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Description
Introduction

This is a plugin for Minstrels. It is based on MinstrelBuff, by Melida, and adds numerous features including support for the 2022 Minstrel updates.

Ballads and Anthems

The main window shows which ballads and anthems you have active.
Lesser and Greater anthems have an overlay (L or G) indicating which they are. (This overlay can be turned off in the options.)

Anthem Priority

The options screen now allows you to configure your preference for Anthems:


If this feature is enabled, you will see the next anthem in your priority list shown next to the main window:


The goal of the Anthem Priority feature is to keep your most important anthems active. If you have to choose between keeping a more important anthem active or activating a different active, the plugin chooses the more important anthem.

Ballad Expiration

All ballad descriptions include the text "Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds". However, this is an incomplete summary of when ballads do and do not expire. For example: Cry of the Chorus gives you three ballad buffs even if you have been out of combat for 9 seconds.

As of December 2020, the game logic works like this:
  • Let's call entering combat after being out of combat for more than nine seconds a "primary combat". When you leave a primary combat, a nine second timer starts counting down. When the timer expires, your ballad buffs also expire.
  • Let's call entering combat while the timer is counting down a "secondary combat". You must stay in a secondary combat for five seconds before it resets the combat timer. That is, if it takes you less than five seconds to enter and leave combat, the original timer continues counting down as if you had not entered combat.
  • There's a big exception to this, however: If you are in combat when the current timer expires, it refreshes the timer even if the combat ends in less than five seconds.
  • Cry of the Chorus and Major Ballad (Resonance Stance) start the nine second timer if: the player is not already in combat, there is not already a out-of-combat countdown happening, there is not already a Major Ballad countdown happening, and there is not already a Cry of the Chorus countdown happening.
  • Entering combat with a Cry of the Chorus countdown or a Major Ballad (Resonance Stance) countdown active is treated like starting a secondary combat, so you must then stay in combat for 5 seconds to refresh the timer.

This plugin has two timers:
  • a timer that shows when your ballads buffs will expire. This combat timer starts off white, and when less than five seconds remain it turns yellow.
  • a red timer that shows how long you need to remain in a secondary combat before the combat timer is reset. This happens when the red timer fills up the remaining combat timer completely.

The white bar at bottom shows I've got the full 9 seconds left.

I've been out of combat for around 6 seconds, so the bar is yellow.

Whoops! Took too long to get back into combat, so my ballads expired.

I'm in a secondary combat. If the red bar fills up the white bar, the combat timer will reset.


This plugin does its best to mimic the game logic, however it can occasionally incorrectly predict when the ballads will expire. If you have steps to reproduce an incorrect timer, please comment below and I'll see if I can update the plugin to match!

Soliloquy of Spirit / Inner Strength Tracker

You can enable the Soliloquy Tracker in Options. Once enabled, this will pop up a window whenever you use Soliloquy of Spirit on a target, showing your current Soliloquy of Spirit stacking (0 to 3) and current Inner Strength Tier (0 to 3).

Example 1:

Affodil has three Soliloquy of Spirits and Inner Strength Tier 3. Toermalijn has only two Soliloquy of Spirits and Inner Strength Tier 2. Because her Inner Strength is not Tier 3, the background is red.

Example 2:

Affodil has three Soliloquy of Spirits and Inner Strength Tier 3. Toermalijn has only two Soliloquy of Spirits but Inner Strength Tier 3. Because she does not have all three Soliloquy of Spirits, the background is yellow.

Melodic Interlude

You can enable the Melodic Interlude Window in Options. Once enabled, this will pop up a window whenever your Freedom trait triggers the Melodic Interlude Effect. This effect unlocks healing for a friendly target while in Dissonance stance for 10 seconds.

Example:


War-Speech

You can enable the War-Speech display in Options. Once enabled, this will draw an 8-second timer below your ballads for each War-Speech. This effect grants +5% Tactical Damage, and visualizing them helps you to keep three War-Speeches active.



Support for more than 3 anthems

The non-fixed themes supports additional anthems. The window will grow in size if the player has more than three active anthem effects.




