Ever frustrated by not knowing when your guildies or party-members are chatting to you because of ALL the scrolling text (trade channel, combat stuff, etc.?) Do you get accused of ignoring your friends because you are always in a struggle-for-your-life in the 3D world; too busy to constantly monitor the chat window?
Never fear: "Chatterbox" is here!
You can now set-up sounds for each chat type so they can grab your attention: Guild, Party, Whisper. You can simply re-use the TellMessage (whisper) sound, any other built-in sound, or even record your own custom OGG files You can even set sounds for standard Say and Yell chats when they are from friends. The latest version of Chatterbox lets you mix-and-match via a modified "Portfolio" library AddOn UI. When in-game, press Esc, choose Interface, click AddOns, pick Brigand Chatterbox.
As you probably already know, just extract the folder(s) into "World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns" and you're all set to save your friendships!
Details for the Channels and new Limits:
GUILD, PARTY, RealID are "pre-filtered" and so need no "limits"
SAY, YELL, EMOTE are "open" and so in order to avoid the YELLs of gold-spammers, can be limited to only make a sound when from certain groups you care about: GUILD, PARTY, FRIENDS. You can also hear them from NPCs, which adds to the "RPG" of the world, especially when waiting to hear a boss YELL when you have ground enough MOBs, or to know when the zeppelin has arrived, etc. :-)
DANGER is a new channel for alerting you that you have picked-up aggro, or once in combat, that your enemy is about to cast a spell -- useful if you have an interrupt. This is only valid when from your TARGET.
New TIMER category lets you know you're running out of breath and gets faster over time (just fixed the always-lub-dub bug)
New per-friend sound-override let's you give a "voice" to your true friends (RealID friends on the way)
# v1.0, Patch 3.0 - hard-coded built-in sound for Guild, Party, Whisper
# v1.1, Patch 3.1 - compatibility
# v1.2, Patch 3.2 - compatibility
# v2.0, Patch 3.3 - cmdline configurable built-in and external WAVs for Guild, Party, Whisper, and Say and Yell only from friends
# v2.1, Patch 4.0 - convertion to OGG
# v2.2, Patch 4.1 - compatibility
# v2.3, Patch 4.2 - compatibility
# v3.0, Patch 4.3 - options panel via modified portfolio library
# v3.1, Patch 4.3 - added Raid to Party channel, new Emote and RealID channels
# v3.2, Patch 4.3 - localized for Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian
# v4.0, Patch 4.3 - added filter checkboxes for all channels, added more events, major infrustructure overhaul
# v4.1, Patch 5.0 - compatibility, added Timer event
# v4.2, Patch 5.1 - compatibility
# v4.3, Patch 5.1 - added internal-sound dropdown
# v4.4, Patch 5.2 - compatibility, added per-friend sound override
# v4.5, Patch 5.3 - compatibility