Grid Plugins for Atramedes and Chimaeron

Raiding is srs bzns.  While DBM and Bigwigs are good about letting you know raid stuff… sometimes you want those things in your raid frames.

Now, most times, GridStatusRaidDebuff will do the trick.  But sometimes you want more info.

GridStatusChimaeron

If you haven’t done Chimaeron yet, the short version is that 10k health is a big effin deal.  It’s a huge break point.  And Grid’s low health status works on a percentage of total health, not an actual number of HP left.  Setting “low health” at 10% is a sloppy approximation.

GridStatusChimaeron allows you to set a status for “below 10k health”.

Now, you can show the indicator for below 10k health however you want.

  • You can use an indicator (box) somewhere in the frame.
  • You can color the health bar hot pink.
  • You can color the border around the Grid Frame.
  • If you’re like me, you will set it up so that it shows health as a number somewhere on the frame (I used row 2 of center text).

Any of these options are fine.  Just make sure that it’s set at high enough priority so that it shows when necessary (mine is only superseded by death), and make sure it is noticeable.

Now, GridStatusRaidDebuff does have a sub-10k icon warning built in… but you might not have that plugin.  You might want an extra reminder.  This is just another option.

GridStatusAtramedes

How hawt is a sound indicator right in your raid frames? Oh it’s hawt.  Much better than a list off to the side.

First, you set your sound thresholds.  I don’t even have the sound indicator showing before 40%.  Then I have different colors to let me know when it goes over 60% and over (gulp) 80%.

Again…

  • You can use an indicator (box) somewhere in the frame.
  • You can color the health bar (I wouldn’t recommend this… too distracting).
  • You can color the border around the Grid Frame.
  • If you’re like me, you will set it up so that it shows health as a number somewhere on the frame (Again, I used row 2 of center text).

Just make sure that it’s set at high enough priority so that it shows when necessary, and that it’s shown in a way that is useful to you.

GridStatusRaidDebuff does NOT have any debuffs for sound that I’m aware of.

Also, this addon can also be used for Cho’Gall… which I haven’t gotten to yet.  I’ll let you know how that goes.

Comments

Grid Plugins for Atramedes and Chimaeron — 11 Comments

    • Hrm, but will doing that highlight if a person drops below a certain threshold? I haven’t done absolute health in a while, but maybe I should switch.

  1. Hmm, I should see if Vuhdo can do sound levels like that. I do like Vuhdo for Chimaeron too; it’s easy to set absolute health to display, and it puts a little tiny skull n crossbones icon on the frame of anyone who is under 10k health.

  2. I just have Grid show me whenever someone has the “Low Health” debuff, no joke. That’ll pop up whenever someone’s below 10k health, and I show it as the center icon. However… I am ASTOUNDED and totally in love with the idea of Grid showing me people’s sound/corruption!!! I’m sad I’ve already killed Atramedes for the week!

    Thanks for this post, as always. You are the queen of Grid. :D

    • I do use the “low health” debuff on gridstatusraiddebuff, and that’s primarily how I tell the person is under 10k. However, my fellow healer (who is the tank healer) says that it’s hard to tell if the MT is under 10k when the MT also has some other raid debuff (break?). This is a decent solution to that problem.

      The sound thing is just AWESOME, especially since it’s color-coded.

  3. I used Grid for the longest time but new plugins and additional features Grid has now, I think I will reconsider using it again, currently I am using Vudho – its still good and I have no problems with it. but since I am mostly dpsing now as a shadow priest I rarely heal now a days, having any raid frames in my interface works fine.

    • My Grid over Vuhdo thing is just personal preference. It gets people riled up, which is fun. If you’re comfortable with Vuhdo, there’s no reason to switch. The two are about the same in functionality, and serious (and good) healers use both. See the poll on World of Matticus.

  4. Zel how big are your raid frames anyway? If I was to put critical information in text on mine it would not be big enough to see… Mine are nice and long (so I can tell the difference between half-health and 2/3 health at a glance) but they are not tall at all, therefore rows of text is like… *squint* WUT?

    I display everything I can in terms of colors, icons, and borders. I love that Vuhdo lets me change display of different debuffs too… some color the target’s name (usually things I want to know about but can’t remove, like poison), some color the whole frame (usually things that are really critical – like Mangle on the tank in Magmaw, or that I can remove – like curses). And then things that are encounter specific are usually icons, like low health on Chimaeron or Red-Beam-of-Death on the trons.

    • Let me dig up a screenie. (I’m eventually going to post my UI to my “ui” page but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

      Here’s an old one, another old one but it shows the proportions (I am a creature of habit, so even though I’ve totally redone Grid since then, the frames are roughly the same size). I changed the aspect ratio of my screen using CT viewport, so i’m not obscuring anything in the “black bar” under my feet.

      • Hm, I think yours are slightly larger than mine, but not a whole lot.I think I could make mine bigger though… my UI was designed for allowing me to run the occasional 25 man (or with tweaking, a 40 man BG) so there’s extra room in the raid frames department that I really don’t need anymore.