Installation and Setup

To install:
  • You can use Plugin Compendium, or just unzip the archive and drag the "CubePlugins" folder into your "Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/Plugins" folder. (If you have not previously installed any plugins, you will have to first create the Plugins folder.)

To load the plugin, use the game's built-in Plugin Manager. This can be found in the "^" menu, at the bottom of the screen, or by typing /plugin manager into your chat window.

When the Plugin Manager opens, find MinstrelBuff II in the list on the left side. Verify that the version is 2.0.1. Click "Load" to load the plugin. If you would like the plugin to load automatically each time you login, choose your character's name in the "Automatically Load For" pulldown menu.

When you first load MinstrelBuff II, the plugin windows will be in the upper-left of your screen. You can use your Reposition UI key (default Ctrl+\) to move these windows.


Press your Reposition UI key again to turn off Reposition mode.

History
  • 2022-11-20 v2.1.2: Added Priority Anthem feature, fixed some bugs. Release notes are here.
  • 2022-09-28 v2.0.2: Fixed some incorrect paths.
  • 2022-09-28 v2.0.1: Initial release of MinstrelBuff II. Includes initial support for 2022 Minstrel updates. Release notes are here.
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Re: soliloquy tracker not showing

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Hello, thank you for this plugin I'm having a problem with the soliloquy ui element not appearing for me, do you need to be a certain level (45) or have certain trait (inner strength) unlocked for it to appear? I have tried hitting dummy in fellowship and casting SoS on myself and member and even though in options SoS tracker set to on its not appearing on my screen. Any help appreciated
Hello! Since you already have SoS tracker enabled, you might try turning SoS tracker off and on again. Otherwise if should just work. What client language are you using?

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soliloquy tracker not showing

Hello, thank you for this plugin I'm having a problem with the soliloquy ui element not appearing for me, do you need to be a certain level (45) or have certain trait (inner strength) unlocked for it to appear? I have tried hitting dummy in fellowship and casting SoS on myself and member and even though in options SoS tracker set to on its not appearing on my screen. Any help appreciated
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Re: Options Screen?

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I still haven't figured out how to access options, I'm embarassed to say. In the Manage Plugins section of the player select screen, the Options tab remains greyed out for me. I have updated to 2.1.2. Is there another way to adjust Options, or is something configured wrong?
Hello there! A plugin's options can only be accessed through the Plugin Manager while logged in with the plugin loaded. Select the MinstrelBuff II plugin on the left side of the Plugin Manager. At this point the Options will be available. Good luck!
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Options Screen?

Hail!

Thanks so much for this fantastic plug-in - I've been using it as new (again, after a 10-year absence) Minstrel to reallly get my Anthem game on point.

I still haven't figured out how to access options, I'm embarassed to say. In the Manage Plugins section of the player select screen, the Options tab remains greyed out for me. I have updated to 2.1.2. Is there another way to adjust Options, or is something configured wrong? I look forward to your suggestions!

Brynnyk, Bard of Gladden
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It's so great you put out that update before you leave. Kudos to you! Have a good time!

edit: Plugin Compendium still shows 1.9.1 as the newest version.
Thanks! I wanted others to get a chance to play with Priority Anthems, and it was now or December.

Turns out LOTRO Plugin Compendium itself was getting confused. It should be good now.
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It's so great you put out that update before you leave. Kudos to you! Have a good time!

edit: Plugin Compendium still shows 1.9.1 as the newest version.

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Thanks for the update!

In Plugin Compendium the latest version seems to link to the old MB (1.9.1) and it will downgrade if you don't watch out.
Great catch, thank you! I think I have fixed all of the .plugincompendium file issues and uploaded 2.1.2 with those changes. Hopefully going forward this is no longer an issue.

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Thanks for the update!

In Plugin Compendium the latest version seems to link to the old MB (1.9.1) and it will downgrade if you don't watch out.

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Hey there! First of all I'm very happy that you took over the Minstrel Buff Plugin and revamped it. But I do have some trouble to load it. I've downloaded the most recent version via the plugin compendium, but it won't load. And there is no error message what so ever.

Is it possible that it doesn't work on german clients?

Addendum: Just tested. It shows up at the english client, but not at the german client.

A fix would be awesome!

