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BigBrother (Neb Edition)  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 4.2.3
by: nebula [More]
Original (Ace2 version maintained by oscarucb): http://www.wowace.com/projects/big-brother/
Alpha files: http://www.wowace.com/addons/big-bro...ace3dev/files/

BigBrother watches over your group and has two main functions: checks and alerts.

Checks show you an overview of your group's consumable usage and raid buffs with the option to output missing buffs to chat. The buff window quickly shows who is missing what. Food buffs are tinted red if it does not give the highest stat value available. Raid buffs are dimmed/disabled when you don't have them and hidden if the group can't provide them.

You can also run a buff check to print out missing consumables and buffs from the buff window, config window, shift-clicking the minimap icon/broker object, or with the chat command /bb qc.

Alerts spam your chat frame so you know when people use specific abilities or items. This includes things like when someone breaks crowd control, is misdirected, interrupts, taunts, resurrects, dispels, or puts down items the group can click on. If you output to self, you can also shift-click on the "BigBrother" text to send the alert to chat.

Feel free to PM me an updated localization file. The enUS locale has all the localized strings I use in it.
4.2.3 (r357)
- TOC updated for 5.4
- Add Buff Window to the global list of frames to close on escape
- Fix dispel alerts
- Enable alerts in scenarios for Party

4.2.2 (r351)
- TOC updated for 5.2
- Add options for the buff window to open on ready check and close on combat
- Fix an error caused by pet names being nil instead of "Unknown"

4.2.1 (r348)
- Add Say and Raid Warning to output channels
- Clean up the alert default output settings a bit

4.2.0 (r346)
- Per alert output settings
- Refactored module coding a bit (Check settings are reset)
- Use "Default" db profile instead of character specific by default

4.1.2a
- Reupload with AceTimer-3.0 library

4.1.2 (r335)
- Enable alerts for specific instance types (world, bg, arena, party, raid)
- Option to not spam LFR/LFD if you use group, party or raid output
- Report using an interrupt while the mob isn't casting as a miss
- Special handling for Mass Dispel to show all the affected units on one line (for the same removed de/buff)
- Fixes consumable checks and whispering for people not on your realm
- Don't try and whisper buff groups to tell them they're missing
- Removed AddonLoader delayed loading (don't do that much table populating on load anymore)

4.1.1 (r327)
- Special handling for Mocking Banner and Mass Resurrection to show all the affected units on one line
- Move the "Blame" output to its own option to whisper people that are missing consumables when you do a check (concurrent to your normal output)
- Remove the cc break throttle

4.1.0b (r321)
- Buff check fixes and don't report if someone is too far away for an aura
- Highlight names in non-raid groups when they're out of range (not visible)

4.1.0a (r314)
- Better guardian handling, owner's should be reported in the alert now
- Shift-Click buff checks to chat, too
- Bug fixes

4.1.0 (r311)
- Renames Quick Check to Buff Check
- Shift-Click the LDB to run a buff check
- Shift-Click "BigBrother" in self alerts to send the alert to chat (opens an editbox with the it)
- Fixes dispel alerts

4.0.14 (r306)
- Adds dispel/spellsteal alerts
- Bug fixes

4.0.13 (r302)
- Merges consumables and raid buffs into one fat buff window (raid buffs you don't have are dimmed, raid buffs your group can't give are hidden)
- Updates CC break code (ripped out the crap I had to do to make it work nicely pre 5.0)
- Fixes truncating mob names in alerts
- Adds Reincarnation to combat res alerts and an option for non-combat resurrection alerts
- Adds using player links in alerts

4.0.12 (r293) MoP updates! Everything should be working with 5.1
- Updates spell ids for alerts and cc
- Uses INSTANCE_CHAT for LFG stuff
- Shows all 8 buff types in the buff window (making the consumable panel pretty lonely) and other refactoring
- Fixes dynamic raid group checking

4.0.11 (r289)
- TOC update for 4.3
- Fixes resurrection alerts

4.0.10 (r286)
- TOC update for 4.2
- Don't filter food buffs
- More eating food spell ids (max foods and feasts)
- Warlock and Hunter pet taunts

4.0.9d (r282)
- Compatible with the PTR (4.2)
- Adds Soulstone and Raise Ally combat res alerts
- Fixes AoE taunt alerts
- Check on Ready Check back to "Player started" default

4.0.9c (r278)
- Rework Check on Ready Check so I can default it to off. Not sure if I want it off or only on your checks by default... off for now.

