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2-09-2010 @ 7:14PM
Wow, I really like your interface, minimalistic and yet gives you all the info you need. I might have to rework my setup to kinda mimic this, very nice!
2-10-2010 @ 3:15AM
I've been using a setup like this (with all the essential information on the bottom part of the screen leaving the middle 2/3s for viewing) for a while, but what it was just the action bars organized w/ Dominos.What I lacked, until today, was something to block out the different sections and make the UI seem more substantial.THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME kgPanels! It's the best addon ever.... I turned THIS:http://www.finnickslab.com/images/finnsoldui.jpgInto THIS:http://www.finnickslab.com/images/finnsnewui.jpg
2-10-2010 @ 4:14AM
People on wow.com wouldn't know a good UI if it hit them in the face. Every UI without exception was awful in the previous reader UI of the week columns, and it seems that hasn't changed. Reasons why this UI is really bad:•Showing an INSANE amount of buttons•Standard (terrible) texture on unit frames•Sexymap, need I say more?•Its cluttered already, and your not even in combat. •Your showing threat and damage meters, even though your in the middle of Silvermoon."what I find to be aesthetically acceptable and necessary." =/
2-10-2010 @ 5:03AM
@finnicks Holy crap your UI takes up almost all of your screen!@Jadfer OK, let's see your UI.
2-10-2010 @ 7:11AM
I'm a healer and would like to be able to post a screenshot of my healing ui in combat, but not sure how to get the screenshot from my wow/screenshot folder to here, lol. Could someone tell me how to post it?
2-10-2010 @ 8:56AM
@pyro:You'll need to upload the screenshot somewhere like Flickr or Picasa, or another photo sharing service. Then you can just link it in your comment.
2-10-2010 @ 10:50AM
>People on wow.com wouldn't know a good UI if it hit them in the face. Every UI without exception was awful in the previous reader UI of the week columns, and it seems that hasn't changed.<Submit your own.>•Your showing threat and damage meters, even though your in the middle of Silvermoon.<One might think by reading the article, why the two were shown. Not because that's normally how he has it, but because...he wanted to show them to us?I dunno, one might think that.
2-10-2010 @ 7:42PM
Okay seriously, I feel the need to reply here.First of all, differnet people have different tastes in UI. My UI might not your cup of tea, but that doesn't mean it's universally terrible.Secondly, the point of my comment was to thank the author for showing me kgPanels, not get an scathingly critical OPINION back on the entire thing.As for your points:I don't know what class you play, but as as warlock and a druid healer I use every single button on that screen, frequently enough to merit them having a spot. See the major block on the right? The ones toward the top see constant use, and as it goes toward the bottom their use becomes more situational. They ALL have key bindings (I use an old-style Logitech G11, the buttons are organized to mimic the layout of the G keys and are bound as such). The left major block consists mostly of buffs and consumables that I use often enough and don't want to have to open my bags every single time for. It also helps me keep track of how many I have of each, again without having to constantly open and close my bags.Texture is a matter of personal preference, thank you very much. While I'm still playing with it, I happen to like those textures just fine. If you prefer metallic, bright purple, "futuristic" looking UI panels, that's YOUR preference.Yes, you need say more. BasicMinimap serves all my needs just fine.It's not cluttered at all. Everything is blocked off into sections. And yes I have two chat windows, because I cannot stand having Guild Chat, Whispers, and Trade all mixed into the same window, and since I like Guild Chat and whispers visible at all times, they get their own window. Trade gets a tab on the main chat window.As HoggersBud strongly implied (thank you), did you not think perhaps I had it visible because I was taking a screenshot of my UI? Also, in the "new ui" shot I had also just been at the target dummy practicing w/ the new layout, and Skada takes up so little space when there's only solo data, why bother making it hide itself?And to reply to Hollow Lev: 1/3 is not "almost all the screen". Your UI probably takes up the same amount of space you'll just have it all spread out. I like to have a nice big open viewing area to see the game through. :3
2-10-2010 @ 10:30PM
I will explain to you why your UI is garbage and why nobody should ever use it including yourself. no matter what your tastes are there are no excuses for a bad UI.1. Not centered2.Different fonts3.useless bars4.your Chat box is the focus of your UI5.You made the chat box as big as you possibly could6.You made another chat box7.Different textures8. you have titan panel with only 2 plug-ins. whats the point?9.Why put spacing in your menu bar? to take up more space?10.Too many devisions of your bars.11. *cough* Xperl *cough*
2-11-2010 @ 10:14PM
@FinnicksSome constructive ideas:Have you checked out Shadowed Unit Frames? I used x-perl before and to me SUF trounces x-perl, though SUF takes a tiny bit of digging to turn on more standard x-perl functions -- like frame highlights for curable debuffs or party targets. I haven't been "missing" any functions though.Dominos lets you change the opacity of your bars, so that whole left block could be made almost invisible except on mouseover. Or you could convert the seldom-used icons to Opie wheels -- which take up no action bar space. As a Lock, I love Opie for summons/stones. http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13494-ShadowedUnitFrames.htmlhttp://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info9094-OPie.html
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