Hey everyone, we're back! As part of a series of posts detailing your new Wrath Raiding Experience (tm?), we have a few addon requirements for TRI. The officers have all discussed these at great length, and feel that these mods are both hugely beneficial to individuals and the raid as a whole, as well as lightweight enough to be viable for anyone's system. Your officers will be more than willing to assist you with any issues you have with finding, installing, and troubleshooting these addons, but they are required.You will not be allowed in the raid without these addons.
Tank frames, as well as allowing your officers to spy on you!
Timers and warnings for all the various forms of fuckery a boss can throw at you.
UnitFrames (only one
of these is required):
Make everything shiny! Also makes getting rid of debuffs easier, see incoming heals from other healers, etc.
1. Are those the only acceptable unit frames? I have a pretty highly customized UI but I use perl classic instead of any of those you've listed. Is it missing something major? Always interested in mod updates, but don't particularly care to spend time trying on my own when I could be grinding endless fire elementals for eternals (okay, maybe that last part was a lie).
2. Most of these make plenty of sense, but I would like to ask why Deadly Boss Mods isn't included? It has always seemed more accurate than BigWigs to me when I've been wavering back and forth between them and tends to be more efficient (on my system, anyway). Is it just a "uniformity" issue where Bigwigs communicates with others using it? In that case, no problem. I can switch easily enough.
3. What "spying" functionality from oRA2 is needed? As a tank, I have just rolled with Main Assist and some trickery through perl, quartz and others, and it does everything I need to do. It may also do everything you need it to do- hard to say without some elaboration. Reason I ask is that I've had some issues with oRA in the past resulting in some major performance degradation. I'm not entirely sure why- my computer doesn't like Postmaster either, for example, and used to lag down to 2 frames per second when it would give "mail delivered to X" spam which caused no ill effects at all on a computer 3' away. Haven't tried either since my most recent rebuild- and am not opposed to doing so- just voicing concerns from the past in case it acts up again
(which it shouldn't, I think most of the issues I had in the past were due to threading issues with a kinda obsolete processor).
Not trying to be contrary, I'm mostly just asking: There are other mods that do a lot of these things, what all is needed that makes these the "required" choices and is a substitute acceptable?