As a priest, all I want is just a corner showing if someone has my renew on them, so that I don't overwrite my own hot by mistake. If I want to know the duration I simply target them, but renews are usually just fire and forget unless it's a tank.
I want Grid 2.0 to differentiate between your HoTs and other players HoTs for exactly this reason. Development started on Grid before 2.0 and therefore before HoT stacking.
Grid is never going to include a mana bar. Looking at 25 health bars that you need to heal is plenty. We don't need 25 more bars that you can't heal.
It's hard to find the line between features people want and what *really belongs* in Grid. I kinda regret adding the horizontal health bar option and most of the other advanced frame options. Stop trying to make Grid into the raid frames you used to use. Learn to love it on its own terms.
Jerry is working on updating the current Grid codebase to use unitids instead of names internally and replacing the Ace2 dependancies with Ace3.
I'm currently working on a complete rewrite that will attempt to address most of the configuration woes. In Grid, I made the mistake of having statuses send information about how they wanted to be displayed (color, icon, bar value, etc.). This made a lot of things easier to code but has unfortunately made the configuration overly complicated and unintuitive. I also anticipated people would write replacements for the GridFrame module or even the GridLayout module, but that never happened. Turning the frame and layout modules into a core that you can plugin indicators and statuses will reflect current Grid usage and allow for a simpler configuration.
I want to have the configuration start with what the user sees, the Grid window. Users can then create and place indicators of any pre-defined type (statusbar, texture, colored-box, etc.) or any externally-supplied type (via a n additional module). Within each indicator, the user will be given a list of statuses. The statuses can be re-ordered in the list to determine display. Within each status, the will be able to determine how it is displayed on that indicator.
I want configurations to be easily shareable. I plan on having entire or partial configurations copy/pasteable so users can share them via forum posts and also shareable in-game via AceComm-3.0/AceSerializer-3.0.