4.0.9b (r277)
- Updates the TOC Version to 40100

4.0.9a (r276)
- Fixes Check on Ready Check being reset to "if by you" when set to report always

4.0.9 (r274)
- Compatible with the PTR (4.1)
- Place the buff frame above other frames
- Fixes the "Food" buff being shown instead of "Well Fed" while still eating
- Check on Ready Check option allows for checking on all ready checks or just yours
- Adds Bind Elemental to CC break checks

4.0.8d (r267)
- Updates zhTW

4.0.8c (r266)
- Adds an option to only check for 90 stat food when doing a check

4.0.8b (r265)
- Fixes some unlocalized strings
- Includes zhTW locale, translated by BNS (世界之樹-三皈依)

4.0.8a (r261)
- Zoomed buff icons
- Highlights non max stat foods in buff window
- Adds experimental support for Soulstones alerts (not raid tested, just me killing my lock over and over)
- Adds default output for quick checks in settings (removes buff window specific setting)
- Fixes slash command typo

4.0.8 (r255)
- Alerts rewritten, should catch more cc breaking
- Adds alerts for feasts, cauldrons, repair bots, portals, and mage/lock rituals
- Fixes group checking
- Option to print alerts to chat (self) regardless of grouping

4.0.7b (r250)
- Fixes special chars in alerts preventing them from being sent to chat channels
- Changes the prefix on BLAME whispers
- Changes alert outputs option layout (not sure how I want the channel dropdown to fit, yet)

4.0.7a (r248)
- Fixes battle res announce
- Use a single output for alerts (db changed, will default to self). I don't really see the point of having multiple outputs as it can get kind of spammy, however, if people were using them, I could revert this in favor of using a prefix and chat filters.
- Fixes the config title from disappearing on settings refresh

4.0.7 (r244)
- Option for showing raid icons in alerts
- "BLAME" (whisper instead of list) output for consumable checks
- Custom channel output for checks and alerts
- Updated command line and API syntax for custom channels: /bb qc channel:mychannel and BigBrother:ConsumableCheck("channel:mychannel")

4.0.6a (r242)
- Adds more flask of enhancement buff spell ids
- Fixes missed interrupt and rebirth alerts
- Fixes AddonLoader delayed loading support

4.0.6 (r240)
- Supports the new Cataclysm flasks and elixirs
- Fixes broadcasting alerts when using spell links

4.0.5b (r239)
- Fixes LibDBIcon-1.0 embed path and silently fail if not loaded

4.0.5a (r237)
- Adds more buffs: fel puppy and mana spring (regen), cat (str/agi), silithid (fort), shalespider (stats)
- Fixes some options

4.0.5 (r235)
- Implements components as modules
- Fixes up settings
- Profiles
- Option to only alert when the affecting unit is in your group
- Include more buffs in buff checking (auras, totems, shouts)
- More efficient polling
- 4.0 Spell ids
- (ninja repost) Condense the raid buffs down into one pane, wip

4.0.4a (r45)
- Fixes a global leak in Config.lua

4.0.4 (r43)
- Spell interrupt alerts
- AceLocale-3.0 for locales
- Use checked groups for displaying people in the buff window
- People that are offline, dead, or not in the same (sub)zone have a red name in the buff window
- Merges in changes from oscarucb on BigBrother 3.0.4 to save buff window position and height
- Adds tooltips for ready check and quick check buttons on the buff window
- Increases buff polling frequency
- Slash command (/bb)
- Drag handle highlights on mouseover
- Right click on drag handle resets height to ten rows
- Resizing snaps to the bottom of the last visible row
- Everything works out of raids, woo

4.0.3 (r8)
- WoWI SVN! (have not gotten a response from the original author, don't want to make a mess on WowAce just yet)
- Uses spell links for spell names in reports
- Adds experimental taunt reporting (defaults to off), kind of spammy
- Adds /bbqc [channel] slash command for doing a quick check
- Restructures config a bit (and changes locale strings)

4.0beta2
- Adds Quick Check on ready check option
- Consolidates some code
- Strings seem stable, started localization updating (partial deDE and frFR included)

4.0beta1
- Fixes a few typos
- I'm apparently inept when forced to package the addon file myself, lol

4.0beta
- Initial
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Unread 01-03-11, 04:24 PM  
Xyrm
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Have you considered making a graphical set of options for this mod? There are a lot of slash commands and it gets unwieldy.
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Unread 01-03-11, 06:22 PM  
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Originally posted by Xyrm
Have you considered making a graphical set of options for this mod? There are a lot of slash commands and it gets unwieldy.
For what? There is a standard settings panel for it (interace -> addons), right clicking on the LDB launcher will open it, aswell. I mainly kept the slash commands to keep it comparable with the Ace2 version. I'd be open to adding more convenience buttons, I'm just not sure what would be useful.
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Chanel reporting

Hey. Great addon, love it. Could you please add an option for reporting the details of the group to a specific channel? That would be great if you could.

