Pimp My UI – 10 Quality of Life Addons

Antagonist on Blue Drake

Antagonist on Blue Drake

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

Today we’re going to to take a look at a bunch of little addons that just make your life a little easier when playing the game.  A little of everything from a random mount addon to various time savers are included.  Most of them have no configuration and work straight out of the box.  The micro-reviews after the break.

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Pimp My UI – Going Moblie Part 1

Welcome to a very special edition of Pimp my UI.  Today we are going to design a UI largely from the ground up, something I haven’t done in same time.  UIs are like owning a house, you repaint it, add extensions, move the furniture and change the art, but you build off an existing foundation.  Its hard to start off from scratch unless you have to.  Well I am getting a new laptop for gaming for a couple of trips I will be taking next month, so its time to revamp my UI for a notebook.

The key points to keep in mind will be:

1. Smaller screen and resolution.

2. Reduce addons to essentials to maximize framerate.

3.  Keep UI elements in relative positions to make the transition between UIs easy.

We’ll take a look at the first two points and decide what addons to use after the break.

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Pimp My UI – AVR/AVR Encounters (No Longer Street Legal)

AVR Addon

AVR Encounters

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

This is certainly a strange one, its a memorium rather than a review.  I have been working on a review for AVR when a blue post confirmed they are breaking it for 3.3.5 patch.  I guess it toed past that line of acceptability like mods like maphack and several of the “spike” hacks did for Diablo 2 and Counterstrike respectively.  Drawing mods like this are not new, but AVRs impact on raiding and ease of use is probably what got Blizzard’s attention and forced them to address matters.  However it still deserves a review and my review of the addon after the break still stands.

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Pimp My UI – Armory

Armory Addon - Click for full size image

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

Armory, the addon that every true altoholic needs.  Once you get past the first 2 alts and a main character, thing are going to get fuzzy.  Where did I keep that chilled meat I was saving for cooking dailies?  Which alt is still missing that Chef’s Hat? (None now btw, Atropos just got hers a few days ago making me 10 for 10.)  Who still needs that achievement?  All these questions and more are easily answered using the Armory addon.  its like a super-synced organizer for your alts.  Lets take a closer look after the break.

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Pimp My UI – Two Addons for Professions

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

Continuing our blitz of addon reviews, here are two addons I find both make life easier and give a great boost to altoholics with multiple professions.  The addons Ara-Broker Tradeskills and Profession Tabs.  They both help to organize and access multiple professions quickly, as well as keep track of professions across different characters.  The reviews after the break.

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Pimp My UI – Perfect Screenshot

Pimp My UI is a column about WoW addons.  Personalize and upgrade your user interface with the addons reviewed here.

Welcome to the first column for Pimp my UI.  I love addons and how they work to customize and tweak your UI to exactly how you like it.  I am working on adding a new page on My UI listing the addons I use and talking about why I use them.  As an extension to that I am going to review all the addons I use as well as the one I am experimenting with.  First up is a addon I have started using since I started blogging, Perfect Screenshot.  The review after the break.

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