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Blizzard Takes to the Grid(iron)

October 8, 2010 4 comments

After poking around a bit in the Public Test Realm for patch 4.0.1 to see what was new, and I realized that I had failed to take the time to copy over my add-ons and whatnot (let me tell you, I really missed my macros).  One of the add-ons that I missed the most was my unit/raid frames (I currently use Pitbull).  During the course of my frustration, I happened to mention on Vent my displeasure for the default interface, when a guild-mate (who was also on the PTR) mentioned that the unit/raid frames interface was updated, and was actually quite decent.

Much to my surprise, I found that the new unit/raid frames interface is actually quite good (as far as the default interface goes), and extremely easy to work with.  Don’t get me wrong, the frames do have their downfalls over the more common raid frames like Pitbull, Grid, X-Perl, etc., but if, for whatever reason, you cannot use one of those add-ons, then the new frames make a decent fallback option.

I think this was a good move on Blizzard’s part, because many people (myself included) severely dislike the old party and raid frames that were offered, largely due to the fact that some of the information was just flat out difficult to see, depending on how you had your interface set up.  I mean, take a look at the default party frames.

 

Default Unit Frame

Default Unit Frame

 

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