I mysteriously have improved raid frames on one of my characters.
The default raid frames, which I see on all other characters and specs, places all groups in one row:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
However, on one single character and on no others, the frames have this layout:
I have not been able to figure out how this is done. I have:
- Checked the raid frames interface on multiple characters to confirm this is the only one which looks like this.
Checked the interface settings from within WoW.
- They are the same between multiple characters and this one.
- Manually copied the
WTF\Account\WOW_ACCOUNT\SERVER\CHARACTERdata between characters.
- Examined the
- Examined the
Searched for terms like
- World of Warcraft raid frames two rows
- World of Warcraft square raid frames layout
- Warcraft default raid frames layout
As I understand, more recent versions of World of Warcraft cache their settings server-side, and so these settings cannot simply be copied between characters locally. I don't have enough details as to those changes. Still, if the server-side data is copied locally then I should at least be able to look at these files and see some difference.
The improved raid frames above are particularly spectacular for healing, where I have to quickly reach for a particular character to heal. Instead of one long rectangular pattern to slide across I have a simple square pattern.
The improved raid frames are also much better for visibility. With that layout I might even be tempted to change the viewport to omit the left hand side and not have raid frames effect my game world visibility at all.
Perhaps I can explore some programming. If the default raid frames are unlockable then I could move them like any other UI element.
To be clear, no I do not want to use a raid frames addon. I have extraordinary expertise with such addons but don't want to go back to them.
This issue remains a mystery.
Oh hell, the solution was there, just buried.
- Form a raid.
Click the arrow to the left of the raid frames.
- The raid options panel appears.
- A border appears around the raid.
Click and drag the tab at the bottom of the raid frames.
- Dragging it down will give more space for the raid, and it will appear with the above example.