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6-25-2010 @ 2:58AM
I'm suprised at the lack of people who use altoholic but don't know about armory. It's very similar in function, but the interface is a lot closer to the ingame character/professions screens. The only thing that isn't like your own character is the inventory/guildbank screen, which is a list(with icons) and a search box. It also updates tooltips so you know exactly how many of an item you have across alts and guildbanks, who can craft it and who has learned that recipeI personally never used altoholic but considered it several times, however the screenshots on the download pages always pulls me back - everything is in a list and you can't really look at the specific alt you wantLike I said I never used altoholic so may be very wrong about its interface(it's been a while since I saw screenshots of it too), but don't feel that armory lacks anything that will make me want to change
6-25-2010 @ 3:19AM
I really don't know what you mean by "can't really look at the specific alt you want". Altoholic lets you view individual alts and any shared information provided by other people with Altoholic (including your own other accounts, if you dual-box long enough to share data).The "lists" you might be referring to are the tradeskill and equipment tabs, where those lists are *useful*. They make it much easier to glance over alts and see, for instance, what every character has in a given slot, or see what everyone's secondary skills are at.
6-25-2010 @ 3:57AM
Both are actually a reference to the equipment tabs, in armory the main window looks almost exactly like your character inventory screen with stats and a summary of professions and xp in place of the default 3d view, you select a different alt from the potrait at the top left. Achievements, quests and professions are available from tabs along the right hand side.This made me realise the actual difference between the two addons : altoholic is meant for - well, altoholics, providing a quick overview of all your alts while armory is more concerned with a small handful of them, only showing one at a time. Both have the same functionality and information.I tend to only work with a few alts at a time and the extra information of all others would just be an annoyance. In the end it all comes down to preference, but I just thought of letting people know of an alternative
6-25-2010 @ 12:44PM
Honestly, I have a small army of alts, and was a loyal Altoholic user for quite some time until a guildie turned me on to Armory. Altoholic has too many stupid bugs now (I can't tell you how many times DataStore gave me errors or screwed something up), and too much bloat. I also find Armory's interface to be much cleaner and less clunky than Altoholic's.
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