This is a follow up to the best server/guild question. When I was last playing, I had dumped Cosmos because it was too intrusive, and was using a blend of Gypsy-mod, Lootlink, MonkeyQuest, and one or two other things.
I poked around some WoW UI sites, looked at what had been downloaded most, etc. The only really new thing I see is something called Titan.
What is teh new hotness with respect to mod packages. As always, I’m looking for relatively easy to use. I do not mind downloading a few mods, but don’t want to spend 10 hours reading about XML modifications to get it to work.
I’m looking for just the most useful package, that perfect balance of available screen space and utility.
I can see that. Most of the mods I have used (other than an extremely brief attempt at cosmos) are very small and focused. If one doesn’t work upon installation, I remove it. I haven’t had any trouble with inter-mod conflicts yet.
Another class specific mod I’m using now: Overpoweralert! Gives text and sound notification when your target dodges, perfect for switching to battle stance and letting them have it.
I started playing again recently and after looking around and trying some mods (including Cosmos), I ended up sticking with Titan. I get a nice clean panel at the top that displays information I need/want.
Along with Titan, I use Atlas, Gatherer, Auctioneer and PaladinAssist (on my pally, of course).
The Insomniax Recompilation is a bit intimidating, but it packages a bunch of great mods together. It’s officially on hold, but one of the posters on the forum who works with IXLedMirage (Ascendant) has made a pretty good substitute, and the original IX recomp looks like it’s coming out soon, as they’re changing the forum up and whatnot.
Maybe it’s cuz I use SCT or don’t get in crazy enough fights (I’m only 40 and have done SM a few times), but I always found that just seeing the big word “Dodge” appear over a mob is enough of an indicator for me to use Overpower.
Every time I log in I’m treated to some popup about how Auctioneer isn’t working. I never used it before 1.8, so I dunno. I just use /auctioneer scan about once a day and then use it to suggest prices to sell my junk.
I used the Insomniax Recompilation mod for a while last year. It was great, but there were often substantial delays between the release of a major WoW patch and a full update of the Recompilation package.
I switched to Nurfed UI as a substitute and am happy with it. It also tends to be updated more quickly than the Insomniax mod. Just click on the Download link in the top right corner of the site to get the mod.
I use three mods that aren’t included with NurfedUI. Atlas for maps, SelfCast for less mouseclicking when I solo, and Auctioneer for guidelines for buying & selling.
I’ve been playing WoW for a while and have being using mods for ages. I quickly moved away from Cosmos and other compilations and have rolled my own UI for quite some time, even getting into the code and modifying them to suit my own needs/fix bugs. Most of these are specifically for my Rogue and many could be dropped if you’re not interested in stats tracking and things like that. My current list is:
Gypsy Hotbar (1.0)
Gypsy Shell (1.0)
Info Bar (similar to Titan bar)
Item Buff Bar
Nymbia’s Perl Unit Frames
Scrolling Combat Text
Use by Name
Weapon Quick Swap
I love them all, but if you’re interested in just the minimum I highly recommend Atlas, the Gypsy stuff, Scrolling Combat Text (I can’t live without this) and I really like Nymbia’s Perl Unit Frames. I really think that’s all most people would need and all are fairly easy to configure and the Gypsy and Perl frames are actually pretty powerful.
Heh, most of my mods are either information trackers/displayers or take the tedium out of mundane or overly complicated tasks (if you’ve played a rogue much you know the pain of buying/making/applying poisons). There’s nothing that automates much beyond that, though I do know people who can just hit follow and have their mods play for them.[/img]