Here is a look on how mine looks on stone guards
As you can see the boss frames pop up just perfect with pitbull if you are willing to take the 5 mins to do the following :
Hope this gets you what you want out of your UI
Thats mine, after going back and forth with some different concepts i found that at least for my Paladin theres no need for unitframe addons
Most of it is scripts which i collected, edited and put into an addon.
You can see Skada and TSM of course, both i disable for raiding so the only addon i have left is holytrinity which is awesomely lightweight for all the juicy functionality its offering.
Its gonna need a lot of polish and tomorrow im gonna code some more notification icons, hide buffs with long durations and some other stuff iv got in my mind (after i figured how to code it light on the cpu).
Last edited by Treeston; 2012-11-26 at 07:35 PM.
Make sure you upvalue all the functions you need at the start of your file. Never create tables in OnUpdate - recycle them.
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thx for the info, i appreciate it and if im hitting a wall i know who to spam with the question.Throttle the OnUpdate appropriately. For buff icons, 10 runs per second should be appropriate. More runs means even more accurate timers at the cost of even more CPU usage.
Yeah i hate it if people doesnt reuse stuff but simply write it down every time again...i remember a project for a simple check figure´s moving options and somebody i knew wrote like 300lines of code on a 30lines matterNever create tables in OnUpdate - recycle them.
Looking at many WOL you can see many mages are still holding on for that golden ignite to try and get a big combust but with the new 45s cd on it just use it when you can and gogogo... seeing 2 used in 7 - 8 min fights is just disheartning!
Ignite is not hard to track and combustion is certainly not hard to use, even without combat text (as long as you know what you're doing. Which I assure you, I do).
Besides this being off topic regarding the thread subject, I would rather not have to read about how I lack in performance in raids.
I have to work in DBM's positioning and Boss frames a little. I had to separate ExtraButton because of the shadows blocking the "CD tracker", I might try to add some Cooldown Bar to that.
You can see the right bar with trash disapearing when the combat starts
Also quite transparent MSBT.
Also it's allowed me to see things which you've improved on, and things which I like the way they are.
I like the sparkly icon alerting you to use Invocation, and I prefer the positioning of your Invocation timer (above the center of the focus frame, rather than above the right edge)
One thing that stuck out though: dbm covering the buffs in the top right corner. Tssk tssk! :P
Also I know your pain with the extra action button: http://screencast.com/t/sfbvZCsHyhJ7
For some reason I've been ignoring it an not moving it haha. Will move it when I can be bothered :')
Last edited by Pixil; 2012-11-27 at 01:02 AM.
That said, my point still stands. There is no way to see if pyro crit or not, so you have no idea if the ignite damage pool is small (from only a IB crit), or big (from chain pyro crits), meaning that you wont be able to use combustion efficiently.
I'm sure it wont be hard to add something to track ignite without changing the usability or style of the UI (eg. MyBigIgnite).
Of course, how optimally you want to play is entirely up to you.