Track-o-Matique is considered obsolete due to the removal of the Improved Tracking talent in 4.0.1.
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Automatic tracking of the current target's creature type. For the discerning PvE hunter.
First and foremost targeted at the talent Improved Tracking, but it seems like it may be useful even outside of that.
Regarding the 3.0.8 Imp. Tracking mechanics change
As you all know, Improved Tracking got completely changed with 3.0.8, largely obsoleting the then-current version of Track-o-Matique. It doesn't completely remove the usefulness of this add-on however, so version 2.7 introduces the concept of "lazy tracking". With lazy tracking on, it will only update tracking types if you're tracking something that wouldn't grant the Improved Tracking bonus. This leads to less time spent swapping tracking types, and more time pew-pewing :)
Track-o-Matique can be used in one of two modes - automatic or manual. When in automatic mode, it will notice whenever you change your target and update your tracking to that creature type, if possible and necessary (depending on whether "lazy tracking" is enabled). It automatically ignores targets that are dead or otherwise not attackable. If you're busy (e.g. casting Steady Shot or channeling Volley) when you swap targets, Track-o-Matique will queue up the tracking change and switch as soon as you stop casting - this way it is guaranteed that you'll get the most out of your Improved Tracking talent.
If you prefer to not trust an add-on in fully automatic mode, you can use the manual mode and just add /tom to your attack macro(s) to ensure whatever you're attacking is tracked.
Track-o-Matique sports flexible configuration for when to enable automatic tracking:
- Only while in Party/Raid
- Only while spec'd for Improved Tracking
- Only while in Combat Some of these are also available as keybinds for quick-toggling.
Additionally, you also have the option of restoring your previous tracking type when leaving combat. This is quite handy to switch back to tracking of resource nodes (mines, flowers, etc) whenever you're not in combat.
If you PvP, you might want to consider using the "Ignore Druids" option, which will stop you from changing tracking every time a targeted druid shape-shifts.
All configuration is done via the regular Interface options screen (Escape -> Interface -> AddOns -> Track-o-Matique). You can also use /track-o-matique to jump straight to the config screen.
The later versions of Track-o-Matique support localization, and work with the following clients:
- US English
- French (configuration screen not yet localized)
- Russian (may not be 100% localized)
- Spanish (configuration screen not yet localized)
Information about the latest beta releases (if any):
If you liked this add-on, you might be interested in Ammo-matique as well.
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