2. Addendum: After testing in EN the Minstrel-Buff-Bar shows up at my german client as well. Very strange ...
Hi there! I do test the MinstrelBuff II plugin with French and German, but not as much as English. It's possible I missed something in this release. I'm working on the next release which will hopefully work even better, even on German.
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Hey there! First of all I'm very happy that you took over the Minstrel Buff Plugin and revamped it. But I do have some trouble to load it. I've downloaded the most recent version via the plugin compendium, but it won't load. And there is no error message what so ever.

Is it possible that it doesn't work on german clients?

Addendum: Just tested. It shows up at the english client, but not at the german client.

A fix would be awesome!

2. Addendum: After testing in EN the Minstrel-Buff-Bar shows up at my german client as well. Very strange ...

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Re: move the buff window?

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Hello I can not move the window of the buff, it is located at the top left and I would like to move it, either with the SHIFT key, or ALT nothing works, thank you.
Thanks for asking! You can use your Reposition UI keyboard shortcut to move the MinstrelBuff II windows around. I've added screenshots to the Installation section of the notes above if you are uncertain how to do this.
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move the buff window?

Hello I can not move the window of the buff, it is located at the top left and I would like to move it, either with the SHIFT key, or ALT nothing works, thank you.
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Thanks for letting me know about this, and for including the error message! I've put a fix in place for the next release.

It sounds like there's a problem with your save file. You can find it at:
C:\Users\[username]\Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\[account]\[server]\[character]\MinstrelBuff.plugindata.

Solution 1:

The easiest thing to do is get rid of this save file. You can rename it to MinstrelBuff.plugindata.bak to hide it from the plugin. The plugin will then recreate it the next time you load the plugin.

Solution 2:

Instead of that, if you're comfortable editing this file then find the line that starts with
Code:
["ThemeIndex"]
and set it to a known-good value like so:
Code:
["ThemeIndex"] = "1",
Solution 3:

If you're comfortable editing a plugin code file, you can instead add this to Settings.lua at line 56 to stop the error from happening again:
Code:
	-- Validate the Theme Range:
	local themeIndex = self.settingsTable["ThemeIndex"];
	if (themeIndex == nil or
		themeIndex < 1 or
		themeIndex > #CubePlugins.MinstrelBuffII.Themes.ThemeList) then
		themeIndex = 1;
		self.settingsTable["ThemeIndex"] = 1;
		wasSettingsFileCorrect = false;
	end
I hope this helps, and thanks again!

Thanks for those solutions, although I can't make it work !!

First, i dont have any minstrelbuffII files in my "C:\Users\[username]\Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\[account]\[server]\[character]"

So i can't change this file !
I tried the other solutions but can't find "ThemeIndex" in buffwindow file !

And i tried to do the 3rd one, by adding the text into setting, but not sure how to find the line 56 ^^" (should i count the number of written line? with or without the empty spaces? ^^')


Nonetheless, thank you for making this plugin !! Looking forward to make it work !! =DD
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Thank you, I managed to launch the plug-in but it's not over yet ^^
Now when I'm using a balad, I got these :

"...ne\Plugins\CubePlugins\MinstrelBuffII\BuffWind ow.lua:572: attempt to index field 'balladEffectDisplays' (a nil value)"

"...ne\Plugins\CubePlugins\MinstrelBuffII\BuffWind ow.lua:551: attempt to get length of field 'balladEffectDisplays' (a nil value)"

It displays many times
Thanks for reporting that! I'm having trouble understanding why you are getting that error message. If you are willing and able, would you create a zip file of your Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\Plugins\CubePlugins directory and send it to [email protected]? Please also send your save file at Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\[account]\[server]\[character]\MinstrelBuff.plugindata.

That should help me figure out exactly what's going on.
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Thank you, I managed to launch the plug-in but it's not over yet ^^
Now when I'm using a balad, I got these :

"...ne\Plugins\CubePlugins\MinstrelBuffII\BuffWind ow.lua:572: attempt to index field 'balladEffectDisplays' (a nil value)"

"...ne\Plugins\CubePlugins\MinstrelBuffII\BuffWind ow.lua:551: attempt to get length of field 'balladEffectDisplays' (a nil value)"

It displays many times
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