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Addon Spotlight: 2 quickies and some addon discussion {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2011 5:39PM As Zippo and Halc have said, BindPad does exactly what you are after with minimal fuss

Addon Spotlight: Reforgenator {WoW}

Jan 20th 2011 5:45PM Yes I was wondering if anyone would catch Mat's indirect attempt at steering comment discussions as well. I don't have a particular affinity for many specific addons, but I do have categories that I simply have to have covered. This means my actual addon choices change as time goes on (and patches break addons/authors stop active development, etc.). Here are my current top 5:

1. Combuctor (Inventory Management) - I honestly cannot deal with having separate bag/bank windows anymore. First addon I install

2. Opie (Action Bar) - This addon single-handedly transformed my UI from a cluttered mess of buttons to a far cleaner one.

3. Castbars (err... Castbar) - Similar to Quartz, just a bit less feature packed (it mostly omits the features I disabled in Quartz anyway)

4. TipTac (Tooltip) - I can't stand the position, appearance, and lack of convenient information (talent spec for example) of the default tooltips.

5. OmniCC (Cooldowns) - Simple, effective and much easier to quickly discern remaining duration than the default 'slightly darker than normal action icon with fuzzy spiral' view

Reader UI of the Week: Almagest's UI {WoW}

Dec 21st 2010 9:32PM Satrina has released a beta version of SBF which allows you to set the buff cluster to interactive mode or not. The tradeoff being interactive clusters (ones you can right click off) have limited sorting and filtering options.

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info12524-SBF3.2Beta.html

Addon Spotlight: Grab Bag 3 {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2010 5:02PM I had some issues with Equus Infinata after the patch. It worked somedays, then not others (might have been a confict with another addon). I really only used the macro feature of it however so went on the hunt for a simple random mount/dismount addon that had documentation about using it in a macro (I'm way too lazy to dig through the Lua to find the appropriate function to call). I saw GupPet but felt it did a bit more than I really wanted. Eventually I settled on MountMe (the version on Curse) which does almost exactly what I was after without too much additional frill:

http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/mount-me.aspx

Lets you select your mounts to be included in the options, also I liked the ability to manually select land mount in a flyable area by using modifiers.

As a side note, Kong looks incredible for setting up a polished UI. Definitely will check that out!

Reader UI of the Week: Zhee's UI {WoW}

Oct 27th 2010 6:11PM Ugh, right click *removal* not right click casting

Reader UI of the Week: Zhee's UI {WoW}

Oct 27th 2010 6:06PM They haven't changed the protected buff frames no. There are addons out there that allow right click casting, the payoff being that they can't offer the wealth of filtering options addons such as SBF and Elkanos Buff Bars have.

If you are just looking for an addon that skins and moves the buff frame (and maintain the right-click remove functionality) I'd recommend nivBuffs:

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info18440-nivBuffs.html

Last I heard with regards to SBF is that a work around for the limitation is in progress as time permits, which will be awesome as it's about all I need to put the finishing touches on my post 4.0 UI :)

Addon Spotlight: Tidy Plates {WoW}

Jul 15th 2010 11:48PM I've been searching for something similar, and stumbled across this.

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info17035-Real-idToastmaster.html

Works perfectly :)

Reader UI of the Week: Skippah's UI {WoW}

Jul 13th 2010 11:18PM As for my 3 addons:

1 - Vuhdo (especially for my healing characters, but also awesome for other classes)
2 - A HoT/DoT tracker, probably ForteXorcist (since my current Power Auras/Sexy Cooldown combo counts as two)
3 - Combuctor, because the current inventory management system blows

Reader UI of the Week: Skippah's UI {WoW}

Jul 13th 2010 10:42PM I like the space in this UI. However I'm intrigued to see how this setup (particularly the raid frames) handle larger raids (15, 25, 40) that are around. Even if you are primarily a 10-man raider (which I am), there is nothing more frustrating than jumping into a random PuG VoA25 or AV and have my UI rendered almost useless because of the additional frames that cover all sorts of things.

Reader UI of the Week: Tyrias' UI {WoW}

Jun 1st 2010 9:07PM While in general I agree that there are too man action buttons for my *personal* taste, if you actually read the article properly, you would see that having a lot of abilities visible serves a functional purpose as they have their Power Auras set up to highlight them.

With that said, for my mind, you could further streamline the interface by removing the non-combat 'utilities' (hearth, food, etc) from your action bars and using something such as Opie to manage them. This would further enhance the symmetry I think. Additionally, do you really need 5 different mounts always visible? A mod such as Livestock is wonderful for mount/vanity pet management and removing clutter.

Apart from that, it's definitely a nice UI and gives me a few ideas for tinkering with my own one! Might even inspire me to send mine in for critiquing and suggestions. I run a normal aspect ratio monitor, and even with the excellent article a while ago I still find it quite a challenge to make the UI look as nice as a lot of the widescreen variations