I've been (and still am) a DPS'er, a Tank and a Healer on High End content through all my WoW carreer and I've always used minimalistic UI's.
I tried a lfr without my bars at all, and just cooldown buttons and it feels abit empty, ofc it take time to get used to it, but if i cant do my best id just rather stick to my default setting.
I think its rather nice having cooldowns that dissapears and buttons that still show, cause at some point u will be stuck with all ur cooldowns used, and u dont want to lose 2-3 sec thinking hmm what spell havent i casted now, just cause u disabled ur buttons, it can be a lifesafer just being able to see it.
Some uis they are showing like 8 buttons of their 8 most used spells, do they really have the other 20+ spells bound , or do they have to hover over a hidden bar to click it, wouldnt be so good imo, losing time there also. This is all personal preference ofc
This is my edited version of qulight UI. I try to keep the UI minimalistic, informal but also aesthetic.
Screenshot of my clean setup on my rogue (Idle).
Screenshot of the setup on my DK, showing bar timers over the player frame (Combat).
I still consider it a work in process, so please post ideas and feedback!
Last edited by lawomous; 2012-02-26 at 10:38 PM.
I mean, I hate around 90% of the UI's people use for normal raiding too. I doubt that when you play hard modes you suddenly need massive amounts of extra information anyway.
Okey, decided to make a new profile and completely re-do the design (Led++) style
I finally figured out how to make the borders look good in stuf, just had to put some touches on them with kgpanel :P
However, there is one thing I haven't figured out yet and that is how to trunctate or abbriviate the text so it doesn't overlap the frames.
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I had the same problem with truncate in stuf, just make the width smaller on the text and it should work out, after u do that try target some random ppl with long names, and then short names and see if the text fits
Last edited by Muncken87; 2012-02-27 at 11:32 AM.
Oh yeah, you are right, totally forgot about that, I usually do it with the castbar *bonks self in the noggin', doh!*I had the same problem with truncate in stuf, just make the width smaller on the text and it should work out, after u do that try target some random ppl with long names, and then short names and see if the text fits
2. Im not in love with the totembar location
3. Black borders on your upper and lower panels and your minimap are 2px instead of 1px
4. When I used AzCastbar, I used only the bar part and disabled all the texts and then used the castbar texts from stuf to easily match the fontflags as AzCastbar has no fontflag in game for outline monochrome without a shadow. You could change it in the lua ofcourse if you want, but I found my cheat to be easier
2. Yeah, stupid totem bar just making things awkward, needs to be fixed, probably just have it on mouseover or something :P
3.Right you are, I'll get that fixed.
4. Never thought about that, consider it done!
5. Thanks for the feedback!
6. Also changing the shadowoffset on unitframes text to 0 ^^
Last edited by Speedtrax; 2012-02-27 at 02:34 PM.
I got the lua file for azcastbar if u want outlinemonochrome
That's not really a solution. Its a suggestion, and a bad one at that. Shamans are the best! :P
Keeping this on topic, an old screenshot:
I miss my legendary mace bubbles
Anyway! I think I'm going to make a new Ui with 4px wide borders instead of 3px wide borders (like the borders in the ss above) and maybe use some class color paneling for the borders instead of gray.
And use a much simpler layout, perhaps one closer to this:
Last edited by Ishtara; 2012-02-27 at 06:38 PM.
Glen, WTB 1360x768 (or whatever res that is). I think your UI is amazingly clean and very functional. I know thats a lot of work and time, but if you ever got around to it, I know a lot of people who would be very appreciative.