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Version: 1.2
by: Dayn [More]
This is an addon that organizes player buffs. The main feature of the addon is that buffs tend to stay put. Just because buffs are added or canceled is no reason for other uninvolved buffs to continually be jumbling all around. The addon does not replace the Blizzard buff frame. It simply changes the ordering of the buff icons.

Did you ever wish that your player buffs in the upper right corner of your screen could be tamed a bit so that they didn't jump all around as buffs were added or removed? Have you ever tried to cancel a buff by right-clicking it just to have another buff jump in and take its place at the last second? Do you like the Blizzard buff frame just fine but wish the buffs weren't so flighty? This may be the addon for you.

As a secondary nicety, the addon also organizes buffs into 5 rows of 16 buffs each based upon duration (total duration, not time remaining) and caster. The default Blizzard organization is 4 rows of 8 buffs each, so, yes, this addon can allow you to see more buffs than the default UI. Starting from the top, the rows are
1. Buffs of unspecified duration
2. Buffs with 30 minutes <= duration
3. Buffs with 1 minute <= duration < 30 minutes
4. Buffs cast by others with duration < 1 minute
5. Buffs cast by you with duration < 1 minute

There is no configuration, so just install and start buffing!
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1.2 - 12/8/2009

Updated the interface version to 30300 (patch 3.3).

Made functional changes to work with interface 30300. Supports the new Blizzard buff consolidation feature.



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1.1 - 10/26/2009

Row spacing is now responsive to Options->Interface->Display->BuffDurations just like the Blizzard default (narrower row spacing if buff durations are not shown).

Reduced the row spacing very slightly.



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1.0 - 10/7/2009

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Old 01-07-10, 12:04 PM  
Dayn
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Please see earlier comments for a discussion of why there are holes when buffs expire.

Regarding your second comment, I've been thinking of possibly collapsing the number of buff lines from 5 down to 4 in some manner. I know that the 1-30 minute line is pretty underutilized, so that may be a good candidate to collapse with another line. I do find that having short buffs cast by me and by others on separate lines is invaluable, though. While tanking, it's possible to have an overwhelming number of HoTs, shields, and other short buffs on the 4th line, and it's nice to be able to distinguish those from personal procs, trinkets, and abilities (both tanking and DPS ones) on the 5th line. I agree that tanks don't really care that much about many of the short buffs on the 4th line, but they should care about the ones on the 5th line, so merging the two lines together may not be desirable because it makes it harder to find the relevant short personal buffs. I'll ponder how to reduce the number of lines some more, and I certainly welcome input.
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Old 01-18-10, 02:37 PM  
Neodragus
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I love this addon, makes dispelling the buffs like bladestorm much easier, also makes checking my buffs a ton easier too!
The only small gripe that I have with it is that it doesn't Auto collapse, so I get random buffs half way across the buff frame. Some kind of Auto collapse feature would be cool.

This would take a long time to sort out, but it would be cool if SFB could have an in-game config so you could scale all the buffs and maybe re-position them/flip them to be Vertical instead of Horizontal.

Edit: Just to save you some time, I have read why the gaps are there and thats fair enough, but I would think that an auto-collapse feature would be cool if you've coded the addon to just display things on separate lines, but I honestly have no idea about coding =p
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Old 03-11-10, 11:39 AM  
Oxides
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Bug: The buffs get messed up if you log in while you have an open ticket. Each line overlaps the previous one by 1/3.

And why don't you put the addon version number in the .toc of any of your addons?
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Old 10-08-10, 12:10 AM  
vivianalive
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Great addon indeed. THANKS!
Here I have two requiremnts for SFB
1.lua option to change the size of buffs.
2.lua option to anchor the buff frame.
For that one SFB is enough for me.
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Old 10-20-10, 01:17 PM  
Ak1ra
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any chance this pieace of art will be updated?
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Old 07-22-11, 08:30 PM  
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Originally posted by Ak1ra
any chance this pieace of art will be updated?
still remains unknown... can any1 update it for cata?
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