Still very much WIP but I'm trying to come up with new ways to display CDs around my unitframes...
There's 3 things I changed mainly:
- I realised I didn't need to have my action bars (the ones I had at the bottom) displayed during fights so they are now hidden upon entering combat. This gave me the space to make my forte CD bar a bit bigger.
- I also decided that it was useless to display one's full character frame as a healer (including your name, health etc.) because one can already see most of that information on the raid frames so I turned my character frame into a big mana bar which you can see below the holy power bar and which allows for better mana management (for me at least)
- Finally, I realised that during progression fights, no fancy set of Power Auras beats a good old icon in terms knowing extremely fast which CDs you have available, what's the remaining CD on your main abilities etc.
So I build 3 sets of dynamic groups with Weak Auras (mana CDs, directly linked to my mana bar, Power CDs on the right side of the unit frame and Defensive CDs on the left side) which allow for such an icon display. What you'll notice is that the icons dynamically reposition themselves so that available CDs are always displayed closest to the unit frames, which I find cool =D and really helpful in knowing at a glance what CDs I have available
For examples of how dynamic repositioning works in the video, you can watch around 1'15'' when i use Divine Plea + Arcane torrent or towards the end of the video when I use a lot of CDs + some abilities come out of CD.
Constructive feedback welcome as always =)