What is ChatAlert? This addon will play a sound of your choice (from a short list of in-game sounds) for a variety of events in chat. Let me know if you'd like an in-game sound added to the lists! I just tried to grab a variety of non-obtrusive to very-intrusive options that aren't used frequently in the ambiance of the game. Current events on which you can receive an alert:
NEW Your name said in chat
Messages from contacts
When a contact comes online
When a contact goes offline
Each of your guilds' messages
Zone chat messages (although why you'd want this is beyond me)
NEW 5 custom words/phrases that will trigger an alert if said in chat
NEW You also have the option to silence any messages you send (enabled by default).
What's up next? Allow you to individually choose which contacts play a sound or not.
Arcane Scripters Guild and #ESOUIDev. Every time I jump in there, I come away with creative solutions to my LUA problems.
Aiiane/Aaeriele for patiently walking me through metatables.
Puddy for helping me understand how to use event handlers more efficiently/appropriately.
Flamage and Zolan for finding a bug with loading settings and helping me fix it.
If you're interested in trying another addon with similar functionality: I've had a great time working through this with @zolannaloz and his version, Zolan's Chat Notifications, is probably worth a try! I also "borrowed" his idea to disable your own notifications.
Update 2.5.1 (2014-05-23): Per request, uploaded .zip file instead of .rar. Absolutely nothing about the addon itself has been changed.
Update 2.5 (2014-05-23): Updated for game patch.
Update 2.4 (2014-04-22): Fixed issue where if you chose "no sound" for contacts, they also wouldn't play a sound in /guild, /say, /zone, etc.
Update 2.3 (2014-04-18): Bug fix.
Update 2.2 (2014-04-17): Another bug fix. More clarity in the menu that both your @Account and Character name will trigger a sound if selected.
Update 2.1 (2014-04-16): Fixed a minor bug where saved settings weren't loading before chat messages started coming in.
Update 2.0 (2014-04-16): BIG UPDATE! Added notification option for if your name is said in chat, the ability to silence your own messages, and five fields that you can fill in with custom text to alert on (e.g. variations on your name, lfg messages, items for sale -- the sky's the limit).
Update 1.1 (2014-04-14): Fixed a technical issue that was causing issues for pChat users (and probably for folks using other chat addons). Big props to Puddy for recommending an easy fix and explaining so nicely how to do it!
Update 1.0 (2014-04-13): Added menu that allows for a few customized sounds, as well as more flexibility in what triggers the sound (see screenshot), including contacts logging on and off.
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