Daylight savings time is evil and stupid. I just don’t care. God, it’s so early. I hate everything. /emo
Anyways, tonight I’ll be stress testing an interesting little setup I created the other night- a pair of Power Auras string sets that will tell you what buffs you are missing and what debuffs your unfriendly target is missing. I am keeping it to hunter only ones, so while spell damage is in there, spell crit is not.
Right now, it’s all set up incorrectly- I have it testing my character by name, and that won’t help many of you. I’ve found how to make it work for anyone, however, so I’ll make these changes tonight, and double check its accuracy in tonight’s raid. This should be very useful if you find yourself wandering in and out of range of valuable buffs, as well as alerting your raid leaders about potential debuffs they could stack to make things easier.
So in terms of UI placement, I put the missing buffs just under where the minimap goes in the default UI- top right of the screen. The quest tracking goes there by default, so I assume many people will have that spot empty. All you need to do to clear it for use is to go into your options, and change it so that your quest tracker no longer tracks quests by default. That or minimize the quest objectives every time you zone or reload your UI.
The debuffs go right in the center of the page- about an inch higher than your character’s head, usually. That one was a little riskier, because a lot of people use that real-estate for heads up info that they need to see while running out of fires. Luckily, the debuffs list is so much shorter than the buff list that if you really can’t use this positioning, you can move them somewhere more convenient with a minimum of time. As it is, I’ve fit them together quite nicely, where the armor debuffs are on the right, judgements are on the left, and bleed/magic debuffs (etc) are in the center and slightly larger.
Stay tuned- as soon as I fix any typos and stress test this in a real 25 raid, I’ll post the strings here.