Started working on buff/debuff filters.
Added a bar at low alpha for vehicle fights and spell placement. How I love The Oculus!
Added an EXP bar.
Added a DPS Meter.
Sorted out raid/party frames.
Change quest watcher font.
Sort out Player/Target health/power text.
Sort out Buff/Debuff on target frame and Debuff on player frame.
Does the default UI tell you
How much damage a tank took from a certain ability on the spot that caused a wipe, so you can determine what CD's to use? (I exclude WOL here since some people dont run live logs) - Skada/Recount
Allow you to see what abilities are incoming so you can prepare for them? I.E Damage Reduction CD's/Timers for adds -DBM/Big Wigs/DXE
Give you a detailed list of what raid CD's have been used, how long is left on the CD, and which CD's are up? - RaidCooldownTimer
Better Unit frames that show Diseases, Curses, Stacks of Debuffs, Magical Effects? - Grid/Vuhdo/*gulp* Healbot
The ability to tell you what CD's a enemy player has used so you can focus more on yourself then staring at unit frames? - GladiatorlosSA
A better tracking system for Debuffs, Buffs, and Stacks (Personal) then the stock system? - Power Auras
These are just very basic ones that really dont change the stock UI but add useful information to it which can vastly increase your performance in game.
You guys QQ about how bad Blizz's Development team is... DO you have ANY idea how hard it is to kill Brock's Onyx with a Pikachu?! Yeah GG Nintendo
Enough. No need to start a role war here. Get back on topic.
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He didn't use JUST the default UI. No DBM/BigWigs/DXE, no Skada/Recount/Omen is highly doubtful. Information/Data Collection addons are a mainstay for high-end raiding. Now as for the Default UI's framework, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Outside of addons liked DBM and Skada which provide in-game live information tools, everything else is almost always an aesthetic item that one is using to change/modify the appearence of the default framework. That being said, even if you run with 1 addon, it's no longer the default UI. No matter what it is, that addon has changed the game. Even in the most minute form, it has been changed.
Whether someone uses the Blizzard framework, TUk/ElvUI, or a full customized UI, as long as they enjoy it and it makes use of informative and helpful addons that make them more efficient at their role in-game, it doesn't matter.
Please refrain from derailing this thread. I don't care who started it and if your comment was a response to someone or something posted intentionally to flame, this thread is for posting your UI and any ellaboration of that should be simple questions/answer concerning the code/addon names used. There's enough whining and stupid bullshit on these forums, we don't need it in a thread focused at allowing every player to post their UI without fear of being ridiculed for having a personal preference. They are pixels. Get over it.
AddOns really aren't for getting better. Most serious UI designers do it because they like it, getting better is just logical since making UI's is about showing the info YOU need, where YOU need it, HOW you need it.
You might love the default UI, good for you. I hated to look at every useless part of my screen (and thus actual important gameworld), thus placed and changed everything around in a way which gives me the most possible (but not useless) information in the easiest way to process. It made me play better as a result, made the game more fun as I could see more and use my own "artistic" impression. After a while UI making is jsut to see how far you can go, it's like a strange drug or something. An addiction. You think you have the best UI in the world, then suddenly you get this new idea which is even more incredible.
If I misunderstood something, please help me; I got a D in high school English.
Don't want to repost the same UI, but links are back on the middle of page 292.
What it comes down to though is that it works for you, that's all that matters. We can sit here and tell you what we think and give you our opinion, but it's your UI and it's completely up to you whether you change it or not.
After reading the quote, I perhaps should have elaborated a tad more on what I meant. Instead of just saying "DERP. This makes it better."
I use the default WoW UI, but with essentials like DBM, recount, and Omen just pasted onto the side.
I just think it's ugly and that the standard UI elements can be implemented more efficiently. I'd say it does improve my gameplay overall, but only because I'm used to a more minimalist design. I wouldn't say that I can't perform with the stock UI and nothing else, though.