View Full Forums : New UI, plz help

02-10-2009, 12:07 PM
Hey sorry if this isn't directly druid related, but i trust you guys. Between all my forms my UI was so cluttered and ugly, I had to finally cave in and start looking into some addons. I tried out a bunch last night until i decided with bartender. got that all fixed so I have only spells needed by that form to show.

Now i want to move my healthbar somewhere else so i can put recount put there. Any suggestions of which UI, and/or some other cool stuff i can do. I know xpearl can but when i installed that, its got so much grid stuff that i'm worried it'll add lag in 25 mans

02-10-2009, 12:50 PM
I encountered a similar issue. I was using bartender since TBC, and it has never really worked correctly in WotLK, so I tried Titanpanel, and experienced similar issues with Lag and overall functionality failures (read: bars not shifting with me, stupid gargoyle blocking needed items/buttons...etc)

Finally I went back to vanilla WoW interface! For those like me, who have not used it in a few years...try it again! It is not the TBC interface I ditched a few years ago. It now is much more customizable, shifts actionbars with forms, and best of additional RAM consumption. I found this by accident when I had a HD crash on my "Good" computer and then jumped on my "old" computer for a raid. When my comp with an integrated VC was out performing my $200+ 512mb VC on the other computer, I decided it was time to slim down the addons!

I strongly reccomend just using the WoW bars that come standard. You get like 6, visable (12 button) bars, I think, +4 different "Action bars" which shift with you.

02-10-2009, 02:17 PM
FWIW, you can turn off the gargoyles with....

/script MainMenuBarLeftEndCap:Hide() MainMenuBarRightEndCap:Hide()

I haven't figured out how to make it stick, but I just made a macro and put it on my 2nd bar and click it whenever I need to see the stuff I have down in the corner of my UI (tomtom).

FWIW, I use the stock UI as well along with very few addons....

Itemrack (or is it outfitter??? I don't recall)
OmniCC (cooldown thingy)
Pitbull (frames, with lots of default stuff disabled)
Omen (frankly, as a tank, I'm not sure you really need this. As a DPS the builtin warnings are probably enough to let you know you need to slow down a bit)

I often disable the bottom 4 whenever I raid just so they don't give me any issues (not that they do, but just in case).

02-11-2009, 07:32 AM
Agreed, Auctioneer, Gatherer, and Atlas loot are a few that I have, that simply disable when raiding. They are all memory hogs that serve little purpose inside of a raid.