The patch reset my nameplates to disallow overlapping. Unfortunately, the interface option to allow overlapping nameplates was removed from the game in this patch; so I suffered through a few heroics with jumbled jumping nameplates that wouldn’t stand goddamn still. I couldn’t tell if mobs were in front of me or behind me, it was that bad.
Anyway, the guy in charge of Tidy Plates has a solution. Simply enter:
/console spreadnameplates 0
(That’s a zero, by the way, if you can’t tell from the font), and your nameplates will overlap like a pro! You’ll still get the occasional disappearing nameplate, but that’s a bug on the server’s end.
The command will work with default nameplates as well as addons. If you decide you preferred non-overlapping nameplates, just enter that again, but with a 1 instead of a 0.
Blizzard’s UI is lacking in some key elements for every role in the game, and tanking is no exception. For the most part you can make do without addons, but for a few vital bits of functionality, here’s what I recommend every tank have: Read more…