First look 2.4 UI & Macro PTR notes.
I just wrote an extended look at the whole PTR patch notes post, but I love me some UI and Macro stuff. And there are some really, really wild things coming out for us geek type people.
For example, the combat log will now be able to identify friend, foe, possessed either, neutral… Oh, just go here and start reading. No, wait. Several pages later is one line that I want to add – because I don’t think you’ll read that far. “The Raid UI now can display the range of players relative to you. The option to enable this is in the Party & Raid section of the UI Options.”
Scream. Squeel. Healers, REJOICE. Sure, I can’t get a solid on range to the bad guy, but I can KNOW who is and who is not in range. YES.
There is now the ability to send certain textures (graphic images) in text messages (chats). No, no imports. Players are restricted to the raid icons. Yes, you can say “Mikey, you have [star].” Oh, and a bonus that will annoy a lot of folk who like to be annoying? If you get a message from someone claiming to a GM, look to see if there’s a graphic icon as part of the username. Yes, really. Think of it as an “official ID card.”
For those writing and using addons, a REALLY nifty feature. The control panel can be made an extension of the UI control panel. You know, where you use escape and choose it.
One released with real hesitation: UnitInRange(unit) . Uses Flash/Cure range as test, range cannot be adjusted. yes no, is the unit within 40 yards? Why no other ranges? Bots. 40 isn’t the range most of us would have chosen.
And allegedly there’s more coming.