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  • Updated 01/28/2015
  • Created 03/25/2008
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.1.5
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About SilverDragon

SilverDragon tracks rares. It will try everything possible to notice them and tell you about them.

I, as its author, have precisely one quirk: I like a minimal starting experience. That means that by default SilverDragon doesn't know about any rare mobs, and will just learn about them when you encounter new ones. If you want more advance warning, just go to the "Mobs" section of SilverDragon's options and either enter a few mobs you want to look for, or click "import data" to pull in a complete list of every known rare mob and its locations.

How does it search?

Vignettes

Those little skull icons you see on the minimap. If one of them is a rare SilverDragon knows about, it'll yell at you.

Targets

If you mouse over or target a rare mob, SilverDragon will notice it.

This is the also how SilverDragon learns about new rares in the wild. After you first mouse over or target one, it'll remember it, and start watching for it in the cache in the future.

Nameplates

If you have enemy nameplates turned on, SilverDragon will keep an eye on them to look for the names of known rares. This is the least exact method, because nameplates don't expose the underlying mob's id, so we have to rely on a plain name comparison.

Addons that modify nameplates may interfere with this.

Macro

SilverDragon can also create a macro to target any rares that are known in the current zone. You can stick this on your actionbars as a button to spam while chasing after a rare. This is sort of a last resort.

How will I know when a rare is seen?

Frame

When a rare appears, SilverDragon will pop up a frame that you can click on to target it.

Warning: If you're in combat, secure action restrictions mean that it won't show up until combat finishes.

Sounds

You can choose from assorted sounds to play when a rare is seen. The sound can loop for a while, to make sure you don't miss it.

There's special settings for rares that drop mounts and world boss rares which you might want to call up a group for. If you're sitting mostly-AFK on a Time-Lost Proto Drake spawn, you probably want the sound that plays to be utterly ridiculous and go on for a good long while, to make sure you don't miss that sucker.

Messages

A notice can be sent to a number of places:

  • your scrolling combat text
  • your chat frame
  • a channel in your chat frame (announcing it to your party, for instance)
  • a popup window
  • etc

Other useful things?

Custom mobs

In SilverDragon's options you'll find a "Mobs" section. In the "Always" section, you can add any mob you want to be scanned for. All you need to know is the mob id.

So, let's say you wanted to keep an eye out for Lil Timmy in Stormwind, to buy the kitten he sells. You would...

  1. Go to his wowhead page.
  2. Grab his id from the URL. It's 8666.
  3. Enter 8666 into the "add" field, and click "okay".
  4. Play with your new kitten.

Ignoring mobs

If there's some mob you don't want to hear about for whatever reason, just go to the "Ignore" section of the options. Again, enter the mob's id into the "add" box, then click okay. Bam! You will never again be told that Vern is up.

(Actually, Vern is ignored by default. But you get the idea.)

Syncs

SilverDragon will talk to itself. It can communicate with other copies of itself run by people in your party / guild, and tell you when they see a rare mob. (If there's a group of you camping all the Time-Lost Proto Drake spawns, say...)

You can turn this off completely, if you want to be private about it.

Tooltips

Some rares are part of an achievement. When you mouse over a rare mob, SilverDragon will add to the tooltip whether you've already killed it, so you know whether you need to rush for it.

Broker

SilverDragon includes a Broker plugin. It'll attach itself to your minimap, or a Broker container you have installed, and show you a list of the mobs it knows about in the current zone.

Other addons you may find useful

  • ServerRestartSound: plays a sound when the server's about to restart. If you're AFK-camping for a rare spawn, you probably want to know about this.
  • HandyNotes: integrates with SilverDragon to show icons on zone maps where a rare has been seen.
  • ButtonBin: a broker display. SilverDragon's minimap icon will show up on it (or any other addon like it) instead of cluttering up your minimap, if you have it installed.

tag v3.1.5
e678b9d622ad8b26580cbd48e481c22258f41a7a
David Lynch <kemayo@gmail.com>
2015-01-28 21:40:39 -0600

Tagging v3.1.5

--------------------

David Lynch:
    - Other part of "remove potential for a loop in macro creation"
    - Remove potential for a loop in macro creation
    - Correct ID for Gorok as a mount-dropper
    - Update the targeting macro when seeing a new rare
    - Make marker ignore mobs properly
    - The time-lost isn't really in Nagand. Thanks, Blizzard. :P
    - Mine to pick up new coords
    - Mount mob icon color

Comments

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  • #685

    I'm also having the same problem with the detection. I can be face to face with a rare and it won't sound off unless I mouse over it. That pretty much renders this entire addon useless. Can you give us some kind of estimate on when this will be fixed?

  • #686

    Have you imported the rare list in the "data management" section.

  • #689

    It won't detect mobs you have already seen. This is explained it the description. You have to delete you creature cache.

  • #688

    This has been my experience as well, and I'm ocd about importing the rares whenever I update, so that's not the issue..

  • #687

    I didn't before, but I did now. I still had to be face to face with a rare before it went off. Was this a recent change? Because now I see it says it in the description. I remember this addon going off over and over and over back a few patches ago. It was great, now you can't fly over an area and find a rare like you could before.

     

    Last edited by Legitlyfree on 11/1/2011 8:39:43 AM
  • #683

    I have added a few NPC's that are not rares but do have a benefit to know they are there. Such as Lil Timmy who sells the White Kitten. Pet that sells for 1k in SW.

  • #682
    Love it! Could you possibly add FF7 Victory to the sounds???
  • #680
    It would be great to make it compatible with Norganna Slidebar.
    Slidebar is LDB display, you can look into infMain.lua in informant for an example of slidebar code
  • #679
    I've also noticed that the notice won't trigger unless I mouse over a rare. Also, I created the macro using the feature included with the addon, and it wasn't working. I was staring right at a rare, hadn't targeted it, and the macro wouldn't work like it used to.
  • #678
    Would it be possible to allow certain creatures to be blacklisted or removed? "Vern" is an unkillable / untameable crocolisk in Dalaran that always triggers SilverDragon for me.

    http://www.wowhead.com/npc=32435/vern
  • #677
    For some reasons the Rares in Uldum don't show up on the world map.

    They show up fine on the mini map, and also on the world map for other continents but just not Uldum for some reason.

    Is it a problem at my end?
  • #684

    Hi i noticed you posted a comment about silverdragon not showing rares in uldum and was wondering if they happend to give you a fix for it or not ?

     

  • #675
    Worked really nice until the last update. Now, I can be standing nose to nose with a rare spawn and it won't tell me until I mouseover it.
  • #674
    Is it possible to move the Click-Target around/somewhere else on your pc monitor?
  • #676
    +1
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