Well I got rid of all the misc buttons on the side, but warriors aren't such a laidback class as most so it didn't really help me get rid of my main 30buttons, the need for new keybindings is offputting as well like shredster said
Last edited by Bizerk; 2013-12-17 at 10:19 PM.
- raid markers, world markers
- stances (warrior, hunter, paladin, death knight, druid)
- shaman weapon enchants & shields
- warlock portal, gateway, raid buff, healthstone thingy, demons
- hunter pets, revive pet, trap launcher toggle
- random dk spells like death gate, path of frost, runeforging etc
- paladin raid buffs, res
You can put just about anything into one of the rings. Spells, pets, items, pokemans, macros, equipment sets, addon minimap shortcuts and even other rings! GO GET IT.
PS. Thanks for the kind words Ishtara!
The one thing I don't like is how you need another bind to go into nested rings, if it was possible to just go in them automatically I would use it but I'm short on available bindings as it is.
You should make tons of macros that use modifiers. It won't reduce the number of keybinds you use but it will at least cut down the number of ones you need displayed, giving you space for a less clunkier UI (not that yours is clunky).
Last edited by magicaldandruff; 2013-12-18 at 12:03 AM.
You end up with exactly the same result, two different binds but without the macro requirement.
Look for alternative displays that remove the need to see the bars.
Something like TellMeWhen if you like the bar/icon format.
What he means is merging keybinds into one slot, and yeah its a great idea. Instead of having 2 buttons for 1 and shift-1 binds you merge them into one bind. If you track cooldowns separately this doesn't pose an issue but you still have to get used to it. If I get down to standardizing my binds so they aren't so random I'll do it. For cooldown tracking etc i use weakauras so its not a problem.
Last edited by Bizerk; 2013-12-18 at 12:58 AM.
Buttons are horrible for tracking cooldowns, even with the addition of OmniCC or others.
You will end up with a lot you don't need to see, making tracking the important stuff way harder.
Binding them all, hiding them, and then with an addon tracking more selectively will be far more readable and offers better prioritisation and organisation.
What about the limited number of macro slots ?
Macros should ideally be reserved when a Macro is going to add something better.
I went along the route you suggested, and am in the process of moving out of it.
You made a point about reducing the numbers you will be seeing, and yet your whole idea contradicts that since you WILL be seeing stuff you don't need to see.
By trying to put multiple abilities on a button you wlll end up with some buttons which have a mixture of cooldowns or non-cooldowns or even varying cooldowns.
How do you track multiple different abilities on a single button ? Press a modifier to change which timer is displayed at a given time ? That is just messy.
He's already tracking them with weakauras so it doesn't matter what abilities are combined. I just assumed he has some underlying reason to keep his bars visible and wanted to keep it that way. Just trying to minimalize without forcing him to completely change it all. I'll be quiet now : (
Or you can be smart. like me. just beacuse you're bidning 2 things into 1 doesnt mean both has to be CD based. take me for example.How do you track multiple different abilities on a single button ? Press a modifier to change which timer is displayed at a given time ? That is just messy.
I got Rushing jade wind (a CD) binded on shift E. on E i got tiger palm. which is a free no cd ability. perect to add together.
same goes with dizzying haze + crackling jade lightning binded into same.
Basically bind a cd ability with a non cd (aka only uses a global cd).
so no its not messy if you just think smart
A very important thing to do with your keybinds is to arrange them such that you can't accidentally hit a very wrong ability. You want it so that if you fat-finger a key and hit the one next to it, it's not a catastrophe. This also applies to shift modifiers of the same key.
PS - someone post a UI, quick, so this doesn't veer too far off-topic.
This is my UI - http://i.imgur.com/BZzvnSf.jpg
UI with WA UP - http://i.imgur.com/bxVncmy.jpg
i got 12 bindings visible. within these 12 i have another 24 in total (12x with Shift mod, 12x with ctrl) and then 8x with bindings of some odder kind but is no reason to have visible since i know how to use those abilities/not even useful inside combat
thats 12+12+12+8=44 keybinds. 36 of those are a baseline of 1-2-3-4-5-q-e-mouse button 1. mouse button 2, w, §, f
everything but the 12 visible is tracked via Weak auras or does not have a cd.
NOW: if i know my bindings. what to press and when. why would i show 44+ buttons when 12 is more than enough?
I jsut started playing last month so my skills are not that great but here's my UI. Still needs to figure out how to create external addons for ElvUI, got the code needed but can't seem to make it load over ElvUI. Everything is ElvUI (with RothUI textures, they are amazing, period).
And need to set up WeakAuras, wich seems quite complicated for a beginner ^^
Since I'm not 90 yet, haven't got the time to customize Raid Frames, any critics, positive or negative (especially negatives one) are welcome
[not allowed to post links, yet!]
Last edited by KhiosBe; 2013-12-18 at 02:23 PM.
I'm using MayronUI, but I replaced a bunch of his addons. AuraFrame replaced with Raven, Bagnon with Cargbags, added ShieldTracker (not pictured) and a weakaura for tank cloak procs. This screenshot was taken minutes before Thok's first death to our guild (got Siegecrafter and Paragons last night too!).
My main motivation for changing the buff addon is due to the limitations of AF. I couldn't set a focus bar, ToT or anything. With Raven I'm able to see my offtank's stacks in real time. I also make my debuffs larger and vertical so they're front and center.
Next step for me is to add more than boss debuffs to the focus frame, and external cooldowns to my shortbuffs frame, right now I only having it showing my short buffs, weapon procs, enrages, etc. Also going to edit those shown down below out of the main buff frame.
Been a spectator to this thread for years. I've always wanted to see what people thought of my ui!
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