Carrn

How to create an effective UI

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POST IS BEING EDITED.

 

The Weakauras strings and image are up-to-date

 

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WeakAuras Strings

 

The Block on the left of the combo points in this picture is an addon called Bandit's Guile Helper. I have it sized and placed so it balances out with my Blade Flurry Weakaura.

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You and I have a pretty similar set of addons, switch ElvUI for Pitbull, WA for TellMeWhen and it nearly becomes my list! The extra two I use are IceHUD for an easier combat view of health and cast bars, and ComboPointsRedux. Mine will be changing drastically to a PvP UI once I hit lvl 100, but the principles of spacing and centering remain the same.

 

Nice post!

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For PvP I really try not to use any addons - when I used to do it a couple expansions ago, the rules for Blizzard tournaments were that no addons were allowed. I think that's still the case, but if I ever made it to Blizzcon then I wanted  to be able to play by tournament rules. The only thing you can do is move frames around

 

That being said though, Gladius is a life saver these days :P

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Mind to show a SS of your Sub setup? I'm curious about it.

 

And how do you use only ElvUI unitframes? You isolate the LUA files in the whole pack or there's a separate pack for it? I have been using UnitFramesImproved, but it is not aesthetic at all and bugs from time to time...

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I'll do one after this weekend Confidor, I'm out of town until Sunday night. I'll update the original post with the Combat WeakAuras and SS for it and Sub when I finish them, but it probably won't be until Monday or Tuesday.

 

For ElvUI I literally just open the menu (/ec) and go through the list unchecking every single part of it. It all has a box labeled "Enabled"; uncheck it and you're golden. There's a bunch of stuff in the general thing as well, such as Minimap and loot rolls that I get rid of as well. Just takes some searching to find it all. 

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Nice UI. I prefer Gwenymph´s (which i saw from the streams) would also be nice if he would share his secret of his UI :)

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Do you have a screenshot? I might be able to give some insight to it or try and replicate it for you

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Thanks for the amazing guide. But how i use the pastebin?

 

The Pastebin documents are strings that you import into Weakauras. Open WeakAuras in game by typing /wa, click New on the left side, then at the bottom there will be an option for Import. Copy all of the text in one of the Pastebin strings and paste it into the Import box, and hit ok a few times. You should see it come up and load for you, where you can play with the positioning and all that kind of stuff

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The Pastebin documents are strings that you import into Weakauras. Open WeakAuras in game by typing /wa, click New on the left side, then at the bottom there will be an option for Import. Copy all of the text in one of the Pastebin strings and paste it into the Import box, and hit ok a few times. You should see it come up and load for you, where you can play with the positioning and all that kind of stuff

Thanks again! :)

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Edit: I got my WA working! Screenshot below

 

http://i.imgur.com/tHc9jvn.jpg

 

on the left is my ClassTimers setup and it'll track the duration of buffs (you can set classtimer to track the debuffs on your target too... useful for bleeds). 

 

to the left of classtimer you can see my dps cooldowns... these only show when OFF cooldown so that if I'm slow on popping one, I can see it's ready. SnD and RS will also show here incase I forget to refresh right away. 

 

just need to work on something more visible for anticipation and bandit's guile than classtimer. not sure how I'll do that yet. I'd like 4 stacks of anticipation and my red insight to be a bit more visible. it would be nice if I could change the color of the bar on classtimer to be red for that event. 

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Simplecombopoints for cps and anticipation.

Banditsguilehelper.

I can recommend Needtoknow instead of classtimer as its more flexible yet simple to use

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I have weakauras for all those as well, they should be at the bottom of the main post so you can take them and change them as you like.

I've made some small changes to them recently, and I'm planning on updating the post when I get home in a couple days

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Thanks for pointing out those strings. After putting those in, I'm really damn happy w/ my UI. Usually I always look at the default CP from SUF - I really like the change. No need for me to switch from classtimers -> needtoknow. Not sure what it is, but I've never liked needtoknow. 

 

Raid Shot: 

 

http://i.imgur.com/2yuxuIQ.jpg

 

 

edit: carrn- i've noticed w/ the combo points string that when I have anticipation stacks, sometimes the red bars won't all populate, but all the purple anticipation will. does this reproduce for you?

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Classtimers give you no customability. Ntk does. Ie. you cant choose the order of your cooldowns with classtimer. Anyhow I wont force anything on you :)

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