User's Guide / Frequently Asked Questions

This page is intended to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Grid.

If your question isn't answered here, feel free to drop by the WowAce forum thread and ask!

Why doesn't Grid have a configuration mode?

Grid is written using Blizzard's "secure group headers" system, which doesn't support showing frames whose units don't currently exist, so there's no real way to show all the frames for a 40-player raid group while you're standing solo at the mailbox in town. In order for Grid to offer a "configuration mode" with dummy frames, the addon would have to be essentially rewritten from the ground up in a completely different way. It would be a lot of work, and we don't think it's worth it.

You can do almost all of your configuration while solo (simply change your "Solo Layout" to anything other than "None" to see a frame for yourself) and make minor adjustments during downtime in your raid. If you really need to spend a lot of time setting things up with a full set of frames, join an Alterac Valley battle and sit in the spawn cave.


Date created
Apr 13, 2010
Last updated
Oct 25, 2010