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1-25-2011 @ 6:12PM
What I like:Slim low-profile action, chat, and unit frames along the bottom in an aesthetically pleasing matter.What I'm okay with:Minimap and buffs. Not my preference, but they are aesthetically clean and unobtrusive.What I hate:-Yet another UI with someone picking their nose in a home-town. Yes, I see your one frame on the Vuhdo box - but where are the other 25 people? Where do you track your damage and healing abilities? Are you dual specced resto, with a different setup? How do you track your DoTs? I know forteXorcist can do that, but alas, I can't see it on the screen shot because you are not in combat, let alone in a raid or battleground.-Your procs and the forte timer are way too far away from the action for my taste. I see a lot of unnecessary eyeball movement.-Druids have a lot of abilities that I don't see on those action bars. The one thing I always look for is Tranquility - any druid that doesn't have that up on their bars, or easily accessible, maybe this is the elitist in me, but it makes me cringe. Even a feral druid can cast that and heal a significant portion of your party and potentially save a wipe.-I never understand why people use decursive when Clique is so easy, and you can set your raid frames to notify you when you have an ally that has a cleansible debuff on them.This is my biggest one:This UI, when I first looked at it, I thought it was a modified TukUI. All the hard work that went into it, you can get almost the same exactly look and function in about 2 minutes by downloading TukUI. Now, I'm not a fan of TukUI, but having seen it in action in that paragon video, I can see it's value - it's pretty good. It's not for my tastes, but it's a pretty good UI, and I can see why people like it.So anyone who wants basically what this UI looks like, just go download TukUI.
1-25-2011 @ 8:07PM
Thanks for the feedback. I do take some issues with what you're saying though. I understand that everyone has their own preferences, but for me, it works, and I like how it looks, and that's what matters. About using clique to decurse, as I said, it's just another button that I need to keybind(mousebind?) and with how many different spells I'm using at the moment, it's just not effective for me(I am dual-specced resto). Also, tranquility is keybound, what I have on my action bars are A. things that I use a lot but don't keybind or B. My main spells/nukes that I check cooldowns on, or I click when I'm being really lazy doing dailies. As for why I'm not in a raid, I hadn't started raiding in Cata yet, and while I could have done it in a heroic, that doesn't give you much more indication of what it looks like. And yes, it does look a touch like TukUi. That's not a bad thing, nor even what I intended, but there are some elements of it. My procs, of which there are very few as a balance/resto druid as well as holy paladin, are shown using the built in power auras as well as some custom power auras. My cooldown bar at the bottom is more for reference and for checking longer cooldowns, and while it's not perfect, it let's me see what I need when I need it. I am defending myself here, but the important part is that you find a UI that works for you. If you think this is a steaming load of crap, go at it! Thanks again for the comments Pyro.
1-25-2011 @ 8:21PM
Go queue for IOC and AV, and take a screenshot while you're in battle.AV, especially, really is the biggest stress-test of a UI. 40 players and there can be large-scale battles at the many bottlenecks in that BG.Feel free to post it to tiny pic and link it here, I might like it a lot more seeing it in action.
1-25-2011 @ 8:29PM
Oh, and regarding the other things, the main criticism is tracking your dots and hots. I'm assuming you'd be tracking your hots on vuhdo, but if you are tracking your dots on the enemy unitframe that way, I'd have a big issue with that. Any class that wants close to a 100% uptime on their dots needs to have that prominently displayed, and a small icon on your enemy unitframe wouldn't cut it.I stand what I say about Tranquility however. It's kind of a pet peeve when I don't see that icon on an action bar. I guess it's okay tracking it on the forteXorcist cooldown bar, but it just makes me nervous when I can't see it.
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