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point patches (re: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3.3,  First, I want to make sure that I’m not getting unnecessary errors by having out of date addons and bad settings.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]”


§ One Response to A Fresh Start

  • zelmaru says:

    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.

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