Curious if anyone knows a way to do this. I want to have the pet unit frames sized smaller than the main Grid player unitframes. If moving them out of the main layout is not possible, how about being able to simply adjust the height/width of pet frames?
I realize there are layout addons out there, but none of them can do this. All helpful answers are appreciated.
I'd hardly consider the inability to make pet frames smaller than player frames to be a deal-breaker, or worth the significant amount of additional code it would require to implement. Your call, though.
It is becoming debatable though. Blizzard has made pets pretty indestructible over time. The only healing I apply to pets these days is accidental aoe via wild growth and jumping t10 rejuves. De-emphasizing them is probably a good thing. Uhm ... not it!
Well, you could just not show pets... now that you mention it, I'll probably turn them off in my own UI. I've just had them shown for so long that it never occurred to me that it wasn't really useful anymore. I can't remember the last time I cast an actual heal on a pet, either, or saw one die in a way that heals would have prevented.
Alternatively, it would be trivial to write a plugin that activated a status if the unit was a pet; you could use it to reduce the opacity of pet frames.
Pets need to be shown. I just like the flexibility in an addon to adjust the size (thus importance) of the pet frame - and other frames. I know it really doesn't matter who uses what for their raid unit frames, but if Grid wants to keep users this level of customization should be offered.
I disagree, and I also do not really care if people use or not the addon I write or maintain. I care that it does what I want it to do. If you wanna change to any other raid frame that provide the "customization" you want, then be my guest.
Most authors write AddOns to scratch an itch particular to them, and release them on the offhand chance that other people will enjoy them. Making demands on how it should or should not work doesn't change the original intent of the author - it just pisses them off.
Yep. I accepted Pastamancer's request to head up maintenance on Grid because I love the addon and want to make sure it continues to work with future WoW patches and that bugs get fixed, not because I want to bolster my ego by having tons of people use an addon my name is attached to.
Requesting features is fine, but demanding that they be implemented and making ultimatums when you're told that they won't -- whether it's because the author doesn't feel they are useful at all, or because the author doesn't feel they are useful enough to warrant the amount of development time and added code complexity they would require -- is just silly. Different addons are different on purpose. What one author doesn't want in his addon, another author may think is a critical feature, or vice versa; in fact, these differences are often the very reason that new addons are written. If you don't like the features available in one addon, switching to a different addon is sometimes the best course of action.
Guys I never demanded anything. What I stated is my opinion. I've been around the game for a while and have respect for addon authors. All I was saying is that it might make the user base happier if there was a bit more flexibility in the layout. If that is touchy or if I worded it wrong, I apologize.