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  • World of Warcraft
  • 5,217 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 155,569 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/16/2014
  • Created 12/04/2010
  • 321 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Version 2.2.1
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About Marking Bar

MarkingBar is an addon to help players use raid markers in parties and raids. It is designed to be simple and easy to use, while offering a wide variety of options without taking up a lot of memory. This addon is based on the once-popular but now-discontinued Hatty's Mark Bar, with features added from many other popular marking addons.


  • Quickly mark and unmark the current target by clicking the symbol you want to assign or remove.
  • Perform a party or raid ReadyCheck.
  • Perform a Role Poll
  • Announce your current marking system to party or raid chat. These messages can be customized through the gear icon or /mb options.
  • While in a party or raid, place the raid flare/world markers. Note: This cannot be done in combat, and the flares frame will automatically hide when you enter combat.
  • Each frame can be moved anywhere on screen and locked in place.
  • Frames can have the icon order reversed or be stacked vertically.
  • Frames can have the border and background completely hidden.
  • Tooltips can be turned on and off.
  • Tooltips can be turned on or off for announcement messages.
  • Show the frames all the time, or only while you have a target.
  • Show the frames while alone, in a party, or in a raid group.

Slash Commands

  • /mb Brings up the options window
  • /mb options Also brings up the options window
  • /mb reset Resets MarkingBar to the default values and positions

If you have any suggestions/questions/comments, comment here.

Version 2.2.1

  • added new worldmarkers

Version 2.2.0

  • tag 6.0.2
  • positions stored in savedvars

Version 2.1.7

  • removed auto version check
  • code opt
  • tag 5.4.2

Version 2.1.6

  • tag for 5.4

Version 2.1.4/5

  • tag for 5.1
  • flares bar now the same size as marker bar at 100%
  • added auto version check (notify you when someone has a newer version, only when out of combat)
  • code optimization

Version 2.1.2/3

  • removed clear all markers until a solution is found to have it working 100%
  • added Role Poll
  • updated for 5.0.4 recommend to run a /mb reset if you notice strange behavior.

Version 2.1.1

  • Fixed an issues that was causing the "Clear All Icons" feature to crash when clicked repeatedly. Clicking this icon repeatedly is probably still not a great idea, but will no longer cause any game-crashing world-breaking issues. =)

Version 2.1.0

  • Fixed numerous bugs and conflicts.
  • Options frame now properly hidden during cinematics and while pressing Alt+Z
  • Clicking the options gear icon will take you to the MarkingBar Options. Right-clicking the icon will take you directly to the announce options.
  • A button to clear all raid icons has been added.

Version 2.0.4

  • Options interface has been updated to include options for the control frame
  • Fixed announcements conflicting with other chat addons, like Prat
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs where options weren't sticking

Version 2.0.3

  • Fixed taint issues hopefully once and for all. Users will no longer see "Interface action blocked because of an Addon" anymore.
  • The options interface has been integrated into the default Blizzard UI. You can still access the options from /mb or from the gear icon, but you can now also access the options by pressing Esc to bring up the Game Menu>Interface>Addons>MarkingBar.
  • More room to edit announcement text
  • New announcement line to add at the end of the marks
  • New announcement option to add a raid warning message when announcing in a raid
  • New option to add announcement messages to the icon's tooltips. This is especially useful if you can never remember what text you set up and what those pesky icons mean. =)
  • Added option to separate the announcement frame from the raid icons frame
  • The announcement options are now always visible
  • The lock icon for the main Raid Icons has moved from the announcement frame to the raid icons frame
  • World Marker flares are now always hidden in combat, since the ability to set them is protected by Blizzard and you can't set them while in combat anyway.

Version 2.0.2

  • Corrected errors in the chat announcement not displaying icons correctly for non-English versions of WoW
  • Added more show/hide options for solo, party, and raid
  • Corrected taint issue that was affecting some people
  • Updated version number

Version 2.0.1

  • Corrected errors with variables not being saved or remembered correctly.
  • Corrected errors with hiding when not in a party or raid. It will now detect a party or raid correctly.
  • Updated version number

Version 2.0

  • MarkingBar Initial Release


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  • #134

    When I'm in a group it still shows, when I'm in raid it doesn't show, even though i have the raid box's ticket in options. Anybody else have same problem or am i missing something?

  • #133

    How I can hide "lock" icon?

    Last edited by UnoDe on 12/15/2012 2:46:40 PM
  • #131

    I love this addon, it's very helpful ;)


    Last edited by Nirryti on 11/8/2012 2:34:42 PM
  • #130

    MarkingBar now refuses to display when I'm in a raid group. :(

  • #132
    you need to have the proper role for it to display
  • #129

    sry packaged with wrong foldername. Should be ok now, updated to 2.1.3


  • #127

    Something isnt right. I have downloaded and place it in the addon folder but the game cant detect this addon. pls check and advise.

  • #128

    rename the Folder MarkingBar_v2.1.2 to MarkingBar Wink

  • #126

    Please update for MoP


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  • #123

    Message: Interface\AddOns\MarkingBar\MarkingBar.lua:471: attempt to call global 'GetNumRaidMembers' (a nil value) Time: 09/02/12 01:14:47 Count: 1 Stack: Interface\AddOns\MarkingBar\MarkingBar.lua:471: in function `MB_partyChecker' Interface\AddOns\MarkingBar\MarkingBar.lua:442: in function `MB_targetChecker' Interface\AddOns\MarkingBar\MarkingBar.lua:1739: in function <Interface\AddOns\MarkingBar\MarkingBar.lua:1736>

    Locals: DB = "main" (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = "attempt to call global 'GetNumRaidMembers' (a nil value)" MB_controlFrame = MB_controlFrame {  0 = <userdata> }

  • #122

    needs to be updated for MoP

  • #121

    yea same issue, its been here a while, dont ask me when, its not often i need to clear all marks.   when i do,  i get a new mark over my head, last night it was a star, and i locked up wow.   I  X'd out after waiting a few, then restarted wow and went on.  i've used this addon forever so i dont know when the bug first showed up.  thank you for your efforts, i enjoy your addon it makes wow life a little easier.

    Last edited by rfmjm3 on 8/17/2012 3:40:55 AM
  • #120

    I loved your addon but almost everytime I try to use it , it crahses my game. Like if I am trying to clear it.

  • #118
    Clear All Freezes

    I just found your addon, as a raid leader I need the flag so I was SUPER excited to find a raid target making that included the flags and was moveable to work with my current setup (Blizzards frame is Under my Raid so is totaly useless) However when I try to clear a target icon from a character wow freezes, is there anyway in the code to change the clear all button to just a clear button?

    I will review the code and see if in my limited experiance with lua I can find something but if you already have a patch to fix it I would love a post about it.



  • #117

    <p>I have no problem marking mobs or players with this add-on, but cannot figure out how to use the flares/world markers.&nbsp; Nothing happens if I click on the little circles for the flares. How do I use them?</p>

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