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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 4,467,679 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/28/2015
  • Created 03/25/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • 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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  • #655
    If you're all having issues with this addon, there's another one called NPC Scan, which works just as well as this one, and you can also add NPC Scan Overlay which will show you were they spawn, and the path's they take.
  • #654
    Yeah, please do update, as it is now causing various LUA errors. Getting worse.
  • #653
    I would also love to see an update. This is one of my favorite addons. Please, update soon.
  • #652
    I find a automatic mining addon,with 4.1.0 patch
    www.aionktzbot.org
    I appreciate all the hard work you've put into it.Very simple.
  • #650
    Love this addon, still waiting for an update, still getting massive errors, all the time.
  • #648
    Will this addon ever be updated or our error concerns be addressed? I really love this addon and want it to work again. As of now, it is totally unuseable to me because of the errors.
  • #647
    Is there a way to enter other NPCs to SilverDragon's cache?

    I've been hunting the camel figurine in Uldum since release, but with the recent news, I'd like to make sure I'm carrying all the available tools, instead of just spamming my /tar macro as I farm.
  • #663
    Yandirof,
    This link should give you the info you need to add the Mysterious Camel Figurines to Silverdragon
    http://www.wowhead.com/npc=50409#comments:40
  • #645
    I'm getting massive errors, lua errors from Silverdragon. I've had to completely disable it to stop the errors. I did try disabling all my addons and only used bugsack/buggrabber and silverdragon, still massive errors every time a rare is seen and the errors don't stop until I disable the addon.
  • #646
    i just came here to report the same thing.
    ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED: AddOn 'SilverDragon' tried to call the protected function 'PartyMemberFrame1PetFrame:Hide()'. : in function 'Hide' Interface\FrameXML\PartyMemberFrame.lua:158:in function 'PartyMemberFrame_UpdatePet': Interface\FrameXML\PartyMemberFrame.lua:136:in function 'PartyMemberFrame_UpdateMember': Interface\FrameXML\PartyMemberFrame.lua:333:in function 'PartyMemberFrame_OnEvent':

    and it goes on and on of other errors in unitframe.lua also
    This happens during dungeons so it's sort of annoying to keep getting spammed with error messages. At one point it said during a boss fight "!BugGrabber has stopped capturing errors since it has captured more than 20 errors per second. Capturing will resume in 60 seconds."
  • #644
    it seems to be missing a lot of EK rares, i have to use wowhead when i enter a EK zone to see what rares there are, it will do pop ups when i encounter them but when i hover over the minimap button there is no list of rares (4.0.6)
  • #643
    I'd like to make the suggestion that you find a way maybe to integrate this with TomTom? It would be incredibly awesome if you click on the rare and it would show you which direction it's in :)
  • #639
    I also receive the UI error window with continuous errors until wow shuts all of my addons off.

    I think the problem may be related to my Hunter having tamed Skoll, a rare spawn.

    My other characters do not seem to receive the error window.
  • #641
    i like the addon alot. but it really seems to kill my game performance, and kills my ui. fps takes a dive sometimes when its scanning. the addon is prolly my favorite one. but its poorly coded.
  • #638
    Is there really no way to test out/move the frame that pops up when you find a rare? This seems like something important in case it is going to pop up over our unitframes or something. NPCscan has this moveable feature.
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