PitBull Unit Frames 4.0

Many people currently use the default Blizzard tank frames or Ora2 tankframes (so often called "tankboxes") when raiding. However some people would like to move on to Ora3 or use frames that better fit their other raid frames. (Currently the author of Ora3 has no plans to add tank frames to his add on.)

Tank Frames:

Tank Frames are essentially a new group of frames. So first you will need to make a tank frames group.

  • Go to the config menu and select one of raid options from the drop down. (this is mostly so that you will see some config mode frames and have something to work with. If you prefer to work blindly then you can actually skip this step and move on.)
  • Select Groups from the Left Hand side
  • In the New Group box, give your Tank frame group a name. (Hmm... Tanks, Tankboxes, Meatshields.... so many choices!)
  • On the general Tab:
    • Pick "Raid" from the Unit Group Drop down since these are part of your raid group frames.
    • Choose a Layout to Apply to your frames. (You may find you need a new layout if you don't have one you are happy with.)
    • Decide what size you want your frames to be and where you want to place them on your screen
  • On the Formation Tab:
    • Most important for most people will be the spacing of these frames.If you like the Ora2 raid frames they have very small spaces/no spaces between frames.
  • On the Filtering Tab:
    • Select all the Raid sizes you would like to use your Tank Frames.
    • From the Filter Type Drop down select "Main Tanks"

You've now made Main tank frames. For some people that's plenty, but others are will be wanting to make Tank Targets.

Tank targets:

  • Select Groups from the Left Hand side
  • In the New Group box, give your Tank Target group a name.
  • On the general Tab:
    • Pick "Raidtargets" from the Unit Group Drop down.
    • Choose a Layout to Apply to your frames.
    • Decide what size you want your frames to be and where you want to place them on your screen
  • On the Formation Tab:
    • Set up your spacing. If you built your tank target group on your tank group this may already be set up how you want it.
  • On the Filtering Tab:
    • Select all the Raid sizes you would like to use your Tank Target Frames.
    • From the Filter Type Drop down select "Main Tanks"

Now you have Tank Targets to go with your Main Tank frames. But wait... I hear some of you saying..... what about those target's target boxes like in Ora2??

Tank Targets-Target:

  • Select Groups from the Left Hand side
  • In the New Group box, give your group a name.
  • On the general Tab:
    • Pick "Raid target targets" from the Unit Group Drop down.
    • Choose a Layout to Apply to your frames.
    • Decide what size you want your frames to be and where you want to place them on your screen
  • On the Formation Tab:
    • Set up your spacing. If you built your group on your tank group or tank target group this may already be set up how you want it.
  • On the Filtering Tab:
    • Select all the Raid sizes you would like to use your Tank Targets Target Frames.
    • From the Filter Type Drop down select "Main Tanks"

Voila! You have now used Pitbull to replace Ora Tank Frames. : )

Compare

Ora2 Tank frames:

Ora2 Tankboxes

Pitbull 4 Tank Frames:

Pitbull Tank Frames

In the future, you will be able to anchor your Tank frame groups together. Until then remember when you move your Pitbull tank frames that if you set up Tank Target and Tank Targets-Target Groups you will have to move each group separately.

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Date created
Nov 09, 2009
Last updated
Nov 29, 2010

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