Sunday, December 28, 2008

ChannelLock – My newest addon project

I’ve got a bunch of projects under development right now, but the one I’ve been spending the most time on recently is called ChannelLock.

As a guild leader & raid leader, I find that I need to be in a number of non-standard channels. We use channels for raid leaders, for healers, for staying in touch with old guildies, etc. One thing that always bugged the crap out of me was when my channels would go away, or just as bad, change channel numbers.

I expect to be able to type /6 and be talking in our Raid Leader channel. Or /5 and be in our old alliance channel. But sometimes they move. Or drop. Or whatever. And when I login a new toon, or one I haven’t played in a long time, I expect my channels to be there.

For some reason, Blizzard didn’t give us a solution to this in the game. In fact, they don’t make it very easy in the API either. I have to jump through a number of hoops to make it work. But I do now have something that works and has a reasonable configuration UI.

I know it has bugs right now, which is why I haven’t released it. But if you wanna try it out and find bugs, please file them on the CurseForge tracker.

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