What to do, what to do….

For those who stopped by hoping for something at least remotely related to Wow, I’ll do my best with what I have.

My gaming machine died a horrible death last week. I have managed to get Wow to run on an old desktop, but it crawls so bad it is completely unplayable.  I am talking 2 fps in Dalaran.  I could probably log into a lower level character in a less populated area and do a bit of alt leveling.

Actually I may give that a shot. I need to level Herbalism on one of my hunters. I could level all the way to 400 without ever setting foot in Northrend if I took the time. I may also get a chance here and there to use my daughters laptop, possibly when she is at work. Either way it’s safe to say that my gaming will be pretty limited for a while.

My new system should arrive late next week and bring with it a whole new issue. I am going to have to rebuild everything from the ground up. All my addons, all my macros (and I use lots), all the things that make up my UI are going to need to be redone.

Oh, and I finally ended up getting Windows Vista forced down my throat. Nothing like having to learn how to do everything all over again. I also look forward to hours of sifting through the shiny new system nuking all the preinstalled bloatware that always comes with them. At least I have links to some sites that have good advice on cleaning up a new system.

Crap, now that I think about it I also lost all my bookmarks, shortcuts, hotlinks, saved documents, blog backup files, and *busy signal as brain shuts down*.

Well, as I said, I am going to be faced with rebuilding my UI. So here, in no particular order I am jotting down my list of “must have” addons. I would like to think of this as a post about my prospective UI. The reality is I am just putting this stuff here where I can find it easily.

Yes I know, just go to Curse or Wowinterface and search right?

I am planning ahead, by the time I scrub all the crapware off my system, get it configured to play nice with my network, and get Wow installed, my brain is going to be mush. I am not going to want to have to research anything. I will just want to load up and go.

Without further ado here is my list ‘o addons.

Also after reading an interesting post on the Greedy Goblin I have decided to try out the addons he mentioned there.

That’s all I can come up with off the top of my head. I am sure there are others out there I am not thinking of right now.

Ps. if anyone knows of a good “how to build a UI” post let me know.

4 Responses

  1. I need to get a new machine, buying the misses a laptop this week so will get ine about march.

    I can play and run wow fine but need to reset the machine about once a night.

  2. @Esedras I was actually hoping to hold off until I got my income tax returns in Feburary or March, but it kinda just did not work out that way.

    On the plus side I caught a pretty nice deal from Dell on my new one. Good enough that I actually ordered one in blue for my wife and one in black for myself.

    I could post all the specs for the new one, but I doubt folks would be interested. Suffice it to say “lots better than what I was using. Speaking of, people might get a chuckle out of what I was using up till now. I have been playing on a Gateway 6000 series laptop.

    It had a 1.5Ghz Celeron M processor with a 512Mb cache and 2 gigs of ram. I am also pretty sure that the chipset was made by Frito-Lay. Possibly under the name of Dorito’s since it was pretty cheezy.

  3. If it’s any comfort at all, macros are stored server-side now so you won’t have to recreate those. 🙂

  4. @Elleiras Thats a relief, one less thing to worry about at least.

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