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2-09-2010 @ 7:51PM
The biggest thing with UI's is how well they perform in raids and battlegrounds. A UI that does not show you in combat, in a raid or a battleground, it really is pointless. If you are just sitting in silvermoon, you might as well go with the standard UI. It's nice to see a UI out of combat while solo as a base point for comparison. But what are you using to track your cooldowns? Watcher? ForteXorcist? OmniCC? How do you track your class-specific buffs (as opposed to genreal buffs which i see you track with Elkanos - a fine choice i might add)? What about procs, how are you tracking art of war assuming you have a ret spec? Are you using a Scrolling combat text? I see you have protection spells up there... so sure, omen is great for a tank. But what about threatplates? Omen (as far as I know) only tracks the mob you are currently targeting, whereas tidyplates/threatplates can give you a visual cue to every mob on your screen.I always look at so-called "clean" UI's with skepticism. Expect many of the rest of the people who are UI junkies to do the same, and please include any UI with combat in-raid and/or in-battleground/arena scenarios. Thanks
2-09-2010 @ 8:36PM
Totally unecessary the way you commented his post...Sounds to me like a troller...
2-09-2010 @ 8:09PM
Peronsally, I like watching my actionbars to see cooldowns. Oh, and the buff box shows me pretty clearly when procs are active, and combat text actually tells me right when they proc. As for threat, party member frames glow a nice brilliant yellow, and occasionally red, when they build aggro, telling me exactly who needs to be saved.Please, if you're going to be sceptical about what addons he's not using, at least talk about addons that don't replicate already existing functions.
2-09-2010 @ 8:28PM
Nothing wrong with watching your action bars for cooldowns. Except that when your action bars are at the bottom of the screen, and you are a tank, and you have to have a lot of raid awareness...The buff bars that he has are similar to what I run, and they are just fine and dandy making sure you have all the right buffs. But are you going to scan a huge list of in-combat buffs to tell you when art of war procs, or killing machine, or missile barrage/brain freeze/hot streak, or slice n dice, or any number of class specific buffs/procs? What about debuffs on the boss, your judgements, thunderclap, bleed effects, on and on...There are plenty of addons that overlap functions that are highly useful. Needtoknow, classtimer, forteXorcist, and dottimer are 4 that come to mind. Sure you can track your buffs/debuffs on the unit frames and basic buff list, but some debuffs are much more important than others.In any case, the point about my post was not just to say "use a SS in combat," it was specifically requesting that UI's be displayed not only in combat, but in a raid, bg, or arena, with appropriate descriptions of how you track the things you need to track. Nothing wrong with using omnicc on your action bars to track your cooldowns, but as far as I can tell, he doesn't have any method to tracking anything except the buff frames and the threat meter.
2-09-2010 @ 8:47PM
Considering he uses Dominos I will venture a guess that he also uses Inline Aura which displays various proc/buff information on your action bars. (I say that because Dominos had it built in at one point and most people using it became used to the functionality) For example for DKs it shows time left on diseases in the Icy Touch/Plague Strike buttons, displays time left on Art of War in the FoL/Exo buttons. I personally love it because not only does it give me a ton of valuable information but it takes absolutely zero screen space.
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