Sure that addone enabling system alone would eat my resrources... even if you would use basic UI...
Dat mining reveals the current UI is already built on top of an extensible framework. That aspect doesn't need to be changed. They just need to open up UI API calls, which won't cause a performance hit if you don't use them.
In WoW, you can run tests on add-ons to see how much CPU and RAM they are using. Even on old single core processors in systems with 1GB of RAM, any popular add-ons were optimized well enough to have a negligible impact on performance. Just because FFXIV is more graphically intense than WoW doesn't mean FFXIV's UI is more demanding than WoW. If your computer meets the minimum system requirements for FFXIV, then the addition of an add-on system isn't going to have a perceptual impact on your system's performance.
I really wouldn't like thing to be like that... and especially i don't want thing when one person gets advantages of Add-ones and stuff when i can't... especially i want to play fair, i want to have the same thing available for me like for others not like someone is lazy and put some add-one to make his life easier... (Hope you get my point)
This argument was made about WoW's add-ons as well. But the vast majority of add-ons built for WoW are publicly available in large repositories. It is reasonable to believe the same would hold true for FFXIV add-ons. If someone else is using an add-on, they don't have an unfair advantage over you, because you can choose to install it as well if you desire to. Well designed add-ons do not have enough of an impact on performance to give any weight to the argument that your system is too weak to run them.
Wow @ thinking turning FF into a WoW is actually progress.
Claiming that giving FFXIV a customizable UI with add-ons is turning it into WoW is absurd.
Olorinus the Vile wrote:
Do you really think it is masochistic to want everyone to play on an even playing field?
If everyone can use add-ons, then the playing field is even.