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HuntBars

Version: 1.4.4
by: SBite [More]

A stack of bars (including Focus/CDs/Procs/Buffs) designed to help hunters optimize their DPS.

Description:

This is an addon that based on your current spec shows a frame with the most important abilities for this same spec. All information is shown as a bars that track these abilities. At some point (at procs mainly) bars may change the way they are tracking an ability (or even temporary change the ability they track) to inform you about important moments. The addon comes preconfigured and ready to use out-of-the-box but for those requiring higher degree of customization there are options to add custom bars that can track anything player sees fit, to rearrange bars order and amount or to remove any of the existing bars, including focus bar.

Focus bar is improved with a mark that shows the minimum amount needed for the active spec's main ability. This way the player can always prepare to have enough focus for when the ability is off cooldown. Focus bar color changes at the amount that one Arcane Shot can be fired and still enough focus will remain for spec's main ability. This optimizes DPS by showing what next shot should be the moments before main ability cooldown expires - one additional Arcane Shot if there will remain enough focus or wait for the main ability cooldown and use the ability.


Localization (need your help!):

You can add your translations or English corrections at CurseForge's localization tool. More info about localization can be found below (at the bottom of this description).

Recent and upcoming changes:
Recent:

  • 1.3.3: Added option to change bar names for the custom bars
  • 1.3.2a: Updated for Patch 4.2; Ace libraries updated
  • 1.3.1: Custom bars now track abilities not in player's spellbook; Added option to track (de)buffs not cast by your character
Upcoming:
  • Track internal cooldowns
  • Add more abilities in extended mode frame
  • Add CC timer bars - freezing/ice trap effect duration
Overview of the frames/bars:
General Info:
  • The frames can be moved with holding Shift+Ctrl+LeftMouseButton or by enabling Configuration mode
  • Hide Focus Bar only and leave all other bars visible
  • Show only Focus Bar and hide all other bars
  • Customize size/time/text/color/font/texture of the bars
  • Show/hide every ability tracking bar individually
  • Option to show the frames in combat only
  • Extended mode frame where additional(spec independent) abilities are tracked
Focus Bar Improvements:
  • Shaded minimal amount of focus equal to spec's main ability - Kill Command, Chimera Shot or Explosive Shot
  • The color changes when one Arcane Shot can be fired and the focus will remain above the shaded amount (i.e. you will still have enough for the main ability)
  • During Steady/Cobra Shot estimates the amount of focus at the end of the casting
Beast Mastery:
  • Improved Focus - Hunter resource meter bar
  • Frenzy - bar that shows pet's "Frenzy" stacks, on 5 stacks becomes red to remind about Focus Fire
  • Focus Fire - cooldown / duration
  • Kill Command - cooldown
  • Bestial Wrath - duration/cooldown
Marksmanship:
  • Improved Focus - Hunter resource meter bar
  • Chimera Shot - cooldown
  • Improved Steady Shot - buff's remaing time
  • Ready, Set, Aim... - stacks counting bar
  • Fire! - at 5 stacks "Ready, Set, Aim..." bar becomes red to show that "Aimed Shot" is free and instant cast
Survival:
  • Improved Focus - Hunter resource meter bar
  • Explosive Shot - cooldown/2sec debuff on "Lock and Load"
  • Lock and Load - when "Lock and Load" procs "Explosive Shot" bar becomes red and swaps from cooldown to 2sec debuff so player doesn't overlap Explosive Shots' DOT duration
  • Lock and Load - proc's internal cooldown, so player knows when to begin expecting next "Lock and Load"
  • Black Arrow - cooldown/debuff duration, both on the same bar (debuff is NYI)
Additional Bars (Extended Mode):
  • 3x Custom Bars - cooldown / buff on self / debuff(DOT) on target
  • Serpent Sting - DOT duration
  • Kill Shot - cooldown
  • Rapid Fire - cooldown/duration
If you think some other options or new features should be included in the addon or just noticed a bug, you can post comment below or fire a ticket on HuntBars at CurseForge.com

Translators are needed:

If you want to use the addon on your language (deDE, esES, frFR, ruRU, etc.) you can go to CurseForge's localization tool to translate few phrases (or more), you only need to understand written English. If you want your work credited please send me PM to add you as addon contributor. The translation page can be found on HuntBars localization at CurseForge.com.

