Aetarius, on 16 November 2011 - 03:32 PM, said:
if you can make a tiny tremor icon for shamans, similar to the regular trinket, it would be awesome!
either permanently or having the option to enable it
Let's discuss this further, since I've already put some thought into it.
As an example, let's say there is an enemy shaman with hex on cooldown (20s remaining), and also tremor on cooldown (30s remaining).
One method of displaying this information is to create an icon for each ability and to show the cooldown. Unfortunately, between these new icons, the trinket icon, and the diminishing returns icons, things could very quickly become cluttered and confusing, especially in a 5v5 environment.
So, to circumvent the issue of clutter, a single icon could be used. The icon would show the cooldown of whichever ability is closest to becoming available(in this case, hex). Of course this means that there would be no tremor icon until hex becomes available, potentially leaving the player unaware that tremor is on cooldown.
Yet another way could be to use a single icon but instead of showing the cooldown of the next available ability, it could decide on which cooldown to show based on a priority list. Of course this still leaves the issue of not being able to see all of the important cooldowns.
Which way, if any, would be better? Also, any better ideas would be greatly appreciated!