that aimed at me?Originally Posted by Bakis
Forte - perfectly good dot timer, not sure what your beef is. Did use quartz for both castbars and dots, but it stopped working properly back in november and i got so pissed off tweaking it every time i logged in that i gave up and took forte and az
msbt - purely a personal thing, i kinda like the stream of text, i never read it, just gives me vague idea of inc heal rates which can occasionally be useful, in the ss it had just been dowloaded and i hadn't finished configuring it so it was unthrottled
powerauras - i think it's ugly and it has little functionality i don't have covered
showing useless keys - don't know where my useless keys are, the 4 i have are for cds, forte's cd timer doesn't suit me and has been removed. Pet bar is useful, this and the cd keys are hidden out of combat.
screen spammed with addon text - see msbt comments. Other than msbt I don't see any other spam text from addons.
damage done - threat is already shown with omen. I like information.
using omen - omen works
nameplates - not normally shown, not sure why they are here, default show settings of caelNamePlates is normally the only name plate info on screen
Generally - didn't build my UI for you, I built it for me, we clearly differ in our aesthetic appreciations. Your 'hide all that you can' philosophy is fine, but personally I'm more interested in controlled display of information - the more easily i can find out anything I want to know the better. I'm not entirely sure why minimalist UIs are so popular, but I'd guess that a lot of it has to do with wanting to enjoy the game graphics, I'm not an incredibly receptive person when it comes to this kind of thing, so I guess that pushes it down my priority list. By the way, out of combat, when information is not important the only things visible are the map, chat frames and unitframes.
I've no objection to people critiquing if they are self aware enough to appreciate the distinction between the subjective and objective content of their observations, indeed that's why I post at all. I'm not so impressed by being called a noob by someone with no access to any justifying evidence or any apparent interest in obtaining any. I am thinking more now about whether or not I want to keep msbt, so that much I thank you for, the rest of your criticism is largely useless to me, and should be hidden during combat.
Edit: Coming back through the forums and found this. /shame at my hissy fit