Mistress Theonehio wrote:
I never understood how people could play with half their screens blocked by random "raiding" addons and 50 action bars. Silly clickers.
Didn't you know? Seeing the game you're playing is inefficient.
I don't know how this thread turned in to an argument about UIs but..
Here is a UI I threw together for my mage alt in WoW. http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz332/jonathandcowden/WoWScrnShot_010211_205937.jpg
It could use a little cleaning up but it's functional.
- All the abilities you see, I use regularly. Sometimes 10+ in one encounter.
- The text on the side is built in to the default WoW UI to show my quests. You can turn it off with one click.
- The little brown square is a threat meter because I do a lot of damage and pull threat easily.
- The little square in the bottom left is a dps meter so I can make sure I'm contributing and keeping up with what I expect from other players.
- The Orbs for health and mana I mod'ed in because I like Diablo.
Here is something from when I played Aion. http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz332/jonathandcowden/Aion0008.jpg
- All default.
I think it looks great. It's also practical and responsive.
Neither of them are completely covering my screen. I also have different UIs for all my characters to fit their specific needs so I can be as efficient as possible. For example on my healer I have another addon that shows me everyone's health all the time. Do I have it running all day? No, just when we're in raid encounters and I don't want people to DIE.
I don't need
these things to be a good player. I have them to make sure I'm always
doing everything I can to be the best healer,dps,tank, or anything else that I play because that's more important to me than hiding a box on my screen. If that's not important to you, maybe you should go play a single player game.