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11-02-2010 @ 4:46PM
Why does everyone use Tidy Plates? It's so ugly and no matter how you touch up your UI, it always looks out of place to me. I used it again briefly when 4.0.1 dropped and the standard name plates were bugged. But I dumped it again asap.Is there some incredible functionality to Tidy Plates that I'm missing?
11-02-2010 @ 4:58PM
I tank and use TP to help me keep an eye on the mobs to see if I am ok on aggro on all of them. It can also show an icon next to a mob's healthbar showing what role a mob has aggro on if it's not me. So if I see a shield there I know my co-tank has it and all is well. It also can be made to show debuffs.When I dps, it's nice to see at a glance which mobs need dots reapplied. Or which mobs I can safely attack as they're firmly latched on a tank.
11-02-2010 @ 5:04PM
Recently as of 4.0.1 they seem to have added a bit of tidy plates functionality into the default nameplates, but prior to this patch -- tidy plates was included in -the- standard for tanking add ons. Largely because tidy-plates took nameplates, and omen and added them together -- as you start to lose aggro on a particular mob, the name plate will grow bigger, and change color so it's easy to spot which one you're losing aggro on and grab it back quickly. Omen tends to only work on whatever mob you have targeted, tidy plates would work on every target you had targeted. DPS found it helpful as i was a visual cue to switch targets if they were getting it too mad at them, and healers would use it to realize if they needed to pop fade, etc.While I agree with you, it's ugly -- nothing has been able to beat it's functionality, not even the improved name plates/changes in 4.0.1
11-02-2010 @ 5:29PM
Yeah, Omen only shows threat values on your current. But the standard nameplates actually do change color when someone start to ride you on threat. They go from solid red to a yellow border. I can see how combining functionality into one simple bar could be super useful though. And honestly, I didn't spend a great deal of time trying to customize Tidy Plates. Maybe I'll give it another whirl in the next couple weeks.
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