As mentioned in my last post I have had to review latest Addons from my old 2016 to maintain a feature rich game time. I first wanted a minimalist UI while running around and then when jumping into specific skills or options further enhanced UI should kick in (eg. better crafting). Due to having settled on 23 Addons I couldn’t live without this post will be split into 3 parts as I want to cover each add-on, why I use it and how to configure it for best use. I will provide links for each and highlight each as recommended or optional.
Minion Addon Manager
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Is a wonderful tool to add, manage and keep all your addons up to date as well as a feature backup the addons you have in use.
Reason: Provides a clean minimalist replacing for the default unit frames for self, group, raid and targets plus much improved buffs & debuffs icons and timers.
Configure: Press Esc->Settings-Addon->LUI-Unitframes.
Ensure to enable the unlock UI then press Esc to be able to move around the unit windows to your liking. Got back into settings and then turn off the Unlock so they stay in place.
Voran’s Mini Map
Reason: Provides a much needed mini map with clock (or hidden) which supports other Addons like SkyShards and HarvestMap which also show those Addons icons.
Configure: Press Esc->Settings-Addon->Vorans Mini Map.
Ensure to enable the unlock UI then press Esc to be able to move around the unit
Reason: Provides a a much improved quest tracker which has the default functionality plus expands and shrinks automatically and provides tool tips of objectives on mouse.
Reason: Provides a world and mini map icon of the SkyShards locations and whether you have already learnt it.
Reason: Provides a world and mini map icon for the LoreBook locations and whether you have already read them it.
Reason: Provides a much needed enhancement to the inventory allow for simple filtering by weapons, apparel (then light, medium, heavy), potions, consumables and much more.
Reason: Provides a much needed quick status bar for many useful and customisable items of information. Information such as current bag space, stable and research timer cool downs, clock, fps, ping, money and much more neatly centered at the top.
Reason: Automatically prompts to sell all junk items when interacting with an NPC merchant.
Reason: Provides what some may call a cheat, but for someone with little game time it highlights where on the world and mini-map resources (ore, plants, chests, etc) are located. Best feature is 3d map pins in the world whilst running around and due to the amount this could smoother your screen or world and mini maps. Use the the range filter to limit to only so many feet of what’s displayed. Also access to filters via main skills, character, etc tool bar (icon on far right)
Note: Only your picked, mined or open chest are remembered unless you merge your data with the main site and then you have access to all known locations. So it’s your choice to exploit all known or just what you have discovered to date.
The rest of my addons will be in Part 2 and 3
- Inventory Grid View
- Awesome Guild Store
- Master Merchant
- ESO Master Recipe List
- Shissu’s LUA Memory Manager
- Shissu’s Suite Manager
- Crafting Preview