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  1. Very true, but last nail in the coffin that Indi prepared wasn't nailed in by him, but by that leaked Reddit "don't tell anyone..." Also "indi <to the better future> on that kodo...like, really Elysium? Can you add more insults to the injury?
  2. Hello everyone, I was asked couple of times about my UIs and what I used to make them, and since I promised, here it is, Discord pack! Before we start, let me first express my gratitude to Nyali from Resurrection Gaming (Feenix, old Warsong) who introduced me to Discord pack, and to Lozareth, creator of Discord. Original Discord pack have like 8+ addons, but I will be focusing here only on 3 of them. To be frank with you, once you wrap your mind around it, you can use all of them with no problem whatsoever. But, for starter, let's first mention who shouldn't be using Discord: -If you don't like addons that take reasonable amount of memory (tho, I can't understand why would someone in 2016 be worried if his addons use 128 or 256 MB of RAM), you should not be using this. -If you like predefined UI packs with more user friendly interface, you should not be using this. -If you are lazy, and don't want to search on the web for custom art, or don't wan't to work in PS to make your own custom art, you should not be using this. So, who should actually use Discord? -All who appreciate aesthetic as well as functionality of their UI should use Discord -All who want to make unique looking UI should use Discord -Those who have some skill with Photoshop will find that it works very well when coupled with Discord (not necessary to have those skills,tho, you can find all that you need on the web) Let's get into the basics Discord is addon pack designed to import custom graphic art and using it to change different elements of your user interface. Basically, they are used to improve gameplay, design and functionality, all trough console that was considered to be user friendly back in the days (tho some people today find it quite hard and unfriendly and therefor I'm writing this tutorial). Graphic files that Discord uses have to be saved in Targa format (.tga) or else they won't be loaded into game. Also, they need to be of specific size: 64x64 128x128 256x256 512x 512 you can also combine these sizes (f/e 128x512) Make a note here, size can't go above 512x512, otherwise it can cause game to crash and you'll have to delete Discord's saved variable files (f/e DiscrdArt.lua and DiscordArt.lua.bak). You can also import various fonts in game. I suggest http://www.dafont.com/ for finding fonts that will suit your UI. Fonts might come in .ttf or .otf and it is important to know which one you are using because you'll have to type in full font name inside Discord's tab for font selection. To use both, custom graphics and fonts you will have to place those files in right folder. Basically that can be any folder on your hard disc, but you just need to show to Discord which folder that is. Easiest way around this is to actually place those files in default folder. For Discord Art that would be: C:\World Of Warcraft Classic\Interface\AddOns\DiscordArt\Custom Textures C:\World Of Warcraft Classic\Interface\AddOns\DiscordArt\Custom Fonts For Discord Unit Frames: C:\World Of Warcraft Classic\Interface\AddOns\DiscordUnitFrames\Custom Textures C:\World Of Warcraft Classic\Interface\AddOns\DiscordUnitFrames\Custom Fonts For Discord Action Bars: C:\World Of Warcraft Classic\Interface\AddOns\DiscordActionBars\Custom Textures C:\World Of Warcraft Classic\Interface\AddOns\DiscordActionBars\Custom Fonts Make note that you might have WoW installed in different folder, but everything past that step will stay same (interface, addons...) What do you need to start working on your new UI? Patience. Discord was developed during vanilla years of retail, so it was like 10ish years ago, which in world of computers translates into 100 years of human life (real life human, not WoW race ). Consequently, this addons are full of glitches. Sometimes texture will fail to load for no apparent reason. Arm your self with a ton of patience and be prepared to do a little acrobatics to bypass all possible problems that you may encounter. also patience to wait for me to finish this tutorial Premade graphics/fonts Obviously, before you can put any of those custom files you have to get them or make your own. With a little bit of Photoshop skills you can pull graphic elements out of other game screen shots, make your own, get graphic elements from popular retail UI suits (Spartan Ui, Tuk UI, ElvUI, LUI...)whatever...possibilities are endless and they are just limited by your own creativity. Make a note, that while you are in game, but making some changes to already imported files trough Photoshop, or some other graphic editing program, changes that you made will not appear in game till you restart it (obviously, you also have to save changes to that file) Tools Like I already mentioned, you don't necessarily need Photoshop. You can really find all that you need just by google. However, having some, at last, basic Photoshop skills will really open your horizons. If you are starting with this from ground 0, I'd suggest learning basics of the basic and fast forward to layers and creating so called "Alpha channel". Here is something that might help you: http://mashable.com/2010/08/12/12-beginner-tutorials-for-getting-started-with-photoshop/#121LptMmikqK In case you don't want to use illegal copy of Photoshop and also don't want to pay for PS (which is completely understandable, it is quite expensive). There are solutions. I found this bundle of free graphic editing programs. Tbh, I haven't check them but some of them look promising and I certainly will do so in future since PS is becoming more and more memory demanding software. http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/free-graphic-design-software-8134039 In some newer addon packs or UI suits you can find graphic elements that you need/want to use for your UI. However, they will be in .blp format which you can not open with any graphic editing software. To go around this problem you can use .blp to .png converter which you can find here: http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info6127-BLP2PNG.html It is very simple to use. Unpack blp2png converter on your desktop, and simply drag .blp files to that icon. This will create .png copy of that file in same folder where original .blp file was. Now you can use PS or some other image editing software and simply save .png file as .tga file and then you can use it with your Discord Art. In some cases, you might have to add alpha channel, tho. Process can be done in reverse, in case you need .blp file for something (making your own custom nameplates, tooltips, glues...). Remember to save .bmp file, delete (with or without backup, your choice) old .blp files and drag .bmp files to blp2png converter icon on your desktop. This will create new version of .blp files with same name but with changes that you made applied. Here are some links with already finished texture packs, you might find them useful http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info15651-ViviensArtPacksforkgPanels.html http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info20340-BTexFanupdate.html One last note here. You don't have to use all of Discord pack addons. You can combine, say, Discord Art with Bartender 2, if you just need quick and easy to move action bars. Or if you don't want to toy with complex cast bar elements, but just need one simple and easy to move bar, you can use oCB instead of Discord Frame Modifier, and so on... But let's start with Discord Art.
  3. it'll be awesome if someone pins this tutorial
  4. Elviss

