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Reader UI of the Week - Special Patch 3.0.2 edition

Welcome to a special edition of Reader UI of the Week – just for patch 3.0.2. We'll take a look at a few complete UIs submitted by WoW Insider readers that are fully compatible with patch 3.0.2 and Wrath of the Lich King.

Patch 3.0.2 is bringing a lot of expanded functionality to the underlying API (Application Programming Interface). The changes will not be as drastic as we all experienced when Burning Crusade was released, however there still will be a fair amount of problems that will have to be solved. After the break are a few complete lists of addons that are reported to at least work somewhat well together.

For a complete list of functioning addons, along with download sources, check out our list of essential addons for patch 3.0.2. We'll keep that list updated throughout the day.

Reader UI #1 – Daedhir of Duskwood

Daedhir provides us with a well framed and formatted UI that he has been using while exploring and leveling in Northrend. Daedhir's UI is nice in that it provides a lot of transparency, customized action bars, a clean map, and essential class and combat information. The complete list of Daedhir's addons follows:
  • !BugGrabber
  • Ace3
  • Ampere
  • Auc-Advanced
  • Bartender4
  • Bejeweled
  • Blizz_ThreatMeter
  • Buffalo
  • BugSack
  • ButtonFacade
  • ButtonFacade_Daedhir
  • Chatter
  • ClassTimer
  • CowTip
  • Dominos
  • EnhancedTradeSkills
  • FluidFrames
  • FriendsWithBenefits
  • FuBar
  • FuBar_LocationFu
  • FuBar_MicroMenuFu
  • FuBar_MiniPerfsFu
  • FuBar_MoneyFu
  • ItemRack
  • NeedToKnow
  • OmniCC
  • PitBull
  • Prat-3.0
  • Quartz
  • RatingBuster
  • Recount
  • RedRange
  • RuneWatch
  • SharedMedia
  • SmartBuff
  • Squeenix
  • ZMobDB
  • ZuxanaModelCitizen
  • eePanels2
  • gdFont
  • nQuestLog
  • sct
Reader UI #2 - Frosteye of the Lich King beta server

Frosteye is a Death Knight on the Lich King beta server and presents to us a rather scaled down UI compared to some we've seen. The color choices aren't exactly to my liking, but what is to my liking is that everything works – and that is what's important in the next few days. You can see that he has functioning action bars, raid frames, and combat data displays. All things that are essential for a good time. Frosteye's list of addons follows.
  • Bartender4
  • ButtonFacade
  • CowTip
  • eePanels2
  • FuBar
  • Mik's Scrolling Battle Text
  • PitBull
  • Prat-3.0
  • simpleMinimap
  • SL Data Text
Reader UI #3 - Iraya of the Murmur beta server

Iraya happens to be a guild mate of mine, who I realized just tonight had sent in a UI to us. Iraya took a snapshot of his UI while we were traveling through Naxxramas one evening. There are a lot of things I like here: working raid frames, a clean UI with clear visibility of the raid, easily identifiable buffs and debuffs, a damage and threat meter off to the side, and DBM misbehaving in its positioning (to Iraya's credit however, he mentions that he's since fixed it). The mods Iraya is using include:
  • X-Perl Unit Frames
  • Z-Threat Meter
  • Deadly Boss Mods
  • RuneWatch
  • FuBar
  • Recount
Reader UI #4 - Matt's Beta UI

Matt's UI is a good demonstration of a UI that just works. It might not be the prettiest or cleanest UI around – but it does demonstrate multiple addons that are good for raiding and general grouping. With Matt's UI we can clearly see recount, x-perl, and dominos all working together. He also has a beta version of Omen up. Addons which Matt has running are:
  • CowTip
  • Deadly Boss Mods
  • Domions
  • Omen
  • Onebag
  • Quartz
  • RatingBuster
  • Recount
  • X-Perl
Reader UI #5 - Smacker

I really dig Smacker's UI. It has everything I like in it: accessibility, cleanness, openness, information, good placement, and an uncluttered main play area. The minimap, while it has a lot of buttons, doesn't look like some spaghetti monster ate it for breakfast. It's organized and presents the necessary information nicely. Smacker's addons include:
  • Baggins
  • Clique
  • Domions
  • DoubleWide
  • FishingAce
  • Grid
  • kgPanels
  • Mappy
  • Outfitter
  • Prat
  • Quartz
  • Recount2
  • TrinketMenu
  • X-Perl
  • YurrCombatLog
Remember, we are updating our list of patch 3.0.2 essential addons throughout the day.

Filed under: Reader UI of the Week, Patches, Add-Ons

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