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Bloodwraith
12-20-2008, 07:25 PM
What is Gladius?
Gladius adds enemy unit frames to arenas for easier targeting and focusing. It shows a health bar, a mana bar below the health bar (optional), a cast bar below the mana bar (optional), a class icon to the left side of the health bar (optional) and important buffs and crowd control durations (optional, overlays the class icon). The frame resizes itself to the current bracket (optional).

Gladius uses the 3.0.2 arena unit ids, therefore it'll add units automatically to the frame (byebye targeting macros) and you'll always be able to target/focus the enemies, regardless of if they are added when you're in combat. The cast bars and the buff/debuff timers should be 100% correct.

You can add important buffs and crowd controls in the auralist.lua file. You will have to select a priority for it. If a buff/debuff is already displaying when the spell is cast it'll only show up on the class icon if the priority equals or is higher than the current one displayed.

More features:
Arena enemies targets (optional): displays the class of the arena enemy's current target in a small frame on the health bar to the right.

Trinket status (optional): has a few different display options, but in general it shows if the PvP Trinket is ready for the arena enemy.

Slash commands:
/gladius ui, config, options - displays the configuration screen
/gladius test1-5 - shows a test frame with the chosen amount of test units
/gladius hide - hides the test frame
/gladius trinket - simulates a trinket being used for the first arena target

But.. but.. this is very similar to Proximo and SSAF?
Yes, I simply created this as a learning project for Lua. I actually didn't plan on releasing it but in the end I thought it turned out pretty good and decided to give it a go. I do not expect to start competing with the big boys, but perhaps someone else is interested in using it.

Thanks:
Thanks to Proximo, SSArena Frames and their respective developers for working as both inspirational and informational sources.

Gladius : WoWInterface Downloads : PvP/Arena/BattleGrounds (http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info11447-Gladius.html)

I just downloaded it, hopefully I can test it tomorrow. Anyone tried it out yet?

I like that it auto adds the enemies instead of waiting to target like proximo does.

Jokke
12-21-2008, 08:31 AM
Testing it right away, will get back at you in some minits.

Jokke
12-21-2008, 08:43 AM
Tested and aproved, much much much better than Proximo, thanks for the link :)

Bloodwraith
12-21-2008, 08:54 AM
Tested and aproved, much much much better than Proximo, thanks for the link :)

Great :D

ttocs
12-22-2008, 09:25 AM
Read about this on AJ. Proximo kept reporting [player hp]%, which was annoying, because you couldn't see who was low unless you had nameplates up.

Speaking of nameplates... it's really hard to see people at the start of the match with the nameplates covering your screen (and every totem/pet/whatever).

Nightdemon
12-22-2008, 10:36 AM
Agree tbh. Hell of alot better than Proximo, especially as a DK where you can nuke DPS, but silence somebody at the same time. Gives perfect coverage of whos casting what and can easily tell when heals are inc :o

Also like the announce feature tbh. Atleast now theres no more mis-communication about what we're against :P