Patch 4.0.1: A Great Time To Reinvent Your UI
It’s very possible that Patch 4.0.1 may be going live for World of Warcraft players as soon as October 12. With the patch right around the corner I started thinking about my UI and how major patches tend to completely break it. So this seems to be an optimal time to consider making a complete overhaul to my user interface.
My UI has changed over the years but there are still some aspects of it that I’m not happy with, as well as some keybindings that I would like to change.
I’ve gotten comfortable with the use and layout of my game UI but since so much is changing with Patch 4.0.1, including abilities and rotations, and I will have a bit of a learning curve to get my feet back under me and get comfortable again, I might as well blow up my UI and start over.
Below are addons I am currently using or addons I plan to use strictly for the layout of my interface. Some of the addons I currently use are old and outdated and I would love recommendations for new addons to try.
Bartender – Bartender is my must have addon. The ease of use and customization of my action bars makes it perfect for me.
TipTac – Up until now I’ve been using Tiny Tip, but Tiny Tip hasn’t been updated in a year and therefore might not work in patch 4.0. I’m strongly considering trying TipTac since people have been recommending it.
Buffalo – Buffalo is my current addon of choice for a clean simple way to move buffs and debuffs around my screen and resize them to where I like them. But Buffalo also hasn’t been updated in a year. It still works great but I fear a day will come soon when it doesn’t. I’d love recommendations for a light weight simple way to move buffs and resize them.
Squeenix – Squeenix is a favorite addon of mine for changing my minimap from circle to square and unlocking and moving it wherever I want it.
Detached Mini Buttons – This addon is great for unlocking all the buttons around your mini map and allowing you to move them freely wherever you want. I’m a bit worried about this one also because it hasn’t been updated in a couple years. In case it breaks I may need recommendations on something similar.
Xperl – I basically only use Xperl these days to move my character portrait and my target’s portrait. I disable just about everything else and still manage to get errors when I try to do things like set focus frames. I’d love an alternative.
Vuhdo - I use Vuhdo like other players use Grid. I use it for raid frames and for an easy way click spells and abilities on players (not just heals). And I also use it as a great way to manage raid and party buffs. As a Paladin I much prefer the Vuhdo buff interface to Pally Power.
Fubar – I didn’t know exactly where to classify Fubar but this is an addon I have been using for a very long time. I really enjoy having information like durability, gold, location, experience and plenty of other options in a nice thin bar at the top of my screen.