Thursday, March 13, 2008

I might be an addon junky

I'll be the first person to admit it. I'm an addon addict. If you were to look at my UI there's little to maybe nothing left of Blizzard's default UI. I've replaced everything, action bars, buff tracker, quest tracking, the mini map the unit frames... everything.

With my mage and warlock I have everything keybound and I use a Saitek Pro-Gamer Command Unit (the saitek version of belkins's speedpad) Now, this set up has served me well for all dps rolls, and when Luna was feral spec'd in the beginning it was very useful to me then however, I hate trying to heal that way. I'm not a big fan of making macros for every little thing I do and, to adapt my saitek style to how I'd ideally like to be healing, I'd have to make a crap-ton, yes a crap ton, of mouse-over macros.

I'm a lazy druid. I don't want to make a ton of macros so I needed a solution. Enter Clique.

I use Clique in combination with my favorite unitframe addon, Pitbull. There's no going back. In my opinion Clique, a decent Unitframe replacement and a mouse with a LOT of buttons is so the way to go. I have yet to play with making Clique macros, that could change my opinion of the addon, but I doubt it. I think I'm in love.

I still have things keybound. Right now, Luna is kind of an odd Balance/resto blend close to a dreamstate build but not dreamstate (I may be changing this around if I find the spec isn't working for me but so far I like it and I'm only doing the leveling 5 mans right now) so, on easier instances and during my solo (or rather light grouping I almost always have an elemental shaman with me) endeavors I use my speed pad for my balance spells. I also have some straight up modifier keys bound directly to my saitek in particular shift and alt are bound to keys 9 and 10 on my device. I'm not sure if I could do this with a belkin, although I havent tried it because the belkin has a few less buttons. I bound shift and alt to the saitek in my druid profile because... I'm a noob and kept hitting the windows key and basically alt tabbing out of the game while I was trying to heal. You don't want to be the noob that tells the rogue he died because as you were going to heal him you tabbed out of the game.


Lorangriel said...

I have been using healbot continued for my healing and enjoy it a lot, although a lot of the other healers in my guild use Clique or Grid.
I think I may take a page from you and do a post on addons on my own blog.
Come visit. You might find something interesting:

Kristin said...

If you are willing to muck around in your registry, you can disable the windows key. I had to do this myself, I was always hitting it. Before I found out about the registry editing, I would actually take the key off of my keyboard so I wouldn't accidentally hit it!

I don't remember the exact details on disabling it, but a quick Google search would do the trick.

Clique and Grid rock... I don't know what I'd do without them.

Morannon said...

Windowskey, Bindowskey - get a Mac :)

I've just discovered your blog from Phae's excellent exposure. It seems you're doing the resto version of the druid levelling I've been thinking of doing. So far I'm sticking to feral as I actually like tanking and I fear resto soloing will be dreadfully slow - but it seems like you're getting some good progress.

I'm looking forward to following your blog! :)

(not many comments on the addons - I try to keep it simple as my system is fairly slow as it is already...)