aware of this or not.

  • Avatar of Mcslein Mcslein Feb 03, 2010 at 01:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Starpriest: I localized the Icecrown mod as much as i could. I am german, but playing on an english server with an english client. There are some boss yells for the pull and death trigger missing and some might need some fine tuning, but i copied those i could from the Bigwigs and DBM files so they should be accurate. They had nothing for the bosses that unlocked this reset though.

    I'm also not very familiar with the german wow lingo and mightve used the english terms. Feel free to correct them if you want to.

    Help is appreciated and im guessing we can also get the Ulduar/VoA mod into this process, but i hope we can get it to work for you at least.

    This should all be in the next build.

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Feb 03, 2010 at 00:15 UTC - 0 likes

    No, icons are not customizable. It would not work if people have different settings for what icon is used. Would be totally random then what mark would be up in the end. The highlight is just some stuff from AceGUI that is default when creating an image.

  • Avatar of sayntavarice sayntavarice Feb 02, 2010 at 22:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you customize the raid icons? Seems right now you can just enable or disable, but wasn't sure since they do show a highlight when mousing over in the config.

  • Avatar of Starpriest Starpriest Jan 30, 2010 at 13:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, tell me when u localized it in German :) It's an Nice addon

  • Avatar of mangeg mangeg Jan 26, 2010 at 14:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Starpriest Yeah that would be the reason then, it is not localized to anything but english so far. So it so the thing you could do is to go into the options and load the mod for that zone manually. But still not everything will work, everything that is triggered from emotes and yells wont work since they are dependent on localization.

    @Octopussy Yeah I am aware of it and know the cause of it, just haven thad time to fix it yet. Thanks for reporting.

  • Avatar of Octopussy Octopussy Jan 26, 2010 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    just wanna let you know about the version check problem. got no problems when out of raids but when doing version check in raids i got error screen for the last 5-6 version of raid watch2 addon.


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