Since 3.3.3 dropped, I've become more acutely aware of this little fact that's always rested in the back of my brain.
I am completely and utterly reliant on my addons to raid. Or even run dungeons. Or do anything more complicated than fish or camp for the Time-Lost Protodrake (and if he ever does show up, I may be screwed anyway...because killing him will be more complicated than fishing).
A while ago I set up San with a band spankin' new shiny UI. Lots of addons, almost everything default hidden, moved, or replaced. All organized to fit comfortably on a 1600x1050 display of hawtness. (As an aside, I've been meaning to do a UI post, but I keep forgetting to get screencaps of it at good times.)
For this reason, I can no longer raid (or do any of those other things) on San when I'm not sitting at my desktop machine. With very few exceptions my laptop does not have the same multitude of addons installed. Mostly because I don't want to spend the hours it took to set up my UI the first time trying to duplicate it on a different display. Also because WoW taxes my laptop enough without all the addons. (Hence why I use it for little more than fishing or camping...usually while watching TV or otherwise having 90% of my attention occupied.)
Anyway, as tends to happens with patches, 126.96.36.199 broke many of my addons. But usually when this happens, it's not the really important ones. And it's only minor, annoying breaks.
Not 188.8.131.52.3. Oh no. It broke the Mac Daddy of my addons: ag_unitframs. I'm getting so many bugs, it's making effective raiding (and raid leading) almost impossible. First my raid frames won't show up. Then my healthbar won't move. Then my target frame never changes (even though I'm clearly cycling through targets). Then the statuses of other people in the raid stop updating. (Why is our dps so low all of a sudden? Everyone's dead? When did that happen?) All this crazy stuff. I'm going batty because I'm trying to lead a raid and I don't know what's going on.
Can you see my dilemma?
I've already had people in my guild switch from aguf to PitBull (which I have installed, but only use to hide Blizzard's Auras, since aguf won't) or x-perl. Since those have apparently been updated and aguf has not, I may need to switch. But then that leaves me in the tough spot of trying to redo my UI setup immediately before a raid. Fun stuff.
Dear aguf programmers: please, please, please update the addon for 184.108.40.206.3.3!
In a similar vein, I've also decided the default UI is no longer cutting it for Daluaan. Anyone have any good references for Resto and/or Enhancement Shaman UIs?
A Test of Valor
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