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11-21-2010 @ 6:17PM
My favorite RP add-on, RPHelper, let you assign comments & emotes & yells to any action or spell you wanted -- and the random insult feature was just PERFECT for a drunk dwarf pally tank and her taunts! Totally fun; I had more than few PUG groups applaud and ask what in the world I was using at the end of the PUG. :) Easy to use, easy to figure out, easy to configure, wonderful UI. It's been limping along since middle of WOTLK, and 4.0 finally killed it. Broke, abandoned by its creator, and nothing else came close.RPHelper, I mourn you. This is an on-my-knees heartfelt plea to the RP add-on devs out there -- someone take over that addon, PLEASE, and show it some love, cleanup & updates. (before anyone suggests SpeakNSpell, don't. I've tried it. It's distinctly user UN-friendly, and there's no apparent way to clean out the lame & occasionally offensive default sayings. If I have to go through pages of RTFM and waste an entire evening figuring out how to USE the stupid thing, forget it.)
11-21-2010 @ 6:37PM
I have to say, that's an addon I was glad to see go unsupported. It was fine for RP, but people wouldn't turn it off in instances and raids, and it gets annoying the fifth time someone yells the same thing while casting a fireball or healing the tank.I know that for every person who misused it, there were ten who set it to not go off with every spell cast and had a randomized list of sayings... but the few who made it annoying made it so annoying that I was not unhappy to see it go away.
11-21-2010 @ 6:42PM
Check out SpeakinSpell.http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/speakinspell.aspx
11-21-2010 @ 6:48PM
Urgh, I agree with Gendou on this one. I remember a tank friend that had it set up to every single command- and the guy didn't even *actually* roleplay- he'd just transferred to a RP server with the hopes that no one would mind his totally self-centered addon use.I played around with it myself, but it just never seemed to make any sense to me- I guess none of my characters are superheroes who announce their moves or make witting sayings during combat.
11-21-2010 @ 7:19PM
I'm reminded of a mod called Battle Cry. I loved that mod. I set the frequency low, and had a lot of random sayings, to keep it fresh.
11-21-2010 @ 7:49PM
A guildmate of mine made me a replacement for the old broken mods of this sort, called Personality. It's updated for 4.0. I don't know if he ever released it into the wild, or if it's just on his Google page, though. (He also has an Eloquence replacement called Gibberish, for those that mourn that great old mod.)
11-21-2010 @ 7:59PM
Kind of makes me wish I had a Monty Python addon that would shout random, hilarious insults. I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
11-21-2010 @ 8:09PM
There's one out there called Battle Cry - Downloaded it forever ago, and it still works wonderfully for the few abilities I have it keyed to.
11-21-2010 @ 9:04PM
@Gendou, Ergh, etc:The addon had a feature where it would automatically shut-off in raid or even in party. If someone was being obnoxious with it in our raids, we'd simply pause and ask the person in question to turn it off. Problem solved. (and believe me, having my pally yell "INCOMING!!" on tossing Avenger's shield for the initial pull or entering combat was a great signaling method.)Koleckai -- SpeakinSpell is the horrible add-on I'm referring to in my OP. I've tried it several times, and completely hate it.
11-22-2010 @ 8:22AM
@MartinelBattleCry still works for you?! I thought they broke that in late BC/early Wrath, and hadn't seen an update in ages!I loved that addon. I had about 15-20 different taunts that would randomly spout when I hit taunt, as well as an assortment of "Demoralizing Shouts." Nothing takes the wind out of a boss's sails quite like "Your parents never loved you!"If it's still working, I may have to track it down again.
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