Hello everyone. I'm transitioning over from CTRA and BossMods to an Ace2 based framework right now. I've read the Raiding with Ace Addons page, but still have a few questions over what I need to ensure that I have compatible and equivalent CTRA functionality. This is what I'm looking at so far
oRA2- I know this is the basic replacement for CTRA, sans raid frames.
XRaidStatus - Not really familiar with this functionality, but it looks like it could be useful.
ag_UF - If I'm correct, I don't need any other raid frames like grid or perfect raid, because AG_UF has raid frames built in, right?
Target Management - not sure what to get here. Can MT/MAs and the like still be set in basic oRA2 at the current version, or do I need something else?
Boss Mods - Got BigWigs and LittleWigs.
Res and Emergancy Mon - built into oRA2, right?
Healing and cleansing - Better to pick Decursive? Or Detox?
ag_UF does have raid frames, but for me personally, nothing beats grid; incredibly compact and functional, just takes a little work to set up.
oRA2 has target management frames, as well as res monitor. It does not have an emergency monitor.
Finally for cleansing I suggest a combination of Grid and Clique (not ace2). Clique is a click casting mod that works with Grid and many other unit frame mods. Set up grid to highlight debuffed frames and then set up clique to bind your cleanse spells to a mouseclick or mouseclick + keystroke combination.
Yeah, if all you're wanting is to set up a few key binds for spells and it doesn't matter much to separate them out by friendly/hostile, then just use Click2Cast. It's a lot simpler to set up, imo, though Clique is nice in that it can do so much more. If you don't want to go for Grid and click casting, then my money's on Decursive. In addition to the live list, it will give you MUF's (mini unit frames) on your screen - little squares for each person in your raid. If it lights up red, left-click it. If it lights up blue, right-click it. No further brain processing needed. ;)
Grid is way better than any other RaidFrames, no need for decursive then aswell, just get GridAlert and let it make DING! when somebody has a debuff you can cure and in combination with a Clickcast addon you cure as fast as with Decursive. For classes with 2 cleanse spells you simply let Grid show the background in different color(Magic=Blue and Disease=green) orso to know what they have.
XRaidStatus isnt really needed for any class besides Pullers and the RaidLeader tbh... It just has statistics about your raid that drag away your attention from the screen if you arent in need of this Information.
What i would suggest for Druid/Priest/Mage is to get CorkFu. Makes buffing alot easier and saves alot of stupid questions for buffs.
And ontop CorkFu can cast the buffs on the list by using the '/click CorkFuFrame' slash command :)
And XRS can cast the needed buffs by clicking on the respective buff icons ;) AFAIK there is nothing CurkFu does that XRS doesn't also do, with the addition of raid status monitoring. Just use what fits your particular need.