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HoT Tracking

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MNWolf
02.14.2013 , 09:22 AM | #1
Hello!

I'm pretty new to healing, and am enjoying my lowbie scoundrel. I'm only level 21, but just got Slow Release Med Pack and have been playing around with it to add into my rotation. I get the principle behind it, behind keeping it rolling, but have one big problem so far:

I can't see the darn thing in my group's frame. (I use the operation-style frames.) It's just too small, and gets bounced around with all the other buffs rolling around on the person.

I'm sure there are work-arounds with this, like just getting an internal sense of timing, or counting it out, or using SRMP on myself first and then refreshing others when mine is about to go off cooldown, but it seems unnecessary (especially if energy is at a premium and I don't want or need to SRMP myself in a certain scenario) and I'm sure there's some way to increase the size of the HoT icon in op frames that I'm just missing.

Any help here is much appreciated. If you have a picture or video of your op-style UI as you're tracking HoTs, that'd be awesome too.

Thanks!

EDIT: This isn't exactly the same, but related: is there a way to pull out specific buffs to watch them? I'm thinking of course of Upper Hand. It's not nearly as big an issue right now as HoT tracking, but would be great to not have to hunt for it among my other buffs to constantly check its stacks.

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Lightning_
02.15.2013 , 03:40 AM | #2
I always start SRMP cycle from myself, and then memorize the order I applied it to other group members. This way it's possible to time next cycle perfectly without wasting any time on premature refreshing. I don't know of any better way.
Actually, I think that having SRMP on myself is quite useful. Ofc I play a lot of PvP where it's a must have, but in PvE it's quite handy too because in most FPs and Ops healer does take some damage anyway.

As for customizing buff/debuff bar in the UI, this feaure has been requested time and time again, but ofc with no recognition by BW. Atm it's a mess and proper cleansing is extremely hard.

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Helig
02.15.2013 , 04:14 AM | #3
My experience tells me that keeping rolling SRMP on the entire group is more trouble than it's worth. Keep 1-2 targets HoTed, top everything else with UWM. Worked like a charm for me.

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rashawty
02.15.2013 , 06:49 AM | #4
My solution to this is focus targeting the tank. I positioned it centerish on my screen and made it as large as possible. It's not a perfect solution but at least i can keep track of his HoT's no matter who I am currently targeted on and i can use his HoT icon as a timer for everyone else.
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MNWolf
02.15.2013 , 08:44 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by rashawty View Post
My solution to this is focus targeting the tank. I positioned it centerish on my screen and made it as large as possible. It's not a perfect solution but at least i can keep track of his HoT's no matter who I am currently targeted on and i can use his HoT icon as a timer for everyone else.
Excellent! I'll give that a shot. Would you mind posting a screenshot to see how you mesh that with your op frames positioning?

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jjmartin
02.15.2013 , 11:58 AM | #6
I built a small (and crude) device using parts from Arduino that flashes a light every 10 seconds. Clip it to your monitor and it's a good reminder to refresh your HoTs.

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ButteredSoul
02.28.2013 , 04:08 PM | #7
You know there's a failing in a game's interface when somebody has to do this :

Quote: Originally Posted by jjmartin View Post
I built a small (and crude) device using parts from Arduino that flashes a light every 10 seconds. Clip it to your monitor and it's a good reminder to refresh your HoTs.

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jjmartin
02.28.2013 , 11:01 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ButteredSoul View Post
You know there's a failing in a game's interface when somebody has to do this :
Very true! Add to my gripes that if there's multiple stacks of SRM on someone - you can't tell which are yours.

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FrogSkin
03.01.2013 , 07:07 PM | #9
Good news. It 2.0 and on PTS now, you can adjust the size of the debuffs.

So in the UI editor on the operation frames there a setting specific to the debuffs bar. You can increase the size and height.

Its bloody awesome because you can now clearly see the debuff icons and make them out.