IthatoUI: Tekkub, You’ve Spoiled Me
At the risk of sounding (correctly) like a giant fanboy, I feel a great need to point out a prolific, skilled addon author than some of you may not have heard of. His work appeals to me as a fellow programmer as very efficient and minimalistic, which is what I strive for when it comes to my UI. See my previous UI article for some insight on that.
Some addons of note, which I use personally:
- Buffet – I replaced AutoBar mostly just with this, along with QBar. Automatically updates a pair of macros for getting up your health and mana, shows food out of combat and pots or bandages in combat.
- FriendsWithBenefits – Sync my friend and ignore lists between my various toons.
- HatTrick - Super simple: gives me checkboxes on my character sheet to toggle my helm/cloak on and off.
- Kennel – automatically summon your minipet, selected randomly from a configurable list.
- Panda – really deserves a post all on its own. Really an incredible tool for anyone looking to make money with their professions, but especially helpful to Inscriptionists and Jewelcrafters, whom it was originally written for.
- StealYourCarbon – I replaced FreeRefills with this, but they both do the same thing; each automatically restocks configurable items (i.e. spell reagents, routinely-used mats, etc.) from any vendor who happens to sell them. Also works with your bank, but that behavior has been quirky for me the last time I tried it.
- tekJunkSeller – automatically sells your greys to vendors, and knows about the one or two grey quest items and keeps them.
- tekKompare – probably the one most people have heard of or used. This allows you to automatically view a comparison tooltip on items in your bags or chat links versus your equipped items.
- teksLoot – attractive, compact and movable, highly useful group loot rolling frames that change color by item quality as well as counting up and displaying who rolled Need/Greed/Pass.
- TourGuide – also deserving of its own post. Step-by-step interactive leveling guides, currently covering up through the mid 70s or so for both Horde/Alliance.
- VendorBait – highlights the quest reward with the highest known vendor value.
As you can see, there are many very useful addons here, and they all tend to be very focused in purpose as well as very gentle on your memory usage and CPU cycles. That’s the mark of a great coder. There are a few more that I use that are only available from GitHub, which is a little advanced for most users, so I won’t go into detail yet.
In: AddOns, Lua, Tradeskills · Tagged with: tekkub