Archive for December 12th, 2008:
As I keep mentioning, I also play a resto shaman. She hit 77 today, huzzah. I don’t want to spam my blog with a lot of shaman info, after all this is a tanking blog. However, a lot of people sounded interested in my resto shaman gear list similar to my pre-heroics prot warrior list. Here it is.
The only gear listed are mail drops or rewards, but don’t be shy when it comes to wearing cloth or leather if no one else is rolling. For those of you who care, enjoy. It’s my first attempt at a Google Spreadsheet, and I find it quite handy.
Back in the day, Blizzard’s default combat log sucked. Like a lot. A massive wall of text and it was hard to discern what exactly happened specifically to yourself. Enter combat log addons. I used SimpleCombatLog for the longest time. It only showed my own events, color coded, I could see stuff specifically for me. Kinda like what the default combat log does these days.
And still, I wanted it even simpler, more compact, easier to read. Meet EavesDrop.
EavesDrop is written by Grayhoof, author of Scrolling Combat Text, so it looks very similar in how it works. You could call it Scrolling Combat Log. You get a configurable window with Player events on one side and Target events in the other column. The player column will list events happening to you. Basically all damage, all incoming heals on you, they will be there, with an ability icon in front of it, and colored for damage/heal type. In the target column, you will see all damage you do, with the corresponding ability icon.
Whenever I die in an instance or raid environment, I can just scroll up, and see the fatal blows or lack of heals. At the end of combat, there’s always a quick summary of damage done, heals received and damage taken. Very handy!
As added bonus, there’s a history function tracking your hit/crit records. In my example, I clearly need to reset it, because it has the astronomical values from Battle of Undercity in it that I’ll never repeat. It tracks damage done, damage taken, heals, just about everything you would want to track.
Very configurable, I wouldn’t want to miss this little gem of an addon.