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
  • 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: 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: Why aren't my guild members entries displaying?
A: Make sure that you do not have "Show only my entries" checked. You and your guild members must also enable sharing of their lists with the guild.


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."

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: It's not normally supposed to be visible. But 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 Raelea Raelea Sep 13, 2010 at 19:15 UTC - 0 likes

    ikays, is that on Live, PTR, or Cataclysm Beta?

  • Avatar of ikays ikays Sep 12, 2010 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    hi, i can't remove pvp stats entries so it's eating more and more memory. r466

    thank you guys for this great addon.

  • Avatar of gdub69 gdub69 Sep 03, 2010 at 00:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Please keep working on this addon. I really like it!

  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Jun 07, 2010 at 15:38 UTC - 0 likes

    If you frequently run with the alpha version prepare for possible breakage starting at r450. I've done several tests on my own data, but YMMV, so please, please backup your WTF/Account/<account_name>/SavedVariables/VanasKoS.lua to a safe location. You will need to import your old vanas kos entries if you do decide to upgrade to the alpha version. This is because the list entries will now be stored for realm and faction, and not just realm. The initial import will copy the list to both Alliance and Horde lists.

  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Dec 20, 2009 at 20:38 UTC - 0 likes

    The custom chat channel is for distributed tracking not for kos sharing. It changes each time you enter a new zone. It is the same channel used by carbonite.

    Sharing still only works within the guild channel.

  • 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...


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