The most common questions that I receive from both readers of my blog and those who watch my videos on YouTube are about my UI. What mods do I use, how do I set it up, can I forward my addon and WTF folders. I’ve received so many of them that I got it in my mind to do a video project where I walk though the different elements of my UI. My goal in undertaking this (massive) project is to talk to people about which mods I’m using and more importantly why I’m using them. Or in other terms, what I feel each mod provides to my raid experience as a healer. It is not my intent to walk you through the set up of each individual mod (believe me, that video would be rated R, as there is much gratuitous profanity involved in that process), but rather offer some thoughts on how to set up your healing UI as a whole.
As I mapped this project out, I was able to break down the different elements of my UI into seven different categories. I anticipate doing a video walk through for each of the seven categories, although I may be able to crunch category four and five into one video. It is my hope that through doing this I will not only answer many of the UI questions that I’ve been asked, but also give some insight on different things that you may want to consider as you build your own UI (which can be an incredibly daunting task). If I don’t address a certain mod in this particular video, don’t worry! I will be addressing every raid related mod (and some non-raid related mods) throughout the course of this series, so just be patient and it will come :)
One thing that I think it is paramount to keep in mind anytime you are discussing UIs is that they are very personal, and that no two people’s interface will be identical. Different people process information differently, and your UI will reflect that. Just because something works for me does not mean that it will work well for you. There is no “right” or “wrong”. It’s important that you find something that works for you, and then continue to build on that foundation.
(Please note that this video will be best viewed at a higher resolution)
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have comments or questions!