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Old 11-03-12, 07:55 AM   #1
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Alternate Power Bar Help Please?

I'd like to ask the community for some assistance please.

In a nutshell... I need to identify all of the different ways that the player alternate power bar is used in quests and instances. This is the additional power bar that sometimes pops up in the lower center of your screen while you are doing certain quests and encounters. Sometimes it's a bar, sometimes it's a counter, sometimes it is a circle the grows and shrinks, sometimes it changes colors to let you know which action you're supposed to be taking.

I would like to try and compile a list of all of the quests and encounters that the alternate power bar appears and how the mechanic works for that quest/encounter. I have created an alternate power bar in nUI6, but I know there are certain applications of it that don't work "right" according to the intended use of the bar in the event.

If you would, please reply to this thread to post specific quests and/or bosses where this bar appears, what type of bar it is.... counter, bar, orb, or whatever, what colors are used for the bar and how the bar values/colors are interpreted.

Your help in building this list would be most appreciated.
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Old 11-03-12, 08:40 AM   #2
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If there was a way to just move the standard button/bar up a little bit it would clear all the NUI stuff, I have 8 more toons to level from 85 to 90 so I will make a list of the quest names that change the bar.
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Old 11-03-12, 09:02 AM   #3
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PVP Objective Captures

I've notices that with NUI I don't see the PVP objective capture bar any longer.

This bar is supposed to pop up when capturing a PVP objective. Some examples:
1) Halaa in Nagrand
2) Objectives in Hellfire Penninsula
3) Tol Barad captures

Not sure if this is one of the "alternative" bars you are mentioning, but thought it would be a good place to mention it.
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Old 11-03-12, 09:08 AM   #4
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RAID Mogu'shan vaults
The stone guard - the power bar shows up before they are going to cast their petrify

DUNGEON Shadopan Monastery
Taran Zhu - shows your anger meter (when to pacify)
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Old 11-03-12, 09:34 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by kenpodragon View Post
RAID Mogu'shan vaults
The stone guard - the power bar shows up before they are going to cast their petrify
How is this used? Does it just warn you they are going to petrify when it's full or something else? A bar or a counter? Same color the whole time?

DUNGEON Shadopan Monastery
Taran Zhu - shows your anger meter (when to pacify)
I'm going to assume this is just the standard anger bar that I've been seeing, you have to watch it and "meditate" before it gets filled up. Yes? Or is there a different mechanic here?
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Old 11-03-12, 03:55 PM   #6
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I forget the name of the quest, ill try to find it, but it involved breaking boards and cement and kungfu stuff, the bar was an orb and you had to press button 1 when the orb filled up. Anyone help with that quest name?
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nUI5 or nUI6? nUI6 doesn't manage that bar yet, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't show up. If it's nUI5, then it would be replaced by the work I'm doing on nUi6 anyway.

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I've notices that with NUI I don't see the PVP objective capture bar any longer.

This bar is supposed to pop up when capturing a PVP objective. Some examples:
1) Halaa in Nagrand
2) Objectives in Hellfire Penninsula
3) Tol Barad captures

Not sure if this is one of the "alternative" bars you are mentioning, but thought it would be a good place to mention it.
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Old 11-03-12, 09:32 AM   #8
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I prefer to manage the bar and incorporate it into the nUI unit frames so that when people customize the nUI layout, they don't have to deal with all of these extra bars and buttons popping up. I really want to integrate it into a single solution. And thanks... I'll look forward to the input.

Originally Posted by bolawalker View Post
If there was a way to just move the standard button/bar up a little bit it would clear all the NUI stuff, I have 8 more toons to level from 85 to 90 so I will make a list of the quest names that change the bar.
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Old 11-04-12, 04:41 PM   #9
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Smile Found some Quest for the list

Originally Posted by spiel2001 View Post
I'd like to ask the community for some assistance please.


I would like to try and compile a list of all of the quests and encounters that the alternate power bar appears and how the mechanic works for that quest/encounter. I have created an alternate power bar in nUI6, but I know there are certain applications of it that don't work "right" according to the intended use of the bar in the event.

What a coincidence, I just completed a couple of quest that use alternate power bars last night. Im pretty sure the quest you are looking for are part of the 4 winds zone in pandaria. Heres the wowwiki links to the quests:

http://www.wowwiki.com/Quest:Unyield...Trial_of_Stone
http://www.wowwiki.com/Quest:Unyield..._Trial_of_Wood
http://www.wowwiki.com/Quest:Unyield...rial_of_Bamboo

I Hope this helps a little. - Cheers
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