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Humpday Rants & Raves

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by Camron

[Rants] to the people who still don’t understand that there is a push to talk option on Vent. Ran a Naxx 25 group the other night and sure enough had two guys who sounded like they were playing from the same room. They were constantly yelling about the fights and daring each other to get as close to a mob as they could without pulling them. We had a lot of new 80’s from the guild in the raid and it made it impossible to explain trash pulls and boss fights. By the first boss we couldn’t get them to understand how to use the push to talk button on Vent. Problem fixed, *muted*.

[Raves] to the Spartan UI support forums. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been feverishly working on my UI and these forums helped me get the most customization out of my UI. They continue to update and listen to the things that their users are complaining about and make every attempt to allow us to modify the addon to reach the desired look we want.

Until next Humpday happy raiding!

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O How I Loathe you, UI

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2009 by Camron

So I’ve been busy the past couple day’s.  Not with questing or raiding in the game but more with fixing my default User Interface which I had played with ever since I began the game.  I was very frustrated throughout the process of learning new programs and checking non-stop, mostly unhelpful, forums throughout the process but think I’ve came up with something I can use and that is atheistically pleasing.

http://img114.yfrog.com/img114/3687/wowscrnshot090309211944.jpg

And here is the list of Addon’s I used;

SpartanUI– The base of the UI, I am not experienced with UI’s so I wanted something that could guide me so I didn’t have to learn every small detail.

Bartender4 –Included with the SpartanUI addon.  Provides tools for Moving and Resizing Toolbars

Button Facade/Button Facade: Trinity– Adds gloss and makes your buttons different shapes.  Trinity creates round buttons and is the replacement for CyCircled an Addon from WoW’s past.

DHUD3 – Adds the health and energy bars next to my Player in the middle of the screen.

RoguePowerBars(Not Pictured) – I place these just to the right of my Energy bar so it’s easy to glance over at my buff’s and debuff’s.

That’s about it.  Like I said I had no experience going in and created this after about three nights/couple hours a night of work.  I’m now addicted to changing and making it look better but I’m sure that it will be a part of never-ending quest for the perfect UI.