I think Weak Auras or TellMeWhen are better for tracking your buffs.
That isn't really helpful when the OP was clear about what they wanted, and it is possible to achieve what they want. They may be wrong, but they have the right to be wrong as long as they want.
Anyway, I want to second Tidy Plates. (Without Thread Plates, BTW, I think works better.) I use it to show my critical debuffs on target nameplates and it works well.
You will find that you need to mouseover or target things to track buffs effectively on them; this is an unfortunate limitation of WoW and nothing can do better than TP does at associating the nameplate and the actual unit.
I think i didn't explain enough what i want exactly.
I don't want to track debuffs on the nameplate but specific buffs that are on my character.
One example is "Slice and Dice" on my rogue. Its a buff on my character(not on my target) i want to keep up as much as possible so i want to track it comfortably.
Another example could be a trinket procc i want to track. "Did my trinket procc? Lets have a look at the nameplates. Yep there it is"
I know that there are plenty of addons that can track buffs but i want them attached to the nameplate because i'm looking there anyways :-P
I just installed Tidy Plates again and it doesn't seem to do what i want.
I can track enemy debuffs and buffs like a charm but not my own buffs :<
Last edited by turtlefreak; 2014-07-19 at 09:24 PM.
Yup you are right i want something like weak auras but with the option to anchor the icon to the enemy name plate of my target.
I know that is kind of special. Maybe its possible with weakauras custom code?
That just sounds really dodgy.
Having it on a nameplate which is very susceptible to movement and often not being visible seems really contradictory to the idea of maximising its visibility.
The other suggested ideas are way better.
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@modernist: Great addon but unfortunately i cant get it to show my buffs :<
@ComputerNerd: It would be more like another option. If the nameplate wasn't visible i could still look at my weakaura or my buffbar.
Like some people have dots on their nameplates and their unitframes.
Tidy Plates can definitely do that. I'm using this for tracking flame shock with my enha shaman. At the bottom of config window, there is whole section about buffs. You can specify exactly which buff you want to see and in which manner.
edit. Oh I didn't see you want to see buffs. That is such a strange idea that I automatically thought you want to see debuffs. I'm afraid there is no such addon. Best addon you can get for this is weakauras or something similar.