First off - I've seen "Buff Watching Addon" thread below and thought about posting there below but it's not quite what I had in mind really. I also asked on Elitist Jerks forum if an addon with this functionality already existed and got pointed to XRS. I also looked myself for an (ace or non-ace) addon. XRS is nice, but on the one hand it does much more than what I need and on the other hand it doesn?t do the thing I want the way I want.
Now what do I want:
I used to use RDX pre-TBC for my druid. One of the features I enjoyed about it was a custom window that showed all the names of the people in my party/raid and within buffing range that didn't have Gift or Mark of the Wild. When clicked on a particular name I buffed MotW to that person and the name disappeared from the list. If the list became empty, the whole frame was hidden until someone unbuffed came into buffing range.
Having a list means I can see that a buff is missing and who?s missing it on first glance. Hiding the whole list allows for having a rather large window at an prominent position of my UI without irritating me in normal gameplay when everyone should be buffed anyway. Both of which are features I wasn't able to reproduce with XRS.
I'm aware that such a list won't be possible in combat (at least changes to it) but I don't really mind about it in combat anyway. For all I care the window could and should be hidden in combat anyway even if there're still names on the list. Out of combat though everything I said should be easily doable.
I'd love if someone could do this small addon or point me to another addon that does the things I want it to. :)
I tried FuBar_CorkFu now, but it only showing which buffs are missing in a pretty unobtrusive way isn?t really helping that much. I still have to deliberately look at my foobar to see if I have to buff someone.
I?m missing that big eye-catching window in the middle of the screen that tells me "My MotW just run out, please buff me now!" while also giving me the means to just that and make it disappear again.
Well if I put it in a more noticable spot it?s propably gonna annoy me when I don?t need it (eg everyone is buffed).
The nice thing about my RDX solution was that it
a) Was very noticable when I needed it
b) easy to use to buff the people in need and
c) unobtrusive when I didn?t need it anymore
Tbh I prefer XRS over FuBar_CorkFu as it satisfies at least two of the above conditions.
Great, thanks again for all the hints - now with the addition of the macro it's almost the same functionality as with my old RDX window. Only thing I'm still missing is the exclusion of players currently out of my buffing range. Kind of annoying to have a big buff reminding window in the middle of the screen while I'm in Shattrath and the rest of the group is already waiting at the instance entrance in netherstorm (or the other way round). Is there another option I'm missing to accomplish that with CorkFu in its current state?
I'm using CorkFu this way for quite some time now and what is really annoying me is the fact that I can't filter by buffing range. Is there really no way to do this? And if not - is there a way contact the author with requests?