I'll be honest, I never bother with the target indicator in Grid - usually my mouse is still over it. :) If there's an option for highlighting the frame, move the target indicator to highlight, and leave healing-reduced and low-mana on the border.
PoM tracking is slightly more important to me - I raid as a Holy priest, in a guild that has a surfeit of healing priests (3 of our 7 raid-capable healers are priests), and so there can be several PoM's bouncing around. Since a target can only have 1 PoM on them at a time, I have to know who has it so I don't waste time targetting and casting on them. :) I'd prefer to have it on it's own indicator - I suggest side-right for it.
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Apr 6, 2009Personally, I'd like to see the "healing-reduced" moved to common for all healers - it's something every direct healer really really wants to know. There's so many debuffs that cause it, that I never added it to my own Grid (yes, I was being lazy :)), but it's really good info to know.Posted in: Grid & Grid2
Apr 4, 2009In that case, just count me as a vote in favor of the "simple" and "advanced" config idea - anything that lets me ignore the presets, yet also allows Joe Schmoe to get to presets easily and not be bothered by the advanced config. :)Posted in: Grid & Grid2
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Apr 3, 2009Azathoth, just because you as an addon designer don't believe something to be complicated, doesn't mean Joe Schmoe Addon User won't. Nobody actually IN this conversation is a Joe Schmoe. We have trouble thinking like he does. When it comes down to it, hiding as much from config from THAT guy as possible is a Good Thing. A 1-3 presets per spec idea is okay for him - as long as he doesn't have access to the full config as well.Posted in: Grid & Grid2
Where you start to confuse Joe Schmoe is when you drop him into something with a million checkboxes and buttons. I think you'd also annoy a lot of the power users. Heck, personally, I'd grumble about having to click a popup before I got into the meat of the config. If you give Joe Schmoe easy presets before-hand and THEN drop him into a full config mode, he gets confused about what the heck he's doing.
Time for a segue. The final statement in my first paragraph brought a thought to my mind. Multiple config methods. Method 1, the Joe Schmoe "I Haz Addonz!" version, is the version you're championing - multiple presets per spec. Method 2 would be the full normal config. Activating Method 2 would be either by the existance of an optional addon for config (not a good method, but workable, I think), OR by ticking an "Advanced Configuration" checkbox in the base config.
Base Config would have information for scale, textures, colors, fonts, height/width, alpha, borders, etc - just not setup of indicators and statuses. There would also be the standard "Enabled" checkbox, an "Advanced Config" box, and a button for "Select your Preset" or something of that nature.
The Advanced Config would be complete and transparent configuration of statuses and indicators, just like what you have now. This would allow both Joe Schmoe and Addon Poweruser to use the configuration method that best suits them. :)
I know, I know, you've already written the config UI. I was just tossing out a concept that would, hopefully, allow both the "Multiple Presets" and "Complete Config" concepts to fit together without unduly annoying either set of users.
Mar 31, 2009I'm actually with Phanx on this. For each class/spec (all 30 of them) figure out what the "average" person wants to see. For example, find out what the average Holy Priest wants to see. Build that setup, and use it as the Holy Priest default.Posted in: Grid & Grid2
However, there shouldn't be "Holy Priest Empty", "Holy Priest Lite", and "Holy Priest OMGWTFBBQ!!111". Just "Holy Priest". Otherwise, you're adding, not subtracting, a level of configuration complexity to what is historically a very complex addon to configure.
If you're trying to make it user friendly, each class/spec combo should have one default preset. Just one. Make it easy for them to add or remove statuses/indicators.
The idea of "Lite", "Medium", and "Jumbo" presets may sound really cool as a design concept, and I've written programs that use something similar, but as a user (and as "The Grid Guy" for my guild, helping all the resto druids, resto shammies, holy pallies, and disc/holy priests set up THEIR Grids) PLEASE do not go that route. It would just be a configuration pain for the end-user and the end-user's friendly addon guru.
Now to go on and tell you what I use in my Holy Priest's Grid setup.
2) Magic Debuff / Disease (hidden if Abolish is on the unit) (blue / brown color diff.)
3) Prayer of Mending (different colors for mine and other, as I raid with 2 disc priests)
5) Weakened Soul
6) Low Mana (25% threshold)
That's it, as a raiding holy priest who is a guild officer/raid leader.
When I go Shadow, I use even less indicators. :)
2) Magic Debuff / Disease (hidden if Abolish) (color differentiates)
3) Weakened Soul
4) Low Mana (25% Threshold)
Mar 31, 2009There is a slight issue with Blizzard's code at the moment - if you pay attention in cities, you'll occasionally see players running around named "Unknown". Their name isn't unknown - WoW just isn't providing all the info all the time. I saw some more details on this somewhere else, but I don't remember where.Posted in: Unit Frames
This would cause the "party1" and "unknown" issues with pitbull. :) (I get the same error with PB3, and with the default Blizz UF's).
Mar 13, 2009For those talking about AzCastBar. I use it, with the "Flight" and "Swing" bar addons. That replicates most of the Quartz functionality. I don't know of any addon that does the Tradeskill Merge, sadly. I replaced the GCD spark with NefGCD, which is a nice independent GCD spark addon. I put it to the same width as my player castbar, and just sorta tucked it against the bottom of the player castbar in ACB, to duplicate the layout.Posted in: General AddOns
Mar 6, 20091) UF frames can't be created/destroyed while in combat. The problem is, Pitbull isn't caching the frame creation to go into effect after combat, so the frame never gets created.Posted in: AddOn HELP!
2) Blizzard reports weird numbers sometimes. I've been "dead" and still showing as having 12 HP and 216 mana. While I'm a ghost running back in. :)
Feb 17, 2009Elsia, first, I have to say, thank you for Recount. It helps a great deal when trying to figure out what's going wrong - or right. :)Posted in: General AddOns
My only request is one of graphical configuration. Would it be possible to get the option to set the bars to use a single color, and have the player names be colored by class? Recount is the only addon in my UI where I can't turn off class-colored bars, and so it's the only one still using them. :)
Feb 12, 2009@IshtaraPosted in: General Chat
I've gotta say, your UI's are gorgeous. I think I do fairly well, and then I see whatever your newest WIP is, and I always end up thinking, "Damn. Wish mine looked half that good." :)
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