    Post Your UI #3456789

    It is Discord Art (I don't think btex works on vanilla client)
  5. Elviss

    Mac client crash on launch

    Have you changed default system memory for addons? If you use addons and haven't change default system memory, this may be cause for client crashes.
  6. Elviss

    Nerf Will of the Forsaken

    You miss my point, things are either balanced, or not balanced, either 1 or 0, can't be "balanced too much"... But that was joke anyway...thanks for the response tho
  7. Elviss

    zk to darrowshire

    Will be really easy to find another PvE realm, there is shit ton of other PvE servers all over internet... Common sense, anyone?
  8. Elviss

    Nerf Will of the Forsaken

    For the sake of conversation, would you mind explaining how is it possible to balance something too much? :D
  9. There is attack table for every type of attack. And it is 2 roll. Look, go to BWL. Put just crit gear on your self and see what will you come out with, and then put some hit gear after. See the difference for your self.
  10. Generally in vanilla you first have to hit before you crit, idk in which iteration it was changed, but I'm pretty sure we have, as you described, 2 roll system.
  11. Elviss

    Post Your UI #3456789

    From the aestetical stand point, I'd make player/target/tot frame match color of action bars and chat/ktm/dps frame and also angle of right side of player bar and angle of left side of target bar match angle of neighboring side on target of target frame match each other (my knowledge of English seem to be little limited to explain exactly what I mean by this, I hope you get my point). Other then that, very nice and unique looking UI.
  12. Elviss

    zk to darrowshire

    Who's shaking your cage? Go play where you want and let other decide for them self, none care for your opinion.
  13. Elviss

    zk to darrowshire

    I'm not quite sure what you talk about... Right now raidstats are down, but... If you have someone using raidstats addon to record your runs, it will record your ID from the moment first trash pack is killed. If anyone do, as you say, pre-clear trash, it will show on raid stats. If they do it, like, in one day before actual boss kills it will result in 24h+ raidtime record. If they do it in same day, it doesn't matter if you skip some trash or kill all, it is not cheating. Obviously skipping some packs is faster but it also brings some risk, if you can pull it without compromising your speed, it means you'll be more efficient time-wise. Hopefully raidstats will be up some time soon... Till then don't claim something if you don't have record to prove your words.
  14. Elviss

