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Blood Shield Tracker

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  • Supports: 5.4.2
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  • Updated 12/29/2013
  • Created 10/12/2010
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  • Newest File: 0.29
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About Blood Shield Tracker

Warlords of Draenor Beta

For now, I have a working version for the beta. You can download it here: https:www.dropbox.com/s/auye4mupgcsy1mj/BloodShieldTracker.zip

The latest alpha versions will also work on live or beta. For beta you will need to enabled the Load Out of Date Addons option.

Version 0.27

  • Updated for 5.4.
  • A Bone Wall Bar was added. It tracks the extra charges you will get with the T16 2 piece set bonus. The number is displayed as a.b where a is the number of extra charges with the new Bone Shield and b is the number of hits counting toward your next extra charge.
  • A Bone Shield Bar has been added.
  • Total Absorbs Bar now has an option to track the total absorbs. Blizzard now provides the total of all absorbs on a unit.

Overview

Blood Shield Tracker is an addon to track the value of the Death Knight Blood Shield. It can show bars for the following items:

  • The current Blood Shield value (when Blood Shield is up).
  • The estimated heal of a Death Strike or the Blood Shield value based on damage taken in the last five seconds.
  • The current Power Word:Shield value on the player.
  • The total value of all Illuminated Healing shields on the player.
  • The current and maximum health of the player.

Blood Shield Bar

  • Appears when Blood Shield is up and shows the current shield value.
  • Updates the current value of the Blood Shield. It provides both an absolute value and a percent of the remaining shield value. With stacking Blood Shields, the maximum and percent values are less useful but it might be interesting for some people so I left that option. The current value is key thing to use.
  • Disappears when the Blood Shield buff ends.

Estimate Bar

  • Predicts the size of the Death Strike heal or Blood Shield based on the damage in the last five seconds. Because that calculation occurs on Blizzard's servers, there are timing issues and the amount could be wrong compared to the actual value received.
  • The bar will fill based on how close you are to getting the minimum Death Strike heal or Blood Shield value.
  • The bar changes from red to green if you will get more than the minimum Death Strike heal or Blood Shield value (i.e., an optimal heal or shield value).
  • The user can configure if this bar predicts the Death Strike heal or Blood Shield value.
  • Displays the current number of Scent of Blood stacks on the estimate bar. The estimated value on the bar includes the healing bonus from this buff.
  • The bar can be configured to show the estimated value as a percentage of maximum health instead of the absolute value.

Blood Charge Bar

  • Appears when you have Blood Charges from the Blood Tap talent. This bar is off by default. Enable it if you want it.
  • It shows the current number of Blood Charges.
  • The progress bar can fill up based on the number of charges or the time remaining. You can also turn it off so the progress bar never moves.
  • The time remaining can be shown as a number on the right or left side of the bar. It is off by default.
  • Disappears when you have no Blood Charges.

Power Word: Shield Bar

  • Shows the current value of the Power Word: Shield on you. It is shown when a shield is on you and hidden when no PW:S is on you.
  • By default this bar includes the Divine Aegis shield too. You can disable that in the options if you wish though.
  • It is fully configurable just like the other bars.

Illuminated Healing Bar

  • Shows the current value of all Illuminated Healing shields on you. it is shown when an Illuminated Healing shield is on you and hidden when no shield is on you.
  • It is fully configurable just like the other bars.

Total Absorbs Bar

  • Shows the total of various absorbs on you. It includes the following absorb types and you can configure which ones you want included:
    • Blood Shield
    • Power Word: Shield
    • Divine Aegis
    • Illuminated Healing
    • Indomitable Pride
  • It is fully configurable just like the other bars.

AMS Bar

  • Provides a bar to track the remaining absorb from Anti-Magic Shield.
  • It is off by default and needs to be enabled first.

Health Bar

  • Provides a health bar to make monitoring your health easier. Based on your UI setup, you may find this very useful to keep near the other Blood Shield Tracker bars and your rune addon of choice.
  • It is off by default and needs to be enabled first.
  • It is fully configurable and has an option to change color based on a user-set threshold.

LDB / Minimap Data

The LDB or minimap icon provides a tooltip with some statistics for your Blood Shields. The following statistics are provided for the session and for the last fight:

  • The total number of blood shields.
  • The number of shields refreshed. This is the number that are re-applied before the previous shield was removed (i.e., stacking).
  • The number of removed shields.
  • The minimum, maximum, and average shields maximum/starting values. The maximum value is the full, initial value of the shield.
  • The total amount absorbed by the shields, the total value of all shields, and percent of the shields used. This lets you see how much of the shields were used to absorb damage.

In addition, for the last fight it provides:

  • The duration of the fight.
  • The average number of seconds between Blood Shields (or successful Death Strikes).

The LDB can be configured to use a shorter label and can also set a data feed to display values such as the last Death Strike, last Blood Shield, and the Estimate Bar value.

Options

Blood Shield Tracker provides several configuration options. It also supports LibSharedMedia so fonts and textures loaded there can also be used. It also provides full support for profiles.

You can change the following:

  • If the minimap button is shown. The addon also provides an LDB data feed.
  • Whether a bar is shown.
  • If a bar is locked and cannot be moved.
  • The width, height, and scale of the bars
  • The font, font size, and font options of the text on the bars
  • Whether the background/bar is shown or just the text.
  • The color of each bar and bar text, including setting the minimum and optimal heal colors.
  • The texture to use for each bar.
  • Whether a bar has a Blizzard-style border around it.
  • The format of the text on a bar.

