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Jerevon
03-25-2008, 06:44 PM
After thinking about this, I don't think we really need a raid-party window like WoW, but it would be a help if we can shuffle people around in the raid health bars. Our current system has everyone in two columns but they do not correspond across everyone's screen in the raid. You are always in column one at the top. So, we can't really assign clerics to a group for healing or do much of anything that involves an organized raid window.

This is what I was thinking: We create a new UI tab that will let only the raid leader move people between columns, but everyone would still show at the top of the health bars on their own screen. Except, if you get moved to column 2, you would show at the top of column 2 instead of column 1 and your F-targeting would be inverted, i.e., F1 - F6 would be the right column, F7 - F12 would be the left column. However, everyone who gets moved to column 2 would show in column 2, in whatever order, on everyone's screen, but, you would always be F1 to target self. Even if targeting has been rebound to other keys, I still don't see this being a problem. What would also be great is if we can have "Name - F-key" in the health bars when in a party or raid. Or, if those keys are rebound to something else just have it show whatever key it is. The type of interface would be new tab in the options or a new window, it doesn't matter, where everyone is listed and there would be radio buttons used to assign to column 1 or 2. If too many people get moved over to one side, it would start reassinging spots automatically to keep it 6 x 2.

Locathus
03-25-2008, 08:41 PM
I haven't played WoW, but a way to change your party members' order in the list (and corresponding hot-key) would be nice at times.

Yuhjn
03-25-2008, 10:23 PM
An improved party UI has been high on my list of things I'd like to see since release.

I'm sure it's something they'd like to do, but that requires a lot of new code and I think they have higher priority items for programmers at this point.

Perhaps we'll see some party improvements after level 20 is released

ThrasherGT
03-26-2008, 08:01 AM
It would be nice If We could just "tag" certain players on the list, like when My cleric is assigned to heal certain others in the party, if I could put a red "x" or a green circle next to their names it would SO help sometimes. Just like when You pick teams for PvP, but let anyone do it only on their own screen............

Jerevon
03-26-2008, 04:52 PM
It would be nice If We could just "tag" certain players on the list, like when My cleric is assigned to heal certain others in the party, if I could put a red "x" or a green circle next to their names it would SO help sometimes. Just like when You pick teams for PvP, but let anyone do it only on their own screen............

Yeah, this sounds like target marking, but reusing symbols on multiple targets. Basically, right-click on the person's health bar and assign a target marker from a list symbols and have it appear over the person's head and on their health bar in the upper-left of the screen? This is another great idea, but it needs to be on everyone's screen, assigned by the raid leader. Target marking works on any model that you can click on, so players and NPC's alike and the target markers show up on everyone's screen and they're assigned by the raid leader, that's the major difference.

ThrasherGT
03-26-2008, 05:55 PM
Yeah, this sounds like target marking, but reusing symbols on multiple targets. Basically, right-click on the person's health bar and assign a target marker from a list symbols and have it appear over the person's head and on their health bar in the upper-left of the screen? This is another great idea, but it needs to be on everyone's screen, assigned by the raid leader. Target marking works on any model that you can click on, so players and NPC's alike and the target markers show up on everyone's screen and they're assigned by the raid leader, that's the major difference.

Sounds good, but it would take a bit of coding............I Would be happy to see it implemented, though...........