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Reader UI of the Week: Nikkita

This week we feature the UI of Nikkita, level 70 Gnome Warrior from the guild <Vagrant> on the US PvP server, Dunemaul. I must confess -- while there are parts of Nikkita's UI I would never use, I was especially glad to get this one. I've always said if I was going to jump to the Alliance side, it was going to be to play a Gnome Warrior. Something about the idea of a wee bite-sized Gnome tanking a boss as ridiculously enormous as Rags just makes me giggle. Apparently the fellow at the helm of Nikkita agreed that it was a fun idea!

Nikkita sent two screen shots just chock-full of UI for us. The above shot is him on the flying mount, checking out bags, quest items and quests before touching down. (I can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself for forgetting shards in the bank after raiding the night before... gah!) The second screen shot of Nikkita in all his raiding glory can be found after the jump as well as a really great listing of all the mods involved in this week's Reader UI!

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Reader UI of the Week: Justo

This week's Reader UI of the Week submission is from Justo, level 70 Dwarven Hunter from the guild <Lux Aeterna> on the Aerie Peak PVE server. As he told me in his note to me (short and sweet, but full of the important information) he likes to call this setup "controlled clutter" because he just likes to have lots of information on-screen at all times.

For those who are curious to see this UI in action, as well as Justo's listing of the mods he uses and what their different purposes are, check out the run-down he sent me after the jump!

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Filed under: Add-Ons, Features, Reader UI of the Week

Reader UI of the week: Fabian

This week's Reader UI goes out to all the lovely folks on the other side of the Pond that spend time with us here at WoW Insider! When I saw this particular submission land in the Reader UI mailbox with its gorgeous custom art, I knew it was time to showcase some great talent (and some really interesting screen shots) from the EU side of the house. This week's 1440x900 UI was submitted to us by reader Fabian who just finished his apprenticeship as a Digital Media Designer. (Grats Fabian!) For those of you who are curious about this lovely Alliance-themed UI layout, there are several more screen shots, lots of details, and an Q&A with Fabian after the jump.

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Reader UI of the Week: March 15 - 30

This edition's UI is, in my opinion, pretty good looking. It's clean and it looks like all the mods have been tweaked in their settings to look as though they belong to a coherent whole.

Zodak of Dark Iron provides an explanation of his UI is as quick and clean as the setup itself:

My UI goal is to simply display everything necessary in a straightfoward manner. Minimalism with the most pertinent information shown as possible without creating clutter. I've also focused a lot on maximizing my widescreen display.

The mods we can see include:

  • FuBar
  • EEpanels
  • SWstats
  • agUnitFrames
  • Bartender3
  • Prat
  • Squeenix
  • SimpleCombatLog
  • Buffalo

What do you think of Zodak's setup? What I want to see from you in submissions for the next edition are some really WACKY UI setups. Let's see how outrageous you can get! Maybe we can put together a cavalcade of the weird, the cluttered, the unusable!

Show us what you got by submitting to:

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Reader UI of the Week: February 21 - 27

This week's submission is chock-full of AddOn goodness. Let's dive right in, shall we?

Hello :) I'm Cassandra (or Cassey for short) and this is the ui I use to play wow with.

Character: Felyna (Darkspear US)
Screensize: 1280x1024 (windowed play: 1252x1002) 19" LCD
Theme: I wanted a nice, clean UI that gave me access to information and basically everything I need.
Addons: I use a lot of addons, so here we go... Format: Main addon (Similar/Joint Addons), [ ]used on other characters, not felyna

Ace (Ace2, AceGUI)Adapt
[Auctioneer (Beancounter, BtmScan, Informant)]
Cartographer (Fishing, [Herbalism], [Mining], [Opening], Stats, Teasure)
Natur Enemy CastBar (Debuffs, Options, PvEModule, PvPModule)

(Complete list continues after the jump)

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Filed under: Add-Ons, Screenshots, Reader UI of the Week

Reader UI of the Week: February 14 - 20

This week, Krool (of the guild Heartless, on Daggerspine US)shows off his pre-TBC UI, so think of this as one of those flashbacks you may see in LOST or Jericho or whatever show is doing flashbacks this week. I remember using Charcoal's unit frames and fonts way back, but could never develop an appreciation for, or understanding of, Discord Unit Frames. I'm really digging the borders around the UI elements, separating them from the rest of the screen. Is there any way to do something like this without Discord?

