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10-14-2008 @ 3:57AM
I've always gone vanilla. Tried installing several addons but I could never get into them due to level of confortability with vanilla. (I've always been, similarly, a clicker- never could make the mental leap necessary to use shortcuts. I can type all day but the moment I've got to hit the key for something other than the letter it's supposed to represent, I instinctively look down) As such, I'd like to take this opportunity to try, once more, to get into addons. What's a good resource for someone like me? (Preferably with lots of pictures- went to WoW-Interface to search for addons and not only could I not discern what most of them were supposed to do via the descriptions, I also couldn't find near enough pictures to compare and contrast with the default interface.) Thanks in advance
10-14-2008 @ 5:33AM
I'd wait a month or two for the mods to settle down. They're always in flux around a major patch like this.Don't have a site to recommend that matches your needs but you could check the feature this site runs, the Reader UI of the Week. Lots of screenshots though they're normally of people running a LOT of mods.You might want to start with something very simple. RatingBuster is linked in this post and is hot-greased monkey-sex awesome. Pretty much configures itself. All you do is hold down shift while mousing over a piece of gear to see all the weird game mechanics coverted to understandable numbers compared to your current equipment in that slot. "Oh, this will be +1.5% crit, +20 health, -10 mana. Got it." Does all the math for you.For a clicker, a bar mod is nearly required IMO. The writer of Bongos keeps changing his mind though. Bongos, Bongos2, Bongos3, now Dominos. Once Dominos is stable, give that a try. Will take a bit of messing around but once you figure it out can put all the buttons to click anywhere you want :)
If you get the chance, play Warhammer a little, take a look at its UI. Do it for like half a hour, mess with the settings. Now go back to WoW.You will never get used to the WoW UI again, go get your add-ons!
10-14-2008 @ 6:42AM
I dunno if this helps, but my left hand always rests naturally on the AWD keys for my middle fingers, shift for the pinky and space for my thumb, so it's from that position i have all my keyboard shortcuts. naturally, keys 1-5 require minimal motion to hit and i've got my most used healing spells there (raiding holy priest). together with the addons grid and clique, i hold down shift, mouse over the unit frame and click any of my mouse buttons for different spells so i can cast them without selecting any units first. Q is wanding, E is resurrection but could easy do anything you want, G is mass dispell and so on. this way i move my hand minimally 95% of the time and can still remain really agily during encounters and also run while instacasting spells. with some training, you'd never have to look at your keyboard to hit the right keys.
10-14-2008 @ 12:53PM
Bind F1-F5 to spells on bottom left action bar and you have 10 spells with instant access.
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