There are a few mods out there to help with assigning raid icons to targets, but what about to target by raid icon?
I was in Shattered Halls last night and there are several pulls of 5-6 elites. I was assigned crowd control for 2 mobs at a time, while also having to switch back and forth on the main kill target for dps. I found myself losing a lot of time just acquiring the correct targets. The mobs were grouped up enough that mouse-targetting was hard, and tab-cycling takes time. I used my focus frame for one of the mobs, but really wished I had a few more frames.
A mod that would help select targets by icon would be really useful. I looked through the wowwiki on macro functions, and didn't see anything that would allow you to target a specific raid icon.
It would be lovely if a mod could put up a set of frames for every mob that has an icon. It would have to do this before combat. Perhaps you would hit a button on the anchor point for the frames, and that would set the mod in motion. It would cycle through all the mobs in the vicinity, and if the mob had an icon assigned it would put up a unit frame for that mod. You would hit the "make frames" button after the icons were assigned and just before you entered combat. A nicety would be the ability to drag and drop the frames to change their order, so that you could arrange them in the kill order, for example.
1) raid icon changes during combat. Can't change the frames in combat, so if something new gets an icon you won't see it.
2) mod might make an incomplete set of frames because some of the mobs are out of range. I think you could get around this by increasing your tab-target distance before making the frames, and then return that distance to the default value. If that makes any sense.
Would anyone be interested in coding such a mod? If there are no takers, maybe I'll try to learn some lua and code it myself, if it seems doable.
Doesn't Banana Bar allow you to do something like that? It used to work well pre-TBC, but, and it may be a problem with the way I have it configured, it doesn't seem to be working so well for me post-TBC.