Thank you ^^^
Thank you ^^^
When a wild forum troll appears
Here's an idea I'm playing with for tracking DOTs/Cooldowns/etc. in a relatively compact way. The Cast bar/icon section is Weak Auras. Some interesting things:
I think with a little bit of effort you could probably create of set of auras that guided you towards a "near optimum" play style for any class. There will always be tricks to improve DPS, like delaying the use of a cooldown for a burn phase, but over time you could probably write all of that in. Such a set of aurs would be valuable for new players learning how to play a class or experts who sometimes fail to pay attention to absolutely everything going on in a complex encounter. So far as I can tell I wouldn't be able to create a setup like this using Power Auras Classic 4.x but it may be possible when PAC5 is finally ready for general use.
- Display "duration remaining" on DOTs as the number of ticks remaining rather than seconds. The reasoning is time between ticks varies with haste, but you always want to recast a DOT (at least as a priest) when there is one tick remaining. Simplifying the display in this manner makes the information easier to parse. "On the left hand side? Cast it. On the right hand side? Everything is fine (but you can easily check the status of cooldowns/dots/etc if needed).
- Display "dependent" information on icons. For example the damage of mind blast is largely determined by the number of shadow orbs that are up. Displaying the count of that buff on the mind blast icon is valuable, it saves space you might waste displaying the number of orbs you have (on their own, shadow orbs are basically useless). See also archangel vs evangelism stacks
- Prioritize the icons according to when they should be cast. Just because mindblast is off cooldown doesn't mean you want to use it (ie, you'd delay it to recast VT/SWP/DP unless you had a shadow orb and did not have empowered shadow
The above is more of a proof-of-concept than something I'd be switching to right now, but I think there are promising ideas here. Maybe somebody else will take something from it or inspire me to improve the idea.
Last edited by evn; 2011-09-11 at 10:06 PM.
Is this ui available somewhere online? I woud love to have it (the ui from tinyscout) great cata look.
if im not wrong redtusk is using Elvui or some tukui derivative. Looks like a lot like mine.
Last edited by Treeston; 2011-09-14 at 06:07 AM.
Almost where I want it. I have't figured out a way to get rid of the Aura's on oufSlim and just them set very small. Capping, I can't get outlines to work on that. Phanxchat is fine, mostly, I just can't get the font sizing to work, thus the mismatched font, its the only one that isn't giant or so small I can't read it.
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