Anyway, I digress, and here's Krool to tell you about his UI:

Here's a screenshot of my UI. Unfortunately Charcoal isn't working any more and I'm so sad. It was my favorite bar auto-configurator of all time. As far as basic action bar, player and target bar geometry flexibility, Charcoal pwned everyting else I've ever seen. Crash said he's working on it, but it's going to take some time. But having said that, the screenshot enclosed is my UI the way I like it best of all at any time since the original beta when I started playing.

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Filed under: Druid, Screenshots, Reader UI of the Week

Reader UI of the Week: February 7 to 13

Once again time for another Reader UI of the Week. It's another 2-screen bonanza, with a completely different setup than last week's.

Sheltern Sheltem (EDIT: with an M, curse my old eyes), who you may remember won our art contest a short time ago, writes:

My user interface is a complex mass of crap-on-the-screen-at-one-time. I use Bongos for the actionbars, menu bar, and the xp/fps bar, MetaHUD for, well, the HUD, CTBuffMod for buffs, Natur EnemyCastBar(not pictured) for debuff timers(it's on the left hand side of the screen, near the middle), MonkeyQuests for a replacement quest log, plus AlphaMap for a map and CTViewport to split my interface across my two 19-inch screens. The third, very empty chat window is for loot-related information only, a solution I devised when everyone in a Zul'Gurub run many moons ago decided to start rolling on bijous during combat.

Additional not pictured mods include Grid, Perl Classic User Frames, Vendetta boss mods, Scrolling Combat Text, EquipCompare and a bunch of other little one-fix mods I've probably forgotten about. The font is ClearFont, which is MUCH easier to read(especially for reading mail) than Blizzard's own font selection.

So let us know what you think of Sheltern Sheltem's UI in the comments below, and be sure to send your own UI masterpiece to to be featured in a future installment! Please include a couple of screenshots, a list of your mods, and a bit about why you like your UI set up the way you do.

Filed under: Tips, Tricks, Add-Ons, Features, Screenshots, Reader UI of the Week

Reader UI of the Week: January 15 - 22

Welcome to Reader UI of the Week, your new weekly feature on what your peers are using in the world of AddOns and enhancements to improve the World of Warcraft experience.

Each week we'll look at one reader-submitted entry, and expose you to new ideas for your own UI setup. As we're just starting this week, we'll start with my own UI.

Character Name: Wyahld

Screen Size: 1680x1050 - 20" Widescreen Monitor

General Theme: Uncluttered - I need room to see the game while I'm raiding or in a party. I didn't like the default action bars that took up so much screen real estate. I don't like the lack of info in the default unitframes.

AddOns Used: Bongos, Titan Bar, X-Perl Unitframes, CT-mod Core, CT BuffMod, Bagnon, TrackerDial, Call of Elements

I've had a lot of UI themes over the years, but I've come around almost full circle to realize that simple is best. If I can leave my screen mostly uncluttered, then I find myself focusing on the game rather than any extraneous information. So this is my shammy, he's level 40 now and leveling quickly. The only add-on that really has an impact on gameplay is Call of Elements, which is a great tool for setting up totems.

So, gather up your UI screenshots, as well as your Character's Name, the Screen Size, your General Theme, the AddOns you're using, and a little blurb about it. Once you've got all that, submit it to readerui at gmail dot com.

Oh, and feel free to rip my setup in the comments, and give me advice on making it better.

Filed under: Tips, Tricks, Add-Ons, Features, Reader UI of the Week

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