What is Gladius?
Gladius adds enemy unit frames to arenas for easier targeting and focusing. It shows a health bar, a mana bar below the health bar (optional), a cast bar below the mana bar (optional), a class icon to the left side of the health bar (optional) and important buffs and crowd control durations (optional, overlays the class icon). The frame resizes itself to the current bracket (optional).
Gladius uses the 3.0.2 arena unit ids, therefore it'll add units automatically to the frame (byebye targeting macros) and you'll always be able to target/focus the enemies, regardless of if they are added when you're in combat. The cast bars and the buff/debuff timers should be 100% correct.
You can add important buffs and crowd controls in the auralist.lua file. You will have to select a priority for it. If a buff/debuff is already displaying when the spell is cast it'll only show up on the class icon if the priority equals or is higher than the current one displayed.
Arena enemies targets (optional): displays the class of the arena enemy's current target in a small frame on the health bar to the right.
Trinket status (optional): has a few different display options, but in general it shows if the PvP Trinket is ready for the arena enemy.
/gladius ui, config, options - displays the configuration screen
/gladius test1-5 - shows a test frame with the chosen amount of test units
/gladius hide - hides the test frame
/gladius trinket - simulates a trinket being used for the first arena target
But.. but.. this is very similar to Proximo and SSAF?
Yes, I simply created this as a learning project for Lua. I actually didn't plan on releasing it but in the end I thought it turned out pretty good and decided to give it a go. I do not expect to start competing with the big boys, but perhaps someone else is interested in using it.
Thanks to Proximo, SSArena Frames and their respective developers for working as both inspirational and informational sources.
2010-07-14 14:36:07 +0000
Tagging as v1.2.0
- updated AceGUI-3.0-SharedMediaWidgets
- added secure frame for arena enemy's target (click to target enemy's target and usable for mouseover macros)
fixed DR icons not being straight
fixed aura gain announcement
- fixed DR icons + cooldown bug when disabled
- added more options for the DR tracker (margin, anchor, icon size, disable DR type, no cooldown count, toggle text)
added cast bar background color
added cooldown sound option
fixed unit display and cooldown display bug, caused by my stupidity
fixed cooldown announcement not working when cooldown icons are disabled
fixed cooldown and DR icon reset on UpdateFrame
- new feature: DR Tracker
fixed some random bugs
sorted the cooldown list a little bit
- updated toc
- new feature: enemy cooldowns
added parrot support for the announcements
added self print support for the announcements
added raid main assist border (ticket #10)
added cast bar position option (ticket #26)
added aura position option (ticket #31)
added aura gain announcement (ticket #15)
added font option
added health bar color option
added another arena button, so we can handle the unitId arena6 (hopefully)
fixed secure frame position
fixed (hopefully) not appearing enemies
fixed new profile and reset profile also resets the frame
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