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 Vana Vana Mar 09, 2009 at 23:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Give your thanks to xilcoy, he was quicker ;) - i added the old functionality (only /kadd to add the current target) back)

  • Avatar of Lombra Lombra Mar 09, 2009 at 23:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for adding it back in! Though I noticed it doesn't use your current target, if existing, as the name like it used to.

    I'm also getting this error on login, which I guess has to do with that I've removed the PvPStats module, which hasn't been a problem up until now.

    Message: ..\AddOns\VanasKoS\modules\DataGatherer.lua line 190:
       attempt to index local 'ps' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
  • Avatar of Vana Vana Mar 08, 2009 at 13:55 UTC - 0 likes

    As Carbonite is closed source there is no way to figure out how their Map Window works. I'd suggest you use QuestHelper - it beats carbnoita in terms of a quest help anyway.

    I guess /kadd can be reintroduced in the future.

  • Avatar of fiddy fiddy Mar 08, 2009 at 13:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi.. Great addon ;) Question: Would it be possible to get the PVP Event Map also drawn correct in the Carbonite Map Window?

  • Avatar of Lombra Lombra Mar 08, 2009 at 11:48 UTC - 0 likes

    I would love the old functionaliy brought back to the '/kos' command. Ie, where you could '/kos Player Reason'.


  • Avatar of xilcoy xilcoy Mar 08, 2009 at 01:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Xondk: I added the information into the broker/minimap button tooltip in r361. You can't click on the tooltip entries, but you can still add the attacker from the dropdown menu.

  • Avatar of Squeeg Squeeg Mar 07, 2009 at 19:40 UTC - 0 likes

    I was thinking maybe you could add in a tooltip description for what left and right click do? It's not imperative, but it might be useful.

  • Avatar of Xondk Xondk Mar 05, 2009 at 22:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Merah: I'm not refering to that I'm refering to the ability to in fubar get a line that easily tells you who attacked by simply hovering over it, also shows with numbers how many enemies are near and such, and you can run down the list it shows and simply click it to add people to vkos

    This feature has somehow vanished.

  • Avatar of ChaosInc ChaosInc Feb 03, 2009 at 04:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Count: 23 Message: Note: AddOn VanasKoS attempted to call a protected function (VanasKoS_WarnFrame:Show()) during combat lockdown. Debug:

      [C]: Show()
      ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2244: UIFrameFade()
      ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2274: UIFrameFadeOut()
      VanasKoS\modules\WarnFrame.lua:974: Update()
      (tail call): ?
      [C]: ?
      [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:9:
         [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:5
      (tail call): ?

    Umm, this popped up when I was trying to use a dropdown menu Loot Filter.

  • Avatar of vsaR1SK vsaR1SK Jan 23, 2009 at 21:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Notify in Sanctuary is unchecked, but not works (notifies same)


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