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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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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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  • #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
  • #673
    It seemed to work very well until this latest update. I don't know if another addon is interfering (never used to) but, although it's loaded, updated and selected in the addons window (at character screen), I enter the character and type /silverdragon or /silver dragon or combinations thereof and nothing shows up. No help screen, no minimap button, no "ding" when I go by a rare, nothing. It's lost somewhere between being loaded and showing up in-game.
  • #672
    silverdragon works nice in mount hyal with the new spirits but seems not to be work at all in fireland ???
    Can you do something about that developer and thnx for the nice update ..
  • #671
    I'm a new player, and just found this add-on. I have a few questions about how to use it and how it works, but I've not found instructions anywhere. I'd rather not annoy the comments with them, is there a FAQ or instruction sheet anywhere? I checked WowAce also, but didn't see anything.

    For example, my first question is 'how close do you have to be to a rare to have the target button pop up?' UP above it talks about nameplates; I had it target something I couldn't see at all and, as far as I could tell, was in the next zone (madexx, when I *entered* the Ruins of Uldum in Tanaris - and no, I didn't go after it, I'm only L60!), Soriid when I was by the Alliance pocket near Zul'farakan (sp?), but it didn't find Caliph Scorpstrider (sp?) till I was inside the outer perimeter of hostiles at the ruins.

    Thank you very much for any help/pointers, and thank you for this program! I've been using it less than a day and I love it already. (even if the overlay from NPCscan sounded like it would be way-useful, I chose this cause there were less complaints about it's function.)
  • #670
    Could really Use an update, NPCScanner is driving me nuts always picking up tamed pets and having to dump cache
  • #667
    why cant i get silverdragon to pick up any rares in Firelands?
  • #668
    because this addon hasn't been updated in over a month, we have to wait for it to be updated
  • #669
    dont happen to know when an update will be comin?
  • #665
    Can I ask why the Data part of this add-on still shows as 'Out of Date', despite continued (thank you to all concerned) updating...?

    Is it because it is dependant on the game code to revise the dataset or Blizzard's reluctance to avail a definitive list of 'rares'... or something similar...?
  • #666
    The author forgot to update the TOC number in SilverDragon_Data, as I stated in my comment on 27 May 2011, which is the comment right before yours!
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