    zk to darrowshire

    Still.....why clearing so slow? Fastest=more efficient more efficient=better
  15. General info: Fidelis is an alliance guild which is going to roll on Fresh Start realm, with the goal to create a friendly, mature community of people who want to make friends and enjoy the game, but also reach high end of all the aspects within it - meaning organized raids, as well as pvp. We are extremely ambitious in that regard - and we are taking things seriously when it comes to raiding. Maturity: When we say that we are looking for maturity, it doesn't necessarily mean old age. what it does mean is that we are looking for members who will not engage into childish arguments with other guildies, using ad hominems to prove their point or in general are focused only about what they can get from the guild instead of what they can give to the guild. We want people who are able to listen when needed (especially in raids), who understand that helping their guildies also means helping themselves. However, being mature, doesn't necessary mean that we are dead serious all the time. But we do believe that there is a time for fun, and there is a time for being serious, and fun component should never compromise the success, because success is what we want. Casual and hard core players: Nevertheless, we are more than happy to receive both casual and hardcore raiders. We understand that some people have families, life obligations, schools, jobs etc - but are still ready to give their best inside the raid when they do come. These are going to be our casual raiders. On the other hand, we already have a number of people who are ready to dedicate their time and energy into WoW. These people will be the core that will ensure the stability of the guild and they will be awarded for doing that (which we think is fair). How to apply: If you are a mature man or lady and after reading the above, you think we are a good fit to each other, please either apply through the website http://fidelis-guild.shivtr.com/ or contact us in game for a quick interview (my character names on Elyizum frozen realm are Boin and Elviss)After the application/interview we will need a couple of hours (depends on the time of the day) to discuss it among ourselves before finally approving the member. Reason behind this is that we are planning to be around for years to come, and if a member can't spend 5 minutes to explain us why we are good fit for each other - it is probably better for both parties to move on. Once Fresh Start realm is up, we will post additional info here, In any case, thank you for your consideration, and hope to see you in game. Elviss.
  16. Elviss

    About the PVE server

    It really depends what you are looking for and how much tolerance do you have for bull poo. First of all, people don't pug anything more then UBRS. There are couple of good guilds who are clearing all available content and waiting for BWL to be open, so if you can get your self in one of those you might have some good time (if farming MC and Ony can be called that way), but other then that, I can't see any of new guilds doing same any time soon. Number of players who are fresh to vanilla, and who are just looking to endlessly level their toons without getting their hands on end game content, is mind blowing. Don't get me wrong, there are good PvE players, just you hardly can find them outside those top guilds and you'll most likely need a lot of patience for any 5 men run with number of random players. On good side, community is, all in all, much more tolerant and generally behaving better. Ofc, don't expect realm completely free from troll wanna be ill mannered kids, but I'm pretty sure their percent is much lower then on any other realm. I found my self more then once in run that was generally slow, and not quite good from the player stand point, but on personal level I had really good time with total randoms who were genuinely nice people. Also, I appreciated a lot, that, when you are farming consumables for raid you won't have to waste time on unwanted world PvP (which was, for me, major reason to roll on old Nost PvE) I hope this makes it bit more clear for you.
  17. He said it was reserved did not he? Then what's the problem? People have the right to reserve all loot for them self if they effin' please, you have the right not to join them if you don't like their rules. Other then that, posting some screen shots of your conversation together with screen shot of their loot rules announcement would be a welcome thing in cases like this. Otherwise this kind of issues would turn into one sided say-so witch hunt. Don't get me wrong, I'm not on their side, hell, I don't even play on PvP realm, but I'd like to have some order in this kind of cases so that we won't have to deal with buthurt accusations without actual proof on daily basis. edit: Yea, looks much more clear now that you included screenshot. Cheers.
  18. @SpottedCow While your post was nice read, I disagree with few of your points. First of all, flasks. While I do agree that you don't necessary have to use flask, it should not be taken that lightly as you said, specially not when you are actually giving advice to fresh guild master. Flask can, and will, improve performance a lot, and it is certainly something that need to be considered. On top of that, while flask can be expensive it can shake off some other expenses for the consumables (bigger mana pool=less mana potions/runes used, more hp=less dying, etc...) Bottom line: I don't say you're wrong with your statement, I just believe that it should not be dismissed so easily as you put it. Second thing that I disagree with is mention of addons. Question was what addons members need for raiding and to answer that you need to take into consideration wide spectrum of players, not just those who know what they are doing and why they are doing it, but also those who might not exactly know or understand every strategy, those who may not be best with class that they are playing. Not to mention that using some more addons will enhance performance of those who do know what they are doing, like, say, Classic Snowfall (which btw I forgot to mention above in my post). Things that can simplify game mechanics, specially for those who are somewhat new should not be dismissed with statements like "you don't NEED them to perform well" because you really need them and they will make you perform better then you actually do. To put it this way, you don't bash the wall that you need to bring down with your head just because your skull might turn to be harder, you grab the hammer and outsmat it. But regardless of this criticism, I actually agree with most of your points who are made from top to bottom in very nicely written post.
  19. Elviss

    Post Your UI #3456789

    Very nice LUI revamp. Good job.
  20. You know that when it is more then 12 and not quite 13 yet, people say 13....right?
  21. Elviss

    12 days until the exodus!

    Don't let the doors hit you.
  22. Elviss

    12 days until the exodus!

    Very good point, I sense divided personality in OP.
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