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best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Modzy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:26 am

I am looking for the current best add-on that alerts/informs the user of rare spawn mob spawns etc.

Thanks

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Rawr » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:31 am

From what I know having both Silver Dragon and NPCScan is the best way to go. :mrgreen:

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Modzy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:33 am

thanks I'll give them ago.

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Rawr » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:38 am

Np, anytime. :mrgreen:

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Lisaara » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:36 am

I agree with Rawr. IT's what I use

SilverDragon
NPCScan
NPCScan_AutoAdd
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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by b-morgan » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:38 am

What does running NPCScan and SilverDragon together give you?

I'm just using SilverDragon and NPCScan_Overlay.

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Vessaelria » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:58 pm

I use npc scan and overlay

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Boven » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:37 am

b-morgan wrote:What does running NPCScan and SilverDragon together give you?

I'm just using SilverDragon and NPCScan_Overlay.
NPCScan uses WoW's cache to locate rares. When you come into range of one and your game client notices it's there (even if you can't see it yet on screen) it'll go off. The drawback to it is that once an NPC's id is in the cache, NPCScan won't 'find' it again. For example: You're flying over Scholazar and NPCScan picks up Loque's id. It goes off, you swoop down only to find that someone just killed him. Now NPCScan won't pick up Loque again unless you clear out the cache WoW uses to keep track of beasts and critters and stuff. Hunter pets that are tamed rares can also set off false positives.

Silverdragon triggers off nameplates. It doesn't use the cache like NPCScan does. On the downside it seems to have be limited to what's in, or at least close to visual range.

I, and I think most hunters that are after rares, tend to run both. Doing so just allows for a better chance of spotting some rare.

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by b-morgan » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:53 am

Boven wrote:Silverdragon triggers off nameplates. It doesn't use the cache like NPCScan does. On the downside it seems to have be limited to what's in, or at least close to visual range.
I believe you are wrong about SilverDragon. It uses the cache just like _NPCScan does. See http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/silver-dragon.

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Boven » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:28 pm

Ah. I must've been confused by the way it uses nameplates to add 'new' npc's to its list. My bad.

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Re: best rare spawn alert addon wanted

Unread post by Foru21dr » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:50 pm

I also use both... NPCScan will detect a rare when you are within range of it, but as stated it caches once it finds it and you are required to reset it to detect that rare again. Silverdragon for the way I have it detects a rare when the mouse is moved over it, and seems to reset after a while and will detect it again, so if you are wanting to do a quick search and don't have the rare set up in NPCScan, silver dragon can still be used to find it.
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