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7-14-2010 @ 8:09PM
I used Recount and Omen together forever. Then a friend of mine talked me into using Skada simply because it takes up less screen real estate (something I'm always big on) ... I love it. I will never look back!!
7-14-2010 @ 8:22PM
I agree. I love mode switching. Two functions in one window: threat in combat, dps after combat.
7-14-2010 @ 9:10PM
i'm using skada too. overall, love it. sometimes it doesn't keep track for me, though, and i can't figure out why.
7-14-2010 @ 10:45PM
I, too, am a Skada convert. It is infinitely nicer, in my honest opinion, and I love the paging it does between threat during fights and DPS done after it is finished. The only thing I -do- miss about Recount is that Skada does not allow you to see just what people are doing to create the numbers they are. So if you have some ridiculously low DPS output by someone, you can't click their bar and be all "Oh, that explains it. They're only doing auto attack with the occasional *insert move here*".None the less, Skada is my preferred mod. Lightweight, does the job of two other mods, and simplistic.
7-14-2010 @ 11:23PM
Actually, if you go to damage done instead on dps, you can click on the bar and see what abilities they are doing, but for some reason this dose not work for dps mode.
7-15-2010 @ 12:43AM
frank. it won't work if combat log isn't working. One thing this spotlight doesn't cover is a nasty combat log bug that dates backk to 2.x wow. if combat log breaks, so do all of your mods that depend on it, like recount/skada, boss mods, etc..http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info16001-CombatLogFix.html is a key addon for this problem.
7-15-2010 @ 3:13AM
I used DiamondThreatMeter for the longest time, but then switched to Skada for the threat/dps meter in one. The only thing I miss though, is that DTM does a big warning with a magnified threat bar showing how close you are to the tank when you go over a certain threshold. With Skada, I have to keep an eye on it since it doesn't alert me.
7-15-2010 @ 6:22AM
They don't need to take much screen space.I set up Recount to hide in combat, and Omen to hide out of combat, so I only need one place for both.
7-15-2010 @ 8:12AM
I use Recount and Omen but I have them set up on top of each other so Omen shows in combat and recount show out of combat. But I might have to try Skada since it is one addon instead of two. I do love how Omen gives me a DBM style warning when I pass a set threshold of threat
7-15-2010 @ 9:51AM
@Eyhk I believe Skada has an option to flash your screen red if your threat goes above a certain threshold, like Omen does.
7-15-2010 @ 12:34PM
I use Skada LONG time, because... well it is simple and minimalistic, but since I start hardcore raiding hard modes, I have find huge differences between Recount and Skada, mainly in the healing rating, Skada almost completely forgot the druid and priest mitigation abilities.
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