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overlord
01-24-2008, 07:08 AM
Hey every one ( sorry if this is in the wrong place)

could any1 surgest a good ui for a druid?

i was looking at spartan ui just wanted some surgestions first

so if any1 could help me with some links maybe or some pics i would be very grateful :icon_lol: :texla:

Overlord.

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 07:50 AM
Conveniently I just uploaded one of Spartan.

http://thorns.of.amaranth.angelfire.com/thorns_of_amaranth/WoWScrnShot_120207_034950.jpg

Annikk
01-24-2008, 08:05 AM
Power Auras is a really awesome addon.

It's difficult to explain what it does... but in brief, it shows flashy colorful things on your UI when you or your target gain or lose a buff or debuff. It's really helpful to let you know in a split second when important things have happened (like an OoC proc, or Prince Malchezzar's Enfeeble ability).

I strongly recommend it.
You can download the latest version here (http://wow.curse.com/downloads/details/9716/).


Also Apple, your picture doesn't work:
http://thorns.of.amaranth.angelfire.com/doc/images/rloadblock.jpg

Try http://imageshack.us



-Annikk

overlord
01-24-2008, 08:50 AM
applejax i dont seen to be able to see the picture from you link?

Kyane
01-24-2008, 09:27 AM
This is basically the same UI I have on my druid too. The only difference is replacing the totem bar with a shapeshift bar.

http://www.ugfl.net/my_ui2_sml.jpg (http://www.ugfl.net/my_ui2_large.jpg)

My mods:
chat bar
Pitbull ( party frames )
trinity ( buttons )
recount ( damage / healing meters )
ElkBuffBars
Fubar ( and a lot of ____Fu mods for quick info at a glance: durability, mail, profession cooldowns across characters, etc )
Grid
WoW IM
Simple Combat Log
Prat
Yata
Minimap Button Bag
Skinner ( puts the large black bar at the bottom )

Mods you don't see:
Cartographer ( nodes, herbs )
OpenRaid ( CTRaid replacement )
DeadlyBoss Mods
pDebuffList
Quartz
Scrolling Combat Text
Wardrobe
XLoot
Hourglass ( cooldown monitor )
Gatherer
GemList

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 10:06 AM
God dammit. The link works for me. ****ing angelfire.

Also, imageshack does not work. I don't know why you linked me there, maybe you hate me. >_<

Guess I'll have to crop an image and host it on photobucket. :p

Annikk
01-24-2008, 10:31 AM
Also, imageshack does not work. I don't know why you linked me there, maybe you hate me. >_<

The likeliest of explanations :P

Imageshack works perfectly, however they have a few different sites and only one of them is good for hosting images without any hassle.

I took the liberty of hosting your picture for you. I managed to trick angelfire into releasing the picture eventually..


http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2803/wowscrnshot120207034950cg0.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wowscrnshot120207034950cg0.jpg)


And here's a direct link to the original image:
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2803/wowscrnshot120207034950cg0.jpg


-Annikk

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 10:45 AM
Aw, ty Annikk. :]

overlord
01-25-2008, 03:34 AM
hey applejax any chance you could upload your ui with the settings? it look really good :)

Annikk
01-25-2008, 04:25 AM
This one, Overlord?

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2803/wowscrnshot120207034950cg0.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wowscrnshot120207034950cg0.jpg) <-- Apple's UI, clicky!



-Annikk

overlord
01-25-2008, 05:09 AM
yeah thats the one, its looks great :)

AppleJax
01-26-2008, 06:33 AM
Isn't it?! Spartan rocks my socks!

And as you can see, I won the roll. :]

s3Rgio
01-28-2008, 04:03 AM
is there an addon where u can configure your textwindows(general/combat) easily?
like change the width/height and stuff.

AppleJax
01-28-2008, 04:04 AM
You could go to the Spartan support forum and ask there. (I recommend taking a screen shot to illustrate what you mean.)

overlord
01-29-2008, 09:31 AM
apple is it possible for you to put your ui up with the settings, on curse or something?

i like it alot :)

or tell could you tell me how you acheived the look?

i used spartan the other day but i didnt work very well had lots of bugs and had a stupid purple icon in the centre of the screen?

si if you or any1 could help i would appreciate it very much :)

Raging Epistaxis
01-29-2008, 11:22 AM
Being a curious kitty*, I checked out SpartanUI.com and downloaded the files. When WoW comes back online I'll play around with it and see what's up with it.

