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NO Addons please. There is another solution!

Makais's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:15 AM | #1
I read a lot about people missing addons. "I need healbots, dpsmeters, threatmeter..." You can do just fine without these, it's just a different game, we just have to adapt. Healbot, for instance, turns a very interesting game into something pulled out of a 90's Nintendo!
As for the meters, I have a suggestion: an <End Flashpoint/Operation Report>, just like in the end of Warzones. Voilá, you can consult who's doing their jobs right. DPS, Healing, Protection, MVP vote also (why not?)... It's all there.
Please NO addons. Don't turn this very enjoyable game into a big load of numbers popping out of my screen...

P.S. I do admit that some customization options on UI are needed.
In Vino Veritas

Logainn's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:26 AM | #2
Agreed, add-ons are bad mm'kay

Thoratok's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:32 AM | #3
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OrionBurger's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:36 AM | #4
Why exactly do you not want addons available? If you don't like them, don't use them.

Huntcore's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:46 AM | #5
alright champ then just don't use addons

Zlodo's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:47 AM | #6
There's more to addons than the various stupid pve metrics addons. I don't want to be unable to customize the ui to the extent I want to for the sake of avoiding the existence of a few pve addons that are probably harmless anyway.

And no, they can't just add more customization options to the ui instead. There's a million different ways to go about setting up your ui and they can't possibly build all of them into the game.
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Logainn's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:50 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by OrionBurger View Post
Why exactly do you not want addons available? If you don't like them, don't use them.
The problem with add-ons is that they change how the game evolves. I've played WoW, I didn't have a problem with add-ons at start. Hell, I even used them. But eventually, they became so widely used and made so many raid encounters easier, developers started to design encounters with the use of these add-ons in mind.
In reality, it became sort of obligatory to use add-ons if you wanted to compete in any way.

Add-ons give individual add-on developers the power to influence game evolution. I want that power to remain solely in Bioware's hands.

Not to mention the whole gearscore debacle/drama that wow has seen.

Gezzer's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 04:56 AM | #8
I personally hate those DPS/heal meter programs.
They ruined WoW for me. I played a ret pally from day one and I did pretty good except for solo, which was a PITA having no pulling ability.
But 5 mans, raids, did what I was supposed to do, what hybrids are meant to do. Fill in where ever there's a need. Very few wipes in any group I was in. I could be DPSing then stepping back and throwing some extra heals around, even off tanking when needed.
When ever some one had a look at the percentages I was in the middle for DPS, but same for heals. After BC it was "your a ret pally you should be putting out more DPS", etc. Playing became more of a formula with rotations, and burst damage, and less about paying attention and reacting as needed. H@ll a trained monkey could play a pally after awhile.
Those meters and PVP ruined playing a ret pally for me.
Isn't a game supposed to be about having fun? I've found most add-ons are for either the lazy (can't pay attention to who needs heals or buffs) or anal retentive (we all have to play this way) and they suck the fun out of playing a MMO.

Arkhell's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 05:07 AM | #9
I had a crap oad of addons on my wow char, none of them however were related to raiding.

3 different quickbar addons
unit frame addon
loot addon
bagspace addon
map addon

all that kind of stuff. it made the UI bearable and more to the point. didn't use the raid stuff thouh liked doing that without a warning popping up ever 2 sec. never swaw the point of healbot, just look at the raid and see who needs a heal/has a debuf and get rid of it.

nothing wrong with addons that change the layout of stuff, there is something wrong with addons telling you what to do though.
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Mineria's Avatar

12.20.2011 , 05:08 AM | #10
Not to forget that addons set the standard of the games future updates, which basically means that you in time are forced to use some of them for raiding, what ever you like it or not.
Just like people already specific look for tank/healer roles to do low level mission, which even are designed that to do as 2 players and companions with what ever class/spec.
Makes one sad with them WoW Pandas that are stuck to their old way of thinking game mechanics.

I would like 4 stacking bottom bars , but I rather want the option for GUI rearrangement as an integrated game option.