sorry that I've been moving back to NECB beta few days ago since I've got overwhelmed by pages and pages detected spells which make settings is a pain rather than ease of game playing. (Especially with a Mage character who can steal spells and buffs)
Maybe detected spells set up could be simplify with better GUI, since the dropdown menu might not quite suitable to handle finding a particular spell from hundreds of detected spell for setting it up.
What i mean is, when you have got all the spells you want to detect, like after you spellsteal the mage at illidari council or gruul or whatever. You can then disable detection so you dont get more. (It will still track those spells you have already detected).
I switch while remove inactive spell didn't work. Those spells was detected within a few days after installation and while I am doing BG rushing.
So are you telling me that I should remember to disable detection before entering BG and instances? Some instances mobs and boss debuff or spells also counts in. Some are useful to keep while some are not. So why not make config spells more easier.
Also, keep in mind that many users will use UI without much fiddling around. And before they are clear that spells can get to hundreds, then will eventually know that disable detection is a must.
Config of the spells themselves is about as easy as it can get. What you said you dont like is the long list of spells, but how do you suggest i work around that? The way spellreminder was always intended to work was to adapt itself based on the spells it found you used. There was always going to be a lot of spells to maintain. I dont really see any way i can make it simpler.
I have level 70 warrior shaman priest hunter and a 63 mage. I play them all regularly and personally i havent had a problem with setting up spells, in fact once i have setup colours and groups for specific spells i found i could just leave all the config alone and never even look at it again.
Anyways, long and short is, i need some suggestions. In my eyes i cant make the config easier. If you think i can, please tell me how. I'm at a loss.
btw, if you use "remove inactive spells" you'll keep re-detecting those spells every time. Just mark spells as inactive then leave them as inactive and you wont keep having to re-configure those spells.
I am not intended to be picky, since the freedom of this addon could provide endless possibility to suit every needs. It can record any spells, buffs, debuffs, auras. what is need to make it improve for more flexible demands could be a larger GUI panel to work with detected spells and stuffs which can handle the database with ease.
Or routines to remember which processed spells which are stated as useless so the program will not detect it again.
I'll see what i can do about splitting buffs and debuffs into two categories.
Im not sure how to handle things like this:
Tier4 set bonus for warriors Revenge gives a buff on the warrior called "Revenge" (more damage on next ability)
Warrior talent gives a debuff on cast called "Revenge" (stun)
SR will only give one configuration option for this spell, and both occurances will use the same settings. Its very rare, but can happen.
For keeping the detect spell active, my idea of this is that what it recorded maybe useful if I fight that boss again another time with knowing when it's debuff will run out.
Or some dots I would like to track with. as you know, to collect all those dots spells will need some time. So keeping detect spell active is not a bad idea, when management is easy.
here is my suggestion of the dropdown menu layout
Detected Spells-> assign to group -------> User define group 1
-------> User define group 2
Groups----------> User define group 1 ---> assigned grouped spell 1
---> assigned grouped spell 2
User define group 2 ---> assigned grouped spell 1
---> assigned grouped spell 2
Create group----> (input define group name)
Once a detected spell is assigned to a group, it won't display in detected spells anymore.
I do think this will provides freedom of flexibility which suit any demands.