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Things you can do:
- Create a complicated yet valid search with ANY of the instances via the filter windows (LFG/LFM) (Eg: Alterac Valley as well as Dire Maul can be in the same search)
- A valid search REQUIRES at least one instance and role selected
- Instances are ALL Dungeons, Raids, and PVP but also include custom text for special world events
- Save your complicated searches and them load them back at any time.
- View anyone that matches your search, invite them to your group or ask to join theirs right from the app.
- View and broadcast with the guild only for guild events and groups. No one outside of the guild will see these.
- Customize your whispers the app would use between players.
- Customize the Channels you wish to broadcast your searches on.
- Blacklist: Black list individuals that Ninja looted, etc. so they don't show up in the addon.
- Premades: You can create a premade list for specific events or groups. When loaded, those individuals will automatically get an invite when online. Unload the premade to stop the invites.
How to use:
There are several types of searches and combinations you can use. The basic is Creating a Group or Join a Group.
- Create Group:
This is where you see all the people who are looking to join a group. You have to specify what you are looking for
(Roles) and what instance(s) you want to run.
Instance(s) can be any combination of Dungeons, Raids or PVP. On the right hand side of the selector, you will
see a text box, this text box will be appended to the end of what would normally be broadcast. Example, you
select Tank and Heals from the Role check marks, select The Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep from the
instances then Search. This would tell everyone that you are looking for a tank and dps for DM and SFK... but
what if you wanted to say more? in that text box you could add the words "and GTG". then the broadcast would
say you are looking for a tank and dps for DM and SFK and GTG.
- Join Group
This is where you find people who are looking for someone specific, like a healer or tank to run with them. This is
the same as Create Group except we are now viewing those who are looking for someone to join, as apposed to
you looking for someone to join you.
This is where it gets interesting. Here, you can view BOTH Create Group and Join Group but you can not do
any searches. You can still, however ask to join a group you like or ask someone to join yours.
- Custom Search
You can do a custom search by selecting Custom from the pull down. This is where you enter the text you want
to broadcast. First this you should do is select any and all instances you want to include in this broadcast, check
any roles then select Custom. this will use the same Format as Whispers. There are placecard holders that you
can use in your Custom Text (List of these placecard holders is in Settings under Whispers) hover your mouse
over the ? to see them. When you make a change to the Custom Text, an Example will show up in WHITE in your
chat window, using what you have pre-selected for instances and roles. When dong a Custom search, you can
still change Roles on an active search, just not the instances.
Searches can be saved, only when you start an active Search. This helps verify that it is a valid search. Once
saved, you can view saved searches in the Saved Searches tab. From here, you can Load a search or
Remove it. Hover your mouse over the search to see the details. When you load a search, it will overwrite
anything you had previously set up.
A Blacklist is a list of individuals who have done harm or serous wrong to a group. As an example, someone Ninja
looted in a Raid, someone created a Raid with the intentions not normal of any raid group. To Add someone, you
can right click on their name and select Add To BlackList or just type the name into the Player
text box. You can not enter a form until ALL fields have been filled out.
You can view the records by clicking on the name of the person, then hover the mouse over the record to read
Premades can be the core of events, raids or BGs. You can create a premade by entering the name of the
individual OR right clicking on the name in chat, guild Roster or friends list and selecting LFG113.
The individual HAS to be a friend or Guild mate online and on your server to use the right click feature to
add them to the list. Battletag friend does not work (yet). You can also manualy enter in a new Group name,
or you can SHIFT-CLICK on the already created group name to auto fill in the Group entry
(Groups are case sensitive) When LOADING the list, click LOAD and it will
automatically invite everyone that is online. If they are not online it will invite once they are online. (AGAIN,
it will only invite GUILD and FRIENDS once they come online. It will not catch anyone else.) Once LOAD has
been pressed, it will try to invite everyone on the list and give you the results in chat. You can see who received
the invites and who was offline. Future release will have a "status" with the list of names while Auto invite is enabled
To stop the automatic invites, just click on the UNLOAD button. You can have more then one list, with
as many names stored as you like.
EDITING the list is simple: just SHIFT-CLICK on the name you wish to edit the role of and make your changes.
Adding player to more then one list: SHIFT-CLICK the player in the list as if your going to edit it, then
SHIFT-CLICK the name/title of the list you wish to add the player to!
Black List and Searches
While searching, you may come across someone who was black listed. This will show up with a large red X by the
name, and a black star in the background. IF you come across this, you can go to the Black List tab, look at the
Name and read the records to see why and make the judgement yourself if you wish to add them to your group.
Things to be aware of:
Searches are filtered. Once you change a pull down (Activity like Raid, Dungeon or select specific instances) the
display will only show those that match what you have selected.
The check mark for Show All will give you the ability to see ALL instances in the pull downs. By default, you can
only see those that match your level.
The check mark for Guild Only will broadcast to your Guild only and not to the public, useful for guild events.
The Reset button will erase your searches, clearing everything and allow you to start over.
ALL changes made when a search is going will take effect immediately. If you are searching and checked DPS,
your next broadcast will be with the DPS added.
All searches have to be Valid for it to continue. As an example, If you forget to select a role or accidentally
unchecked and have no roles during an active search then the search will fail and halt.
Just to make this clear, the app will only be an extension of the chat, to organize what you see in a way that is organized. The App will not do anything automatic (No auto grouping people that are NOT in your friends/guild list, etc). Chat should still be monitored and you can mouse over the person/group to see what they typed in chat. The app is a standalone app and does not require ANY other client to have the same app installed. It will, however communicate with other clients so they could get chat they may have missed. No one will be "Required" to use this app on another computer with the fear they will be left out or miss anything.