I have a question for Apple or anyone else who uses it already - I see that many of the mods it contains are outdated, and on the main page the author himself says that it's not 2.2 compatible. But many of the mods are Ace mods and I know there are updated versions of them available on files.wowace.com.

Have you run the Ace updater to keep many of the bundled mods up to date? or just change the number in the .toc file so that WoW thinks it's up to date. Obviously if you are still using Spartan, there must be some way to make it >2.2 compatible.

*or bored bear - it's maintenance day, after all...

AppleJax
01-30-2008, 01:21 PM
Spartan is a bit unforgiving when it comes to learning how to manipulate it and move bars around. Especially for widescreen; it's default is for normal fullscreen.

I have to go to bed soon, otherwise I'd give a more exhausting breakdown. Basically you want to play with Bartender to move around the, ah, bars. That's basically all I did, really. Mess around with the options, "see what happens." If I really messed something up I just removed Spartan and reinstalled. And when I hit a big block I just went to the Spartan site and asked for help!

Spartan looks shmecksy as hell but it's also a metric ****ton harder to manipulate than the default Blizzard UI. Part of the reason is just the nature of a more maleable UI: to have more options you need... more options in the menu! ^_^ But it's also because, frankly, it's not put together ideally. Sorry, this is one of those "MANY HOURS TO EARN THESE POWERS" occassions.

Raging Epistaxis
01-30-2008, 08:16 PM
Fortunately, I'm an old hand at manipulating UI elements and tweaking configurations.

I already had half the mods that are in spartan installed, and I'll adapt a few of the others and include them in my mix. I'd really like to have the custom artwork background from spartan working, but since it relies on Discord Art and that series of mods is pretty much defunct, I have to go backgroundless.

Which, now that I look closer, I see your adaptation of spartan doesn't have the graphic background strip at the bottom either.

I'll post here when I get something I'm happy with.

Archiee
01-31-2008, 01:18 AM
I need a new chat mod. The one I use hasn't been updated in like 6 months.

overlord
01-31-2008, 12:19 PM
i have updated all the addons now and still get the radom part of the backround, (discord art) so as you said i will also try without the discord art and see where that gets me

thanks for all your help and once i finally get this sorted i'll post a screen shot :)

Raging Epistaxis
01-31-2008, 01:33 PM
Hmm. still not 100% happy, but this is what I have so far.

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2843/screenshot013108122610zu8.th.jpg (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot013108122610zu8.jpg)

The cluster of buttons on the left of the minimap correspond with the buttons on my Nostromo N52, and the buttons on the right of the map correspond to it's thumbpad and main thumb button.

tlbj6142
01-31-2008, 02:25 PM
Nice. I assume the buttons change depending on your current form, correct?

BTW, what bar/button mod does Spartan use? Unit Frames?

Raging Epistaxis
01-31-2008, 03:04 PM
Bartender3 is the bar mod in SpartanUI.

I have used Bongos2 in the past with nearly the same setup, but since Bartender3 is Ace and more easily updated, I went with that.

And yes, the page changes with form shifts to show appropriate abilities.

Word of Warning: if you use Bartender3, make sure you do not have TheoryCraft2 installed - they do not play well together and TC2 will keep your paging from working correctly. I just wasted my whole lunch hour trying to figure out why when I was in cat form and tried to prowl, I instead shifted to caster and shadowmelded. Reason? When TC2 and Bartender3 are installed together, a button press somehow triggers the button at that position on your first bar, regardless of which stance/form bar is showing at that time. And on my setup, Prowl and Shadowmeld are both at the lower right position, but on different stance bars.

DrDamage works just fine with both Bongos2 and Bartender3 though (also it's an Ace mod).

AppleJax
02-01-2008, 04:46 AM
And yes, the page changes with form shifts to show appropriate abilities. Is there a way to have one of the bars change when you shift, but not the others? I like being able to moonfire from bear form. :D

Raging Epistaxis
02-01-2008, 01:32 PM
Sure. My thumb buttons on the right of the minimap are constant, as are the 'normal' button bars along the left side of the screen, only the ones in the array on the left of the minimap change with stance/form.

I'm at work, so I can't tell you exactly the name of the setting, but I remember that one of the options you can set for each bar on an individual basis is paging yes/no.

