Wow Ace Review

August 25, 2006

PartyWatch Phase 1

Filed under: PartyWatch, WoW — Thirsterhall @ 1:59 am

I got the basics of party watch working last night. There remains much to do which I’ll list in the todo section at the bottom of this post.

Lets start with a few Screen Shots of Party watch.


In the above SS we can see my little level 24 druid with Innkeeper Firebrew in the target frame. Just to the right of my frame you can see I still need to cast thorns on myself, remember I’m showing needs not current buffs. To the right of PartyWatch is ElkBuffBar showing my buffs. EldBuffBar is a buff bar replacement for the default Blizzard buff icons that show next to the mini map. I’ll do a review on it soon. Since Innkeeper Firebrew is a friendly npc, you can tell that by the green color to his name, I can also cast Mark of the Wild and Thorns on him if you wanted. The icons next to the health/mana bars are click-able to cast the shown buffs. In the above SS you’ll also notice if the name-level-class text gets too long for the area it simply work wraps around.


Here is my hunter after a very bad fight. Again next to PartyWatch you can see ElkBuffBar showing the debuff Ghost. Not also I’ve switched to my hunter here so I could show you the pet frame.


Ahh much better now that I’m back to the living and I’ve called my pet FurBall out. Another nice feature of CorkFu is it will monitor your pets happiness for you and show a need to feed your little buddy. If you have Feed-o-Matic installed the not only will you get a little dog biscuit icon when you pet gets hungry but you can click on it to feed them.


Here I am getting ready to take out a Shadowhide Darkweaver. Notice my Aspect of the Hawk need icon is now gone which is a good thing. Always want to have that up when going into battle.


And here we are mid fight. Looks like this is going to be an easy one.


Yup he’s dead

ToDO List

  • Add flags to left of units
  • Add Group needs icons
  • Add target buff/debuffs
  • Add targettarget frame
  • cleanup icon/buff code.
  • cleanup code in general
  • Add Squishy flag support

Current Optional addons

Optional addons are ones that arn’t require to run PartWatch but if enabled add additional functions to PartWatch.

  • FuBar_CorkFu – need icons to the right of unit frames
  • Feed-o-matic – for hunter pet feeding. Only used via CorkFu so if you don’t have CorkFu than PartyWatch won’t use Feed-o-Matic either
  • Clique – for click casting.

Special Thanks

Special thanks need to go out to the following for their great addons and code which I’ve literally cut/past nearly every line of code for PartyWatch so far.

  • Industrial for idUnitWatch ad idUnitFrames from which 90% of my current code was cut and past from.
  • Tekkub for CorkFu. Not only a great addon itself but I cut/past the code from to add CorkFu needs to PartyWatch.
  • Cladhaire for Clique and his built in plugin support making adding Clique support a trivial matter.
  • And of course everyone that has worked on Ace and Ace2.


  1. Nice work I like what I see here.

    Comment by Lanacan — August 26, 2006 @ 12:50 am

  2. I like the casteparty frames.
    But after I switched to clique, no nice castparty frames anymore.
    I am looking forward to your frames.
    Is it avaible anywhere, perhaps a test version??

    Comment by kaybe — August 27, 2006 @ 7:22 am

  3. Sorry not availible yet. Still lots of bugs to squash. I’ll post a bit latter on the current status.

    Comment by Thirsterhall — August 27, 2006 @ 8:34 pm

  4. Hay this is one cool looking party addon.

    Love the look.. clean and sleak and the idea of adding buffs instead of seeing them is great.

    Cant wait to install it.

    Comment by Shova — October 13, 2009 @ 11:36 am

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