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2-15-2012 @ 9:49PM
I actually switched to mouse clicking and keyboard binding during Thanksgiving vacation last year after playing since Ulduar dropped with keyboard turning and mouse clicking. It took a while but I finally managed it. I had problems remembering what each button did because I would have an ability bound to nomod of a key, a different ability bound to shift of a key, and so on and so forth. Then during winter vacation, I received a Razer Naga for Christmas, allowing me to spread out all of my abilities. What I have problems with now is reaching the "8, I, K, M" column on my keyboard where I have all my pet abilities: Master's Call, Roar of Sacrifice, Last Stand with Intervene, and the pet family skill. When I get some time, I want to switch over to the roaming index hand positioning variant because I'm currently using the default WASD position. I don't know when I'll have time though because track and field season just started and all my free time is being consumed by practice. On a happier note, I just started arenas for the first time in my 3+ years of playing WoW. I had finally gotten full Conquest gear and really wanted to start arenas with the primary guild arena team. I don't know what addons I should download though. Any suggestions Olivia?
2-16-2012 @ 7:05AM
Gladius - Is pretty much a must for Arena. Until you feel comfortable with enemy cooldowns, trinkets and dr's....etc.Interrupt Bar - Also very good for what Olivia said above; Juking, and well interrupts.Any other addon's you like....if you use a certain unit frame addon then bring it to arena, no point in reworking your entire ui just for arena's and it will make you more comfortable.Cheers, Larryfine
2-16-2012 @ 7:39AM
Macros Harvoc!Macros!All those spells you have bound to shift+ and ctrl+ can be built in to single macros. That way you can use two to three abilities on one button all modified by your chosen modifier. The cool thing about this is when you press a modifier your display will change to reflect the spell about to be cast.
2-16-2012 @ 10:33AM
@ LukeThat's what I was doing before I got the Razer Naga and it definitely wasn't working out for me because I couldn't remember where my spells are. I also couldn't see a spell's cooldown without hitting the correct modifier key to see the icon. Now that I only have 1 spell per keybind, things are much easier. The only problem I have is reaching the rightmost row of keybinds, which I will try to solve by switching over to the roaming index hand position variant.
2-16-2012 @ 1:30PM
Hey Harvoc -- I did a column not long ago about Arena addons, see here: http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/01/04/blood-sport-top-addons-and-ui-settings-for-pvp/Olivia
2-16-2012 @ 8:08PM
Ah okay well that's why spell timers are useful. They're usually integrated into other Ui addons like DBM, Dominos and Milk Scrolling Battle Text. With a good UI set up you can have Icons that show cooldowns or have notifications set up with programs like milk.http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/mik-scrolling-battle-text
2-17-2012 @ 8:23AM
I'd add Tidy Plates for a cleaner overview of people's nameplates.Plate Buffs to show a massive icon over their nameplate when they are in CC or when they have popped a cooldown. smaller icons for other debuffs.In the standard keybindings of WoW, unbind Tab from Targest Nearest Enemy and bind it to Target Nearest Enemy Player. That way you don't cycle through a hunter pet, 8 snakes from the trap and 4 totems while trying to CC someone.
2-17-2012 @ 9:12AM
An addon called SmartTargeting will automate this for you, and switch it back to Target Nearest Enemy in non-PvP situations.Olivia
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