Helkite
02-03-2008, 03:23 AM
check out trinity bars. I like those alot. been to lazy to setup a new flex bar setup. and trinity can kinda do what i want it to do

AppleJax
02-03-2008, 04:44 AM
I noticed something when I went to check out the site.

SpartanUI (http://www.spartanui.com/) and Spartan (http://antipersonnel.org/spartan/) are two different mod packs. :p I use the latter.

Raging Epistaxis
02-03-2008, 01:40 PM
Hehe. Oops.
Very similar setup, but doesn't use the Discord stuff, and obviously uses Pitbull for unit frames.
Unfortunately, the compiler is no longer supporting the compilation, so it looks like you're on your own to update the individual mods as they are updated with new patches. :frown:

AppleJax
02-03-2008, 07:04 PM
Hehe. Oops.
Very similar setup, but doesn't use the Discord stuff, and obviously uses Pitbull for unit frames.
Unfortunately, the compiler is no longer supporting the compilation, so it looks like you're on your own to update the individual mods as they are updated with new patches. :frown: Lies. Astika came back like two days ago. January 30th. Observe:

http://antipersonnel.org/spartan/forum/viewtopic.php?t=319

I miss playing Warcraft with my friends. I may level up something else, and keep the Rogue around to see how 2.4 plays out. Who knows? :)

Regardless, Spartan will be updated (strictly maintenance for patches, and maybe to code Phalanx in my spare time). I will be looking to do something super minimalistic for PvP play, perhaps.

Raging Epistaxis
02-03-2008, 09:32 PM
Well, spank my hairy bear behind. :moon:
That's what I get for not reading all the forums.

AppleJax
02-03-2008, 10:58 PM
lol, it's okay! :) I honestly hadn't gone to the Spartan support forum for months! But yeah, forum wisdom: browse sub-forums and threads by date of the most recent posts. :3

overlord
02-06-2008, 01:40 PM
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/7168/wowscrnshot020608181754ni7.th.jpg (http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wowscrnshot020608181754ni7.jpg)

Hey all i have now finally got a UI im happy with and it works wonderfully with my druid ::grin:

valkry
02-06-2008, 08:01 PM
X-perl with grid, omen, sw stats, deadlyboss mods, xraidstatus, moogHuD and titain bar is where its at.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p224/gatinau/buffs.jpg

tlbj6142
02-06-2008, 08:06 PM
You've got to be kidding me. That is crazy!

I now have to go stare at a blank wall for 15 minutes just to cleanse my retinas. ;D

valkry
02-06-2008, 08:19 PM
Lol, grid for debuffs (have curse/poison has priority), x-perl has the range finder activated, omen for threat obviously, xraidstatus shows me who is missng what buffs, sw stats shows me who is winning dps, moog shows me my hp and mana in the middle of the screen, titain is just useful for showing money, xp/hour and durability, and deadly boss mods is a must.

Thats the job of a healer, and my set-up shows me all i want to and need to know. I can actually customise it a lot and usually it isnt that crazy but I happened to take the screenie just as all the warnings and heals on me were showing up. And on my screen i do actually have a lot of viewing room, but most pf the time i am just looking at the health bars.

AppleJax
02-07-2008, 05:24 AM
There is something wrong with you, Val. :3

Archiee
02-07-2008, 12:00 PM
... wow... that is so much CRAP on that UI

Marrah
02-07-2008, 02:25 PM
X-perl with grid, omen, sw stats, deadlyboss mods, xraidstatus, moogHuD and titain bar is where its at.


And you can play...how? LOL! :rolling:

Kebster
02-07-2008, 03:18 PM
haha...how can you even see whats going on? that would drive me bonkers with that viewing area or lack of.

Kauroth
02-07-2008, 04:54 PM
Now I feel like I've just done acid.

The pretty colours......

valkry
02-07-2008, 10:35 PM
The point is, when raid healing, you don't need to see what's going on, only health bars and status. Whilst im playing normally, swstats, grid, omen, focus target, xraidstatus, dbm and raid bars are all gone, leaving me with a huge viewing area.

And as i mentioned before, i don't usually have everything going at once (for one, grid isnt needed for this fight) and i can minimise xraidstatus during fights as well. It just so heppens we were like 10 seconds into the fight and i wanted to see how many different buffs i could get up when the boss was pulled, and if you take away the warnings message on the screen, its very easy for me to see the surround area on my screen.