Skinning

Blood Shield Tracker provides support for skinning. In particular, it will match the look and feel of ElvUI and Tukui. There are settings in the configuration to control it selectively. By default, it will override the textures, font, and borders of the bars to match the UI. The user will just need to position the bars to where he or she would like them. If you do change the Skinning settings, you will need to reload the UI since the changes are only made when the addon loads.

If you need to access the configuration but cannot find it, you can always type /bst in a chat window.

Enhancements and Bugs

You can use the Ticket Tracker at Wowace to report bugs or request enhancements: http://www.wowace.com/addons/blood-shield-tracker/tickets/

Please leave detailed information on the problem or request.

Issue in 4.2

There was a change in 4.2 with combat log events that causes the Blood Shield Tracker to no longer account for absorbs to the blood shield. I'm releasing 0.11 which will, by default, use another method of tracking the blood shield value. This method should work for now until Blizzard responds to this issue. The change wasn't announced so it may just be a bug. If you are using 0.11 and want to revert to the old method you would need to go into the options and un-check the new "Use Aura" option. Until it is fixed though, the Blood Shield will not have the correct value if that isn't checked. It will only show the maximum value and not the current value of the shield.

UPDATE: It is now 4.3 and this hasn't changed. This addon will continue to use the aura for updates until they change it. If they never change it, then it will always rely on the aura.

tag 0.29
4dbc80b189a9cfbd5cdee4fdea6ba79fb22a30f6
Talryn <git@talryn.sent.com>
2013-12-29 13:12:43 -0500

Tag as 0.29.

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Talryn:
    - * Add Sacred Shield. * Add extra debug info for swings.

Comments

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  • #133

    Value of the shield doesn't change with the tanking 4 set, tried every possible option, anyway you could add this somehow?

  • #134

    I added that in the alpha versions but just have not release it yet.  You can test it out if you wish.  This alpha is very stable:

    http://www.wowace.com/addons/blood-shield-tracker/files/384-0-23-7-g6eafd3b/

    I'll probably release it soon.

     

  • #127

    On BloodShieldTracker.lua lines 5749 and 5859, the global "_" variable was used.  This may cause taint bugs to occur with the Blizzard UI.

  • #130

    Yes, that was a temporary fix for 5.1.  I've removed that in my dev version.

  • #124

    Somewhere in the latest release package "OmniCC" is declared as a global boolean, causing interference with OmniCC proper. After disabling BloodShieldTracker the problem goes away.

    I did a quick search and it's not in your main lua file, so it has to be elsewhere...

  • #126

    Hi, can you let me know what the exact problem is?  This addon does not have anything to do with OmniCC.  I've had people say there were conflicts before but usually that is due to libraries.  My addon is updated often and uses the latest version of libraries.  Quite often the other addons in question are older and using out-of-date versions of the libraries.

     

  • #131

    Are you running just Blood Shield Tracker and OmniCC when you test it?  I installled OmniCC 5.1.3 and BloodShieldTracker 0.23 and I don't seen any issues.  I've tested some cooldowns and killed quite a few mobs.

    I don't use OmniCC and I don't reference it in my addon.

    Could you post the complete LUA error here or in a private message so I can look at it?

     

  • #129

    I even tried using the nolib version of BloodShieldTracker and the issue still happens...

  • #128

    Numerious "attempt to index global "OmniCC" (a boolean value)" errors thrown by OmniCC addon as long as BloodShieldTracker is enabled. After disabling BloodShieldTracker the problem goes away. This lead me to think that somewhere in BloodShieldTracker OmniCC is declared as global boolean, causing OmniCC proper not able to declare its own frames.

  • #123

    I don't see any errors but the estimate DS bar never changes color, I even tried using the alternate minimum and setting it to 4000, but still always stays the same color, also seems as though estimated heal never rose above 16% ..... any suggestions ?

  • #125

    I'll check on the issue.  The alternative minimum is based on what mode you are using.  If you have it set to use percentages then it is comparing the percent to the number you enter.  It should work as you'd expect if you enter a number 7% or above.

  • #121

    hi,

     

    i've noticed that the blood shield bar position isn't the same at each time: when i'm done positioning it it's ok, by each time i go offline, when i comme back IG it's around the middle of the screen, it doesn't stay where i've put it, and it pretty anoying to have to fight anything just to put it back to it place

     

    could you fix this plz?

    thx a lot and good luck

  • #122

    It saves the location of the bars if you move them.  If that is not working for you then either there is a problem with the settings being saved or there is an issue in the configuration file.

    The settings are saved into <WoW Folder>\WTF\Account\<Account Name>\SavedVariables\BloodShieldTracker.lua.  That file should exist and be writable.  If you move the bar and then exit the game, you should even be able to read that file and see the updated X, Y coordinates for the bar.

    The only other option is you enabled the anchor/relative positioning.  That will have the bar always position itself relative to another bar or window.  At the botton of the settings, you should make sure Anchor is set to None.

    If you still cannot figure it out, you can send me the settings file above and I can look at it.

     

  • #132

    thank you sooooo much it was the anchor i set it to none and it works now. you rock thx a lot =)

    cheers from france :D

  • #120

    greetings,

    for some reason, the bloodshield information doesnt show up anymore. i am only using the estimated heal + bloodshield elements of the add on and since the latest update (i quess) it is not working any more (the buff in standard blizz ui is there, and i got information in tooltip while mouseover) . tried to downgrade to .22 version but its still not working. i use the german client.

    ty in advanve & sry for my bad english.

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