Staring at the action bar.

90 Human Paladin
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Despite having my key bindings set, I am finding myself staring at my action bar far to much. Usually I am waiting for an ability cool down to be up, or a proc to go off. Obviously as a tank this isn't good. What are my options to get my focus back to the middle of the screen? I know that some information is sent through the scrolling battle text, but I really don't think this helps. Thanks for your responses.
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87 Human Hunter
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You could always make a separate bar for your super important stuff like HotR/CS and Judgment and have them near the middle to keep your focus there. Forte Exorcist back in cata used to have a meter near the middle of your screen that would show you when every cooldown was up; it was pretty neat. I think it's still around
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100 Human Paladin
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I have the same issue since 5.2 broke my Power Auras alerts. Any good alternatives to Power Auras? I gave Weak Auras a try, but it's interface seemed very clunky to me. Any others worth trying?
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90 Human Paladin
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I have the same issue since 5.2 broke my Power Auras alerts. Any good alternatives to Power Auras? I gave Weak Auras a try, but it's interface seemed very clunky to me. Any others worth trying?


Tellmewhen works good for spell cooldowns... But I love weak auras
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I use the Mod MikScrollingBattle text. It has a window over your character that pops text and an image of the skill button that has just come off cool down. The mod is a lot more noticeable that the stock UI as it says, "Vanish Ready! *image of vanish button*" I don't tank but it's how I keep track of most of my cool downs. Not sure if that's what you're looking for, but hope it helps. Cheers.
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90 Worgen Druid
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- WeakAuras (Advanced setup, but you can always import strings which is quite easy/convenient)

- TellmeWhen (I'm not personally familiar with this one)

- ForteXorcist (Has a cooldown bar and can have icons pop up when they come off CD)

- Bartender4 (or another action bar mod) => move your bars to a more 'optimal' spot

I'm sure there are other options, but those are the ones I can think of. I use WeakAuras extensively.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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I have the same issue since 5.2 broke my Power Auras alerts. Any good alternatives to Power Auras? I gave Weak Auras a try, but it's interface seemed very clunky to me. Any others worth trying?

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info21531-PowerAurasClassicv4-MoPVersion.html
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86 Draenei Paladin
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I haven't used most of these but I do love TellMeWhen. It's super simple but powerful. You can do really basic stuff like just have it show and icon (and a number if you can't remember your keybind) when something is off cooldown. Or you can get more complicated, like for Ret I have TV show up when I'm A) at 3 or 4 HoPo and everything else is on cooldown, or B) when I am at 5 HoPo. And if I figured that out I'm sure there's a lot more you can actually do with it! You can put it anywhere on the screen too if you'd rather not have to look away from the middle
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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My Power Auras still work fine. Just check 'load out of date add ons'

I never look at my action bars thanks to power auras. Heck my action bars are set to go to transparent unless moused over. I have full attention to middle screen.

Now if I could just get blizz to work on tab targeting I would never have to click anything but a corpse to loot. Infuriates me when I have two mobs on me, and one 40 yards away, yet I toggle target once and I get the 40 yard mob.

I like Power Auras because there is a symbol in there that is a Jesus face. When I get three holy power I see Jesus :P
Edited by Crotalis on 3/12/2013 12:46 PM PDT
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