i have a priest and i use both needylist and castparty for healing/buffing. i hide castparty, and use the castparty click support that needylist has. aceheal is a really great addon, but i personally like castparty a little better. probably because i have been using it for a really long time, and it just has more options that i find helpful. although, i think they need to strip the "do the right thing" function. it goes a little too far imo.
ok, so i know that needylist already supports castparty clicks, and that aceheal suppots needylist. but i think that these need to be merged into one aced addon. needylist is my biggest addon memory wise, and is in need of some optimization. also, needylist seems like it's already heading down the road of supporting advanced click casting like castparty/aceheal. this just seems like the next step. i know it has it's own healing functions, but right now castparty's is more advanced.
im no coder, just an idea i had. i love both of these addons, and would love to seem them merged into an ace version.
NL is the best, it fits my minimalist UI playstyle. It's like a game of "make all these frames go away!"
One thing I've always wanted to see added to NL, but I think the mod's been abandoned... eating/drinking/innervate. For druids it'd show players that need mana. For everyone else it'd show when a player is eating/drinking. A nice small indication that you need to wait for your priest's mana :)
Also I suggested some time back but the author rejected (bastard)... scann the player's spellbook (not hard to do) and don't show needs you can't cure! It's annoying having "Cure poison" popping up on a Lv.5 Druid, so you turn it off, then when you get the spell you forget to turn it on for 6 levels! Simple error checking man!
Last suggestion, he added a "cure top need" function that works decently as a Buffbot/Decurse thing, I wish you could configure what needs it'll cure. I wanted to remove healing from it so I'd still have to heal my usual way, but I could BuffBot/Decurse with ease using NL, and thus could drop BuffBot alltogether.
Yea, NL needs to be Aced up bigtime... but I'm like lazy and stuff :P
wow tekkub, your setup sounds a lot like mine. i also used to use buffbot for buffing. and i now use needylist becuase it's so minimal when it comes to screen real estate, especially in raids. you can say goodbye to any kind of raid frames if you wish to.
your suggestions are things i would really like to see also. especially the scan spell book feature. it does get annoying to have to set up your configuration just to hide spells, and then again to show them later on.
needylist's whole concept s just amazing though. i even use it with my warlock to simplify casting unending breath and detect invisibility :D
but yeah, it is in need of being aced, or atleast being optimized. it takes more resources than it should.
Needy list isn't abandoned, I made a few feature requests and among others a little optimization, he was apparantly considering rewriting it from groun up during christmas vacation. Otherwise he seems to lack time in order to meet peoples requests .