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Old 01-16-13, 09:21 PM   #1
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Shadow Priest UI feedback wanted

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It's meant to be a functional UI that also isn't horrifyingly ugly, which I think it accomplishes pretty well, but it does have some small issues that I'd like ideas on how to solve in a better way, and also I'd like whatever other suggestions for improvement people can come up with.

The target debuff frame is quite cluttered when I'm targetting a boss, as you can see in the video. Target debuffs can be useful when I'm having to heal someone or even if I'm just targetting someone to see what a debuff tooltip says, though, so I do want to have a target debuff frame there. I could have it only show anything if the target is friendly, but then that would just be empty space with an enemy target, and the way it is it does fulfill the function of showing me whether or not a lot of other people are attacking the same target, which can be useful sometimes.

Having raid frames in between my DoT timers and action bar works well in raids, as I want to be able to react quickly with Void Shift and stuff. When I'm not in a 10-man raid, though, there's a lot of empty space there. I'd like to have my action bar automatically move up to cover that space, but I don't think Bartender lets you do that.

Boss timers are occasionally useful to me, but I'm not sure about where to put them. Currently they're to the right of my character so they're easy to see, but that doesn't look very good. (I don't seem to have any relevant screenshots.) (Is it possible to make BigWigs show just ability name and timer with no bar?)

The nameplates could use some fixing with the borders, but I'm kind of apathetic about that since I'm still hoping for dNamePlates being updated at some point.

There's probably something else I'm forgetting. You tell me!



Edit: I also don't much like the location of my boss frames (which you can see in the video), but I definitely want them somewhere near the center of my screen as well.
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Old 01-16-13, 10:09 PM   #2
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Where is your target frame? Do you rely on nameplates alone?

Originally Posted by Constie View Post
The target debuff frame is quite cluttered when I'm targetting a boss, ... I do want to have a target debuff frame there. I could have it only show anything if the target is friendly, but then that would just be empty space with an enemy target
Since there isn't a background, I don't really see how empty space would be a problem. Reducing the size of the icons might be a better solution, since your microscopic font size says you do not have any vision issues and could certainly see smaller icons. Instead of 2 rows, put 3 rows in the same space, for example.

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Is it possible to make BigWigs show just ability name and timer with no bar?
Yes; select the "None" or "Empty" bar texture.
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Old 01-17-13, 08:09 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Phanx View Post
Where is your target frame? Do you rely on nameplates alone?
It's just a health bar, here: http://i.imgur.com/KyVQL.png

I don't really ever need to know how much HP or power my target has in PvE, but if I wanted to I could check them by looking at unit tooltips, if you're concerned about that.

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Since there isn't a background, I don't really see how empty space would be a problem. Reducing the size of the icons might be a better solution, since your microscopic font size says you do not have any vision issues and could certainly see smaller icons. Instead of 2 rows, put 3 rows in the same space, for example.
It's one row per frame; the top left row is player buffs, bottom left is player debuffs, top right is target buffs, and bottom right is target debuffs. So not having anything where the target debuff frame is would take away some symmetry and also leave me with nothing in place of where something useful could potentially be.

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Yes; select the "None" or "Empty" bar texture.
Oh, of course. Thanks!

(Also the last three links in the first line of your signature are broken.)
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