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Beru’s Resto and Balance Druid Power Aura Exports – Cataclysm Update   30 comments

Since my original Power Auras post is one of my most frequently visited pages, and because I’ve also had several queries as to what, if any, Power Auras changes I made since Cataclysm, I thought that it was ripe to offer an update on my Power Auras settings since my original post.  That, and, uh, I also use this as a dump/back up for my exports in case I ever lose them!  Prevents me from having to re-create the wheel :)

Before we get into the pictures and exports, I want to comment on my style. When I was learning Power Auras, the person that helped me learn the mod had told me that he tends to use icon settings so that he remembers what each setting is for, indicating that when he just used auras and squiggles and what not, he tended to forget what each “aura” indicated.  As I went on my Powa journey, I found that this was true for me as well, so all of my settings will mirror icons.

Now, there is no “right” way to do this, so if you prefer “auras” and that works better for you, you should set those up!  Everyone will find that something works different for them, and should experiment until they find something they feel comfortable with.  For those that are interested in seeing how other druids utilize Power Auras, you can find some alternative settings from Jaslya, Keeva, Kae and Angelya.

And now…here are my exports:

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Posted January 3, 2011 by Beruthiel in Add Ons, Power Auras

A Second Look At WoW’s Default Auras   23 comments

When Blizzard announced/introduced their very own version of Power Auras into the default UI I was very skeptical. Were they going to be customizable? Will they show what I want them to show? Will they be adjustable at all? The answer was largely “no”. When I got into the PTR with Beru, and then subsequently into 4.0.1 when that went live, the first thing I wanted to know was how to turn the god awful things off.

They interfered with my current UI, I couldn’t move them, and about the only thing they show for resto druids was Omen of Clarity. Where was my low mana warning, and Innervate Ready, or Swiftmend Reminder? The bottom line was that, for me, the default auras were useless and in the way. I was going to continue to utilize my beloved, and highly customizable, Power Auras Classic. And after disabling the default auras I didn’t really give them much more thought.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 11, 2010 by Beruthiel in Add Ons, Alt-aholic!, Deep Thoughts, Power Auras

Dannie’s Paladin Power Aura Settings (with exports!)   3 comments

Continuing on with my Power Auras exports, I thought I would share those I have set for my paladin next.  Very similar to how I had Beru’s set up, they are fairly basic, but provide me with the information that I need to know, and even in their simplicity work very well for me.

Before we get into the pictures and exports, I want to comment on my style. When I was learning Power Auras, the person that helped me learn the mod had told me that he tends to use icon settings so that he remembers what each setting is for, indicating that when he just used auras and squiggles and what not, he tended to forget what each “aura” indicated.  As I went on my Powa journey, I found that this was true for me as well, so all of my settings will mirror icons.

Now, there is no “right” way to do this, so if you prefer “auras” and that works better for you, you should set those up!  Everyone will find that something works different for them, and should experiment until they find something they feel comfortable with.  And now, to the pictures and exports!

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Posted August 11, 2010 by Beruthiel in Add Ons, Power Auras

Beru’s Power Aura Settings (with Exports!)   2 comments

Please note that this post has been updated for Cataclysm. You can find my new auras here. I’ve added several new auras, as well as updated all of my old ones! I would recommend disregarding this post and referring to the Cataclysm update. ~Beru

I’ve received a few requests for me to post my Power Aura settings, so even though they are almost embarassingly basic, I thought that I’d go ahead and share them.

Before we get into the pictures and exports, I want to comment on my style. When I was learning Power Auras, the person that helped me learn the mod had told me that he tends to use icon settings so that he remembers what each setting is for, indicating that when he just used auras and squiggles and what not, he tended to forget what each “aura” indicated.  As I went on my Powa journey, I found that this was true for me as well, so all of my settings will mirror icons.

Now, there is no “right” way to do this, so if you prefer “auras” and that works better for you, you should set those up!  Everyone will find that something works different for them, and should experiment until they find something they feel comfortable with.  For those that are interested in seeing how other druids utilize Power Auras, you can find some alternative settings from Jaslya, Keeva, Kae and Angelya.

And now…here are my exports: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 30, 2010 by Beruthiel in Add Ons, Power Auras

Magnificent Mynn Update!   15 comments

A little while ago I did a post asking for help with my shaman. I read through everyone’s comments on the post and read a post on Power Auras, and made a few changes to Mynn (special thanks to Lash who took the time in game to help me figure out configuring power auras!). Drug was curious on how my shaman adventures would turn out, so I thought that I’d give a little update!

First, let me say that I have not completely re-gemmed yet. Most of my gems are SP/Haste, but I know that I should rock straight haste gems in my yellow sockets. I’m a’workin’ on it! Oh…and while I did enchant my boots since my last post, I got NEW boots that need a gem and an enchant still. I’m a’workin’ on that too! :) Ok, now that we have that out of the way!

I made a few changes. Most notably, I picked up Power Auras and made some very minimal settings for things that I needed help with. Such as:

Earthliving

Keeping earthliving on my weapon. This was something that I absolutely sucked at doing. I’d go an entire instance/raid without realizing that I had forgotten to put up/refresh earthliving. That is why this particular setting is massive and “in my face”. It only comes up when earthliving drops from my weapon, and it will stay on my screen until I refresh earthliving. Needless to say, my absentee earthliving days are in the past :)

Riptide!

The next setting that I did was to let me know when Riptide was on cooldown.  While I had previously thought that I did a fair job about incorporating riptide into my rotation, I was flat out dead wrong.  I had apparently been a riptide failure!  I just didn’t realize it until I had something pointing out how god awful I was at making sure I kept riptide active.  The actual text in this shot is from MSBT, I need to go in and turn it off, as it’s repetitive and un-needed, I just havent’ done so yet.

Earthshield

Much like riptide, I never really noticed how much I let my earthshield fall off until I had something pointing out when it wasn’t up.  Now, I have GRID set up to show me when earthshield is active on a target but in the heat of battle would often look and see that it had fallen off, and I wasn’t sure how long ago.  I also really struggled at keeping it up when I was in 5 man settings and not using GRID.  This bad boy pops up when earthshield has fallen off my party/raid and needs to me applied.  Much like my earthliving reminder, it will sit on my screen until I refresh it.

Water Shield

And lastly, watershield!  Just like everything else, I was shocked to learn how frequently I was letting this drop.  This reminder acts just as my earthshield reminder above.

So, how did that work out for me?

Well, here are a couple of parses from raids I did with Mynn since my post, and making the changes to both my healing and adding a few power auras settings (you will find Mynn only in the 25N ToC portion of these parses, and the second parse provided had a fair few of our progression raiders healing with me, which means I was much lower overall on the meters, but my personal performance breakdowns were still much better I feel).  Overall I was quite pleased with the changes.  My healing shows a much higher diversification of spell usage, and much higher uptimes on both my earthshield and riptide usage.  The higher uptime on riptide also meant I had more uptime on tidal waves, which was significant as well.  And while I know there is a still a long ways to go, I feel slightly more confident in my abilities to heal as a shaman, and didn’t feel as if I was floundering around quite as much!

Mynn is still a project in the works, but one that I feel some improvement on and that I’m starting to enjoy a bit more!  As always, any additional suggestions on how I can continue to grow and improve are welcome :)

Posted January 22, 2010 by Beruthiel in Alt-aholic!, Healing, Mynn, Power Auras

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