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Addon Spotlight: Fuzzy Logic

Sean Forsgren

Welcome to a special "maintenance day" edition of Addon Spotlight. Today, we're going to take a look at one more Hunter specific mod, wrapping up my week of hunter love. Thus far, we've taken a (another) look at Fizzwidget's Feed-O-Matic and some off-the-beaten-path macros. I'm going to, once again, feature an addon that integrates macros into the major functionality and one written by my favorite developer: the ever-candid Tekkub.

True to form, Tekkub wrote this addon to be simple, efficient and easy to use. The aptly named Fuzzy Logic is a macro-based addon that will react differently based on the current status of you and your pet. As with many of Tekkub's Random Crap, this addon works with pretty much no memory footprint, and very little setup required.

What I love most about this type of addon is how much they add to my own gameplay while asking so little in return. I use this, amongst others, so often during my daily grind (when I get around to rolling my Hunter), that I can't imagine life without them. In a sense, Fuzzy Logic has become part of my own "default UI".

Come on back after the jump for Tekkub's description and how to configure this one. (Just for you, Tekkub)

Whenever possible, I like to quote the developer of an addon, so here it is; Tekkub's own description of Fuzzy Logic:

FuzzyLogic condenses Mend, Call, Dismiss and Revive Pet down into a single keybind or macro. FuzzyLogic is smart enough to know if your pet is dead, even if it's corpse has despawned. Mend pet is cast if your pet's HP% is < 90%.

FuzzyLogic will only load on hunters, it will disable itself if loaded on any other class.

The preferred means of triggering FuzzyLogic is a simple macro:

  • /click FuzzyLogicFrame
Pretty simple, folks, copy and paste the macro text into a new macro, toss it on an actionbar and you're done. Tekkub also provides the following in case you'd like to tweak the Mend Pet settings or use a keybinding:

"If you wish to change the threshold for Mend/Dismiss pet out of combat, edit this line of FuzzyLogic.lua: local healthresh = 0.90

To use a keybind instead of a macro, edit this line in FuzzyLogic.lua: local binding
For example, to bind to Ctrl-P: local binding = "CTRL-P"

I can admit that of each of my alts, my Hunter is the only one below level 40. However, whenever I get around to working on it, I'm using two one-button addons to manage my pet, with one cast sequence macro thrown in to start up combat. For feeding my pet, I'm using Feed-O-Matic, and for the rest it's all about Fuzzy Logic. Alright, there's a couple more I'm using for what I consider fringe purposes, but I've got to save something for this column's future,right?

A few people have poked a little fun at me for using mods to make leveling my Hunter even easier, (autoshot + afk == win?) but the fact of the matter is that while they are certainly easy to play, I think they're hard to play well. I'm doing my best to avoid the stereotype of a bad hunter, so whatever helps me concentrate on learning the finer points of the class is well worth the heckling.

I can honestly say I haven't learned much in 25 levels, so aside from the usual "love it / hate it" comments, how about sharing some Hunter tips you wish you had known while leveling? Until the weekend, you are dismissed!

Are you an addon-addict? Is your User Interface a living work of art? Welcome home, my friends! Every week, Addon Spotlight profiles a different addon, brings you mod-related news and dishes out free addon advice. See out what's been said and done in the addon community by checking out past features or our addon and UI directory.

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