Cheers
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Re: Chanel reporting

Originally posted by zenexbyin
Hey. Great addon, love it. Could you please add an option for reporting the details of the group to a specific channel? That would be great if you could.

Cheers
I've added custom channel support in http://static.wowace.com/content/fil...e3dev-r243.zip

Adds an option for where the button on the buff frame outputs to, gives a channel option for alerts and accepts channel:mychannel as an option for chat commands or api calls, i.e., if you use a macro, /bb qc channel:mychannel would work.

Does that cover what you were asking about? I'll push it live here once I can test it a little more
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will test it out in our next raid. Cheers )
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Apparently, the "Misdirect" reporting does not work if you cast on someone with special characters in their name. I tried this with my rogue casting tricks on raid members, and only those with special characters in their names failed to report.

In addition, an option to disable showing raid symbols in announcements would also be nice (messes up chat posts from MSBT when your name pops up).
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Originally posted by Xyrm
Apparently, the "Misdirect" reporting does not work if you cast on someone with special characters in their name. I tried this with my rogue casting tricks on raid members, and only those with special characters in their names failed to report.

In addition, an option to disable showing raid symbols in announcements would also be nice.
Does it happen if you disable group only?

Edit: I've uploaded a new version that I assume will fix alerts and adds in the icon toggle. Let me know if it actually works as I don't really know anyone to test with, lol.

Edit Edit: Actually I read that wrong, it fails when cast on someone with special chars? hmmmm. The alert doesn't show up at all? That's awkward.
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Originally posted by nebula
Does it happen if you disable group only?

Edit: I've uploaded a new version that I assume will fix alerts and adds in the icon toggle. Let me know if it actually works as I don't really know anyone to test with, lol.

Edit Edit: Actually I read that wrong, it fails when cast on someone with special chars? hmmmm. The alert doesn't show up at all? That's awkward.
Sorry I wasn't clear, allow me to provide an example. If I cast tricks on someone without a special character in their name, lets say for example Xyrm, it works fine and as intended. But if I were to cast tricks instead on someone with the name Xrm or Xrm (the two special characters I know didn't work) then the spell still goes off, but there is no chat alert posted. I will try your updated version tomorrow for raid.

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It apparently reports fine when I use the "self" channel, but still doesn't work for raids.
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Originally posted by Xyrm
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Should be fixed now! At least it works artificially, let me know if it works actually
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Any chance of adding an announcement when a Fish Feast and Repair Bot has been dropped?

Pretty useful for reminding people to eat or repair before pulls.
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Originally posted by Angrysteel
Any chance of adding an announcement when a Fish Feast and Repair Bot has been dropped?

Pretty useful for reminding people to eat or repair before pulls.
I've thought about implementing a set of non-combat alerts, but I have another addon tied into my boss mod that already does this so it has never been a priority. Would include feasts, cauldrons, repair bots, mage portals, and lock summoning spells.

I'll throw something together and see how it works.
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Originally posted by nebula
I've thought about implementing a set of non-combat alerts, but I have another addon tied into my boss mod that already does this so it has never been a priority. Would include feasts, cauldrons, repair bots, mage portals, and lock summoning spells.

I'll throw something together and see how it works.
That sounds awesome, and i think it ties in really nicely with this addon.
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I was wondering if it was a possibility to have 2 types of announces turned on. I normally have it set to raid, but I do like the self announce as well for when I'm not in raids.
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Finally got around to testing in a raid, check it out~

Originally posted by Jellybao
I was wondering if it was a possibility to have 2 types of announces turned on. I normally have it set to raid, but I do like the self announce as well for when I'm not in raids.
I added an option to that effect, thanks for the input
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Was wondering when someone would finally update BigBrother, I've been using my own custom edits for a while.

I found 1 error:

Line 172 in Config.lua needs to be changed from:

BuffCheck:ToggleBuffWindow()

to

BuffCheck:ToggleWindow()

Otherwise /bb bc gives an error.


Additionally, one feature suggestion would be to "only handle max level consumables". As a raid leader I'm only interested in people with Cata Flask + 90/90 food buffs, anything else is silly (including the Alchemist only +80 stat buff).

I've edited the old consumables out of my SpellData.lua and would highly suggest that they either be a toggle-able option or removed all together.
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