The new version of Omen is out, and by golly its good. Not only has it got new eye candy affects which make silly folks like me drool, but it also makes it easier to watch what type of aggro you like; aoe, one target, etc. I use a threat meter even while soloing on my Warlock, as any pet user should. And Omen allows you to walk the aggro line when doing DPS and maximise your damage without potentially dying.
Take a look at the WoW Insider post about it – nice screenshots and details. Then if you don’t already use it hang your head in shame until you do.
Update – 9 Oct 08 – WoW will soon have aggro built in, and I heard the guys at ProjectLore raving about it during a run on the Beta servers. After pulling aggro from a Tank who was not running any type of meter, and seeing the Mage die more than my Warlock for the same reason I hold firm on my opinion.
–> Omen (or some other visual tool) is Mandatory. Get it!
Btw – Priests (I love a good priest) must love and hate their temp aggro removal, but remember to remind those tanks that it goes away. Make macro to ensure your tank knows you’re in trouble. I’m a thick headed brute when tanking, and might need a nudge.
/yell Help Healbot is in trouble, and has to fade. Taunt it!
Or this macro example I found on Priestly Endeavors. It uses a nice combination of survival spells as you click through the macro, but is modified to use Fade if you’re grouped, or avoid using it if you’re not. This is great as the Priest can use the one macro to survive in both circumstances. I also like that the call for help is generic across all raids, groups, and yells – as its an inbuilt emote.
/castsequence [group,target=player] reset=15 \
Fade, Power word: shield, psychic scream; \
[nogroup,target=player] reset=15 \
Power word: shield, renew, psychic scream
Thats about it.