i want to extend functionality of my raidvoice addon by adding realId support.
My addon currently shows playernames of people in same group/guild who have it installed and are speaking over external voicechat like Ventrillo.What is in your opinon the best way to use all that realid offers? I need to send some data to other players. Is it possible to do so cross/realm cross/faction? Or is it an exploitation of blizz policy?Any comments welcomed
What kind of data are you trying to send? My first thought upon reading your post was that you wanted to add support for showing who was talking in Ventrilo even if they were on the other faction or another server, but that doesn't really make sense, as there's no way to group with those players unless you happen to "win the lottery" and get grouped with them through the LFG system...
Well, my intentions are to make this addon more like the voice overlay if possible .It is currently lacking support for friends who are just chatting without a group. I might send the data over whisper for same realm/faction but thought about broader solution with real id .Or do you thing it is not worth the trouble? My addon send various data, but basicly i need to know boolean value which say speaking/not speaking.
I do not have very clear intentions about this.Is more about adding some new cool feature that would draw new people to use my addon.My "cool" features so far are
push to talk / voice activation, sound muting when someone speaks and virtual voichat channels over guildchat.I even made a library that could be included in unit frames, but not many people seemed interested.
There is no support for addon messages to Real ID friends, so you'd have to send the data as a chat message. However, if your friend didn't have the addon installed (to hide the messages), he'd see a lot of weird gibberish messages from you. Even if you put in some kind of response (eg. you send a message, if it's the first of the session, the other guy's addon responds acknowledging that it got the message, and if your addon doesn't get the acknowledgement, it doesn't send any more messages) I think your friends would probably still get tired of seeing random gibberish every time they talked to you. :p
Personally, I'd vote for the "not worth the trouble" option. If you're talking to a friend on another server (or even in a different game) you probably know who they are without the assistance of an in-game display of who's talking. While it may be neat to mute game sounds when someone talks on Vent, if you're just hanging out (eg. not talking with a group you're doing something in-game with) you can just bind a key to disable sounds (I think there's even one bound by default?) and turn them off while you're chatting.