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2-09-2009 @ 3:21PM
It should be self-evident, but fine.QuestHelper is fail for several reasons.1) It is a bloated disgusting monster with an enormous memory footprint and a huge CPU load. I used to run it, so I'm not talking out of my ass. You can get 10 fps back just by turning it off.2) It is poorly coded. Ask any respected addon author to take a peek at it and they'll tell you the same. This is likely the cause of 1) above.3) It works by collecting data from users and asking them to send it in. Because of this it is constantly getting bad data from private servers and sending people out to BFE on fool's errands.4) And this is the biggest one: it reduces the game to a series of waypoints. People have always complained about MMORPGs being a rubbish because they are primarily comprised of fedex, collection, and "kill x of y" quests. QuestHelper exacerbates this problem. Turn your brain off and follow the shiny waypoint! As I said I used to run QH. I can't tell you how much more fun I started having when I turned it off.If the last argument doesn't ring true for you (subjective as it is) then at least listen to the first three (factual) arguments and get something like TourGuide, which at least isn't a bloated monster.And as are as clean, uncluttered UI's go... if you don't immediately see why they are a good thing, and to be preferred, then I can't help you. Trust me, though. There's a reason why OS X is so popular. I (among other things) design user interfaces for a living and simpler is always better. Always.
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