I’ve been busy lately and not as much into theorycraft projects as usual. But a lot of people have asked me during this first week of Hellfire Citadel whether I was going to reprise my Blackrock Foundry Weakaura project for the new zone. Since this is something I wanted to do anyway to help my own raid group, I figured I’d try to get a basic version ready for people who were interested. Note that a lot of these are untested; I’ve only seen about half the fights so far, so give me any feedback on how it works.
Once again, I got Dayani from Healiocentric to go over all these fights and mechanics with me, as she put a huge amount of work into learning them on the beta for the purpose of writing her guides. If you want any explanation of the encounters/mechanics listed here, I recommend you take a look at those.
For I’m just going to include the WeakAura downloads and the list of abilities I used. See the BRF post for more explanation of the setup if you need.
Addon: WeakAuras 2
Awareness Auras (debuff alert and standing-in-fire alert), v 0.9: WA String
Interrupt Bars (target/focus castbar showing important spells), v 0.9: WA String
So far, includes Heroic difficulty mechanics only. These include all the bosses already, but I haven’t gotten to test the later ones, so please report anything odd on those ones especially.
Last time around, there was a bug, I think on the WA side, where the icon displayed wouldn’t always match up to the current debuff (I have the display set to “Automatic Icon”). I worked around it by breaking a lot of debuffs into separate auras and setting the icon manually, but that was a pain and made the package a lot bigger. So far I haven’t done that here; let me know if you see anything wrong (or are a WA expert who might know how to address this).