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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,742 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 216,143 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/08/2015
  • Created 08/25/2007
  • 364 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: BG Defender 1.6.8

About BG Defender

BG Defender (Based on AB Defender) gives you a little movable window with buttons to announce the number of incoming enemies at the base you're defending in most battlegrounds. There are also buttons to call for help or announce the base you're defending is safe. BG Defender will automatically pop up when entering a battleground and close after you leave.

/bgd - to show/hide window

/bgd help - to show all commands

AB Defender was created by Riel Kil'Jaeden GER EU, based on FaraFrames by Farang.

BG Defender 1.6.8
    Updated TOC for patch 6.2

BG Defender 1.6.7
    Updated TOC for patch 6.0.3

BG Defender 1.6.6
    Support for Silvershard Mines and Deepwind Gorge, only English locale for now.
    Added the Alliance start zone in Twin Peaks, so now BG Defender should load for alliance players too.

BG Defender 1.6.5
    Updated TOC for patch 5.4

BG Defender
    Minor cleanups.
    Doing late initialization of drop down menus. Eight or more menu items might cause taint issues,
    trying to work around it by only initialize them if they are needed.

BG Defender 1.6.4
    Updated the French translation. Thanks to cortan on Curse for the update.
    Updated TOC for patch 5.2

BG Defender 1.6.3
    Updated for patch 5.1
    Added new INSTANCE_CHAT channel and removed the old BATTLEGROUND channel.

BG Defender 1.6.2
    Fix for unable to post announcements even though in a battleground.

BG Defender 1.6.1
    Found the bug that stopped message postings when the locale was changed.

BG Defender 1.6.0
    Added feature to select locale used to format messages. By default it is the current client locale,
    but it is possible to change to one of the known locales from the options menu. Thanks to ninjadall on
    Curse for the suggestion.

    Added French language translations.  Thanks to phxsnt on Curse for the input.

    Update to support 4.3 version :-) Thanks to Roxafina on Curse for the reminder.

BG Defender 1.5.10
    Added contributed Chinese (zhCN and zhTW) language files

BG Defender 1.5.9
    Added keybinding support to bind announcements to specified keys

BG Defender 1.5.8
    Fixed error with Russian language file

BG Defender 1.5.7
    Added Dragonmaw Stronghold as a PvP zone
    Added contributed Russian (ruRU) language file

BG Defender 1.5.6
    Added contributed Spanish (esMX) language file
    Added ability to select Raid Warning for announcements from the options page
    Added button on UI beside the option button to toggle frame being pinned or movable
        m - frame is movable
        p - frame is pinned to current location
        clicking on the m or p toggles the movable state

BG Defender 1.5.5
    Fixed bug not identifying The Battle for Gilneas zone properly

BG Defender 1.5.4
    Fixed bug where correct saved variables were not being saved and reloaded
    Updated German zone names for SOTA, TP and GIL

BG Defender 1.5.3
    Added option to hide 'BGDefender' preface to announcement messages
    Added support for Tol Bard, Battle of Gilneas and Twin Peaks
        Note however German localization is not translated, so zones may not be detected

BG Defender 1.5.2 (Shoogi)
    Added options frame to select announcement channels (/bgd options, or select "o" button on window)
        - note: Blizzard limits how fast messages can be sent to General
        - Allow seperate configuration for Battleground and World PVP Zone channels (Wintergrasp)
        - Saving state of channels for each character
    Improved status output

BG Defender 1.5.1
    Added Wintergrasp support
    Added Raid chatframe for output if in a raid instance (such as WG)
    Fixed initialization to now recognize if you reload or log into the instance instead of zoning in

BG Defender 1.5.0
    Reworked a fair bit of BG Defender (Shoogi)
        - added support for L10N, but would need input on zone names
        - removed changing of messages - a nice but not necessary feature
        - added support for WoW 4.0.1
        - fixed bugs (mousemoves, events, and others)
        - changed status message to be informative and allow debugging

BG Defender 1.4.2
    Added minimal Isle of conquest support (Shoogi @ Wyrmrest Accord)

BG Defender 1.4.1
    Fixed Some Bugs in WSG updated for 3.0.2 patch

BG Defender 1.4
    Changed entry in layoutcache.txt from, RIC5 to BGDefenderFrame
    Toc Update

BG Defender 1.3
    Updated .toc for 2.3.0 patch

BG Defender 1.2
    BG Defender encompasses all the other defender mods into one small package.

    To install just copy the BGDefender folder into your \World of Warctaft\Interface\Addons\ directory.
    You will probably need to deactivate or uninstall WSG,AV,EoS or AB Defender if you have them installed.

