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10-04-2011 @ 5:58PM
A few specific comments about this UI. One of my favorite rules for writing is "Omit needless words." (I fail horribly at this rule), but the same can be said about a UI. As an arcane mage myself, there are a lot of buttons that probably don't need to be visible (your professions, portal, hearthstone, mounts, micromenu, bags). Hiding a lot of these (and keybinding things like mounts) or having them only show when not in combat can free up some room on a combat UI. Similarly, as an arcane mage, frost bolt, firebolt, frostfire bolt, fire blast, ice/molten armor are never used, so dropping them will probably let you leave up some inventory on your bars. Lastly, you have vudho, so you *may* have slowfall and decurse bound to that to be able to apply them without targetting. If so, you can take those off your bars too!My next rule tends to be "is the information I need in an easy to see place". Your cast bars are low on the screen - do you find yourself looking at them while neglecting the rest of the screen? Do you find you miss interupts because the enemy cast bar is too low? If yes to either, consider moving them up a bit. Similarly, your spell timer is in the bottom left of the screen. Do you use this to watch your cooldowns ? If so, consider moving it up to more prominent place. If not, ditch the addon. Finally, your buffs and debuffs are pretty small on the right side of the screen. Do you ever have trouble checking your debuffs when something big is coming? Most buff mods can let you move your debuffs from your buffs so you could have your debuffs in a very visible place to be sure they are easy to see. Overall, much of your UI is very nice, these are just my comments in general.
10-05-2011 @ 5:33AM
In terms of the suggestion to remove professions and out of combat actions like hearthstone, portals, professions even creating mana gems and conjuring food - DagAssist is a fantastic addon that sits as a minimap button (that can be lifted off the minimap and positioned wherever you fancy) and it'll create a dropdown menu for all these sort of utility things that you wont need while in combat. Its all right there still easily accessible, but tucked away out of sight till needed, reucing the number of buttons and therefor bars required on your screen.http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info11358-DagAssist.htmlBoth the order and the content can be easily edited (drag abilities from the spellbook into the addon panel) Also, macros might be a nice way to condense some of the utility you still want on your actionbars like L/R button mount macros, conjur/eat food etc.
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