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4-29-2010 @ 3:21PM
Nice post. I have used ClassTimers for a while now and they work well. Has whitelists/blacklists, pet/target/player/etc. What is the reason why I would switch from that to NTK?
4-29-2010 @ 4:13PM
Truthfully, this is only for stuff you want to track, such as procs. On my rogue i have it set up to track Envenom, Deadly Poison, Hunger For Blood, Slice and Dice and ToT. This isn't a buff bar. This is more of a CD tracker, or a proc tracker, or something like that. It doesn't just track whatever, it only tracks specific things.
4-29-2010 @ 4:18PM
The great thing about NeedToKnow that I liked is the way you specifically show ONLY the things you Need To Know. A lot of class timers have a lot of extra information that is more cluttered than I'd like it to be. Thanks to NeedToKnow, I'm managing my kittie dps and putting out numbers that are actually close to RAWR's theoretical highs in my gear.The set-up-yourself part also forces you to know the intricacies of your class.For example, in order to put out top dps as kittie, I have a split second to decide what abilities I want to use. I need to know 1) How much time left on Savage Roar2) How much time left on Rip3) How much time left on Rake4) How much time left on Mangle (Cat), Mangle (Bear), or Trauma5) How much time left on proc internal cooldowns6) What procs are currently active for how long7) Do I have HysteriaThanks to a mix of PowerAura and NeedToKnow, I can keep track of this relatively easily to make split second decisions on when to do what.
4-29-2010 @ 8:17PM
@Tayla, EyhkClassTimer (which Toran just mentioned) does that same thing very neatly. It only watches buffs, debuffs, and procs specific to your class, or custom ones (like from weapons or other classes). They can each be turned on and off. ClassTimer only tracks specific things as well; it does not track every buff.So basically what I'm saying is that you did not answer the question of why Toran or I would want to switch from ClassTimer to NeedToKnow.Sorry if this comes off like a jerk, but can you or someone else please clarify the differences here for us?
4-29-2010 @ 8:23PM
> Sorry if this comes off like a jerk, but can you or someone else please clarify the differences here for us?One difference is that ClassTimer's bars move so that stay in a compact group, while NeedToKnow's bars stay in place so that you always know where to look to find the time left on something specific.
4-29-2010 @ 8:38PM
I suppose that's valid, although ClassTimer does have a "sticky" function where, if you wish, you can place each timer separately. Perhaps it isn't as effective as using NeedToKnow.
4-30-2010 @ 1:08PM
- Visual Cast time (overlay an indicator, for example, when you need to start casting lava burst so it will land before the flame shock falls off)- Auto shot timer- Can track both stacks of Berserking if dual-weilding the enchant- Bars don't ever move- Can indicate the *lack* of a buff/debuff (by blinking the bar)- Has to be set up from scratch; no per-class presets like ClassTimer- Supports totems, temporary weapon imbues (Flametongue weapon), buffs, debuffs, internal cds, spell/item cds
4-30-2010 @ 2:49PM
Also, being able to set bars to expire at the same speed so it's obvious which expires first, even if one is a 30 second timer and the other a 15 second timer. (Otherwise, a 30 second bar with 10 seconds left is shorter than a 15 second bar with 8 seconds left.) This is actually what got me using NeedToKnow in the first place, for feral druid.
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