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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 07-22-11, 08:30 PM  
Ak1ra
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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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Old 10-20-10, 01:17 PM  
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any chance this pieace of art will be updated?
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Old 10-08-10, 12:10 AM  
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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 03-11-10, 11:39 AM  
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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 01-18-10, 02:37 PM  
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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 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 01-07-10, 09:50 AM  
Chigerian
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This is great addon, I have only two gripes.

The first is the gaps that seem to be left between buffs if they are removed. You notice this on pet buffs such as the warlock ones or when a buff expires that is not at the end of a line. Do the lines auto update to accomodate the spaces? (It's possible I may have not noticed this)

Secondly the 4th and 5th line to me are practically the same as I tank and most short buffs are negligable to me class in general. Is there a way to merge the two rows together?

Nice work overall, I hope the updates keep coming
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Old 12-15-09, 03:04 PM  
Dayn
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MoveAnything seems to work fine for moving the buff frame. Install the addon and type "/move ConsolidatedBuffs".

There are probably other addons that will serve this purpose, as well.
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Old 12-14-09, 01:01 AM  
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i agree it would be nice if it has a simple anchor to move, because i cant find a good mod that allows me to just move the whole buff box anymore. i even checked all the ones in the link. if anyone has any suggestions please post them.

note: i did try one called femtobuff and i work great till all my buff just disappeared and then my debuffs so that kinda blew.
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Old 12-10-09, 07:56 AM  
Dayn
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Originally posted by thetimmer
Is there a way to change the anchor for the buffs? I use a large minimap that sits on top of the default location of where the buffs start.
There are addons that will let you move the default Blizzard frames:

http://www.vranx.com/framemods.htm
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Old 12-09-09, 07:43 PM  
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Is there a way to change the anchor for the buffs? I use a large minimap that sits on top of the default location of where the buffs start.
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Old 11-03-09, 06:37 PM  
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I think this addon deserves far greater recognition that it actually has. It simply is one of the best addons that enhance the UI deeply regardless of the actual number of lines it required.

It made me ditch Buffalos which I have been using for years. Congrats!
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Old 10-27-09, 05:58 PM  
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Yes, I was a bit confused.

Thanks for the clarification. My apologies for being brain dead for a moment.
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Old 10-27-09, 09:41 AM  
Dayn
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Falter, if a buff is reapplied before it expires, it will fill the same slot, even if it's cast by a different person or is of a different rank. If a buff is reapplied after it expires, it will fill the rightmost available blank spot.
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Old 10-26-09, 12:53 PM  
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Re: I almost gave up...

Originally posted by the_agent_1
Great work!... I've been looking forward for such an addon since ...forever (or to be more exact since with 2.0 buffsort stopped working)

PS.: Is there a possiblity to display the buffs with the shortest duration on the left side? That'd be awesome...
Sorry agent, that would seem to be impossible considering the nature of the addon. It would obviously involve sorting and shuffling buffs as they are applied, which defeats the whole purpose of the addon.

Originally posted by Falter
My question would be, what happens when the same buff is reapplied?
Does it fill in the same slot or the rightmost available blank spot?
Surely it fills in the same spot it was in before, but I'm at work and not able to try it, marked it for playtime, though, sounds fun!
No, since any new buff would fill its old slot and (of course) not move when the original gets reapplied.
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