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Overlapping Nameplates in 4.0.1

The patch reset my nameplates to disallow overlapping. Unfortunately, the interface option to allow overlapping nameplates was removed from the game in this patch; so I suffered through a few heroics with jumbled jumping nameplates that wouldn’t stand goddamn still. I couldn’t tell if mobs were in front of me or behind me, it was that bad.

Anyway, the guy in charge of Tidy Plates has a solution. Simply enter:

/console spreadnameplates 0

(That’s a zero, by the way, if you can’t tell from the font), and your nameplates will overlap like a pro! You’ll still get the occasional disappearing nameplate, but that’s a bug on the server’s end.

The command will work with default nameplates as well as addons. If you decide you preferred non-overlapping nameplates, just enter that again, but with a 1 instead of a 0.

  1. J
    December 7, 2011 at 3:35 am

    that doesn’t do a god damn thing! I entered it and it does jack shit! So no, your nameplates will NOT overlap like a pro after entering /console spreadnameplates 0 (patch 4.3)

    • December 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      They must have changed the command since 4.0.1, when this was posted. In any case, there is now a GUI method of setting overlapping nameplates. Go to the Interface menu, Names subcategory, and the overlap options are in the second dropdown box.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 5:19 am

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