Blizzard should remove 3rd party addons.
That was news to me, because i don't play retpaladin. The last time i had one, it was not a problem (too long ago to speak about the situation now). Thanks for the clarification, now i'm going to level one, because i like such priority damage systemsNo, "pro-paladins" still use it since the class has so many cooldowns and abilities to watch that it is near impossible to have 'raid awareness' while doing optimal damage.
How I imagine someone with a million addons.
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If they should remove anything they should remove the ability to click your main abilities on the screen to force people to keybind. Of course they'd never do that at this point but if they did it from the beginning the game would be much better off now and we'd all have a much easier time in PuGs and LFR. There probably wouldn't be many millionaires in this game if it wasn't for addons. They do literally all the work once you set them up correctly.
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I play healer usually and I still use the default UI, with party set to use raid frames, class colours on etc. A couple of years ago I would use Grid but there's no point now that the default UI does pretty much the same thing showing incoming heals and all that stuff, the only thing I would like as a disc priest is to see absorbs a bit more clearly at 100% hp, can't tell if a player has 1 absorb or 250,000. Honestly the greatest benefit to having few addons is just the simplicity of never encountering issues with them, I've got friends who use a bunch and they encounter problems at quite critical times and have to fix them.
A good example would be that I used to use the Razer Naga addon, which was kind of like Bartender but set in the numpad format, having set that up on 10 of my high level chars at the time only to find out one day that the addon will no longer be supported, it took at least two hours to rebind and remap most of my keys on both specs on all chars and it really wasn't worth it for what probably amounts to 5% more view-able screen.
I may have gone heavy on UI addons if I had fewer chars, I switch very regularly and it requires a lot of reconfiguration and becomes not worth it.
Edit: My primary addons are DBMSpellTimers, Recount, Atlasloot and REFlex (BG stat tracker).
Last edited by Felfury; 2013-10-05 at 02:15 PM.
One cannot simply quit wow his way into Mordor.
I currently have 92 addons installed according to my Curse client. Granted, a good number of those are modules and such required by other addons (Datastore for Altoholic, for example).
Honestly, I don't relate player skill to number of addons at all, and it seems silly to me to do so. Many addons are simply for convenience sake, and the ones that do add some sort of performance enhancement generally aren't miracles. If an addon tells you to move out of fire, it's still up to the player how fast they react to it. And addons that tell you to press so-and-so button at so-and-so time (SpellFlash and the like) aren't perfect, and in a lot of cases they're more of a loose guideline than anything, still requiring the player to make the judgment on whether or not what it's suggesting is truly the best thing to do at that point in the battle. "Should I really use that flashing interrupt skill to interrupt this enemy ability that will do 15,000 damage, or should I save it for the ability he may use soon that will do 300,000 damage?" Any player who is actually trying should know the answer to that, regardless of what the addon is telling them. Despite how some will try to make it sound, those types of addons don't "play the game for you."
As for the person the OP refers to: I can understand not being able to raid without his UI, and the lack of WeakAuras would certainly harm the performance of someone who is used to having that visual information, but I'm not sure why meters would be relevant.
I use about 50 addons, most of which are for aesthetics. Would I be able to function with just 3 addons? Yes. Would I enjoy playing with just those? HELL NO.
yes they have, i play with a few addons, but i can play just fine with 0, but it wouldn't be great. part of the problem is the blizzard ui is lacking a lot and addons fix the issues.
i use Bartender pretty much just because its easier to set / change keybinds than the stupid default menu and i can move the bars to the bottom right corner of my screen where they are out the way.
healbot, better raid frames, cba setting up macros to go with defualt frames, easy to set up, can't play my healer without them :\ probably my most important add on.
and thats really the only addons i use, i got custom cast bar ones, but i can easily do without that, thats just aesthetics.
i do think some players have too many addons, see people with like 60+ addons, just crazy! also i remember an addon from wotlk cata (not sure if its still around) but it was for ret paladins and it just flashed the ability you should use, thats the lamest addon ive ever seen.
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For your health.
I use DBM as a tool but most other addons I am using atm are for cosmetic reasons. I use ElvUI because the standard UI just looks horrible to me.
1. Killing a hard boss as a clicker is not a something you can brag with. It makes you look like a bad player who refuses to improve.
2. Third best demo warlock when LOOKING AT GEAR.
3. Being only on normal dark shaman doesn't tell anything good about your performance.
4. Please tell me how you play demo effectively without tracking your trinketprocs?!
5.Lol... Such a drama queen. No locks are not being mass abandoned, in fact they are one of the most played classes.but then locks been getting nerfed a lot so not many of us left anyways as we get changed every month
I agree with this.A player that uses every tool he can get his hands on is, in my opinion, a better player than a person who doesn't.
Last edited by Karlzone; 2013-10-05 at 02:54 PM.
Even as a healer you can do good with the default UI.
"Livet er som en tissemand, den har op og nedture" - Ukendt
The only thing I "need" (dps) is a) unit frame addon and b) buff/debuff timer addon. The default UI is stupid for placing those things, that you have to keep track off throughout, up in the corners. As long as I can have them near the middle so I can see them and see where my char is at the same time, I can live without other addons.
I DIE laughing at the other healers in my guild on patch days because they run around like chicken with their heads cut off "I CANT HEAL WITHOUT MY VUHDO" Morons lol
Vanilla UI FTW
And don't you give me any shit about having "Faster response times" that's on the PERSON playing, Not the UI. Playing default UI means that you can actually heal and not have an addon tell you how to heal
Last edited by Malcor; 2013-10-05 at 03:19 PM.
I Use five, but for pvp only. use around 8-10 when pve
they may have. I myself am not too crazy about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFGon4QDxXM If you want to see roughly.