712 - Grid - For the Colour Blind

Grid version:

The newest - i've not downloaded it yet

WoW version and region/language:

64bit EU / English

Character race, class, spec, and level:
Pandaren, Monk, Mistweaver, 90

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. Debuffs - Specfically boss mechanics (like Paragons of Klaxxi Toxins, Malkorok colour coded)

What you expected to happen:

  • i'd like to see icons. i'm colour blind, I can't see the the debuff is for example on Klaxxi, Red, Yellow, Blue Toxin. I've not a clue what debuff is which i'd like icons to replace the debuffs, If i can't see who around me has which debuff it could result in killing a lot of people. Have a Grid Colourblind mode almost :D. Malkorok, He has Shield buffs on the raid. Red, Yellow, Green. If they could be changed into Cross, Star, Triangle. I as a healer can tell who needs more healing and who doesn't.

What actually happened:

Nothing yet its just a suggestion!

Does the problem still happen when all other addons — including all Grid plugins — are disabled?

  • As far as i'm aware there is no Addon for this.

Anything else you think might be helpful:

If you can come up with anything at all for the raid frames that isn't colour coded honestly it would be amazing, I can't just Weak aura this next tier, as you can't weak aura the raid frames. thanks for reading.

User When Change
Phanx Nov 23, 2013 at 04:05 UTC Changed status from Replied to Declined
KaiShaman Sep 20, 2013 at 17:35 UTC Changed status from Waiting to Replied
Phanx Sep 20, 2013 at 02:52 UTC Changed type from Enhancement to Other
Phanx Sep 20, 2013 at 02:52 UTC Changed status from New to Waiting
Phanx Aug 21, 2013 at 01:12 UTC Changed description type from Plain Text to Markdown

Changed type from Defect to Enhancement
KaiShaman Aug 21, 2013 at 00:00 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of KaiShaman KaiShaman Sep 20, 2013 at 17:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Checking it out tonight on Malkorok added three auras to it Weak / Strong Ancient Barrier

  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Sep 17, 2013 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry, I was out of town for 2 weeks and forgot about this.

    Here's a completely drycoded something for you. No in-game configuration; open up the Lua file in Notepad and add the buffs, debuffs, and debuff types you want to the list. I pre-populated the debuff type list, but the buff and debuff lists just have fake examples to show you the format.

    If it doesn't work, please post the full error message from BugSack/Swatter, but it's pretty simple, so it should work. :P

    Name Size MD5 1.5 KiB bd105a94f663...
  • Avatar of KaiShaman KaiShaman Sep 06, 2013 at 00:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Hiya :) any update? ^^

  • Avatar of KaiShaman KaiShaman Aug 21, 2013 at 01:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks a lot, progression this tier might not be so horrible after all :)

    at the moment blizzard default frames do have shapes for: Disease - Box Magic - Circle Poison - Pear Shape Curse (I can't see them anyway monk :P) - Oval

    Instead of the usual colours. for like Malkorok i'd love something like:

    Still has the blizzard frame around but has the icon instead of like the yellow effect every one else sees, so it wouldn't conflict with say someone having a Star icon on their head it would be in the raid frames its self in a boarder of its own. - kinda a bad drawing but I hope you get the jist :D

    Even having the debuffs as icons is great. But for like next tier coming they're not so much debuffs that can be dispelled as a boss mechanic, they have Spell Id's i'm wondering if you can do a thing where you can enter the spell ID and then assign an icon. For example on Klaxxi they have Red Toxin, Green Toxin and Yellow Toxin. Normal raiders can see the coloured icons on their grid / blizzard frames, I would love a setting where I could just have a Triangle / Star / Cross in the bottom Left where the Debuff is anyway on the blizzard frames.

    Currently I use the blizzard frames but... I need more from my frames :) - Malkorok (at 1min09) See the icons with the colour codedness :P if you can have the actual icons in it etc - Paragons of the Klaxxi (at 12Min13) again the icons the TINY little icons I cant see at all the colours :D but theres red yellow green blue, red, yellow, green are a toxin effect. blue red and green are also another boss mechanic which if i have wrong i could wipe the raid out.. ><

    Last edited Aug 21, 2013 by KaiShaman
  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Aug 21, 2013 at 01:12 UTC - 1 like

    Your idea would certainly be possible, but would be a better fit for a plugin than for the core addon. If I have some time this weekend I'll see about throwing together a plugin that lets you remap de/buffs to raid icons.



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Nov 23, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Declined - We decided not to take action on this ticket.
Other - Some other kind of issue
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