Last week we took a brief glance at three assorted UIs, but this week we're taking a look at five Death Knight specific UIs. (A closer look at four of them, though the fifth came without much background information. However, that fifth has a unique look that was worth showing off, and here's to hoping someone in the audience help identify some of the mods it's using.) I was curious what mods DKs might be using to keep an eye on their runes, and for those who don't want to read the whole thing to find out this crucial piece of information, the five UIs here include two users of Magic Runes, one user of X-Perl, one user of DKI Runes, and one unidentified rune interface.
For UI details -- and your comments! -- read on.
- Bartender4: A replacement for WoW's standard button bars. These are at the bottom of the screen, in the center.
- Omen: Threat meter, on the left-hand side of the screen, above the unit frames
- Recount: Damage and healing meters, not visible in this screenshot.
- FuBar: An info bar in the bottom center of the screen, below the buttons. Here it's displaying durability, gold, XP, and bag space, but you can set it up to display lots of other things.
- X-Perl Unitframes: A replacement for WoW's standard player frames, on the left-hand side of the screen. (If you don't know what that means, unit frames are what shows your and your party's health, buffs, and other information.) I'm guessing that Karula's rune interface is X-Perl.
- Elkano's BuffBars: A replacement for WoW's standard buff display (seen here in the upper right of the screen).
- Autobar: A button bar that automatically populates itself with items in your inventory (food, potions, bandages, etc).
- MonkeyQuest: A replacement for WoW's standard quest tracking display. Not visible in this screenshot.
- Mappy: A square minimap, upper right.
- Skinner: Lets you change a variety of things about the default UI. Karula uses it to black out where button bars and chat windows sit so you can't see through them.
- ag_UnitFrames: Like X-Perl in Karula's interface above, these are a replacement for WoW's standard player frames. (If you don't know what that means, unit frames are what shows your and your party's health, buffs, and other information.) Rorschack seems to have unit frames directly above the button bars in the center of the screen.
- Bartender4: A replacement for WoW's standard button bars, bottom of the screen, in the center.
- LunarSphere: A customizable circular button bar. All I can see of this in the screenshot are the four buttons above Rorschack's runic power display.
- Deadly Boss Mods: Timers and notifications for boss encounters, not visible in this screenshot.
- Diablo 3 dynamic orbs: This is what Diabloizes the interface, with orbs for health and runic power.
- DoTimer: DoT, HoT, and cooldown timers. These seem to live above the runic power display, with another set on the left-hand side of the screen.
- MagicRunes: A mod that customizes your rune display. Rorschack has them showing up just above the button bars, in between the health and runic power orbs.
- Outfitter: A mod that allows you to quickly switch from one set of gear into another. Not visible in this screenshot, but a handy addon, nevertheless.
- Quartz: A replacement for WoW's default casting bar.
- Recount: Damage and healing meters, not shown here.
- SexyMap: A mini-map replacement. Says Rorschack, "By far the coolest mini-map mod I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with!"
out of combat screenshot). The weird key layout at the bottom is simply to match (for the most part) the way Entropic has his N52TE gamepad and Logitech mouse buttons mapped.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, instead of explaining each of the addons on this list, I'll just point you to the annotated screenshot Entropic sent in. Addons used:
- Elkano's BuffBars
- Grid: A raid bar replacement (not shown).
- Magic Runes
- Mob Health: Tells you how much health a mob has.
- Need to Know: set to track just diseases on the target and a select few buffs on the player.
- Pitbull: Pitbull is very similar to the ag_UnitFrames, used in Rorschack's UI, above, but are more customizable.
- Pitbull: Replaces the default unit frames for player, target, pet, target of target, and party. Visible on the left-hand side of the screen, at the top.
- Grid: Replaces default raid frames (above the Omen window in the lower left).
- Bartender4: Replaces the default button bars, on the bottom of the screen, in the center.
- ButtonFacade (with Caith button skin): Allows you to style your buttons in different ways.
- Omen: A threat meter (in the lower left, above the chat window).
- Chatter: customization for chat windows.
- SexyMap: a minimap mod, using a simple square skin. Upper right. (Compare this configuration of SexyMap to Rorschack and Entropic's, above.)
- Elkano's BuffBars: Buff/Debuff bars, showing above on the right-hand side of the screen, below the map.
- DKIRunes: Rune display and timer, just above the button bars.
- OmniCC: Adds big, obvious cooldown timers to your buttons.
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