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[Trigger] Floating Text Following Unit

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Level 6
Jun 24, 2011
Part of Init Trigger:
  • Floating Text - Create floating text that reads |cff00ff00l l l l l... at MCI_Point[1] with Z offset 160.00, using font size 10.00, color (100.00%, 100.00%, 100.00%), and 0.00% transparency
  • Set MCI_Float[1] = (Last created floating text)
  • Floating Text - Change MCI_Float[1]: Aktivieren permanence
  • Magazine Count Indicator Loop
    • Events
      • Time - Every 0.02 seconds of game time
    • Conditions
    • Actions
      • Set MCI_Point[1] = (Position of u)
      • Floating Text - Change the position of MCI_Float[1] to MCI_Point[1] with Z offset 160.00
      • Floating Text - Change text of MCI_Float[1] to |cff00ff00l l l l l... using font size 10.00
      • Custom script: call RemoveLocation(udg_MCI_Point[1])
I create a floating text that indicated the current bullet count in the Magazine, dont worry about the display text, that is to be changed later.

Now my question, is this appropriate? Will it cause heavy lags when using 0.02 seconds?
Is there a better way to create a floating text following a Unit?


Code Reviewer
Level 26
Mar 19, 2008
It won't cause much lag unless you forgot about removing locations are destroying other leaks. Some time ago I've created bar mini system and it creates a mana and health bar for multiple units, so if your trigger summons just few don't worry about spikes. Remember though that you can have only 100 floating texts at a time on map.

Recomending to change loop to 0.03 althought.
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