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8-06-2009 @ 10:19PM
I love tweaking the UI and customizing my AddOn's to suit me, I honestly do consider it a meta-gaming activity because sometimes it requires a lot more time than people would think.I used to customize my UI a lot, I used to have a shitload of AddOn's cluttering my screen and so much memory (RAM) being taken up by them. I used to play around with things like the ActionBar AddOn's that let me change how my ActionBars looked, where they were on the screen and when they showed.I used to use OTHER peoples interfaces - and still do - and customize them. Edit fancy images and Warcraft 3-style interfaces into them (which look wicked if done right, and I can never do it right). I've used AddOn's that add Diablo-esque graphics such as Health and Mana Orbs, both looked goddamn awesome IMO.But then one day I just got bored with it. And the standard interface appealed to me more. It didn't use much RAM, I could add more ActionBars if needed (I used to have ALL 10 ActionBars showing, which I now know was utterly pointless). I love a cool-looking UI but for the most part, it's for aesthetics. It's just for show.So now I pretty much have the "basic" AddOns with a few extras. Grid, Omen, Recount, QuestHelper/LightHeaded (I love alts but hate questing), Cartographer and Atlas. And some class-specific AddOns to help me in situations such as combats and groups.A custom interface looks cool, but isn't needed. This is incredibly subjective, but I truly believe no AddOn is necessary to play the game, or even play it good. You don't need to know how much you're healing for or how much DPS you're doing. You can control your threat WITHOUT Omen too. But it sure does make life SO much simpler when you've got a visual representation there to help you.
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