I'm not the world's most sophisticated interface tinkerer. In comparison to people like Taeo
, my UI looks like it was a low-bid government contract job by Oog & Sons. I'll grant that Taeo's UI probably isn't a fair comparison anyway (I maintain that it's hands-down the most beautiful UI we've ever run on Reader UI of the Week
), but the point still stands. I download mods I need. After reading Addon Spotlight
and getting curious, I often download mods I don't
need. I get them up and running while trying to navigate an oft-bewildering number of options. If they're movable, they're irritably shoved around the screen depending on the job I'm doing in a raid or just ignored entirely (e.g. Decursive
while tanking). Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Where'd my screen go?
Man, it's a cruel world out there for the lazy. But every so often you find offbeat but amazingly helpful mods that just work
, and best of all, work unobtrusively without having to be diddled with every day or between characters and specs. For my part, I am completely ready to nominate OptiTaunt
for whatever Total Slacker's Mod prize might exist. It's a tiny mod for tanks that tells your group, raid, and the player you're trying to taunt off of when a taunt is resisted or when the target is immune. It can also announce when you've had to blow mega-cooldown abilities like Challenging Roar
, Shield Wall
, and Frenzied Regeneration
. Best of all, it whispers cute class-specific messages to the player who's pulled aggro (e.g. for Priests: "Warning! My Growl
was resisted! Time for a final prayer!"). And you don't need to spend time worrying about settings between characters or specs as the mod will simply never activate on a toon that won't have to (or can't) taunt anything.
I love Titan
is amazingly helpful, and we all depend on things like Omen
, but OptiTaunt still wins the proverbial desert island contest for me. Sean
could probably name dozen of mods like it off the top of his head, but I find any mod announcing a thinly-disguised version of "YOU'RE ALL SCREWED NOW!" pretty tough to beat. With that said, I'm trying to level some taunt-free classes to 70 before Wrath
hits, so I'm on the lookout. Any suggestions for, say, a Shaman?