Jan 12th 2012 5:22PM
Blizz takes into account if you are a tank and roll on tank gear, or if you are a healer and roll on heal gear. That's fine and dandy.
But Blizz does NOT distinguish between RDPS and MDPS.
In last night's raid, I ran my mage, and a sweet RDPS trinket drops - it's got intellect on it.
But the feral druid won it. I think Blizzard needs to further differentiate between casters and melee DPS - there are FOUR roles not three.
A feral druid should never be able to win a trinket with intellect on it when there are casters rolling against them - there were 4 mages, 2 warlocks, 3 shadow priests and one or two boomkins too.
Whatever, I'll try again next week. lame
Dec 11th 2011 4:38PM Vanilla: Blackfathom Deeps
Burning Crusade: Magister's Terrace
Wrath of the Lich King: Culling of Stratholme
Cataclysm: Well of Eternity
Dec 6th 2010 4:39PM Yaay - mount!
May 26th 2009 1:05PM I couldn't find the "reply to" on your post, so i will reply here - Yes there is.
You can set up NTK or TWM to track any cooldown, buff, debuff - OR - lack of buff, debuff, etc. You can also select for it to show whenever it is missing or whenever it is present. This is great if you are a holy paladin and want something tracking your beacons.
You will click on the small box and select to choose what ability you want to track.
Type in the name of the buff you want to watch.
Then select what it is (buff); then select it's on the target.
That'll do it. If you use NTK it will ask you choose a color for the timer bar. If you use TMW you will get it's actual in-game icon.
The good news is - it will track anything that you tell it to. The bad news is, it's manual; you have to tell these addons what to track; which is why I chose them - I only want to know the things (in a raid, for example) which are important to me.
For PVP, if you want something like this, but have something more automatic, where you don't have to type in these buffs to watch, try Gladius:
May 25th 2009 2:33PM @peagle - Make sure you have the correct unit set up. Hot Streak tracks the player. Shadow Mastery procs on the target. You need to choose the correct unit.
While this add-on has a lot of eye candy factor, I find it hard to set up and the special effects used unintuitive. The eye candy is neat, but doesn't match the blizzard buffs I've grown to rely on over the years. It's almost like random new stuff to have to re-learn.
What I use, which uses the standard WOW icons and allows you a much easier install are NeedToKnow or TellMeWhen.
These put either a class-timer bar (NeedToKnow) or an icon (TellMeWhen) up to track these events on different units.
Both seemed to be written by the same guy, and they use the same techniques to show it. So learn one, and you learn both. The best part is - you can track you, your target, your focus, and more; you can target buffs, debuffs, cooldowns, weapon procs, and more.
I got NTK and TMW up and running in minutes and telling me valuable information. From the several YouTube videos out there, I see a LOT of rather long intensive tutorials on PowerAuras. I think that if you were using this already, you'd love the update. I think if you are new to these mods, or just lazy like me, you'd prefer the addons I mentioned.
Check them out: