A Fresh Start
June 25, 2010 § 1 Comment
Sometimes I delete my Cache/Interface/WTF folders because it’s a cathartic thing to do. Typically this happens after three or four point patches (re: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3.3, 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168). First, I want to make sure that I’m not getting unnecessary errors by having out of date addons and bad settings. Often I find that there are a lot of old addons that I don’t even use anymore, cluttering up my folder.
Also, I like to make sure that I don’t get stuck or complacent in my game play. I’m a little obsessive compulsive and kind of a control freak, so I tend to like things the way I like them because that’s the way I like them. The problem is that often allows me to fall into bad habits and prevents me from correcting mistakes. So every once in a while, a good addon/wtf flush is a good thing.
When I start fresh I have a chance to rebuild my UI from the ground up. I take everything I have learned over the past few months about tanking or healing or any other aspect of the game, and I try to incorporate it into my gameplay.
I hadn’t planned on doing that for this particular patch, but since I’ve been experiencing issues logging in, I figured this was as good a time as any to start the process again.
My goal this time around is two fold. First is to find a good set of every day utility addons, and configurations for them. These addons would handle things like questing, banking/auctioning, professions, mail and so forth. (I already have a good idea what those addons would be.) Second, I would like to improve my set of raiding addons. Right now everything feels so cluttered. All the information is there, it just doesn’t get displayed in a very clean and efficient way.
My three biggest hurdles right now are buffs/debuffs, ability procs/cooldowns, and action bars. I’m decently sure I can find something to handle the first two, but I’m struggling with the third–primarily because I don’t like action bar mods. I really like the default action bar set up that blizzard has. I like those giant birds hanging out at the bottom of my screen. I like the relationship between the action bars and the utility/bag bars. I just wish that there was a way to resize and move that frame. Because I need a little more space on the sides and if I could resize the action bar frame (but keeping the default skin) I would be golden. Until then I will just keep angsting away about it.
The other thing I may do is change some of my key bindings for my shaman. Most of the healing I do is through healbot so I could probably move around some of the healing spells and just put in more dps spells.
“[Insert clever sign off phrase here]”
I’ll be really interested to see what you come up with, since I’m constantly finding upgrades/changes for my UI, and will jump ship for a new addon at any good recommendation.