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4-06-2010 @ 9:03AM
Wow. Opposite of minimalist anyone? Especially while grouped.
4-06-2010 @ 10:15AM
Reminds me of the old Tim Meadows NewsForce SNL skit where he's a TV news anchor on a show that keeps putting more and more infographics (weather, station logo, news crawl, website, stock listings crawl, the TV-G rating, question of the day, etc.) up. "Let's take a call.. but first, let's see a picture of the "Terminator" robot. (Terminator robot appears, taking up the middle of the screen) That's cool!"Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go feel old because I just looked it up and that skit is over 10 years old.
4-06-2010 @ 10:54AM
that's like the worst user interface i ever seen.he got like 30% of the screen available for view only.he should totally throw a few extra addons to fill that space.why waste it, right?
4-06-2010 @ 11:09AM
Way to bash a player looking for help.Before leaving a comment, it is typically polite to at least READ the article, not just look at the pictures. If you had, you'd already know that this player is asking for feedback to improve their UI; they already know that it's cluttered.
4-06-2010 @ 11:53AM
@QotI referenced that skit as well recently in the last rogue column. He had a picture of the Terminator robot smack in the middle...yeah, that's nice.
4-06-2010 @ 1:14PM
Qot, since reading that I've been scouring the web trying to find a clip of that skit it sounds to brilliant. But no luck... Any chance you could point me to a youtube link or something?Oh and uh... to be on topic... sick UI!
4-06-2010 @ 3:43PM
Yeah.... How do you raid? Your UI takes up almost 70% of your viewing space?Please! If you are going to show UIs on this blog please show functional UIs.
4-06-2010 @ 3:55PM
It doesn't mention it in the article, but definitely turning off the character portraits on the Unit Frames is a must. I also play on a small laptop right now and it saves a ton of real estate. I use Shadowed Unit Frames. You can turn off the portraits globally with just a couple clicks.If you still need some artwork for the "feel" of the game, I'd suggest using something like Btex. Don't use one with button "groupings" though. Instead, find a nice organic texture that you can fade in a bit and put your on-screen info in that.Bartender can fade out any bars you don't use often, and fade them in when you mouse-over a particular area. Personally, I've switched to Opie for most of my non-combat abilities, but Bartender can handle it as well if you prefer. Sexymap can fade out your map buttons in the same manner.Lastly, I'll second the idea of using Button Facade with Bartender. In particular, the Zoomed theme is nice for laptops. It erases the borders and allows the icons to actually use that space. It's a small change, but I notice a big difference.
4-07-2010 @ 12:50PM
My first thougth was: "The will rename the new expansion to Clutterclysm!"But yeah get rid off SpartanUI, it's way to huge.You can also mess around with the ingame scaling or use "/run SetCVar('uiScale', 768 / ) " to get some more room.CowTip is nice but it's so much info that you probably don't need, shown in a very space consuming way. I would suggest TipTac as an alternative. You still have the information but not everything in a single line.If you don't like to play around in lua, pitbull or shadowedUF is probably the best way to some slim UFs. You won't need much information on them too but mana bars are important.Omen and Recount can be de-uglyfied in their options and placed near some chat.I don't have a pally so I can't suggest much but I don't think that you need all your seals, judgements and blessings on those bars (doesn't pallypower support clicking?).I would disable all those minimap buttons, too. You can access most options through slash comands if you need them but I think you don't need the decursive/ bartender/gatherer/enchantrix config that often. You can also use another minimap addon to remove the minimap clutter, I use pMinimap at the moment.I try to put all those ablilities that I need into two bars because it's hard to find a place for 4-5 bars that are filled with stuff you don't need all the time.
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