Archived Files (15)
File Name
Version
Size
Author
Date
1.3.4
185kB
SBite
08-09-11 12:47 PM
1.3.3
179kB
SBite
07-30-11 04:19 PM
1.3.2a
178kB
SBite
06-30-11 01:15 PM
1.3.2
177kB
SBite
06-29-11 09:35 AM
1.3.1a
177kB
SBite
06-21-11 07:37 PM
1.3.1
177kB
SBite
06-18-11 10:24 AM
1.3
176kB
SBite
06-02-11 06:48 AM
1.2.4
172kB
SBite
05-20-11 05:35 AM
1.2.4
171kB
SBite
04-30-11 02:45 PM
1.2.1
171kB
SBite
03-16-11 08:37 AM
1.2-Beta
171kB
SBite
03-14-11 07:08 AM
1.1.1
169kB
SBite
03-10-11 11:43 AM
1.1.1
169kB
SBite
02-03-11 11:44 PM
1.0.4a
167kB
SBite
12-21-10 08:12 AM
1.0.3
166kB
SBite
12-14-10 10:48 AM


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looks like a nice mod ill test it out in a sec, and i do agree you should add the trap/CC timers asap.
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Originally posted by Fuggle
I've been looking for a simple focus tracking mod for a while and this is perfect.

But I won't want the cooldown tracking portion. I can't find any options within the mod to disable the cooldown bars, only to disable the focus bar.

Is it possible to do this?
Its in my "to do" list, but not first in the line. There are things i consider more important (like traps handling and some other abilities) that i want to do first when i have time and then will add stand-alone focus bar.

Edit: On a second thought i think i came with a really simple idea how to implement this in a decent way. If in reality it happens to work as i hope you may see this included very soon(tm).
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I've been looking for a simple focus tracking mod for a while and this is perfect.

But I won't want the cooldown tracking portion. I can't find any options within the mod to disable the cooldown bars, only to disable the focus bar.

Is it possible to do this?
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Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to the next release.

Completely understand that there might be a delay with the next update. Have a great festive season and hope you're enjoying Cataclysm as much as I am ^_^
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Changing colors of the focus bar are almost done by the person that helps me with some of the options in the addon. They will be published hopefuly before the end of december but not 100% sure 'cos like everyone else right now we are more busy with exploring/learning new content than making addons .
The next thing is "extending extended mode" with more things to track (CC is the first that will be in).
Focus bars size, hide and swap bars are things that i have in mind but they are not first in the line 'cos these half size bars make it difficult to implement. And yes, if things go well (i continue to play hunter or don't decide that there are already to many options to play with) you will see bars swapping in extended mode first.
BTW things will not go very fast because this is my first addon and my RL have nothing to do with programing and im learning lua(and programing in general) on the go, only for the addon.
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Suggestions

Firstly, thanks for a great mod. Can't wait for to see where you take this project and which new features you implement =)

Here are a few suggestions:
- Option to customise the different colours used by the Focus bar (I'm finding it difficult to discern between the red and orange currently used at a glance when in the middle of a fight)
- Option to adjust the size of the Focus bar independent of the rest of the bars in the main frame (ie: signature ability CD, ability stacks, etc)
- Option to show/hide specific ability bars in the main frames as well as their order (similar to what you have planned with abilities inside Extended Mode frame)
- Proposed new abilities for the Extended Mode frame
-- Intimidation duration & CD
-- Silencing Shot duration & CD
-- Scatter Shot duration & CD
-- Widow Venow duration
-- Wyvern Sting duration
-- Trap Primed duration & CD (all traps)
-- Trapped target duration (Freezing trap)
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