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VideoFX + Firefox + WoWAPI = in game (ish) PvP Scanner

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SPECIAL WEDNESDAY EDITION!

So I had the idea of some kind of script that ran in a gui in an IS session that would allow you to quickly enter a character name, server and query their relevant PvP stats. This could be useful for arenas, rated Bgs, or any PvP situation where you need quick info on how geared / rated your opponent may be.

I briefly talked to Lax and he recommended I write the code and run it via a browser in a video fx. I knocked out a script pretty quickly, and used some mobile jquery UI stuff to make it readable. What I ended up with was a videofx I could interact with and quickly query an opponent.

Here is the main window where you would enter the opponents info:
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Here is the resulting info about the opponent.
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The info shown can easily be tweaked to show other relevant info. Currently I have it displaying both specs, Resilience, and what their arena team ratings are. This isn't anything too ground breaking of special in and of itself, however it's a nice proof of concept. I'm not sure the process of launching a window, attaching it to a video fx source is worth it when alt-tab is so much easier.

Comments

  1. Toned's Avatar
    Rofl.... amazing
  2. EaTCarbS's Avatar
    Very interesting concept.
  3. Poyzon's Avatar
    Interesting post. Now if FireFox (to use your example) could have a transparent background, you could tweak the styles and make it a little less obtrusive.