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10-05-2011 @ 2:50AM
There are precisely three things that would annoy me about this UI if it were mine.Before I say, let me say I am not a mage, I am certainly not you. YMMV.First, the chat frame is top right when you need to be concentrating on the bottom and a lot on the right. In fact, that whole top left can go imo. You have Vuhdo, so unless you are only using it for decurse/slow fall and hate it otherwise, you don't need unit frames up there. I would bring the chat box down and stack the timers/buffs stuff on top so that it's to the right, but not bottom right. Sure a glance there is just as far, but for some reason it still feels like two moves to find it than one whenever you are scrambling to find it during a fight. Things like chat and maps/utility buttons are perfect for corners because you use them out of combat and can take a moment to actually look. Otherwise you want down, up, left, right for stuff you need in combat.Second, that menu/spare buttons right above the map. I would probably move them next to my other buttons. Vuhdo feels in the way at that point, but stacking it towards the right instead of one column and letting those buttons just hang there just doesn't work for me. Worst case, stack them against the map leaving a gap there since that's obviously utility stuff.Third, nothing quite lines up. It looks pretty and mostly lines up, but there's enough off that bothers me. The player and target frames together are a little wider than the action bars. The unit frames under the chat are a little narrower than the chat window. The menu bar is wider than the utility action bars which is wider than the bag bar which actually is nicely lined up with the map, but the map is off from the edge to accomplish this. The buttons around the map are indeed all around the map when you've stuffed it in a corner so 2 sides are near an edge giving those buttons a cramped out of place feel. I can't really tell where a focus frame would be since you do not have one, but the placeholder is not centered. Things like that are all nicely placed, but it's just off enough I notice.
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