And i can move swstats to the bottom right corner (behind the tooltip which only appears on mouse over of something) and it does suddenly become a lot clearer.

That's how i like to play, everything there has it's use, and is used frequently, i just hadn't put away the things i didnt need yet. If i had a screenie of the fight 20 seconds onwards you would see the improvement :) It does look cluttered, but i do have a big screen so it doesnt seem that way for me.

overlord
02-08-2008, 03:38 AM
one thing i have never really got when looking at other peoples uis is why have an arc hud when you have the unit frames?

but im now totally happy with my ui, i just added cartographer and rating buster so im all set now :)

Raging Epistaxis
02-08-2008, 10:05 AM
Even with raid/party unit bars, sometimes when I'm healing I don't pay as much attention to my own health as I do the other party members. A HUD makes it harder to miss the fact I need healing too.

Archiee
02-08-2008, 10:20 AM
The point is, when raid healing, you don't need to see what's going on, only health bars and status. Whilst im playing normally, swstats, grid, omen, focus target, xraidstatus, dbm and raid bars are all gone, leaving me with a huge viewing area.

Wow! I can heal just fine without that mess. All I need is grid. I wanna see you use that set up during archimonde fight you'll catch a doomfire and wipe a raid in no time.

AppleJax
02-09-2008, 01:10 AM
Wow! I can heal just fine without that mess. All I need is grid. I wanna see you use that set up during archimonde fight you'll catch a doomfire and wipe a raid in no time. Seriously. This is what strikes me about a UI that totally occludes your screen: you can't see ****. You're Stevie ****ing Wonder. Blindness is something people cure, not willingly inflict upon themselves. Some healers argue "all I need to see are the bars." This is not true. There are plenty of fights where you have to move around alot. Hell, even in Old World pre-60 instances, you should be watching the mobs and your party members' positions. I would go so far as to say that the number of fights where you can just stand in one place and stare at bars are the vast minority.

Wynn
02-10-2008, 10:53 PM
My UI as of right now
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/959/wowscrnshot020808182554mb5.jpg

Archiee
02-12-2008, 12:43 AM
This is our very first pull on illidan, immediatly after he wiped our raid. Notice the no cluttering of my UI.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh15/archie22c/WoWScrnShot_021208_001146.jpg

Allahanastar
02-12-2008, 09:01 AM
Archiee can you list what you use for the following:

Unit Frames - I just love the look of the ones you have
Buff Icons with the time remaining under them

I think I recognize everything else like Grid, FuBar etc, but those unit frames for your party and you and the buffs with Timers I like the look of much better than what I'm using.

Archiee
02-12-2008, 10:15 AM
Morganti's Buffbars and X-Perl UnitFrames. I used to use perl classic unit frams but the x-perl have alot more customizable options.

Kauroth
02-12-2008, 10:20 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/2260787582_77f3f726ab_o.jpg

Archiee
02-12-2008, 10:22 AM
Put one up next time your in a raid I like to see raid frames and party frames

Kauroth
02-12-2008, 10:27 AM
Will do.

Goin raiding tonight.

Kauroth
02-12-2008, 11:16 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/2261281183_20dc511770_b.jpg

I'm Feral though, don't have to worry too much about the rest of the raid.

:D

AppleJax
02-13-2008, 03:43 AM
**** yeah Sunwell.

Archiee
02-13-2008, 06:13 PM
lol kauroth. Very Neat and clean though.

lucdemeyerus
02-15-2008, 03:38 AM
Hi Kauroth,

I really like your UI. Could you tell me which addons you've been using ?

Thanks,

Tinuviel

Pookies
03-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Kauroth, your UI is the king of clean UIs ... very sexeh. :clap: Please do tell us what you're using!

Here's mine:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/617/wowscrnshot021908012639qr0.th.jpg (http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wowscrnshot021908012639qr0.jpg)

Kauroth
03-05-2008, 04:53 PM
I used Caith's UI and configured it (the bugger LOVES hit hotkeys and I'm a Clicker 4 Life)

http://www.bellum-potentiae.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3674

Although I had to download Lootlink as I love it and haven't figured out how to change my Tracking ability as all of the mini-map icons have disappeared.

Kauroth
03-05-2008, 04:53 PM
If you use this UI, allow me to introduce you to your new best friend:

/bar lock

:)