Auracle provides compact & customizable filtering, monitoring and grouping of buffs and debuffs.
Auracle's capabilities are organized roughly into "trackers", "windows" and "styles".
The most important of these is the "tracker", each of which can monitor a list of multiple auras (either buffs or debuffs, but not both at the same time). When any of those (de)buffs are found, the tracker lights up (or changes visually in any number of other interesting and configurable ways).
A "window" is just a collection of trackers that all watch the same unit. On a fresh installation, Auracle provides one window that watches "target", so any trackers in that window will activate according to the (de)buffs on your current target. You can create as many windows as you want, and each one can watch any unit you want (player, pet, focus, etc).
The visual aspects of windows and trackers are controlled by "styles". There is always a "Default" style (one each for windows and trackers), and you can create as many additional styles as you want.
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Please note that Auracle is kept current by the author on wowace.com, curse.com and wowinterface.com. If you get it from any other source, you are not guaranteed to get the latest version.
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Since every role, class, spec and player will be interested in monitoring different (de)buffs, Auracle does not provide any trackers by default. The first thing you'll want to do, then, is add one.
To do this, open Auracle's configuration window, either with the chat command "/auracle" or from Interface Options->AddOns->Auracle. Select the "windows" tab to see your windows (you'll start with one, "Target") and their trackers (none yet). Select the light blue "(Add Tracker...)" option and click the button to add a new blank tracker to the window.
Click the new tracker, and then open its "Auras" tab. Set the type to "buffs" or "debuffs" according to what you want to monitor, and then type the names of as many auras as you want, one per line. Now, whenever your target has any of these (de)buffs applied, this tracker will light up and show the time remaining.
Auracle is highly configurable; there are a great many ways you can set it up to display information however you want. Some ideas:
- You could set up two windows that both watch "target" (or "focus", etc), but make one of them only visible when the target is a raid boss, and the other one only visible otherwise. Now you can have one set of trackers for bosses, and a different one for trash.
- You could set up a window style with no border or background, and a tracker style that hides everything (border, icon, text) when missing. Now you can position a window with this style in the middle of your screen, and add trackers to watch for procs (like Clearcasting, for example). Now whenever that proc goes off, you get a big fat icon in the middle of the screen letting you know about it, but when you use it up, it disappears completely.
- You could set a tracker's text to display the time remaining, and its spiral to display stacks. Now the spiral will fill up (or drain away) in chunks according to how many stacks are present, while the text shows you the duration: a nice compact way to see two kinds of information on the same icon.
- You could set up trackers for various raid debuffs which are visible when missing, but disappear completely when present. This becomes your "big brother" raid-leader view; if someone slacks and doesn't put up a debuff, that one pops up for you to holler at them, without having to look through the other 40-odd debuffs which are all correctly applied.
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During its alpha development phase, Auracle was called AuraHUD. It was renamed to avoid confusion, since "HUD" has particular connotations for WoW addons which Auracle does not really reflect, and there was already another (completely unrelated) project called BuffHUD.
The concept for Auracle is based on Smarty by Luxx of Death and Taxes, but has been essentially rewritten from scratch.