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Addon: Pawn

pawn_logo_1png-118x78Pawn is an in-game addon that helps you to evaluate gear to determine which piece is better. The addon allows you to assign points to different stats and then tells you how many points a certain piece of gear is worth according to your point scale. In theory, if you have two pieces of gear, the one with the most “points” is superior. In reality, Pawn is only as good as your scales.
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State of the UI: April 2009

Review of my UI post patch 3.1.

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

ORLY? When’d that happen?

wowscrnshot_041809_012452Once upon a time.. a long long time ago.. I tried to assign the keys on the number pad (the cube of numbers to the right of the letters on the keyboard) to spots on my button bars. I -swear- that didn’t work and WoW totally ignored those keys. If I’d been able to setup the numpad I never would have started to use my Nostromo N52.. but that’s another story.

Anyway, Friday night very early Saturday morning I was wondering if you could keybind “change to my other spec”. I figured it’d be in my keybindings.. now that I think of it, I still don’t know the answer to that.. but I stumbled on something even more interesting.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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More Power Auras

I’ve mentioned it before.. but I -love- Power Auras. Here’s a quick set of auras.

When I’m in a raid I can easily end up with 3+ rows of buffs. I hate having to spend a long time figuring out which buffs I’m missing by scanning all these buffs. So I setup 4 new auras. If I’m in a raid, and I’m missing {relevant buff} a “spark” shows on my screen above my mini-map. The “sparks” are color coded.. so if the spark is pink I know I’m missing the pally buff, orange: druid, white: priest, and blue: mage. It just makes it very easy to tell which set of buffs I’m missing.

In the picture for this post (click to see the full screen shot), I’m missing the druid and the pally buffs.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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State of the UI: March 2009

Review of my UI.

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Nostromo N52 Revisit

[Edited to add: an update to this has been posted here: “Button Button who’s got the Button“]

I’ve had my Nostromo N52 for almost two years. It’s been a long time since I posted about it(original post).. so I figured it was time for an update (Besides, this makes a really good Christmas present for the Wow Player in your life).

What it is:
The Nostromo N52 is an external gaming speedpad. You use it in addition to your mouse and keyboard to manipulate and interact with your computer.

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Addon: Livestock

Livestock manages your mounts and your non-combat pets.

You can designate which non-combat pets you don’t want to summon and it will randomly choose from the remaining pets.

You can designate which mounts you want it to use (or don’t want to use).. and it will randomly choose from the remainign mounts. You can [...]

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Metahud update

Quick note, last night I made an update to the copy of MetaHud I’m tweaking.

The options menu is still buggered. I’m not willing to upload this to something like Curse until I get that fixed.. but it’s moving along.

If you use it and you spot bugs, please report them to me. Thanks.

Changelog:
2008-12-04 [...]

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Summon Random Non-Combat Pet

/run CallCompanion(“CRITTER”, random(GetNumCompanions(“CRITTER”) ) )

I didn’t write it. Sometimes good information actually -does- come from the official forums.

See the official forum post for more information about “random mounts” (ie, the answer is long.. they said it well.. and i’m not going to repeat it.. except to say that the addon “livestock” looks like a very [...]

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State of the UI: October 2008

After Echos of Doom


Patch 3.02 has landed and my UI is totally updated.

I did a screenshot last night.. and then fiddled with it some more. It’s a work in progress.
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