    BG Defender localization for the German language completed (Thanks too Kazagore, Tomslayer and BenChavo with translations)


    Shaboo Frostmourne

    P.S. If you would like to see BG Defender localized for another language just post the zone name for each battleground as it appears in WoW on


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  • #95

    Hi Skinnyfury,

    We haven't had any other reports of this occuring, could you test again will all other mod's disabled.


    Last edited by shaboo on 12/1/2012 5:09:21 AM
  • #93

    Thanks Alot for fixing it. :-)

  • #97

    Big thanks to tehfm who submitted the last update, it's great that people are willing to get on board and keep this mod alive.

  • #92

    I've just uploaded version 1.6.3, that should work with patch 5.1.

    Last edited by tehfm on 11/29/2012 11:39:01 AM
  • #91

    the add doesn't support the new /instance chat.  /bg chat is no longer a valid chat option.  Nither is /party as it only goes to my party not the instance party.  please fix.

  • #90

    I have got this error today:

    Date: 2012-11-19 12:13:39
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: BGDefender
    Count: 2
    Message: Note: AddOn BGDefender attempted to call a protected function (WorldMapBlobFrame:Show()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: Show()
       ..\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1864: WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests()
       ..\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1933: WorldMapFrame_UpdateMap()
      Swatter, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AckisRecipeList, v2.4.2-17-gefe9be5
      AddonLoader, v2.0.1
      Armory, vv10.2.0
      ArmoryGuildBank, vv10.2.0
      Auctionator, v3.0.5
      BGDefender, v1.6.2
      Buffet, v5.0.1.39
      ClassMonitor, v3.4.2.1
      ClassMonitorConfigUI, v1.0.5
      Cork, v5.0.1.48
      EasyMail, v
      ElvUI, v4.69
      ElvUIAddOnSkins, v1.05
      ElvUICastBarSnap, v2.07
      ElvUILocPlus, v1.71
      FasterCamera, v1.3
      FishermansFriend, v
      GatherMate2, v1.22-4-gc890ff1
      GnomishVendorShrinker, v5.0.1.15
      HealersHaveToDie, v2.0.2
      iFilger, v5.8
      iFilgerConfig, v1.4
      iFilgerConfigUI, v2.1
      ImprovedOptionsFrames, v1.4
      ItemTooltipCleaner, v5.0.5.41
      LowHPAlert, v2.1
      MacroBank, v1.11
      NeonChat, v
      nibSpellAlertConfig, v0.32 r3
      Pawn, v1.6.8
      SexyCooldown2, v1.0.1
      Skillet, v
      SpeedyLoad, v2.0.1
      Spy, v
      stAddonManager, v1.2.4
      TheLowDown, v2.0.3.346
      TomTom, vv50001-1.3.0
      VendorValue, v3.1
      WoWPro, v2.3.6
      WoWProAchievements, v2.3.6
      WoWProDailies, v2.3.6
      WoWProLeveling, v2.3.6
      WowProProfession, v2.3.6
      WoWProWorldEvents, v2.3.6
      WSUFMover, v
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.0.5.50001 <eu>

  • #89

    As far as I can tell, this addon still works, without any errors, in MoP. You just need to check "Load out of date AddOns" for it to load.

  • #88

    This is a great add-on. I'm sad it isn't being updated.  Another add-on called Incoming just does not work as well as this add-on.

  • #87

    please update :(

  • #86

    Please update this addon.

    It will make kittens all over the world rejoice.

  • #85

    the position ist not saved, everytime i log in i have to move it again, with "p" or "m".

    Can someone pls help me?



  • #84
    BG Defender no longer being updated? real shame

    Hello all who like this addon. From the lack of reply or update it may be considered this isnt  being updated orsupported for 5.0.4 ?

    A real shame as a great addon for bgs.

    another similar addon if u liked BG defender is called "Incoming". I have nothing to do with this addon but good to know of alternatives which aren´t giving LUA errors.

    Personally I found the inability to turn off the [incoming] at the start of all announcements annoying so i opened the LUA file and deleted those bits from the messages sections.

    I would prefer to use BG defender, but with the current LUA errors I have tried this. Hope this info helps those who used BG defender

  • #83

    Excellent Addon and Vital for Quick comms in BGs.

    Any chance of an update for 5.0.4 as its throwing up a few LUA errors now, so I needed to disable it for the time being.

    Many Thanks

  • #82

    Is there an update for 5.0 inbound?

  • #81

    In 5.0.4 it's throwing an error for me:

    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "BGDefender" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame1:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:96: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>


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